Gift Ideas for the Foodie: Irish Gifts for the Kitchen
These gift ideas are perfect if you have a loved one who loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen, raiding the biscuit tin or even following you around to lick the spoon! Discover handmade Irish produce from all over the country, from infused vinegars, hand carved wooden spoons, linen aprons and our own artisan gift sets with our jams and chutneys. If you’re shopping small this Christmas be sure to check out our gift selection for more ideas.
Bean and Goose
Joy Collection Chocolate Gift Box
Each bar is made in County Wexford using sustainably sourced single origin Ecuadorian chocolate and inspired by the flavours, landscape, designers and makers of Ireland. All of their sets are beautifully packaged and make a great gift for a chocolate lover.
Christmas Balsamic Vinegar
Burren Balsamics, located in County Armagh, use local ingredients to infuse top quality Balsamic Vinegar of Modena with a variety of unique flavours. This Christmas edition has warming flavours of cranberry and orange and is the perfect accompaniment to any Christmas casserole or gravy.
Cook’s Measuring Spoon
Each spoon is hand carved in County Fermanagh from recycled Irish whiskey barrel staves and treated with handmade Irish linseed polish to protect the wood and prevent absorption. With handy measurements for both a tablespoon and a teaspoon, this is the perfect gift for both the aspiring baker and the pro chef!
Boatyard Distillery Tour Voucher
Give the gift of experience this Christmas with a one-of-a-kind tour of the beautiful Boatyard Distillery in County Fermanagh. The tour includes tasting samples, two cocktails and a bottle of gin, hand labelled by you to take home. Their collection of spirits are also available in most major retailers and make a lovely gift for the gin or vodka drinker in your life.
Erin Grove Preserves
Best of NI Gift Box
This luxury gift box contains artisan produce from all over Northern Ireland; the ideal gift to support local producers and makers this Christmas. All of the products included in this gift box are proud winners of Great Taste Awards accredited by the Guild of Fine Food, a true showcase of the best produce Northern Ireland has to offer.
The Letterbox Larder
Letterbox Larder Gift Box
The Letterbox Larder makes it easy for the home cook to create flavoursome meals from the comfort of their own kitchen. Their wide range of seasonings ensure there’s something to enhance every dish, and they can be delivered right through your letterbox! You can choose from four options for your gift box – meat, fish, vegetarian and casserole.
Erin Grove Preserves
This cheeseboard comes with everything you need for a cheese and wine night, holiday party, family gathering or a cosy movie night in – there’s two kinds of beautiful Irish cheese, two Fruits for Cheese accompaniments, a box of heart shaped crackers, a charcuterie platter, bag of mixed nuts and a timeless wooden board.
The Mallow Makers
Marshmallow Toasting Kit
After almost a year spent indoors, why not spice it up with a mini toasting kit from this startup business based in County Down? The kit contains their giant signature vanilla bean gourmet mallows, a gel burner, and everything else you need to make s’mores in your living room this Christmas.
Christmas Loose Leaf Tea Set
Based in Belfast, SUKI – Tea Makers ethically source and blend loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends from all over the world. This limited edition gift set is the perfect Christmas twist for your favourite tea lover. This set includes a festive red tea pot, three loose leaf teas and a bamboo serving board.
Enrich & Endure
Molly Yeh Classic Rainbow Apron
Enrich and Endure was founded seven years ago in Northern Ireland with the hope of reviving our local linen industry, and these beautiful aprons made from 100% linen were the result. They have lots of gorgeous options, and also sell tea towels, linen napkins and face masks – the perfect business to support in 2020!
Helen Faulkner Ceramics
Round Butter Dish
Helen hand makes her ceramics in Belfast using a terracotta clay and her signature turquoise blue glaze, which makes her range beautifully cohesive – it would be hard to resist picking up a few matching bits! This domed butter dish is designed to keep your butter fresh and perfectly spreadable on the kitchen table.
Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table
Brian McDermott has built a national reputation as a chef on the belief that tasty, healthy food can be made and enjoyed by every family. As one of twelve children, Brian remembers his mother’s kitchen table as being the focal point of his family, and the idea of connecting over a home cooked meal has resonated with him since. This cookbook is full of delicious recipes you’ll turn to again and again!
Rebecca Killen Ceramics
Cobalt Collection Milk Pourer
Rebecca uses the slip casting process to create her cobalt collection, each piece individually cast using fine bone china. The design and shape of this milk pourer is a modern twist, reminiscent of the nostalgic blue and white jugs found in most traditional farmhouses. Each piece is finished with gold and comes in a recycled card gift box – the perfect gift any kitchen.
Hill Picket Studio
Wooden Cheese Knives
Hill Picket Studio in County Wicklow specialises in design elegance for foodies, creating these gorgeous wooden cheese knives with either Irish Yew or Irish Walnut handles and a smooth sycamore blade. The perfect accompaniment to a cheeseboard gift this Christmas.
Erin Grove Preserves
Ultimate Christmas Hamper
The ultimate Christmas hamper – filled with everything you could possibly need for your pre-Christmas holiday parties; Christmas eve snacking; accompaniments to your turkey dinner, and plenty left over for a few after dinner treats! If you’re really looking to spoil a loved one this Christmas, this hamper would be a dream for any foodie.