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Gift Guide: For Foodies

04/01/2011 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Wondering what gift to get the foodie in your life? The one with the exquisite taste who turns their nose up at new world wine and won't touch olive oil that was never a virgin?

Well, we've compiled our pick of the best chic edible gifts so when you arrive for your perfectly cooked Christmas dinner (they've probably had artistic differences with the turkey and chucked half of it in the bin), you won't let the side down by supplying cheap chocolates from the garage forecourt.

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Edible gifts

You may know Patrick Cox more for his shoes than his bakery, but his cupcakes are camper than Christmas and about as fabulous as you can get.

There is more edible glitter than you can shake a magic wand at, and after all who can resist a naked gold angel at Christmas?

These little beauties cost £4 each and you can place your order online.

Edible gifts

What's Christmas without a box of delicious chocolate truffles? What about handmade chocolate truffles that taste like your favourite festive tipple? Choose from flavours such as chestnut and rum, mulled wine, whisky and Irish cream.

They are available online, or for a wonderful treat visit A Chocolate Wonderland by Cocomaya at Liberty of London. This is a magical, nostalgic chocolate shop selling an exclusive range of sweets and chocolates. The shop opened on November 1st on the ground floor of Liberty with its own entrance on Carnaby Street.

Edible gifts

These macaroons from PAUL's bakery look like a little box of jewels, they come in six refreshing flavours including fig, mango, lime, lychee, banana and mandarin.

They are hand decorated with delicate gold leaf and they're available in store from the 1st November. A box of 12 cost £8.

Edible gifts

If you are going for the ohmygodohmygodohmygod factor then look no further than at Black Rose Love. Think glam, think goth, think sexy and think delicious.

Everything is festooned with velvet, ribbons, and flowers and if you look carefully you might find a little silver charm nestling somewhere. The heart-shaped box is filled to the brim with handmade sweeties and you can fill yours with sugar-free, treats, the normal sugar blend or a mix of both.

Edible gifts

For the ultimate chic Christmas hamper think no further than Annabel's; London's most exclusive members club. The basket is packed with Annabel's chocolate truffles, Sicilian pistachio biscuits, Foie Gras de Canard, Torroni Baci nougat and Panetonne amongst many more sumptuous treats!

The Christmas hamper is the perfect luxurious gift to treat someone special with this Christmas, it is available to purchase exclusively through the deli for £200 (+ delivery) and can be delivered anywhere in the UK.

Edible gifts

We've all got a foodie friend with taste so exquisite that they are impossible to buy for, but we think we may have just hit gold. Or the foodie equivalent of gold, which are truffles. Christmas breakfast will be a splendid affair when their eggs are seasoned with truffle salt and their butter seasoned with truffle salsa.

Tetsuya Wakuda's range is available from Selfridges.

Edible gifts

We are unashamedly crazy about Mad Men and so when we spot anything that pays homage to the fabulous show then we want it. And when better to want something than at Christmas? This limited edition bottle of Absolut vodka has been cut into striking facets and looks fabulous on any table.

The striking ABSOLUT LIMITED EDITION bottle has been exclusively launched in prestigious Selfridges stores, including London's Oxford Street. It was then launched on the 11th October in Harrods and Harvey Nichols at a recommended retail price of £22.99.

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