Looking for a gift to surprise that foodie friend or family member with this Christmas? We've got a few ideas that we think they'll love! From special hampers to fancy whiskey glasses, there's something for everyone on this list.

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A-Frame Gingerbread House, $85 | The Pantry 

This A–frame house has over 1kg of spiced baked gingerbread, attached together and decorated with royal icing then delicately finished off with lollies and chocolate to take you on journey of your childhood favourites. Buy here now.

Pollinate Bee Box, $99 - $159 | Scarecrow 

A gift to the Earth and to the recipients – a hive of delicious goodness that celebrates the honey bee. This is just one of many different foodie hampers available from Scarecrow this festive season. Buy here now.

Freedom Mixed 12 Box, $65 | Brothers Beer 

The Freedom Box - Brothers Beer's answer to the ever-shifting criteria of living in Auckland. Twelve of their latest and greatest beers, all conveniently packed into a box for you to enjoy at your next outdoor gathering. Buy here now.

Large Waka Cheese Board, $90 | Auckland Art Gallery Store

Handcrafted in Hokitika, this cheeseboard resembles a waka – the carved Māori canoes designed for strength and longevity with smooth, simple lines. It's sustainably created from native recycled wood, ancient buried logs or sustainably managed timber. Buy here now.

Lumiere Rhapsody Whiskey Set, $429 | Smith & Caughey’s 

A luxury gift your recipient will treasure forever and bring out on all those special occasions. This set of two tumbler glasses are embellished by a three-dimensional Medusa that appears to be “locked” under two layers of crystal – alluding to the Gorgon’s petrifying gaze. Buy here now.

Advent Calendar, $105 | Good George

The Good George Advent Calendar. A countdown to Christmas with a cracking can of beer or cider every step of the way. You’ll get a glimpse of their canned range as you go through the month discovering that day’s beverage and surprising your senses. Available for preorder. Buy here now.

Christmas is Coming Caddy, $39.90 | Devonport Chocolates 

A gorgeous gift caddy packed with a Summer Trio of Chocolates (Hauraki Salted Caramel, Summer Berry Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline), Small Milk Chocolate and Hokey Pokey Tablet ad a bag of five dark chocolate Christmas Trees. Buy here now.

Juniper Journey Gin & Tonic Pack, $100 | Cahn’s Wines & Spirits

Gin has been the 'flavour of the month' for quite a few years and if you know someone who credits gin as their drink of choice, here's the gift for them. Cahn's Wines & Spirits  will take them ''around the world'' with this pack, and potentially out of their comfort zone, on a Juniper Journey! Buy here now.

The New Nourishing, $34.99 | Ama La Vita

Over 100 recipes for simple, vegetable-centric and flavour-focused food. Leah Vanderveldt philosophy is to get the maximum enjoyment from foods by using seasonings and cooking techniques in over 100 simple recipes that offer indulgence and balance all at once. Buy here now.

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Last updated: 18 November 2021