Festive gifts for foodies

18 Oct 2017

Got a gourmand to spoil this Christmas? We’ve hand-picked just a few of the incredible foodie gifts available in-store now. 

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but let’s face it, a hamper overflowing with boutique pantry staples, or a box of artisan chocolates, is sure to get anyone’s pulse racing.

If you’re unsure what to buy your food-loving friend, have a relative who seems to literally own everything, or are stuck for Secret Santa ideas, our awesome (and affordable) gift ideas are sure-fire crowd-pleasers.

1. Le Deux Clare vegan dessert kits, $29.95

These unique DIY recipe gift packs are sure to impress. Including easy to follow directions, each pack is vegan, dairy and gluten free, organic and doesn’t require baking. Delicious and better still, nutritious, the range includes salted caramel slice (pictured), chocolate peanut butter slice, lemon and pistachio slice, and rose delight slice.


2. Crackers and relish combo with wooden board, $28 each

Just add cheese to this gift combo featuring Paul and Pippa gourmet crackers, Kinky Kondiments’ onion, garlic and thyme relish, and a wooden serving platter. Each box of Artisan Crackers contains two unique flavor combinations – one to pair with mild soft cheeses and another for hard pungent cheeses – while the relish is hand-made, preservative-free and packed full of fresh ingredients. We’ve made life easy for you by pre-packaging the gift in cellophane, tied with a Black Truffle ribbon.


3. Paul and Pippa Barcelona biscuit combos, $18.50 each

Not sure if you’re buying for a savoury or sweet tooth? You can satisfy booth with our playful Paul and Pippa Barcelona biscuit packs. Made completely from natural ingredients, this quirky range of bickies features four salty and five sweet flavour combinations including organic ‘Lady Carrot Cake’ carrot biscuits and ‘Olive Party Time’ organic olivada crackers (both pictured).


4. Brera Milano 1030 Panettone, 100g, $10.95 each

Add a traditional Italian twist to your Christmas gift by giving one of the finest panettones around. Buttery and bursting with candied fruit and cinnamon, these single serve cakes are available in traditional and chocolate flavours, and are hands down the most deluxe panettones we’ve tried (and we’ve tried a few!).


5. New Norcia Bakeries Dom Salvado Pan Chocolatti, $21.50 each

Got a chocoholic to spoil? This dense panforte-style cake made from rich dark chocolate, roasted macadamias, pistachios and almonds is sure to impress. Created by the clever artisans at New Norcia Bakeries, the Dom Salvado Pan Chocolatti also features the flavours of native honey, glace figs and apricots and spices. It’s the perfect chocolaty treat for sweet tooths.


6. Pasta and sauce combo, $12 each

Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of pasta, especially at the end of a long, exhausting festive season? Give the gift of comfort with this combination of gourmet pasta by Eat Pasta and authentic Italian sauce by Tenuta Fragassi. Made in Melbourne, the Eat Pasta range is slow-dried and made from 100 per cent durum wheat and free range eggs. The rich, moreish Tenuta Fragassi Basilico sauce is made in Italy’s Abruzzo region from only Italian tomatoes and fresh basil. Yes please!


7. Bramble & Hedge Nougat, 150g, $18.50 each

These Bramble & Hedge nougat bars are the prettiest present you’ll give this year. We have six, creamy flavours to choose from including Wild Fig and Honey, Pomegranate and Cherry, Peach and Cedro, Strawberry, Blackberry and Violet, and Barberry and Rosewater. All are topped with a stunning arrangement of pressed flower petals and other dried ingredients (like nuts, fruits and even gold leaf).


8. Davis & Waddell Dip Bowl and Spreader set, $19.95

This dip bowl and matching spreader by Davis & Waddell is perfect for adding pizzazz to any entertaining platter. Created as part of the company’s ‘Celebrate’ range, the bowl is ideal for filling with dips, olives and other antipasti while the spreader makes topping crackers simple and chic. Each set comes beautifully boxed.


The Black Truffle also offers both pre-wrapped and bespoke gift hampers. Pop in-store to order your hamper or find ordering information here.

Left your gift buying until the last minute? Luckily, we’re open seven days a week from 7am until 7pm so you can swing through before and after school hours. Better still, we offer a free, on-the-spot gift wrapping service.