Best Christmas food gifts 2022: Tried and tested stocking filler ideas

What better way to spread festive cheer than with a Christmas food gift? From chocolate to booze, here are this year's favourites...

Best Christmas food gifts 2022: Tried and tested stocking filler ideas
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From panettone to liqueurs, from festive chocolates to Christmas doughnuts, here are the best Christmas food gifts to buy friends and family this year.

If you're in need of some inspiration when it comes to Christmas food gifts look no further. We've rounded up the best Christmas food gifts for 2022, all tried and tested by the Goodto team.

"Christmas food gifts are the perfect present for this year; practical yet thoughtful and just a little bit indulgent," says Goodto's Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour. "Whether you’re taking something tasty to a family member’s house for a festive get-together or sending a foodie treat to someone you can’t see in person this year, a Christmas food gift guarantees to raise a smile. Bonus if you get to enjoy it with the recipient."

This year's selection of gifts includes a range of prices and budgets from the bargain Cadbury Retro Selection box at £5.95 to the indulgent Cartwright & Butler Festive Favourites wicker hamper at £138 - one of our best Christmas food hampers. This selection includes perfect gift ideas for adults be it Secret Santa, stocking fillers, or just a little gift to say how much you care. We've even included a couple of award winners like DukesHill St Clement's Mince Pies - part of our best mince pies for 2022 collection as well as Waitrose & Partners No.1 Rich Fruit Cake voted the best Christmas cake for this year.

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1. Harvey Nichols I Love Chocolate biscuits - View at Harvey Nichols

1. Harvey Nichols I Love Chocolate biscuits - <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=39654&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harveynichols.com%2Fbrand%2Fharvey-nichols%2F2823111-i-love-chocolate-biscuits-tin-300g%2Fp3274667%2F" data-link-merchant="click.linksynergy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Harvey Nichols

RRP: £12.50 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next-day delivery available

Made exclusively for Harvey Nichols by a small Lancashire farm, these homemade biscuits are presented in a sleek, reusable copper tin. They are the perfect stocking filler priced at just £12.50 for 300g of mouthwatering chocolate-covered salted caramel biscuits.

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “Deliciously chunky chocolate-covered biscuits that were certainly hard to share as they were so moreish. I’m not a massive fan of salted caramel as it's often an overpowering flavour but it was very subtle in these biscuits combining crisp caramel biscuits with salted caramel pieces - a spot-on combination. Add the thick layer of chocolate around the outside of the biscuit and you’ve got yourself one mouthwatering treat.” 


2. Aldi Ballycastle Chocolate, Hazelnut and Caramel flavour Country Cream, 70cl - View at Aldi

2. Aldi Ballycastle Chocolate, Hazelnut and Caramel flavour Country Cream, 70cl - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=19523&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fgroceries.aldi.co.uk%2Fen-GB%2Fp-ballycastle-chocolate-hazelnut-caramel-flavour-country-cream-70cl%2F4088600542249" data-link-merchant="awin1.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Aldi

RRP: £7.49 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Book a slot and choose your delivery date

If you’re looking to gift a festive tipple that won’t break the £10 budget, say hello to Aldi Ballycastle Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Caramel flavour Country Cream. Available in a variety of flavours; hazelnut and caramel, espresso martini, and clementine cream. Pair with a box of chocolates and you’ve got yourself a sweet, and indulgent Secret Santa present.

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “Just perfect served in a tumbler with a generous amount of ice. The ideal, sweet tipple to enjoy over the festive period. The hazelnut and caramel flavours are subtle and work perfectly with the overall chocolate flavours of this drink. A bargain at just £7.49 from Aldi too.”


3. DukesHill St Clement's Mince Pies, 480g - View at DukesHill

3. DukesHill St Clement's Mince Pies, 480g - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=32113&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dukeshillham.co.uk%2Fpuddings%2Fst_clements_mince_pies%2F15436_p.html" data-link-merchant="dukeshillham.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at DukesHill

RRP: £13.50 | Delivery: Up to 5 working days | Available: Order now

DukesHill describes themselves as ‘Champions of the Artisan’ and our judges agreed. These luxurious mince pies are filled with juicy brandy-soaked mincemeat. Crimped on the edges, the pastry was lovely and thick, giving it a more rustic look. 

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: "These mince pies have to be one of my favourites available for this year. Plenty of moist, rich filling. A deep buttery pastry coating each one. A true taste of Christmas and the perfect food gift tied with a bow."


4. Love Cocoa Festive Selection Box, 220g - View at John Lewis

4. Love Cocoa Festive Selection Box, 220g - <a href="https://john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io/c/221109/871855/12148?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=goodtoknow-gb&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Flove-cocoa-festive-chocolate-selection-box-220g%2Fp6222704" data-link-merchant="john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at John Lewis

RRP: £23.50 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days  

A delicious selection of festive chocolates from Love Cocoa. Each chocolate is handmade to perfection with a range of festive flavours to choose from. These luxury truffles are packaged in a festive box, so there’s no need for gift wrap. This box contains 21 truffles all of which are palm oil-free, from single-origin.

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “As soon as I saw this box of chocolates I was drawn to its festive, decorative design. There’s really no need to gift wrap it as it's pretty much done for you. The chocolates inside are just as festive with a range of flavours to choose from. Melt-in-the-mouth truffles - perfect for sharing.” 


5. Biscuiteers DIY Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house - View at Biscuiteers

5. Biscuiteers DIY Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house - <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=47300&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biscuiteers.com%2Fbiscuits%2Fdiy-gingerbread-house+" data-link-merchant="biscuiteers.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Biscuiteers

RRP: £38 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day delivery is available

A delight from Biscuiteers - from box to build. Safely delivered, this thoughtful Christmas gift is perfect for posting to your loved ones' door. The box is beautifully designed, a great keepsake for storing away Christmas decorations or baking equipment after use. It contains everything you need to decorate your gingerbread house including readymade gingerbread doors, roof, and windows. 

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “An easy-to-follow guide is included along with photos of each stage and what the end result should look like. This is a really lovely gift for those who adore the festivities of Christmas and have a moment to themselves to put their biscuit-decorating skills to the test. A deliciously sweet gingerbread biscuit - a great gift.” 


6. Cartwright &amp; Butler Festive Favourites wicker hamper - View at Cartwright &amp; Butler

6. Cartwright & Butler Festive Favourites wicker hamper - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=21047&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cartwrightandbutler.co.uk%2Ffestive-favourites-wicker-hamper" data-link-merchant="cartwrightandbutler.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Cartwright & Butler

RRP: £138 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

Choose from chutney to seeded flatbread crackers, from peanut and popcorn brittle to mulled wine spice bags. Highlights include luxury mince pies, rum, and raisin fudge as well as cranberry oat biscuits and milk chocolate stirrer - the list goes on.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "Cartwright & Butler's new hamper for 2022 is a true Christmas classic. A warming festive selection of mini cranberry and orange mince pies (a favourite of ours), a rich fruit loaf, homemade mulled wine spices, moreish dark chocolate florentines (another favourite among testers) and so many more festive treats. It's the perfect gift for big families as there is something for everyone. And a great selection of both sweet and savoury treats too. Plus we loved the grey wicker hamper for a change."


7. Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur, 70cl - View at John Lewis

7. Coole Swan Superior Irish Cream Liqueur, 70cl - <a href="https://john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io/c/221109/871855/12148?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=goodtoknow-gb&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnlewis.com%2Fcoole-swan-superior-irish-cream-liqueur-70cl%2Fp231341176" data-link-merchant="john-lewis-and-partners.pxf.io"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at John Lewis

RRP: £25 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

If you're looking to gift something a bit different this Christmas, how about this luxurious Irish Cream Liqueur made with Single-Malt Irish Whiskey, Belgian White Chocolate, and Fresh Irish Cream? It's a multi-award-winning Irish Cream Liqueur. Serve neat, drizzled over ice cream, or add to your festive hot chocolate.

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: "A velvety smooth liqueur that I thought would be sickly sweet when I heard white chocolate was involved but it surprised me and was more subtle, creamy, and moreish. A really easy-to-drink tipple that is just perfect poured over ice."


8. Best of Lindt Collection hamper - View at Lindt.co.uk

8. Best of Lindt Collection hamper - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=34627&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lindt.co.uk%2Fbest-of-lindt-collection-hamper-2.4kg" data-link-merchant="lindt.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Lindt.co.uk

RRP: £75 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Free delivery available

Dark, milk and salted caramel Lindor truffles, two selection boxes of indulgent Lindt chocolates, Lindt Nuxor milk chocolate, various bars of Lindt Excellence chocolate, Lindt chocolate spread, and so much more. Perfect for sharing with friends and family over the festive holidays. 

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "For the serious Lindt fan in your life, why not choose this jaw-dropping Lindt and Lindor bundle complete with Lindt Nuxor milk chocolate squares, which just melt in the mouth, Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection chocolate box, perfect for sharing with loved ones and silky smooth Lindt hazelnut chocolate spread. The best thing about this hamper is that you can choose your own Lindor chocolate truffles too - up to 52 in fact - alongside all the other chocolate goodies. A real showstopper when it comes to chocolate hampers.". 


9. Snaffling Pig Yule Hog gift box - View at Ocado

9. Snaffling Pig Yule Hog gift box - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=22454&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ocado.com%2Fproducts%2Fsnaffling-pig-yule-hog-perfectly-salted-pork-crackling-jar-gift-box-566803011" data-link-merchant="awin1.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Ocado

RRP: £17 | Order: Available to order now | Delivery: Up to 2 working days

A 275g jar packed full of classic pork crackling. This unique foodie gift by the Snaffling Pig company is perfect for those who would rather savoury over sweet snacks.

Food Writer Rosie Bensberg says: “With a huge number of flavours available, including pigs in a blanket, salt and pepper, and Thai sweet chilli and served in a Christmassy jar, we think this would be a fab Christmas food gift. Particularly targeted at those who love savoury, classic pub snacks. Pair this crackling with a bottle of beer for a quirky stocking filler.” 


10. Crosstown Christmas doughnuts - View at Crosstown

10. Crosstown Christmas doughnuts - <a href="https://www.crosstown.co.uk/project/christmas-doughnut-selection/" data-link-merchant="crosstown.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Crosstown

RRP: £26.95 for 6 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day delivery available

Send doughnuts this Christmas with the click of a button thanks to Crosstown doughnuts. This festive trio includes Black Forest Cake, Chestnut & Brown Butter, and Pear & Ginger flavoured doughnuts. Each handcrafted. These Christmas doughnuts are a limited edition.

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: “Great for sharing with friends and family as a sweet festive treat. These Crosstown doughnuts went down perfectly with a cuppa. Each flavour was unique and moreish. The Chestnut & Brown Butter took the majority vote among testers with an indulgent chestnut custard filling and chunky macadamia and roasted chestnut topping. The warmth of the ginger and sweetness of the pear also work wonders together in the vegan Pear & Ginger flavoured doughnut.” 


11. DukesHill Handmade Scottish Shortbread - View at DukesHill

11. DukesHill Handmade Scottish Shortbread - <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=32113&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dukeshillham.co.uk%2Fcakes_traybakes__biscuits%2Fhandmade_scottish_shortbread%2F13343_p.html" data-link-merchant="dukeshillham.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at DukesHill

RRP: £13.50 | Order: Available to order now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

Produced by award-winning DukesHill, these shortbreads have been specially made in Scotland. Coated in a generous layer of sugar, each biscuit has a lovely crunch with a buttery taste. We think these shortbreads would make the perfect gift for the grandparents

Food Writer Rosie Bensberg says: “This beautiful box is very generously filled with scrumptious, more-ish buttery shortbread. Once you have enjoyed the shortbread the box could be reused. A lovely gift that is simple but would be well received.” 


12. Wickedly Welsh Three French Hens chocolate - View at Wickedly Welsh

12. Wickedly Welsh Three French Hens chocolate - <a href="https://www.wickedlywelsh.co.uk/products/three-french-hens" data-link-merchant="wickedlywelsh.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Wickedly Welsh

RRP: £14.99 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

Wickedly Welsh Three French Hens chocolate is the perfect stocking filler. Choose from dark, milk, or white hollow chocolate hens, expertly crafted. A delicious take on the 12 days of Christmas song. Each chocolate hen is packaged together in a novelty hen house complete with ‘windows’. 

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “A delightful trio of chocolates, great for sharing too as often you find some people may not like a certain type of chocolate so having the trio of milk, dark and white options is a bonus. The chocolate itself was very sweet, melt-in-the-mouth, and moreish. Each hen is individually wrapped in plastic so you can try and pace yourself and eat them over a period of time as the chocolate will stay fresh.” 


13. Carluccio's Panettone al Cioccolato - View at Carluccio's

13. Carluccio's Panettone al Cioccolato - <a href="https://www.carluccios.com/products/panettone-al-cioccolato-1kg/" data-link-merchant="carluccios.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Carluccio's

RRP: £22.95 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days 

Presented in a beautifully designed purple gift box, this panettone is sure to be the star of the show when it comes to Christmas food gifts. Bejeweled with milk and dark chocolate pieces as well as being glazed with a hazelnut drizzle, what’s not to love? A Carluccio’s Classic and Great Taste Award Winner 2022.

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “One of my favourite festive treats which I ended up ordering two of last year (to share of course!) A really delicious bake from Carluccio’s - everything you could want in a panettone - sweet, moist, generous amount of chocolate pieces, with a buttery finish - it ticked all the boxes for me so would recommend it for the cake lover in your life.” 


14. Hotel Chocolat For Everyone Collection gift box - View at Hotel Chocolat

14. Hotel Chocolat For Everyone Collection gift box - <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6361382-15732621?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/for-everyone.html" data-link-merchant="hotelchocolat.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Hotel Chocolat

RRP: £70 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Nominated next-day delivery available 

Everything a chocolate lover could need; from hot chocolate ‘The Everything Hot Chocolate Sachet Selection’ to Velvetised Chocolate Cream liqueur. This selection also includes the Classic Christmas H-Box along with caramel batons, chocolate penguins, and chocolate vanilla macarons. 

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "Hotel Chocolat really does know a thing or two about high-quality, luxury chocolate. They never seem to disappoint and this generous collection of Hotel Chocolat Christmas goodies is no exception. Highlights for us include the hazelnut praline penguins, salted espresso martini chocolates as well as the melt-in-the-mouth, chocolate vanilla macarons. All presented in a festive keepsake gift box." 


15. Waitrose &amp; Partners No.1 Rich Fruit Cake, 1.5kg - View at Waitrose

15. Waitrose & Partners No.1 Rich Fruit Cake, 1.5kg - <a href="https://waitrose.pxf.io/c/221109/872508/12163?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=goodtoknow-gb&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waitrose.com%2Fecom%2Fproducts%2Fno1-rich-fruit-cake%2F553700-790278-790279" data-link-merchant="waitrose.pxf.io"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Waitrose

RRP: £18.50 | Delivery: Book a slot or buy in-store | Available: Order now from Waitrose

From the subtle shimmer to the dainty iced pine cone decorations, this cake looks festive without overdoing it with the usual stars and snowflakes. Flavour-wise, expect flavours of orange, treacle, and ginger and a moist, fruit-filled texture.

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks says: "It’s everything you want from a Christmas cake. There’s a nice even ratio of icing to marzipan. The generous fruit helps give the cake crumb good structure for a satisfying mouthfeel."


16. Cadbury Retro Selection box, 430g - View at Cadbury

16. Cadbury Retro Selection box, 430g - <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X363&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk%2Fcadbury-retro-selection-box-430g.html&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Cadbury

RRP: £5.95 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 2 working days

Selection boxes aren’t just for kids you know. Take a step back in time with this retro-packaged Cadbury box complete with four popular bars including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut. A simple, budget gift that is sure to put a smile on that lucky someone's face. 

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: “The perfect opportunity to try four famous Cadbury Dairy Milk bars. The retro packaging on the selection box and the individually wrapped bars give it a gift-worthy festive feel. The bars are big enough to share or big enough to las you well into the new year… if you eat a couple of squares at a time!” 


17. Next Christmas Ice Cream Sundae Set - View at Next

17. Next Christmas Ice Cream Sundae Set - <a href="https://www.next.co.uk/style/st073530/a90695" data-link-merchant="next.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Next

RRP: £10 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Click and collect or find in-store available

For the big kid in your life, indulgent them in this novelty Christmas-themed ice cream sundae maker with retro glass and an extra long spoon. Complete with marshmallows, sprinkles, and blueberry candyfloss. It’s a great little Secret Santa gift or stocking filler. Why not buy one for each member of the family? They’ll have a set of sundae glasses to use over and over again.

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “I just love food gifts like this - novelty, fun and creative and allow you to be a big kid and indulge for once. Just make sure the lucky receiver has plenty of ice cream stocked in their home - or you could provide that for them if you’ve got a freezer on standby.” 


18. Cutter &amp; Squidge brownie box - View at Cutter &amp; Squidge

18. Cutter & Squidge brownie box - <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X363&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcutterandsquidge.com%2Fproducts%2Fmixed-brownie-selection-box&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - cutterandsquidge.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Cutter & Squidge

RRP: £14.99 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Nominated delivery date available

The perfect Christmas food gift delivered to your door. This delicious collection of gooey brownies includes flavours such as Nutella, Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate, and more. Handmade in London. 

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “Brownies are a great choice if you’re looking for something indulgent and different than the usual festive go-to’s such as mince pies or Christmas cake. Perfect for chocolate lovers. A great food gift to send to friends and family you might not be able to visit at Christmas time.” 


19. Borgo de' Medici Italian Black Truffle Dinner Gift Box - View at Lakeland

19. Borgo de' Medici Italian Black Truffle Dinner Gift Box - <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X363&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lakeland.co.uk%2F61217%2Fborgo-de-medici-italian-black-truffle-dinner-gift-box&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - lakeland.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Lakeland

RRP: £39.99 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: 5-7 working days

Last chance to bag yourself this luxury Italian truffle collection from Lakeland. This gift set includes truffle oil, sauce, salt, rice and glaze. With items sourced from small-scale producers in Tuscany, this hamper is a great option for foodies who love high-quality Italian ingredients. It’s also really fun to be given ingredients, so you can enjoy the experience of cooking - rather than just being given a range of tasty snacks. 

Goodto’s Editor Anna Bailey says: “In just a few minutes, we cooked up a delicious meal of mushroom and black truffle linguine, pimped up with a drizzle of truffle balsamic glaze and dipping oil. It was delicious, and still left us plenty of ingredients to make another dish or two. The packaging is also very high-quality - the black wooden tray looks perfect on our shelf, and has been so handy for storing spices and other store cupboard ingredients.” 


&nbsp;20. Cantium Rubesco Craft Pink Gin - View at Cantium

 20. Cantium Rubesco Craft Pink Gin - <a href="https://www.cantiumgin.com" data-link-merchant="cantiumgin.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">View at Cantium

RRP: £40 | Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

Bottled in a reusable flask bottle, this award-winning gin is a great boozy gift for lovers of gin. Available in two different varieties ‘Primo’, a contemporary London Dry gin, and ‘Rubesco’ pink gin, which is enhanced with strawberries and raspberries for a slightly sweeter flavour. 

Food Editor, Jessica Dady says: “A subtly sweet gin with aromas of strawberries and raspberries giving each sip a fruity twist. Perfect for gin lovers, this quality gin is presented in a bold, bright pink bottle with a stylish modern design.”


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