The whole world seems to be obsessed with food, and that is especially true at Christmas time.
With that in mind and thinking of the very special foodie you need to buy for we thought we'd put together a list with some presents that will take their breath away and show how much you care.
The only problem with shopping through this list is that you'll probably want a couple of the things yourself. Nothing like a bit of self gifting at this time of year we say...
We want them all!
1. Make Amazing Bread - Firehouse Bakery Course
Making bread is one of the most satisfying things to do on this planet but precious few of us know how to do it. Head down here and learn from the masters of their trade.
2. Brother Hubbard Cook Book
One of the very best cafes in Dublin (2 of if you include their Sister Sadie outlet). Grab some of their secrets including their amazing Middle Eastern recipes in this wonderful book.
3. Galway Food Tours
An amazing way to see the food of Galway, The Aran Islands or even the Wild Atlantic way with an expert guide. Comes for as little as €30 a tour depending on what you do and some incredible experiences to be had.
3. Global Chopping Knife
One of the most recognisable knife brands in the world. Unless you are buying for somebody incredibly special you'll probably go for a single knife instead of a set. Not cheap but a present any foodie will savour
5. Bean And Goose
Amazing craft Irish chocolate that started in Temple Bar but which is now delivered to the comfort of your own home. Insanely good.
6. Dublin Foodie Tour With French Foodie
No better way to see the city with some memorable stops, great food and one of the most knowledgable tour guides in the business.
7. Bamboo Steamer
With the excess of Christmas you'll need to start eating healthy and this steamer is the best place way to start. Healthy vegetables, dumplings and anything else you'd like in there
8. Cook With Neven - MacNean House
He is one of Ireland's best and also the most likeable chef in the business. His cookery classes are loved by all and will help your foodie relax and learn a little more. Perfect.
9. Coffee From 3Fe
Started as a cafe but has fast become one of the most loved brands in the country. Order online and help your favourite person stock up for the festive season and cold months ahead.
10. Root 7 Chillsner Beer Cooler Steel
The perfect way to get ice cold beer. The Chillsner contains a non-toxic thermal gel that once frozen will keep your beer cold up to 45 minutes. Made from food grade stainless steel the Chillsner will not impart any flavour on your beer. The stainless steel design allows for durability and easy cleaning.
11. Little Green Spoon Cook Book
One of the best food bloggers for the last couple of years and with regular recipes in magazines and newspapers Indy is the real deal. The book itself is the perfect blend of healthy and easy to cook.
12. Teeling Whiskey Fixie
This is one for that special someone in your life who loves whiskey. They can ride around on their own €500 branded Teeling bike.
13. An Avoca Hamper
Nothing says luxury or Christmas more than a hamper and when it comes to food and cookbooks nobody does it much better than Avoca in this country.
14. Dingle Single Malt Whiskey
It's the first batch out of this brewery in Dingle that was set up by the late great Oliver Hughes. After some lovely gins the whiskey is here and about to shine.
15. Kitchen Aid
So desired by every cook around the world. The only small downside is the price tag of close to €600 but can you just imagine all the lovely things they'll be able to cook with this!