Say thank you to your host with something they can really get their teeth into.

You wouldn’t dream of turning up empty-handed for a dinner party; the same rule goes triple for a Christmas stay. If you’re looking for a gift to thank your hosts for having you on the big day, shop our edit of edible treats. We’ve scoured our favourite foodie shops to help you up your game on the present front.

Lockdown Liquor & Co

Espresso Martini, from £12.99

Pep them up with an enlivening tipple, courtesy of this classic Espresso Martini. Buy it here.


Ginger Icy Christmas, £38

No one does a more showstopping box of biccies than Biscuiteers. Festive, sweet – and, remember, all for your host. Buy it here.

Not Another Bill

Rococo Hot Chocolate, £15

The first rule of Christmas is that there must always be something warm in your hand. And when it’s not mulled cider, make sure it’s this luxe hot choc. Buy it here.


Decorated Gingerbread House 600g, £19.99

This gift ticks the delicious box, while also providing entertainment for little ones who find themselves at a loose end in the days betwixtmas. Buy it here.

Craft & Crumb

Christmas Jumper Biscuit Bake And Craft Kit, £22

Everyone loves a Christmas wreath – but none more than one so highly delicious as this.
Buy it here.


Mellerio 24 Macarons Gift Box, £62

Presented in a magical box, these perfect macarons are both sophisticated and irresistible. Buy it here.

Hotel Chocolat

The Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Maker, £99.95

Does your host really, really love hot chocolate? Give them the gift of café-standard, velvet smooth rivers of the stuff in the form of this excellent maker. Buy it here.

Master Of Malt

Snow Globe Gin, £23.89

Pretty as a picture, warming and delicious. What could be a more ideal house gift at Christmas? Buy it here.

Fortnum & Mason

Christmas Presents Iced Biscuits, £24.95

Fortnum & Mason is never a mistake when it comes to smart Christmas gifting. These iced biscuits will delight hosts and their little ones, should they choose to share. Buy it here.

Not On The High Street

Malteser Drizzle Tree, £24

Does your host have a sweet tooth? Give them the gift of a Malteser tree and firm up your place in their good books forevermore. Buy it here.

Daisy Maison

Magical Reindeer Food, £2.95

One for little hosts to scatter on Christmas Eve night to help guide Santa and his sleigh. Buy it here.

Paxton & Whitfield

Christmas Cheese Cake, £65

Despite your host’s best efforts to sate everyone’s appetites, prove to them that you still have some room left with Paxton & Whitfield’s excellent tiered cake made from cheese. Buy it here.

Cartwright & Butler

Iced Christmas Cake in Round Tin, £20

Bring a Christmas cake and eliminate one of your host’s many festive tasks. This one, in its lovely tin, is especially fine. Buy it here.


Chutney Gift Set, £25

Chutney never goes amiss at Christmas. We like this set, which are perfect for accompanying all the inevitable turkey curries. Buy it here.

The River Café

Italian Sweets Selection, £45

You can trust The River Café to do things with flair. This sublime acid yellow box will keep everyone sweet through till New Year. Buy it here.

Charbonnel et Walker

Christmas Fine Milk Chocolate and Truffle Gift Box, £38

Chic, sumptuous, delicious: what more could you want from a gift for the host? Buy it here.

Flourish and Rye

Spruce Hamper, £220

Cheese, charcuterie, single origin chocolate: in other words, all the makings of the ultimate hamper. Buy it here.

Lina Stores

Panettone Tradizionale Berra Milano, £27.95

Give your hosts a slice of Christmas the Italian way with this beautifully packaged panettone. Buy it here.

Daylesford Organic

British Honey Hamper, ££135

Excellent expensive honey is a thing of joy that few of us would buy for ourselves. It therefore makes the very best of presents. Buy it here.

Sally Clarke

Seville Orange Marmalade, from £5

If your host is responsible for making the Christmas lunch delicious, at least ensure that you can do the same for breakfast, courtesy of this stunningly good marmalade. Buy it here.


Foodie Box, £105

After a glut of classic British fare for Christmas, who isn’t craving a slice of Spanish flavour to shake things up? This gorgeous feast is bound to be appreciated by all. Buy it here.

By Annabel Jack
Updated December 2022

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Annabel Jack

Contributing Editor

Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.