When it comes to the festive season, you can never go wrong with a foodie gift.

From Christmas hampers to premium cheese boards, there are an array of culinary options that are sure to facilitate an indulgent festive season.

To ease the process, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for the gourmand on your gift list who will love it all.

Cheeseboard from Sausage Fabrique


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With an exclusive charcuterie board designed for sharing, this quaint café brings the best on one platter with a special Italian selection of different assortments. From pastrami to homemade pickles, this board brings the best meat flavours with a variety of cheese. The Family Board priced at Dhs300 includes four types of cheese, truffle salami, mini honey jar, dry fruits, pickled cucumbers, grapes, tomatoes, fruit figs, fresh fruits, cherry tomatoes and much more, bringing all the premium ingredients on one platter.

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Festive Hamper from Marks & Spencer

Marks and Spencer

The Classic Christmas Hamper priced at Dhs259 comes with an assortment of goodies ranging from Cranberry sauce, 40 Christmas tea bags, Iced fruit cake bar, mini shortbread trees, wicker basket, a Santa wobbler tin, the Christmas blend coffee roast, six mince pies and an alcohol-free Christmas pudding. Designed to kick in the festive spirit, this hamper is the perfect option for gifting your loved ones or even for some self-indulgence.

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Pastries Box from Odeon


With a combination of all the eclectic pastries in one box, the Mignardises Box contains 48 pieces of freshly baked goodies that include meringue tarts, strawberry tarts, raspberry tarts, chocolate eclairs, Tropezienne tarts and chocolate praline tarts for Dhs390. Delivered within 24 hours, this assorted box is the perfect gift for that foodie in your life.

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Truffle Butter from Les Gastronomes

Les Gastronomes

This natural clarified butter enhances the flavour of any dish and is the perfect addition for any foodie. Without the hassle of storage, this product doesn’t need to be kept in a fridge as any water and milk proteins are removed, making it suitable for food preparation. Priced at Dhs169, this truffle olive oil substitute is loved by all foodies.

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The Festive Cheeseboard from The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen

The Lime Tree Kitchen

As this season is one for sharing and gathering together with your loved ones, these special boards add to December’s festivities. With a special selection of cheese ranging from baked brie to cranberry almond and pistachio, the board comes with a range of assortments such as dried pears, apricots, walnuts, flatbreads, fruit bread crostinis and more. The board for 5 to 6 people is priced at Dhs575 and for 8 to 10 people is priced at Dhs895.

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Advent calendar from Maison Duffor

Maison Duffor

This warm fairytale calendar reflects the beauty and eclecticism of Dubai. As an ode to the UAE’s traditions, Maison Duffour worked with the local artist Nasir Nasrallah, to emulate the country’s spirit in every detail. With a mix of 24 chocolates and sweets, the calendar is dedicated to ensuring that spending Christmas with your loved ones is all the more exciting. Priced at Dhs169, this limited-edition advent calendar is definitely a must-have.

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Tea advent calendar from Newby

Newby Tea

Designed to pay homage to all the tea lovers, this advent calendar presents 96 individually wrapped tea bags in this box. From Earl Grey to English Breakfast, the options are endless making this a festive hit for all seasons. With the draws features, this anticipated Christmas gift has plenty of use afterwards and will surely be loved by all the tea connoisseurs. Priced at Dhs700, this box is presented with a luxe aesthetic, giving the receiver a thrilling experience with each open.

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Afternoon tea hamper from Spinneys

Spinneys Tea Hamper

There’s nothing that complements are relaxing afternoon more than an afternoon tea kid. From delectable favourites such as Godiva chocolates to rich butter cookies, this all-in-one hamper presents an exceptional spread for this time of the year. Each item is beautifully packaged and designed to perfection, for an enticing experience. Priced at Dhs225, this gorgeous hamper can be delivered right to your doorstep.

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Coffee Machine from Nespresso


This fully-automated coffee machine is sure to ease anyone’s life. From an aromatic espresso to a plethora of coffee-based beverages, this grinding technology creates an impeccable barista-style coffee every time. With a complimentary Nespresso capsule, first-time users can create any recipe thanks to one simple touch. The sleek design looks well-fitted in any kitchen and it’s sure to make your life easier. Priced at Dhs840, the Inissia D40 Black Coffee Machine + Aerocino bundle can make the perfect festive present.

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Christmas Hamper from Jones Social


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Bringing festive cheer to your doorstep are the Christmas-themed hampers with handmade goodness all wrapped into one basket. The Christmas Treat hamper from Jones Social has all the delectable treats such as handmade Panettone, fudge and festive chocolates for Dhs199 and The Merrymaker’s Hamper for Dhs299 to ensure the gifting leaves a lasting impression for everybody. The packages are available for purchase from December 1 to January 7, 2022.

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