On the hunt for the best unique gifts for food lovers this Christmas? Then you're in the right place!
If you've got a passionate foodie in your life, you can be sure gifting them a food-related experience will tick the right boxes. But what do you get for those budding chefs, beyond the usual cookbook or whizzy kitchen gadgets?
The good news is that there are plenty of foodie experiences in Bristol to float their boats. From award-winning restaurants to amazing street-food pop-ups, the city's food and drink scene is buzzing with fellow foodies just itching to share their passions.
So you can forget about your usual food hamper, cocktail mixing kit or pasta roller! This year, why not do something a little outside the box and give them a foodie experience? They'll be learning new cooking skills, eating delicious food and maybe even bringing some of it home for you to try. From Morrocan cooking classes to Michelin-guide dining experiences, there's plenty to choose from.
And if they're a gin lover, cocktail lover or wine connesoiur, then there are also some amazing drink-related experiences for them to try. I've included wine-tasting, cocktail-making and special tasting events, so you can put down that gin and tonic gift set! Gift them a day of gin-tasting at a Bristol gin distillery, and they'll be grinning from ear to ear.
Gifting an experience also guarantees that your fancy kitchen gadget won’t end up at the back of the cupboard gathering dust. And the best part? You don't have to panic about Christmas delivery times. Gifting an experience is a hassle-free, eco-friendly and instant delivery alternative to buying items! So it's a win-win.
Below is a closer look at the top best gifts for foodies in Bristol. I’ve included experiences in Bedminster, the city centre, Clifton, Old Market and beyond, so you can be sure to find something nearby:
Cooking experience day gifts
Are they a budding cook, binge-watching Masterchef and always looking to learn new culinary tricks? Then these cooking experience days are for them!
In these experiences, they will be immersing themselves in an exciting world of new cuisine. From Sri Lankan cooking workshops to authentic Italian cooking classes, these delicious experiences will be sure to get their tummies rumbling. Hosted by professional chefs, they'll be spending the day discovering new flavours, techniques and leaving with a whole new set of skills and tasty dishes to try at home:
🇮🇹 Little Italy cooking workshop: £75 per person
🇱🇧 Learn to cook delicious Lebanese dishes: £75 per person
🇹🇭 Thai street food cooking workshop: £75 per person
🇲🇦 Moroccan cuisine cooking evening: £65 per person
🇻🇳 Vietnamese street food workshop: £65 per person
Tasting and dining experiences gifts
If your food lover would rather relax and let someone else do the cooking, then a tasting experience is the way to go.
Whether they love getting treated to a fine dining menu or going to secret supper clubs, spoiling them with a tasting experience is guaranteed to give them a fantastic evening out that they won't forget in a hurry:
🍝 A Taste of Magari: Italian food & wine tasting evening: £38 per person
🧀 Cheese and wine pairing at KASK: £25 per person
👀 Blindfolded 3-course dinner experience: £41.95 per person
⭐️ Seasonal fine dining experience at The Ethicurean: £150 per person
🇮🇹 A taste of Italy: four-course vegan supper club: £34 per person
Drinks tasting experience gifts
Do they love a glass (or two!) of their favourite tipple? Then these drinks experiences are ones to try!
Bristol is a hub of independent breweries and distilleries, offering an amazing selection of fun drinks experiences. Do they love their beer or larger? Then take them for a brewery tour and tasting flight.
From cocktail-making classes to gin, rum and wine-tasting evenings, there's something to suit every connoisseur. We've included experience gifts for wine-lovers, cocktail-makers, beer-lovers and more, so there's something to tickle everyone's fancy:
🍹Gin lover's masterclass at Psychopomp: £30 per person
🍷 Wine and cheese tasting at Novel Wines: £20 per person
🍺 Beer tasting flight & take-away pack at Alpha: £25 per person
🍸 History of rum tasting at Nadu: £30 per person
🥃 Gin tasting in Chew Valley: £30 per person
🍏 Bristol cider tasting tour: £34 per person
Experience gifts for the sweet tooth
Below you'll find gift experiences to satisfy any chocolate lover or sweet treat aficionado.
From sensory chocolate tasting to French macaron making, these foodie experiences will help you take the go-to chocolate bouquets or chocolate hampers to the next level. Not only will they have something to look forward to, but they'll be spoiled rotten with a day out indulging in their favourite treats:
🍫 Sensory chocolate tasting experience: £30 per person
🧇 Belgium waffle-making masterclass: £55 per person
💝 Hands-on chocolate-making class: £90 for 2 people
🍡 French macaron-making workshop: £60 per person
🍰 Farahway's crafting workshop with afternoon tea: £42 per person