The 10 Best gifts for foodies

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Whether it’s a space-age set of scales or a perfect blend of Parisian tea, we’ve found a culinary present for everyone...

1. Maison de thé Mariage Frères

From £8.50 per 100g, selfridges.com

Exotic selection of teas from the Parisian tea house, whose tea is served in the UK by the Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and Claridge's.

2. Gourmet House Transmontanus Sevruga

£28.80, gourmethouse.com

Impress your loved ones with this pot of Persian-style salted caviar. Don't worry, though, you won't have to remortgage the house.

3. Lakeland digital meat thermometer

£9.99, lakeland.co.uk

Get your meat cooked just so, whether it's rare roast beef or medium-rare lamb. It has an easy-read display and temperature guides.

4. Joseph Joseph cookbook stand

£30, josephjoseph.com

This one holds tablets as well as the latest Nigella or Heston and folds away when you're not using it to become paperback book-sized.

5. Carluccio's Tuscan almond cakes

£6.95, carluccios.com

A tiny family-run bakery in Montalcino supplies these handmade cakes, which are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

6. Pierre Hermes pâte à tartiner

£15, pierreherme.com

Give the gift of delicious breakfasts all through January with Pierre Hermes' chocolate and hazelnut spread.

7. Le Creuset pie bird funnel

£5, lecreuset.co.uk

No foodie will fail to be impressed with a gift from Le Creuset and the great thing about this one is that it doesn't cost a fortune. Perfect for baking pies.

8. Fortnum and Mason pickled unripe blackberries

£5.75, fortnumandmason.com

F&M's new "forage" range includes some fantastic condiments, syrups and preserves made from Britain's wild ingredients.

9. Joseph Joseph tri scale

£30, josephjoseph.com

As well as looking pretty space-age and being uncommonly precise, these scales fold in on themselves, so take up the bare minimum of space.

10. Geeta's premium mango chutney

£2.09, waitrose.com

Made to an authentic Indian recipe, this chutney contains real chunks of mango, along with aromatic and whole spices.

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