One of the best parts about giving an edible gift at Christmas time is that it supports zero waste living and an eco-friendly lifestyle.
The recipient can enjoy the gift when consuming it, then when it is finished there is no clutter left behind.
From Australian roasted coffee beans to premium olive oil and recipes in a jar, here are some excellent edible gifts to give as Christmas presents.
Premium olive oil
For the food connoisseurs and budding home chefs, a selection of premium olive oils will be sure to impress.
Rio Vista Olives is a family-run business that makes olive oil at their farm in South Australia. They are passionate about creating the highest-quality olive oil packed with antioxidants, and containing no saturated fats or nasties. All of their olive oils are cold-pressed and sustainably grown with regenerative farming techniques.
Go for the Deluxe Pantry Essentials Gift Set which includes a classic extra virgin olive oil, a lemon pressed olive oil, a garlic pressed olive oil, and a spiced olive oil.
They also have the Deluxe BBQ Essentials Gift Set incorporating an extra virgin olive oil, a lemon pressed olive oil, a garlic pressed olive oil, and a chilli pressed olive oil.
For more options, view Rio Vista’s full range of olive oil here.
For coffee that supports Australian artisan roasters, be sure to choose something from Coffee Selectors.
All of the coffee available for sale has been tasted by an expert tasting panel, then scored and judged by their coffee-mad community of home baristas, so you can be confident that anything you purchase meets a high standard.
Their online store offers coffee subscriptions as well as gift boxes which make for great Christmas presents.
The Coffee Gift Box offers three 250g coffee bags from local roasters, which is beautifully presented and will include a personal message to make the gift extra special. Alternatively, choose your own blends from their Coffee Shop, a selection of 1kg bags that have been awarded gold, silver and bronze by their coffee-loving community.
Recipe in a jar
For a gift that give the recipient an experience and something delicious to eat, consider a cookie mix in a jar.
The Source Bulk Foods sells some excellent recipe-in-a-jar mixes that not only look great but taste delicious once made too.
Honey – it’s one of the sweetest gifts you can give that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Beechworth Honey offers their 100 per cent Australian honey in gorgeous gift pack options, including their Bee Cause Collection which supports the protection of bees and bee habitats, and Our Favourites which includes six honeys of delicate, warm, fruity and bold flavour profiles.
Their Honey Sampler gift pack is honey heaven because it gives the recipient the chance to taste 10 different types of honey such as orange blossom honey, warm macadamia honey, and creamy honey. Plus, they come in cute 45g jars.
Fancy spice mix
A spice mix is the perfect gift for a foodie friend or family member, who is a fan of flavour or loves to barbecue on the weekends.
For a truly premium gift, head to Gewürzhaus Spice House – they are renowned for their incredible range of spices, herbs, salts, peppers and teas from across the world.
If you’re not sure where to start, opt for the Staff Favourites Spice Kit which features a selection of global flavours like Moroccan Souk Spice, Bratkartoffel Spice, Australian Chicken Salt, Greek Grilling Spice, Venetian Gondola Spice, and Asian Wok Spice.
It isn’t Christmas without chocolate, so add a block to a bigger gift or create a chocolate gift pack.
New Zealand brand Whittaker’s is an excellent choice for a high-quality chocolate, with a range of flavours to choose from.
Most notably, Whittaker’s has introduced a plant-based chocolate to its range which is perfect for friends and family who follow a dairy-free or vegan diet. The Oat Milk chocolate is creamy and contains 42 per cent cocoa.
As with all Whittaker’s products, their Ghanaian cocoa beans are 100 per cent Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and palm oil free, making this chocolate an ethical and sustainable choice for a gift this festive season.
As you can see, there are a range of great edible gifts to give to loved ones this Christmas – and any of these are sure to be received well and enjoyed right up until their very last bite. Happy holidays!