Our best Christmas food gifts and recipes

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Cheese biscuits, brittle and fig jam: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Christmas gifts for nutrient lovers

Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘everything’ cheesers.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘everything’ cheesers. Photograph: Louise Hagger/The Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd, Prop styling: Jennifer Kay.

A trio of presents that you’ll privation for Christmas dinner: a ginger seed brittle to service arsenic is oregon to blitz into a toast-topping paste, crumbly food biscuits and an enticingly casual fig jam

Spice up your life: Thomasina Miers’ chilli jar acquisition set

Thomasina Miers’ chilli acquisition  acceptable   - chilli oil, chilli relish, chiltatis-style nutty sprinkles.
Thomasina Miers’ chilli acquisition acceptable - chilli oil, chilli relish, chiltatis-style nutty sprinkles. Photograph: Yuki Sugiura/The Guardian. Food styling: Jenny White. Prop styling: Aya Nishimura. Food assistant: Toni Musgrave.

Three jars that volition delight immoderate chilli lovers: a Chinese chilli oil, an ancho pickle and a Mexican spice blend

Nut clusters and herby oat cookies: Honey & Co’s nutrient acquisition ideas

Honey & Co’s cashew clusters and rosemary biscuits.
Honey & Co’s cashew clusters and rosemary biscuits. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Esther Clark,. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

Buttery, crisp cashew clusters with a mustardy kick, and a cheeseboard showstopper of rosemary-scented oat biscuits

Meera Sodha’s vegan jewelled florentines

Meera Sodha’s jewelled florentines.
Meera Sodha’s jewelled florentines. Photograph: Louise Hagger/The Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd, Prop styling: Jennifer Kay.

A fruit-and-nut Christmas dainty to wrapper up and acquisition – assuming you tin support your hands disconnected successful the meantime

David Atherton’s pickles and chutney acquisition jars

David Atherton Pickled beets – allspice and cloves.
David Atherton Pickled beets – allspice and cloves. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Esther Clark,. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

A festive ketchup, pickled beets, carrot chutney and marinated feta – each amazingly casual to make

Bottle it: drinks gifts for Christmas

A enactment    of acquisition  bottles.
You can’t spell incorrect with a drinks gift, arsenic agelong arsenic you don’t plump for the obvious. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Esther Clark,. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

A vessel of a favourite tipple is bound to beryllium a surefire hit

Benjamina Ebuehi’s ginger and treacle crinkle cookies

Benjamina Ebuehi’s ginger and treacle cookies.
Benjamina Ebuehi’s ginger and treacle cookies. Photograph: Ola O Smit/The Guardian. Food styling: Benjamina Ebuehi. Prop styling: Aya Nishimura.

Crackly, Christmassy, sugar-coated ginger seed biscuits to springiness to household and friends (or, much likely, to devour successful 1 sitting)

Felicity Cloake’s festive shortbread selection

Felicity Cloake’s festive shortbreads.
Felicity Cloake’s festive shortbreads. Photograph: Dan Matthews/The Guardian. Food styling: Loïc Parisot.

As made by the Guardian’s nonmigratory look perfectionist, with a fewer choices of festive flavourings

Rachel Roddy’s Christmas dried figs stuffed with almonds dipped successful chocolate

Rachel Roddy’s dried figs stuffed with almonds dipped successful  chocolate.
Rachel Roddy’s dried figs stuffed with almonds dipped successful chocolate. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Esther Clark,. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

A centuries-old Roman dainty of dried fig halves, stuffed with almonds and candied orange, and dipped successful acheronian chocolate

From chilli lipid to tahini thins: Yotam Ottolenghi’s edible gifts

Yotam Ottolenghi’s edible Christmas gifts – festive chilli oil.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s edible Christmas gifts – festive chilli oil. Photograph: Louise Hagger/The Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd. Prop styling: Jennifer Kay. Food styling assistant: Susanna Unsworth.

Make country nether the Christmas histrion for these spiced biscuits, saccharine treats and spicy infused oils

Thomasina Miers’ acheronian chocolate, orangish and cranberry granola

Thomasina Miers’ Christmas granola.
Thomasina Miers’ Christmas granola. Photograph: Yuki Sugiura/The Guardian. Food styling: Sunil Vijayakar. Prop styling: Louie Waller. Food assistant: Fernanda Milanezi

Not conscionable immoderate granola, but a profoundly chocolatey 1 laced with festively tangy orangish and cranberry to battalion into jars and springiness arsenic presents

Meera Sodha’s vegan spiced cocoa coins

 spiced cocoa  coins.
Meera Sodha’s edible Christmas gifts: spiced cocoa coins. Photograph: Louise Hagger/The Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd. Prop styling: Jennifer Kay. Food styling assistant: Susanna Unsworth.

A low-effort dainty that volition marque a high-impact acquisition to nonstop to friends

The 4 spirits of Christmas

Claire Strickett and Bert Blaize’s drinkable homemade gifts.
Claire Strickett and Bert Blaize’s drinkable homemade gifts. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Kitty Coles. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

A clementine cordial, a chestnut brandy syrup, a red-wine punch and a Christmas-pudding-infused vodka, from Claire Strickett and Bert Blaize

Kylee Newton’s Christmas spreads and jams

Kylee Newton’s pear and crushed  java  jam.
Kylee Newton’s pear and crushed java jam. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Kylee Newton. Prop styling: Louie Waller.

A cocoa and chestnut spread, an pome and day chutney, a pear and crushed java jam, and a quince and rosemary jelly

Ravneet Gill’s pecan, orangish and beverage cocoa cookies

Ravneet Gill’s pecan, orangish  and beverage  cocoa  cookies
Ravneet Gill’s pecan, orangish and beverage cocoa cookies Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Benjamina Ebuehi. Prop styling: Anna Wilkins. Food assistant: Kristine Jakobsson.

Freshly baked cookies are an perfect gift. Freeze the dough and navigator from frozen erstwhile required

Felicity Cloake’s stollen

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Felicity Cloake’s masterclass: Stollen. Photograph: Dan Matthews/The Guardian

The festive German effect breadstuff is simply a satisfying and delicious cook and a (ahem) cleanable homemade Christmas gift

Chocolate thins and seed brittle: Rachel Roddy’s saccharine Christmas gifts

Rachel Roddy’s chocolate, hazelnut and currant thins.
Rachel Roddy’s chocolate, hazelnut and currant thins. Photograph: Laura Edwards/The Guardian. Food styling: Kitty Coles. Prop styling: Louie Waller. Food assistant: Sarah Vassallo.

Easy walnut, chromatic and bay leafage sweets (nociata) and small chocolate, seed and currant sweets

Helen Goh of Ottolenghi’s Christmas sweets

Helen Goh’s dried lime truffles with chromatic  and salt.
Helen Goh’s dried lime truffles with chromatic and salt. Photograph: Lizzie Mayson/The Guardian

An assortment of saccharine treats to container up for loved ones: hazelnut brittle, marmalade rugelach, lime cocoa truffles and treacle gingerbread stars

Chiristmas jams and chutneys, from Pam Corbin

Pam Corbin’s smoky beetroot ketchup.
Pam Corbin’s smoky beetroot ketchup. Photograph: The Guardian

Smoky beetroot ketchup, Sauternes jelly, chutney and a sumptuous sticky jalapeno jam

Ideal Christmas saccharine bottles to acquisition (rather than glug)

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It’s harmless to accidental your hosts volition person selected booze to spell with the main courses, truthful wherefore not plump for a saccharine oregon fortified vino to circular things disconnected with a bang?