Newshub Christmas gift guide: Gifts for that die-hard foodie

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, full of family time, delicious food and receiving presents. 

It can also be a time of extreme stress and indecision as you attempt to figure out what to buy for friends, family, in-laws, your kid's teacher etc. 

Luckily we're here to help, with a definitive Newshub Christmas gift guide series. 

In this edition, we have our top picks for that fabulous foodie in your life. You know the one - they're always buying cookbooks and they actually know what to do with polenta. 

Bon appetit! 

Avocado subscription

The perfect gift for that avocado obsessed millennial in your life, The Avo Tree is a subscription service run out of Tauranga, which sends boxes of small, medium or large avocados right to your door. The lucky recipient can have avo on toast for brekkie, guacamole for lunch and avocado salad for dinner. 

If you don't want to commit to a full subscription, you can get some bloody cute gift vouchers, or even Christmas bundles of jumbo gift boxes. I have personally tried them and can attest they're some of the creamiest avocados I've tried - not a brown spot in sight!


No, that's not a dramatic misspelling. The latest cult craze from Breville, a Bluicer, means you know longer need to choose between a blender and a juicer (that does seem fairly self-explanatory).  

You can whip up smoothies, fresh juices, and even delicious cocktails. It's perfect for that entertainer - they can host everything from breakfast to cocktail hour. 

Pasta maker

If you can't quite afford to give your loved one a one-way ticket to Tuscany, this is probably the next best thing. With a pasta maker, they'll be able to whip up fettuccine, ravioli spaghetti at the drop of a hat. It's also a great activity for couples to do together, so you're basically gifting them a date night. 

Secret perk: They'll probably invite you over for fresh pasta. What a win.