10 Perth Foodie Experiences & Gifts for Christmas
Do you live in Perth and have foodie friends that are hard to buy for at Christmas time? Don’t stress! We’ve got you covered with this list of the best food experiences and food-related gifts that Perth has to offer. From educational to epicurean, carnivorous to creative, there’s something here that will appeal to every food-personality.
1. Cooking Classes:
Taking cooking classes is a fun way to meet new people, expand your culinary horizons and improve your cooking skills. Treat the food lover in your life to a cooking class where they can learn how to make vegetarian curries, Spanish tapas or homemade pasta or gnocchi.
Why not check out Taste Budds Cooking Studio in Highgate – Owner of Taste Budds, Sophie Budd, has worked alongside top chefs including Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver.
2. Walking Food Tour:
A walking food tour is a great Christmas present to help your loved ones find new restaurants, cafes and watering holes. The team at Food Loose Tours have insider knowledge on all the hidden gems of Perth dining. Don’t forget to buy a ticket for yourself too so you and your friends and family can enjoy the experience together. The food tour has won numerous awards including Perth Food Tour Operator of the Year (2016), and reviewers on TripAdvisor are also raving about their experiences.
Truffles are one of the most sought after delicacies for food lovers in Australia. Truffle Hill have four amazing truffle-based gift boxes for your household’s gourmet food lover. These include items such as: truffle oil, truffle aioli, truffle sea salt, truffle mustard, mushroom and truffle tapenade and truffle honey. Choose the gift box with the combination of truffle products best suited to your loved one.
4. La Vie High Cheese
High tea is so last year when you can now do High Cheese at La Vie in Crown Perth! Available Thursday to Sunday from 3-6pm you can indulge in Champagne and Cheese. Prices start from only $60 and you can choose to include just a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne or do a Champagne flight (this is our pick!).
5. Create Your Own Foodie Hamper:
Like the idea of giving a friend or co-worker a food hamper this Christmas but don’t want something generic? Create your own gourmet food hamper right here on our website, we have a range of over 800 products: including mouth-watering candy and chocolate, savoury delights, boutique wine and beer and jams and preserves. All hampers are presented in beautiful gift boxes and can even be shipped direct to your recipient. So if you’re pressed for time or don’t want to brave the madness of crowded shopping malls, it’s never been easier to find a gift with that personal, loving touch (plus you can sit back with your glass of wine on the couch while you roam our products!).
6. Good Food Gift Card:
Want to gift someone a meal out at a fancy restaurant for Christmas but don’t want to pick a restaurant they might not like? With the Good Food Gift Card, you can pre-load credit onto the card, which is accepted at many restaurants all over Australia, and then let the person you’re giving it to decide where to dine. Gift cards can be used seven days a week, including public holidays, with no exclusions. They are valid for all food and drink. In Perth participating restaurants include the likes of; Co-Op Dining, The Trustee, Red Cray and Black Swan Winery and Restaurant in the Swan Valley.
Have you seen those recipes all over Facebook and Pinterest for how to make chocolate cake in a mug in just 5 minutes in the microwave? Why not buy your home baker or night-time snacker their own specialty cake mug? Just in Time Gourmet’s range of cake mugs come illustrated with gorgeous designs, recipes for different types of cakes and funny sayings and quotes. These cake mugs are definitely on our Christmas wish list!
8. Swan Valley Food & Drinks Tour:
D’Vine Wine Tours do full-day or half-day tours to Swan Valley, the oldest wine region in Western Australia. Transportation is a luxurious bus. Food tourists enjoy entertainment along the way and make pit stops to sample the best succulent produce, gourmet goodies, handmade chocolates and adult beverages the region has to offer. The tour guides are fun-loving and tongue-in-cheek so these tours will be anything but boring! Not to mention the JITG team went on a D’Vine tour for our Christmas party this year and had an absolute blast!
9. La Bang Body Products:
Not only do the La Bang Body products look amazing, but they sound good enough to eat. From Cinnamon Donut scented candles to Whipped Coconut and Lime Soap, you’ll want to try the whole range.
Plus did we mention:
- They have no hidden nasties
- They use no harsh chemicals
- Are made in Australia
- Are cruelty free
- Are made from natural ingredients
10. Bacon & Whiskey Flight Voucher at Varnish on King:
Ladies: listen up. Want to know how to win over the heart of the men folk this Christmas? Treat them to whiskey tasting and all the bacon they can eat at Varnish on King. This might be the best gift your man will ever receive. You’re welcome.
So if you’ve got a food lover in your life, you have no excuses left to not get them an amazing gift this Christmas that they are guaranteed to love. At this rate, you might even have all your Christmas shopping done by the first week of December. You can thank us later.