Not long now! Check out our gifts for food lovers with a London theme including hampers, food tours and stylish aprons

If cooking is about presentation and style, then a HotJoint apron is the perfect gift for the cook in your house, or the hardworking barbecue chef. Cool and hardwearing, and made using leather, brass and fabrics built to survive conditions in the kitchen, they are inspired by London’s areas, industries and artisans. Prices start at £23.

How about a cooking lesson from the Stein team, who now run a Rick Stein restaurant in Barnes. Prices start at £45 for a one dish lesson and go all the way up to £780 for a four-day residential.

Let’s face it, Christmas has become a time for eating a lot. Do you know anyone that doesn’t complain of piling on the pounds at this time of year? So why fight it, try out the Fortnum and Mason’s hamper for a chance to enjoy tea, puddings, preserves and chocolates with a bit of class (£175).

Or why not go for a hamper with a bit of a difference. Cook and London restaurateur Ottolenghi has used Nopi restaurant as inspiration and put together his own hamper with Korean red pepper paste, Japanese seven-spice mix, Valdespino sherry vinegar, black rice, sumac and more (£150).

BoroughboxThe centre of capital foodism, Borough, has inspired BoroughBox, a huge collection of artisan products available to buy all packaged up. The perfect gifts for food obsessed folk.

How about a jaunt round London with Secret Food Tours. The team will take you round different events and into the nook and crannies of London food and drink. They do other European capitals too!