From ornaments to spruce up the Christmas table to food-flavoured delights - these nine gifts are sure to melt the heart of any epicurean, says Nomad's Rebecca Yazbek

We've all rocked up to Christmas lunch empty handed, only to suffer the embarassment of receving a gift without having one to give in return. So why not add one of these last-minute gifts to your trolley, in the off chance you get caught off guard? Unisex, useful and utterly appealing to any modern-day foodie - these culinary tinged goods are enough to melt the heart of even the most disapproving of mother-in-laws. 

Rebecca is the co-director of Nomad, a restaurant/cellar door that was transformed from a turn of the century Surry Hills warehouse using skills from her background in interior architecture.

The last-minute foodie Christmas gift guide

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