I don’t know about you but both me and John (and probably Erin) love getting something delicious to eat or drink for Christmas. I think the Christmas season is all about indulgence and treating yourself, or someone else to something special that they might not have otherwise. This gift guide is full of food and drink ideas for any foodie you’re buying for this year.
I know that advent calendars aren’t really Christmas gifts (unless you want someone to open them all in one go). However, I do think they are a nice thing to buy someone ready for the run up to Christmas and the Haribo Advent Calendar is such a fun one for both adults and children. I know all three of us could fight over this one!
If a chocolate advent calendar is more your thing then the Divine Milk Chocolate Fairtrade Advent Calendar could be a great choice. This one is filled with Fair Trade chocolates and how beautiful is the boxing? Divine also have plenty of other Fair Trade chocolate options and they would make a really nice bundle for someone this year.
It’s very rare that I would buy myself a box of chocolates, for any occasion, and I think they make a really lovely Christmas Gift. The Co-op Winter Dessert Collection is great for stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts and they really do look beautiful. The question is, will you be able to share these?
Some people, like John and my Mum prefer dark chocolate to anything else. MIA have some wonderful dark chocolate options this year with festive flavours such as Candied Orange or Cranberry and Hazelnut. These are available as single or there are also MIA Single Origin Dark Chocolate packs as well so there’s plenty of choice.
Maybe you’re looking for a smaller gift for someone who likes a nice drink over Christmas (or any other time). Popaball have really fun ways to make drinks different such and prices start from less than £5! There are bubbles to add to drinks specifically designed for vodka, gin, cider or prosecco or there are even shimmer pots to add to make your drinks really sparkle! Popaball products are available either as singles or in gift packs.
Maybe you’re going to a house party this year and you need to take a few drinks with you or you’re looking for a small gift for someone at the office. Celia Czech Lager is a gluten-free and vegan friendly option so you don’t have to worry about getting it wrong with this one!
Sometimes I think it can be quite hard to buy a gift for someone who either has everything or you might not know very well. At Christmas, people love to receive a bottle of something and there are some wonderful options from FAIR. this year. Both the FAIR. Café liqueur and the FAIR. Quinoa Vodka are Fair Trade and the plain but stylish design make for a wonderful gift this Christmas. Both products, along with others, are available from Borough Wines and if you use promo code THDF2018, you can 10% off any FAIR. products.
A bit of everything else
Christmas is a great time to spend time with family and friends and what better way than over a delicious cheese board? Peter’s Yard have so many options for crispbreads from Charcoal & Rye, Sea Salt or a plainer option in the original sourdough crispbread. A hamper of these, along with some delicious cheeses would make a super yummy gift this Christmas.
Sometimes a food related gift can be a great idea. I am loving this Karasuba-Iro Ramen Bowl Set from Sous Chef this year. It’s a set that can last and something that someone would get a lost of use out of. The set comes with 2 Ramen Ladles, 2 Karasuba-Iro Ramen Bowls, Sous Chef Ramen Recipes and a Sous Chef Drawstring Gift Bag. The Karasuba-Iro Ramen Bowl Set looks beautiful and even better than it’s something so practical as well.
Another fun option for foodies is the World Salt Selection from Sous Chef. This set comes in a lovely tube, keeping everything together and it consists of Persian Blue Salt, Black Lava Sea Salt, Red Alaea Salt, Viking Smoked Salt and Tasting Notes to help the recipient figure out which to use for different cuisines. This is such a different gift and not something I have seen elsewhere and I know it would go down a treat with anything with a love for cooking.
Lastly, but definitely not least is the Spice Pioneer subscription boxes. These boxes come with a theme of a destination and feature spices, seasonings and recipes from the region. Pictured above are the Boston Beach, Jamaica and Istanbul, Turkey boxes. These boxes are fantastic for anyone who wants to experiment with flavour but aren’t sure of what to buy/ don’t want to commit to buying loads of different ingredients that might not get used. Spice Pioneer subscription boxes can be purchased as 3, 6 or 12 month plans.
Have any of these gift ideas caught your eye? Let me know what your favourite is!
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