With only a few weeks left until Christmas you will probably have started to think about what to buy friends/family/secret santa recipients. I’ve got a great range of gift guides for you this year including gifts for her, him, stocking fillers and this one which is for foodies.
Some of the items in this gift guide will have their own review which will be linked within the post.
Opies Products -From £1.40
From cocktails to cheeseboards, there is an opies product for everyone use them as stocking filler or make a hamper. Why not create a cocktail stocking/hamper and pop a jar of cocktail cherries in or you could do an ice-cream sundae stocking/hamper with wafers, voucher for ice-cream, bowl and some Opies black cherries or what about a cheeseboard stocking/hamper with a jar of Opies pickled walnuts, crackers, cheese knife and some strong cheddar.
Pickerings Gin Baubles – £30
What better gift than gin-filled Christmas decorations. Each pack contains 6 different coloured plastic baubles filled with 5cl of Pickering’s Gin. You can give the box to one person or split between 6 stockings (or just buy them to keep for yourself).
Metcalfe’s Popcorn – From £1.49
Fill a stocking or hamper with a DVD and a couple of bags of Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn (The salted caramel one is delicious) and you have the perfect gift for someone this Christmas.
Milk & More gifts – From £2.99
Who doesn’t like to get something to eat as a gift at Christmas? These beautifully packaged items would be welcomed by anyone and I personally can’t wait to get stuck into the Rhubarb and Custard boiled sweets this Christmas.
Glen Scotia Whisky – £19.99
You can buy this set of three 5cl tasters of the distillery’s finest whisky, The Double Cask (46%) , 15 Year Old (46%) and Victoriana (51.5%) – I’ll have the Victoriana please, it’s deliciously musky with hints of vanilla – perfect.
Chocolate Sprouts – £9.99
Handmade from solid white chocolate, These sprout chocolates look exactly like the real vegetable and will make a great gift this Christmas although your recipient may be a little shocked at first as these are so lifelike.
Chilli Advent Calendar – £35.00
Now although this is called an advent calendar it’s so much more than that. 24 chilli’s to ll take you on a world tour of heat with the smoky Mexican chipotle, fiery Indian bhut jolokhia, and sweet prik chee fah from Thailand – without even leaving your kitchen. You’ll experience a range of heat levels. From mild to lip-tingling, right through to volcanic, each day brings a new experience making this the perfect gift for chilli lovers. There are recipes such as fish tacos, salsa, Rogan Josh, truffles and mince pies to make your festive period a chilli taste sensation.
Apples & Pears Mug – £9.50
This beautiful apples and pears design china mug would make the perfect gift for any retro lovers, pop it in a hamper with some good quality tea or coffee and biscuits and put a smile on the recipients face.
Coffee Pot Art Print – £10.00
This two-colour risograph print of a French enamel coffee pot will make a wonderful gift for anyone this Christmas. Louise’s prints vary from print to print, making each one unique in texture and depth of colour.Limited edition of 50, signed and numbered
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé mini champagne – £12
A perfect addition to a hamper or perfect popped in a stocking, these 20cl bottles of champagne will put a smile on the face of the recipient. Of course you may find that the bottles are too perfect to gift and you could end up keeping them for yourself and that’s totally fine too.
Team Tilda Christmas Puddings (Available from Andrew Davies bakery)
These puddings are made each Christmas to raise funds for Fight for Sight in the hope that more research can be made into corneal dystrophy. Matilda is local 8 year old who has a corneal dystrophy and we support this charity each year by buying our puddings for Christmas.
Peters Yard Crispbread – £6.95
This Sourdough crispbread Selection Box which contains 3 different flavours (Spelt & Poppy Seed, Charcoal & Rye and Original) and shapes of small sized crispbread in individually wrapped trays will complement the perfect cheeseboard.
Stag bakeries –
If you’re looking for something a bit different for a cheeseboard or to buy as a gift I can recommend the stag rich, crumbly, fruity cake which is delicious with a strong cheddar or brie and is a great alternative to biscuits with cheese. The seaweed water biscuits are so tasty and go so well with a nice ripe piece of brie. If crackers and cake are not your thing please do give the cheese straws with Ayrshire bonnet a try, they are probably one of the most amazing things I have tasted!
Borgo Molino Prosecco – £9.99
Available to purchase from the co-op, this prosecco will get your Christmas party started with a bang. You can purchase a bottle on it’s own or as part of a premium pack with either a 20cl or 75cl bottle and some rich truffles.
Belmio coffee pods – £16.50 (50 pods)
Luxury coffee brand Belmio combines intensely rich flavours with pod-ready convenience, bringing you Belgian coffee at its best at the push of a Nespresso-shaped button. I’ve tried pods before in my machine and wasn’t sure if these would live up to my usual brand but I’ve been won over completely. The Intenso and Allegro are my favourites, the pods look really luxurious and taste incredible.
Prestige hampers Cheese and Wine basket– £29.99
Cheese doesn’t last long in my home that’s for sure but if you’re not a glutton like me you will be pleased to know that the items in my basket had really good shelf lives and the cheese best before date wasn’t until January and February 2018. I’m not a huge fan of oatcakes I’ll be completely honest but I found that when topped with the cheese and chutney the Walkers ones were not as dry as oatcakes I’ve had in the past. You can read my review of the Hamper here.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated.