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Christmas Gifts For Food Lovers

I always struggle to find the right Christmas gift during the festive period, like most people my friends and family buy everything they need during the year so it can be quite difficult knowing what to get them. We are a nation of food lovers and self confessed foodies (I hate that word) so I always think that when you have exhausted all other avenues go for something food or drink related as the market is just saturated with products. Most of the items featured in this gift guide are unisex and would suit a variety of ages, some are useful and some are quirky but best of all they are all affordable. cocktail pastilles

Cocktail Pastilles (£9.99) by Smith and Sinclair are a gift I’d love to find under my tree on Christmas Day, they are such an innovative invention and have quite a high alcohol content of 6-8% abv so not suitable for under 18’s. The box includes one of each flavour: Whisky Sour: A whisky pastille coated with a tart grapefruit infused sugar.  Cake Icing: A whisky and amaretto pastille coated with sugar.  Berry Daiquiri: A dark rum, strawberry and grenadine pastille coated with a pink peppercorn infused sugar.  Spiced Rum: A dark rum and bitters pastille coated with clove spice sugar.  Gin and Tonic: A violet infused gin pastille coated with a tart lemon sherbet.  A Spring Clean: An elderflower and gin pastille coated with thyme infused sugar.

swalk chocolates

Sent with a loving kiss have a fantastic range of artisan chocolate presented in keepsake tins, I particually like O Christmas Tree (£24.99) which includes 1 x Personalised Milk Chocolate Christmas Tree Bar, 1 x Christmas Cracker containing Milk Chocolate Buttons, 3 x Mince Pie Flavoured Milk Chocolates and 1 x Milk Chocolate Snowflake Disc.  SWALK currently have an offer on this product at the moment if you use the offer code H1403 at the check out you will receive a £2 discount.

Yankee candle

Yankee Candles are always a great gift to give and receive, Fireside Treats (£14.99) evokes the joys of camp … mesmerized by the fire, singing and laughing, while toasting marshmallows to rich, gooey perfection!  The large jar candle provides 110 to 150 hours of true fragrance enjoyment.  I’m currently burning Red apple wreath which is filling my home with the smell of Christmas.

butchers tea towel

Coconut Grass have a great range of Tea Towels, the butchers tea towel (£9.95) is my favourite by far.  It’s not only a funky tea towel but actually pretty useful to remind yourself where particular cuts of meat come from.

Macaroon phone case

I adore this Italian Macaroons phone case (£8.95) by Lemur Cases on Etsy.  The case is available for the following phones: Apple Iphone 4/4s, Iphone 5/5s, Iphone 5c, Iphone 6, Iphone 6 plus, Samsung S4, Samsung S4 mini, Samsung S5.


cheese plates


Do you know someone who loves cheese? Don’t we all? These cheese plates (£15.95) from The Cheeseworks in Cheltenham would be the perfect gift for any cheese lover.  Each plate is 12.5cm in diameter and features a different design, if you’re looking for something a little larger they also come in 20cm (£23.95).


butter knives


I have a fabulous collection of butter knives at home, I know a lot of people don’t use them but I love mine especially when entertaining and at Christmas when we have a selection of cheese and pate.  This set of knives from Culinary Concepts (£24.95) features four of the Culinary Classic designs and is perfect for spreading, not just butter, but pates and other sandwich fillings.


moonshine home brew


Mr Gourmand would love this Home-brewed beer kit from Lakeland (£27.99), we have talked about brewing our own but have not got round to buying all of the equipment yet. No other equipment is required with this set, just add 25 pints of warm water and the sachet of ‘Moondust’ yeast to the unique brewing bag, wait 14 days and your all-natural real ale will be ready for drinking and each pint will have only cost you about £1!


Emma Bridgewater mugs


And finally we have the perfect present for a couple 2 1/2 pint mugs by Emma Bridgewater (£27.95) These mugs in my opinion would make a perfect Christmas gift the only problem is who gets to keep which mug?

Will you be buying any of these Christmas gifts for your friends and family this year?