It’s December this weekend, and I can almost taste the turkey and cranberry sauce already. Forgive me if you think I’m early, but I like to get everything sorted and sent to the North Pole early so I can enjoy the whole festive season without getting bogged down with shopping.
To give you a bit of a helping hand, I’ve put together my top ten Christmas gifts for foodies (including something for the dog!)
Best of British Beer offer a wide range of beers available to purchase online at a reasonable price. I love their Christmas 6 pack, as it includes festive related brews, hand picked from a selection of their most popular award winning micro breweries.
Rowse Cut Comb Acacia Honey contains a chunk of real honeycomb in clear Acacia honey and is made by bees feeding from the nectar of the Robinia Pseudoacacia tree, commonly known as black locust. It is a reasonably cheap gift, perfect for spreading on warm croissants, paired with wine or cheese, or just (like me) eaten out of the jar with a spoon!
These are by far my favourite gift this year. So good they didn’t even get to the wrapping up stage. These chocolates are handmade in Dorset and taste just about as christmassy as you can get. The milk chocolate domes dusted with gold crack open to contain a treat fro the senses with liquid caramel treacle, allspice, ginger, clove and cinnamon. No wonder they are award winning.
A staple of the Christmas cupboard, this panettone has been my favourite for the last couple of years. Yes you can pick up cheaper versions at the supermarket, but this is worth the extra cost. You get 1kg of panettone for your money which is filled with candied fruit and goodness. Delicious- and also makes the perfect gift.
Milk and More offer a great selection of amazing food gifts for Christmas- and you can get them delivered straight to your door. I particularly like the Cartwright and Butler selection which is beautifully packaged. You can also get them in hampers, starting from £49.99.
Salcombe Gin is hand crafted in Salcombe, Devon. It is beautifully packaged and looks like the perfect luxury gin. It includes pine and citrus notes and tastes like sunshine in a glass.
This cookbook brings together recipes from more than 30 traders who cook food from all over the globe and bring it to Greenwich Market, from burgers to burritos. This book includes gorgeous photography and great ideas for cooking adventurous food.
The English Tea shop have some lovely Christmassey teas on sale which are presented in festively decorated packaging and boxes. They also have some really quirky flavours such as Christmas Dinner, although I can’t say I have tried that one yet….
One of my favourite Pino Grigo’s is the I Heart version. The packaging is really pretty and they taste really sweet. You can also get them in glass size bottles so they are perfect to have with a dinner. I also really love the recipe for Prosecco Infused Meringue Kisses on their website. All of the wines are reasonably priced, so make for a perfect last minute gift.
This brand new Christmas Roast Dinner Box claims to be everything you need to make your Christmas dinner that extra bit amazing. It contains roast potato oil, pigs in blankets dust (yum!) and a roast turkey rub. My mum usually cooks Christmas dinner, so to be able to give her something to make everything a little bit easier was great. Who doesn’t love Christmas dinner?