Deciding on a present to buy for family and friends can prove tricky, especially when many have everything they need. It’s always nice to give a present that you know they will like. Food and drink gifts always make wonderful presents, as they look as good as they taste. Food and drink items can be put together to make a hamper for receivers to indulge in or as individual gifts.
Hopefully this wonderful guide full of ideas will inspire you and show the person you buy for this Christmas that you really do care.
1. Mr Stanley’s Festive Fudge
Fudge makes a wonderful gift and Mr Stanley’s have a very tasty festive selection. There are 12 pieces of fudge in the gift box. The flavours are Christmas pudding fudge, Salted caramel fudge, Mincemeat butter fudge, Christmas spice with orange fudge. The fudge is rich and sweet enough to tempt you back for another piece without being sickly. This very tasty, buttery fudge would make a perfect gift for any fudge lover. RRP £7.99 Can be purchased from Mr Stanley’s website.
2. Walkers Christmas Tree Tin
Walkers Shortbread Christmas tree tin is a perfect festive gift. The tin itself is really festive and once the shortbread has been eaten, it can be reused. The tin is filled with cute mini Christmas tree shaped shortbread, these buttery. crisp bite size tree’s taste amazing. The walkers recipe is simple wheat flour, butter, sugar and salt. No additives or flavourings are used. There are approximately 46 none greasy, very buttery crunchy tree’s in the tin. Everyone loves a biscuit of some sort at Christmas, the walkers shortbread Christmas tree tin is a brilliant choice. RRP £9.35 can be purchased at Walkers
3. Bettys Royal Iced Christmas Tree Cake
Handcrafted in Yorkshire, this stunning Christmas cake wrapped in a pretty festive ribbon will bring a touch of elegance to the big day. This wonderfully rich Christmas cake is made from natural glacé cherries and sherry-soaked vine fruits. The cake is finished off with royal icing and an ornate hand stencilled tree. With individually piped decorations around the edge. The the cake is so pretty you wont want to it eat it. This wonderful Christmas cake is 15cm diameter and would make a fabulous addition to a home-made Christmas hamper or simply as a special gift for anyone that appreciates extremely tasty and well presented gifts. This cake really is super tasty. RRP £22.95 and can be purchased from Bettys online.
4. Pickerings Gin Baubles
The Pickering’s Gin Filled Christmas Baubles are something a little different. They would make a great gift to give to someone on the run up to Christmas. The baubles are a great way of adding some instant cheer to a Christmas tree. Each bauble is filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin, enough for a double measure and come’s decorated with a Pickering’s ribbon to hang from your tree. Each pack includes 6 differently coloured baubles. This is a great gift idea that has two uses – baubles to decorate the tree and miniatures to drink. Just make sure they are out of reach of little fingers. The question is to drink or decorate first.. RRP £30 from Pickering’s Gin online.
5. 31 Dover Bourbon Legends Small Batch Miniature pack
Alcohol is a popular idea and a welcome gift at Christmas time. 31 Dover have a wonderful gift set of Four miniature Bourbons from Jim Beam. The Small Batch Bourbon Miniature Collection gift box contains a who’s who of big-hitting Bourbons. Included in the heavyweight collection are 5cl sample bottles of Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Baker’s and Booker’s. The only dilemma the recipient would have is choosing a favourite. The bottles look great and the gift box gives a luxury feel to the gift set. This bourbon legends gift set is the perfect gift for any bourbon drinker. RRP £34.99 Available on the 31 Dover website.
6. Walkers Rockin’ Robin Tin
Food & Drink Gifts also make brilliant presents for children. This wonderful Walkers Rockin’ Robin tin is bound to capture the hearts of children. Dressed to impress in his tartan hat and scarf, he is filled with a delicious 200g of Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Mini Stars. A delightful treat for children, friends and family. Just sit the tin down and watch as he wobbles around on the table, the best bit is he can’t fall over, no matter how much he is wobbled! Kids will love him, making this a great gift for children to give at Christmas. RRP £8.40 Available from Walkers online.
7. Elizabeth D Bakes Cranberry Pistachio & Orange Stollen Gift box
Stollen is one of the many tasty treats that is associated with Christmas. Elizabeth D Bakes sell the most amazing stolen, not only is it Gluten Free, it is extremely tasty. The stollen is a complex, inviting mix of flavours and textures that makes it taste so delightful. Soft sweet icing, crunchy nuts, very fruity and moist. This wonderful stolen deserves to be slowly savoured. This large 250g tin is the perfect gift . RRP £16.50 Available at Elizabeth D Bakes online.
8. I Heart Wines Prosecco
Prosecco is the perfect gift for Christmas. There are not many people who can resist a nice chilled glass of prosecco. I Heart Prosecco is a lovely light and bubbly sparkling wine from Italy. I Heart prosecco is full of sweet peach and apple flavours. The prosecco would compliment any meal, particularly shell-fish. However it is a perfect drink for any occasion. If you like to enjoy prosecco cocktail’s such as a Peach Bellini then this is definitely a bottle to use. The prosecco is extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable. The bubbles really do make it a perfect sparkling wine to drink.. You can purchase I heart prosecco from most major supermarkets. RRP £8.50.
9. R Chocolate London Gingerbread Shapes
Chocolate is another must buy Christmas gift and is often a guilty pleasure. The majority of people are used to receiving chocolate in some shape or form over the Yuletide period, but giving chocolate doesn’t have to be the in the form of a selection pack. R Chocolate London is a bespoke British chocolatiers and Patisserie and they sell some amazing chocolates, I particularly love these wonderful gingerbread men shapes. They are available in dark, milk and white chocolate. They leave a lasting taste in your mouth that makes you want more. The dark chocolate is made from original cocoa beans and has a slightly tart flavour that is very tasty. The dark chocolate gingerbread shapes are also suitable for vegans. These would make a wonderful stocking filler for anyone that loves chocolate at its best. RRP £6 available from R Chocolate in store or online.
10. Doves Farm Bread Making Starter Kit
Are you looking for something a little different to give this Christmas? If you have anyone that loves baking or is a budding baker then look no further than Doves Farm. They sell a wonderful array of hampers, including gluten-free products. This lovely bread making starter kit comes in a beautiful hamper, which can of course be reused. Inside the hamper is Doves Farm Plastic Dough Scraper, Strong White Flour 1.5kg, Wholemeal Spelt Flour 1kg, Malthouse Flour 1kg, Quick Yeast 125g and a Bread Proving Banneton. This really is the perfect gift that can give a keen cook hours of enjoyment in the kitchen. RRP £30. Available at Doves Farm.
11. Craved Spirit of Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas is exactly what this gift is. Inside the amazing wooden crate box that it arrived in, you do have to pay extra for the crate. The set includes three seasonal small-batch tipples. Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur from Nip from the Hip which would be great to make a champagne cocktail with a difference. Sloemotions Sloe Whisky Liqueur that would be the perfect aperitif to get the festivities started and then Somerset Cider Brandy Co’s Pomona matches perfectly with a cheeseboard, at the end of the evening. The spirit of Christmas in my eyes would be perfect for not only Christmas day and Christmas parties but any time you fancied a special tipple. RRP £49 Available from Craved online.
12. Mr Stanleys Strawberry Bon Bon’s
Traditional sweets are a firm favourite, not only for children but adults too. Strawberry Bon Bon’s are one of the classic sweets that remind me of my childhood and my children love them now. They are the perfect mix of soft and chewy, it’s what makes Bon Bon’s super tasty and very moorish. The jar the sweets coms in has a vintage feel, look like the jars in a sweet shop. The jar holds 180g of Bon Bon’s. The tasty sweets and great presentation make this a brilliant gift for all ages. RRP £4.50 Available at Mr Stanley’s.
13. Pringles Ultimate Snack Stack
Pringle’s have this saying ‘once you pop, you just cant stop”. It is very true. There is something about Pringle’s that makes you want more. This brilliant ultimate snack stack is the perfect gift for any Pringle’s fan. In the box you get 8 snack pots of Pringle’s. The flavours included are Sour Cream & Onion, Original, Salt and Vinegar and Texas BBQ. There are two pots of each flavour in the box. I think this is a great gift for all ages. RRP £4.99 Available at B&M.
14. Pringles Christmas Cracker
Another great Pringle’s gift. The Christmas cracker tube pack is very festive and would make a great filler present for someone. I’m the box there are four little tubs. Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar, Original and Texas BBQ. This has to be the best one of the best Christmas crackers available. Make someone’s Christmas and give them the gift of Pringle’s. RRP £2.99 Available from B&M.
Buying food and drink gifts are always great when they are original and unique. I hope the selection I have showcased here gives you some great ideas. After all everyone loves a food and drink gift at Christmas.
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