Always a very welcome present at any time of year, food is even more of a great gift come the festive season. It’s obviously perfect for foodies and wine buffs, but if you have a tricky person on your list or someone you don’t feel all that confident buying for, a food or drink gift can often be just the thing! Plus, it’s always a brilliant last-minute gift if you’ve forgotten to buy someone a present, received a spontaneous invite or just want to make an impulsive gesture to a neighbour or host.
For the one who can’t wait for Christmas
Who says you have to wait until Christmas Day to treat someone? If they adore counting down the festive season, a delicious Advent calendar is the perfect early gift. If you really want to spoil someone special, this Hotel Chocolat Grand Advent Calendar is super-luxe, or if they love popcorn, Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn Advent Calendar has an amazing variety of flavours to try, and comes in a vegan option too. Or if they don’t have a sweet tooth, The Snaffling Pig’s Pork Crackling Advent Calendar is a super-tasty alternative to the traditional options.
For the special sweet tooth
Foodies with a sweet tooth are always a pretty easy one, but if you want to make them feel like their present was given extra thought this year, how about giving it a special touch with the presentation? We love Hotel Chocolat’s The Elf’s Christmas Stocking – it gives that extra luxe and festive feel to an already brilliant gift.
These Churchill’s Biscuits come in cute minature tins in the shape of baubles and stockings, while this Joe & Seph’s Salted Caramel Popcorn is presented in an incredible-looking cracker-style box.
For your festive hosts
To be the best holiday-gathering guests, it’s always welcome to bring a bottle of wine or some after-dinner chocolates. But how about going one step further and making a more festive offering? This Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Cream Liquer would be delicious to enjoy as an after dinner digestif, or to elevate coffees and certain desserts.
If you’d prefer to give an after dinner taster, why not try something a little more unexpected and bring a cheese course? Godminster’s Four Cheese Signature Gift Box includes four delicious cheeses, and looks so inviting that even if there wasn’t a cheese board on the menu, there soon would be! Or for a sweet but festive-themed offering, these amazingly cute Christmas cakes from The Original Cake Company are a lovely offering, and perfect for your host to offer with coffee.
For the old-school snack lover
These Gourmet Pork Crackling Gift Jars from The Snaffling Pig are wonderful for the pub-grub enthusiast. Or if they love traditional-style sweet treats, Churchill’s Confectionery Toffee & Fudge in British Souvenir Tins would be a great gift, combing delicious fudge and toffee with classic souvenir tins that they can keep.
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