Everyone has a foodie on their list that loves to indulge in the best food and drink products to be had. With this in mind, we've compiled our Christmas gift guide for foodies. Enjoy!
A CHEESE HAMPER
Who doesn't love cheese? Apart from the lactose intolerant, of course! We for one LOVE cheese and we're big fans of London cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield, which in our opinion, has the best range of gourmet cheeses. Their Glorious Gluten Free Hamper, is perfect for the gluten-free foodie on your list. This fab hamper includes: A fig ball, Cote de Duras red, Cote de Duras white, multi-seed and pepper cracker bakes, apricot, date and sunflower cracker bakes, cheddar pounder, caramalised onion chutney, stilton waxed min and Celtic soft. If this won't impress your foodie friends, we don't know what will.
Everyone loves curling up with a good book and a cup of tea when the temperatures start to plummet and we're no exception. We love the range of innovative, award-winning teas from Joe's Tea Co. Bursting with flavour, they're perfect for warming the cockles on a dreary day and the beautiful packaging makes them a great option for a stocking stuffer or a Christmas hamper gift.
The range includes a variety of playfully named black teas, white teas, green tea, caffeine free tea, classic teas and organic and herbal fruit infusions. Our two favourite caffeine-free teas within the range included: Feisty Turmeric Guru (a fiery ginger flavoured turmeric) and a very trendy tea at the minute for those of you who like to post your tea pics on Instagram, and the Rest-Repeat Rooibos (a rich, smooth full-bodied organic rooibos). Available from Joe's Tea Co. priced from £4.25.
A FOODIE ESCAPE
For the foodie who deserves an extra special treat, you can't go wrong with a visit to the new Laura Ashley Tea Room at Highbullen, Hotel Golf and Country Club. Located in North Devon, Highbullen Hotel enjoys panoramic views across North Devon’s Exmoor and Mole Valley, an oasis of tranquillity with manicured lawns and meadows that stretch out to the edges of this 128-acre estate. In the heart of this beautiful countryside, Laura Ashley the Tea Room brings together the timelessness of afternoon tea and elegant country living.
The menu offers a traditional Devon cream tea as well as full afternoon teas and Laura Ashley’s own special tea blend – all featuring an array of locally sourced produce, home-made sandwiches and jams, buttermilk scones, cakes and other sweet treats. There is also a savoury afternoon tea for those without a sweet tooth, and finger sandwiches, chocolate treats and candyfloss for children.
Give a taste of la dolce vita this Christmas
We love all things Italian, so when we discovered this gorgeous savoury hamper from online Italian deli Diforti, we fell in love!
Containing all of the staples you need to create a tasty Italian party platter, the 14" wicker hamper includes a bevvy of beautiful Italian goodies:
1x Carnaroli rice (500g)
1 x gluten free penne rigate (400g)
1 x sweet red peppers stuffed with cheese (215g)
1x Nundja spread jar (190g)
1x Taralli with extra virgin olive oil (200g)
1x tuna loins in oil (200g)
1x truffle oil (250ml)
1x salamino Toscano (125g)
1x jar of Sicilian pesto (180g)
With so many tasty delights , it's certain to be a hit with any foodie on your Christmas list. Better yet, buy it for yourself and you'll be prepared for any unexpected guests that drop by for drinks and nibbles during the Christmas party season!
The small savoury hamper is available from Diforti for £50.00.
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