We've rounded up our top picks for the tastiest and most gorgeous food and drink gifts to give fabulous foodies.
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Delamain Cognac - The 67 Edition
The 67 Edition offers a beguiling combination of delicate sophistication and depth. On the nose are aromas of pear and fresh fig layered with buttery brioche and raisins. On the palate are rich, mellow flavours of fig jam, ending with the slightest autumnal notes.
Available from 67pallmall.com for £195 (70cl bottle).
Craft Coffee Club coffee subscription
This coffee subscription is ideal for all of the coffee lovers on your list. Each month subscribers receive either whole bean or ground ethically sourced single-origin artisan coffee alongside a selection of snacks and a mini-magazine with the details on the coffee and tasting/brewing notes. Even better, a portion of proceeds from every subscription goes towards helping to support farming communities around the globe by giving them funds to develop their businesses.
Available from Craft Coffee Club f or £24.95 per month.
Mariage Frères’ NOËL GLAMOUR®, a luxury advent calendar
This beautiful advent calendar from France's oldest luxury tea emporium Mariage Frères is filled with 24 premium teas.
Behind every door you'll find a luxury Mariage Frères’ tea. With classic such as Earl Grey as well as a wide variety of more unique options such as the fresh and fruity MARCO POLO®, to seasonal varieties such as the ESPRIT DE NOEL®, a festive and aromatic tea rich in Christmas spices, orange peel and vanilla, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to making a cuppa.
Available from Mariage Frères for £45.00.
The Bath Soft Cheese Co.
You can't have a foodie gift list without cheese - fact. We love The Bath Soft Cheese Co., famed for its organic cheese heralding from the heart of Somerset. Made with traditional methods, these premium cheeses are renowned for their distinctive quality. Selection boxes come packed with a range of signature cheeses, many with small batch chutneys and crackers.
Available from Barbury Hill priced from £25.
Mother Root Ginger Switchel
Mother Root Ginger Swtichel is a sophisticated 100% all-natural, non-alcoholic aperitif. A maceration of pressed ginger juice, blossom honey, Organic apple cider vinegar and a hint of chilli, it is inspired by the age-old Anglo-American “shrub-making” tradition originating from the 1700s.
It is exceptionally versatile and can be served hot or cold. We love it in Mother Root’s gorgeous Hot-Not-Toddy, a non-alcoholic version of a traditional hot toddy, which is great for chilly winter days!
Available from motherroot.london for £19.00 (480 ml bottle).
Gyre & Gimble Gins
Gyre & Gimble is a newly launched spirits brand which features three Alice in Wonderland inspired gins, combining the real world and the strange - Callooh Callay (a refreshing coastal gin), Nohow (a double-juniper London Dry) and Queen of Hearts (a rich, velvety cherry gin). The three gins make the perfect Christmas gift with a twist, and the cherry gin in particular is a festive addition to any booze cupboard.
The new gins are available from www.gyreandgimble.co.uk, all priced at £35 (70cl bottle) with delivery across mainland UK. The gins can also be found in the Gyre & Gimble bar in Norwich, where visitors can book a distilling experience to make their very own concoction from more than 30 botanicals to choose from.
Wine & Food: The Perfect Match
Written by 67 Pall Mall’s Head of Wine, Ronan Sayburn MS and Head Chef, Marcus Verberne, ‘Wine and Food: The Perfect Match’ features a comprehensive study of the world’s great wines, how to drink them and what foods to pair them with.
Available from 67 Pall Mall for £40.
British Charcuterie for Light Lunches & Boxing Day Brunches: Beal’s Farm
Direct from the farm to your kitchen table, Beal’s Farm, a family-run Sussex business, is the home of Mangalitsa charcuterie - award-winning cured meats from rare-breed pigs. Winner of multiple Great Taste Awards, Beal’s look after the entire process of curing, smoking, air-drying and packing to ensure the highest quality, making them the choice of Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants around the country.
A wide variety of boxes are available from the Charcuterie Sharing Selection through to the Luxury box featuring four varieties of cured meats including Air-dried Ham, Spalla, Coppa and Lomo, and two half sticks of different salamis – Milano, Fennel or Chorizo, ideal for entertaining and family gatherings.
Availabe from Barbury Hill priced between £18-£49.
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.
Filled with gourmet French goodies, PAUL's Panier de Noël is ideal for any foodies on your Christmas list. Packaged in a traditional wicker basket, the hamper includes:
The Panier de Noël (£35 plus £12.98 nationwide delivery) is available to purchase online at www.paul-uk.com or in store.
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