Christmas Food and Drink Gift Guide 2016
Christmas Food & Drink
Gift Guide 2016
by Julia Paddon
If Christmas is truly the time to eat, drink and be merry then we’ve got it covered.
Enjoy our nibbles and tipples Top 10 gift guide to help make the festive season go down that little bit more sweetly…
1. Highland Park 18-Year-Old Whisky was recently named ‘Best Spirit in the World’ by US-based spirits scribe F. Paul Pacult – and who are we to argue? The single malt has that all-important balance with complexity. There are multi-layers to sip, enjoy and indulge.
Available from all good whisky specialists, including masterofmalt.com, RRP £99.
2. A more affordable whisky, The Macallan Gold comes in a fabulous presentation tin, making it a terrific christmas gift – one that will remain as a keepsake long after the whisky is consumed. It’s a fine single malt too, with rich colour and flavour coming from the famous oak casks.
Tin available from Tesco and Waitrose, RRP £35 – themacallan.com.
3. How about personalising a bottle of ale for the beer connoisseur in the house? You can add a name and a message to the label on this fine Cornish ale from the famous St Austell brewery.
£9.99 from staustellbreweryshop.co.uk.
“Eat from the jar with a spoon”
4. Yogi’s range of organic teas aim to be refreshingly different. In the post Christmas detox, they could be exactly what you need.
£2.39 a pack from discount-supplements.co.uk
5. Joe and Seph’s have a couple of sweet tooth satisfiers. Their Mince Pie popcorn (£4/80g) is as moreishly delicious as it sounds and their range of gourmet caramel sauces are perfect for ice cream drizzling or baking. Or eating from the jar with a spoon.
£4.99 from joeandsephs.co.uk
6. A massive Ferrero Rocher anyone? Yes please. Or how about its bedfellow, the coconut praline Raffaello? Oh, just get both.
The Grand Rocher, 240g, is £8.99 from major retailers. Raffaello, 24 pieces, £5, major retailers.
“For the foodie in your life”
7. Rombouts range of one cup coffee filters have to be the ultimate convenient Boxing Day pick-me-up. Give your coffee lover friend a treat. There’s a great range (along with other coffee paraphernalia) on their website – £2.69 per box: rombouts.com
8. The vanilla fudge is just one-sixth of the delights in the vegetarian Christmas bundle from Caprera (see image below). Throw in some Gingerbread, some Almond Butter Chocolate, Toasted Seeds and Garlic Crackers and a couple of fine chutneys and the foodie in your life can’t fail to be sated.
£25 from caprera.com.
9. Twelve pieces of divine Godiva chocolates in a Christmas-themed box. What are you waiting for?
£22 from godivachocolates.co.uk
10. Chewy, healthy kiddie fave Organix has gone the selection box route – as ever, no unnecessary junk is included. Contains two single soft oaty bars in Raspberry & Apple and Apple & Orange; and a single pack of Gingerbread Men, Cheese Crackers and Strawberry Gummies.
£2.99 from Boots and Ocado or £3.75 from Amazon.