Christmas Food Gifts
Christmas is all about indulgence and a great way to spoil yourself or a loved one is with a gastronomic delight! Check out this gourmet selection of gift ideas that will put a smile on any foodieís face...
Raffaello by Ferrero Mini GiftItís just not Christmas without a Ferrero Rocher and for the Christmas season they have once again rolled out the gold carpet to add some tasty new additions to the range including the Raffaello coconut selection. Making an ideal stocking filler the beautifully presented Mini Gift is a delicate coconut cream encased in a thin, crispy wafer dusted in coconut frosting.
Priced £2.99 from www.tesco.com
Crabtree and Evelyn Christmas Pudding BiscuitsThese festive biscuits are a tasty contemporary twist on the timeless Yuletide pudding. Infused with spices and aromatic flavours, the biscuits are still to this day traditionally baked using an exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn recipe that the company started with. The festive tin makes them a really attractive gift too!
Priced £5.00 from www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
Gran Steadís Ginger Gift BoxGinger has many proven benefits to the body so this gift set not only satisfies the taste buds but will also give you a health boost. Centred on the farmís 150 year old traditions, the box is made up of a 750ml bottle of its famous non-alcoholic Mellow Ginger, ginger syrup, a handmade ginger and orange marmalade and crystallised ginger.
Prices start from £20.00 from www.gransteadsginger.co.uk
Wensleydale Christmas TrucklesThis creamery has been crafting cheese from its Hawes farm in the Yorkshire Dales since the 12th century creating crumbly Wensleydale cheese. Adding to their existing range of blended cheese wax truckles, the Christmas blends this year are the Winter Warmer Wensleydale, which is inspired by the flavours of mulled wine and an Orange & Champagne Wensleydale, the bucks fizz of cheese for those special occasions.
Priced £12.00 for six truckles from www.wensleydale.co.uk
Carluccios Panettone al CioccolatoFor a festive twist on the scrummy panettone, this chocolate version of the bread/cake delight is handcrafted and made from the finest Italian ingredients including rich dark and milk chocolate pieces. Each panettone comes in a beautifully presented gift box tied with a gold bow.
Priced £16.95, 1kg or £3.95, 100g from www.carluccios.com
Tropical Sun Food hamperSpice it up a little with this hamper from Tropical Sun which has all the makings for you to create a Caribbean Delight. It contains no less than 14 jars, bottles and packets of specially selected seasonings ranging from hot pepper sauces to Jamaican Jerk seasoning. A cookery book and apron are also included to help you on your way.
Priced £45.00 from www.tropicalsunfoods.com
Camrock Caramalised Mixed NutsFor the nutty ones out there that are mad about macadamias, crazy for cashews, or passionate about peanuts, these moreish caramelised mixed nuts from Cambrook are made using traditional artisan techniques with each nut coated in a fine golden glaze with a distinctive crunchy texture and hint of salt.
Priced £1.79 from www.selfridges.com
Green & Blacks Connoisseur CollectionThis is a new addition to the G&B family providing a selection of their famed mini bars of rich chocolate alongside tasting notes enabling you to pair up your favourite flavours with an alcoholic compliment such as the Madagascan vanilla white bar that goes down a treat with the caramel and honey notes in a glass of Sauternes.
Priced £17.99 from www.greenandblacksdirect.com
The Bay Tree Christmas StackersThese unique jars are full of a selection of scrumptious marmalades and pickles all produced to enjoy over the festive period. Mix and match to suit your taste with festive favourites including a Christmas Marmalade spiced with wild Moroccan oranges, Boxing Day Apricot and Coriander Chutney and a fruity Christmas Pickle of cranberries, apples and currants.
Priced £5.45 each from www.thebaytree.co.uk
Hummingbird Bakery Box of CupcakesThe Hummingbird Bakery, Londonís home of American baking, has a plethora of scrummy festive treats of the cake variety including a range of Christmas cupcakes. Ideal for a tasty gift each cupcake is hand decorated featuring the bakeryís bestselling flavours including vanilla, chocolate and red velvet.
Priced at £19.50 for a gift box of 6 from www.hummingbirdbakery.com
Thorntons The Snowman and The Snowdog ModelsFollowing the 2012 movie, The Snowman and The Snowdog, Thorntons has created a delicious white chocolate model available in a range of sizes making them a great idea for a stocking filler or a larger gift. Like many Thorntons products the smaller models can be personalised with a name for that extra special touch.
Prices range from £3.49 to £10.00 from www.thorntons.co.uk
Luxury Christmas HamperIf youíre still not sure which foodie item ticks the box for your loved one then this Christmas hamper is the perfect solution! This hamper contains a delectable feast of the West Countryís finest festive produce including a luxury Christmas pudding, tasty mince pies, chutneys, spreads and spices all beautifully presented in a woven basket.
Priced £58.00 from www.devonhampers.com