Seven gifts for a food and drinks lover
Everyone loves Christmas but those who enjoy food and drinks will get into the festive spirit quicker – and more happily – than everyone else. We’ve come up with a list of seven killer gifts for foodies.
This beautiful wine has been aged for 16 months and is the perfect gift for any drink lover. With a combination of new and used French oak it produces a dense and bold flavour that would be a perfect combination with any festive meal. With only 130 cases produces, make sure to get your hands on one before they go.
Bacardí Rum is combining premium quality rum with festive family games and adding a splash of island warmth to this season with a limited run of new Caribbean-inspired domino sets. This gift set includes 28 dominoes tiles and one bottle of Bacardí Reserva Ocho Rum and is the perfect luxury gift for both rum lovers and competitive-game enthusiasts.
Searching for the perfect gift for a foodie? Look no further than Carluccio’s Panettone range, including the new Panettone Maraschino Cherry beautifully packaged in its own signature cherry red tin. Other options include clementine, chocolate, limoncello, vegan and gluten free varieties. Bellissima! For a more immersive Italian experience, visit their pop-up store in St Pancras International until the 27th December.
A luxurious hamper is the perfect gift. Hampers.com has a fabulous selection to choose from and is guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Indulge in the festivities with their Luxury Bearing Gift Hamper or other great options including the Festive Mulled Wine & Mince Pies and the Ultimate Christmas Hamper.
The complex taste of this gin is what makes it unique, the perfect ingredient for a kick-ass martini and G&T. It comes from Germany’s Black Forest and has scents of juniper, lavender and citrus, coming from the 47 different botanicals. 47 is also the alcoholic content and it will mesmerise your friends and family. It’s a very special bottle to pour this Christmas.
For a foodie with a sweet tooth, Jack & Beyond’s luxury cakes are the perfect treat. They have an impressive range all year round, but at Christmas they have a special selection of mince pies. Encased in their signature shortcrust pastry there’s a traditional mince pie as well a chocolate peanut butter pie for those who aren’t fans of the seasonal filling. Then there’s a mince pie with a spicy gingerbread crust, plus a whole range of Christmas cookies and macarons. Lovely!
Take your loved one on a whirlwind tour of one of the most diverse cuisines this Christmas by diving into this beautiful cookbook. Bursting with recipes and stories from the heart of Mexico City, this gift provides vibrant dishes for every hour of the day – a perfect stocking filler for any food lover.
It’s Christmas and there has to be a bonus entry. This stunning spherical bottle of gin is the epitome of the festive spirit and the perfect gift for any drink lover. Peer inside to reveal a cosy holiday season scene with a flickering fireplace, the bottle is filled with the most exquisite gin liqueur, made with Seville oranges, cinnamon, cloves and warming gingerbread spices and a sprinkle of 23 carat edible gold leaf. Alternatively – for something to eat – Harvey Nichols has the wonderful Santa Cutie Gift Box, which includes shortbread biscuits, cheesy rounds, kalamata olives, jam and tonic water.