Shopping for foodies can be difficult because by definition, they have their finger on the pulse when it comes to experiencing new foods and beverages. But it’s not all bad, keeping in mind their need to experience the ‘new’ can be the key to unlocking that special gift that puts a twinkle in their eye this Christmas. My picks below are unique and delicious enough to make this a very happy Christmas.
Pukka Herbs Christmas Calendar
There are a lot of tea advent calendars this year and this is one of my favourites. It is very colourful, and contains 24 different organic herbal teas – some of Pukka Herb’s most loved teas. It also comes with a string so you can hang it up the wall as you countdown the days till Christmas. Very handy.
Bird and Blend Tea Advent Calendar
Here’s another favourite of mine. While the Pukka Calendar is all herby and organic, this one is very creative and spicy. It’s warming, spicy and very adventurous – just what’s needed this time of year. You can expect teas like Mulled Cider, Gingerbread Chai and Peppermint Cream, to mention a few.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
Although not festive themed, I’ll argue that this Velvetiser is one of the best products to gift from Hotel Chocolat. It allows the user to enjoy the perfect hot chocolate over and over again. As they describe it, the Velvetiser delivers café-quality hot chocolate at home. This Christmas, the Velvetiser comes complete with a selection of chocolates including indulgent maple and real toasted pecans, zesty Blood Orange, fiery Ginger, cooling Mint and more; as well as instructions on how to create the perfect hot chocolate. It’s definitely a gift that will keep you in the user’s thoughts every time they take a sip.
Black Cow Vodka Cocktail Gift Pack
This one is for martini lovers. Made entirely from whey from grass-grazed
cow’s milk left over from the cheese-making process, Black Cow is the smoothest and creamiest vodka you’d ever taste. This gift set contains a sustainable gold plated straw, cocktail shaker and cheese which is made at the same dairy farm as the distillery.
You don’t have to be a mixologist to enjoy awesome cocktails at home this Christmas. This exciting trio of luxury liqueurs has been created ready to go. Each liquid begins with the extraction of a single note – the eponymous ingredient of each liqueur. Then the secondary sequence of ingredients are wrapped around each note to create a completely developed and complex liquid.
Just add a mixer and garnish, and you have the perfect cocktail. These liqueurs make great stocking fillers, with flavours of Muyu Jasmine Verte; Muyu Chinotto Nero and Muyu Vetiver.
Kilner Kombucha Tea Brewing Kit
Kombucha is already a big hit for its health benefits but it’s going to be even bigger in 2020. Premixed Kombucha drinks are already in shops but this kit from Lakeland will now allow people to make their own.
Smart Wares Princess Table Grill
Smart Wares have some amazing household appliances and this Princess Table Grill, is social dining at its best. This is an entirely different way to experience meals with friends and family in the comfort of your home. You get to cook up a storm with everyone watching.
Wild Life Botanicals
Alcohol usually takes nutrients out of the body not add to it but that’s what makes Wild Life Botanicals sparkling wines special – it is bubbles with benefits. It’s low in alcohol, has less sugar than champagne and prosecco and is infused with eight vitamins and minerals, and five botanicals. It also has 60% less calories. This premium sparkling wine comes in two varieties, Nude and Blush, and packaged beautifully to make gifting easy.
Silk Road’s White Spiced Rum
This is a delicate, light and more refined rum with flavours that are vapour infused during the distillation process. The process reduces the amount of added sugar and gives more than the traditional coconut taste we’ve come to expect from white rum.