With Christmas fast approaching if you’re anything like me then there is always at least one person on my gift list who leaves me stumped over what to buy them every year.
I’ve kept my eyes peeled over the past few months and weeks to create a list of what I think would make fab gifts for foodie fans. Hopefully they’ll provide inspiration for those last gifts you need to buy, or perhaps ideas for what you’d like on your own list this Christmas.
How beautiful is this range? Mister Berwyn is a relatively new homeware brand having launched earlier this year by founder and clearly very talented illustrator Amy Brown. My favourite products are the circus range, which encompasses a lovely mug (£16), delightful plates (£22.50 each) and co-ordinating tea towel (£12 each).
I have a huge range of herbs and spices in my cupboard as I love cooking recipes from all over the world. From my collection, my favourite brand would be Steenberg’s as they offer a great range with lots of unusual herbs and spices, and they are packaged beautifully. For Christmas their Mulled Cider Spices (£3.50) packaged in a Christmas cracker would make a lovely stocking filler. As I’m pregnant I’ve tried this out with apple juice and it is truly yummy! Or for a larger gift Steenberg’s gift boxes are fabulous, such as the Arabic spice set (£10) featured in the photo below.
I came across Savisto earlier this year when they kindly sent me a salt and pepper mill set to review. Savisto has a great range of homeware and kitchen accessories at exceptionally good prices.. Having tried out their products, I can vouch for the quality, which is excellent.
For Christmas gifts, I don’t think you could go wrong with their vintage style popcorn maker (£21.99), perfect for creating popcorn at home for a night in cuddled up on the sofa watching TV or movies. Or for the cocktail lover in your life, go for the 7 piece Manhattan cocktail shaker gift set. It’s presented in a gift box complete with shaker, bar measures, a recipe book and other essential cocktail paraphernalia, all for £20.99.
This is another brand that I have been lucky enough to try out first hand this year. Ross & Ross, which is based in favourite part of the country, the Cotswolds, offer a range of great foodie gifts and home curing kits. Having tried out their bacon curing kit I can highly recommend this as a fun and quirky gift for any friends or family interested in artisan food and home curing.
I also like the look of this Pig & Beer box (£12) which would be great for anyone that loves, well, pig and beer. A big thumbs up from me that the box is championing locally produced beer from the Cotswold brewing company.
A stunning range of crockery that would add a touch of class to any home. The iconic Cornishware stripes are particularly lovely in blue and white. Choose from a range of different sized mugs (one for all of the family) which can be personalised on the Cornishware website.
Alternatively for those who love cooking and baking, a personalised pudding basin would be a super gift. Versatile and sturdy, this is a kitchen essential, and well, it’s just nice to have such nice things isn’t it?The mugs range from £9 up to £15 and the pudding basin is £24; personalisation incurs an extra charge.
I’m very excited to include these teabag holders in my gift guide as they are handmade by the very talented Sabah over at Womanish Affairs. She has just launched her own online shop selling a small but perfectly formed range of items for the home. Tea lovers will undoubtedly super happy to receive one of Sabah’s handcrafted teabag holders, and as the gift giver you’ll be supporting a new small business. What’s not to love? The teabag holders can be personalised and are a snip at £6 each.
I’m sure plenty of fellow food-lovers out there will have heard of Biscuiteers, and I have to say I think their gift range is adorable. All of their biscuits are hand-iced and the packaging is always gorgeous, so I’m always delighted to send these as gifts (even though I’m quite envious of the recipient). For Christmas, the iced Christmas medium gift tin is my top pick, a real box of festively decorated biscuity treats including snowmen, snowflakes and a Christmas pudding. You can also have the present biscuit personalised for that extra thoughtful touch. Price is £30 including delivery.
And while my final choice is not actually edible, this is still very lipsmacking…
Having spent years suffering from dry and rough lips, it was a blessing when I discovered lip scrub from Lush. It only uses natural ingredients, and as the main ingredient is sugar you can scrub your lips and it doesn’t matter if you end up eating some! You can then follow up with a lip balm to keep your smackers nice and soft. So for a foodie/beauty hybrid gift, choose sugar plum fairy lip scrub (£5.75) and key/lime pie lip balm (£6.75) available from Lush stores or online.
There we have my round up of Christmas gifts and inspiration. Has anything taken your fancy either for someone else or yourself?