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Edible Stocking Fillers Gift Guide

Stockings are such a wonderfully festive tradition. Yet I sometimes do feel it creates a sense of panic buying just to get them filled up. We are trying to buy less ‘stuff’ in our family for lots of reasons. One is the fact that with a two-year-old, we are already bursting at the seams! We are also trying to be more conscious of our impact on the environment. Buying things we don’t really need that then hang around before being discarded is clearly not great.

So this gift guide of ideas is for entirely edible stocking fillers. Obviously these come in packaging, but all of the packaging can be recycled or reused. Let’s tuck in…

Tom Savano Cocktails – £15

These premium, travel-inspired range of bottled cocktails are new addition to the drinks market. They use only small batch, craft spirits from around the world, and are blended and hand-bottled in London. Simply pour over ice for a delicious drink. The lychee martini is dreamy.

Sow Lush Edgy Veggies – £14.95

Sow Lush seed kits are edible, obviously once you’ve grown your produce. The kits provides nutrient rich compost, 12 starter pots, 12 plant markers, your seeds and easy to follow instruction. The Edgy Veggies Kit includes vibrant purple carrots and chocolate sweet peppers.

Buttermilk Mince Pie Fudge – £2.99

Buttermilk’s dairy-free and vegan fudge is available this year in a scrumptious mince pie flavour. You can find it in Holland and Barratt, Waterstones and Sainsburys. The price is great too!

Steenbergs Cinnamon Quills – £2.95, and Organic Christmas Tisane – £2.55

Steenbergs is one of my favourite brands and they offer tonnes of good options for stocking fillers. Their cinnamon quills smell amazing and are perfect for festive baking. The Christmas Tisane is lovely for this time of year too, a caffeine-free herbal infusion with festive spices.

Orriss & Son’s chilli sauces – £7.25

This range of three small-batch chilli sauces are fermented to give an amazing well-rounded flavour as well as some punch. Great for using as a condiment, marinade or cooking ingredient, choose from three different flavours and heat levels.

Dining vouchers from Moorhall Hotel – from £8.45

For those based in the Midlands or visiting, Moorhall Hotel is a dream, with amazing food in a beautiful setting. They now offer some really fun dining vouchers, including cocktail and cake for £8.45 and pizza and beer for £15.60. Delicious.

Coffee Monkey Mugs Chaos Fuel Coffee – £10

This speciality coffee has a rich, chocolately flavour, that will give you the buzz you need to get going in the mornings! Perfect on its own or with milk, this is a great pick you up.

Hopefully these have provided some food for thought (excuse the pun). Here’s to a deliciously sustainable Christmas!



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