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Christmas Gift Guide 2021 – Food and Drink

Bake Off Box – CHRISTMAS BUNDLE

SAVE with this bundle of festive treats for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas. Exclusively available to the Bake Off Box shop:

  • Official Branded from The Great British Bake Off
  • A Gingerbread Cake with Snowy Gingerbread Houses from the experts behind the show
  • The dry ingredients to make the Gingerbread Cake
  • Illustrated step-by-step recipe card
  • 1x High Quality Cotton Apron with double front pocket
  • 1x 25cm Sustainable Bamboo Cake Stand
  • Apron & Cake Stand are stamped with The Bake Off logo
  • Checklist to ensure you have everything you need to bake
  • Postcard from Tom Hovey, illustrator of the show
  • Also includes additional 2 x Recipe Cards

Available from https://bakeoffbox.co.uk/collections/all/products/christmas-bundle

Assembly x Skye Corewijn Coffee Cup 

Handmade in London with ceramicist Skye Corewijn, these beautiful cups are a blend of porcelain and black vulcan stoneware. Designed with function in mind these are durable, tactile and refined, plus they are a pleasure to hold and drink from. The 300ml capacity and wide diameter means they fit all conventional brewing devices.<image002.jpg>

£20 from the Assembly website

Orea Coffee Brewers 

This is a deceptively minimal design for the most advanced apparatus out there for making hand-brewed coffee. The Orea brewer is a 100% black anodized aluminium, CNC machined, extra durable pour-over brewer. The patented ring drainage system allows for uniquely fast, hyper consistent, optimised brews that create more sweetness and clarity than other similar brewers

£55 for Orea brewer

Assembly x Soka Linens Coffee Coasters 

These 100% stone-washed linen coffee coasters come in sets of two and are hand-made in London by Norwegian-born, London-based, Soka Linens (Sonya Karlsson). They are machine washable and made from durable materials so can be used frequently without any fear of wear.

£14 for two coasters

Gift Subscriptions – Exotic coffees from around the world that are categorised as either classical or contemporary profiles. Choose one or choose a combination and then each month receive exclusive access to brewing and tasting videos which feature information on roasting, brewing, tasting and sometimes contributions from the farmers. Available in 3, 6 and 9 month subscriptions and all orders include a complimentary set of handmade linen coffee coasters.

Jameson Black Barrel Proof

Jameson Black Barrel Proof is a new 50% ABV limited edition whiskey made from pot still and grain whiskey matured in a combination of American oak, sherry casks and double charred ex-bourbon barrels to give an even deeper flavour experience for the festive season.

The rich, smooth expression showcases the benefit that the tradition of barrel charring can add to the world’s favourite Irish whiskey. 
Set to appeal to whiskey fans seeking to explore an intense flavour experience this Christmas, this is the ultimate gift, so get your hands on the gift set via theJameson website for £95 now. 

Available from https://shop.jamesonwhiskey.com/products/jameson-black-barrel-fan-gift-bundle?_pos=1&_sid=19e1da604&_ss=r

Lindt Chocolate

It’s the most magical time of the year and to mark this festive occasion the Lindt Master Chocolatiers have extended their iconic Lindt TEDDY range and introduced three new products to send some cheer and delight to adults and children alike. With limited availability, Lindt fans are advised to head to their nearest Lindt Chocolate Shop soon or purchase from www.lindt.co.uk/shop.

Lindt TEDDY Advent Calendar (172g) RRP £6

Cute and iconic, the Lindt TEDDY features in this NEW advent calendar which is filled with a various selection of 5g Teddy Truffles (milk, double milk or hazelnut chocolate), 10g Teddy milk chocolate, 6 Teddy with a creamy white chocolate filling and LINDOR Double milk mini truffles. Ideal for a magical countdown until Christmas, this new advent calendar will please both adults and children!

Lindt TEDDY & Storybook gift set (100g) RRP £10

Containing a beautifully illustrated storybook of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and a festive Lindt TEDDY made from the finest Lindt milk chocolate, this is the perfect gift to impress and a great ‘Christmas Eve Box’ for a loved one.

Lindt TEDDY Sharing Bag (145g) RRP £3.50
Treat yourself or share with your friends and family this delightful Teddy sharing bag. An ideal stocking filler with 28 delicious truffles with three different flavours – milk, double milk and hazelnut.

For more information or for the online store visit www.lindt.co.uk/shop and also follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lindtuk/ or Instagram www.instagram.com/LindtUK

Bears’ Dreamy salted caramel and pretzel brownies

Bear’s Brownies offers a delivery date calendar giving the customer the option to select the date in advance. They didn’t want to simply create a brownie delivery service, as much love and attention goes into the customer experience as our brownies.

Available from https://www.bearsbrownies.co.uk/

Japan Centre Christmas Gifts

Take a look at Japan Centre’s large sake and Japanese alcohol collection this festive season, and gift your loved ones with artisan sake. From Gekkeikan sake, sake brewery of the Japanese Imperial Family, to flavoured sake from yuzu to peach, explore types of sake you didn’t even know existed. The perfect gift to give to all sake sommeliers.

Visit Japan Centre in-store or online at japancentre.com to explore their sake collection and take a look at Japan Centre’s gift guide at japancentre.com/christmas.

Bullards Gin 

Bullards is a luxury British gin brand, with a four strong range of gins plus a full sensory and curated gin experience offered in their Bullards Tasting rooms.
Ideal for gifting, they have a range of hampers and gift sets and are leading the way with their sustainable offering too. The Bullards eco-refill pouches allow you to return to the stores (or purchase online) to top up your original Bullards bottle in support of minimising waste and environmental impact. 

Available from https://bullardsspirits.co.uk/

AMARO LUCANO 

Developed in 1894, this family recipe is one of the oldest & most popular amaro bitters in Italy.

Available from Amazon

NOVANTACEPPI 

Novantaceppi Primitivo Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGT) Puglia is one of the most popular wine brands in Europe.

Available from Amazon

Colston Bassett Stilton

Christmas Day isn’t complete without a cheeseboard to chase down the Christmas dinner and if you’re looking to whip up an impressive spread for family and friends this year you don’t want to be without Colston Bassett’s award winning Stilton. 

With a smooth and creamy melt-in-the-mouth texture and a delicious flavour that balances out sweet and savoury notes, it tastes delicious spread onto crackers, or even paired with some chocolate and ginger. If you’re looking to pair your cheese with a drink, it’s served best with a glass of port or full bodied red wine – a cheese lovers dream!

Colston Bassett Dairy has been making the finest artisan cheese since 1913. Little has changed since then and they still use the milk from four of the original local farms that set up the co-operative in the beginning.

Available from Neal’s Yard Dairy and The Fine Cheese Company. RRP: From £8.45. https://www.colstonbassettdairy.co.uk/

Two Magpies Bakery Hampers

Boasting the best baked items and carefully-sourced regional ingredients, Two Magpies is offering two beautiful hampers for Christmas 2021, its East Coast Hamper, Two Magpies Festive Hamper. 

Available from https://twomagpiesbakery.co.uk/

Slate Cheese’s Hampers


Hampers range from £25 upwards and there’s everything from the Support British Selection, to the Men’s Gift Set or the Cheesemongers Special Selection. Take a look at https://slatecheese.co.uk/collections/gift-selections-and-hampers for more info and ideas on the different options available.
Slate prides itself on sourcing the very best cheese from the UK and abroad and its hampers make the perfect gift for cheese lovers – and those hard to buy for relatives.

Bell’s Aged 8 Years

The nation’s much loved whisky, is proud to be launching Bell’s Aged 8 Years. Barrel-aged in oak casks, this latest innovation from Bell’s is malty, spicy, fruity and smooth. Best enjoyed neat or over ice, this delicious new blend is an approachable Scotch for the whisky-curious or a fitting gift for those who already enjoy a dram on special occasions with friends and family. 

Baileys The Original Irish Cream

Nothing says Christmas like Baileys – with a variety of delicious Baileys products available, including the classic Baileys Original Irish Cream and Baileys Chocolat Luxe – embrace the festive season with pure indulgence and gifts your mum with this decadent treat. 

Baileys Original Irish Cream: 70cl ABV 17% RRP; £15 

Baileys Chocolat Luxe: 50cl ABV 15.7% RRP: £18

Available from https://www.baileys.com/en-gb/products/baileys-original-irish-cream

Simsanté Mulled Christmas Spice

Simsanté is handcrafted, organic and nutrient packed chocolate has more nutritional value than any other dark chocolate brand in the market, as it is infused with ancient grains, natural essential oils, protein rich nuts, gut strengthening spices, seeds packed with omega 3 and dark chocolate rich in flavanoids and other antioxidants.
Available from https://www.simsante.co.uk

Cambrook

The 3 Jar Gift Set is available via the Cambrook Foods website or in Wholefoods, Chatsworth House, Yumbles, NOTHS, All Things Brighton Beautiful, Borough Box, RRP £18.50.

The 2 Jar Gift Set is available via the Cambrook Foods website, Lakeland, Chatsworth House, Yumbles, NOTHS, All Things Brighton Beautiful, Borough Box, RRP £14.00.

Available from https://www.cambrookfoods.co.uk/product-category/glass-jars/

Sea Change Provence Rosé 2020

The wine itself is full of fresh zesty grapefruit, delicate white peach and tropical pineapple flavours. This sublime Provence rosé is perfectly balanced and guaranteed to impress.

Available from https://seachangewine.com/wines/seahorse-label/sea-change-provence/

Whittard The Signature Hot Chocolate Hamper

A hamper with the true meaning of luxury: our two signature Luxury and Luxury White hot chocolates, a tower of mini marshmallows, two milk chocolate spoons and a pair of SoHo glasses.

Available from https://www.whittard.co.uk/gifts/the-signature-hot-chocolate-hamper-HMP354365.html

trewithen dairy Cornish Cream Tea Hamper For Two

This Cornish Cream Tea Hamper contains all the essentials for a perfect cream tea for two people.

Treats and Tips
Always warm your scones and then put the jam on first, the Cornish way – did you know the reason for this is to keep the cream from melting?

4 x Scones, 113g Strawberry Jam, 114g Cornish Clotted Cream, 40 x Cornish Tea Bags

Available from https://www.trewithendairy.co.uk/product/cornish-cream-tea-two/

Farhi Luxury Chocolate

Sold in Selfridges and Harrods, as well as online, family owned luxury confectionery brand, Farhi, is known for its gourmet nuts, indulgent truffles and stuffed dates. For Christmas they’ve brought back the hand-painted papier mache bonbonnieres filled with a choice of dark chocolate gingers, cocoa dusted almonds or chocolate coated coffee beans, alongside the wider ranges. The bonbonnieres are £15 and £25 each and a beautiful gift.

  • Luxury confectionery for foodies
  • As sold in Harrods and Selfridges
  • From £7.50 – £55
  • Known for their fruit and nut gifts and stuffed Medjool dates
  • Hand-painted bonbonnieres filled with a choice of fillings
  • Beautiful gift jars and packaging, designed for your keepsakes
  • The gold hamper, brand new for 2021 is £100

Available from www.farhi.co.uk

The Alchemist

The Alchemist’s new cocktail book (£14.99)

Enjoy gifting The Alchemist’s new cocktail book – ‘Master the Dark Arts of Mixology’ – which includes 100 original cocktail recipes and is the ideal present for wannabe cocktail makers who’d love to create their own spellbinding concoctions. The recipes include a blend of classic, unique, and show-stopping mixtures divided into chapters such as Chemistry and Theatre, Twisted Classics and Low & No Alcohol.  Now you can recreate The Alchemist’s unique flair and theatre to enjoy with family and friends over the festive period.  Try the Alchemist’s top five festive cocktail recipes – Chocolate Orange SmasharacParadise LostMilk & Honey, Maple Manhattan, and Cinnamon Apple – see below. 

The Alchemist’s cocktail gift box (£29.50)

The Alchemist’s cocktail gift box – featuring four Alchemist signature cocktails of your own choice – is the perfect treat for friends and family to indulge in whilst celebrating being together this Christmas. Choose from signature favourites.

The Alchemist’s festive cocktail infusions (£35)

Take your drinks to the next level with The Alchemist’s decidedly different spirits, infused in-houseTry the festive infusion of Appleton’s estate rum infused with candied citrus and dried fruit for a tangy-sweet and warm flavour, perfect for an Old Fashioned or any rum based cocktail. Or you could try the Strawberry Laces Gin – The Alchemist’s twist on pink gin, to be enjoyed with your favourite tonic or lemonade.

With a bit of The Alchemist’s Christmas magic you’ll be a popular gifter – or guest – this Christmas!

Gifts from The Alchemist are available from The Alchemist’s online shop (https://shop.thealchemist.uk.com/). In addition, the cocktail book is also widely available in book shops including Amazon, Waterstone’s and WH Smith. Prices may vary.

LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW

Here in the UK, it’s fair to say liquorice is classified as a polarising taste – perhaps even more so than Marmite. LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW is set to change opinions with what it believes to be the world’s largest sampling, encouraging the world to try its range of premium liquorice confectionery, unlike anything you’ve tasted before.

The collection is made up of gourmet pure liquorice in a range of flavours including sweet, salty and spicy, plus the best selling chocolate coated liquorice.

The record breaking attempt to sample EVERYONE worldwide, is a mission by LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW to make the world love liquorice – one liquorice at a time. Encouraging you to share yours with a hater, LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW is aiming to get the handcrafte sweets from the Danish liquorice factory in the hands of consumers worldwide.

According to calculations, this will take 412 years and 292 days – so you better be quick signing up, or it may be the grandchildren sampling this game changing liquorice treat!

The brand is offering everyone in the UK – from Inverness to St Ives – and beyond the opportunity to receive their free sample of gourmet chocolate coated liquorice. So wherever you’re based, from São Paulo to Tokyo, you can get your hands on liquorice that’s guaranteed to change opinions.

Simply add an email address (yours or a friend’s – everyone is encouraged to #ShareItWithAHater) to www.wemaketheworldloveliquorice.com and wait (patiently!) for your sample to arrive.

Bloom Gin Gift Pack with London Dry Gin and a Cocktail Making Set

This luxury gift set contains a 70cl bottle of Bloom London Dry gin, a rose gold hammered cocktail shaker, a measure jiggers and a cocktail bar spoon.

Available from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bloom-Gift-London-Cocktail-Making/

BLOOM London Dry Gin with Copa Glass

This BLOOM London Dry Gin gift set comes with a branded Copa glass, beautifully packaged in our signature colours, making it the perfect gift for any gin lover. Accompanied by a 70cl bottle of our iconic London Dry Gin, this dynamic duo shows how to do gin properly. 

Available from https://neatandshaken.com/products/bloom-london-dry-gin-with-copa-glass-gift-set

Fox’s Biscuits

Fox’s is treating biscuit fans to a selection of new mouth-watering creations just in time for the festive season. Including the first ever Chocolatey Winter Desserts biscuit assortmentThe Snowman™ Biscuit Selection tin and a new and improved Fabulous Biscuit Selection box, they’re sure to be new favourites for biscuit lovers to enjoy on a cold winter evening. 

The first new addition to the range, Chocolatey Winter Desserts, is inspired by winter dessert favourites and has been carefully crafted to offer luxurious flavours. Featuring a delicious selection of flavours including Chocolate Brownie, Millionaires Shortbread, White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake and Sticky Toffee Pudding, who could resist? The melt in the mouth flavoured creams are covered in rich chocolate – perfect for sharing with a loved one as a delicious treat at home. 

The Snowman™ Biscuit Selection tin brings together two iconic British brands that are synonymous with Christmas: Fox’s and The Snowman, Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book and a much-loved festive favourite. Including classic biscuits such as Crunch Creams, Triple Chocolate Cookies and a delicious Chocolately Fudge Sundae, which is beautifully finished with a ‘The Snowman™’ foil wrapper. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy whilst watching the film and special enough to gift in the unique ‘The Snowman™’ tin. 

Back by popular demand, Fox’s Fabulous Biscuit Selection box contains a collection of Fox’s best loved biscuits. Including Fox’s Chocolatey Rounds, classic Crunch Cream biscuits alongside new additions of Chocolate & Cream Viennese, Chocolate Fudge Sundae and Cookies made with a new and improved recipe. 

Bronwen Arthur, Senior Brand Manager at Fox’s Biscuits, commented: “The festive season is all about getting together with sharing moments with our nearest and dearest. Our Fox’s biscuit selections are perfect for sharing over those quality moments and really get the festive season started. These new additions are perfect for a cosy get together with friends and family and offer the delicious taste and quality expected from our iconic Fox’s Biscuits. We can’t wait to hear what people think!”

Fox’s Chocolatey Winter Desserts box is available for just £4.00, The Snowman™ tin for £5.00 and will be available in selected stores from October. Fabulous Biscuit Selection Box is available for £5.00 and will be available in all major stores from October*.

Thorntons

For those chocolate lovers in your life, Thorntons have a wide range of unique gifts to put a smile on anyone’s face. From cheeky elves, pudding-inspired chocolates to a footy lover’s dream, Thorntons allows you to add that special touch with personalisation.

Spread a little Christmas magic with Thorntons Christmas Model Selection. Crafted from delicious milk chocolate, the models are perfect as a festive treat, stocking filler or a Secret Santa gift. To add a special touch, the cute characters can be personalised for free with a name or message of your choice. Available individually for £8 each or get 5 for £30.

Available from https://www.thorntons.co.uk/christmas-gifts/milk-chocolate-reindeer-model-77191575.html?cgid=christmas-gifts

The Personalised Elf Advent Calendar is filled with scrumptious chocolates and milk chocolate caramel elves. You can make this calendar even more special with a free personalisation on the chocolate plaque.

Available for £8.50 each. For shoppers with lots of elves to cater for, there is a special deal of 4 for £30.

Available from https://www.thorntons.co.uk/christmas-chocolates/premium-elf-advent-calendar

Organix Christmas Selection Box

The perfect snack box for little ones to keep them happy & satisfied throughout the Christmas period.

Little ones can feast on a variety of snacks found in the Selection Packs, including: 

– Organix Mini Gingerbread Men biscuits 

– Organix Alphabet biscuits 

– Organix Apple & Raspberry Soft Oaty Bars 

– Organix Apple & Orange Soft Oaty Bars 

– Organix organic strawberry & Apple Gummies (1 x 12g)

The Selection packs come with Organix’s No Junk Promise, a stamp of reassurance to parents that all foods are organic, with no added salt and no artificial colours or flavours. 

The advent calendars and selection packs are available to buy from tesco.com

Organix Advent Calendar 

There is nothing more exciting for little ones than the countdown to Christmas, that’s why Organix has created the ultimate advent calendar filled with your little ones favourite yummy Organix snacks. Behind each door you will find a scrumptious festive treat every day up until the big day including:

Organix Jammie Monsters Biscuits – deliciously tasty biscuits made with 100% fruit filling

Organix Mini Oaty Bites Raspberry & Apple and Apple & Orange – soft, scrummy and deliciously fruity, they are packed full of juicy raisins and wholegrain oats

All these tasty Organix snacks are made with the best organic ingredients and no artificial colours or flavours – all part of our No Junk Promise. Make the countdown to Christmas delicious with the perfect advent calendar for your little elf from Organix.

The advent calendars and selection packs are available to buy from tesco.com

Mermaid Pink Gin

The Isle of Wight Distillery has created a vibrant variation of its excellent Mermaid Gin which boasts delightfully sweet flavour profile and rosy hue thanks to an infusion of island strawberries. These tasty little rascals make for an intriguing juxtaposition with the botanicals already in the mix, including the subtly savoury rock samphire, the herbaceous Boadicea hops and the zesty Sicilian lemon. Smashing in a G&T and garnished with strawberries.

Available from https://isleofwightdistillery.com/collection/mermaid-pink-gin

PepperBox Wines

PepperBox Wines naturally intense Shiraz is full of ripe juicy fruit with a cracking peppery finish. The perfect partner for great food this Christmas.



Handcrafted by the Casella Family in the land of sunshine, great coffee, wine and food, Pepperbox Shiraz is the perfect wine to compliment the flavours of braised meats.

With flavours of blackcurrant and cherry, this wine has a spicy aroma and silky-smooth finish. The Shiraz displays notes of ripe fruit and soft, round tannins. Naturally intense, it’s the perfect partner for festive food and the ideal choice for special occasions with friends and family this Christmas and New Year.

Pairing suggestions: Lamb shanks, slow-cooked beef and chocolate puddings

RRP: £10
Available at Tesco

Johnnie Walker

Tis the season to unveil the highly anticipated advent calendars of 2021. The ultimate battle of the brands, each looking to showcase the perfect array of delights this Christmas.

The globally famed Scotch Whisky maker, Johnnie Walker, has revealed its 12 Days of Discovery limited edition calendar. Each date in the calendar delivers one of six different Johnnie Walker variants in a fully recyclable 50ml glass bottle. Top picks include the rich and creamy flavours of toffee in Black Label and velvety smooth favourite, Blue Label.

Priced at £49 and available to purchase from Amazon, this is the perfect gift for new and old whisky fans alike and great for sharing whisky tastings with friends and family over the festive period. 

Each calendar includes two 50ml bottles of:

Johnnie Walker Red Label, the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky. With hints of sweet smoke, sparks of cinnamon and honey cascading over fresh fruit this is an enjoyable first tipple in the 12 Days of Discovery. 

Johnnie Walker Black Label, a rich, smooth Scotch made using whiskies that have spent 12 years maturing to create a wonderful balance of big, bold flavour. Deep layers of sweet fruit, spice and vanilla are wrapped in a cloak of smoke.

Johnnie Walker Double Black, a full-bodied Scotch with a deep, smouldering flavour. Spiced cloves ignite dried fruit. Orange peel and vanilla cut through a lingering peat smoke.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, famed for its sweet, honeyed qualities. This whisky is a shimmering, swirling, perfect balance of flavour.

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years, an intensely rich and wildly indulgent Scotch that perfectly balances a trilogy of flavours and textures – sweet fruit, creamy smoothness, and warm spice.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, a velvety smooth and vibrant Scotch, crafted using rare hand-selected whiskies from across the four corners of Scotland including some from long-closed ‘ghost’ distilleries.

From striking gift boxes to brand new limited-editions, Johnnie Walker has something to suit everyone’s tastes this Christmas. Celebrate those who have kept walking this year with a truly meaningful gift. 

For further information and images, please get in touch with JohnniewalkerGB@smarts.agency

Visit www.johnniewalker.com for more information on the Johnnie Walker range, plus a huge selection of highball recipes to try at home.

STARLINO ROSSO ITALIAN VERMOUTH

A traditional rosso vermouth di Torino from Hotel Starlino, made with botanicals including wormwood, Tolu balsam, cloves, rhubarb, ginger, Cinchona and bitter orange peel, creating a warm, spicy character.

Available from Amazon or www.stambeccoamaro.com

Stambecco Maraschino Cherry Amaro

From Stambecco comes this classic Amaro liqueur! Maraschino cherries are the star here, along with sweet and bitter oranges, spices, herbs and wormwood among the 30 botanicals used. An incredibly zazzy bottle that won’t just look great on the home bar, but will serve as a wonderfully versatile cocktail component!

Available from Amazon or www.stambeccoamaro.com

Blood Orange Beefeater Gin

Beefeater Blood Orange Gin is the bright-tasting new gin made for those rooftop spritz afternoons.

Available from https://www.beefeatergin.com/en-UK/our-gins/blood-orange-gin

Japan Centre Christmas Gifts

Take a look at Japan Centre’s large sake and Japanese alcohol collection this festive season, and gift your loved ones with artisan sake. From Gekkeikan sake, sake brewery of the Japanese Imperial Family, to flavoured sake from yuzu to peach, explore types of sake you didn’t even know existed. The perfect gift to give to all sake sommeliers.

Visit Japan Centre in-store or online at japancentre.com to explore their sake collection and take a look at Japan Centre’s gift guide at japancentre.com/christmas.

Frerejean freres

This signature wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir aged for a minimum of five years, producing an elegant Champagne that embodies the richness of the Frerejean Frères terroir. Low Brut dosage and late disgorgement mean that it’s both balanced and generous.

Available from https://frerejeanfreres.co.uk/products/brut-bottle