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Femail reveals all the best food and drink gifts for Christmas 2019

The ULTIMATE gift guide for foodies: Femail reveals all the best edible and drinkable gifts for Christmas 2019 – from £1.69 personalised Lea & Perrins to a £1,099 chef-quality cooking device

  • Femail has produced the ultimate food and drink gift guide to suit any taste and budget for Christmas 2019 
  • Prices start at £1.69 for a bottle of Lea and Perrins and go up to over £1000 for the ultimate kitchen gadget
  •  If you’re buying for family, friends or colleagues there’s something to suit everyone from Haribo for the kids to the Queen’s champagne for the grown-ups

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Christmas shopping can be a stressful activity, but no matter how difficult the recipient is to buy for, an edible gift will never go amiss. 

So, whether it’s a personalised tub of Nutella, a novelty gin or a cooking experience, there’s something for everyone in Femail’s ultimate foodies’ gift guide.

Starting at just £1.69 for a personalised bottle of Lea & Perrins which would make the ideal thoughtful stocking filler – going up to £1,099 with the ultimate cooking device, a Thermomix, Femail has everyone covered.

If you’re buying for children, there’s Haribo hampers, gourmet marshmallows and some chocolate reindeer.  

If you’re after a nice novelty gift for someone in the family, why not try Noveltea’s alcohol tea blends? Meanwhile, a cheese subscription will definitely get you into the good books of a dedicated foodie. 

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A dash of delicious Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been bringing out the flavours in everything from cheese on toast to Bloody Mary cocktails for almost 200 years.

And this year, for the very first time, Lea & Perrins lovers in the UK will be able to buy their very own personalised bottles of the world famous Worcestershire Sauce, as the much-loved brand launches a limited edition customisation service.

Exactly 1,837 bottles will be available to personalise, celebrating the year 1837 when Lea & Perrins was first created, with Worcestershire Sauce fans able to change the word ‘Lea’ on the label to an approved name of their choice.

The twist? While recipients will receive an official certificate this Christmas, their special bottles will be delivered 18 months later, in line with the famous Worcestershire Sauce’s maturing process, giving fans a gift with a difference that’s well worth the wait 

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MAHI Hot Sauce makes the perfect stocking filler for spice lovers this Christmas.

Natural craft sauce producer MAHI will satisfy all your spicy cravings with their incredible range of hot sauces. From eye popping heat levels to warming mild, sweet or fruity flavours, there’s truly something for everyone.

Each sauce recipe is carefully crafted using the very best gourmet ingredients – including some of the most expensive peppers on the planet; Scorpion Pepper, Bhut Jolokia and Carolina Reaper – but at an everyday price for all to enjoy with no compromise on flavour. 

Sustainability is at the heart of MAHI, and they have made it their mission to be 100% carbon neutral by 2020. All of their sauces use 100% recyclable glass bottles and each bottle purchased directly supports local farmers. 

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The Groovy Food Company’s range of indulgent 100% plant-based Chocolate Agave Sauces and Flavoured Agaves are perfect for gifting to foodies this Christmas.

Available in three scrumptious flavours; Chocolate, Chocolate & Orange and Chocolate & Raspberry, the sauces are delicious on their own, ideal for drizzling over waffles, pancakes and ice cream, adding into hot drinks and baking. The Groovy Food Company’s Flavoured Chocolate Sauces are 100 per cent natural, dairy, gluten and preservative free, and suitable for shoppers on a plant-based diet.

Looking for a lighter sweet hit – try The Groovy Food Company’s Flavoured Organic Agaves, packed with no additives or artificial flavours. Available in 10 fantastic flavours, they’re ideal for adding into porridge and oats to brighten up breakfasts, mixing into hot drinks and more! 

 

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Buttermilk Artisan Confectionery have launched a  dairy-free Mince Pie Fudge this year which will be available at Holland and Barrett, Waterstones and Sainsbury’s.

Buttermilk’s ever-popular 100g sharing boxes are back too, making a lovely stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. These include Rum Hot Chocolate; Mince Pie; Gingerbread; Cranberry and Orange and Irish Cream

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Be at barista at home by adding monin syrup to your coffee. MONIN’s Praline syrup has a flavour reminiscent of the classic French confection, traditionally made from almonds and caramelized sugar. This decadent syrup can be added to cocktails, milkshakes, coffees, hot chocolates and even desserts for a simple and indulgent twist.

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Get ready for dry January with this alcohol-free tipple. Eisberg have teamed up with leading mixologists to create the perfect alcohol free alternatives this Christmas. The drinks are made exactly the same way as other wines, with the alcohol taken out at the end, meaning they taste very similar to the real thing. The drinks include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sparkling Rose and more, which are all low calorie too. 

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Tony’s Chocolonely bars are an ideal stocker filling for those looking to celebrate a guilt-free Christmas.

Tony’s makes chocolate we can all enjoy this festive season through their commitment to eradicating slavery in cocoa production.

From the startlingly colourful wrappers that explode off the shelf to the unequally divided bars within to reflect the social inequality of the chocolate industry, Tony’s Chocolonely spreads a message for the season of giving in its purest form: things can be done differently.

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Make sandwiches special, potatoes posh and meat more magnificent with this decadent and distinctive flavour. It’s the gourmet way to add a little je ne sais quoi to your food this festive season.

Made using only the best quality ingredients, and only ever free range eggs

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An easy gift for foodies in your life. Just follow the simple instructions included to create the tastiest homemade pizza in just 30 minutes! Including a cast iron skillet and a pizza dough mix, all you need to do is follow the simple instructions, add sauces and toppings of your choice and you’ll have a delicious homemade trea

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The best way to stop your housemate nicking your nutella? Gift them a personalised jars, which are available at select Debenhams stores across the UK and Ireland. Full size jars – 400g or 1kg – can be personalised with a name or message.

Available in store in Debenhams. 

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Featuring a merry mix of sweet treats, the HARIBO Hamper makes the perfect present to unwrap on Christmas morning. Bursting with choice, this sweet gift includes something to suit all tastes with sweet and sour Bear Buddies, Squidgy Strawbs, Jelly Beans, Balla Stixx, Chamallows and delicious Dummies Z!NG. 

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A perfect stocking fillers, pick up for on Joe&Seph’s unusual flavours, including processo, mince pie, and milk chocolate.

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There’s no better time than Christmas for a cheeseboard and if you’re looking for a great gift for your dairy-free friend, Violife has you covered. Hot on the heels of last year’s popular festive platters, plant-based alternative to cheese brand, Violife, has launched a new delicious dairy-free platter and trust us, it’s EPIC.

The new EPIC Dairy Free Festive Christmas Platter includes three fantastic flavours and is free from all common allergens, meaning you can treat everyone this Christmas – no matter their lifestyle or dietary requirements.

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Mutiny Mustard was developed by entrepreneur and ex-chef David Hicks, who following a break-up, began exerting his energy into something productive.

The new artisanal condiment comes in 8 different flavours of alcohol-infused mustard and provides the perfect tangy accompaniment to liven up any meal. Each of Mutiny’s mustard recipes are infused with real alcohol and the flavours include; Bloody Mary Mustard, Gin and Lime Mustard, Gin and English Mustard, Peat Whisky and Honey Mustard, Tequila, Chipotle and Lime Mustard, Vodka and Chilli Mustard, Vodka and Horseradish Mustard and Whisky and Orange Mustard.

The explosive flavour combinations of Mutiny will add a kick to any dish it accompanies, and their honey-base ensures that all jars are gluten free too. All but the Bloody Mary flavour are suitable for vegetarians.

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Treat your friends with a little help from Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur

A 20cl bottle of Chambord packaged in a fabulous, limited edition gold box as the ultimate gift for any cocktail lover this Christmas – and a great way to enjoy a pre-dinner tipple on Christmas day.

 

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A tasty festive sauce,  made from honey.

The popular cult condiment ‘WilderBee Urban Chilli Honey’ is the perfect foodie stocking filler, BBQ food pimper, a great gift for the chilli heads out there as well as an absolute winner for the Christmas cheese board.

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Cult coffee brand Grind’s ‘Grind at Home’ collection makes for the perfect planet-friendly Christmas present. The collection starts from £9 for the Whole Bean & Ground Coffee tins, making the perfect stocking filler.  

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With Brits eating over 220 million mince pies a year we are clearly a nation fuelled by the festive treats. To cater to the nation’s love of the after-dinner treats, Asda is launching a Mince Pie Gin Liqueur, ensuring Brits can enjoy their favourite festive flavour as part of a delicious drink

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UNDER £20 

Cartwright and Butler cook their biscuits at a low temperature to keep a pale colour and the perfect ratio of crumble to crunch. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

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Made with velvety smooth, luxury chocolate from premium chocolatiers, Lir, who also make a delicious range of Baileys-flavoured chocolates, the reindeer are hollow in the middle, created as the perfect vessel for filling with deliciously decadent Baileys Original Irish Cream or another of your favourite Baileys variants.

 

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Have a loved one who loves sprouts? Buy them a bottle of boozy Brussels juice this year, sure to make family giggle Christmas morning. Not a fan of green veg? Pickerings also offer Figgy Pudding and Plum and Ginger flavours – or get a bauble selection of them all for £25. 

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Dark brown amber in appearance, the flavour of The Bitter Truth’s NUT Drops & Dashes is driven by delicate notes of green black walnuts with hints of Muscovado sugar, prunes & raisins in combination with high notes of roasted hazelnuts. Accompanied by aromatics of bitter chocolate and light espresso, the finish delivers gentle notes of cashew nuts and almonds. 

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The UK’s first low alcohol (0.5%), low calorie, vegan, CBD craft beer. Great tasting, takes the edge off, 8mg of hemp derived CBD, zero THC (what makes you ‘high’) and zero hangover.

Lowdown Lager is a crisp, golden pilsner style lager brewed with ‘noble’ hops – a great alternative for a beer lover set to start a healthy lifestyle in the New Year.

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There really is nothing more satisfying than giving the gift of an experience. West Berkshire’s Brewery tour offers a first-hand insight into all parts of the brewing process from the arrival of the raw ingredients to most importantly, the sampling of the finished article. Two pints are included in the price too. 

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End the annual family fight for the favourites by choosing these dedicated flavour selections.

Personalise your tin with your favourite flavours and get a name of the box with this treat.   

 

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Add some crunch to Christmas with the new Two Farmers’ sharing tin. This bumper tin of hand-cooked Herefordshire crisps is seasoned with delicious Droitwich Salt, Droitwich Salt is sourced from one of the oldest and purest brine springs in the world, and is part of Worcestershire history. The tin is perfect for the party season, as a foodies gift or a great addition to a seasonal hamper. They are also suitable for vegans 

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Sipsmith have launched their first book SIP: 100 Gin Cocktails with only 3 ingredients, featuring 100 simple gin cocktails, each with no more than three ingredients and all using their uncompromisingly handcrafted Sipsmith London Dry Gin. It is borne out of the Sipsmith Team’s firm belief that, with a bottle of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, gin lovers can make a variety of cocktails that don’t need to be complicated to taste utterly delicious. 

 

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Smooth, rich and intense. Mr Black Coffee is a premium cold brew coffee liqueur handmade in Sydney, Australia. Make espresso martinis, or drink alone or with a dash of dairy or dairy free milk. Made 300 bottles at a time with speciality-grade coffees from top growing regions

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That Boutique-y Gin Company has created a citrus-y set of gins, perfect for anyone who loves fresh, zesty, tangy tipples. Within the shiny walls of this box you’ll find four different 5cl bottles from the Boutique-y bunch, including Yuzu Gin, Louche Lemon Decadence Gin, Green Citrus Gin and Finger Lime Gin. 

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Packed full of five amazing craft beers, a signature glass, and a pair of novelty beer socks, our selection boxes are the ideal way to recapture that magic of Christmas induglence. It’s ideal for seasoned beer drinkers or craft newbies alike.

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Treat a loved one to a Christmas Mini Cupcakes Selection Box of 12 mini cupcakes to have a sweet treat on Christmas morning.

 

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Get the tea fanatic in your life name engraved on this personalised tea chest.

You can add a selection of 20 tea bags – of your own choice too. Add an extra £5 for the engraving. 

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The new limited-edition, Northern Lights-inspired gift box from Martin Miller’s Gin, a 70cl bottle, featuring imagery from award-winning night sky photographer, Babak Tafreshi.  

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Make your own botanical! 

Gin & Tea Pot that lets you infuse your gin with whatever you want, from fruit, vegetable and herbs to spices or sweets. Get creative.

You can personalise the gin & tea pot with an engraved message.

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As if the gin itself was not enough, this Gift Set includes bespoke Hendrick’s Cucumber Curling Apparatus, perfectly designed to transform the humble cucumber into the most sublime wafer-thin decoration. Simply pop the cucumber in the curler and twist. You’ll be met on the other side by a slinky spring spiral of green garnish 

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Choose any five festive edition marshmallow flavours to make one delicious bundle!

Includes any five of the following flavours: S’mores, Milk & Cookies, Gingerbread, Butterscotch & Mint Choc Chip.

Ready to savour scrumptious marshmallows. The perfect compliment for a dreamy cup of cocoa or try toasted for a gorgeously gooey mallow moment.

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Much better than a  tape measure or a toy car, this is a great gift for those who enjoy a post Christmas lunch tipple.  Gin, rum, whisky and brandy crackers are available, while baubles come in gin and whisky. 

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Have a loved one planning on doing dry January? Help them with a bottle of Real Kombucha. Their Royal Flush has been compared to Champagne so makes a great alternative to fizz during the party season. It’s won fans from leading sommeliers and chefs and is now stocked in 50 Michelin star restaurants. 

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Bring something special to the Christmas dinner table this year with Boë Gin’s show-stopping luxury Christmas crackers. Beautifully designed to hold individual 5cl miniatures of Boë’s award-winning flavours – Violet, Peach and Hibiscus, Scottish Bramble and Boe Scottish Gin – these are sure to go down a treat amongst gin lovers. Gin-themed jokes definitely included. 

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UNDER £50

A great gift for those who would like to discover the joy of making their own homemade loaves, this beautiful wicker hamper contains three of their bestselling organic bread flours: Strong White Bread Flour 1.5kg, Wholemeal Spelt Flour 1kg, Malthouse Bread Flour 1kg – plus, Quick Yeast 125g, a bread proving banneton, dough scraper and Doves Farm recipe booklet 

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Bring a Mediterranean hint of the to a cold British Christmas with this take on the botanical. It is created with Arbequina Olives, Thyme, Rosemary and Basil, and distilled in a fishing village just outside of Barcelona. It has a unique, delicious taste, unlike traditional London dry gin.

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Drink like a Hollywood star with a bottle of Ryan Reynold’s Aviation Gin.  For a limited time only, shoppers can give a gift that’s truly one of a kind with a personalised engraved bottle, signed by the man himself, Ryan Reynolds, Aviation American Gin can be personalised with a bespoke message and engraved with Ryan’s genuine signature. Unlike juniper-heavy London dry gins, Aviation American Gin features bursts of citrus and delicate floral flavours at the forefront, with subtle notes of juniper in the background 

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Spanning 19,000 acres of rolling farmlands and woodlands in the heart of Wiltshire, the Ramsbury Estate is amongst just a handful of distilleries in the world to craft its spirits from field to glass, by growing its own wheat and using its own chalk filtered water source in a fully sustainable production process on the estate. 

 

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A spicy and fiery hamper for the chilli lover in your life. 

The foodie gift from Carluccio’s contains 500g of chilli filei past and 250ml bottle of chilli infused extra virgin olive oil , a pot of chilli pesto (180g), some crushed chilli in a ceramic pot (20g) and packet of chilli seeds.

Carluccios shop has a whole range of gifts from £2.95 stocking fillers to £255 hampers to suit all budgets.

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Great for kids and grown ups too. THe Biscuiteers DIY Gingerbread house is fun for all the family, and a great way to fill those long days between Christmas and New Year.

In the kit you’ll find pre-baked gingerbread house pieces, royal icing sugar, piping bags and an assortment of delicious decorations in beautiful frosty colours.

The biscuits are based on a unique recipe, based upon traditional twice baked English style biscuits 

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Cointreau has always been about shaking things up. So, to celebrate their 170th anniversary and the art of the mix, the orange liqueur maestro has created a dazzling collaboration with Vincent Darré – an interior designer described by Vogue as the “Surrealist Dandy of Paris”. Exclusive to Harvey Nichols in the UK, this limited-edition Cointreau is the season’s essential bottle. 

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 An easy way to cook hearty dishes in the winter, with a 6.5 litre capacity and three heat settings to choose from, you can’t go wrong with this retro slow cooker.

The glass lid lets you monitor cooking without losing heat while the pot can be used in the oven for more cooking options 

The pot even comes with a recipe book to inspire those new year recipes 

 

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A premium roasted macadamia nut liqueur. 

A versatile little nutter made from locally sourced roasted macadamia nuts and toasted native Australian wattleseed. 

Incredibly smooth and nutty, it offers notes of butterscotch, cocoa and coffee. Try pouring this over ice with a slight of lime, or add some to an Espresso Martini 

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The perfect gift for gin lovers!

The Botanist have launched a new giftpack that contains an easy to use herb planter crafted from their iconic bottle. 

The self-watering planter can be used to grow garnishes straight from the seed or can be used to house pre-potted plants to grow garnishes for your favourite tipple. 

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Think someone might be making Bloody Mary’s on Boxing Day? Help them with premium tomato juice from Turner and Hardy.

In a gift set of 12, the flavours include The Pure One (x4) which celebrates the sublime taste and stewardship of the Isle of Wight tomatoes and should you wish, available for home spicing. The Lively One (x4) which is  lightly spiced and just perfect throughout the day and the feisty one, which is intensely spiced. 

 

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Tea tasting blend and workshop experience  £43.50

 

Bird and Blend’s tea tasting workshops run across seven locations in the UK including; Brighton, Bristol, London (Angel), London (Borough), Manchester, Nottingham & Tunbridge Wells.

Recipients will get to learn all about the art of tea blending and tea tasting and create their own tea blends to take home with you, designed, named and packed by their very hands.

Throughout the evening you can have unlimited amounts of tea from our exciting selection of blends or tea cocktails (yes alcohol is included). 

 

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As Lanson prepares to celebrate its 260th birthday next year, it is pushing the boat out this Christmas with last minute Champagne Christmas gift ideas.

The brand, which is a available in all major retailers  and is now  on the shelves of M&S for the first time, holds a royal warrant meaning it’s served at Buckingham Palace.

Pick up an exclusive gift set, with a stopper, from Moonpig.  

 

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Mermaid Gin comes in a striking new sculpted bottle, is plastic-free and uses entirely recyclable materials – including a plant-based seal for its cork.

The gin is presented in a highly tactile bottle with sculpted scales that reflect and refract light. The scales swirl downwards around the bottle to resemble the tail of the eponymous mythical sea creature, while the colours mimic the gin-clear blues of the Mediterranean, down to the deep greens of Mid-Atlantic rollers. 

 

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Diplomático and Paul A. Young have created a truly unique rum and chocolate tasting experience for Christmas. 

Paul has personally created 72% Venezuelan orange chocolates to compliment the Venezualan sipping rum, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. 

The limited-edition gift packs are the ultimate expression of the Diplomático, Orange and Chocolate serve, known as the D.O.C. The taste can be described as a deconstructed Old Fashioned, as the coffee and cacao notes from the rich and complex rum, perfectly match the delicious citrus and bittersweet Venezuelan chocolate orange segments 

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The signature in devaux’s Collection D, Cuvée D is a  non-vintage, cuvee and the Emblem of the Collection D.

The 5-year aged brut Champagne blends  together several vintages and with a gold yellow colour, Cuvée D has a delicate and persistent mousse.

The perfect Christmas morning tipple – to be enjoyed with a smoked salmon breakfast, of course. 

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Gift all year around with a cheese subscription from Muswell Hill Cheese Club.

Each month the giftee will be sent a selected cheese board that will usually contain: 3 x 250g Specially Selected Seasonal Cheeses 1 x Chutney 1 x Cheese Biscuits/Crackers.

Usually this is one hard cheese, one soft cheese and/or one blue cheese/goats milk cheese. 

 

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High carbon stainless steel range is precision ground and hand made in Sheffield. The riveted handle is strong and durable, while the hand-sharpened, stainless steel blade provides long lasting sharpness. This versatile knife set for will help you prepare vegetables, fruit, meat.

It includes a 10cm vegetable knife, a 12.5cm utility knife and a 15cm cook’s knife

 

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Inspired by the 14th-generation Barão de Vilar, this perfect port collection includes ruby, white and 20-year-old bottles for you to sip in style throughout the festive season. It’s safe to say these mini bottles are a perfectly sized page turner on a cold winter’s night. 

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Enjoy rich roasted coffee to have with your Belgian Chocolate Ginger thins to a savory indulgence of black olives and Grissini Rubata Pesto, all wrapped up in a gorgeous hat box ready to share.

The tasty box includes:

No.1 Dark Chocolate & Ginger Thins 100g, No.1 Lemon Curd 325g, No.1 Dark Chocolate 85g. No.1 Milk Chocolate with Feuilletine & Salt 85g. No.1 Coffee Shortbread 135g OR No.1 Chocolate Dipped Shortbread. No.1 Colombian Reserve Ground Coffee 227g, No.1 Extra Large Queen Olives 340g, No.1 Pesto Grissini Rubata 140g, No.1 Mixed Berry Italian Nougat 100g and No.1 Passion Fruit Curd 20

 

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Don Papa is the first premium small batch rum from the Philippines and offers a premium portfolio of distinctive cocktail and sipping rums suited to a variety of occasions.

Distilled and aged on the lush and exotic island of Sugarlandia, Don Papa is made from some of the sweetest sugar cane in the world and offers a characteristically sweet and fruity flavour and smooth finish.

An ideal gift for the rum lover in your life. 

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For the adventurous drinker in your life.

The high end hedonistic and classy option is an exceptional range of single-origin, artisan mezcal, Corte Vetusto is respectfully hand-crafted in small batches from mature agave using traditional techniques handed down over generations. 

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The perfect gift for someone who’s hoping to learn more about wine. 

Pop open the Christmas morning bubbles to start the day in style, or enjoy the best-selling Sauvignon Blanc, there’s something in there to tickle everyone’s taste buds!

This case of champions includes the refreshing lemony Gavi and gold-medal winning Bordeaux. Presented in a luxury gift box, this is the most stylish selection for every family’s wine-lover.

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Positive Bakes, a Leicester-based environmentally-friendly food brand, are behind some of the most innovative plant-based bakery products currently on offer in the UK.

Have a #positivebreak that is completely vegan and gluten free and enjoy receiving a surprise flavoured tray of Positive Bakes each month, delivered direct to the door. 

Can order in monthly bundles, and it costs £70 for three months  

 

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Go all out with this hamper for M&S.

Treats for all the family, including a bottle of fizz for the grown ups and Christmas cake and Christmas pudding.

Beautifully presented  in a dark-stained hand woven wicker hamper with red faux-leather strap.  

 

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A Noveltea gift! A great present  for the biggest tea fans is the Tea Lover’s pack which includes 70cl bottles of NOVELTEA’s three flavours, a bespoke glass teapot and warmer and a branded NOVELTEA tote bag.   

Perfect for those looking for a unique gift this Christmas, NOVELTEA combines two of Britain’s favourite pastimes.

NOVELTEA mix the highest quality tea leaves and spirits from across the globe producing three different flavours; The Tale of Earl Grey, Tale of Moroccan Mint and The Tale of Oolong. 

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The perfect device for cooking dishes to keep warm throughout January – and keep in healthy too.

The Tefal soupmaker is a chef’s best friend for making low calories dishes throughout the frosty months.

Designed for quick and easy use, Easy Soup has five automatic programs and it takes just two clicks to get started. Add your ingredients to the jug, select a program and click ‘start’ on the large, easy-to-use control panel. Easy Soup takes care of the rest!

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OVER £100 

The BeerBods beer club is available as a 6,12, 24 or 48 week gift subscription for the beer lover in your life.

The giftee will receive the best beers from small, independent breweries around the world, straight to their door. 

All subscribers drink the same beer (just one) each week (it takes a bit of willpower not to guzzle them all in one weekend) and share their views with other Bods during live online tasting sessions every Thursday at 9pm.

They’ll also receive an email every week telling them the backstory behind that week’s beer, enabling them to wax lyrical about their craft beers with confidence.   

£20 for 6 weeks, £36 for 12 weeks, £70 for 24 weeks, £135 for 48 weeks.

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Experience gifts are set to soar next year, as people try to consumer less in an effort to go green.

So a cooking class, if a great present to give to a loved one hoping to shape up their kitchen skills in 2020.

The One Mile Bakery in Cardiff offer a wide range of baking classes from Introduction to Baking Bread, Sourdough, French, Scandinavian and Tea Time Treats among lots of others.

Guests are invited into a home based micro-bakery where they are treated to a full day baking 4 or 5 different baked goods, which they take home with them at the end of the day. There is a break for tea and toast in the morning with homemade preserves and a two course lunch served with wine in the afternoon.

All course are £135 but gift vouchers in £50 and £75 denominations are available.  

Not local to Cardiff? Similar courses are available throughout the country 

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Arguably one of the best additions to a small kitchen or busy desk is a sleek Nespresso machine to help keep coffee lovers fuelled through dark January and into the spring.

 Their latest offer includes a Essenza Mini Piano Black and Aeroccino 3 and comes with a Aeroccino milk frother and 100 capsules and £50 worth of credit to buy future capsules.

By concentrating its coffee know how and expertise into a brand new design, the company have delivered their most compact machine yet without any compromise on taste.

 

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For the whiskey connoisseur, there’s no better gift this festive season than the award-winning Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt.

Recently awarded Irish Single Malt Whiskey of the Year 2020 by Jim Murray’s acclaimed Whisky Bible – one of the world’s leading and most authoritative whisky guides – this rare spirit is distilled at Northern Ireland’s Old Bushmills Distillery, where fine whiskeys have been produced for over 400 years. 

 

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the rarest whisky from the world famous brand, as only one in ten thousand casks makes the grade   

This year, the Scottish-born brand  are offering an engraving service – where you can add a personalised touch by adding a name of message to the bottlle.  

If you like the idea of personalisation at a lower cost you can add any image to your bottle and some text to overlay too across Black Label, Double Black, Green and Gold labels

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Why not give the gift of gold this Christmas with the De Riso Gold Panettone – probably the most expensive Panettone in the world, it really needs to be seen to be believed.

Prepared over 60 hours using a 60-year-old mother yeast and the finest ingredients, including two varieties of Venezuelan 72 per cent chocolate, all topped with gold leaf. 

All Sacla’s deliciously tempting Panettone are handmade so no two are exactly the same – giving you and your loved ones the ultimate and thoroughly unique Panettone experience to share together this Christmas.

Even better, there is no need to travel to Italy to sample them, because they are available to buy in the UK at the brand new Sacla’ website.

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For those that are more environmentally conscious when it comes to shopping, this is one of the most sustainable – and practical gifts this year. 

Oddbox is a social enterprise that fights food waste at farm level, and is London’s first and only fruit and veg box that helps save our planet by rescuing surplus and imperfect produce directly from farms.

This year, Oddbox will be selling gift vouchers for their subscription box service. Gift vouchers will start at £10 – but for £245.70 you’ll be giving the gift of fruit and veg, every fortnight for the whole year.

 

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The Hungry Guest, located in Petworth is a charming hidden gem in the West Sussex countryside, surrounded by some of the country’s best vineyards, farms and Estates; making Sussex the true larder on your doorstep. 

Guaranteed to outshine all others, the ‘Best of Sussex Christmas Hamper,’ is filled with only the best, locally sourced products in Sussex. 

From Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Sparkling Wine, to a selection of Goodwood cheese and award winning Hungry Guest brownies, the ‘Best of Sussex Christmas Hamper,’ has something for every foodie to indulge in. 

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Perhaps the ultimate kitchen gadget, it comes fully equipped with everything you need to carry out the functions of more than twelve kitchen appliances. 

It weighs, chops, grinds, mixes, kneads, cooks, ”varomas’ and steams and it can even wash itself up.

Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal are fans, while they’re also used on Masterchef.

The Cookidoo subscriber platform, which is integrated to the TM6, gives users an enhanced experience with complete access to the world’s biggest cookbook, with over 40,000 recipes from across the globe. Step-by-step recipe guides are displayed on the new 6×8” display, offering a brighter and more intuitive touchscreen, leaving no need for additional devices 

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