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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for food and drink fans


Caption: Christmas gift guide – food and drink comp

It can be a relief to know a food and drink fan. They are one of the easiest recipients to shop for, especially at Christmas with so many indulgent items up for grabs.

From cheese subscriptions to sparkling kombucha, we’ve got a list of gourmet treats to tickle their tastebuds this Christmas.

Whether they are looking for the perfect condiment, an endless supply of cheese or natural wine, we have got you covered.

Find out our top picks:

Black Garlic Ketchup

No more red sauce

Update their condiment selection with an artisan sauce from Hawkshead Relish.

The sauce is made from a combination of crushed black garlic bulbs, tomatoes, olive oil, spices and balsamic vinegar.

It is recommended as an extra (and secret) ingredient in casseroles, risottos and stews.

Buy it for £6.95 from libertylondon.com.

The Neal’s Yard Dairy Subscription

Who doesn’t want cheese delivered to their door? (Picture: HARRY DARBY)

The new Dairy Subscription from Neal’s Yard brings your recipient three surprise cheeses every month, along with tasting notes.

An example selection includes cow-milk Cornish Kern, crumbly Gorwydd Caerphilly and blue Stichelton.

The subscription is available monthly at £28.50, or to buy in advance for three months at £83, or six months at £162.

Buy it from £28.50 per month at Neal’s Yard Dairy.

Hotel Chocolat Waddle of Penguins box

Waddle on! (Picture: Hyperfocal)

These cute little fellas make a great gift.

Rich in cocoa, the box is an excellent Secret Santa or stocking filler for food lovers.

Buy it for £12.95 from Hotel Chocolat.

Real Kombucha sparkling fermented tea

The perfect festive drink for tee-totallers

This floral non-alcoholic alternative to sparkling wine from Royal Flush is brewed from Darjeeling tea.

It is recommended pairing the kombucha as you would a white wine, so think white fish or charcuterie as options.

Buy it for £48 (6x 750ml) from Real Kombucha.

Big Smoke brewery’s monthly box

Everything a beer fan needs

The monthly subscription includes 12 of their newest beers and a paired snack from the Surrey-based brewery.

Buy it for £30 per month from Big Smoke Beer Collective.

Triple pack of Black Bee Honey

Three honeys from Black Bee

What could be sweeter than honey that supports British beekeepers?

The trio pack of unpasteurised honey is produced from the native British Black Bee.

The box includes seaside honey from Norfolk coast marshes, summer honey from British wildflowers and the Orchard variety comes from apple and pear blossom.

Buy it for £24.50 from Black Bee Honey.

Netherton Foundry frying pan

Get some real clout in the kitchen

Pans will always be used in the kitchen and are well worth the investment.

This frying pan, from a traditional castware Netherton Foundry in Shopshire, is made to last.

Buy it for £65 from The Conran Shop.

NOgroni cocktail

Yes, there’s really no alcohol

This stocking filler is an eye-catching and satisfying non-alcoholic Negroni cocktail from Æcorn Aperitifs.

Debuting at The World’s Best Bar Awards in London in 2017, it is recommended with ice and an Orange twist.

Buy it for £12 from Seedlip Drinks.

Shortbread musical house tin

What an adorable keepsake tin (Picture: Kris Kirkham Photography Ltd)

This foolproof present is available for £5 from M&S, although it is currently only available in store.

The buttery and adorable biscuit will certainly make them smile.

Allpress coffee home brew kit

Keep those coffee-lovers all perked up

The brew kit contains 250g of Allpress Christmas Blend, a Kalita Cone and filter papers and a 500ml Kinto Glass server.

It is the ideal present for somebody wishing to get into coffee, who needs a starter kit.

Buy it for £45.

Pale Fox’s slow fermented prosecco

Try something a little different to drink of Christmas Day

Described as ‘the ultimate sparkling wine’, Pale Fox’s prosecco originates from Valle delle Volpi or Valley of the Foxes.

It’s also vegan, low in sulphites and made from 100% renewable energy. So it’s good for the world, too.

Buy it for £25.95 from Pale Fox Prosecco.

Christmas pecan and ginger biscuits

It even includes a stylish tin

These seasonal biscuits, with a spectacular tin, are new to Fortnum and Mason this year.

The seriously moreish treats are sweet and spicy, and excellent with fruit tea.

Buy it for £12.95 from Fortnum and Mason.

Blood Orange and Cranberry Gin with gold leaf

With shimmering gold leaf, this gin is almost too good to drink… almost

Make their festive drinks sparkle with Daylesford’s gin with gold leaf.

It’s recommended as an aperitif, mixed with tonic, ginger beer or prosecco.

Buy it for £20 from Daylesford.

The Heckfield Hamper

Impress with this box of gourmet goodies

This indulgent hamper features a series of products from Heckfield Place’s 438 estate.

It includes Wildsmith Skin beauty goodies, a merino wool felt robbin and plum pudding.

Buy it for £350 from Heckfield Place.

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