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Treat your foodie friends to these delicious food and drink Christmas gifts


’Tis the season… to think about buying gifts (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

On the hunt for a present for the foodie in your life?

Your shopping prayers have been answered, as we’ve got all the best right here.

There’s gin, wine and fancy cocktails for those who like a tipple

There’s even a vegan-friendly hamper and a (simple) Ottolenghi cookbook for adventurous cooks.

Tuck in!

The Vegan Pantry Gift Hamper

Vegan delight

This hamper contains a range of luxurious vegan products, including white truffle oil, Willie’s Cacao date and pistachio chocolate, dried wild porcini mushrooms, Pariani Burrolio pistachio butter, and Nicolas Alziari Provence fruity and soft olive oil.

£115, souschef.co.uk

Claridge’s The Cocktail Book

Learn to make this

This glorious guide contains all the inspiration you’ll need to create everything from a French 75 to a Singapore Sling, Tom Collins or Gimlet Royale, with over 500 recipes from the Claridge’s director of mixology. There are also no- and low-alcohol drinks.

£25, claridges.co.uk

A Modern Guide To City Living by Grind

Featuring their speical espresso martini recipe

Cult London coffee brand Grind has released its first book, A Modern Guide To City Living, which has advice on everything from going ona first date to finding decent flatmates, plus great coffee, food and cocktail recipes.

£16.99, grind.co.uk

58 Gin School London masterclass

Gin-gle bells

58 Gin’s award-winning gin school includes an unforgettable three-hour immersive gin masterclass, four signature 58 Gin cocktails, food, a tasting session, a lesson on London’s history of gin and a goodie bag to take away.

Gift vouchers from £120, 58gin.com

Cointreau The Tropicool Company Limited Edition, 50cl

Margarita time

Cointreau’s Tropicool limited-edition bottle features a striking design evoking the essence of the Acapulco lifestyle, perfect for those looking to whip up festive margaritas.

£29.95, fortnumandmason.com

Mini Sprigster Gift Box – Non-Alcoholic Shrub Infusion (20cl)

Sober sip

Sprigster is a high-quality non-alcoholic shrub infusion. The Sprigster Gift Box comes with two cans of Fever-Tree tonic, fruit and herb garnishes and a cocktail recipe card.

£25, sprigsterdrinks.com

Trio of Sparkling Wine

Bubbling over

The Sparkling Trio showcases fizz from three regions — the Rebuli Prosecco DOC Brut (Veneto), Domaine André Bonhomme Crémant de Bourgogne Brut (Burgundy), and Soutiran Signature Grand Cru Brut Champagne.

£108, humblegrape.co.uk

Coffee break

Coffee break (Picture: Marco Spataro @ Visualya / The Visionary Boutique)

Sicilian specialists Strazzanti have a whole range of Italian-sourced goodies on their website.

Treat a caffeine aficionado to a stylishly packaged set of freshly ground coffee, roasted to a family recipe by master roasters Morettino.

£27.50, strazzanti.co

Morettino Limited Edition Coffee Tin Duo Gift Set

Cook the books

Always struggle to find ingredients for an Ottolenghi recipe? The Ottolenghi Simple Cookbook Set comes with nigella seeds, tahini, preserved lemons, gochujang paste, black olive tapenade and more.

£69.99, redrickshaw.com

Intense Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Rainbow Terracotta Bottle 500ml

Olive it up

Made with cold-pressed coratina olives from Puglia, this fruity, extra virgin Frantoio Muraglia olive oil comes in an attractive hand-painted rainbow terracotta bottle.

£29.99, souschef.co.uk

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