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For me, this year’s top gifts for adults are going to be those of a foodie-themed.
I love anything related to food. Whether it be something delicious to eat or drink or just some beautiful items for the kitchen, I love looking at what is on offer this Christmas. If you are after little gift ideas for foodies, here is what I have found out there so far:
If you are looking for a new Christmas drink then I have the one for you. This gorgeous cranberry and blood orange liqueur are perfect on its own or in one of the delicious recipes they have. This Cranbellini cocktail is perfect for any festive parties you have coming up or even for the dinner table on Christmas Day.
If you are looking for a beer with a difference, then this may be the gift for you. Jubel beer is gluten-free, vegan-friendly and naturally infused, making it suitable for so many people. They also offset the carbon footprint of each bottle that they produce.
Their beer is fruit infused with either peach, elderflower or grapefruit making it very refreshing. If you are looking for something a little different to serve your guests over the festive period then this will be a big hit with those who are fans of larger.
We are huge fans of the Opies range in our house, as you can see from our delicious drunken peach cobbler recipe here. However, they have so many other delicious items that make the perfect Christmas accompaniment. They also have a great recipe section on the blog for you to try out the range in a great selection of meals. Watch this space though as we have another delicious recipe coming up in collaboration with Opies in a few weeks!
If you have a Cadbury fan, this treasure box would make a perfect addition to their Christmas gifts.
It is packed full of favourites such as Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland edtition and Mini Snowballs, alongside your more traditional items such as a selection box, Double Decker and Caramel. Cadbury’s gifts direct have a wide range of other gifts too and their site always has some great offers running!
If you are looking for that show stopper on the dining table this weekend then you need to consider some gorgeous salmon for Loch Fyne. The gorgeous Kinglas fillet is their aware winning fillet known for its quality and gorgeous taste. With the product ready to consume from the packet, this could be the perfect Christmas morning meal with poached eggs or even as a starter for your main meal that day.
We tried out this salmon and it was delicious, nothing like I have ever tasted before. You could taste the quality in the product and it felt like a real treat to be able to try it out.
If you are looking for something a little more fun for someone with a sweet tooth, I have the perfect gift.
These chocolate cups are topped with a gorgeous chocolate, however, don’t be fooled, smash open your cup to reveal even more chocolate. It really is a chocolate lovers heaven that is quite heavy! The milk chocolate cup is filled with Ferrero Rocher, candy canes, truffles and more. I can’t wait to smash mine open once the housework is complete and tuck in as a pre-Christmas treat!
Getting Personal also do a personalised Chocolate Orange Christmas Pud. These would make perfect Christmas stocking fillers or maybe even for your Christmas eve box.
If you have a Green & Blacks fan, they have a wide selection of gifts on their site. From simple choices such as this small hamper below right the way up to their Ultimate Hamper than comes with so much chocolate you may have no choice but to share!
As you would expect with Green & Blacks, you are spoilt for choice in the range of flavours they offer and each one is beautifully packed ready for you to gift on, even if that might be you!
Gifts and gadgets:
One of my goals for this year is to learn to make pasta from scratch. It is something I have always thought about doing but never really known where to start. However, this has all changed with this kit. It is the perfect kit to get you on the road to homemade pasta. The kit comes with a book, flours and tools to get you started. If you have a foodie that loves to get in the kitchen, why not get them started on their pasta making journey with this kit.
Cole and Mason electronic cheese mill
Cheese is a big part of Christmas, I love cranberry and Wensleydale cheese. It just seems to be that when Christmas rolls around we all love to tuck into delicious food. However, this doesn’t have to just be for Christmas. If you are a cheese fan then this may be the perfect gift for you.
It comes with 2 razor-sharp blades that can grate or shave hard cheese. So whether it be parmesan for you bolognaise or Grana Padano for a salad, it is the perfect gadget for the kitchen. It is not only convenient, but it is also beautifully designed so looks great on the side in your kitchen or on the dining table at dinner.
I love this A5 week to view diary. It has the perfect amount of space to write all our weekly events but also recipes weekly, cooks tips and so much more. I think it is a great way to get people cooking too, why not try the new recipe every week and you can try 52 recipes next year. I can’t wait to use this next year and I know it is going to be something every foodie loves!
When I am cooking I love to have tools in the kitchen that make my life a little easier. Zyliss do a wide range of kitchen gadgets and I received the Zyliss Food Keepers, Quick Slicer, Greens Stripping Tool to try out. The food keepers are perfect for us as we always have things like half an onion or tomato lying around in the fridge! This will keep them fresh and useable, cutting down on waste too.
I had never heard of Zyliss before I started this gift guide however I am glad I have discovered them. There are a few more gadgets they do that have now hit my wishlist!
If you or your loved ones are a fan of baking, a brand you need to keep an eye out for is Tala Kitchenware. With a wide range of kitchen and bakeware, it is the perfect site to get all of your baking and cooking needs.
I have used a lot of brands over the years and I was very impressed with the items I received from Tala, this baking bowl is huge and perfect for the days I am making lots of cakes with the kids (or pancakes!). As well as the items you see here they also do a great selection of baking trays and tins, in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on your baking style. You can purchase both the Dry Cooks Measure and Mixing Bowl on Amazon.
This idea is one for wine fans!
If you love a special wine, this Rouge 02 by the glass has been designed to aerate the wine as it is poured. Its design has a unique airflow system to allow air bubbles into the wine as it is being poured. This maximises the full flavour of the wine as it heads into the bottle.
This has been used in restaurants too, so you are in good company as you poor your wine.
These Le Creuset egg holders are sure to brighten any breakfast. With such an iconic brand in Le Creuset, you don’t just get the beautiful colours that come with these but also the quality that many have come to love. I adore this rainbow range as the colours are so vibrant, they have mugs and ramekin sets in the same range so you can really bring that addition of colour to your kitchen. These are grill, microwave, oven & dishwasher safe. Plus they come with a 5-year guarantee, that is how confident they are in the quality of their product.
Silver Mushroom have a beautiful range of products alongside the Le Creuset rainbow range, they have such a range of my favourite brands that it is a little dangerous on my bank balance!
With lots of us starting to think more about our impact on the environment, many of us have moved to re-usable items such as travel cups. This one is not only great for its sustainability but the way it is made is also much better for the environment.
Made from biodegradable material, it is eco-friendly. However, it is not missing any of the key features you need from a travel mug. It comes with a leak-proof flip lid and has a non-slip base. Complete with a twin wall, keeping your drinks warmer for longer without the risk of burning your hands. It can keep your hot drink at the perfect temperature for up to 90 minutes, so perfect for those on the go too!
If we all made a simple switch to re-usable items such as this cup, it could make a huge difference to our planet and the damage that has already taken place.
If you are buying for someone who has revamped their kitchen or maybe moving into a new home then the Mason Cash linear collection is perfect. I love its simple design with a little texture that makes it perfect for any kitchen.
With a range of storage and plates. bowls and cups, you are able to gift a wide range in this collection and you know with a brand like Mason Cash you are getting great quality at the same time. I was kindly sent the utensil pot and storage jars, however, I love the design so much I am looking to get the plates and bowls soon too!
This is just a small selection of the amazing foodie gift ideas there is out there on the market. With the rise in programs such as Great British Bake Off and Masterchef, many stores are now offering options for foodies. I hope this selection of gift ideas for foodies has given you a little food for thought this Christmas.