Friday 13 November 2015

For The Foodie In All Of Us | Food & Drink Christmas Gift Guide


I have done a separate gift guide for food and drink mainly because I don't think that you can really put food or drinks under a sex. If you know someone who loves food or loves a good drink now and again then this gift guide may be for you.

So the first thing I would suggest is chocolate. I know this may sound generally predictable but there is so much chocolate within the world so you can make it personal to the person that you are buying the product for so if they don't like something such as white chocolate or nuts then don't buy any chocolate that has white chocolate or nuts in. The bonus is that you're going into the shop so you're the one sampling the chocolates and you can buy yourself a cheeky box of chocolates when you go into the store. I would suggest a Christmas H Box from Hotel Chocolat if you want to be festive or if you're not completely sure what chocolate they love then maybe an Everything H Box. They're both £12. It's entirely up to you at the end of the day.

The next thing I would suggest is a good bottle of wine. Okay so this may send signals as wine is so complicated but it can be very very simple. Just know what the person who you are buying for loves to drink and just buy a bottle of that and then get it wrapped up in some elegant packaging which is normally offered to customers at most stores at this time of the year. If the person that you're buying for is more of a gin person then buy them a bottle of their favourite gin and if they are more of a cocktail fan then you can always get them a cocktail set such as this cocktail set from Boots which is priced at £12.50 which is quite cheap for what you get.

If the person that you are buying for is more of a baker then you can always go to your nearest Currys/PC World/electrical store and get them a luxurious yet practical electrical mixer. The good thing is that they will seriously appreciate this and use it all the time. You can get them in various different colours and patterns to suit their personality and there's normally a good offer on them at this time of year.  I'd suggest this Kenwoods Mixer that is on offer for £150 which is amazing when you split the price across 52 as I know that if they love cooking/baking that much then they will use it at least once a week.

If you know someone who loves Cheese such as my friend Kellie then you can always get them a personalised cheeseboard. Go to a few deli's and try out some cheeses (the bonus for you) and buy three good cheeses (three good sized chunks of Cheese are better than loads of little bits of Cheese),  grab some cheese biscuits/crackers that sound amazing and a nice bespoke jar of chutney and there you go. If you live in Yorkshire/Leeds then thats also a bonus as I know that there is some good markets that do some quirky cheeses such as one with Ginger in for those people who like a little bit of heat with their food or one with Blueberries in for those who like it on the sweeter side.

If the person you're buying for doesn't love Cheese then there is other options especially if you want to keep it personalised such as purchasing a Graze box subscription for them. This means that they already have the boxes but they can personalise the food that they get sent within each box to their liking which means that you know that they are going to instantly love it. They can be used to give people who are on a diet a nice and healthy treat as most don't have loads of calories to them. You can get a gift voucher ranging from three boxes (£12) all the way up to 50 boxes (£200) which would mean that they basically have a box per week for a year. This also means that you can pick one to suit whatever budget you have.

If you love the sound of Graze or already have a Graze subscription and want something a little bit more naughty and decadent then you can always purchase a personalised Boomf box. I did a blog post specifically on this so I shall link to that here if you want a lot of detail to the box. You can personalise everything from the box that it comes in to the marshmallows themselves which makes them suited to the person you're purchasing for. They are a lovely present and are vegetarian. They are £12 for 9.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post especially if you have someone who loves food within your life. Have you had any of the products mentioned above? If so then let me know in the comments section below. I hope that you're having a great week and I hope to see you next time for another blog post.

Jamie x

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