The first section in the Christmas Gift Guide is dedicated to Food and Drink – surely what Christmas is all about… presents, family and friends aside! It is the one time of year when you can totally splurge and not worry about the calories… for a week at least. Dressing in cute Christmas jumpers is the norm and having tins of chocolate within constant reach is most definitely called for…
So, what can I recommend to gift to others, or even yourself this Christmas? What do you need on standby in case of any unexpected guests?
Cadbury Christmas Chocolates
With a full range of chocolate yumminess, covering Advent Calendars, Christmas tree decorations and just general chocolate for all the family, there is something to delight all ages! Find me an adult who doesn’t like a Freddo bar and I expect that they have never tried one. To help prepare for an unexpected guests, Cadbury not only offer Christmas related chocolates in singular and bar form – but also multipacks… for when one chocolate is simply not enough! Cadbury Christmas themed chocolates are now available in all good food retailers.
Blue Nun Original Family Tradition Wine
The iconic wine in the blue bottle. Most people in my age bracket will have grown up with Grandparents who always had a bottle of Blue Nun to hand! The blue glass, fluted bottle is now available in a limited edition retro design, exclusively available from Asda. Made with specially selected grapes to ensure a beautifully finished wine tipple that really delivers on taste. It has perfect balance, softness and depth of fresh fruit flavours. With an RRP of £5.25 per bottle, the limited edition Blue Nun Original Family Tradition wine is now available from most Asda supermarkets nationwide. Give the gift of nostalgia this Christmas!
Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates
Surely the ultimate festive chocolates, those tiny discs of heaven are synonymous with Christmas! A Christmas Edition of favourite Elizabeth Shaw chocolates include a luxurious range of gingerbread crisp, smooth orange crème, amaretto and caramel neapolitans – a selection that will appeal to all and a lovely box to bring out when guests arrive! For something even more luxurious, maybe a box that you would prefer to hide away as a treat to yourself, the Famous Names Winter Warmer Truffle Collection features Milk chocolate Amaretto, Dark chocolate Cognac, Dark chocolate Whiskey and Milk Chocolate Rum… definitely a box for adults to enjoy! Elizabeth Shaw chocolates can be found in all good food retailers.
Purveyors of homemade condiments including ketchups, chutneys, mustards, sauces and more – all made with natural, fresh ingredients, handmade in small batches, this festive gift tin is a wonderful gift to give this Christmas. Including 4 of the Tracklements best selling chutneys and relishes: Onion Marmalade, Fig Relish, Cranberry & Orange Sauce with Port and Christmas Chutney, the gift tin offers something for every taste and is the perfect complement for any table on Christmas Day. Priced at £12.00, the tin is reusable and can be purchased from specialist retailers around the UK or online from Ocado.
Bill’s Red Velvet Cupcake Truffles
One to gift someone special, Bill’s Truffles and chocolate in general is not only tantalisingly tasty but beautifully packaged. The brand oozes sheer quality and the Red Velvet Cupcake Truffles, made with the help of Prestat (also fine chocolatiers) are divine. With a white chocolate and vanilla icing centre, coated with a velvety milk chocolate and dusted with freeze-dried raspberries – the red, round truffles offer a sumptuous bite, leaving you wanting more. Priced at £11.95, visit the Bill’s website for chocolate, jams and tea galore!