Christmas is just around the corner and I don't know about you but sometimes I really struggle when looking for gift ideas for family and friends. One group of people I find especially hard to buy for is the grown-ups in our families, whenever we ask what they would like for Christmas they never ask for anything (especially my dad). Normally when I am unsure of what to buy people I will resort to food and drink gifts, as let's face it everyone enjoys a tasty treat at Christmas time. So here is a list of some great quality food and drink items that would make a great Christmas gift for the foodies in your life.
1.) Guylian Chocolates
I am a huge fan of Guylian chocolates, they are so yummy and feel like such a luxurious treat, making them perfect for a Christmas gift. The temptation bags are great as they come with lots of different flavours of wrapped seahorse-shaped Belgian chocolates and they are ideal for sharing. RRP £10.00
2.) Barefoot Bubbly - Pinot Grigio
This bubbly Pinot Grigio is perfect for the party season, with citrus and orange blossom flavours it is a light sparkling wine that is sure to go down well. With an RRP of just £8.50, it is an affordable gift that would be perfect for toasting in the new year or enjoying over the festive season.
3.) Belmio Coffee Pods
Coffee fans will love these coffee pods from Belmio which are compatible with Nespresso coffee machines. Using only the best Arabica and Robusta beans for distinctive and rich coffee flavours. A pack of 50 capsules costs £16.50 and you can also buy smaller 10 pod packs for £2.90 from www.belmio-cafe.co.uk
4.) Buttermilk Fudge
Fudge is my most favourite sweet treat and I always think it makes such a lovely treat at this time of year. This traditionally made Cornish fudge comes in a range of festive flavours such as Gingerbread, mince pie, cranberry & orange and Irish cream. The 100g boxes are only £2.99 and they would make a great stocking filler.
5.) VonShef Cafetiere and Spoon
This brushed stainless steel, 3 cup cafetiere and spoon set makes delicious fresh coffee from ground whole beans. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It has an RRP of £24.99 and it is currently on offer with free delivery from www.domu.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk
6.) Apothic Dark Wine
Apothic dark is a bold red blend wine with fruit flavours of blueberries and blackberries and notes of chocolate and coffee. This would be a great gift idea for fans of red wine who would like to try something different, my dad is a big red wine fan and he really enjoyed this rich red and said he would definitely buy this again. RRP £10.00
7.) TIANA Organic Cooking Butter
This 100% pure virgin coconut butter is a much healthier option for cooking with this festive period. Priced around £8 it would be ideal for cooking roast vegetables with or baking.
8.) Christmas Hamper
Christmas hampers always make a great gift idea for foodies, packed with lots of lovely treats to discover inside. I recently reviewed a hamper from Prestige Hampers and I was really impressed and can't wait to enjoy all the yummy treats inside over the festive season.
9.) NB Distillery Experience
A new distillery is opening in Scotland, NB Distillery Experience in North Berwick and you can currently buy Christmas vouchers. It is set to be a distillery experience like no other with log fires, comfy sofas and bespoke tours learning about and sampling, luxury world-class products in a beautiful location. Full details can be found at www.nbdistillery.com
Hopefully, you found this Foodie Gift Guide useful and make sure you keep an eye out for my other gift guides for some more gift ideas.
Disclosure I was gifted these items for inclusion in this guide.