Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies 2020 (AD)

Looking for the perfect present for foodies?  Have a look at some of the latest and hottest foody products out for the Christmas.  From Salt Vodka, to chocolate and hazelnut peanut butter, we have them all here!



Charlie Bigham’s, creator of delicious ready-to-cook dishes, has launched its first range of ready-to-bake puddings, with five gloriously indulgent Proper Puds. Available exclusively in selected Waitrose stores, Charlie Bigham’s Sticky Toffee Pudding, Sticky Ginger Pudding, Chocolate Fondant, Bread & Butter Pudding and Cherry Bakewell Pudding all appear in the brand’s iconic wooden trays (RRP £5.50 for a 2-4 person serving).


Mermaid Salt Vodka

We have tried the Mermaid Gin before and it is marvellous and such beautiful presentation!  From the Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Salt Vodka is infused with locally sourced sea salt that enhances its smoothness and flavour – described as being ‘like the subtle kiss of a mermaid’. The salt comes from local supplier ‘Wight Salt’ and is harvested from water collected in the powerful flood tide off the island’s southern coast – an area prone to extreme storms that churn up the ocean floor, releasing huge amounts of flavour-packed nutrients. Naturally evaporated by sun and wind, the resultant sea salt retains a depth of flavour and distinct sweetness. Perfect on its own over ice or with a mixer, Mermaid Salt Vodka also layers on a unique savoury element for cocktails that you just can’t get with other vodkas. The bottle is plastic-free, with an all-natural cork and wooden top, complemented with a plant-based, biodegradable seal.  Plastic-free and Net Zero, it’s an environmentally-friendly vodka with a hint of sea air! 40% ABV. RRP: £40.00/70cl. Available in John Lewis and online via Master of Malt



Prosecco Frizzante Sur Lie No Added Sulphur

From Vintage Roots – Our first ‘No Sulphur Added’ Prosecco from the innovative Giol estate, is distinctively full-flavoured and dry, having been produced ‘sur lie’. This process of lees ageing (resting on the yeasts) adds notes of crusty bread and white peach to this fizz. Please note this live and natural wine can appear a little cloudy towards the bottom, as it contains some harmless yeast deposit.



Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin (a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid with Xmassy flavours of cloves and cinnamon)  

Bobby’s is a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid that celebrates the 150 year old shared history of the two countries. Described as ‘Dutch courage mixed with Indonesian spice’, the recipe blends a base of juniper with whole clove, cubeb pepper, cinnamon, lemongrass, rose hips, fennel and coriander. It’s spicy and fragrant, with a burst of citrus and a bite of pepper. With the recommended garnish being a clove-studded orange slice, it’s an exotic gin that also beautifully incorporates some familiar Christmas flavours! Again, combining East and West, Bobby’s classic Dutch ‘kruik’ bottle is brought to life with an ‘Ikat’ pattern, a traditional Indonesian design. 42% ABV. RPP: £37.99/70cl. Available via



River Cottage Organic Kombucha

The Yorkshire brand Equinox have collaborated with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to launch 4 exciting new flavours of the healthy Kombucha drink. It is available to buy in crates for Christmas.  Take your senses on a walk through a summer orchard with Organic Green Tea Kombucha infused with Apples, Plums and Quince – an intensely fruity flavour that’s full of nostalgia.



Stasher Reusable Bags

Stasher bags can be bought from John Lewis, Lakeland, Steamer, and Amazon.  They are multi-purpose, easy to use and easy to seal. You can cook dinner in them, use them for kitchen storage and even fill them with cosmetics for your travels. Give them a run in the dishwasher and you can use them again and again, for whatever purpose you choose.  Buy Stasher bags from Hus&Hem.



Rouge 02 (by the glass wine breather)

The NEW Rouge 02 by the glass really does capture the true spirit of innovation and originality, designed to aerate wine as it is being poured straight from the bottle to the glass, perfect wine every time.

The Rouge 02 by the glass captures the essence of this theme by delivering quality to the very last drop. It’s a must have wine accessory and is already proving very popular, its unique air flow system allows air bubbles to gentle drop into the wine as its being poured to maximise its full flavour and bouquet as soon as it enters the glass, it’s perfectly formulated pouring spout ensures no drips every time.


Bee Bagz – Reusable Beeswax Wrap Food Bags

Reusable! Biodegradable! Responsible! BeeBAGZ are 100% natural and a safer, convenient option to plastic for all your family’s food storage needs. These beeswax wrap bags are available in 3 sizes (small, medium, large) and the perfect choice for keeping your fruits, veggies, sandwiches and other snacks fresher tasting, longer than plastic wraps or zipper locked alternatives. Whether on the go or at home, prevent harmful chemicals and toxins from leaching into your family’s food. Start your plastic free diet now with BeeBAGZ and feel good about the choice you make…for your family and the environment!  Buy BeeBAGZ from A Little Find.


Breakfast En Bread

Since 2014, The Barge House talented chefs have been preparing loaded breakfast bowl served in the organic loaf provided by award winning Gail’s Bakery. 

Choose between The Original, The Smokey Salmon, the Vegetarian or The Au Barge (vegan) and follow the simple steps to have it ready in less than 20 minutes. All kits are provided with a free range organic egg (except for the vegan one).

Perfect as a gift for a foodie that does not want to worry about breakfast (can be enjoy at any time of the day) after Christmas morning!


ION8 Leakproof Bottle

From ION8 – a 100% leak proof 1200ml (40oz) odour free, easy open outdoors water bottle with a lustrous metallic finish. With an off-centre spout and minimal tilt you can see and keep moving as you drink, whilst the carrying ring allows you to hang it on a finger, coat hook or carabiner. The perfect large water bottle for outdoors, camping, gym, yoga or work place. Your drinking spout is clean and hygienic, always safely covered. Open these drinking bottles hands free with just one finger and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from stainless steel this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash, and keeps drinks fresh and full of flavour.


Whole Earth

Whole Earth, the UK’s number one peanut butter brand, has launched a Chocolate and Hazelnut peanut butter – giving people a healthier alternative to traditional chocolate spreads.  Available from Tesco, Whole Earth Chocolate & Hazelnut Smooth Peanut Butter, offers a heavenly combination of cocoa and hazelnuts that’s perfect for peanut butter and chocolate lovers alike.  Made without any refined sugar and simply sweetened with dates, the limited edition spread has 80% less sugar than the standard chocolate spread.


Lost Sheep Coffee

Lost Sheep Coffee presents it’s fantastic Christmas Capsule Gift Set. A perfect present for the coffee lover in your life. 3 different Nespresso Compatible Compostable Capsule flavours, all made from Speciality Grade 1 Coffee Beans!  All Lost Sheep Coffee is made using the world’s top, speciality grade (this makes our coffee of the top 5% grown in the word!) 100% Arabica coffee beans which are single origin and direct trade from countries such as Brazil & Colombia, hand roasted in-house in the vibrant seaside town of Whitstable, for a superior freshness and flavour. Fully traceable from field to cup!


It’s time to rethink how we enjoy cocktails at home, as the new kid on the subscription box block has arrived. Bottling up bar-quality magic usually only found in leading establishments across the globe, Kocktail is a brand new and unique immersive cocktail experience that focuses on bringing you four freshly made new cocktails to discover each month.

Delivered directly to your door and launching just in time for the Christmas gifting season, this is a club you will want to be part of.



Beanies Mini Christmas Stash Box

Choose your own 3 Beanies flavours all presented in a festive Mini Christmas Stash Box! Makes a perfect stocking filler.



Blue Goose Coffee’s Eco Coffee Pod Collection Gift Pack

Let it flow this Christmas with Blue Goose Coffee’s Eco Coffee Pod Collection gift pack, perfect for the eco-conscious and the Nespresso® coffee lover in your life.  Each pack contains four exceptional tasting speciality Arabica coffees packed into 40 eco compostable coffee pods.  Coffee aficionados will love Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, the recipient of Which? Magazine’s ‘Best Buy’ accolade and a two-star Great Taste Award, the full-bodied Organic Peruvian, the well balanced Lungo, and the rich Swiss Water Decaff.

Blue Goose Coffee is sourced from some of the best coffee growers in the world and is also grown sustainably, organically, and in harmony with the environment, with growers paid beyond the Fairtrade Minimum Price allowing them to invest in their livelihoods, families and communities. 



Mary Berry Signature Range

Mary Berry has brought out a range of beautifully elegant and stylish crockery and kitchenware from a full dinner service through to lovely serving platters and table linens.  I love white crockery, and love the subtle detailing on this.   Alongside the Signature range she also has a gorgeous traditional English Garden range that’s worth checking out too!  Pieces start from £4.95.


Oppo Ice Cream

Oppo launches ‘Oppo Tasting Club’ – the ultimate subscription gift for ice cream lovers in your life

Fed up with buying socks for Christmas presents? Look no further, as Oppo Brothers – the indulgent, low calorie ice cream – is set to launch a gift that is sure to be remembered: an ice cream subscription service. For those who appreciate that ice cream can be enjoyed all year round, the ‘Oppo Tasting Club’ will keep foodies going with delicious, low-calorie treats throughout January and beyond. 

Members of the Oppo Tasting Club will receive a gift box with a personalised message inside, an Oppo Gold Tasting Spoon and ice cream tasting notes, along with codes for either 1, 2 or 3 months’ worth of ice cream (depending on the value of the gift) delivered straight to your door.

Subscribers will be able to select the six tubs they receive each month and there’s something to satisfy all tastebuds and dietary requirements. Choose from festive flavours such as Cinnamon Crunch and Maple Walnut, sample the new Caramel Chocolate Crunch or dairy-free Simply the Zest, and tuck into much-loved favourites such as Double Salted Caramel, Vanilla Pecan Praline and Colombian Chocolate & Hazelnut.  


Spice Pots

This gorgeous curry making kit makes an incredible foodies gift. For those learning to cook or for seasoned home cooks, this is the master of all curry spice kits!  Each Luxury Tin contains all 5 of our perfectly balanced, 100% natural spice blends, our 150 page cookbook & bespoke cook’s candle to help eliminate cooking odours.  All presented in a gorgeous tin.  Our spice blends include Korma, Goan, Bhuna, Tandoori Masala & Sweet spice for baking.

Whip up a curry in no time or use to make your own ethnic street food at home.  Our recipe book also contains recipes for Soups, Starters, Curries, Side Dishes and Desserts.


Disco Cocktail Pouches (groovy instant ‘70s-inspired cocktails that can be posted)

Inspired by the concept of a so-called ‘Disco’ shift (an easy one) for bartenders, these stylish 70s-styled pouches feature a unique take on classic cocktails. Each features a blend of a top quality spirit with a soft drink syrup mixer. Cocktails include the ‘Disco Cherry Sour’ (Vestal Vodka with Doctor Pepper) and ‘The Disco Pinacolada’ (Dead Man’s Fingers rum with Sprite). Handmade in ‘Ladies & Gents’, a North London underground ‘five star dive bar’, each pouch features minimal packaging and fits through letterboxes, so are ideal for last minute Christmas gifts! 100ml single serve, £5.00+£2.00 p&p. 5 x100ml full range, £20.00+£3.00 p&p, 1 x 500ml sharing pouch (five serves), £20.00+£3.00 postage. Order from 


Cranes Cider Gift Set

The perfect gift for Christmas – the Cranes Cider Gift Set. The gift set contains their full range of fruit ciders (Blueberries & Apples; Cranberries & Limes and Raspberries & Pomegranates) and a branded pint glass. They use the finest cranberries, alongside British apples to create a refreshingly natural fruit cider which contains 30% fewer calories and over 40% less sugar compared to brand leaders. Available from Amazon and

All of Cranes products are handcrafted in Cambridge by co-founders and twin brothers Ben & Dan Ritsema, using only natural ingredients.




Lovely products from Opies.  Red Berries steeped in syrup infused with Pink Gin are the finest combination of redcurrants, raspberries and sour cherries infused with a delicious yet delicate pink gin. With back notes of juniper, the red berries effortlessly enhance a gin & tonic and are sublime in a boozy ice-cream sundae. Opies’ have also shared an inspired perfect party recipe for White Chocolate & Red Berries Tiramisu on the pack.

The classic combination of Figs with Dark Rum will be a great gifting choice. Opies take the juiciest of figs and steep them in the finest Luxardo® dark rum which perfectly brings out rich, indulgent and slightly spicy tones. They work exceptionally well on a pavlova or can be used to upgrade a Dark & Stormy cocktail. For something more comforting, Opies suggest a boozy Fig & Ginger Pudding recipe on the pack.

For whisky lovers, Apricots steeped in syrup infused with The Famous Grouse® Blended Scotch Whisky will be a gift of pure perfection. Carefully sourced, sweet apricots meld into the UK’s best-selling blended whisky* – The Famous Grouse®. Simply sublime! Why not use them in a Christmas Chocolate Trifle for the ultimate indulgence?

Opies are available in Waitrose and other leading supermarkets.  They have fab recipes on their website here.



Scottish Made

Small Scottish brand Scottish Made has some stunning wooden boards, mats and homewares which make the perfect gift for men. Scottish Made’s wooden boards are all made from sustainable Scottish oak or sycamore and then have unique Scottish or country designs etched onto them, making them something a little different. Some of the designs are very male orientated so appeal particularly to those who love the countryside, such as a stag, highland cow, Labrador or a simple saying. The boards come in different sizes for serving cheese, bread, meats, or for chopping lemons, limes or herbs or the larger sharing platters are ideal for generous amounts of antipasta. The boards start at £30 for the smaller ones and can be accompanied by a bottle opener or cheese knife.

Available to buy online here.



Just Bee Raw Vitamin Honey

Just Bee are a family of beekeepers based in the North West of England. Our mission is to bring you the best quality honey in tasty and innovative products like our Raw Vitamin Honey.  

Why you should try Raw Vitamin Honey:

  1. Daily immune support: Raw Honey supercharged with vitamins and Echinacea to support your immune system. Each teaspoon contains 25% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, B6, B12.  
  2. High Quality Raw Honey: As nature intended! Our raw honey is never over-heated to retain nutrients naturally found in the honey. Raw honey from the EU and produced in the UK, using only natural ingredients.
  3. Cold & Flu Remedy. Honey, Lemon and Ginger… ingredients which pack a punch on flavour and have been used for centuries as a natural cold and flu remedy. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties which make it a great decongestant too. 



Birtelli’s Pizza Kits

Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit which is now available for delivery nationwide. Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. With people across the UK spending more time indoors, but still craving the restaurant experience, Birtelli’s pizza kits make for an interactive, restaurant-calibre dining experience in the comfort of your home. 



Arran Luxury Hamper from Bradford’s

Our Arran Luxury Hamper has everything you need for a special afternoon treat. Presented in a pretty gift tray with swish bow its arrival is sure to make someone’s day.

Each Hamper contains: A truckle of Mature Cheese and Herbs, a box of English Breakfast Tea, a can of Baxters Lentil and Bacon Soup, Sticky Toffee Biscuits and Scottish Oatcakes as well as jars of Granny Bradford’s Best Pickle and Hot Tomato Chutney. A free gift card lets you add a personal touch with every order.



Jackpot Peanut Butter (palm-oil free/raises money for music venues in UK) 

Americana-inspired and palm-oil free Jackpot has got a pot suitable for everyone this Christmas – whether they‘ve been good, bad or downright naughty!  For those who’ve been good, you can simply gift them a 500g pot – at £5.00, it’s a perfectly shaped and delicious stocking filler!  With the downright naughty, there’s the option to give them a pot with their name on and the brand slogan ‘Jackpot Motherf***ing Peanut Butter’! (For the less badly behaved, there’s a label with the expletive obscured by a scratch-off patch!) Jackpot’s only made with classic American runner peanuts, rapeseed oil and a pinch of salt – no additives, no palm oil!  For every pot sold, £1.00 goes to the Music Venue Trust who ‘protect, secure and improve’ grassroots music venues. ‘Original’ or rude labels, £5.00/500g. Personalised rude labels, £7.00/500g pot. Vegan/gluten-free. Available to order for Christmas until 21st December from  


We are sent the products for inclusion.  As always all opinions expressed are our own.

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