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Every year we do a Christmas Gift Guide for foodies and home lovers – mainly because this is where my heart lies!  I love all kitchenalia and love to try all the new foody trends.  So, if you have someone like me in your life, have a look at the latest offerings from all your favourite brands (and some that might be new to you!).


Lola’s Cupcakes

The UK’s favourite bakery, Lola’s Cupcakes, is excited to share its stunning Christmas collection, perfect for secret Santa swaps, presents for friends and family Christmas gatherings. 

Tastefully decorated with shining golden sleigh bells, sugar reindeer, candy canes and white Christmas scenes straight out of a snow globe, they’re (almost) too good to eat. 

The range was available for nationwide delivery / in-stores from 22nd November. 



Tower Vortx 12L Air Fryer Oven Black Chrome – Tower Website Exclusive

Tower’s newest Air Fryer, T17128 12L Air Fryer Oven cooks food 30% faster and uses less power than a conventional oven. Save up to 70% on your energy bills by switching to Air Fryer cooking.

This product also features a Rotisserie Function – cooking a chicken in under 1 hour! The ideal appliance for Christmas Dinners this year!

RRP: £149.99 (Black Friday Offers Available 13th Nov – 27th Nov)



Simba Performance Mattress Protector

Designed to protect and prolong the life of your mattress, our luxuriously deep, super-soft mattress protector also provides extra comfort; it’s made from pure, breathable cotton and cushioning 200gm fill, while our anti-microbial technology prevents odours and eliminates micro-organisms.





Stoov Big Hug XL – Electric Chair 

The Big Hug XL is a cordless design heated pad that not only looks nice (and is wonderfully soft) – but also saves energy!

Much like its namesake, the Big Hug is exactly that – warming you from top to toe. 

It’s not only for seating at home, but amazing to take on the go if you need to stay cosy in the car or rest your feet on a winter walk. 

Available in White, Grey, Black and Cream.



Drinkmate Home Beverage Carbonator 

The Drinkmate OmniFizz is the only home beverage carbonator that can carbonate any beverage without dilution. Others like Sodastream dilute the beverage and only carbonate water so users have to blend carbonation with flavor to create a beverage. Using its patented fizz infuser technology, Drinkmate carbonates any beverage with a press of a button. 

Easily sparkle afternoon beverages from juices, tea, lemonade, and for mum and dad, even cocktails in the evening!

Kelly Loves – Korean Variety Box

The box includes the best of Korean cuisine in one beautifully presented box! Our Variety Box is packed with the flavour, snacks, meals & drinks that will make you feel like you’re in the streets of Seoul.

Gift yourself or a friend this Korean delight for an unforgettable experience!

Buy the Korean Variety Box from Kelly Loves.

DeliVita Pizza Peel

The 12″ handmade DeliVita pizza peel is the perfect pizza shovel when you want to move the pizza into and out of the oven like a true Pizzaiolo!

To make the entirely perfect pizza in the DeliVita wood-fired oven it is important to have the right tools. The handcrafted pizza peel is shaped of stainless steel with a responsibly sourced Olive wood handle and is designed specially for the DeliVita wood-fired oven, it also will work perfectly in any other pizza oven.



Qwickhose is the garden hose connector that won’t pop off.  Winners of the 2022 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund (GISCF) at Glee Birmingham and finalists at the 2023 Design Week awards.

Our Qwickhose® Starter Set contains all you need to kick off your Qwickhose® experience. Offering high quality, user friendly products to assist with cleaning and gardening. The set includes our revolutionary patent-pending hose connectors, which offer more hose grip than leading brands resulting in less leakage and no pop-offs.

Qwickhose connectors swap the typical plastic ‘teeth’ fitting for our unique, wing-lock system. They fit 12.5 to 13mm hosepipe and are universally compatible with any accessories (e.g spray guns & Sprinklers).

Have a look at Qwickhose here.


Harold & Hansa

Harold & Hansa Ltd. has a mission to turn the spotlight on lesser known, premium quality rums from Madeira. Using exceptional varieties of sugarcane and a meticulous production process, Madeira creates some of the best rums in the world. Co-founder Harold is from this beautiful Portuguese island and his family has been involved in the rum trade for many years.

Harold & Hansa’s current selection of rums is distilled at Engenhos do Norte, on the north-side of the island of Madeira. The distillery recently celebrated its centenary and is the only distillery in Europe still to use steam as its driving force. All the rums are Agricole Rums, meaning they are distilled from fresh sugarcane juice (not molasses, which is a by-product from sugar refining).

Among the handpicked selection, some of the rums have been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at many of the largest International spirit competitions. Several other rums are Limited Editions and only made in small batches, making them a perfect addition to any rum enthusiast’s collection.



Cocoa Canopy

Cocoa Canopy have got Christmas sorted early with their fantastic collection of stocking fillers, gift sets and present bundles. With five fantastic blends to choose from, there’s something for all chocolate lovers to enjoy this festive season. 

Stocking fillers: Individual 225g packs including single origin Ecuador Dark, Smooth Milk and Salted Caramel, are ideal to pop in a stocking and are guaranteed to delight on Christmas morning. Available from Waitrose (Smooth Milk), Amazon and Cocoa Canopy’s online shop. RRP £6.25 – £7.25. 

Gift Sets: Available in all five blends these are ideal as a standalone gift, filled with 450g of chocolate beads, a mini whisk and vegan marshmallow toppers! Available from Amazon and Cocoa Canopy’s online shop. RRP £15 – £16.50. 



WATTSHOT – The First Gin Designed to be a Shot

WATTSHOT is something different for those many gin-lovers out there – the first gin specifically designed to be drunk as a shot! 

Developed over nine years by master taste-maker Stuart Logan, the multi-award-winning taste sensation has been carefully engineered to leave an electric tingle and lasting effect in the mouth. This is a sophisticated shot and a great way to enjoy a flavoursome gin with friends. However, with its fragrant cherry blossom aroma, eight rooted botanicals combined with cherry juice, and that electric tingle in the mouth that takes over as the flavour fades, WATTSHOT also delivers a unique cocktail / mixing experience (the WATTSHOT Sour – designed by mixologist Thomas Lyons – recently won the ‘Innovative Serve 2023’ award at Imbibe Live). 




‎A versatile liqueur, Amarula is best served over ice but can also be enjoyed with hot chocolate or coffee and in a wide variety of divine cocktails.

Amarula Cream Liqueur is available to purchase for £12.50 from Amazonand Tesco. 




Curlicue, a British-made, female-founded company. 

With bespoke prints created by British designers, the products are all 100% FSC-certified recyclable paper, plastic-free, and made with vegetable ink.

For the joyous season, Curlicue has specially created a line of products for both children and adults (3 Sheets at £6.75, 5 sheets at £9.75).




The Ultimate Coffee Selection Box


This is the Ultimate Coffee & Chocolate Selection Box from Artisan Coffee.Includes all of our favourite characters from our Signature Collection crafted by world renowned chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, in all of our most convenient brew types; pods, coffee bags, ground, plus each coffees paired chocolate!

Keep everyone happy with a coffee selection box. No matter how you brew we have a coffee for you! 


Flavourful G&T Set

Our flavourful G&T set filled with delicious Double Dutch mixers and spirit pairings is the perfect gift for any G&T lover!

Each set contains four of our most popular Double Dutch flavours paired perfectly with a range of premium spirits to help you dive into flavourful drinking and ensure that you NEVER drink dull again. With our award-winning Indian Tonic Water paired with Bloom Gin, Cranberry & Ginger Tonic paired with Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin, Cucumber & Watermelon Tonic with Warner’s Rhubarb Gin and Pomegranate & Basil Tonic twinned with Masons Pear & Peppercorn Gin all at your disposal – there’s simply no way your serves will be dull,


Mash Direct

Mash Direct offer a range of food hampers which would make the perfect gift for someone that loves to cook and try new things or for someone that is just starting out with cooking.  They offer a Healthy Veg Box, Roast Dinner Sides Box, Party Box, Brunch Box and Barbecue Box – all available from Booths.

We tried the Barbecue Box and the sides were delicious (we are converted!).

All boxes RRP £20 via




La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC Treviso

La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC Treviso.  Very pale straw and a fine, persistent bubbles. The aroma is fruity with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers. 

Pairing Recommendation: Excellent as an aperitif. Also food friendly and goes well with savoury dishes, and ideal with steamed shellfish.

RRP £10 – Amazon, Ocado, Tesco, Londis, Nisa, Coop, Majestic, Morrisons, Booths (vegan).



Groove Pillow®

Suitable for all adults, the award winning, orthopaedically approved Groove Pillow® is designed to relieve neck pain by cradling the head and neck. Insufficient support and some sleep positions such as stomach sleeping can trigger pain in the neck and other areas of the spine. Based on the anatomy of the cervical (neck) and shoulder area, the Groove Pillow® includes a specially contoured dip in its orthopaedic memory foam that supports the neck area and facilitates neutral spinal alignment by guiding the upper body into a more comfortable sleeping position whether you lie on your back or are a side sleeper.



Seep Christmas Cleaning Box

The Seep Christmas Cleaning Box is the perfect introduction to Seep plastic free cleaning tools for anyone who enjoys a good clean (and it might encourage those who don’t!), this box features all the tools needed for a spick and span home. It includes a pair of natural latex rubber gloves, copper scourer (which can be recycled or used to scare away slugs and snails in the garden), two festive themed sponge cloths and a stylish tote bag.

Seep is an award-winning start-up bringing pioneering products to a dusty cleaning category, continuing to rethink traditional materials and innovate. 



LifeStraw Go Series

This impressive bottle delivers safe, great tasting water for travel and daily life – simply fill from any fresh water source and let the two-stage filtration do its job. It deserves a spot on everyone’s Christmas list!

The sleek bottle boasts award-winning advanced filtration which protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and enhances taste. It’s the perfect bottle for refilling in the airport bathroom, keeping you hydrated as you road trip across Europe, and you can even fill from a waterfall whilst hiking through the mountains. Then, when reality kicks back in, use it for delicious, filtered water on your commute, in the office, or whilst working from home.

Stocked at Cotswold Outdoor and Amazon.


Haier Small Appliance Range

This year, Haier have launched a stylish range of small appliances that includes a blender, chopper, kettle, toaster, hand blender, multi drinks maker and air fryer.



Cloudy Lemonade Spritz

Introducing the Cloudy Lemonade Spritz, made with sweet and tangy cloudy lemonade, premium vodka and garnished with zesty lemon and fragrant mint, for a refreshing drink.  Crafted by the talented mixologists at Modern Milkman, this delightful spritz combines the tangy goodness of cloudy lemonade with premium vodka, resulting in a sensational cocktail that’s as refreshing as a cool breeze on a sunny day

Sunshine or not, this delicious new spritz is guaranteed to bring a little taste of Summertime to cocktail hour and is the perfect tipple this Christmas.



We are sent samples of all the latest product offerings to try out.

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