While Christmas is full of gifts big and small, there's always food involved. Whether it's chocolate bars sticking out of stockings, steaming mugs of hot cocoa passed around in front of the fireplace, or champagne flutes clinking across the dinner table, you can bet foodie's love the holiday season. Here are some of the best gifts to make sure the December is packed with delicious experiences!
Hampers make a great gift for anyone at Christmas. Personalized gift specialist Moonpig has released a range of mouth-watering combos. Our favorites are the Food Lover’s Hamper (around $73) — think top-notch red wine (which can be personalized), delicious fruit cake, tangy chutney and a heart-shaped chunk of organic cheddar. Or there’s the Port and Godminster Vintage Combo ($57), where you send a personalized bottle of Tawny Port and the recipient will also find heart-shaped cheese and chutney inside.
Nothing says the holidays quite like a glass of champagne. And nothing says champagne quite like a $358 Veuve Clicquot party set! This Christmas, start your festive party in style with this festive gift from Drinks21. Inside you’ll find six bottles of the delightful Veuve Clicquot's Ponsardin Brut NV. You'll also receive six stylish Clickquot champagne flutes. It’s the perfect Christmas present to yourself!
What would the holidays be without mugs of creamy hot chocolate? And what would hot chocolate be without fluffy marshmallows melting on top? Art Of Mallow has that side of things covered with its seven-flavor range of marshmallows. The melt-in-the-mouth sweets come in vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel and raspberry.
The Spice & Nut Grinder from Cuisinart lets you grind seeds, nuts, coffee and spices to powder within seconds. A huge helping hand in the kitchen, this device is easy to use and comes with two grinding bowls, so you can store ingredients separately. You’ll be making restaurant-quality dishes in no time.
Indulge in a chocolate feast with Seed & Bean Chocolate Hampers, the UK’s 100 percent ethically accredited chocolate company. These award-winning products are Fairtrade, organic, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Each chocolate bar is handmade in Northamptonshire to create small batches of delicious artisan chocolate. The hamper is $130 for 30 bars.
Everyone loves Ferrero Rocher chocolates and this year, they’ve launched a make-your-own pyramid tower. The perfect table centerpiece, it comes complete with seven tiers and 60 Ferrero Rocher treats. The chocolates combine layers of hazelnut, rich chocolate, a smooth filling and wafer.
Can chocolate really be healthy? We hope so! And that’s what The Eden Project is promising (sort of) with its new range, featuring superfruit baobab. The bars are handmade in Cornwall using cocoa and sugar from Fair Trade co-operatives in Central and Latin America, as well as West Africa. Choose from vanilla, mango or watermelon at £2.50 a bar.
There’s nothing like a bowl of handmade soup to warm up the festivities. Now making soup from scratch is easier than ever with Cuisinart’s $149 Soup Maker. This innovative product allows you to sauté, cook, simmer and blend ingredients together all in one device — in just 20 minutes. The thermal glass jar stores enough soup for four people, and can even be used to prepare hot and cold sauces, smoothies and crush ice. You’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
This is a Christmas present to order for yourself, as they are the most delicious brownies you will ever taste. Packaged in raffia and tissue paper, this box of Belgian chocolate delights won't last long. Handmade from Gower Cottage in Wales and baked fresh to order, this will be the one indulgent gift you won't want to share. $27 for 12.
A box of Christmas delights, $37 Nutty Nativity makes for a gorgeous personalized gift from Sent With a Loving Kiss. Filled to the brim with a mixture of hazelnuts and milk chocolate treats, the goodies even come packaged in a fancy tin.