Festive Food & Drink Guide

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With the festive season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday spreads and gift-giving traditions. In this year’s Festive Food and Drink guide, we’ve brought you some of the best festive wines and food gift ideas to help you impress your guests and loved ones this holiday season. Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine wines, a chocolate lover, or simply looking for some food inspired gift ideas, we’ve got you covered.

Hayman’s London Dry Gin, £28 (£21 on promotion in Waitrose 1-28th Nov)

London Dry Gin, is a timeless classic. Crisp and complex with refreshing notes of juniper, subtle exotic spice and a lively citrus finish. Hayman’s, still make all their gin by hand, using only the finest botanicals and a traditional two-day process.

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Niederegger Marzipan Stollen in Christmas Tin, 500g £20

From the city of Lubeck, Niederegger make their famous marzipan stollen, a German Christmas cake with a bread-like texture, flavoured with spices and cinnamon, filled with Niederegger marzipan, chopped almonds, raisins and sultanas. An absolute must-have after dinner treat this Christmas.

Sticky Chai Trio £30.00

A trio of Bird & Blend’s best-selling warming Sticky Chai flavours that come in keepsake glass kilner jars, containing authentic chai made with freshly ground spices & wildflower honey.

Perfect for the festive season, this fabulous trio makes a great gift – they are warming, unique & perfect for any tea lover!

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Farhi White Chocolate Strawberries, Raspberries and Cherries (130g)

Farhi has refined chocolate gifting, creating iconic – and endlessly delicious – confectionery designed to be shared with those you love. They specialise in fruit and nuts, so these white chocolate-covered strawberries, raspberries and cherries are sure to put a smile on the face of those with a sweet tooth.

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Baileys Chocolat Luxe Liqueur £17.99

Baileys Chocolat Luxe is a distinct drinking experience that brings together two incredibly luxurious indulgences: Baileys and Chocolate.

A truly indulgent chocolate experience whether it is served on its own over ice, used in a rich dessert or in a cocktail. Perfect as an after dinner treat, indulgent moments at Christmas or even to give as a luxurious gift.

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Chocolate & Orange Panettone 750g Gift Box by Lazzaroni Chiostro di Saronno £22

As if Lazzaroni’s panettone wasn’t fragrant enough (which, of course, it is), they fill this one with orange and dark chocolate for an intoxicating aroma. Imagine this rich and fruity scent combined with the fluffy, soft texture of slow-fermented sourdough, and you have yourself a complete treat for the senses.

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Bialetti Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Carretto Perfetto Moka Irresistibile Ground Coffee Tin £16

Two icons of Italian design together. Bialetti have teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana for a coffee collaboration. The design on this coffee tin is inspired by colourful painted Sicilian market carts and it features a l’Omino (the little man) cutout, recognised as Bialetti’s original symbol of quality and authenticity.

A 200g soft bag of Perfetto Moka Irresistibile ground coffee, equipped with an aroma-saving valve, is inside the collectible coffee tin. The design celebrates Italian craftsmanship tradition, for a product that is irresistible to eyes as well as taste buds. A tribute to the Italian coffee tradition and its rituals.

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Hotel Chocolat Classic Christmas Sleekster, 320g £25.95

Thirty festive pralines, caramels and tipsy truffles from Hotel Chocolat.

One to lay on the table after the Christmas feast. Expect seasonal classics like Christmas Mess, Caramel Spruce and Mulled Wine alongside bestsellers such as Caramel Cheesecake Macaron, Treacle Tart and Raspberry Smoothie. Ideal for gifting or passing around during a festive film.

Recipes include: Clementine Caramel, Christmas Mess, White Penguin, Caramel Penguin, Simple Dark Bauble, Espresso Martini, Caramel Supernova, Honey & Cashew Supernova, Raspberry Smoothie, Mulled Wine, Treacle Tart, Caramel Cheesecake Macaron, Ultimate Milk, White Reindeer, Milk Reindeer, 70% Spruce and Caramel Spruce.

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Chiostro di Saronno Soft Amaretti Gift Tin, 180g £11

For those who prefer the soft version of the classic Amaretti, enriched with almonds and wrapped, bon bon style, in elegant and colourful tissue paper. Presented in a gift tin.

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The Christmas at Piccadilly Gift Box £85.00

Bursting with the joy of season, the Christmas at Piccadilly Gift Box will delight with its nostalgic charm of childhood memories riding the merry-go-round. Inside lies a selection of festive treats, such as Christmas Black Tea Tin, which delivers a sip of cocoa nibs, clementine and Christmas spices, and a new Christmas Blend Ground Coffee. If you’re looking for something to dunk with, the Christmas Tea Biscuits are an assured companion, while the Mini Musical Tin is another trove of scrumptious biscuit treats. It even spins and, as it spins, hums a merry tune too. Finally, indulge in the Christmas Reindeer Treats Vegan Carrot Sweets – a must for any avowed sweet tooth – as well as Reindeer Noses and a Chocolate Gingerbread Man Matchbox.

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Gingerbread musical biscuit tin 150g £14.99

Christmas carols and gingerbread are synonymous with the festive season, so Selfridges Selection has combined them in this musical biscuit tin. Pop the lid to reveal tiny gingerbread treats packed inside, ready to be devoured with a steaming cup of tea. Savour the warming heat of ginger with every bite while you kick back next to a roaring fire and enjoy the smile-inducing melody of seasonal jingles.

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VENCHI Baroque medium gift set £42.99

For its latest collection of cocoa treats, Venchi took a journey through history, looking at the pieces of art created in its birthplace. The Italian brand was particularly inspired by the style and elegance of Baroque and crafts this eponymous collection in its honour. Inside the Baroque gift set, you’ll find a selection of its much-loved bites, including caramel and hazelnut, piedmont hazelnut, and extra dark chocolate. We can’t think of a better treat to enjoy with afternoon tea.

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Harrods White Chocolate Strawberries (225g) £18

Traditionally strawberries are best paired with cream, Harrods, decided to coat them in indulgent white chocolate – and the results are truly irresistible. Presented in an elegant box that’s ideal for gifting, each of these perfectly shaped strawberries is freeze-dried to preserve its flavour and crispiness, releasing delicate yet irresistible sweetness as you bite through its chocolate shell.

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Cocoa Creations Hot Chocolate Gift Set £30

The perfect self-treat or gift for hot chocoholics, this delectable selection of six luxury hot chocolates is inspired by popular confectionery. With flavours of sumptuous Salted Caramel, raucous Rocky Road, opulent Orange and marvellous Mint. Finding it tricky to choose? Whittard’s signature Luxury and Luxury White are sure-fire winners.

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Harrods Ultimate Christmas Pudding (907g) £25

Deserving centre stage this Christmas, Harrods’ Ultimate pudding is ready for the big day: a real showstopper. Soaked in cognac, Spanish sherry and British cider, this festive favourite is brimming with plump raisins, juicy currants and traditional nuts – quite simply, it’s the perfect addition to any Christmas spread.

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The Fortmason Hamper £125.00

From scrumptious biscuits, delightful tipples and savoury pleasures, to chutneys and marmalades bursting with flavour – this hamper brings together all of Fortnum’s favourites for a real festive feast.

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Celebrations Hot Chocolate Creation Station

 Celebrations Hot Chocolate Creation Station contains eight sachets of instant hot chocolate powder – Mars, Milky Way, Maltesers, Twix, Snickers, Galaxy, Galaxy Caramel and Bounty – plus a host of fun toppings.

Pick a sachet, pour over hot water, stir and add your choice of topping and perhaps drop of whipped cream to create your personal hot chocolate favourite.

Of course, with so much to choose from, this limited-edition kit is a perfect way to bring family, friends and colleagues together to create their hot chocolate of choice.

Celebrations Creation Station is available now from B&M. But, you’ll need to be quick and once they are gone, they are gone.


The Jelly Bean Factory Jelly Bean Tub, 4.2kg from £25.00

This Christmas, The Jelly Bean Factory invites you to embark on an extraordinary taste adventure with its Gift range.

Their delicious range of gourmet jelly beans offer the perfect balance between classic iconic favourites including Butterscotch, Wild Cherry, English Blackberry, Caramel Popcorn and Pina Colada as well as some exciting adventurous flavour sensations such as Salted Caramel, Forest Fruits, Peach Bubble Tea and Cherry Blossom Soda. pictured is the Mega Jar, designed for those who seek the ultimate taste adventure.

From £25 available in Costco.

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Whittard A Feast of Tea £20

Inside this collection, you’ll find 40 teabags perfect for the winter season. Enjoy a soul-warming Christmas tea that pairs perfectly with mince pies, go for a more fruity escape from the Christmas rush with Mango and Bergamot, or try one of the 6 other flavours.

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Crumbly Clotted Cream Fudge in Tin, 130g Farhi, £10

This Crumbly Clotted Cream Fudge is a traditional delicacy crafted to perfection. With a rich heritage tracing back generations, this melt-in-your-mouth treat combines the smoothness of clotted cream with a delightful crumbly texture, delivering pure bliss in every bite.

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Pistachio Christmas Chocolate Tree £28

Unveil the festive wonders of this Pistachio Christmas Chocolate Tree. Crafted with a rich Belgian milk chocolate exterior and a hint of white chocolate drizzle, it promises a celebration of flavors.

Indulge in the festive allure of our Pistachio Christmas Chocolate Tree. This handcrafted delight, shaped with premium Belgian milk chocolate, represents the joys of Christmas in every nuanced touch. The milk chocolate, with its velvety smoothness, sets a delightful stage for the soft drizzle of Belgian white chocolate, evoking memories of snow-dusted winter mornings.

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Christmas Traditional Hamper £39.95

Baked in Lottie Shaw’s  award-winning family craft Yorkshire bakery and includes a personalised gift card.

A scrumptious hamper filled with a selection of biscuits, chocolates, mince pies and Sloe Gin Cake

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Lakeland Festive Joy - Preserve, Chutney and Biscuit Hamper Tote £49.99

Bring joy to a loved one this Christmas with our very special Festive Joy Hamper Tote. Packed full of sweet and savoury treats, there’s something for everyone in this generously sized bag. Better still, the quality bag is decorated with Lakeland’s exclusive Festive Joy design, and can be used long after the delicious contents have been devoured.

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Black Tower Club Edition Riesling £8

This fruity Riesling has notes of citrus, passionfruit and juicy peach. The heritage and terroir of this varietal can be tasted as a slightly mineral hint. A wine with a subtle creaminess and a strong, yet well balanced body.
Black Tower’s club edition Riesling is a crowd pleaser with a notable twist.

Available exclusively at Asda.

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The Farhi Luxury Hamper - Signature Red, 1.4Kg Regular price £100.00

This glorious hamper contains some of Farhi’s most-loved selections, including, milk, dark chocolate dipped and nut filled dates, sugared almonds, dark chocolate pistachios, chocolate dipped candied orange slices, cinnamon honeyed almonds and chocolate coated prunes and papaya for a comprehensive selection of chocolate covered fruit and nuts. A delightful presentation box set, perfect for hosts, a great Christmas gift,  After all, who doesn’t like chocolate covered gifts. All these luxurious treats are vegetarian friendly so everyone has something to enjoy.

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Sipsmith Gin Crackers pack of 4 £18

A gin cracker for every kind of sipper. Whether given as a gift, taken to a dinner party, or featured as your Christmas centrepiece on the big day, these  Gin Crackers are sure to bring a smile to your juniper-loving guests’ faces. 

Each set includes 1x 5cl London Dry Gin, 1x 5cl Zesty Orange Gin, 1x 5cl Lemon Drizzle Gin and 1x 5cl Sloe Gin.

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Baileys Chocolate Collection 190g £6.00

Christmas and Baileys™ the original Irish cream liqueur go hand in hand and this selection box has Milk, white and dark chocolates with truffle & double chocolate centres.

Available in supermarkets nationwide.

Gingerbread Happy Christmas Luxe £48

The Biscuiteer icing elves have been dreaming of a white Christmas this year, which is why they’ve bought Christmas to life in this Happy Christmas Luxe Tin. Inside this hand iced icy tin, you’ll find 16 gingerbread biscuits, including frosty friends, Christmas crackers and sparkling snowflakes. Best enjoyed with a hot drink after a stint in the snow. Don’t catch a chill!


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Lindt Christmas Festive Tin 400g £10.00

Bring home the magic this Christmas with Lindt’s Wreath Tin. From miniature versions of their iconic TEDDY to blissfully smooth LINDOR Chocolate Truffles, there is something to delight everyone in this stunning festive selection.

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Decadent Cheese Hamper £55

A glorious hamper brimming with cheeses, chutneys, crackers and chocolate.

This charming black hamper is filled with everything you need for a delicious surprise on a special occasion. Alongside a selection of six handcrafted cheeses – a classic Black Bomber extra mature Cheddar; naturally smoked Beechwood; Bouncing Berry, bursting with sweet cranberries; spicy Red Devil red Leicester; Red Storm, vintage red Leicester; and Truffle Trove extra mature Cheddar with Black Summer truffles – you’ll also find a pair of traditionally made chutneys to serve them with. As a delightful finishing touch, there’s Wholemeal & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crackers (the perfect match for those cheeses) and two tasty chocolate bars by Willie’s Cacao.

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The Proper Cornish Christmas Hamper £44.95

Tis the season for laughter, love, and cherished family traditions. What better way to bring everyone together than with this Proper Cornish Christmas Hamper – the star of your next Christmas party! As you gather around the twinkling Christmas tree, the anticipation in the air is met with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked mince pies and the sweet scent of Christmas Stollen. It’s the festive spirit in a box, and it’s all yours to share and savour. More than just a collection of treats; it’s a journey through tradition and a celebration of togetherness. It’s a reminder that the best moments in life are the ones shared with loved ones.


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