Festive Food Gifts & Entertaining Guide

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From stocking-filler treats and hampers to cookbooks, tableware and gadgets, we’ve rounded up the foodie gifts that should be on everyone’s list this festive season.

Christmas Globe Gin Liqueur £24.95

The Christmas Globe Gin Liqueur is a taste of Christmas; an indulgent spiced orange and cranberry flavour using Seville oranges and cinnamon. Plus, it features real edible 23kt gold leaf and a light up bottle. 

For that extra WOW factor, simply give the globe a gentle shake and turn on the light at the base of the bottle to illuminate the gold leaf cascading around the Christmas scene inside.

Stockists include Harvey Nichols, Amazon, and Costco.

Farhi Luxury Chocolate Dipped & Assorted Fruit and Nut Stuffed Date Selection £35

A sticky Toffee Alternative

An exclusive selection of chocolate covered and filled Medjool dates. A Farhi bestseller, the dates are stuffed with unique and luxurious fillings or coated in premium and rich milk, dark and white chocolate, and presented in Farhi’s signature selection gift box. This truly decadent chocolate coated dates gift box will certainly wow.

Fillings include zesty orange peel, creamy marzipan, as well as a wonderful selection of nuts; made up of premium pistachios, crunchy cashews, the finest Californian almonds and Persian walnuts.

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Coffees of the World Gift Set £28


Like a choice when it comes to coffee? This bestselling gift stars nine Whittard ground coffees, ranging from dark to light roasts – all perfectly packaged in boxes adorned with illustrations by Persephone Coelho.

From the rich and chocolatey to the sweet and fruity, there’s a brilliant brew to suit every mood, including single origins from India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean and a blend from Brazil and Indonesia. Each coffee is ground and ready for you to make your perfect cuppa.

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Raphia Christmas Velvet Hamper £150

Raphia’s 2022 Christmas collection is inspired by woodland colours
with festive accents of gold and high-shine metallics.

The collection is brimming with choices for you to discover including, Festive Zellige and Feasting, Champagne & Truffles and Christmas Favours, alongside a selection of luxury and bespoke hampers.

Featured is the Christmas Velvet Hamper.

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The Sixpence Pud Gin Liqueur £24.95

The Sixpence Pud Gin Liqueur upgrades the humble figgy pudding for 2022. Where once it was tradition to find a sixpence inside a pudding, this bottle gives luxurious gold shimmer with every sip. Each bottle arrives in its own gift box with a beautiful gold foil design.

Stockists include John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Amazon and Firebox.

Fiasconaro x Dolce & Gabbana Citrus & Saffron Panettone £17.50

Fiasconaro x Dolce & Gabbana’s 100g citrus & saffron panettone is the best-selling designer panettone in a perfect single serving! This stunning Christmas tin contains a miniature version of one of Fiasconaro’s finest Italian panettones. It is packed with large jewels of candied Sicilian citrus fruit, and flavoured with aromatic sweet saffron.Light, airy and rich with butter,  the ultimate indulgent stocking filler both inside and out. Comes in five colourful designs.

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From the makers of popular Amarula Cream Liqueur comes this premium, complex and utterly unique gin, which celebrates the exotic flavours of the indigenous marula fruit – offering a sweet orange flourish with a spicy backbone.

Each fruit is carefully hand-picked, washed, destoned, pulped and cooled to ensure the best quality, before being distilled into marula fruit spirit. Premium botanicals – juniper berries, orange peel and blossom, and Ghanaian grains of paradise – are then steeped for 24 hours in this complex, yet delicate spirit and later gently distilled in a pot still.  

The result is a uniquely complex, refreshingly balanced gin which uses only premium ingredients – gentle juniper notes and subtle orange blossom perfectly complement the exotic marula fruit. The recommended serve is with Indian tonic, over ice with a slice of fresh grapefruit for an unexpected twist on the classic G&T. 

Available on Amazon

Pierre Marcolini Malline Box – Holly Bites £35

Essential to any gathering – The Holly. Coming in bite-sized form, in a ‘Demi-Plumier box’, or in a ‘Malline’, a famous little chocolate box invented by the Master Chocolatier

 This new version, as generous a gift as it is gourmet, offers cashew nuts, accompanied by praliné or caramel bells each decorated with a
hint of berries.

The ‘Enchanted Forest’ Christmas collection is available from the Marylebone Boutique and counters in Harrods and Selfridges


'Gin Obsessed' Alcoholic Cocktail Gummies £16.99

Enjoy all your favourite gin cocktails the Smith & Sinclair way. Forget drinking from the bottle, it’s time to Eat Your Drink™ with our best-selling box.

Gin and Tonic with Lemon Sugar 
Hibiscus and Negroni with Hibiscus Sugar
Elderflower Gin Spritz with Thyme Sugar
Cherry and Hibiscus Bramble with Cherry Sugar

With a perfect score of 10/10, the Gin Obsessed box was voted ” Best gift for gin lovers 2021″

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Niederegger Marzipan Santas and Star £10

9 chocolate covered marzipan Santa’s and 1 Star in a Christmas decorated gift box.

Niederegger marzipan is made with 58% pure Mediterranean almonds, with no extra sugar aded to produce the pure natural taste. Niederegger – marzipan with love since 1806.

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Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Pen £34.99

Create your own unique sweets this festive season with this sleek and inventive Polaroid CandyPlay 3D Pen. Ergonomic in design and a natural fit for both left-handed and right-handed people. Plus, with its USB C connection, it can be charged via most current mobile and tablet chargers, meaning this Candy Play pen is good to go whenever the need to create delicious sweet treats strikes.

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Edinburgh Preserves The Coast Hamper £27.00

A selection of delicious best-selling preserves and biscuits together in a beautiful Hamper. Handmade in the UK, using the best local ingredients, these treats are prepared and cooked in small batches with care and attention for the best taste.

Contents: Blackcurrant Jam, Spicy Tomato Chutney, Caramelised Onion Chutney, Apricot & Passionfruit Jam with Gin, Rosemary Biscuits, Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Buy at John Lewis

Lyre's Absinthe Non alcholic Spirit £23.50

A balanced and aromatic spirit, abundant with distinct flavours of liquorice, anice, lemon verbena, candy and fresh cut herbs. For a refreshing aperitif, serve mixed with soda and a wedge of lemon, basil or cucumber.

Lyre’s exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits was borne from a quest to make the impossible possible – giving the freedom to drink your drink, your way. Not just provide an alternative to those who don’t wish to imbibe alcohol, but ensure everyone can enjoy the mirth and merriment of a soiree or shindig.

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Christmas Cheese Selection £26.00

Waitrose’s Christmas cheese selection features everything you need to create a well-balanced and inviting cheeseboard for the festive season. Just add cheese biscuits, crusty bread, and a little chutney.

Contents: Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton®, Cricket St Thomas Camembert, Barbers cheddar cheese, Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, Goat cheese with Truffle

Buy at Waitrose

Snowflake Christmas Tablecloth £35.00

If you’re looking for a backdrop for your showshopping table decor this Christmas then this Tessa silver grey snowflake cotton christmas table cloth is the ideal choice.

Subtle and understated it is perfect as a standout backdrop  or the base for your festive table.

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Cadbury Christmas Festive Favourites Gift Box £5.95

Find all your favourite chocolates in the NEW Cadbury Christmas Family Favourites Gift Box!

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Borgo De’ Medici Homemade Linguine Pasta Kit £21

A perfect starter set for anyone who wants to give making pasta from scratch a go, this Borgo De’ Medici Linguine Pasta Kit has everything you need to experiment with different colours and flavours of fresh, home-made linguine made from ingredients straight out of Tuscany.

Presented in a smart and stylish gift box, this make-your-own set is ideal for any pasta-mad chef who isn’t afraid to try something new in the kitchen.

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Pump Street – Father Christmas £7.95

A great gift for chocolate lovers young and old.

This Father Christmas figure has been hand poured using Pump Street’s Ecuadorian dark milk chocolate.  The dark milk is intense and bittersweet with an earthy undertone. Hints of caramel and cream give Santa a rich and indulgent flavour profile.

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The Book of Citrus Fruits £83.99

Citrus and Christmas is a perfect pairing. Nuremberg merchant J.C. Volkamer (1644-1720) was captivated by citrus fruits, Citrons, lemons, and bitter oranges float like heavenly bodies above Italian villas, Nuremberg gardens, and picturesque countryside in J. C. Volkamer’s ode to the citrus fruit. Reproducing a hand-colored set of copper plates, this publication shows 170 varieties of citrus fruits, reviving a time when citrus fruits were exotic. which in the 17th century still possessed an exotic mystique to much of the world. His obsession led him to commission over 250 copperplate artworks that depicted various citrus fruits suspended in the sky with stunning backdrops, which have now been collected in this remarkable coffee table book.

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Selfridges Mini Classic Christmas Hamper £85

Christmas Hampers are by far one of the most enjoyed gifts. This Mini Hamper by Selfridges  includes:   Hot Chocolate, Traditional Christmas Pudding,  Festive Brandy Butter,  Chocolate Orange & Salted Caramel spread,  Festive Pistachio & White Chocolate shortbread biscuits,  Spiced Orange Marmalade,  Festive Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight, all presented in a 16″ wicker basket.

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Biscuiteers Christmas baubles DIY kit £38

This fun biscuit tin is filled with everything you need to decorate edible baubles for the Christmas tree, including 12 biscuits, sprinkles and ribbon.

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The Schmooze-ing Hamper £59.00

Life isn’t life without the joy of schmoozing! There’s something very exciting about receiving a Panzer’s hamper as a gift. Their signature green gift boxes are packed with the finest goods and treats tucked inside, perfectly hand-tied in style with stunning green and pink ribbon.

included is:

Parkway Honey Cake
Firetree Chocolate Bar
Peraj Petita Capcanes 2019 75cl
Panzer’s Spring Honey

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Gail’s Home Delivery

Londoners did you know that Gail’s is delivering its Hampers, clever bake-at-home kits to fresh cake and sourdough in the capital,  there’s something for everyone, so if you’re looking to treat someone or just call in a cheeky festive breakfast then check out what’s on offer.

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Red Christmas Oven Gloves £15.00

Bring the festive spirit into your kitchen with these fabulous Christmas Oven Gloves. The print features a scattering of white Christmas stars upon a red background.They’ll definitely come in handy when you’re moving hot dishes from the oven. Made from 100% cotton with  a thermal inner lining.

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Mijenta Tequila Reposado £70

Newly B-corp certified, this extra special artisan tequila is carbon-neutral, and made in small batches. Mijenta Tequila was inspired by the tale of  Mexico’s colourful heritage. We adore the hints of vanilla, Earl Grey tea, roasted agave, honey, poached pear, dried cherry, orange blossom, toasted hazelnut, banana split, cacao nibs and peppery spice. Aged for up to six months in a mix of American oak, French oak and acacia casks, this makes a spectacular Margarita.

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Salter Gadget Print Digital Kitchen Scale £22.99

Digital scales are a must for bakers this festive season.

Offering a quirky kitchen gadget print design, the Gadget Electronic Kitchen Scale from Salter adds a touch of colour to your kitchen. A fabulous substitute for a measuring jug, the cooking scale features an Aquatronic function to measure liquids with ease. Measure up to 5 kg of your favourite ingredients and easily switch between metric and imperial measures to suit your preferences, shown clearly on the LCD screen.

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Oliver Bonas Aster etched star champagne saucers £

Add some extra merriment to your Christmas table with the Aster Star Etched Champagne Glasses. In a set of two, they have a saucer silhouette in a gold toned glass, complete with delicately etched stars.

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Nordic Ware 75th Anniversary Gold Braided Bundt Tin £49.99

All the ‘wow’ with very little work

When you want to create a truly impressive bake quickly, with no hassle and less-than-professional decorating skills, Nordic Ware’s bundt tins are guaranteed to rise to the occasion. And this one, with its beautiful interwoven strands, will have any lucky cake-eaters oohing and aahing over its striking shape. And all you’ll have had to do is add the mix to the tin, bake, turn it out, and finish it off with a dusting of sugar or drizzle of icing.

Pip and Nut Advent Calendar £20.00

Go nuts this festive season with the Pip and Nut Advent Calendar. 24 delicious treats hide in this calendar, keeping you powered through to Christmas Day.

Filled with 24 individually wrapped (full-size) dark chocolate nut butter cups for you to enjoy on the countdown to Christmas. As well as being vegan and sustainably sourced, for each advent calendar sold, Pip and Nut will also donate three jars of peanut butter to a local London Foodbank.

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The Magic of Christmas Hamper £310

Deck the halls – and your pantry too – with the many delights nestled within The Magic of Christmas Hamper. Starting where else other than tea – lift the lid on Christmas Black Tea, Christmas Blend Coffee and Plum, Apple and Cinnamon Infusion for some festive time out.

Tuck into Christmas Merrilossus, Christmas Tea Biscuits, Christmas Orange & Dark Chocolate Biscuits and Christmas Gluten-Free Biscuits. There’s even an all-singing Christmas Mini Musical Biscuit Tin. There are festive spreads and savoury treats aplenty too. Choose from Christmas Figgy Mustard, Piccadilly Piccalilli, Christmas Fig Preserve, Boxing Day Pickle, Smoked Paprika & Chilli Sable and Pitted Green Olives in Brine – the perfect accompaniment to the hotly-anticipated cheeseboard.

Magical post-Christmas feast treats are at the ready in the form of our Christmas Peppermint Bark, Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Florentines, Christmas Reindeer Noses and, last but not least, joyfully tasty Vegan Reindeer Carrot Sweets.

Finally, end your feast with a bang in the form of Mini Georgian Christmas Crackers.

Buy at Fortnum’s

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