Food And Drink Christmas Gift Ideas

1st November today! Christmas is definitely on its way. With that in mind, and the celebration of a new month in our heads, today I am turning my thoughts towards food and drink, and to be honest, more towards drink than food (as usually happens…ahem).

This is my first guide for those who generally love to get into the Christmas spirit, with the emphasis being firmly on spirit.

Celia Lager

If you have a member of your family, or a friend who considers themselves to be a Lager connoisseur, then they may well appreciate being introduced to a new brand.

Celia Lager is 100% organic and brewed using just three ingredients, CELIA Organic is a premium craft Czech lager ideal for even the most discerning lager drinker.  Moravian malt sourced from the Bohemian region, 100% locally sourced organic Saaz hops and sand-filtered water from the Žatec foothills combine to create a delicious, refreshing lager with a delicate bitterness and a hint of citrus, which also has the added benefit of being gluten free.
Celia is a gorgeous tasty lager and this will be well appreciated as a stocking filler. You can pick it up at stockists Ocado, Waitrose and you can visit their website here to find where you can buy it online.
Gin Filled Baubles from Find Me A Gift
Another gorgeous gift idea, and one that you may actually want to treat yourself to, are the stunning gin filled baubles from Find Me A Gift. The Lakes Distillery’s signature blend of gin, made using Cumbrian Juniper and water from the River Derwant, has long been a favourite amongst those who know their gin, and when added to a Christmas bauble they give you a real taste of Christmas spirit.
The baubles come beautifully gift boxed in a set of six, and the gin is housed in a shatter proof bauble, so no worries if it does happen to fall off the tree. These are definitely gorgeous, and have headed straight to the top of my Christmas list this year.

The Lakes Gin Filled Baubles Gift Set Was £34.99 Now £29.99 Click to visit Find Me A Gift

G & Tea Set From Red Candy
If it is always gin o clock in your house, or if a fragrant brew is actually more your cup of tea, then this beautiful glass G&Tea cocktail set that is available at Red Candy is just the gift for you.
The truly decadent G&Tea Cocktail Set will turn staid tea parties into cocktail hour. Made from borosilicate heat-resistant glass with a gorgeous iridescent sheen, these shimmery designs can hold both hot and cold drinks. The tea pot contains a filter basket which is perfect for infusing tea leaves or gin flavourings. No wonder it was a 2018 gift of the year finalist.

Popaball Shimmer for Prosecco

Transform your prosecco into unicorn prosecco and make it sparkle and taste amazing!

Popaball is an amazing way to add flavour and shimmer to your Prosecco. It is a lovely gift idea for Prosecco queens who are looking for a way to pimp up their favourite drink, especially during party season.

Popaball comes in a range of flavours and shimmers. My personal favourite is a Raspberry flavoured, rose gold shimmer powder with edible gold leaf hearts, it makes your drink look so, so pretty and is sure to be a talking point at all your Christmas parties. It can also be used in gin, vodka and anything else fizzy!

 

Rose Gold Shimmer For Prosecco £7.49 Click to visit Popaball

Sparkling Wine Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Another perfect stocking filler, and also one that is great for someone who is unable to drink this year (a pregnant lady maybe), the Jelly BellySP Sparkling Wine Jelly Beans come in the cutest Champagne style bottle and are pale gold in colour and have a jewel-like finish which mimics the appearance of a freshly poured glass of sparkling wine as the foam begins to settle.

The Sparkling Wine ‘Bubbly’ Bottle 42g is priced at £3.00 and you can find it here.

MiniVino

Yet another stocking filler idea, and yes, this one also has an alcoholic slant, MiniVino is something that a wine lover will really appreciate. MiniVino is a single glass of wine, available as a Chardonnay, Merlot or Rose variety, that comes in its very own glass, sealed to make it perfect to pop into your bag when you are taking your own drink (perfect for picnics).

The glass is resealable, reusable and recyclable, and the wine is from an award winning Italian vineyard and tastes absolutely delicious.

Available  in Sainsburys  for £2, Ocado for  £2.35 or on Amazon as  a 12 pack for £27.

The Grand Brahis AOP Vallee des Baux de Provence extra virgin olive oil duo

As any foodie worth their salt will tell you, good quality olive oil can make all the difference, whether you are using it in cooking, to dress a salad, or just to dip warm bread into. Sous Chef have a wonderful olive oil duo as part of their Christmas offering which is perfect for those who love to cook, or those who just love to eat well.

The duo comes beautifully boxed in vintage style packaging. Inside the box you will find two olive oils from Grand Brahis – one each of vert and noir. The vert has an intense flavour of fresh olives, with notes of almond, butter and artichoke with a slight peppery finish. The noir is richer and more rounded, with notes of tapenade and leavened bread and an exceptionally soft mouthfeel. Both are rich and delicious.

For those who are interested in where their food has come from, I’m pleased to say that both oils, which are made in the South of France, are organic.

Grand Brahis AOP Vallee des Baux de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil Duo
£24.95 Click to visit Sous Chef