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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FOODIES

THE ONES THAT BRING FESTIVE CHEER

What makes Christmas, Christmas? Spending time with loved ones. Twinkling lights and houses decorated for the season. Christmas trees. The John Lewis Christmas advert. And, of course, food. Treat your favourite foodie to something delicious this Christmas, from elegant hampers to tasty truffles and plenty of festive spirit

Cheese? Yes please

With so many varieties, most of us enjoy cheese in one form or another. But for some, cheese is more than just a sandwich filling; it’s a way of life.

Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and finding the perfect gift underneath the tree. That’s how your favourite cheese connoisseur will feel when they pull back the wrapping paper to reveal the Boska Mr Big party fondue, or the Boska cheese slate and knife set, or anything from Boska full stop.

With all these cheese accessories, the lucky recipient will also need some actual cheese – and the cheese and wine gift box from Waitrose is what cheese dreams are made of.

"Gift cheese accessories with a cheese-filled hamper for your favourite connoisseur"

Sweet treats

One of the unwritten rules of Christmas is that it isn’t complete without shortbread, and with good reason. Buttery, crumbly and sweet, it’s everything you look for in a biscuit. We know what you’re thinking, though. ‘If only I could buy mini shortbread biscuits in a musical tin.’ Good news: you can.

Crabtree & Evelyn have come over all festive with this beautifully decorated tin that’s briefly home to traditionally-baked mini Scottish shortbread before it’s all eaten. Open it up and it celebrates your great choice in Christmas biscuits by playing a seasonal tune.

We can’t talk about sweet treats without mentioning chocolate. We all know at least one chocoholic (who can blame them?), so give them more of what they love this Christmas with melt-in-the-mouth truffles, cocoa-dusted caramels or a selection of drinking chocolate.

Toast the season

From festive ales to bottles of fizz and candy cane-flavoured liquors, Christmas is the time of year when traditional and novelty alcohol gifts step out in force.

If you’re buying for a gin lover, you’re really spoilt for choice. The resurgence of gin means that this Christmas, there’s an abundance of gifts that hail the juniper spirit. From flavoured gins to gin gift sets and even gin baubles, it’s impossible not to find a suitable present for every kind of gin aficionado.

Festive fizz makes a great gift for friends or someone you just want to give an extra special thanks to, while beer sets are a good excuse to sample some different ales – and you can go one further by including the Dartington Crystal Three Cheers for Beers glasses in their gift.

"Spanning a range of price points, but all equally thoughtful and considered, there’s plenty for your giftee to nibble on and savour"

Happy hampers

The ultimate foodie gift, Christmas hampers are the epitome of eat, drink and be merry, because that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do with them.

Our selection this year is so vast that there is quite honestly a hamper for every taste. Winter spice, chocolate, sweet, savoury, gin (yes, gin again), organic – there’s even a healthy eating hamper. Check out our top 5 hampers article for the best of the bunch.

Spanning a range of price points, but all equally thoughtful and considered, there’s plenty for your giftee to nibble on and savour. Plus they’ll get a free basket too.

The LEGO City Cargo Train Super Pack is exclusive to us and will keep kids busy well past Boxing Day. It includes more than 1,300 pieces to build a remote controlled, motorised train, along with a train station and metres of extra track. They’ll be impatient to start making models with the K'Nex Classic Constructions Building Set.

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