Aside from the kids’ presents (you know, the one or two from mummy and daddy, as Santa will be providing the rest), as a family we don’t do Christmas presents for adults. But every year Adam and I say to each other, let’s get a token gift, something silly for one another. And every year we both spend way more than a token gift amount. Adam is your ultimate foodie (and drinkie!), a genuine bon vivant. So I pretty much always go down this route with him, as I know he’s not interested in anything else. Well, he wants a ride on lawn mower but I’m not getting him one of those. Obvs.
So with this in mind, I compiled 5 ideas for you guys, who I presume love food as much as we do. Here are 5 excellent gift ideas for the foodie in your life. Oh and an excellent giveaway too – read on…
1. Cornishware personalised mug
I’ve been coveting one of these for such a long time. Luckily my other half doesn’t really read my blog so I’ll let you know that this is probably what I’ll get him. It’s a fun, token gift that makes my kitchen look nice. Win-win, I’d say. And, no, I’m not going to tell you what I’m personalising it with. But it’s not Adam. Wink, wink.
Buy a personalised Cornishware mug here
£10-15 for small to large mug. (Other things available to personalise: jugs, bowls, etc)
2. A day course at The Artisan School of Food
I can personally vouch for this place, as I attended the one day food photography course here. Not only is the school set on the stunning Welbeck Estate (in Notts), but the courses themselves are of such a high quality, with renowned experts taking classes. What a wonderful gesture to give someone a day’s course on something they are interested in: choose from bread making, butchery, photography, cheesemaking, brewing and many more subjects. Experiential gifts will create wonderful memories and could even be the start of a new life passion; they do business diplomas too for people who want to set up a food business…
Visit the website here
From £35 upwards.
3. Membership to craft beer club Flavourly
If you’re anything like me you have several men – and women – in your life who’d be very happy if they received a monthly membership to a craft beer club. What can I say, I’m from Irish stock! I can’t think of a better gift for a beer lover. (I may well go down this route to accompany the personalised mug). Every box contains 8 ‘carefully curated beers from small batch breweries’, 2 snacks, and tasting cards to guide their drinking. Choose a one off box, 3, 6, or 12 boxes (a year’s subscription).
Check out the Flavourly website
From £24 – £255
4. An Instant Pot electronic pressure cooker
Check out the IP Duo on Amazon
£125.94 (cheaper, older models are available for less).
5. A Dickinson and Morris Luxury Hamper
The classic gift of a hamper for foodies will never date. In this gorgeous one from Melton Mowbray shop Dickinson & Morris there is everything you could possibly want for a few cosy nights in watching the box. This is their year round best seller. It contains sausages, pork pies, 2 cheeses, crackers, plum bread, chutney, red and white wine, prosecco and cake. I’m sorry, but that is ALL you need for a good time at Christmas! Only Fools and Horses on the box and this package to see you through. I think this would make a super gift for parents, in laws or grandparents. I have sampled the Melton Mowbray pork pie and the Melton Hunt cake – and both are utterly scrumptious. Highly recommended.
***I am giving away one of these fabulous hampers on my Facebook page now so head over to WIN one!***
Buy a Dickinson and Morris hamper now.
£99 plus delivery.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Dickinson and Morris. As such I was paid to write it. However all opinions are my own. All links are no follow.