*Some of the below items and links are affiliate, some have been gifted for the purpose of this guide and some are purely because I would love to receive them myself.
I have to admit to spending more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in the house so I am always pleased when I receive gifts that are to help me bake or create a new culinary masterpiece. Below I have compiled a gift guide of the best this Christmas has to offer for food and kitchen lovers every where!
Christmas pudding is an essential part of Christmas and I would love it if someone turned up to my home bearing this kind of gift! A homemade Rum Cask Cider pudding from Blackberry Cottage. After steeping the juicy fruit in the alcohol, they combine them with the spices and the rest of the ingredients. Each pudding left to steam for 6 hours, wrap and then leave to mature.
If you would like to win your own Christmas pudding from Blackberry Cottage watch out for my giveaways starting next week. You can buy your own too with a 10% discount and free p&p using code CHH17 at checkout. Prices start from £8.00
My eldest son is a huge chilli fan, always has been and when I found this set online from Dunelm Mill of all places I just knew this was a must have for his gift list this year! I am not the biggest heat fan and I wouldn’t know where to start buying individual bottles so this pack of 12 would make a great starter kit for anyone wanting to add a little spice to their lives right through to the lifelong chilli addicts! rrp: £15.00
If you watch cooking shows you will no doubt have seen one of these being used to create those fabulously ornate cookies. Use this springerle & speculaas biscuit roller to quickly and easily mould traditional German and Dutch biscuits. The roller features 12 different designs of birds, flowers, berries, squirrels and palace-like towers.
The springerle & speculaas biscuit roller is approximately 32cm long, and is made from pear wood. Each design is approximately 5 x 5cm. rrp: £27.50 from Sous Chef
The perfect present for perfect presentation, this bumper pack of Let’s Bake baking toppers contains eight jars of sweet sprinkles ideal for any occasion. The Tasty Toppings Kit includes:
How cute is this and available from Lakeland, my mum has bought this for the girls to play shop with this year which i think is a fabulous idea! Everyone loves mini jars and they can be reused afterwards too so a gift that keeps giving! rrp: £8.99
Sous Chef have the most amazing range of gifts for food lovers and having been a panettone addict for the past few years we were super excited to find a fig and dark chocolate version available to gift. Wrapped beautifully with wax seal and ornate fruit topping this would make the perfect gift. Flamigni’s fig & dark chocolate panettone puts a twist on the classic Italian Christmas bread with one of the Mediterranean’s favourite fruits – the fig. The panettone is packed with chewy chunks of dried fig and pieces of indulgent dark chocolate. A hazelnut and bitter almond-flavoured frosting adds a delicious frangipane-like crunchy topping.
Serve a slice of fig & dark chocolate panettone with after dinner coffee, and top with a dollop of vanilla cream. Or enjoy simply with a cup of tea or hot chocolate, and curl up under a blanket for a moment of indulgence. rrp: £24.50
One of my loves is fruit in liqueur, whether it be cherries in Kirsh or figs in Courvoisier its a little bit of indulgence I love at Christmas. Served with whipped cream or cheeses these little jars of heaven would be great gift wrapped or made into a hamper for serious foodies! Each year I love taking time to make up little hampers for everyone with all their favourite goodies inside and these beauties from Opies will hit the spot this year! ( I have some ideas for a Christmas picnic coming up featuring more ideas with Opies products so remember to check back.)
I hope this has given you a couple of ideas for what to buy the food lover in your life, Happy Shopping and with only 40 days until Christmas you best be quick!