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2020 has been a hell of a year, one all that will not forget, that’s for sure with COVID-19 and lockdown, it has meant that we have had to stay and work from home.
Well there is light at the end of the tunnel and something that no pandemic can stop and that is Christmas and I’m here to bring you The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies 2020.
I will get straight into it, there are a lot of options to get that foodie in your life some wonderful gifts this Christmas.
Bennett Opies is one of my absolute favourites, especially at Christmas. If you don’t know who Opies are, they produce some absolute fantastic including Pickled Walnuts (fantastic in casseroles), Mixed Berries in Prosecco (fantastic in cakes), Cocktail Gerkins (to pimp up sandwiches and make homemade burger sauce) and the absolute iconic Cocktail Cherries.
Now if you’re a fan of the Great British Bake Off, you will spy some jars with fruits and cherries, well I’ll let you in to a little secret, these are Opies!!
As you can see, here is a range that Opies have and they are perfect. Figs with Luxardo, Pickled Walnuts, Apricots in Famous Grouse Whiskey and Red Berries with Pin Gin.
These have so many uses from cakes, smoothies, casseroles and more. These are perfect for any foodie this christmas.
SkinnyBrands Premium Lager
Now for the health conscious, you may be thinking that Christmas is a killer when it comes to calories and over doing it. Well you now don’t need to worry too much.
SkinnyBrands have made a larger just for you, it is 89 calories per 330ml bottle 4% abv.
Meaning you can enjoy a drink and still enjoy the Christmas food and it is not the larger that you have to worry about. The larger is actually really nice, it has a clean crisp malty taste.
If you want to get yourself or that foodie some of these, they are available online, Amazon has a great deal for a base of 12 bottles and it worth it. Given them a try.
If you fancy trying your luck, then check out the competition to win some fantastic products from SkinnyBrands here.
A Zest For Life Cookbook
It wouldn’t be Christmas for foodies if I didn’t include a recipe book., but not just any recipe book, it’s A Zest For Life Cookbook. This is a recipe book packed full of 79 fantastic recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinners and special treats.
Now I know people think that all recipes are on the internet, why would you want a cookbook?
That’s a good question, however, if you’re like me, when you’re cooking you’re away from technology and want to immerse yourself into a cookbook and find some delicious recipes to make, secondly, when you’re in the middle of a recipe with your hands covered in ingredients, you’re not able to use phones and tablets to get the recipe, so it is far better to have the cookbook to hand.
This is a fantastic cookbook and I’m sure you or the foodie in your life will love it.
The recipes are easy to make and the instructions are fantastic. This would fit well under the tree.
This book is available on Amazon, get it ordered in plenty of time for Christmas.
As it’s Christmas, it wouldn’t be right without having a little tipple to enjoy the festivities and Cranes Cider is just the treat that is needed.
However, not just a cider but Cranes have created a wonderful Gift set with 3 different flavours including Blueberry and Apple, Cranberries and Lime and Raspberries and Pomegranates.
Not only does it include 3 different flavoured ciders, but also a beautifully branded Cranes Cider glass.
One of the great things about Cranes Cider is that they are suitable for vegan’s so they can be enjoyed by anyone.
Lily’s Kitchen Proper Food For Pets
As a foodie, you will always want the best food for you, your family and your pets.
Lily’s Kitchen provides food and treats for pets, that are natural and wholesome, which makes them even better when it comes to Christmas.
As you can see from the pictures, there is a wonderful advent calendar for both cats and dogs, so that your pet(s) can count down right until Christmas Day with you.
Aside from the advent calendars, there is also a certain treat, cats have Christmas Spectacular Turkey & Ham Pâté Feast and dogs have the Christmas Spectacular Three Bird Feast so that your furry friend can also enjoy their very own Christmas dinner.
If you need any a Christmas gift, then the Christmas Spectacular Festive Treats’ Cracker is perfect for under the treat to unwrap while you have your own presents.
You can get these wonderful Christmas treats for your pets directly from Lily’s Kitchen, Lily’s Kitchen is available on Amazon, so keep an eye out for the Christmas range and get these before the big day.
For the Foodie who enjoys the flavour of a good ale, then Fallen Brewing are the ideal gift this Christmas.
There are 7 different ales including Salted Caramel Milk Stout, American Blonde and Peach and Passionfruit Sour to name a few.
As you can see, there are a number of fantastic flavours, the range of these would make an ideal gift for a foodie this Christmas.
If you want to get these fantastic ales, then you can order directly from their website, with cans starting at £2.70, which is a great price for these premium ales.
Charlie Bigham’s Meals
Every foodie deserves a treat, especially on the run-up to Christmas.
If you’re not the best cook or can’t cook, then Charlie Bigham’s meals are just what is needed. You can serve a delicious meal that I’m sure your dad is going to enjoy.
There are a number of options available in the range from pies, to curry to paella to pasta dishes and more.
These meals are available in Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys, I will be honest and say that Waitrose have the best selection out of all the 3 stores, Tesco and Sainsburys only have a limited amount of the meals.
In addition to the main meals, there are some delicious puddings including classics such as bread and butter pudding and chocolate fondant.
Instead of just a gift, give your dad a gift that he will truly enjoy with Charlie Bigham’s meals.
If you have a foodie who is a little bit conscious to their weight, especially if they plan of being healthy in the new year.
Purition offers a meal replacement which is absolutely perfect for breakfast of lunches, these are perfect for people on the go.
Yes this a meal replacement drink, it is a beautifully balanced, minimally processed and made with whole food ingredients, so you know that what you’re having is pure goodness. These are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
There are so many flavours to choose from including Coconut, Almond and Pistachio to name a few. You can buy Purition directly from their website or Amazon.
Melitta Look V Therm Timer
Coffee is the way to a lot of peoples heart, mine included. However, it can be a pain in the mornings to get up, get ready for work and also make a nice coffee, that is why most people either use instant coffee or a machine.
Well, Melitta have created the Melitta Look V Therm Timer which will make sure a difference to your day and make sure you start it off on the right food.
You set it all up the night before, set the timer for when to start the coffee and when you wake, you have fantastic filtered coffee ready and you’ve not had to rush in the morning.
I have to say that this is what coffee machines are all about and you would make any coffee lover extremely happy with this machine.
Sobersauce Craft Beer Discovery Pack
We all know that Christmas is a time to spend with friends and family all while enjoying some great food and drinks.
There is more and more people not drinking and going to alternatives, so instead on filling up on fizzy drinks or fruit juice, Sobersauce has our backs.
If you’re wondering what Sobersauce is, it is a great tasting alcohol-free beers, this is perfect for people not drinking, the designated drivers and people who prefer the social side without the alcohol.
One of the great bits about these beers is that they are low calorie, low fat and available in some great flavours.
Great British Bake Off Official Calendar
You can’t tell me that a kitchen is complete without a calendar and not just any calendar, but the official GBBO Great British Bake Office Calendar. This is a must have in any foodies kitchen.
There are two types of calendars available, there is a slim calendar which is great if you want something to mark down important dates but don’t have much space, then there is the family organiser calender, which is perfect for families.
These make perfect extras for Christmas and really make the kitchen, oh and did I mention that both calendars have some fantastic recipes for you to try and make?
Get yours from Amazon or directly from Danilo.
OGGS Mince Pies
Who said that vegans can’t have mince pies? Well if you have done, you’re wrong. You just don’t know where to look.
OGGs make these fantastic vegan-friendly mince pies, oh and what makes these special is that they are handmade, not machine processed, actually handmade. You can tell the difference.
If you’re wondering where to buy vegan mince pies, then get yourself down to Sainsburys, they are selling them and you seriously need to get some.
OGGs have a great range of festive fancies, made without butter or eggs so these are truly vegan. Check out the rest of the range.
If you have the one foodie in your life who has everything and you don’t know what to get them. Well I think I have the answer and that is FAIR Quinoa Vodka.
So what is so special about vodka? Well FAIR Vodka is not just any kind of vodka, it is so much more than that.
Not only is it a fantastic tasting vodka that works well with any mixer, but it is fairtrade, responsibly sourced and all parties are paid fairly for their vodka.
Now if you’re wondering where to get this from you can get it from Amazon and you will know all the benefits you are doing by buying FAIR Vodka, give it a go and make someone know how special they are.
Whole Earth Chocolate Peanut Butter
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? Well, now peanut butter has got seriously better.
Well, Whole Earth has an awesome Chocolate Peanut Butter, this is perfect in a sandwich, or my favourite, chocolate peanut butter cookies. OMG, this is the best.
If you’ve not heard of Whole Earth, let me tell you a little about them. Whole Earth is the UK’s number one peanut butter brand.
They are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans!!! You can buy Whole Earth Peanut Butter in the supermarkets and Amazon.
BuzzyBlends Flavoured Honey
Did you know honey is more than, well honey? No neither did I. BuzzyBlends honey gives you nourishment from inside right through to out outside.
Honey is so good for you and that is because it is rich in antioxidants, full of vitamins (such as ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin), and minerals.
Well BuzzyBlends has a variety of honey with some fantastic flavours, if you get stuck for choices, get a variety pack and let the foodie tell you their favourite one.
You can buy the honey directly from the BuzzyBlends website, get ordering in time for Christmas.
Spice Pots Spice Sets
Christmas is a time full of great food, drinks and so much more, but you can get to the point where you have had enough of the same type of food and need something to really break up the food, well I have something that would be perfect for any foodie.
That is Spice Pots Luxury Spice Box, it has 5 different curry powders already premade, all you need to do is add the amount that you need, this will transform leftover turkey into some magical again.
Isle of Wight Distillery – Mermaid Salt Vodka
If you want something that looks amazing, taste amazing and will wow whoever you give it to, I can’t recommend this Mermaid salt vodka enough!
Compared to other vodka brands on the market it’s affordable, you can get it online and in store and did I mention it looks expensive, but doesn’t dent your wallet!
If you love someone, get them this at Christmas or you know, just treat yourself because it’s Christmas after all.
Christmas is full of chocolate, sweets and food, sometimes a bit too much. You do get to a point where you’ve had enough chocolate, you want something sweet and tasty, but fed up of the same old stuff.
Well I have a solution and that is popcorn. Hear me out before you say how can popcorn replace chocolate.
Popcorn Shed have some amazing gourmet popcorn, meaning that this is something special. I have tried it and can tell you now that this IS perfect for Christmas.
You can buy directly from the Popcorn Shed website, they have a fantastic range of popcorn treats, snacks, gift jars, tins and so much more.
Make Christmas that bit special and treat yourself or someone you like/love to one or some of these treats.
Have a wonderful Christmas and make the next year the best one yet!!