From immersive cookery experiences to treat-laden subscription boxes and limited-edition tipples, check out these tasty gift ideas for food and drink fans
Indy Cafe Cookbook Volume 2, £20
Luscious lunches, belly-busting brunches and beautifully crafted cakes are all for the making thanks to this gorgeous new cookbook from the team at Indy Coffee Guide. Crammed with recipes from 40 of the country’s best speciality cafes and roasteries, this second instalment of the popular Indy Cafe Cookbook is the perfect gift for coffee lovers and home cooks. There are plenty of veggie and vegan recipes in the mix, such as eggy crumpets with halloumi and chilli jam (pictured top).
Buy it here.
Sandridge Barton Wine Lover’s Gift Box, £85
Sharpham Wine has produced English wine in south Devon for over 40 years and continues to craft high-calibre drops from its new home at Sandridge Barton near Stoke Gabriel.
Wine fans will adore this wooden box of highlights from the Sandridge Barton range, which includes a bottle of Sparkling Pink 2014, a New Release 2022, a limited Pinot Noir 2021 and a branded corkscrew.
Order it here.
Dartmoor Whisky Founder’s Reserve Bordeaux Supérieur Cask, £99
A special gift for single-malt fans, this a limited- edition release that has been distilled bottled, numbered and signed by Dartmoor Whisky Distillery founder Greg Millar.
Matured in a single ex-Bordeaux wine cask, it’s a one-of-its-kind whisky that reveals warm cedarwood and vanilla flavours, which are further enhanced by juicy notes of blackcurrant and raspberry.
Buy it here.
The Dorset Family Christmas Hamper, £75.95
A Christmas hamper is a failsafe pressie for anyone who enjoys fine food and drink, and this gourmet bundle from The Dorset Meat Company is packed with must-try products.
The curation includes a selection of West Country cheeses, Dorset charcuterie, local smoked salmon, duck liver and smoked mackerel pâtés , and range of delicious condiments.
Buy it here.
Swanaford Tour and Tasting Experience Voucher for Two, £27
A gift voucher that’s valid forever is a rare thing , but this one from Swanaford Estate in Devon’s Teign Valley promises just that and can be used at any time.
Wine connoisseurs will love the opportunity to stroll amid the vines on a guided tour of the vineyard before heading into the wonderfully rustic barn for a tasting session. There’s even rum and gin to try too!
Purchase a voucher.
Devon Cookery School gift voucher
Whether your loved one is a budding MasterChef or a complete cooking novice, Devon Cookery School offers fun and informative culinary experiences for all levels and abilities. They can go global with classes in Spanish, French, Thai, Korean or Japanese cuisine, or brush up on their kitchen skills with masterclasses in pastry, sauces and more.
Gift vouchers are available to order here.
Wicked Wolf The Beast, £63
The fervor for craft gins shows no sign of slowing and this new limited-edition from Exmoor’s Wicked Wolf is a belter.
The Beast, named after the mythical Exmoor creature, is a powerful concoction of blood orange, szechuan peppercorns, sea buckthorn, wolfberry, cocoa nibs, coriander and juniper botanicals. At 66.6% ABV it’s not for the faint of hearted.
Beer Necessities Monthly Subscription, from £30
One of the few good things to come out of the lockdowns was the boom in top-notch subscription box services, and this monthly curation of beers delivered direct to your door by Bristol-based Beer Necessities is the ideal gift for craft-beer enthusiasts.
With contributions from the likes of Left Handed Giant, Verdant, Pressure Drop, Wiper and True, the monthly drop gives recipients the chance to try a raft of different brews and brush up on their beer knowledge.
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The Cheese Shed Classic Subscription, from £99
Much like pets, cheese isn’t just for Christmas – it should be enjoyed year round. If you know someone who loves to chatter about cheddar or goes batty for blue, then this is the gift for them.
You can send your nearest and dearest regular cheese drops throughout the year, giving them the opportunity to try different assortments. Simply choose the frequency of delivery and The Cheese Shed will take care of the rest.
Find out more.
Old Chapel Wine Cellar New World Whites, £41.99
Another wine gift box but this time from the southern hemisphere. This New World white selection curated by Old Chapel Cellars includes a handpicked trio of whites the wine pros at the Cornish merchants think recipients will love: Hawksdrift Sauvignon Blanc, Lanzerac Chardonnay and Forge Mill Chenin Blanc.
You won’t even have to wrap it as it’s beautifully packaged in a burgundy gift box.
Order now and get 10 per cent off your first order.
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