Christmas Gift Guides | Food & Drink

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Food and drink is a big part of Christmas. Today I am bringing you my food and drink gift guide with a selection of food and drink, alcoholic and non alcoholic. Something for everyone! Here are my top picks of Christmas gifts in the food and drink category for this year…

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A random little selection here! First up we have the Fred and Bex fruit vinegar. I know what you are thinking – fruit vinegar, sounds a little odd, right? We were sent two of the flavours to try – the sweet blackberry and the sweet raspberry – and they tasted amazing! So sweet but so interesting too. The back of the bottles gives some options of what you can use them on and I think these would be a great gift for someone who likes something a little different.

Next up we have something for the person who likes really hot stuff. In my case, that is my partner, my father in law and my brother in law – you can certainly tell they are related! The Secret Santa gift ideas from Qwerkity which is where you can find this hot & spicy assortment from Cottage Delight are great, there’s a fab range! This would be the perfect Secret Santa gift for someone who you know loves a lot of flavour.

If your friends are anything like mine, they love vodka…especially flavoured vodka. The flavoured vodkas from Raisthorpe Manor are certainly something special. The 9ct Blood Orange and Toffee & Caramel Shimmering Vodkas combine top-notch vodka with tangy blood orange or luscious toffee – as well as real edible gold. What’s not to love? A tasty alcoholic beverage that can be used on its own, in coffee or on desserts plus a little bit of sparkle? Win win in my eyes!

Shloer never fail to pack a punch and they truly have delivered with their Limited Edition Apple & Blackberry PunchIt is very tasty and I feel it deserves to be in the range full time. Pick one up and let me know what you think. This is the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t enjoy alcohol but likes a nicely flavoured drink.

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If the men in your life love a good beer, then why not gift them this fabulous Adnams Champion Beer BoxAt £10 for 6 bottles, it is an affordable gift that is sure to be loved. We were sent some to trial for the gift guide and my father in law enjoyed trying them all – it is definitely worth buying at that price! Great gift.

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You can’t have a Christmas gift guide without chocolate and these chocolate boxes from Elizabeth Shaw are a fantastic stocking filler. With the Winter Warmer truffle collection perfect for those who love liquor chocolates and the Christmas Creations perfect for all of the family, Elizabeth Shaw don’t let us down in providing something for everyone.

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If you love flavoured coffee, then Cherizena is the coffee for you. My brother in law tested these out for us and said they were the best coffee he had ever tasted. They provide a range of flavours from around the world and can sell in large quantities too – what’s not to love?

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If you know of someone who likes something a little different, how about gifting them some snacks from YushoiThese are low calorie rice snacks, packed full of flavour that are perfect for someone who loves a snack a little different to the norm. If you’re interested in these, I have a competition running in December for your chance to win your own Bodhi & Birch and Yushoi package – be sure to head back then!

If you are a big cheese lover, how about a wedge of their favourite cheese and a Slate Cheeseboard?

My final choice and something I really want for myself is the Malibu Hot Chocolate. Available to buy at Tesco, BHS and Boots, this mixes my favourite alcoholic drink with my favourite hot drink and I am sure it tastes amazing! If you have a massive Malibu or hot chocolate fan in your life, this would make a great present for them this Christmas!

Would you like anything on this Christmas gift guide? Is there any particular food or drink gift that you are really hoping for this year?

Some items were sent for purpose of review.

Mistletoe Market – Christmas Is Coming!

Yesterday I woke up, sure that something was happening but baffled if I could remember what. It wasn’t until I checked Facebook that I realised that the Mistletoe Market was on this weekend, at the showground near me. I love our local markets and events in the run up to Christmas, I always find such amazing gifts for people at affordable prices whilst also knowing I’m helping out someone local. Jack likes them because he often leaves with a couple of things – in fact he left with three things yesterday!

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Despite the rain, myself and my friend Laura took Jack up to the market, determined to get some fantastic gifts for people. There was pretty much anything you could think of and we had great fun sampling the products and entering the free prize draws dotted around – I love a good competition! The main stalls I wanted to look at were the alcohol and food stalls as these are always handy presents for family members – both sides of the family would be quite happy with some ales, vodka or gin or even some flavoured cheeses or assorted fudge.

Jack found a couple of stalls that took his interest – a superhero one was his favourite and he left with a Flash costume, courtesy of Auntie Laura. He also picked up a tree decoration (he loves picking a new one each year) and got to try a delicious cupcake…I was very jealous. I came back with two presents – one for Steve’s Dad which I can’t reveal as its a surprise and from Jack and the other I gave to Steve when we got home – three different flavoured cheeses, made locally. He was very happy with his present!

In a couple of weeks time, we have a Christmas bazaar at Jack’s school and then the next day is the annual village Christmas market too – and I can’t wait!

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