Valdueza Extra Virgin Olive Oil, £62
With notes of tomatoes, basil and a touch of citrus peel, this excellent olive oil is crying out for a slice of fresh, crusty bread to be dipped into it. And with a magnum-sized bottle, the lucky recipient will get through loaves in 2019.
Pierre Marcolini Les Coeurs de Victoria Beckham The Gold Edition 2018, £35, eu.marcolini.com from 7 December
The most stylish chocolates to gift this season. Bar none.
Manchester Gin Raspberry-Infused Gin, £39.95
For the gin-lover in your life, it has to be the gift of small batch premium gin brand Manchester Gin’s limited-edition Raspberry Infused Gin, which uses fresh raspberries as part of the distillation. The result? A delicate, slightly sweeter gin, that requires just a dash of dry tonic for the perfect festive G&T.
Maestro DOBEL Diamante Tequila, £48
Nothing gets the Christmas party started quite like tequila. But make sure it’s not just any tequila; top of our shopping list this festive season is Maestro DOBEL’s Diamante, the world’s first ‘Cristalino’, multi aged tequila. Be sure to buy two bottles, one for your drinks cabinet, and one to gift.
Paul Bûche Framboise et Cassis – Raspberry & Blackcurrant Buche, £33.95
Don’t arrive at a party empty-handed. Go beyond a bottle of fizz this festive season and arrive with this show-stopping Bûche Framboise et Cassis from Paul. Big enough to serve eight and sure to go down well, add a box of the French bakery’s mince pies to make sure there’s something for everyone.
Aurora Crystal Head Vodka, £59.75
The ultimate style-meets-substance drinks gift for the vodka-lover in your life, this quadruple-distilled vodka is filtered through Herkimer diamonds before being bottled in the instantly recognisable skull bottles. Choose from this year’s limited editions…we’re after this Aurora iridescent design.
Fortnum & Mason Traditional Potted Stilton, £28.50
Christmas = stilton. Make sure it’s the best one out there.
The Ncn’ean Whisky Company Botanical Spirit, £30
Not a whisky, not a gin, the Botanical Spirit is a hybrid spirit featuring a base of Ncnean’s new make whisky redistilled with a selection of botanicals including fresh grapefruit and wild herbs such as bog myrtle, heather, coriander and juniper.
Haig Club Whisky, £45
How about giving the whiskey lover in your life the gift of this iconic Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the House of Haig, created in partnership with David Beckham? You’d be wrong in thinking this is style over substance, it’s seriously good.
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Blancs, £65
‘Tis the season for fizz, fizz and more fizz. So pop open a bottle of one of our favourites with this Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Blancs, which will be well-received by any recipient.
Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, £20
Super smooth, this vodka owes its name to the grass which grows wild in eastern Poland, where bison live.
Smith & Sinclair Eat Your Drink Alcoholic Cocktail Gummies Party Selection, £15
Wondering what snacks to serve up at your next Christmas party? Forget spending hours mixing drinks in the kitchen and serve your guests cocktails in the form of these alcoholic gummies. Yum.
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On the hunt for the finest food and drinks gifts for Christmas 2018? Look no further, you’ll find all the best luxury treats in our gift guide for foodies… Best Food & Drinks Gifts 2018
Whilst there is no denying that most people love the traditional tangerine and chocolate coins in their stocking, we suggest there may be some who might prefer something a little more sophisticated. Friends and families of foodies, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we have chosen our top picks of the best luxury food and drink presents this Christmas.
Chocolate lovers will adore our selection of sweet treats from the like of
Rococo and Pierre Marcolini. For those that enjoy the finer things in life, we suggest giving them a pot of caviar from Fortnum & Mason to enjoy alongside a bottle of exclusive cognac.
A loved one with a sweet tooth would very much enjoy the
gold-dusted florentines from Fortnums, or the indulgent caramel sea salt fudge from Liberty’s – though they might be hesitant to share with you, so consider buying a box for yourself, if you expect a taste.
Instead, those who prefer savoury foods will love a
cheese making kit, the result of which will perfectly accompany the selection of delicious cured meats. Enjoy both with some crusty white bread drizzled with the best olive oil around. Make sure it’s the merriest Christmas on record with the gift of champagne or one of our chosen spirits in the guide below, including Haig Club Whisky, and The Ncn’ean Whisky Company Botanical Spirit.
Prefer to give a gift that keeps on giving? Sign a loved one up to the
Fortnum & Mason fine tea subscription service, or splash out on one of the best food delivery services or subscriptions that will last through the winter months…
Whatever the acquired taste your loved one may have, there is something here for everyone. However, what we can’t guarantee is that the receiver of any of these gifts will be prepared to share with you.
For more inspiration, click through the finest food & drinks gifts, below…
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