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Perfect Presents

THE GOURMET GIFT GUIDE

Perfect Presents

THE
GOURMET
GIFT GUIDE

From premium spirits and handy kitchen kit to sweet treats and hampers, we’ve got a showstopping array of extraordinary edible treats to delight the foodies in your life

 

We’re not going to sugar-coat it – these are the sweetest gifts for the sweet-toothed loved ones you’re buying for this Christmas. If they appreciate the elegance of a vintage-inspired afternoon tea, they’ll love our pastel cake forks and retro-fabulous ceramic cookie stamp, measuring cups and muffin tin. If their favourite festive pastime is curling up on the sofa keeping warm, our hot chocolate gift set will be right up their street, as will our The Collection Tier of Presents, which is full of tasty goodies like Italian cantuccini biscuits and dessert-flavoured chocolates to enjoy with a steaming cup of cocoa. Keen bakers will love our pretty ceramic rolling pin, while cocktail fanatics will fall for our expertly crafted gin duo with their hints of either warming spice or refreshing citrus – great for those Christmas drinks parties.

Sweet treats this way

Budding bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts will thank you for our upmarket selection of drinks, kit and glasses. Those at home behind the bar will be able to give their cocktail making an edge with our Gin Connoisseur mixing set, handsome bar tools, chic glasses and quirky pineapple shaker. Serve up a smile with our fruity Moscow Mule mug or something sweet with our rich truffles laced with Oudinot champagne. For the real masters, let them get creative with our cocktail layering tool and smart metallic whisky stones. Aperitif aficionados will appreciate the classic, clean flavours of Tanqueray 10 gin (not to mention its chic Art Deco looks - perfect for on their bar tray), while after-dinner drinks fans will fall for our port tasting set. If you’re buying for absent friends, send them our Afternoon Tipple Letterbox gift to arrive on their doorstep just in time for drinks-o-clock.

Drinks gifts here

Remind intrepid explorers of their travels with these globetrotting treats from around the world. First stop: Italy, and the lusciously lemony Malfy gin – made using the famed fruit from the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Keep that la-dolce-vita vibe going with our Taste of Italy hamper, which is packed with continental delights including balsamic vinegar of Modena, antipasti and extra virgin olive oil. Skip over to the Alps for our indulgent Swiss chocolate box made with creamy Swiss milk, before taking them to more tropical climes with the smokey flavours of our The Collection 14-year-old Jamaican rum. Finally, head east to India to put their cooking skills to the test with our authentic range of serveware, like a Balti dish and chutney server and smart, stackable tiffin tins.

Extraordinary gourmet gifts

Even the most discerning gastronomes will be satisfied with this hand-picked collection of refined gifts. Give them a perfect pairing with The Connoisseur’s Choice cheese and wine gift or offer whisky fans something to savour with our Connoisseur's Choice whisky-tasting kit. The gift of a luxe afternoon tea at home with the Kensington Teatime Treats selection of prosecco, cake and aromatic Empress Earl Grey is sure to be their cup of tea; while it doesn’t get much more decadent than a magnum of fine wine - our full-bodied, cherry-rich Amarone della Valpolicella is just the ticket. If they like fizz, they’ll love our indulgent Charles de Mignon champagne and truffles gift set or, if they’re budding master chefs, upgrade their kitchen kit with our Scandi-chic marble platter with copper serving bowls, cheese knife set and cheese baker.

Gifts for true foodies

Photographer: Marco Pereira / Illustrator: Bodil Jane