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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

Nov 15, 2022
14 minutes to read

Feast your eyes on our hand-picked collection of must-have gifts for food and drink lovers, from essential kitchen kit to the sweetest chocolate treats

SWEET TREATS

Carluccio’s Panettone Al Cioccolato, £22.95TREATS

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When it comes to pure indulgence, Carluccio’s Panettone Al Cioccolato ticks all of our boxes! Made with milk and dark chocolate pieces and iced with a hazelnut glaze, it’s a gooey indulgent treat.

Knoops Hot Chocolate Selection Box, £16

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This gorgeous hot chocolate selection box contains ten sachets of delicious chocolate flakes, all of which are different cocoa percentages ranging from sweet and creamy white chocolate to rich and indulgent 100% extra dark. Each sachet provides enough for one delicious cup of hot chocolate and can be easily prepared in a shaker, maker or pan.

Whitworths Essential Bundle, £9.70

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Perfect for dedicated bakers, this bundle from sugar experts Whitworths includes all the varieties you could possibly need for any baking or cooking task this Christmas, keeping you one step ahead of every recipe. The bundle includes 1kg bags of Caster, Golden Caster and Icing Sugar, and 500g bags of Light Soft Brown, Dark Soft Brown, Dark Muscovado, Light Muscovado and Demerara Sugar.

Patisserie Valerie’s Christmas Gateau, £54.95, patisserie-valerie.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas in style with Patisserie Valerie’s showstopping festive bakes and sweet treats, all handmade and available for nationwide delivery, with last orders on 23rd December for delivery on Christmas Eve. Our pick is the stunning Madame Valerie Gateau – soft chocolate sponge with layers of salted caramel cream, crisp honeycomb pieces and chocolate ganache, finished with shimmering gold, chocolate pearls, truffles and Christmas trees.

Honeywell Bakes Jar of Gingerbread Men Biscuits £28, honeywellbakes.com

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Honeywell Biscuit Co. have designed a creatively inspired and truly unique biscuit collection for Christmas this year, including a jar of 24 advent biscuits, a gingerbread village baking kit and even personalised name tag biscuits – perfect for adorning your Christmas table. All packaging is eco friendly and a percetage of every sale goes to a charity partner too.

AMAZING KITCHEN KIT

Cuisinart Cordless Mini Prep Pro, £95

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The super powerful Cordless Mini Prep Pro from Cuisinart shows that big things come in small packages! It can chop veg in seconds, and can also be used to blitz breadcrumbs, make dips, like pesto, mayonnaise and hummus . And because it’s cordless, you don’t need to worry about having a plug socket free - you can prepare your recipe anywhere in the kitchen, from the island to the hob or countertop, with no cord getting in the way.

Greenpan’s Barcelona Pro Pans, from £52.50

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Perfect for intensive daily use, Greenpan’s Barcelona Pro range is a real workhorse. The ultra-durable forged aluminium base heats up quickly (no need for pre-heating) and stays perfectly flat guaranteeing optimal heat distribution ensuring excellent results on all stovetops, including induction. There are loads of sizes available but we think a 28cm would suit everyone. Available from John Lewis, Fenwick and selected Next stores nationwide

Bosch Tassimo Finesse, £39.99

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Perfect for strong coffee lovers, the new Bosch Tassimo Finesse features a new IntensityBoost function which delivers a stronger, more intense coffee flavour at the simple touch of a button - ideal for latte lovers, espresso enthusiasts and flat white fanatics preferring to add an extra kick to their cuppa! And with over 50 drinks options to choose from, brewing up winter favourites like spiced lattes and cosy hot chocolates are made that much easier.

Microplane Black Sheep Grater, £52.40

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Who knew a grater could look so chic? Microplane is a household name across the world for their exceptional blades, which grate and zest ingredients without tearing or diminishing their aromas The company’s new Black Sheep series, with its matt black stainless-steel handle, frame and blade, is an elegant showstopper. There are five blade options suited to different tasks.

FOR LITTLE FOODIES

Sponge Victoria Colouring Cake, from £24.50

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Get creative with online bakery Sponge’s Victoria Sponge Colouring Cake - a delicious Victoria Sponge Cake decorated with an edible topper that can be coloured in with a set of colourful cake pens. There are plenty of festive toppers to choose from, plus dinosaurs, buzzy bugs, magical unicorns and more!

Mama, £23.95toyz Sera Wooden Kitchen, £

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This beautifully designed, natural wood mini kitchen has a sink, oven and cooker, plus knobs to turn and drawers to open, and is an ideal way to build your child’s hand-eye coordination skills. It’s a great addition to a home and a fabulous choice for little ones showing an interest in cooking but not quite big enough to safely interact in the real kitchen space. It’s currently available at a hugely discounted price too (the RRP is £133), so snap one up for the little foodie in your life!

FOR CHEESE LOVERS

The Cheese Geek The Ultimate Box, £100 thecheesegeek.com

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The Cheese Geek’s amazing boxes contain a perfectly balanced selection of all-time great cheeses and exciting, lesser known beauties. Looking to really splash out this Christmas? Go for The Ultimate - an exceptional selection of eight award-winning cheeses (totalling 850g) and eight fine wines (totalling 800ml), expertly paired by Cheese Geek’s in-house Master of Wine. Highlights include Gorwydd Caerphilly, Keen’s Cheddar and Maida Vale - all matched with incredible fine wines.

 Paxton & Whitfield Little Box of Christmas Treats, £45 paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk

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This Christmas cheese gift box from iconic London cheesemongers Paxton & Whitfield contains a balanced cheese board selection (including Cheddar, Stilton and a pretty star-shaped French goat’s milk cheese called Etoile de Gatine) paired perfectly with spiced plum chutney and deliciously hand-baked Gingerbread Christmas trees.

ProCook Cheese Three Piece Set, £19.99 procook.co.uk

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​This great value three-piece set contains all you need for a cracking Christmas cheeseboard, including a wooden board made from natural, solid beech, a cheese knife and plane made from high quality stainless steel with beech handles.

SPARKLING FESTIVE DRINKS

Didsbury Gin Christmas Pudding Liqueur, £24.95, didsburygin.com 

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Flavoured like the classic pud, this tipple is Christmas in a glass! The gin liqueur has flavours of juniper, citrus peel, cinnamon and a blend of mixed fruits and spices to give Didsbury Gin’s beautiful botanicals a Christmas twist. Serve straight on ice or heat up the glass for a sweet toasty treat.

Firebrand Brewing Christmas Box, £29 firebrandbrewing.co.uk

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A great Christmas idea for craft beer lovers, the Christmas Mixed Box from Cornish brewery Firebrand includes 10 cans of delicious and innovative beer along with a branded half pint glass. Highlights from the pack include the new limited-edition Silent Night Red Ale (6.5%) - a strong, malty and rich English ale with subtle spice flavours that go especially well with Christmas pudding - and Thundercloud Neipa, a sweet, juicy and extremely moreish New England IPA full of intense hop flavours

Ridgeview Cavendish, £30 ridgeview.co.uk 

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Looking for a homegrown wine worth celebrating? Sussex-based Ridgeview wine estate in the South Downs National Park is one of our top British makers, with a stunning range of really special sparkling wines.

A deliciously rich and round sparkling wine, Ridgeview’s Cavendish pairs perfectly with turkey and light meats and would be a wonderful accompaniment to festive canapés featuring duck.

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