Its fair to say we are rather fond of our food here at Costello Towers. Even Mr C has got into his cooking – I keep finding little recipe notes stuck behind cupboard doors. I’ve encouraged the girls to get involved with baking over the years and for Millie & Violet this is now showing in that they regularly make their own meals. I’d like to share with you some gift examples that would be suitable for all members of Foodie Families – whether you are the cook or the eater! Hopefully there is something for everyone in this list. Most of these products were sent to us for review, however there is nothing in this lot that I wouldn’t welcome into our home.
Subscription boxes have become so popular in 2018. No matter what your interests are, there’s surely a subscription box for you. The Spice Pioneer sent me a selection of their foodie spice boxes and an extra special, Gin & Tonic Garnish Box. With every order, you can get one of these Gin & Tonic Garnish boxes worth £12.95. These are such a lovely gift at a start price of £27 for three months worth of spice & herb deliveries. Each box gets menu cards with a meal suggestion (The G&T box gets a Guide to Drinks Pairings). We are currently enjoying working our way through a Caribbean flavours box complete with Jerk Rub, Maple Syrup, Chipotle Chilli & lots more. If buying a gift for someone else, you can arrange their gift to be sent to them via email.
Its always good to have a spare gift for that person who turns up unexpectedly laden with presents. I love the idea of this Personalised Prosecco from Find Me A Gift. We designed what we wanted on the label ourselves but purposely kept it quite general. There is the option to have the recipient’s name on there and whatever date you like making it not only suitable for Christmas but birthdays/engagements etc. Personalised Prosecco is currently on offer at £19.99 for a 75cl bottle with presentation box included.
Black Cherries with Kirsch
For the past 18 years, Black Cherries in Kirsch have formed part of my Mum’s Christmas gift selection. My Mum isn’t particularly a huge foodie (I know! How did she have me?) but is partial to some of these. I prefer them with vanilla ice-cream but my Mum comes up with allsorts of varieties of ways to enjoy them. We have tended to buy them wherever we have found them & have mainly gone with shops own brand. This year though, we have been invited to try to master of Black Cherries in Kirsch, Opies. (Contains an affiliate link) RRP £8.99 plus delivery.
Bombay Sapphire Gin Gift Set
After receiving one of these Bombay Sapphire Gin Gift Sets for my birthday in the summer, I’ve bought it several times for fellow family members that are gin fans too. This set contains a 700ml bottle of Bombay Sapphire (a light & crisp gin perfect for sharing with friends when you don’t want strong flavours) & complimentary botanicals to personalise your drink to your taste. RRP £29.99 (Contains an affiliate link)
Rainbow Iridescent Gin Balloon Glasses
Now obviously to enjoy all that gin, you need some special glasses to drink it from. I totally adore these Rainbow Gin Balloon Glasses from Red Candy. They are huge! Iridescent with a gold rim and so comfy to hold. Currently reduced from £20 to £18 for a set of 2 so get them quickly!
Haribo Gift Sets
Now obviously we can’t forget the children! At Christmas we have a steady supply of sweets available for visiting children (Plus my own girls eat their own fair share too!) These HAribo gift sets come in super handy – From the Mega bag containing a variety of 20 small packs of Haribo sweets to the Sweet Medley with a presentation tray. I also think the Starmix Christmas Cracker will come in handy for additional gifts and stocking fillers. Information on Haribo products and stockists can be found on their website.
I can’t believe I’ve got this far down a Christmas Gift Guide without mentioning chocolate. No gift guide would be complete without a chocolate set and this Gourmet Chocolate Hamper from Find Me A Gift is lovely. It can be given as a whole gift or even separated into lots of little presents. We are looking forward to trying the Topitoffs (A circular ring of chocolate with a decorative pattern that can be placed on top of your hot drink). Our Chocolate Hamper contains 6 Topitoffs, Chocolate Fruit & Nut Gourmands, 6 Mini Chocolate Cupcakes & a Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Stick RRP £19.99
Now with even the foodies of families, you will always find someone that a food gift is not that appropriate for. I’d like to add a couple of non-food gifts that we really like that may be suitable though.
I’ve already mentioned my Mum not being a huge foodie. She is however a massive crafty. This super cute Cute Companions Crochet Set is lovely for a beginner and includes all of the parts needed. I do like a complete kit! We were sent the Leo the Lion set which makes a 5.5″ x 6.3″ finished product. Available from Crafter’s Companion at £14.99. Suitable for age 14+.
Hidden Surprise Bath Bombs
And lastly, how about some smellies that smell good enough to eat (But please don’t!) Bath bombs are so popular with kids and adults alike – I can’t remember the last time that someone had a bath without a bomb in this house. I was asked to try these On Juniper bath bombs with hidden surprises. Each bath bomb is 100% biodegradable (they contain no glitter as this cannot be guaranteed to be biodegradable), has a bubblegum/lemon scent (See the food connection?) and best of all contain a hidden surprise. I will be sharing these surprises on my Instagram stories (Psst: they contain a bracelet or a puzzle eraser). They have a light grey colour as no artificial colours are used and they are made from sustainable clay sourced in Brazil. More information about On Juniper Bath Bombs can be found on their website.
So that’s it – Hopefully you have found a gift for a foodie in your life from this list!
Joining in this week with Tried & Tested over at Going on an Adventure & Family Fever:
And don’t forget I’m taking part in this year’s Blogmas with Mom of Two and Me Becoming Mum.