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A taste of Christmas for your loved ones

Still stuck for gift ideas? Try a novelty nibble or a festive tipple, says Claire Spreadbury.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE FIEND

If you’re going to buy someone a box of chocolates this Christmas, make it the most amazing selection they’ve ever laid their eyes on. This wreath-shaped box screams ‘Eat me!’ — especially the Mince Pie Brownie and the Salted Caramel Snowflake.

The Christmas Wreath Box, £42, Hotel Chocolat (www.hotelchocolat.com)

BITE ME

What could be sweeter than a tin of the most beautiful biscuits on the market? From top-hatted snowmen to brilliantly bushy Christmas trees, this handmade selection is a real treat.

Iced Christmas Biscuit Tin, £39.50, Biscuiteers (www.biscuiteers.com)

SAY CHEESE

All this lovely platter needs is a wedge of Cheddar and you’ll make any cheese fan’s Christmas.

Gourmet Cheese Serving Platter, £12, Sainsbury’s (www.sainsburys.co.uk)

SCREAM FOR CAFFEINE

If you have a coffee lover to buy for, they’ll adore this striking coffee pot. Designed by architect Michele De Lucchi and used on gas, electric or glass-ceramic hobs, the shape of the Pulcina is said to improve and enhance the flavour of the coffee.

Alessi Pulcina Moka Pot — 6 Cup, £59, illy (www.espressocrazy.com)

ONCE YOU POP ...

This stocking is bursting with weird and wonderful flavours of popcorn, which makes a quirky gift. Flavours include Gin & Tonic and even Mince Pie.

Joe & Seph’s Christmas Stocking, £21.99, Lakeland (www.lakeland.co.uk)

MARBLE MAGIC

Treat someone special to the most beautiful cheese set on the market — a marble-topped board, complete with on-trend copper-coloured knives.

Marble Cheese Board & Knives Set, £69, Oliver Bonas (www.oliverbonas.com)

JUST TREE-MENDOUS

For those with a super sweet tooth, this truffle tree contains five alternating layers of salted caramel and praline milk chocolate, which is then decorated with Hotel Chocolat’s delicious festive baubles — yum.

The Truffle Tree, £26, Hotel Chocolat (www.hotelchocolat.com)

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