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)
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)
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)
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)
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)