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10 best food and drink gifts for Christmas 2015 - from gin to gingerbread

Bushmills gift set, £23. This gorgeous set of Bushmills glasses, with a bottle of the original Irish whiskey, is available to buy from the Old Bushmills Distillery or via mail order. Email mail.order.bushmills@bushmills.com (UK and Ireland only).
Bushmills gift set, £23. This gorgeous set of Bushmills glasses, with a bottle of the original Irish whiskey, is available to buy from the Old Bushmills Distillery or via mail order. Email mail.order.bushmills@bushmills.com (UK and Ireland only).
Lidl Macarons, £2.99. The perfect luxury stocking filler at a bargain price. These little beauties are frozen, and available in stores now.
The Big Cheese Making Kit Goat's Cheese, £27. All you need to make delicious fresh cheeses in your home in about an hour. Avoca.com and in stores
The Dinner Party, £100. This six-bottle case of wines from Direct Wine Shipments includes a Henri Abelé Brut Champagne, Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc, Duc de Belmont Chardonnay, La Pieve Chianti DOCG, Luigi Bosca Single Vineyard Malbec, and a dessert wine, La Fleur d’Or Sauternes. Directwineshipments.com
Slim's Healthy Kitchen Choose Balance Cookbook, £19.99. Slim's restaurants are jam-packed every weekend, and now you can treat fans to a book full of their recipes. Available from Slim's restaurants or online at SlimsKitchen.com
Gingerbread Christmas Tree, £1.50. Build Ikea's gingerbread tree with the kids then decorate it with sweets.
Arcadia luxury brunch hamper, £40. A great savoury option for lovers of cheese and smoked salmon. Arcadiadeli.co.uk
The Coravin System, £269. One for serious wine lovers. This gadget extracts wine from a bottle - without pulling the cork out. Available from Woodford Bourne NI in Lisburn (Woodfordbourne.com).
Paula McIntyre’s Down to Earth Cookbook, £9.99. This recipe book is a celebration of what we do best in Northern Ireland – our incredible breads and fish, world-class meats, beautiful local fruit and vegetables and excellent dairy.
Shortcross gin, £39.95. Made at the Northern Irish craft gin distillery, Rademon Estate, using botanicals like fresh apple, elderberry and wild clover. Available in many local off-licences and online at Masterofmalt.com.

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