Christmas Gift Guide- Food and Drink

If ever there is a time to indulge yourself, it’s Christmas time. Food and drink make the perfect gifts for your loved ones and of course don’t forget your selelf. Here is a little collection of delicious items to make your or someone you loves Christmas that bit more luxurious.

Lir Discovery Collection

Perfect for sharing with friends or family the Lir Discovery Collection oozes luxury and decadence. With 16 pieces, each chocolate is encased in a perfectly smooth Belgian chocolate exterior. This box has something to suit everyone, from Salted Caramel to exotic Persian Lime, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Pick up in your local Morrisons, Tesco or Co-op or from Lir direct, here.

Jam Shed

Well known and loved, this medium-sweet Shiraz is rich and opulent. With it’s sweet red berry flavours, balanced perfectly with subtle hints of vanilla and spice. Perfect on its own or with some cinnamon, cloves and orange thrown in for a delicious twist this Christmas. The perfect Christmas tipple for you or a loved one. Find yours at most major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsburys and Ocado.

Tomatin Whisky

Founded in 1897, the Tomatin whisky distillery sits at an altitude of 313m just to the west of the village of the same name. With twelve active stills and an output of around 5 million litres per year, Tomatin is one of the largest distilleries in the Highlands. They offer a huge range of the highest quality Whisky. The perfect gift for the whisky lover in your life. Check Tomatin out here.

Popcorn Shed

Who doesn’t love popcorn? Popcorn Shed offer a huge range of delicious gourmet popcorn options. The incredible flavours and adorable packaging is certain to make someone smile this Christmas. With a Great selection of gifts on their Website, from savoury to sweet, Popcorn shed is a great gift and is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

Jeffrey’s Tonic Syrups

The perfect gift for any gin lover. Jeffrey’s Tonic Syrups come in a huge range of unique flavours from fresh and fruity to winter warmers. Made to pair beautifully with different blends and flavours of gin, these syrups are easy to mix to craft your own bespoke tonic water. Made with completely natural ingredients these syrups contain no artificial flavourings and are vegan friendly. Great for cocktails, spirits and non alcoholic drinks these are a great gift or addition to your festive shop.

The Summerton Whisky Club

Know a whisky lover? A subscription to Summerton Whisky Club may just be what you have been looking for. Summerton offer unique, top quality whisky delivered to your door, chosen by their team of experts, every bottle of whisky is gauranteed to please your loved one and offer an unusual gift idea that will keep on giving. You can select whether to have whisky delivered bi-monthly for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. Treat someone you love to something totally unique and special this year.

Taste card

Know someone who loves dining out? Tastecard works with over 6000 partner restaurants to offer huge discounts on dining out. With the likes of family favourites such as Pizza Express, ZiZi and Frankie and Benny’s to choose from, as well as hundreds of restaurants local to you, this is a great gift for all. Save your loved one as much as 50% off meals out this year. Tastecard also offer discounts for local attractions and cinema trips. Order yours here.

Thorntons Chocolate Models

Perfect for the little ones this Chrsitmas, Thorntons have an adorable range of chocolate models which are a great foodie gift for children. Previously featured in my Children’s gift guide these are sure to be popular this Christmas. Head to Thorntons website to choose yours.

Don’t forget to treat yourself……..

All of that foodie Christmas shopping must have made you hungry? Why not treat yourself to one of these continental advent calendars from Thorntons to reward yourself this December.

*This post features gifted items however all words and opinions are my own.

Christmas Gift Guide for Children

With three little ones and almost a decade of children’s present buying under our belt it can often feel difficult to find inspiration every year as Christmas comes around. So what do you buy the children who have it all? I have put together this gift guide of my favourite books, toys and and more, guaranteed to put a smile on their faces and keep little ones entertained this Christmas.

Amazon Top 10:

Wondering what the must have gifts for Children are for this year? Amazon have done the research for you!

L.O.L Surprise! Winter Disco Bigger Surprise

This L.O.L Winter Surprise is exclusive to Amazon and is a must have among children this Christmas. Watch your child unbox 60 never before seen surprises including a limited edition L.O.L surprise and 5 exclusive dolls to name a few. All kept safe in this fantastic case, your child can have hours of fun anywhere they go. Get yours here.

L.O.L Surprise 2-in-1 Gamper Van

This L.O.L Surprise Glamper Van also includes a massive 55 surprises! With the flexibility to extend and provide a huge area of play or detach the front for a separate smaller car to enjoy wherever they go, this Glamper van offers hours of fun.

Owleez

Forecast to be hugely popular this Christmas these adorable, interactive owls respond to your movement, touch and love. They have over 100 movements and sounds and best of all they can even fly! Get yours here.

Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth

One for the little ones, this colourful Linkamal sloth by Fisher Price uses lights and sounds to encourage your baby to learn and explore. With a huge array of songs and lights to choose from, this adorable sloth is a great way to keep your little one occupied and having fun.

Paw Patrol Super Paws Mighty Jet

This 2 in 1 transforming jet switches from a jet to Paw Patrol mobile command HQ! Providing two fantastic ways to play and get creative with their imagination. With an exciting disc launcher and Ryder figure included, as well as many more to collect, it’s no wonder this has made it into the top 10.

Monopoly Voice Banking

Fun for all the family! Monopoly Voice Banking is a genius way to play this wonderful family classic. Kick back, enjoy and let the clever bank unit manage all the Monopoly finances. This is a great gift for all the family to enjoy over the festive period.

Pictionary Air

Pictionary air is the new and hilarious twist to a true classic. One guaranteed to be played time and time again. Draw in the air and see your ideas come to life. Download the Pictionary Air app and have hours of fun with the family.

Treasure X Kings Gold Treasure Tomb

The Treasure X Kings Gold Treasure Tomb is the ultimate Treasure X experience for your child. Your child can be part of the adventure digging through magic rock to unleash mini beasts. Smash and dig through layers to find hidden treasures. With 30 levels to complete this is a gift that will keep on giving.

Nerf Fortnite SP-L Blaster

Anything Fortnite related was bound to be a hit this Christmas. Team that with Nerf and it is no wonder this is hitting Christmas wish lists. Inspired by the blaster used in the popular game the blaster has a 3 dart capacity and comes with a detachable barrel so your child can customise it. Includes 6 Nerf Elite darts. Get yours here.

Lego Hidden Side Haunted High School

Your child will love to build and play with this Lego Haunted High School playset. Try to defeat the ghosts haunting the school. Includes a fantastic 8 mini figures, this is a great addition to your child’s Lego collection. Download the App and scan the model to make it come alive!

Frenzy 230mm Black Folding Scooter V2

This stylish Frenzy scooter is certain to be a huge hit with the kids this Christmas. It’s big wheels make for a comfortable riding experience, along with it’s sturdy mechanism mean that this scooter will go and go. The stylish design means that the scooter will be perfect for either boys or girls. Popular among commuters due to it’s small folding capabilities, that means Mum or Dad can hop on any time too! Fun for all of the family. Check out the huge range of scooters, skates, boards and bikes available at Skates.co.uk here.

Little Creatures: Goes to sleep Personalised Book

This personalised book is not only adorable but has been proven to help you develop a highly effective bedtime routine. The ‘Goes to Sleep’ book features your little one throughout and can be tailored in every way from name to hair colour. Get yours here.

Watadventure Personalised Book

Take your Child on an adventure! This Watadventure eco themed books aim is to inspire kids to save the planet. The fun comic style book contains practical activities, eco themed stories and challenges. Personalise yours here.

Hey Grandude! By Paul McCartney

Written by the known and loved Paul McCartney, Hey Grandude is an action packed picture book that follows the story of an explorer Grandude and his 4 Grandchildren. Inspired by his own experience as a Grandfather join them in this adventurous and exciting story, guaranteed to keep your little ones eager to turn the page for more. This is the perfect book for your child to share with a loved one.

Casagami Gingerbread

Something totally different, this Gingerbread house from Litogami is made from sustainable materials and uses solar to power its adorable glow. Perfect for a Christmas eve box maybe? This little house can be assembled with family and friends and is sure to bring a touch of magic to your child. Get yours here.

Tonies Intuitive Speaker

This Toniebox Speaker is fun and interactive way for your child to enjoy stories and songs from these adorable little Tonies figures. With many story telling figures to choose from, this is the perfect gift that you can keep adding to. The stylish cube comes in 7 different colours and all Tonie story telling figures are hand painted. Easy to use, stylish and no complicated controls, I can see this being a huge hit this Christmas.

3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set

This award winning 3D doodler allows your child to bring their ideas to life! This child friendly pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly meaning they can doodle in the air. Educational and great fun this is a must have this Christmas.

Hasbros Play-doh Stamp n Top Pizza Oven

Hours of fun to be had! Hasbro’s Kitchen Creations allows your child to unleash their imagination and create Play-Doh pizzas from cooking the base to grating the cheese. The perfect gift for those children who love to get creative and includes everything your child needs for hours of pizza making fun. Get yours here.

Thorntons Chocolate Elf

Crafted from Thorntons delicious milk chocolate, this Cheeky Elf is guaranteed to be a hit with children of any age. Check out the adorable range of characters available at Thorntons this Christmas. They can even be personalised to include your child’s name in icing.

*This post contains gifted items however all words and opinions are my own.