Valentine’s Gift Ideas 2021

You might not be able to take your loved one out on a fancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day, but that does not mean you the show does not go on! I understand many of you may be a bit stumped for gift ideas this year so I have rounded up a collection of brilliant brands and services to shop with, so that you can make Valentine’s 2021 special. So whether you are buying for the Woman who has it all, the supportive BFF or a fussy husband, or maybe you are in the mood for food? There is something for everyone at the click of a button. Happy Shopping!

Holistic Silk Ultimate Sleep Set

We all know too well that the past year has been one that has brought challenges and stress to us all. That is why, giving a relaxing and holistic gift will be more welcome than ever this Valentine’s day. Holistic Silk offer an incredible range of products that target wellness, sleep and relaxation. With a timeless, classic and elegant design Holistic Silk, fuses expertise in textiles and alternative health with ergonomic design, luxury craftsmanship and proven remedies, to create a distinct range of products that deliver health, lifestyle and beauty benefits beyond their simple function. This Ultimate Sleep Set combines the best selling sleep heroes- A classic lavender eye mask and lavender eye pillow, beautifully designed, the perfect solution to not only create great sleep but to relax and calm at even the most trying times. Check out the Holistic Silk website and Instagram to discover more.

1 People Fashion and Accessories

1 People is a Danish sustainable, luxury fashion brand that designs effortlessly timeless looks for conscious-minded women. With a stunning range of timeless classics in a simplistic design, 1 People are on a mission to spread the word that comfort, style, sustainability and fair pricing do not have to be mutually exclusive. This stunning saddle bag is an example of the quality and on trend items available at 1 People. Made of an innovative and vegan alternative to leather, it comes with a removeable shoulder strap, well thought out compartments with lots of room to take you from day to night and an organic cotton dust bag to keep it looking it’s best at all times.1 People offer so much more, from tailored suits and dresses to underwear and accessories, all made from materials that are mindful of people and the planet. Look good, do good and feel good this Valentine’s. Treat yourself or a loved one and be sure to check out more from 1 People here.

Little Flicker Candles

I have made no secret of the fact that I am a total candle addict and consider myself quite the connoisseur and this beautiful candle from Little Flickers does not disappoint. Handmade to order by Lucie Hopley and her team, from pure soya wax, they use no artificial chemicals or paraffin, ensuring they are cruelty-free and environmentally- friendly. Each of these beautiful candles are hand-crafted so that they are all totally unique in their beautiful floral design. This Cemented Love candle is the perfect gift this Valentines, from the divine notes of Indian rose and musk to it’s unique and beautiful design using English rose petals, this candle has a real WOW factor and adds a touch of decadence to your Valentines gifting. The cement container compliments the pink petals perfectly and will look great in any home. Click here to shop the stunning range of candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, linen and room sprays, to suit every occasion.

Isle Of Paradise

Lockdown and winter months mean we are all feeling in need of a bit of glow this Valentine’s. Look no further than Isle Of Paradise for the perfect tan for all skin types. The perfect golden tan in a bottle, this infused water tan, mists onto the skin with no guide colour, which means no blocked pores and no transfer onto clothing or sheets….. no matter how steamy your Valentine’s turns out to be. The universally flattering, golden colour of Isle of Paradise gives the perfect colour time and time again while hydrating skin at the same time, something we could all do with a bit more of in the winter months.    The perfect duo, these multi-tasking, colour correcting tanning drops put you in total control of your glow. Suitable for use on both face and body, supercharge your skincare with ultra-hydrating coconut, chia seed, and avocado oil. Can be mixed with oils, serums, moisturisers, and even foundation. Getting your paradise glow couldn’t be easier.

Alterna Love is in the Hair Box

Truly indulge her this Valentine’s with ALTERNA Caviar hair products. Super luxurious and made from premium formulas enhanced by the best that nature has to offer. The formulas are based upon the science of skincare and unlock the rejuvenating potential of haircare. All products are chemical free and the range includes products for restructuring bond repair, ​​replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. With a wide range of products to address all hair concerns, Caviar offers sophisticated indulgent rituals for hair that is a beautiful expression of you. The Caviar experience creates sensorial rituals that indulge your senses while deeply rejuvenating your hair to reflect your timeless essence.  The Love is in the hair box makes for a fantastic Valentines gift and the luxurious products will get to work instantly, leaving her feeling totally pampered. I noticed an instant sleek shine from the first wash and can feel huge improvement in the health of my hair. Find our more from the fabulous range here.

Slow Age Bath Essence

We may not be able to get to the spa right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spa home! Energise your skin, revealing a brighter, more vital complexion with this luxurious bath essence from Slow Ageing Essentials. Laced with mood shifting and body caressing properties. This exquisite essential and botanical oil de-stresser will reinvigorating senses and top up mental and physical energy levels while skin cells are renewed and replaced with brighter, smoother new ones. Treat the one you love to the ultimate pamper bath this Valentines.

José Eber Wet/ Dry Flat Iron

We all want effortlessly sleek hair but it often comes at the expense of our time. You can have it all with this José Eber wet/dry flat iron, the unique flat iron is designed to be used on both wet and dry hair and guarantees a silky-smooth finish and healthier hair using it’s impressive infrared technology. The tourmaline ceramic plates heat up super quickly and evenly, allowing the user to create a sleek look with ease while keeping hair healthy due to tourmaline being less damaging than ceramic. The sleek rose gold design and impressive features mean these would make a great gift this Valentine’s.

Owl and The Pussycat

Nestled in the lovely Stockbridge, Hampshire, Owl & The Pussycat boutique offer an amazing range of ladies’ fashion, jewellery, home accessories, men’s gifts and childrenswear. With an impressive selection of on trend, quality clothing, this boutique is the perfect place to shop for a loved ones Valentine’s gift. This stunning jumper is the most gorgeous vibrant pink colour, perfect for the big event. The soft material feels fantastic quality and the chunky knit style is perfect for chilly weather. Fabulous teamed with a pair of jeans and trainers or dress up with some jewellery and a pair of heeled boots for more of an evening look. Check out more from Owl & The Pussycat and be sure to follow their Instagram for more fabulous gift ideas.

Owl and The Pussycat Homewares

If home and fragrance is more their thing then you can find a fabulous range of candles, diffusers and more both online and in store at Owl & The Pussycat boutique. I love the unique and on trend design of these candles, the gold detailing on the glass will make a statement in any home while making it smell great, they really do pack a delightfully scented punch, at a very reasonable price.

L’ABU skincare

I first discovered L’abu skincare last year and it is safe to say I have been obsessed since. Created by a mother and daughter duo with an Italian heritage (who seem to be defying age themselves, may I add), these ladies have created uncomplicated skincare, rich in natural ingredients that will give incredible results. The perfect taster kit for Valentine’s, this Powerful Organic Anti Age Trio will make a fabulous gift for your loved one of any age. The key bio-active ingredients in these wonder products are vegan friendly, organic and totally luxurious. Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, skin tone, clarity and hydration, this brilliant set has everything she needs to transform her skin. Give the gift of great skin, order yours here and be sure to check out L’abu Skincare on Instagram for offers and updates.

Ignium Candle Co

Cambridgeshire based Ignium Candle Co have created this gorgeous Valentines Gift Box. Featuring favourites from their fabulous range, the box includes one of their best selling soy candles, botanical soy melts with real rose petals and vegan handmade soaps, all beautifully boxed for the perfect Valentines treat. All Ignium candles are made with 100% soy wax, meaning they are totally cruelty free, eco friendly and natural. I was really impressed with how well thought out the scents were in this collection, soothing, calming and relaxing in fragrance, the perfect aromas for a Valentine’s gift. The Amantes box is a great way to help your home fragrance loving, loved one discover sustainably sourced, beautifully scented products. Add a personal touch to your gifting with a personalised message.

St Moriz Rapid Tans

The perfect product for Valentine’s prep or a great Galentine’s gift for a girlfriend, St Moriz is loved and trusted by many. With fast tan, you can have a perfect glow all year round. With many of us strapped for time, juggling work, home schooling and other challenges, 1 hour tan is a great way to ensure you don’t compromise on yourself. The impressive mist will develop in as little as 1 hour for a light sun-kissed shade, 2 hours for a golden glow or 3+ hours for a deeper, darker bronzed tan. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also super easy to apply, with a 360° spray that can be sprayed in all directions, including upside down.  The perfect way to add some moisture in to your tan routine the Fast Tan Lotion has a guide colour makes it super easy to see where you have applied the lotion, helping you to achieve a streak-free finish and avoid any tanning mishaps. Added Aloe Vera & Vitamin E provide moisture to the skin, helping to keep your tan looking flawless and glowing for days.

Dr PAWPAW Mini Nude Collection

You can’t go wrong giving the gift of a wonder product like DrPAWPAW. These miracle tubes can be used for everything from lip and cheek colour to cuticle care and insect bites! Lip care meets colour and condition, Dr.PAWPAW’s Original, Peach Pink and Rich Mocha balms are full of pawpaw, aloe vera and olive oil. The multiple uses for these wonder balms don’t end and truly are a gift that will keep on giving. For perfectly soft, kissable lips and oh so much more, you can find your perfect PAWPAW product here.

José Eber HST 3 in 1 Clipless Curling Iron

I love a wonder product that does more than one thing and this José Eber 3 in 1 curling iron is no one trick pony. From big and bouncy to smaller waves and even tight curls the José Eber Clipless Curling Iron creates flirtatious curls that are smoother, shiner, frizz-free and longer lasting! Making it super simple to transform your look while reducing the amount of damage caused by traditional curling irons. The innovative clipless design provides consistent and even heat for faster styling without causing creased or crimped ends. The curling wands are easy to change and simple to use. A guaranteed hit for her this Valentine’s.

Scentered Love Aromatherapy Balm

Wellbeing gifts are going to be very welcome this Valentines, this Love Wellbeing Aromatherapy Balm from Scentered is the perfect pick me up for your loved one. LOVE  is a warm, romantic blend that stimulates the emotions to enhance sensuality and emotional connectivity. Feel connected physically and emotionally, the woody oriental scent is a crowd pleaser, with top notes of Orange and Clove, heart-warming Rose and Ylang Ylang, wrapped in rich base notes of grounding and calming Patchouli to help rebalance and reconnect emotionally. Using 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm that can be carried with you, anywhere you go.

Lido Pearls

When it comes to Valentine’s gifts you just can’t beat a timeless classic. With a huge range of incredible pearl jewellery, Lido Pearls is the home of all things beautiful with their ranges of stunning jewellery. I was lucky enough to photograph some of the beautiful Valentine’s pieces recently and I can wholeheartedly say that any Woman would be incredibly thrilled to receive a piece from Lido Pearls. See more here.

The Facelet

Despite the fact that I never thought I would see a day that I would be writing about masks, it is clear that they are here to stay! So wear your mask in style with these revolutionary masks from Facelet. With a huge range of stylish designs to suite every taste, not only are Facelet super stylish, you can also fasten them to your wrist when they are not in use to create cute wristwear. With impressive safety features like 3 layers of premium anti bacterial fabric and reusable material this gift will keep on giving. Make misplacing your mask a thing of the past and wear yours with style. Check out the fantastic range available here.

The Hair Boss Illuminate

Abit of TLC is a must for Valentine’s day. Whether you are having a date night at home or a galentines pamper you will love The Hair Boss. Transform dull lack-lustre locks using The Clear Shine Gloss a semi-permanent treatment that helps revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone, giving salon quality shine at home. The transparent, universal formula smoothes the cuticle of the hair which is followed by The Conditioning Milk to seal in the shine and add moisture. The result, beautifully bright, salon-fresh shine!

Glo32 Teeth Whitenining System

The perfect white smile is the perfect way to lift someone you love. Glo 32 is formulated with Coconut Oil for a healthy way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Double your Glo with the Advanced Whitening System Kit, this includes a 14 day treatment of Advanced Whitening Strips to lift your smile, and the Advanced Whitening Stilo for on the go whitening. I love teeth whitening strips to freshen up my smile in a quick, convenient and mess free way. Get yours here.

Nike Underwear

Give the gift of style and comfort with Nike Mens underwear. Crafted with soft, stretchy microfibre material that makes for a perfect fit and an incredibly comfortable wear for a truly luxe feel. The staple Nike Dri-FIT technology component adds support, odour and sweat management and work to prevent chafing. The Elite Micro Trunks are the new gym bag must haves and the best Valentine’s Day gift for your fitness obsessed loved one, providing fantastic support and comfort whilst working out. Available in a fabulous range of colours styles.

The Bluebeards Revenge

On a mission to provide all-conquering shave, beard, hair and body products to men all over the world, The Bluebeards Revenge have a fantastic range of great products and gifts for Him this Valentines day. This Orginal Blend Eau De Toilette offers a masculine scent that opens with the citrusy notes of Sicilian bergamot and the vibrancy of Ligurian basil. At the heart you will find a bold blend of jasmine, black tea and water mint. Rich base notes include the woody tones of Madagascan vanilla, highlighted by classic sandalwood and patchouli for a smooth finish. I am particularly impressed with the longevity of this product, guaranteed to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.

The Clear Confidence Company

Clear Confidence are on a mission to eliminate plastic from their fabulous range and pride themselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality vegan personal care products. This bamboo handled re-usable razor is crafted lovingly from ethically sourced highly-sustainable bamboo and would make a great give for both Him or Her, offering a luxe shave every time. Perfect for him, not only does this shaving brush boast excellent performance, but it also looks the part while being perfectly designed for any gentleman seeking out an authentic shaving brush without the environmental impact or badger cruelty. Luxury products at great prices makes switching to environmentally friendly products feel like a real treat with Clear Confidence.

Nature Unite Drinks Bottle

Looking for a stylish drinks bottle that isn’t harmful to the environment? Nature Unite are on a mission to empower all people to be a part of the solution to keep our oceans blue and free from plastic pollution. Made for our oceans, this stylish bottle is made with Ocean-bound recycled plastic from Central America that has been diverted from entering our oceans. Pretty cool hey? Find out more and get yours here.

Personalised British Strawberry, Lavender and Honey Gin

Add a personal touch to a special treat with this Personalised British gin. By infusing together only the finest local ingredients this stunningly flavoured Gin tastes like sunshine, something we could all use a bit of in February. Using Honey sourced from Keepr’s very own apiaries and the finest British Strawberries this is a drink that twists the taste buds and warms the cockles with smooth, indulgent floral notes. The stunning vibrant colour and sleek design makes this a fantastic Valentines gift for your gin loving partner and will be a certain drinks cabinet favourite of mine moving forward! Check out more fantastic gift ideas from Prezzybox.

Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle

Chocolate is always a gift that is guaranteed to please, why not add some magic to your chocolate gifting with this impressive Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle. Made with smooth Belgian milk chocolate and packed full with chocolate covered honeycomb pieces inside, this heavenly combo will make the perfect treat this Valentine’s. The bottle comes with an adorable mini wooden hammer that you can use to smash the bottle and reveal the hidden treats. A great gift or something to share with a loved one this Valentine’s day ( although I won’t be sharing mine!) Shop more unique and delicious gifts from Prezzybox.

Four Roses Bourbon

Shopping for a bourbon lover? Or maybe for someone who is partial to a cocktail or three like myself? Born in the picturesque Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Four Roses Small Batch combines four of their distinct and loved Bourbon recipes to achieve exceptional balance. It’s beautiful rose bud shaped bottle with cut glass roses makes this a great gift for Valentines day. To celebrate Valentine’s day, Four Roses has created a new cocktail perfect for sharing with your loved one, The Lawrenceburg combines it’s gorgeous small batch bourbon with cranberry juice, lime, sugar syrup and ginger beer to create a perfect Valentine’s cocktail. Sounds amazing right! Order yours here.

The Secret Garden Gin Co

A gift guaranteed to make the ones you love, smile. This gin gift set from Scottish craft distillery, Old Curiosity is distilled with botanicals grown in the distillery’s Secret Herb Garden, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Apothecary Rose Gin is my personal favourite and offers a familiar Turkish Delight flavour whilst the Pink Elderflower and Jasmine satisfies a sweeter tooth, but without the sugar! The Secret Garden is an award-winning herb nursery with over 600 naturally grown and tended varieties of herbs and flowers which are picked, dried and distilled by hand, to deliver the pure essence of nature. The perfect gift to lift spirits and taste the promise of spring. Get yours here.

A Pizza Making Date Night With Birtelli’s

Bring the restaurant home this Valentine’s day with Birtelli’s artisan at home pizza kits. Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit, which is now available for delivery nationwide! Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, the family-run pizzeria boasts Michelin Starred chef Paul Foster (Salt) as its Executive Chef, and prides itself on the quality and provenance of it’s ingredients. All Birtelli’s pizza ingredients are carefully selected by Paul and the team, using their network of award winning farms and producers across the UK to bring the best ingredients possible directly from farm to slice. We had a fantastic time creating our pizzas, the ingredients were fresh and luxurious in quality. The pizzas we made were packed with delicious flavours and had a restaurant feel. The pizzas making boxes are extremely reasonable in price and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hands on, fun and unique way to spend Valentines. Simply click here and select your pizza flavours and you will receive your order either next day or on your chosen date. We will certainly be ordering again very soon!

Willie’s Cacao

Chocolate is always a yes from me when it comes to gifts. Willie’s Cacao have a fantastic choice of decadent and indulgent treats, perfect for gifting or as a sharing treat… if you really love them! With hand crafted Marc de Champagne dark chocolate truffles, raspberry truffles with raspberry liquid centres and even a Golden Pod, containing sea salt caramel pearls, there really is something for everyone in the Willies Cacao Valentines collection.

Mermaid Gin Mini Set

Small but perfectly formed, this trio of divine Mermaid minis is a guaranteed hit for Valentine’s. Showcasing three beautifully detailed bottles, there is something to tickle all taste buds, from the strawberry hint of the pink gin, the fresh and zingy aromas of the classic or the delicately salty kiss of the vodka. Smooth yet complex with a hint of sea air, The Isle Of Wight distillery is known and loved for their unique taste, intricately designed bottles and 100% recyclable packaging. The perfect way to sample a bit of everything. Get yours here.

Dr Trouble Artisan Sauces

Spice up Valentines this year with Dr Trouble’s Artisan sauces. Handmade in small batches in Zimbabwe, this independent brand produces two incredible flavours. The Oak Smoked Chilli Sauce is the milder of the two, with a deep smoked flavour and a zingy punch, this sauce works perfectly to add the wow factor to any Valentines meal. The African Lemon Chilli (medium-hot) is fresh and fiery and leaves you wanting more. All Dr Trouble products are ethically sourced, completely natural, vegan, organic and gluten free. These sauces can be used on their own as hot sauce for the spice lovers and are also versatile and produce a unique depth of flavour when used in recipes. The perfect addition to romantic dinner dates. Available at Amazon and here at Dr Trouble.

Buy A Gift Box Of Indulgence Hamper

We may not be able to go out this Valentine’s but you and your partner can enjoy the perfect indulgent night in with one of the many at home gifting options from Buy A Gift. Buying for a loved one? Surprise someone special with this delightfully indulgent food and wine hamper. They can enjoy a glass of rich Chilean Merlot with a box of chocolates, a delicious bag of hand-cooked crisps, moreish chocolate and caramel fudge, delicious nuts and more. Indulge in an assortment of sweet and savoury goodies, packed within a decorative gift box and delivered straight to your recipient’s door! Check out some fantastic at home gift ideas from Buy a Gift here.

This blog post features items gifted for review purposes. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.

Christmas Food and Drink Guide

Post contains items gifted for review purposes.

Christmas is a time to truly indulge, a time to share fine food and drink with loved ones and of course a time for festive cheers… or five! This is a guide of festive tipples, tasty treats and brilliant gift ideas you and your loved ones can enjoy!

Mermaid Salt Vodka

Sounds great right? This fantastic vodka will be one of our drinks cabinet favourites forever more. The Isle of Wight is rich in amazing ingredients, which the Isle of Wight distillery loves to make the most of. A vodka made in the heart of the Isle of Wight kissed with a small amount rock sea salt to evoke the fresh sea air and the saltiness on your lips. A delicate touch of salt creates a back note that makes Mermaid Salt Vodka an essential ingredient for any well stocked back bar. An ideal flavour enhancer for adventurous cocktails, or a classic dirty martini. Distinctive and unique, it is no surprise that Mermaid Salt Vodka is a favourite with creative mixologists, adding a hint of sea air to their creations. Presented in a stunning, eco-friendly, bottle with sculpted scales, like those of the mythical maritime creature itself, this will make for a fantastic gift this Christmas. Available at John Lewis and Master of Malt.

Pure Heavenly Chocolate

Fed up of disappointing Dairy free chocolate? Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and for those who are lactose intolerant, Pure Heavenly have created a delicious, dairy free and (virtually) sugar free chocolate alternative. Made with rice cream to retain a silky smooth texture, Pure Heavenly have in no way compromised to bring you the best chocolate ever! Divinely delicious, creamy and decadent it’s hard to believe these bars have LESS than 2% sugar. The perfect gift for the health conscious or those with intolerances….. even those without! I can’t believe how delicious Pure Heavenly chocolate is, this will be a household favourite from now on.

The Little Gin Company

Host your own gin tasting session from the comfort of your own home with this Little Gin Company’s Trailer Made Gin Tasting Kit. Perfect to enjoy solo or with a partner of choice….if they are lucky. This set comes with a generous 5cl bottle (double measure) of their London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Elderflower Gin and Rhubarb with a Twist of Lime Gin, also with a selection of complementary mixers to enjoy with the gins. Making a fabulous stocking filler or gift for that gin lover in your life get yours here.

Seed and Bean Chocolate

Seed and Bean have been busy creating some amazingly indulgent chocolate flavours. The name Seed and Bean came from the initial chocolate concept which was covering seeds and beans in chocolate. Seed and Bean is 100% organic; Fairtrade where possible, and all of their products are ethically sourced and handmade in England. When it comes to chocolate, they really are chocolate artisans, sourcing and using 100% compostable foil which made them the first UK chocolate brand to have fully compostable packaging. From decadent hazelnut truffles to the unusual combination of orange and thyme, Seed and Bean really have thought of it all. The Orange and Thyme was my personal favourite and something I will be reaching for on the shelves moving forward.

Il Gusto Christmas Gifts

Are you looking to add a touch of luxury to your festivities or do you know someone who loves nothing more than a festive tipple? You will find a delicious range to choose from at Il Gusto. Il Gusto have created a totally different way of shopping for spirits and liqueurs. You can choose from a wide selection of bottle designs to be filled with one of their fantastic range of drinks. From festive bottles like this Christmas tree filled with Salted Caramel liqueur to timeless classics filled with your favourite Gin, Rum or Whisky to name a few, Il Gusto has something for everyone this Christmas. The gin ranges offer a great opportunity to try some truly unique flavours and the salted caramel liqueur is divine! Supplied by some of Europe’s finest producers, Il gusto have an incredible range of unique gifts and stocking fillers starting from as little as under £10.

OGGS

When it comes to festive bakes Oggs have cleverly mastered making truly indulgent favourites like cakes and mince pies that taste as good as you have always known them, but are now wonderfully vegan too. Oggs are working to ensure that every part of their supply chain is as ethical as possible, positively impacting the planet, animals and people. With their vision and drive on this they have managed to create cakes which taste amazing whilst also benefitting the environment by removing the need for eggs and butter, using 100% recycled and recyclable packaging and by using locally sourced ingredients to keep down their carbon footprint. A great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake, the vegan friendly chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with chocolate fudge frosting and finished with chocolate curls, edible stars and festive gold shimmer- perfect for that festive WOW factor. The mince pies make for an indulgent Christmas treat and melt in the mouth. Don’t forget to add Oggs to your festive food shop this Christmas, available from Waitrose and Sainsburys.

Ross & Ross Bacon Curing

This is a gift for the serious meat lovers out there, bacon lovers at that….actually… everyone! The perfect gift for any foodie, Ross & Ross Curing Kits are not just a great alternative gift, they also offer a unique and hands-on experience to the recipient. Choose from a fantastic range of curing kits, from Salmon to a range of flavoured bacon, there is one to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Give them an experience to remember while impressing their friends and family with their newly found culinary skills. This kit gives even the most culinary challenged cook the chance to make their own artisan bacon and couldn’t be more simple. Curing is a process of food preservation and flavouring meats and fish, by the addition of combinations of, salts, nitrates, nitrites or sugar. The aim is to draw the moisture out of the meat by the process of osmosis. Although it sounds complicated, it really isn’t! The process is so simple, and only takes 7 easy steps. The whole process takes 7 days and a kit comes with an easy to read instruction booklet to follow. A great gift option for couples due to it’s interactive and hands on approach, check out more from Ross & Ross here.

Willies Cacao

With Chocolate being on the cards for most people at Christmas, look to Willies Cacao for a wide range of chocolate’s that are infused with wonderful ingredients. Willies Cacao use only the world’s greatest single estate cacaos brought direct from farmers which like fine wines all have highly individual flavours. Delicious chocolate with 100% natural ingredients with flavours to suit all. The salted caramel pearls packed the perfect salty punch, something that often lacks in some salted caramel products while the El Blanco offers a super sweet option for those moments of indulgence.

Opies

Looking to stock the cupboards in time for family arriving? or plans to make your own Christmas hamper? Opies Foods have a great festive selection of items from cocktail cherries to red berries in pink gin, something for everyone. Opies have been firm family favourites since 1880, producing quality products that will delight your family every time. Keep your family happy with these delicious accompaniments to transform everyday dishes into something special, Opies truly have come up with clever ways to ensure that this Christmas families can enjoy an indulgent, tasty, yet affordable festive season. Get yours from all good supermarkets.

Three Spirit Drinks

All I can say is, it is about time someone came up with some amazing flavoured non-alcoholic options that refuse to disappoint and leave the consumer fulfilled and not missing alcohol. Three Spirit are on a mission to show the world alcohol-free does not mean pleasure-free. After years spent in libraries, labs, bars and fields, Three Spirit have created plant-based alternatives to alcohol that celebrate what you put into a drink, rather than what you take out. Created by a mix of plant scientists, world class bartenders, hedonists, herbalists and artists, it’s probably why they feel, taste and do everything a little differently, putting the vision of “A new choice, where there was none”. From the exotic and fiery Livener, bittersweet Social Elixir and the smooth taste of nightcap, Three Spirit have covered all basis and provided genius drink options for every occasion.

Gourmet Games

Let the Gourmet Games begin! Like many, I love playing games with the family at Christmas, especially games that involve chocolate. Gourmet Games have created a range of tasting games focusing on wines & fizz, gin, whisky and chocolate which include everything you need to host an informative, fun evening. The chocolate tastes great and the game is a whole bunch of fun. Gourmet Games specialise in games you can eat or drink, which is something everyone can enjoy. Give your Gourmets a taste of the dark (and white) world of chocolate tasting. This game perfectly compliments their Whisky Game, so why not buy them both for a truly indulgent evening with added merriness this Christmas.

Pip & Nut Gingerbread Almond Butter

For the nutty one in your life. This Gingerbread Almond Butter Jar is Pip and Nut’s latest limited-edition flavour.  It is a delicious blend of smooth almond butter with zingy ginger and cinnamon spices to add warmth and some dates for a subtle caramel flavour. Almond Butter is a great way to liven up your breakfast with a boom of festive flavour. Delicious swirled into porridge, or just spooned straight from the jar as a tasty snack. 25p from every jar will be donated to Hackney food bank.

Mermaid Gin

A smooth, yet complex blend of the freshness of organic lemon zest, the peppery notes in grains of paradise and a refreshing and invigorating hint of sea air from rock samphire. Isle of Wight gin is as delicious as it is beautiful. Awarded first place in the IWSC Design Awards, Mermaid Gin has been certified as Plastic-Free by A Plastic Planet. Crafted from recyclable glass, the stunning detailed bottle features a sustainably sourced natural cork stopper and compostable tamper-proof seal. By presenting their gin in a plastic-free package and supporting marine conservation projects, Isle of Wight distillery aim to preserve the environment of mermaids. Get yours here.

Spice Sultan

Chef David Jessup fed his passion for Indian cooking working at Bristol’s unique restaurant ‘The Thali Café’. It’s here that his obsession with spices began. Devoted to delivering fresh and authentic food, David travelled the world searching for the best recipes and secrets to unlock the full potential and flavour of both familiar and largely unknown spices. Now, The Spice Sultan not only sells a range of world spice kits, but also offers subscription-based products to bring delicious Indian cuisine within reach of everyone. These kits are a fantastic and unique gift for Christmas. Shop The Spice Sultan here.

Bobby Scheidams Gin

Gin is always guaranteed to be a well received gift, but this Bobby Scheidams gin may be too good to give away. Bobby’s is a unique blend of Indonesian spice and traditional botanicals. A Dutch-Indonesian hybrid that celebrates the 150 year old shared history of the two countries. Described as ‘Dutch courage mixed with Indonesian spice. Spicy and fragrant on the nose, a fresh burst of citrus and herbs at first sip and with a slight hum of pepper. Eight botanicals all separately distilled. No additives, sugars or extractions. Simply pure taste. A fresh take on a timeless classic, perfect teamed with tonic or added to a festive cocktail. With it’s timeless smoked glass design and unique bottle shape Bobby’s will make a great addition to any festive drinks trolley this Christmas. Get yours here.

Chocolate Pizza

Two of the worlds best foods collide! Indulge in this Heavenly Honeycomb chocolate pizza, topped with a range of tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, The pizza is topped with vanilla fudge chunks, chocolate rice balls and a large serving of milk chocolate curls. It’s the perfect centrepiece for a party and makes for a great gift for any chocoholic in your life. Personalise with your loved ones name or special message for that ultimate personal touch.

Dunnet Bay Rock Rose Gin

The award winning Rock Rose Gin gets a winter makeover. It’s wonderful flavour comes from a carefully selected and put together creation of local and traditional botanicals. Each one meticulously chosen for their flavour properties to create the perfect taste. Lovingly created by husband and wife team, Martin and his wife Claire founded Dunnet Bay Distillery at the spectacular bay of Dunnet in the far North of Scotland.  The couple are passionate about handcrafting spirits that celebrate the heritage and provenance of their home county of Caithness and pride themselves on using local hand-foraged botanicals alongside exotic botanicals from around the world. This is Rock Rose’s signature bottle with any icy winter makeover makes for a stunning and delightful Christmas gift.

Perky Blenders

Coffee with that extra special seasonal taste this Christmas. Enjoy a seasonal cup of coffee on a cold winters evening whilst wrapping presents or stoking up the fire, with this seasonal blend coffee from Perky Blenders. Freshly roasted in East London, the Christmas blend is comprised of Kenyan washed Mahiga beans with pulped natural Brazilian Fazenda Samambai beans. You’ll be greeted with a veritable selection box of flavours including candied fruit, orange, caramel, redcurrant, hazelnut and milk chocolate. This really does taste as dreamy as it sounds.

Lindt

Lindt is known and adored for producing creamy and indulgent chocolate. The new salted caramel, individually wrapped balls are a true delight, they boast a heavenly, perfectly balanced salted caramel taste. Decadent, creamy and flavourful chocolate, a great gift for loved ones this Christmas. Do not let the Lindt experience wait until Christmas when you can have 25 days of chocolate in their amazing, assorted advent calendar. You can find these items available in Lindt stores across the country.

Jackpot Peanut Butter

If you know a peanut butter fan or are one yourself you NEED to try Jackpot Peanut Butter. Jackpot’s aim is to bring you the best product in a way that matters and at the same time is beneficial to the larger community, by supporting grass roots music culture, environmentally and reducing waste by reusing and recycling. Using premium American peanuts from Georgia and the Virginias, a little salt and rapeseed oil, Jackpot is an all-natural, traditional American peanut butter made in the UK. No sugar, no palm oil. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Jackpot’s trademark pot is also available in a cheeky version and with personalisation.

Aduna Relax Tea

A fabulous gift or stocking filler for tea lovers. Let the warming embrace of chocolatey cacao, spiced with gently crushed cinnamon and cardamom get you in the festive spirit. Sit back, revel in the delicious aroma and allow the ancient soothing power of African cacao to calm your mind and lift your spirits. Aduna offer a fantastic range of wellbeing products, see more here.