So, it’s that time of year again! It comes round fast, doesn’t it? Behold… my annual Gingey festive gift ideas!
I love writing this blog post because it’s a chance for me to peruse all the things I’m secretly hoping will be bought for me! I’ve split it into sections; things to eat & drink, experiences, gadgets & stocking fillers. So, without further ado…
Things you can eat & drink:
A luxury hamper through the letter box
|Image from Letter Box Hampers website.|
A bottle of gin from Psychopomp Micro Distillery, Bristol
The best gin I’ve tried this year (and there’s been a lot) was from almost right on my doorstep: Psychopomp micro distillery in Bristol. They distill their gin in handmade copper pots right there in their little bar/shop. If you find yourself near by, make the effort to walk up St Michaels Hill and treat yourself to a Negroni. It’ll be the best you’ve ever had. Luckily for non-Bristol folk, you can also buy their gin online here for between £35-40 a bottle.
A cookery class at the School of Wok, London
I was lucky to spend a day at the School of Wok in London earlier this year and I think a master class here would be a great present for the foodie in your life, especially if they love Asian food. You can read about my experience on the all day Thai masterclass here.
Buy a gift voucher (starting at £95 for a three-hour lesson) and your recipient can choose which course they take – from dim sum to wok skills, Korean bibimbap and even a course in preparing a Chinese banquet!
Yes really! We love anchovies in our house and eat them a lot in pasta puttanesca. These Ortiz Anchovies are the best-tinned ones we’ve tried. They are delicious and full of flavour, plus the packaging is super retro. Honestly, if I had a tin of these in my stocking, I’d be really happy! Buy them from Amazon if you can’t find in good independent delis.
Kitchen Aid Earrings
Love these!! We ALL want a Kitchen Aid but that’s a big ask. So how about these super cute earrings instead at just £6.95 plus postage? I found them on Etsy here and they are hand made by All Kinds of Charming based in Essex.
For the spice lover in your life! I got one of these once from Yo Sushi but it was a while ago now. It actually changed my life. Under £6 with postage too from Amazon. Boom!
Table Top BBQ & Hot Pot
Have you ever tried Shabu Shabu? It’s a Japanese bubbling hot pot which you dip meat and vegetables into before eating. Usually served in a pot which has heat underneath it to keep the liquid hot. Last week we tried a hybrid of bbq and shabu shabu at a restaurant in Melbourne. Our food was served on a table top BBQ with a deep rim around it for the liquid. It was awesome!!
I’ve found something similar here on Amazon for £129.00 and if I could fit it in my suitcase, I’d get one now! It’s very firmly on my wish list and for the novelty factor, it’s one of my best festive gift ideas yet!
|Image from Amazon|
A Laguiole Steak Knife Set
|Image from Amazon|
So that wraps up my festive gift ideas for another year (groan… bad Christmas pun).
For more inspiration on festive gift ideas, take a look at my previous foodie gift guides and all things festive. Have a suggestion for me? I’d love to hear it, do share below!