Published 2 December 2021
Award-winning actor and food obsessive, Stanley Tucci has a best-selling book on the shelves this Christmas. It’s an intimate and charming memoir of his life in and out of the kitchen. Forget The Hunger Games, this book will have you ravenous.
Perfect for: The food obsessed bookworm in the family
Price: £20 (RRP)
Who would have thought it? Boxed wine is all the rage again. Laylo’s version looks good enough to sit proudly on your kitchen worktop at your festive get-together this year. Their Toscana IGT has a beautiful box featuring a fresco from the Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence.
Perfect for: The wine (and art) aficionado
Price: £42.99 per three-bottle box
Gift CODE this Christmas, giving the lucky recipient access to 365 offers – one for every day of the year. They’ll also get bonus perks from our handpicked partners like FiiT and Pasta Evangelists, as well as receiving location guides and industry news every week in their inbox.
Perfect for: Secret Santa for your hospitality friends!
Price: £3.99 per month / £39.99 per year
There’s only so many variations of coronation chicken finger sandwiches you can try at afternoon tea before it starts feels a little samey. For something refreshingly different, we strongly recommend the gift of an afternoon tea experience in the capable hands of executive pastry chef Cherish Finden. The Singapore-influenced high tea includes sensational dim sum, bao, and a pastry course that is so pretty you’ll feel reluctant to eat it.
Perfect for: Those who think they’ve tried every afternoon tea in the capital!
Price: £153 for two
Friend of CODE, Allpress, have launched their festive blend of Guatemalan, Sumatran and Ethiopian beans, featuring notes of berry, cocoa and sweet spice. CODE shares Allpress’ belief that we should find a little joy every day – like a moment with a great cup of coffee.
Perfect for: Caffeine lovers
Price: Starts at £10
From the founder of The Seahorse restaurant in Dartmouth, Mitch Tonks, come these beautifully packaged, high quality seafood tins. They include mackerel, cuttlefish, mussels and sardines caught in Brixham Bay and preserved at their peak.
Perfect for: Those mad about all things seafood
Bring a slice of la dolce vita to a loved one this Christmas with the Discover Eataly Hamper. The box will arrive bursting with culinary gifts, high quality Italian produce and sweet and savoury treats.
Perfect for: The relative who wants to retire to Italy
Fergus Henderson’s cult cocktail is now available pre-bottled to purchase for the first time. An alluring dark green in colour, the combination of Fernet Branca and Crème de Menthe lend a medicinal quality to the drink. If you overindulge in the festivities this year, Fergus’ favourite tipple is sure to sort things out.
Perfect for: Whoever’s in charge of the Christmas bar.
Price: From £23 for a single bottle
Online bottle shop and subscription club, Oranj, have two festive hampers for your natural wine-loving loved ones this Christmas. They both include superb minimal intervention wines, Oranj’s own cocktails and mulled wine, as well as a perfectly paired selection of snacks and treats to enjoy them with.
Perfect for: Natural wine worshippers
Price: £69 / £99