Christmas gift guide: Stocking fillers for foodies
Time for a spanking new gift guide, in case you’re looking for some Christmas 2020 inspiration. This time around I’ve picked out a few foodie treats that’ll make perfect stocking fillers with prices from £2.95, so have a peek and see what you think.
V&A pistachio cocoa dusted truffles, £10.00 | Exclusive to John Lewis, buy here.
Delicious nutty truffles with a dusting of cocoa, in a pretty William Morris inspired box. A lovely gift idea and only available at John Lewis, part of a small V&A range that also includes raspberry macaroon truffles, teas and biscuits. Their whole food and drink gifts section is worth a look if you’re after a one stop shop.
Carrington’s hot sauce trio gift set, £15.00 | At NotOnTheHighStreet and Etsy UK.
Their Chillichup is a delicious tomatoey sauce with a mild tingle of spice, and it’s bundled up here in a tasty three-pack with two hotter sauces. Perfect for the chilli head in your life! Check out their shop for other sauces, oils and spice rubs with prices from £2.95.
Whittard turkish delight hot chocolate, £9.00 | Find it at Whittard.
This limited edition hot chocolate is gently perfumed with the aroma of roses, and I think it’s my favourite out of all their festive flavours so far. A lovely rich drink that really tastes of turkish delight. There are lots of new limited edition flavours to choose from this year, and I think I might just try the marzipan one as well when I go to stock up. As always, they have beautifully presented gift boxes and mini hampers for a range of budgets if you’re up for a browse.
Wilko champagne and prosecco toppers gift set, £10.00 | Buy at Wilko.
Ten 70ml bottles packed in an attractive gift set for fans of bellinis and mimosas. Great on its own as a fun present, or you could add in a bottle of prosecco or cava to make it a party. They also do a nice gin mixer 10 part set that goes with gin or vodka, and all those festive sundries from batteries to selection packs.
Monin speculoos flavour syrup, RRP £7.79 | Find it at The Whisky Exchange for £6.95 this week.
You get a whacking 700ml bottle here, so it’s a generous stocking filler that lasts for ages. Use it in lattes and other coffees, add to hot chocolate, pour over ice cream or baked apples, or mix into cocktails with brandy, Bailey’s or bourbon. It has notes of cinnamon, biscuit, white pepper, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg, and is ideal for any loved one who can’t get enough of those Lotus Biscoff biccies.
If speculoos isn’t your thing then feast your eyes on their huge range of other syrups and purees, there’s something for most tastes. Many of them are perfect to be added to sparkling wine over the festive season, and others make great milkshakes and non-alcoholic sodas.
Have you seen any treats that you like the look of? Which one’s your favourite?