Wednesday 27 November 2019

My 2019 Food & Drink Christmas Gift Guide*

It's time for my third gift guide of the week and this one is all about the food and drink, which I personally think is one of the best things about Christmas. In case you haven't already seen, this week I've shared a women's gift guide featuring lots of beauty bits, jewellery, luxury haircare and lots more, and yesterday I shared a men's gift guide featuring everything from novelty bits to designer items so feel free to give those a read too. Let's get started!
flatlay - morse toad chocolates, equinox kombucha, freedom beer

Morse Toad Personalised Christmas Chocolates £9.95*

First up we're talking chocolate and you can't beat the huge range available from Morse Toad. Morse Toad consists of a small team of hard working individuals keen on delivering moments of happiness through personalised gifts. I've spoken many times before about my love for personalised presents, I just think they show real thought and effort and I'm always on the lookout for more brands to buy from. There are a variety of gifts available from Morse Toad including a Secret Message Advent Calendar, Chocolate Cards and even hampers but the thing I love is their Personalised Christmas Chocolates. You can choose your chocolate message, add a personalised message to be printed onto the card insert and even add a photo which is a lovely added touch. This takes minutes to do but can be a really special gift for someone at this time of year. There's no need to worry about the quality of the chocolate either as Morse Toad use Belgian Milk Chocolate and I can assure you it is divine! There can be a worry with gifts like this sometimes that the chocolate will be a little cheap tasting but trust me, this is gorgeous. The last thing I wanted to mention about the personalised chocolates is that their letterbox friendly! No need to worry about collecting yet another parcel at this time of year from the Post Office. I couldn't recommend checking out Morse Toad for personalised chocolates enough, I can't wait to buy from them again!
Morse Toad personalised chocolates on heart chopping board
Closeup of Morse Toad chocolate with card

Vaso Premium Glass Straws £11.99*

Next up we have Premium Glass Straws from Vaso. These offer consumers a reusable, sustainable and recyclable alternative to plastic straws - such a simple change but one that can have an incredible impact on the environment. Billions of plastic straws are used and therefore wasted each year so they end up in landfills, our oceans and our general environment, and whilst a lot of places have started switching to paper straws and other alternatives, there's still so much work to be done. The great thing about these glass straws is that not only are you making a change, they do also deliver 100% pure taste because they're free from plastics, toxins, mineral oils and BPA. The straws are easy to clean and can obviously be used over and over again. The straws are available in 15cm, 20cm, 23cm and there's also a mixed pack, and each is currently on offer for £11.99. Vaso also do Bamboo Cases at £3 which is so handy so you can have one of the straws in your bag ready to use in restaurants etc. I think Vaso straws are a great idea for either yourself or someone you know who may be wanting to make simple swaps where they can.
Vaso glass straw in glass in front of christmas tree
Vaso glass straws held in front of wicked cup

Equinox Kombucha Spiced Gingerbread Kombucha*

Next up we have Equinox Kombucha with their new special edition Christmas flavour, Spiced Gingerbread. Can you get more festive than gingerbread? I don't think so, it's one of my favourites at this time of year! Available at Waitrose and Partners and online for a limited amount of time, this is the perfect booze-free tipple for the festive period. I don't drink a lot of alcohol and at Christmas time there is always the added pressure I feel so any alternatives that are tasty and allow me to feel like I'm not missing out, are a winner. The Spiced Gingerbread flavour is vegan-friendly, organic and sustainable and not only does it taste like Christmas in a bottle with it's blend of spicy ginger, zesty orange peel, juniper berry and festive spices, it also has a positive impact on the mind, body and planet. I think this could be a great choice to accompany a cheese board over Christmas or to enjoy at a party or two over the New Year. You can buy packs of 20 bottles for £36 on the Equinox Kombucha website.
Bottles of Equinox Kombucha on chopping board with baubles and holly
Feeling wicked cup on chopping board, Equinox Kombucha next to it

Kellogg's Pop Tart Gift Set £10

Okay for anyone who loves Pop Tarts, this is the perfect gift! Currently on offer for £10 at Debenhams you get a unique Pop Tart shaped ceramic plate aswell as beech wood tongs for picking your Pop Tarts out the toaster, which let's be honest is tricky sometimes! I absolutely love adore Pop Tarts, always have, always will, the classic chocolate ones are my favourite or the strawberry but you can get an array of American flavours now too so I think a box of those and this gift set would be a cute present this year. I would be thrilled to open this on Christmas day 😂
Pop Tart gift set

Next Cork Collector £25

Now, for any wine lovers you know, how cool is this Cork Collector from Next? As I said just a minute ago I'm not a huge drinker but if I was I would 100% have something like this in our kitchen. It's got that beautiful rustic look with a quote on the front and when filled with corks, I think it makes a fantastic piece of art.
Next Every Cork Tells A Story Art

KitKat Chocolatory 6 Finger Pack £7.50

Something else for the chocolate lovers in your life, KitKat have released a brand new range of flavours, available to buy from John Lewis. They're definitely not cheap at £7.50 for 6 KitKat fingers but they are exclusive flavours you won't find anywhere else and as you can see from the photos, they're packed full of delicious ingredients. A few of the flavours are Billionaire's Treasure which has a caramel filling and shortbread pieces, Nuttylicious with hazelnuts, pistachios and peanuts, Gin & Tonic and Whisky & Ginger just to name a few. Such a unique idea!
KitKat Billionnaire's KitKat

New Look Chocolate Mug Cake Set £8.99

For any bakers you know, how cute is this mug gift set? New Look actually do some really lovely homeware pieces and I've definitely bought one too many mugs from there before. Not only is this a gorgeous mug with the cutest slogan, you also get a microwave cake mix included which is a perfect treat for a cold Winter evening!
New Look mug with cake mix inside
So that's my food and drink gift guide and I really hope it's been useful for any foodies you're buying for this year. There's just so many gorgeous bits out at the moment so it was incredibly difficult to narrow it down! Have you made a start on Christmas shopping yet?

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Caz / InvisiblyMe said...

Great suggestions - I love the personalised chocolate! Actually, anything chocolate gets my vote. The retro gifting is cool too, I've seen a few things like that about, like retro cereal bowls with a small box of branded cereal. I've still not tried a mug cake but I'd like to get myself one in a set like that where everything's included to get going. Yum!
Caz xx

Heather Nixon said...

Personalised chocolate seems like the perfect gift x

Sophie said...

I love the idea of gifting personalised chocolates, that was really thoughtful of Bear. I hope he gets his mum a nice gift too. I really like gifting foodie things, my mum and I made up a load of hampers full of chocolates, preserves and coffees and stuff to give to family last year and we had so much fun making them x


Alice In Sheffield said...

The Kit Kat looks amazing! I love kit kats and definitely will be having a chunky selection box for Christmas

jennyinneverland said...

I love the look of the personalised chocolate! Tbh, any food gifts are good to me haha! x


Lady Writes said...

I love the Morse & Toad gift sets - I got one for my husband a few years back x

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