e ThWhere to find that perfect Christmas gift for the food-lover in your life
Your mum, your dad, your boyfriend your best friend… There’s a lot of presents to buy between now and December 25th. Easy answer: food. Everyone loves food, so we’ve rounded up what we’d most like to unwrap this Christmas.
- Dark Sugars, Brick Lane
While it’s pretty much compulsory to eat your own bodyweight in chocolate over the festive period, a gift from Dark Sugars will leave much more of a lasting impression than another Tobelrone bar. (Escaially now that they’re smaller). You can choose an assortment tailored to your loved one’s taste from a wide selcetion of treats such as cardamom and orange truffles, cinnamon cider chocolates, and pink champagne pearls. They even have vegan options. While you’re there, make sure to pick up a hot chocolate for yourself…
Dark Sugars, 124-126 Brick Lane https://www.darksugars.co.uk
2. Mons Cheesemongers
Again, cheese is everywhere at Christmas, but it’s so much better done properly. We all know someone who loves cheese more than life itself, so make thier Christmas by getting them a little something from this family cheesemongers. They have a shop in Borough Market and are at Brockley Food Market every Saturday, and will help you pick out something from their huge selection.
Borough Market, ‘Three Crown Square’ Section, SE1 1TL, http://www.mons-cheese.co.uk/
These biscuit fanatics go all-out for Christmas, with loads of different designs to get you in the festive mood. From individual biscuits to whole tins, there’s something to bring a smile to anyone’s face. And really, who can honestly say they wouldn’t love to receive a whole tin of The Snowman themed biscuits this Christmas? I cannot.
194 Kensignton Park Road, Notting Hill, and 13 Northcote Road, Battersea www.biscuiteers.com
4. World of Zing Craft Cocktail Collection
Booze at Christmas. You get it, we’re not reinventing the wheel here. But if you know someone who loves a good cocktail, let them enjoy award-winning cocktails at home. Cocktails while wearing pyjamas? Now that’s a gift they’ll thank you for. World of Zing produce top-quality cocktails, some classic, some with unusual twists, so there’s something to please your granny as well as your best friend.
Go to their online shop http://www.worldofzing.com/, or look out for them in Whole Foods or at London Food Markets
5. Fortnum and Mason
Perhaps an obvious one, but impossible not to mention, Fortnum and Mason has it all for the foodie at Christmas, from festive coffee and biscuits to nuts and preserves. Always beautifully packaged and delicious, a fail-safe gift for pretty much anyone can be found here.
181, Picadilly, or with a smaller selection at St. Pancreas International Station www.fortnumandmason.com
One for the tea lovers. With walls and walls of different teas, there’s an abundance of choice when it comes to choosing a gift.They even have a special Christmas blend. They don’t just do great tea though, they also do beautiful, quirky teapots and cups, as well as flasks specifically designed for loose tea.
Shops at 292 Regent Street, 48-50 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, and 25 Tottenham Court Road. http://www.t2tea.com