please share your ideas for lovely food gifts to buy

(16 Posts)
traviata Mon 21-Nov-16 15:35:59

I'd love ideas for small producers, something unusual, thinking perhaps oils, olives, spices, chutneys, crackers, that sort of thing. Smoked fish? Cheese?

As I have absolutely no ideas for the adults in my and DH's families, they will all be getting food based gifts.

PJBanana Mon 21-Nov-16 15:44:22

Can you get to any farmer's markets or Christmas markets near you? They always have lots of lovely foodie gifts, normally made by smaller, independent businesses.

We recently visited Dobbies garden centre near us, and they also had loads of nice foodie treats that were a bit different to the norm.

wheatchief Mon 21-Nov-16 15:49:26

Gun dog gin. The blackcurrant is absolutely amazing and whenever we've seen them at food festivals etc they've been lovely people.

Georgie porgie puddings are lovely too.

wheatchief Mon 21-Nov-16 15:50:28

Hmm, on reflection maybe those don't really meet your brief. Whereabouts are you in the country?

2014newme Mon 21-Nov-16 15:50:30

Truffle honey

Moonshine86 Mon 21-Nov-16 15:53:34

Musical vintage looking biscuit tin from Aldi. You twist the bottom and it plays a lovely tune! I think it's about £4.00

traviata Mon 21-Nov-16 15:54:19

I'm in Sussex, but was thinking that it might be useful to have a thread with mail order producers. I will try farmers' markets locally as well, good idea.

wheatchief Mon 21-Nov-16 15:58:28

I can recommend Shrewsbury Christmas as a source of those type of things. Obviously too far but the suppliers list on the website might give some suggestions for mail order?

Proper Bakewell pudding?

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Mon 21-Nov-16 17:06:18

I have sometimes ordered smoked salmon or smoked trout from Inverawe for relatives I won't be seeing. They have a lot of gift-packed items, and do a big range, price wise as well as variety wise.

Sadik Mon 21-Nov-16 17:09:41

Are these the sort of thing you're thinking of? They're lovely as an extra to perk up a dish.

Sadik Mon 21-Nov-16 17:11:15

These people also do all sorts of interesting things.

Sniv Mon 21-Nov-16 18:33:29

TK Maxx is great for random, exciting, unusual and luxury food gifts.

KC225 Mon 21-Nov-16 18:39:54

Fortnum and Mason do lovely biscuit tins that look very posh and are not expensive. They deliver too

traviata Tue 22-Nov-16 09:16:02

ooh I love the look of the beach food goodies in Sadik's link! And free delivery over £30 until the end of November.

JemimaHoward1 Wed 23-Nov-16 17:16:48

I recently found some beautiful and very tasty ones on Love Local! The delivery was so easy and dawn(the owner)was very polite and easy-going! It was recommended by most pf my friends and I've brought pretty much everyone's Xmas presents from there! Love it! lovelocalforfoodies.co.uk/

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