Foodie Christmas gift ideas
What to get the friend who has everything? If they are a foodie here are our first ideas that will knock their Christmas socks off.
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The Man Box - manfood for the foodie man in your life
Men can be so difficult to buy for, can't they? Food is a great gift as you can be sure if he's a foodie, it will be enjoyed.
We absolutely love Ross & Ross's artisan salts and seasonings but their Manbox is an all-round Christmas man-gift winner - packed full of British artisan treats and a lager to wash them down with.
Blossoming Flower Tea
The perfect present for your tea loving friend. After a meal it’s nice to be able to offer your guests something more relaxing and lighter than coffee, and this is just achingly pretty. Flora Tea delights you from the moment you see the box. I just love the packaging. It makes me smile. Any tea lover in your life would be cock-a-hoop to get this in their stocking. The box unfurls in a colourful show of origami like folds, just like the flowers do in the tea. The little box contains six tea flowers, individually wrapped in little foil blankets, each one has its own look and flavour. Don't just trust us - they featured on Dragons Den and have won plenty of awards, including the coveted Great Taste award. You can buy a beautiful tea box direct from Flora Tea or get a taster in our wow-some Journey to Japan Foodie Box.
Caffeine free and fragrant, they are a welcome change. The best way to serve them is to nestle one in the bottom of a long stemmed heat proof wine glass and pour hot water over in front of your guests so they can watch the flower grow and blossom. As this is not your standard black tea as found in most builders brews 80 degree water is better than 100 for flavour, so let the water sit a while before pouring. You can get three brews out of each flower, but don’t tell your guests or they may never leave.
And after its tea flavour is gone just rinse it carefully in cold water and then re-cover it in plain cold water, it will keep as a pretty table decoration for up to a week. A lovely idea for Christmas is their individual star, angel and tree tea flowers, prepared as Christmas tree decorations. There’s even a tea that turns your glass into a snow globe. Brilliant. Pop the kettle on. I'm parched.
The ultimate chef's knife
If you're looking to spend even more then it must be someone special. Why not give them a chef's knife? Since they'll use it to cook for you (hopefully), it's a gift that will keep on giving. Here's our blog on what to buy. Believe me, we've done a lots or research on this one.