This is the first of my gift guides, that I will be writing this year. I will also be doing a teen gift guide, beauty and interior lovers. I’m really excited to share them, and I’ll make sure I link up to them at the end of each guide so you don’t miss them once they are published. It’s one of my favourite things to do on the blog in the run up to Christmas, though I’ve got to admit, they can be really hard work to research and organise every year. For the first time I am including a food and drink and advent calendar gift guide.
A wine a day….
The new ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Wine Advent Calendar has arrived!
Why shouldn’t the adult join in with the advent calender fun? Well I have two ideas for something a little bit different, when it comes to gifting this Christmas season. I for one would love to receive either of them. I think its actually lovely to have a treat to look forward to, whilst you are organising, planning and wrapping etc. Each of those doors has a small bottle of wine behind it from Prosecco to Pinot Grigio and Mulled Wine to Malbec.
How about something HOT!
This advent calendar from Sous Chef has 25 different chillis from around the world including recipes so you can cook with each of them too.
You’ll also discover vegan options for every chilli – so you can enjoy an entirely vegan chilli-filled advent or pick and choose the recipes you like the sound of best. So it makes a super Christmas present for anyone!
The perfect gift for the spice lover, whether you are vegan or not. I’m thinking this one will be the perfect thing to spice up The Tall Fella!
Duppy Share – Rum
I really do recommend this rum. Duppy Share (named after the fabled Dubbies who stole the best rum) is so smooth either straight up over ice, or mixed into a cocktail. We aren’t keen on flavoured or spiced rums and this one has no added sugar, caramel or spice. Unadulterated gorgeous rum. It’s actually a blend of two different island rums from Jamaica and Barbados.
I would recommend 1 part rum to two parts coconut water and pineapple juice and a squeeze of fresh lime, served over ice. So refreshing yet warming.
A traditional Italian Christmas treat
Finally, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for us without a Panetonne, and this one is beauitful. I think this would make the perfect gift for anyone you are visiting. Flamigni’s (started in the 1930s) classic Milano panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas treat for the whole family. They take three days to make and each one is shaped and scored by hand with the best quality ingredients.
We love this on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve with a hot drink and its the perfect lighter alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding.