Hello everyone! Here is my first ever Christmas Gift Guide. I am planning on making it at annual event from now on, so if you are looking a for a gift for the foodie in your life, then look no further! Here we go!
Selfridge’s Christmas Products
This year Selfridge’s have a wide range of products guaranteed to please the foodie in your life (or anyone for that matter!) They have a wide range of hampers, interesting sweet treats including Toffee Coal (It’s delicious!), Brussels Sprouts made out of Marzipan and you can even get personalised jars of Nutella and chocolate bars made to your exact taste by Mighty Fine. Find out more about the personalised gifts available instore here.
Getting Personal Products
I do not know about you but Stuart always tells me things, we have run out off when I get back from the supermarket. It is so annoying! I am putting this Personalised House Slate Chalkboard in the kitchen so he can leaves me notes and I can check it before I go shopping and hopefully stop any confusion. This is perfect for the disorganised person/family in you life!
Here is a brief selection of some of my favourite cookbooks of the year that would make ideal Christmas presents:
Chicken: The New Classics By Marcus Bean – Think chicken is boring? You won’t if you read this book. Chicken is much more than just a Sunday Roast as Marcus Bean shows us. Perfect if you need more inspiration in the New Year
Southern Italian Family Cooking: Simple, healthy and affordable food from Italy’s cucina povera by Carmela Sereno Hayes – Looking for simple family food, then look no further! Tasty filling Italian food to feed all the family. Well done Carmela!
The Hairy Dieters Book 3 Good Eating By Simon King and David Myers – I am looking to lose a a bit of weight in the New Year and intend to use this book to help me. This book is full of inspiring ideas that are full of taste not calories!
Fifty Ways with Spuds: 50 brilliant ways to cook potatoes by Gary Fenn – I bet you thought that all you could do was mash, boil and roast potatoes? Well think again and let Gary show you how. Simple, easy and in Kindle format so you are never short of a potato recipe!
Here are some of my most useful kitchen gadgets of the year that would make perfect Christmas presents:
Tefal Actifry Family 1.5kg - I have only received this recently but it is a very useful addition to my kitchen. I am even cooking my roast potatoes in it on Christmas Day. You can read my review here.
VonShef Premium Digital Automatic Multifunctional Fresh Soup Maker Machine & Smoothie Maker – This may seem a kitchen gadget too far, however it will turn quickly turn anything you have into a soup and you only have one pot to wash up. You can read my review here.
Magimix CS 4200XL Food Processor - This is the Rolls Royce of appliances in my kitchen. It can make cake batter and bread dough in seconds, whisk egg whites or cream and can even chop vegetables. You can read my review here.
Crockpot Digital Countdown Slow Cooker – as a busy working mum, I always have a smug face all day when I know I have dinner in the slow cooking waiting for me when I get home. This is one of the best ones I have tried. You can read my review here.
Tefal Gelato Ice Cream Maker – This is yet to receive the full Jo’s Kitchen test (review to follow asap), however, what can be better than homemade ice cream?
Beer 52 Selection
Stuart has recently been tasting a selection of craft beers from Beer52. They will send you a case of 8 beers, chosen by their experts from craft breweries around the world. Stuart is still working his way through the section above (his favourite so far is the DNA beer on the right). This would make an ideal gift for the beer lover in your life this Christmas.
If you are after a gift for the chocolate lover in your life, then look no further then these from Godiva Chocolates. The stocking is very sweet and full of the finest white, milk and dark chocolate figures perfect for adults or children. Inside the snow topped house, you will find gorgeous little limited edition dark and milk chocolate carres filled with biscuit and puffed rice. Perfect for the chocoholic that has tried everything!
Thank you to Selfridges, Beer 52, Getting Personal and Godiva Chocolates for supplying samples for review. All kitchen appliances mentioned were sent for review purposes too. Everything else has been purchased by or for myself. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. There are affiliate links in this post.