Got a wine-loving friend? Don’t we all. Help them keep their cool with this giant icicle-style wine cooler, which is designed to slip into any wine bottle and keep your tipple at just the right temperature. You can kick clumsy ice buckets out the door.
Personalised cookie stamp set
Friends with a keen baker? Let them go free-style with this personalised cookie stamp set. It includes all the letters of the alphabet, numbers and symbols so they can type any message they like. The stamp set also works well on truffles, fudge and marzipan sweets. Now all you need to do is sit back and wait for a personalised thank you biscuit in the post.
This festive selection by Hotel Chocolate includes 14 little treasures like pistachio praline crunch with cherry pieces and a hint of rose and fruity Christmas mess. At just a smidge over £10 they come well under budget. Although a word of warning, with only one of each chocolate you can’t expect them to share.
3-cup coffee maker – green shoots
The perfect gift for the non-morning type of person. This colourful coffee maker will charm almost anyone out of a morning slump, and that’s without mentioning the caffeine. Call it the gift that keeps on giving.
Friends moved into a new home? Help them keep their kitchen spotless with this retro, record player worktop saver. Made from toughened glass and with non-slip rubber feet, this stain-resistant board works for all types of food preparation. Who says practicality can’t be fun?
These bright Thermos jugs are the perfect thing for keeping mulled wine nice and hot whilst looking pretty too. And they won’t be shunned to the back of the cupboard come summer as they also keep cold drinks cool. Perfecto!
Double up the sweet treats with this pretty tin of cherry liqueurs at £6.95 and a beautifully wrapped pandolce at £9.95 – a ‘grown-up’ cake, filled with candied fruit, pine nuts, orange flower water and fennel seeds. So much better than a bottle of wine.
£6.96 and £9.95, Carluccios.com
Chestnut roasting pan
Who doesn’t love roasting chestnuts on an open fire? Help friends do it in style with a sleek but sturdy chestnut roasting pan. Perfect for use on a wood burning stove or open fire and bound to get everyone feeling Christmassy, all they’ll need is some mulled wine.
We fell in love this fun, layered rainbow jelly mould and it makes the perfect gift for young chefs and big kids alike. At just £7.50 you could throw in some packets of jelly to boot!
License to grill oven gloves
Bring out someone’s street-style with these blinged up oven gloves, perfect for adding a little bit of fun to the kitchen. Buy one glove for £14 or the full pair for £22 for ultimate street cred.
£14 for one, Stuartgardiner.co.uk
How will you be spoiling your foodie family and friends this Christmas?