Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Food/Drink/Homeware +Giveaway

I love food and I treat Christmas as an excuse to indulge in naughty treats, like hot chocolate or all kinds of cheese :) Today's gift guide is all food and drink related and you can enter to win one of the items featured at the end of the blog post :)

The first item is The Great British Butcher All Natural Rubs And Crumbs Giftset* (£18.60). I am seriously impressed with it and I featured it in a recipe post on my Mummy & Baby Blog. If you know someone who loves food and cooking, you have to treat them to this fab set! The rubs & crumbs are packed full of flavour and super easy to use! The Bloody Mary Rub is incredible! 

The second gift set is the Beanies Coffee Stash* (£22.50). It contains 9 full size jars of Beanies coffee, including some festive flavours. Perfect for every coffee lover out there. It is also amazing value for money and the delivery is free. Bargain! The flavours include: Amaretto Almond, Cinder Toffee, Cinnamon Hazelnut, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Orange, Irish Cream, Nutty Hazelnut, Very Vanilla and Gingerbread. Yum, yum, yuuuuum!

If the person you are buying for isn't into coffee and prefers hot drinks like hot chocolate and spiced chai - they need some Whittard treats in their life. I am a Whittard addict and I always place big orders on their website during the colder months. The Creme Brulee White Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Chai are my all time favourites. I also recommend the Caramel Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Chai and Spiced Chai. They all taste heavenly! Whittard have a sale on at the moment with up to 30% off, so it's a perfect time to place an order.

Everyone loves hot drinks, right? A nice new mug makes an amazing stocking filler and you can get the most beautfiul designs from Anthropologie. Their initial mugs are lovely and the GOLD ONE (pictured below) is back in stock as well! It's stunning! I also adore their Homegrown Monogram Mugs and the Ayaka Mugs.

Cath Kidston also have some gorgeous mugs on offer and you can find them on Amazon.

More mugs? Yep... Emma Bridgewater ones are ideal as presents as well, but a bit pricey :)

If you know someone who prefers more original items that are very quirky, the Dassie Chevron Mug and Plate might be a good idea. I adore the chevron detail on these and the fact that the items are handcrafted and fairtrade makes them even more special.

I mentioned these last year, but I am a massive fan so I couldn't resist :) haha. You can buy this Monin Syrup Set here or pick up one of their 250ml bottles from Sainsbury's

Fancy winning a Beanies Coffee Set? Make sure to fill in the rafflecopter widget below to be entered into the prize draw.

*PR samples, prize c/o Beanies Coffee, giveaway is UK only



  1. Great giveaway! I love the Cath Kidson mugs and of course the Christmas ones too. x x


  2. Great giveaway! I don't drink coffee myself but I have a friend who is a coffee addict and I'd love to treat her with a little gift if I won — she sure deserves it!

    I adore the Anthropologie mugs, they're so gorgeous!

  3. I love the beanies coffee!



  4. I really love Whittards, especially around this time of year when they bring out their festive flavours! x


  5. This is great! would love this! :)


  6. These are seriously good gift ideas - will probably be getting the hot chocolate ones for a friend xx

  7. I definitely think, when in doubt get a nice mug and some tasty hot chocolate. Well, I'm a massive hot chocolate lover so that's what I'd love anyway XD

    Cat || Lilac Ghosts

  8. The coffee stash and mugs are definitely gifts I would be obsessed with!


  9. I love coffee!!! This looks like an amazing giveaway! I love some of these as gift ideas. Awesome post :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  10. Great giveaway, thanks! I love to win!

  11. I love receiving and buying food and drinks as gifts xx

  12. It is my favourite type of gift to receive as I know that the gift giver knows me well! I like to give them as gifts too but only to people who I know like that sort of thing :)


  13. I am a massive foodie and I am always cooking and baking so I love to receive these gift sets, they always look so lovely in the boxes too, especially when they come with items you can keep such as a pretty spoon, a cheese board or a lovely jar!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

  14. Yes I do, I'm a real foodie and love kitchen gifts and new foods or brands I have not tried. I often buy food and homeware for friends and for my sisters.

  15. yes because everyone loves foodie treats! x

  16. I enjoy getting food as a present. It makes it easy to share.

  17. Yes, I love gifts like that.. and I like giving gifts like that, especially if someone is hard to buy for.

  18. Yes I buy gifts like these and love receiving them as well


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