Need to sort last-minute Christmas gifts for your favourite foodies? We’ve picked a few of our favourite eleventh-hour gifts for gourmets
Indy Coffee Box gift subscription (pictured above)
Treat the coffee aficionado in your family to a monthly delivery of top-notch beans from world-class UK roasteries. The team at Indy Coffee Box curate a selection of freshly roasted, speciality-grade coffee beans from small specialist roasteries and deliver them direct to subscribers’ doors, along with the latest edition of coffee journal Brew. Order before midnight on December 13 for delivery before Christmas. Any orders placed after this date will receive the January Indy Coffee Box in 2022.
From £19.99 a month. Buy it here.
Trencherman’s Guide No. 29
Gift a gourmet a year of gastronomic adventures in the South West by slipping the latest edition of the award-winning Trencherman’s Guide in their stocking.
The 29th edition of the guide reveals a hundred unique dining experiences from Cornwall to the Cotswolds. Each restaurant, dining pub and foodie hotel exceeds formidable criteria to be included, so the book is a passport to incredible feasting in the UK’s most significant gastronomic region.
Costs £9.99. Buy it here.
Sharp’s Mystery Gift Box
Impress a beer lover with a gift box packed full of award-winning and pub-favourite beers from Sharp’s Brewery. Inside the lucky dip assortment, giftees will discover a range of crowd-pleasing sips such as Doom Bar amber ale (known for its light malty notes) and Off shore Pilsner (all clean citrus flavours), in addition to brew-related goods such as Sharp’s-crested tasting glasses and bar towels. The mystery selection includes 12 beers and six items of Sharp’s merchandise from its Cornish brewery.
Costs £40 including P&P. Buy it here.
Food Magazine subscription
Gift your favourite foodie a year’s subscription to Food Magazine so they’ll always be bang up-to-date with what’s happening on the South West food scene. Each magazine features regional escapes, restaurant reviews, recipes, interviews with leading foodies and exceptional finds. Get every issue ( 6 per year) delivered direct to their door with a year’s Food Magazine subscription.
£25 for six issues, includes FREE delivery plus a copy of the South England & South Wales Independent Coffee Guide. Buy it here.
Darts Farm artisan food subscription
Who wouldn’t want to receive an artisan food subscription stuffed with incredible local produce this Christmas?
Each month the Darts Farm team curate cracking subscription boxes featuring foodie products from local makers and producers. We like the Cheese & Cellar Subscription: three seasonal cheeses along with a selection of artisan crackers and accompaniments; Charcuterie Subscription: ethically-farmed charcuterie from four of the best small South West producers; and the Cheese & Charcuterie Subscription: two seasonal cheeses matched with two handcrafted charcuterie meats, plus fancy crackers.
Buy it here.
Independent Coffee Guides
For over six years the Indy Coffee Guide team have toured the UK and Ireland, handpicking the best speciality coffee venues with the help of other industry experts. There are four guides: North, Midlands & North Wales; Scotland; Ireland; and South West & South Wales. Each one is crammed full of must-visit coffee shops (including some with an incredible food offering) and roasteries to experience. Detailed and entertaining write ups, photos and maps will ensure you don’t miss out on the best indie spots.
From £7.99. Order here.
Wickhams Wine’s Luxury Claret Gift Set
Wine lovers will be thrilled to receive a Luxury Claret Gift Set from Wickhams Wine in Devon. Packaged in a silk-lined presentation box, the set includes two of founder Dan Farrell-Wright’s favourite bottles: Château Bechereau, Lalande de Pomerol and Château Gachon, Montagne Sainte-Emilion.
More Côtes du Rhône than Claret? Find more luxury wine gift sets on the wine merchant’s webshop.
Costs £50. Buy here.