Some ideas for festive presents for food lovers. I’ll be updating and adding to this post throughout December.
Way back in the 1970’s my Uncle and Aunt used to go to Corfu every summer for their holidays and used to bring back tins of olive oil for Christmas presents. I remember it being hugely appreciated by my parents – olive oil was not easy to come by in those days in those quantities.
I am charmed by this vintage commemorative tin from Filippo Berio, once the oil has all gone I am planning on cleaning the tin and keeping it for something useful – or food styling. A perfect “useful” gift for a food lover and cook. Apparently these tins are produced annually, this year’s features The Lady of Viareggio from a popular Tuscan resort. (£7.95 Tesco, Sainsburys or Waitrose). Twitter @FilippoBerio
Established 140 years Russian brand Kusmi Tea was established in St Petersburg, then moved to Paris prior to the Russian revolution. They produce a range of teas and blends (many are Russian), all very fine indeed. I really like that the bags are in cloth – I find you can taste paper bags slightly. Beautifully packaged the make an excellent present for a tea lover. I was given a selection box at a press show in the summer, and the box above as part of a birthday present. Twitter @kusmitea
What do you give the food lover who has everything? A fun seasonal nutcracker of course? Rudolph really is rather fun and will probably become one of those pieces you bring out year after year. Full details and a giveaway over on Fuss Free Living.
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