Gift guide 2020: Food and drink edit

Good afternoon guys, the weekend is here and I couldn’t be happier. Lockdown 2.0 is going relatively quickly for me but I just want a few days where I can drink tequila, listen to soundbaths and sleep in without worrying that I missed an e-mail. You know?

Last week I shared a Christmas gift guide which is perfect for those in your life who enjoy all things wellness. Today’s guide is for for foodies who feel most at home in the kitchen.

2020 has been a difficult year for us all and I am doing my best to showcase small, independent businesses so if you have any fabulous suggestions, send them my way!

El Rayo tequila

It is no secret that I am a tequila lover and El Rayo is my go to. I started drinking this tequila earlier this year and have not looked back since.

El Rayo are trying to change tequila’s reputation one T&T at a time, they make a plata and a reposado and both were distilled to be mixed with tonic water and a slice of grapefruit. It has such a crisp, refreshing taste and will make a unique gift in a spirits market that is dominated by gin (no shade to gin).

They sell large bottles and now a taster gift set which would be a great introduction to the brand.

Freight HHG brass pepper mill

I bought this as a 30th birthday present to myself and I absolutely adore it. This pepper mill looks so good on my shelf and will last forever. It may seem a little frivolous but sometimes you just need to be a little bit extra, this will be a perfect gift for the budding chefs in your life.

Tony’s Chocoloney bundle

I think we can all agree that Tony’s Chocolonely is delicious, creamy and pretty addictive. Tony’s Chocolonely are on a mission to make the business of chocolate 100% free of slavery and that it something that we can all eat to. The delicious varieties (my favourites are milk chocolate, caramel sea salt and dark milk pretzel toffee) mixed with their signature bright packaging will make for a thoughtful standout gift for chocolate lovers all over. Tony’s is sold in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and on their website.

Le Creuset pestle and mortar

This is one of the best things in my kitchen, I use it to make salad dressings, to muddle herbs and to make pasta sauces. The mortar is also the perfect size for storing sauce, guacamole and leftovers. Le Creuset products come in a variety of beautiful colours which stand out in any kitchen, my favourite being volcanic.

Le Creuset is stocked in most departments stores and can sometimes be found in TK Maxx.

Vouchers

Vouchers are a great way to support your favourite restaurants and it’s also to give your friend/family something to look forward to. My favourite London suggestions include Ceviche, Dishoom, Hawksmoor and Burro e Salvia (here you can buy vouchers for the restaurant or a pasta workshop (!!!))

What are you going to be gifting your loved ones this year? Let me know in the comments or over on the grid.

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