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The best food and drink gift boxes and subscriptions to treat yourself to this christmas

Step into the festive season with our top foodie gift boxes and subscriptions gift guide. Jenna Farmer shares her favorite, delectable array of thoughtfully assembled food boxes and food subscriptions to gift a food lover the Christmas-from artisanal treats to gourmet delights. Whether you're seeking the perfect present for a foodie friend, a family member with a sweet tooth, or simply looking to add some foodie heaven to your own Christmas plans, we've got you covered.


Plant-Based Cheese & Saucy Set


This plant-based hamper features some of the best plant-based cheese we've ever tried (and it's super healthy too, made from a mix of cashew and macadamia nuts) a nutty peanut Salsa from Saucy and gluten-free Rosemary and Olive Oil Flatbreads from Breakin Bread-which are perfect for dipping or layering cheese. That's the food side sorted, but this gift box also comes with a non-alcoholic aperitif, Botivo to sip it down with.

Plant-Based Cheese and Saucy Set: £68, On the Table


A Whitebox Christmas



This box takes Christmas feasting to the next level, so whether you're gifting it or taking it over to a Christmas get-together, recipients will be super impressed. This jam-packed includes everything from flaky sage, onion, and apricot sausage rolls, delicious charcuterie board, a Moorish garlic, thyme, and rosemary organic camembert, and even your own baked rosemary focaccia with olive oil to serve alongside it. Is there room for dessert? That's no problem as it also includes white chocolate soft-bake cookies and brownies.


Toast a delicious meal with two cocktail cans-we opted for the refreshing Squeezy’s Margarita by Whitebox Cocktails. They've really thought of everything!


Whitebox Christmas £65 for two people from www.piquefood.com


Whisky Me Subscription Box



We love this nifty letterbox gift idea from WhiskyMe. Created by the founders of trendy London whisky bar Black Rock, you'll receive monthly pouches (so no need to worry about glasses breaking in transit) of whiskies from across the globe, along with ideas for what to pair it with and live online tastings. The innovative use of pouches means they're reusable and housed in recyclable packaging, and under £10 a month, it works out an affordable way to expand your whisky education. Not a whisky fan? Fear not, they do a Gin Me subscription box too!


Whisky Me Traditional from £53.70 for six six-month subscription, https://whisky-me.com/



Mulled Cider Tea Caddy


We love Bird and Blend's teas and this mulled cider tea has us feeling super festive- it's delicious, warming, and is a great alcohol-free, healthy version of the usual mulled wine and cider drinks. This limited edition loose tea tin is recyclable and refillable, which means you can keep using it long after the festivities are over.


Mulled Cider Tea Caddy, £16 from Bird and Blend.


Organic hampers from Fattoria La Vialla




Fattoria La Vialla is a second-generation family-run, organic-biodynamic farm and wine estate in Tuscany is known for its local cuisine (wine, appetizers, pasta, sauces, extra virgin olive oil, cheeses, cold cuts, and sweet delicacies). Now you can bring the taste of authentic Tuscan food & drink to you this Christmas. Prices to suit all pockets from £15 to £290 and include a range of hampers, including those to cater to gluten-free, vegetarians, vegans, or those who are alcohol-free.



NoLo Cocktails Monthly Subscription



Monthly Alcohol-Free Inspiration is just a click away with NoLo Cocktails. Opt for a subscription box and you will receive all of the ingredients you need to make three different cocktails (at least two of each). Each month the cocktails are completely different and it gives you a wonderful way to try new non-alcoholic spirits without the hassle of getting all the ingredients and recipes yourself. Perfect at this time of year if you are planning to do Dry January or are just looking to be more mindful of your drinking. Starting from just £32 per month including delivery. Commit to a six-month subscription and get a free cocktail-making kit.


NoLo alcohol-free cocktail subscriptions start from £32, https://nolococktails.co.uk/subscription-boxes/


Daylesford Organic’s Pimlico hamper


Daylesford Organic’s Pimlico hamper, named after its farm shop on Pimlico Road, is packed full of traditional Christmas classics and farm shop favourites.  Presented in a beautiful linen-lined white wicker basket with leather straps containing ginger and marmalade cake, a jar of famously tasty Seville orange marmalade, a chutney and a piccalilli, two fruit juices, a gorgeous assortment of sweet and savoury biscuits, as well as the finest tea, coffee, and chocolate thins.


Daylesford Organic Pimlico Hamper - £170, Milk and More.


Perfect Cellar Tasting




Never know which bottle of wine to buy? Want to buy a fancy bottle but no idea which? We love The TastingBox, which sends you 3 or 6 amazing wines in a letterbox-friendly subscription. Each wine is a 100ml box and allows you to scan to QR code to learn more about it with tasting notes. Some of the bottles we scanned were £30 a bottle, so getting to try 3, along with the live tasting experience that you can hook up to your Alexa, makes it the perfect wine-tasting experience at home!


Perfect Cellar Tasting Box: from £22, Perfect Cellar.



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