Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Foodie Christmas Gift Ideas
Our top picks
If celebrating has felt rather hampered this year it’s time to reclaim the word! Hampers from The Great British Charcuterie are super gifts for lovers of artisan cured meats, small yield cheese, Sussex wines and beers. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here (including a vegan cheese hamper). All produce is from the British Isles and sourced carefully by the discerning tastebuds of owner and Brighton Chef, Phil Bartley.
“Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, give him a net and he can eat for life”, but what if he can’t cook? A Brighton Cookery School voucher will entitle the kitchen enthusiast to gain new professional skills and the can’t cook won’t cook type to get a foot in the door. This is the least altruistic of gifts since it is likely to result in the gifter being fed from the fabulous learnings!
Macaron master serves up some special Christmas themed fancies this time of year. A box of these beautiful jewels, flavoured with seasonal tastes is sure to light up anyone’s Christmas. Order by 4 pm and they’ll arrive within 24 hours in any UK destination for perfect freshness. Last year we joined Julien while he made Mince Pie Marcrons, set your tastebuds into overdrive with the video on our YouTube channel.
Head to Starfish and Coffee for their lovely Christmas Hamper Essentials Shop. These gifts include lots of delicious chutneys, oils, condiments, chocolate from some of their favourite artisan producers and much more. These are the perfect gifts for stocking fillers, to include in hampers or for yourself as a little Christmas treat! There is limited stock on all items and when it’s gone, it’s gone, so be quick!
Slice are an independent, family run bakery selling delicious, home baked sweet treats. Slice are doing delicious artisan treat boxes especially for Christmas, with a vegan available. Featuring Christmas pudding fudge, Mince pie truffles, vegan rocky road, mini Black Forest gateaux and much, much more! Available for Pick up and delivery from their website.
Another great gift for the newly skilled up barista is a coffee subscription from Trading Post Roasters. Choose between weekly, fortnightly and monthly subscriptions depending on their level of consumption/ dependence. Trading Post roast their own beans at their roastery near Lewes and are a third generation of master roasters.
There’s a wealth of gifts available from coffee legends, Redroaster, but the home roaster pack seems particularly fitting to a year of skilling up and DIYing. If you know someone who has used lockdown to master the barrister skills and perfected their latte art then roasting at home is the next level of coffee mastery.
Get 15% off your order with voucher code XMAS15 valid until the end of November!
Leonardslee Gardens is a truly spectacular woodland garden located in Lower Beeding, Horsham. The addition of vines were added to Leonardslee Gardens in 2018 and their award-winning wines can be sampled seven days a week. These amazing wines are also available to purchase online and they currently have some excellent Christmas wine deals making them the perfect gift for any wine loving friend or family member!
Deck your halls with bows of holly but give the gift of gin filled baubles from local distillers Madame Jennifer. These 50ml baubles are filled with small-batch limited edition Sloe or Christmas Gin, making a lovely festive gift for the gin lover in your life (or a nice addition to your own tree).
Why not treat a loved one this Christmas to a delicious case of Brighton Bier? Or how about one of their beer, t-shirt and glass gift packs? Brighton Bier can deliver these Christmas Beer Gifts anywhere in the city or nationwide. Better still, use discount code XMAS to get 10% discount on your order and make buying your Christmas gifts even easier!
Brighton Gin have a collection of gin gifts, ideal for gin lovers everywhere! Treat a loved one to one of their Brighton Gin Gift Sets which includes a 700ml bottle of their delicious gin along with two lovely embossed Brighton Gin glasses. Their mini Brighton Gin Christmas tree decorations are back which are the perfect festive ornament or why not pop a pair of snazzy Brighton Gin socks in someone’s stocking? They have plenty more gift ideas to explore!