Christmas Gift Ideas – Brighton foodie gifts
Stuck for present ideas this Christmas? Well if you’re looking here you’ve probably got foody inclinations and probably have a few foody types on your shopping list.
We’ve done the leg work for you and brought together some of our favourite picks from independent businesses around the city; some are naughty, some are nice, all of them are wonderful gift ideas.
A Festive Hamper
A perfect gift for a foodie is without a doubt a hamper containing all their favourite things to eat and drink. Whether it be a pre-made hamper or a bespoke package put together at home, there are plenty of venues around the Brighton and Sussex area offering brilliant produce perfect for gifting. We love The Great British Charcuterie for their festive hamper selection, including everything from award-winning charcuterie produced using traditional techniques to English sparkling wine. Head to The Cheese Hut near Hove Lagoon to browse cheeses, chutneys and crackers for a more tailored hamper.
A caffeinated Christmas
Give the gift of caffeine this Christmas, Brighton is the UK’s capital of coffee after all. Coffee subscriptions from Small Batch Coffee are a great shout for a gift that keeps on giving. The Flour Pot Bakery also has a delightful coffee hamper we would be surprised if it lasts Christmas Day itself. Trading Post Coffee offer pre-ground bags of their sustainably sourced specialty coffee, and gift cards from Moksha, to be spent on brunch with friends, are fantastic ideas for secret Santa.
For a wine lover
Is there anything more luxurious than a bottle of wine not brought from the discount section at Sainsbury’s during your weekly food shop? Brighton has some fantastic independent off licences, such as Amathus and Ten Green Bottles, selling everything from specialty award-winning wines to obscure spirits anyone would be proud to showcase in their liquor cabinet. For something a little more luxury, look into the Bootlegger Club membership at L’Atelier Du Vin; everyone dreams of a sommelier’s choice bottle of champagne delivered to the door on their birthday don’t they?
Christmas time for many is full of joy and love, but some may not be so lucky. Give back over the festive period by donating time, money or food to some brilliant local Brighton charities doing fantastic work for those less fortunate. The Real Junk Food Project are asking for pledges via their crowdfunding page to launch their ‘Pay as you Feel’ restaurant. Here is an article by Brighton and Hove Food Partnership with useful information on how to donate time and spare food to feed the city’s most vulnerable.
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