Top 12 Christmas gifts: ‘food gifting’ is the trend this year according to Booths
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How do you shop for Christmas this year? What gifts can you buy and where? How can you support local producers?
There are a lot of questions around Christmas this year. One reassuring answer is Booths.
We spoke to Emily Burr, Buyer at Booths, who has the enviable task of choosing the right products from Lancashire’s finest local producers to bring you a Christmas full of the tastiest, sweetest, juiciest and perfectly ripe festive food and drink.
She shares her top 12 Christmas gifts and explains why ‘food gifting’ should be top of everyone’s list.
Top 12 Christmas Gifts
1. Build your own hamper or hat box
Food gifting is one of the top Christmas gift trends this year – and what better way to create a beautifully presented, personalised gift for someone special with our ‘build your own hamper’ or hat box. With a huge choice of gift sets and favourite festive indulgent foods to build the hamper with, you can create that perfect tailor-made gift. Prices start from £5.
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2. Cuckoo Mini Gift Collection
This year we have some fabulous local drink gifts - nestled in the heart of the Lancashire countryside, the team at Cuckoo Gin have a set of miniatures available in a gift set (£15) which includes Signature Gin, Sunshine Gin and Spiced Gin.
3. Hawkshead Couture Gift Selection
Hawkshead Relish - a family-owned and run business located in the heart of the Lake District has a selection of gift options this year - look out for the Couture Gift Selection of Christmas Chutney, Fruity Cranberry Sauce and Christmas Marmalade, £15 for a gift set.
4. Steven Brown Ally Mc Coo Shortbread Tin
Steven Brown Art tins filled with Dean’s light and crumbly all butter shortbread. A real treat for the taste buds and a beautiful tin to keep, £12 for 500g or £6.85 for 160g.
5. The Flying Scotch Dram Train Gift Set and the Lakes Distillery Gin Collection
Know someone who enjoys a tipple of whisky or gin? Perfect gift options for both at Booths. The Flying Scotch Dram Train Gift Set, £10 for 4 x 5cl. Lakes Distillery Gin Collection, £15 for 3 x 5cl.
6. RHS Tea Stacking Set
These floral-patterned stacking boxes from the RHS contain a selection of afternoon tea-style treats, including classic English Breakfast tea bags, delicious fruit and lemon biscuits, and indulgent fudge, £10.
7. Booths Cumbrian and Lancashire beer boxes
Give the gift of locally produced beer this Christmas – in a handy Lancashire Beer Box (£12) with Bowland HenHarrier, Moorhouses Blonde Witch, Lancaster Blonde and Bowland Pheasant Plucker. And the Cumbrian Beer Box (£12) with Jennings Hop Commotion, Coniston Bluebird Bitter, Aurum Golden Ale and Hawkshead Windermere Pale Ale.
8. Singletons Three Waxed Present Cheeses
The cheese is handmade at Singletons Longridge Dairy, with the finest milk sourced from the Forest of Bowland area in Lancashire. All tied up in a perfect present bundle, this includes the award-winning, Farmhouse Mature Cheddar, Red Leicester and a spicy bite from hand-blended Jalapeño & Garlic Cheddar £7.
9. Hawkshead Relish Jams, Chutneys and Preserves
From Boxing Day Chutney to New Year Relish, and Black Garlic Pickle to Christmas Marmalade, Hawkhead’s range of jams, chutneys and preserves are set to make your festive favourites extra tasty. Gifts sets from £7.
10. Grandma Wild’s
Grandma Wild’s has the perfect selection of giftable biscuits this year with Crumbly Oatie, Chocolate Chip and even Christmas Pudding biscuits – all perfectly presented £4 each or 2 for £6.
11. Blend your own whisky set with Chivas
For any whisky lovers in your life – here is the ultimate gift; The Chivas range of blends famously bring together Scotland’s a-list single malt and grain whiskies to create something truly unique. Now it’s your turn to create your signature blend from the comfort of your own home, £15.
12. Pop A Ball gifts
Give your glass of festive bubbles some extra sparkle with a ‘Pop A Ball’. Available in Rose Gold Shimmer and Blue Pearl Shimmer, £6 each.
Committed to supporting local producers and suppliers, and the wider communities it serves, Booths is a well-loved family owned and operated independent supermarket with stores across Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Its fresh approach to retailing has earned Booths its rightful place as the UK’s leading regional supermarket. In 2020, Booths was crowned Spirits Retailer of the Year at the Drinks Retailing Awards, Best Supermarket at the Decanter Retailer Awards and Best Supermarket at the People’s Choice Wine Awards.