Find a Festive Treat for your Favourite Foodie – TheTaste Christmas Gift Guide 2021
The most wonderful time of the year is looming large and we have put together a list of gorgeous gifts to enchant your favourite foodie this festive season. As avid lovers of food and everything food related we hope you will find some inspiration for the festive season ahead.
The Lismore Food Company
For that truly decadent festive feeling the best hampers come in Hot-Orange and Gold Hat-boxes. The Lismore Food Company’s Gourmand Hat-box is simply extraordinary. Carefully curated to transport you, bite by glorious bite, through all your festive feasting. When you lift the lid on this hat-box you’ll find a seemingly bottomless treasure trove of delicious nibbles & tempting tipples; these will cover all your moments from the early morning right through till the wee hours of the next one.
There are outstanding Preserves and Single Origin Coffee for your breakfast table and Savoury biscuits, Chutney to accompany your lunch. You’ll be spoilt for choice when you come back from a bracing country walk with Lismore’s Rich Hot Chocolate, Gourmet Tea & Sweet Biscuits. Predinner drinks are made perfect with outstanding Savoury Nuts and Kalamata Olives and of course no dinner is complete without some delicious Black Truffle oil and Balsamic Vinegar. And later, if you need a little sweet something, there’s some spectacular handmade chocolate to keep your curiosity piqued.
Spectacular artisanal fare beautifully presented -This is quite simply the perfect gift for the Gourmand in your life
The Wicklow Escape
This is one for the serious food lover in your life!
Foodie destination overnight escape packages at The Wicklow Escape are a fully immersive dining experience in the Wicklow Mountains. Curated by Executive Head Chef Danni Barry and venue owner Lisa Wilkinson, each guest is pampered with an array of treats from the time they arrive and most important of all they will be treated to the finest seasonal delights.
Overnight packages are available for one, two and three night stays – find all the information you need and a link to The Wicklow Escape Gift Vouchers Here
Make a loved one smile with this Christmas Spiced large chocolate heart – the perfect stocking filler! This stunning chocolate heart has been inspired by the perfect combination of brandy butter and mince pies.
The smooth milk chocolate shell is carefully balanced with the festive flavours of the ganache! The succulent dried fruit has been paired with brandy and the rich crunchy base has been combined with blonde chocolate to give the luxurious taste of sweet shortcrust pastry.
Made with the finest ingredients you’d expect – raisins, sultanas, candied peel mixed spice and an added “dash” of brandy – this rich chocolate is a tasty addition to any celebration.
Click Here for this and lots of other delicious treats from Grá Chocolates
The Westbury Afternoon Tea Cup & Saucer Set of Two
Cherished by devotees of The Westbury Afternoon Tea, this elegant set of two cups and two saucers were designed to complement the elegance of The Gallery at The Westbury, the beautiful space in which Afternoon Tea is served at the hotel. With its crisp eau de nil stripe, gold rim and gently flared shape, this set is the quintessential choice to transport the joy of Afternoon Tea at The Westbury to your home.
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Kildare based NearlySisters, owned and operated by dynamic sister-in-law duo, Nic & Sue, specialise in personal and corporate gifting and champion makers, crafters, artists and businesses throughout Ireland.
Choose from a beautiful range of Irish products or pre-curated gift bundles and that will be beautifully wrapped in earth friendly packaging. If you wish to have your gift sent to the recipient direct, you can include a personal note and have it shipped it anywhere in the world.
Think luxurious chocolates, beautiful ceramics, top tier teas and coffees. We recently spotted the most gorgeous walnut coasters, perfect for all those festive afternoons with endless cups of tea and chocolate on the go!
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The Designed Table
Tara O’Connor has put together a glittering new collection of table linens in rich shades and elegant patterns teamed with sparkling new accessories for the ultimate festive tablescape. Bring everyone to the table and make this year’s Christmas and New Year’s entertaining extra special with The Designed Table.
All of The Designed Table collections include very elegant packaging and you can mix and match items to your own taste or that of the person you are gifting to.
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Howth Castle Cookery School
A gift voucher from Howth Castle Cookery School is the ideal gift for Christmas for the beginner who would like to expand their repertoire or the budding cook who wishes to further develop their expertise.
The Howth Castle Cookery School gift vouchers can be used towards the cost of any of our classes, giving the lucky recipient the choice of type and date for themselves.
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The Taste of Freedom voucher caught our eye, give your special someone the chance to simply escape to the countryside and enjoy the famed hospitality at the Clandeboye Lodge. Nestled in the rich oak woodlands of Clandeboye, the hotel is a sanctuary of stylish interiors and luxurious rooms. Enjoy the finest local produce at the renowned Coq & Bull brasserie, perfectly cooked and presented, matched with a superb wine list. Finished off with a lie in and freshly cooked breakfast.
1 night B&B, dinner, glass of Prosecco is just £180 for 2 sharing in a standard room – Click Here to purchase
WRITTEN BY OLIVIA BYRNE