Bristol foodie gift guide
by Dan Izzard
04 December 2017
Delicious food, quaffable drinks, unforgettable experiences – 12 amazing foodie gift ideas from Bristol.
1. Psychopomp gin distillery course (£100)
Forget other present ideas, this is a job for gin! Head to the Psychopomp distillery and make your very own bottle of gin under the expert guidance of a Psychopomp distiller.
Book at microdistillery.co.uk
2. Lemonade burger workshop (£150 for two)
Learn how to make burgers the Lemonade way. This gift is for two people so you can go along too! The experience lasts for two hours and you get Lemonade HQ at Wapping Wharf all to yourself. More importantly, you get to eat the burgers too.
3. Espensen Spirit Boozebuster gift set (£10)
This is a sneaky one. Two of Espensen spirits little flavoured vodka bottles nested in a recycled VHS case. Watch the bewilderment of a family member as they wonder why on earth you’ve bought them a copy of Chicken Run only to pop the box open and find bottles of PG Sips Pink Grapefruit & Raspberry Vodka and Ruby Cuby Rhubarb & Custard Vodka.
4. The Bristol Cheesemonger Dinner for 2 selection (£18)
Named the best speciality retailer at the Great British Cheese Awards 2017 , the dinner for two selection will make a fine addition to your present hoard. It includes Sharpham Brie - A Jersey cow milks brie style from Totnes, Montgomery Traditional Cheddar, Nutty, earthy with a caramel sweetness, and Devon Blue - A delicious blue cheese from Totnes.
Available at goodsixty.co.uk
5. Bristol Food Tour (from £40)
Apparently, it’s considered ‘excessive’ to visit 8 food outlets in a day normally. Good news as its perfectly acceptable if you are part of a tour! The Bristol Food Tour company have a range of tours that take place on Saturdays including the Original Stokes Croft Tour (or #OrStoCroTo as we call it) and an amazing Vegan tour.
All of our walking tours take place on Saturdays at 12pm (unless detailed below) and last about three hours. They cost £40pp including stop offs & tastings from at least 8 different exceptional food spots.
6. Extract Coffee barista workshop (£80)
Making coffee at home is a lot different than a nice coffee shop. You haven't got one of those whooshy machines, the drippy one, the one with the orange lights. You can still get the most out of your coffee beans though with this home barista workshop from Extract! Learn how to brew properly and maybe even a little latte art!
7. Hyde & Co’s Christmas Voucher Countdown (£Various)
There’s up to 50% off some great experiences at Hyde and Co venues throughout December. Keep your eyes on the social accounts for venues including The Milk Thistle , The Ox restaurants, Pata Negra and Bambalan .
8. Crumbs subscription (from £30)
The best gift of them all! There are actually three Crumbs editions covering Bath and Bristol, Devon, and The Cotswolds. Who knew?! Yearly subscriptions are available from just £30. For a limited time you can save 20% with the code XMASCRUMBS
9. Emmeline Simpson Bristol placemats (from £41)
A designed based in Bristol, Emmeline has created a range of kitchenware with her familiar style. There are also images of other cities, but we think the Bristol coloured houses are the best.
10. Stokes Croft Studios cup and saucer (£15)
Stokes Croft Studios sits just above Jamaica Street Stores and has created an awesome floral china rage. It features The Bristol Scroll logo is perhaps the most famous tag in the city. The original 1960's Enoch Wedgwood floral print is arranged by the resident artists, so no two cups are the same!
11. The Spicery Sunday Roast subscription (from £24)
Spice up your roasts with these amazing kits from The Spicery. From Sri Lankan Roast Beef with Cinnamon Masala Potatoes, to Jamaican Jerk Roast Chicken with Sweetcorn Fritters, Sunday lunch just got a lot more interesting!
Each month you’ll receive all the spices and recipes to create a fantastic Sunday Roast for six; the main dish plus tasty sides and condiments!
12. Ginger Beard's Preserves Ultimate Christmas Gift Box (£11.25)
We all know that Christmas is prime condiment seaso. This tasty gift box includes beer bacon & chilli jam, fig & sour cherry Christmas chutney for the cheese, and cranberry sauce for the turkey.
13. The Bristol Cider Shop 12 ciders of Chirstmas (£35)
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... the best ciders in the West Country"! You can't put it better than that! Also comes with a 'I love cider' sticker.
Want more?! Check out our Devon gift guide ! or Check out our Bath gift guide !