12 days of Christmas (shopping)

Will you be indulging in a spot of Cyber Monday shopping? Here we’ve done the hard work for you and found a taste of foodie gifts from around the world, all sourced from our favourite local and British online retailers

1. 12 Stouts of Christmas £49.99, from bristolbeerfactory.co.uk

A true taste of Bristol ales at their best. Drink your way around the West Country with hints of everything from raspberry and mocha to blackcurrants and liquorice.


2. Flavrbox ‘Regular’ three-month subscription £60, from flavrbox.com

Like the idea of a food hamper but want to do something a little bit different this year? Sign them up for a Flavrbox – a wonderful monthly parcel of award-winning snacks, treats and condiments with a beautiful note explaining a bit more about each producer/maker.


3. Nordic Ware Holiday Tree £29.95, from kitchenscookshop.co.uk

This South West kitchenware specialist now sells online, if you don’t have a chance to pop into the Bath or Bristol store, and we love its range of Nordic Ware. Expect an even bake and lots of “ohs!” and “ahs!” upon the end result.


4. Mix and Match Teapigs £12.50, from teapigs.co.uk

Did you grab a cuppa from our latest issue? What flavour Teapig did you collect? This Mix’n’Match set from the tea supremoes is a great gift for tea lovers – you can handpick the 12 teas they receive and write a personal note, too.


5. Assorted ravioli stamp set £15, from souschef.co.uk

If, like Team Crumbs, you’ve become obsessed with making your own pasta in 2012 (surprisingly easy), this cute set of ravioli stamps will be hard to resist as a foodie stocking filler.


6. The Ultimate Pong Box £28.95, from pongcheese.co.uk

Forget sweaty, plastic-wrapped supermarket cheeses – try this gourmet box of the smelliest cheeses around from one of Somerset’s top cheesemongers.


7. Chemex Classic Six Cup Coffeemaker £42, from harropandpenny.co.uk

Bristol-based Harrop + Penny has a beautiful selection of design desirables on its site. We are currently coveting the simple but elegant lines of this 1941-designed coffeemaker.


8. Whale tongs £52.30, from spherelivingdesign.com

For such a simple tool, the humble salad server can say a lot about the type of person you are. These tongs, created by David Mayhew at Design House Stockholm, are handcrafted using jamjuree wood, have a magnetic hinge and look great.


9. The Bitter Truth Travel Set £20, from harveynichols.com

We can’t be the only ones who can linger for a little too long around the Bristol Harvey Nichols food hall. They also sell online – and this unique travel set is perfect for cocktail aficionados. Expressions include Orange, Celery, Xocolatl Mole, Aromatic and Creole.


10. Deluxe Sushi Box Set £25, from souschef.co.uk

Know a friend who consumes far too much sushi but has never braved making it at home? This starter box, containing everything from wasabi powder and nori to a professional sushi-rolling mat, is the ultimate introduction.


11. Cookbook set: Jerusalem £39.50, from souschef.co.uk

We all love an exotic cookbook (and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem has to be one of the best) but it can sometimes be tricky to track down all of the region-specific ingredients. Here souschef.co.uk has done it all for you, in a handy gift box.


12. Woodstock Kitchen Apron £24.95, from daylesfordorganic.com

If you ever get a chance to visit Daylesford Organic in Gloucestershire, do, but in the meanwhile you can lust after its delicious organic produce and homeware from the comfort of your own home.


By Laura Rowe