12 Nov 2020
Well, here we are. Back at home – cheers, Lockdown 2.0!
We don’t know about you, but we are firmly ready to start Christmas early – and what better time to get ahead on the Christmas shopping than while we’re at home? Here at Rochecom, we’ve put our heads together – albeit virtually, from the comfort of our sofas – to curate our ultimate gift guide for food and drink lovers.
Pleesecakes – Saint Nick’s Surprise DIY Kit – £38, serves 8-10
Pleesecake’s festive DIY kit comes complete with everything you need to create your dream, Insta-worthy Christmas cheesecake at home. The BYOAH! arrives at your door with an already made, frozen pecan and fudge digestive base and caramelised pecan swirl cheesecake filling, a cake board, signature chocolate ganache and tons of yuletide treats to decorate with including; homemade pecan fudge, caramel pecan cookie dough and golden and dark chocolate shards. Available nationwide for pre-sale only and will be delivered w/c 14th December.
PAUL Bakery – Christmas Cookie Tree Kit – £20
French artisan bakery and patisserie PAUL has launched ‘PAUL at Home’ – its first nationwide range of baking kits and premium product sets, which includes the NEW Christmas Cookie Tree Kit. The kit includes five star-shaped cookie cutters in a range of sizes, a wooden stand, 450g PAUL flour, baking powder, icing sugar and golden sprinkles. All you need to create your very own sparkling, edible Christmas tree. Available for nationwide delivery. Order online here (Minimum of 48 hours’ notice required).
Merry Spritzmas Hamper, Carluccio’s – £55
Featuring Carluccio’s Panettone Allo Spritz – a soft and moist panettone, piped with a delicious filling of orange and Aperol cream, covered in dark chocolate – a 70cl bottle of Aperol and a 75cl of Prosecco, along with two Aperol Spritz glasses and a cocktail measure, Carluccio’s proves that spritz is certainly not just for summer!
Il Massimo, Carluccio’s – £90
If you could put all your favourite Italian delicacies in one box, we’d wager it would look just like this. Prosecco Fraciacorta Brut 25, Carluccio’s famous chocolate Stelline, filled with a rich and creamy hazelnut filling, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and chocolate-covered candied clementine segments. All finished off with that Italian Christmas must-have, panettone.
FishWorks Oyster Box – £45 for 12 oysters, £55 for 24
Bring a taste of the coast home this Christmas with FishWorks’ Oyster Box. Freshly sourced Jersey, Carlingford and Morecombe Bay oysters can be ordered nationwide with an assortment of condiments including lemon, merlot vinegar, and tabasco also included alongside a shucking knife and detailed instructions. Paired with a bottle of FishWorks’ Fernão Pires white wine, it’s the perfect lockdown Christmas treat.
Noël in Love, Mariage Frères – £24
A festive addition to the In Love® collection, the Noël in Love is a delicate creation of blue velvety tea. With fruity notes of hazelnut, citrus, and candied fruits, the blend will certainly put you in a festive mood.
Clemente in Camicia, Carluccio’s – £17.95
A favourite yule-time treat of the late Antonio Carluccio’s, the box is filled with segments of 20-day syrup soaked candied clementines that are covered in rich, dark, indulgent chocolate to create a pop of flavour once bitten into.
Cocktail-inspired candles from Moore House Cocktail Company – £22 each / £32 for a votive set of three
Artisan pre-batched cocktail brand, Moore House Cocktail Company has launched a new collection of cocktail-inspired candles just in time for Christmas. Choose from the Mid Town, a rift on the classic Manhattan, featuring notes of bourbon, vanilla and caramel, with undertones of Italian vermouth and bitters; or the Soho Caffè candle, taking inspiration from the Espresso Martini; and the Negroni-inspired Firenze 1919 – a fresh and aromatic candle with scents of bittersweet orange and a hint of herbs and spices.
Hand poured in London, Moore House candles are available in single larger sizes for £22 or votive sets of three for £32 – perfect to scent your home this Christmas.
Lanique Spirit of Rose, £27 Waitrose (70cl bottle)
Lanique Spirit of Rose is the perfect festive spirit – made by steam-distilling thousands of hand-picked rose petals sourced from the East. Incredibly versatile and enjoyed in a number of ways, perfectly paired with prosecco to make a Lanique Rose Fizz, served simply with a squeeze of lime, or twinned with a piece of Turkish delight, there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Beautifully bottled, it makes the ideal gift for any cocktail connoisseur.
Stockists: Waitrose (Christmas promotion price of £22 from 2nd -31st December)
The Christmas Trio Pack, Hattingley Valley Wines (£113.50)
Hattingley Valley’s Christmas Trio Pack features an award-winning line up of three of the Hampshire winery’s signature bottles, including the Classic Reserve, Blanc de Blancs and the sparkling Rosé whilst the Luxury Case (£270.50) includes a bottle of the 2014 Kings Cuvée – a very limited release that recently won ‘best sparkling wine in the UK’. Hattingley’s core range is also available to purchase individually, with the Classic Reserve available in a stylish Union Jack gift box (£35).
Moore House Cocktail Company (from £9.60)
Moore House Cocktail Company’s pre-bottled cocktails are the perfect stocking fillers. Available for personalisation*, the cocktail range features eight beautifully packaged cocktails in a variety of sizes, from generous single 100ml serves (from £9.60), to larger 500ml sharing bottles (from £29.50). New for the season, is a limited-edition Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Spicy Margarita – get them while you can!
*100ml and 200ml bottles may be personalised with name or message and presented in luxury gift boxes.