Online Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies Who Love to Support Local – Three Counties

Online Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies Who Love to Support Local – Three Counties
Photo credit: Bottles Worcester

This year many of us will be resorting to scouring the internet to buy Christmas gifts whilst the UK endures a second lockdown leading up to the big day. The good news is that whilst we may not be able to enjoy the luxury of browsing our favourite shops in our towns and cities as much as usual, we can definitely still support our independent businesses. In fact they need our help now more than ever.

Much of the hospitality and food & drink industry has felt the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic and we have watched them with admiration while they’ve worked hard and quickly adapted their businesses in the fight to keep trading. Products have been moved online, experiences have become virtual and our favourite restaurants are delivering to our doors. This is why I have put together a list of Christmas gift ideas for foodies who love to shop local.

Although most of these gifts can be purchased online, this guide exclusively includes independent food & drink businesses who are all located in Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Gloucestershire. This means that by spending your money with them you are directly contributing to helping them stay open, which ultimately allows our local communities a chance to thrive.

If there’s anyone you think I’ve missed then please drop me a note on the post pinned to the top of my Facebook group, which was created to celebrate and discover the best food & drink the Three Counties has to offer!

Now let’s get to buying your presents…

Drinks

Photo credit: Sixways Wine Bar, Cheltenham

Juneberry Gin and Juneberry Vodka made by Pershore Juneberries Shop here

Astley Vineyard make English wine and offer tours of their vinyeard. Wine (free local delivery within 20 miles of DY13 0RU) and gift vouchers can be purchased online  Shop here

Gin cocktail party box from Piston Gin  Shop here

Originally founded in Bishop’s Frome, Method Coffee Roasters now have a shop in Worcester’s arches and sell all of their range of coffee online, as well as subscriptions, equipment and merchandise for the hardcore coffee lovers Shop here

The Hereford Beer House monthly beer box collection is the gift that keeps on giving for beer lovers. Home delivery is available within Hereford only. National delivery is available on orders from their online shop Shop here

Bayleys of Bromsgrove have an extensive list of ales, rum, gin and wine which can all be ordered through their new online shop. Same day delivery in B60 & B61, and all other areas just need to get in touch before placing an order to discuss delivery Shop here

Cocktails delivered in Worcester area by Tin & Glass Events  Shop here

Penrhos Gin selection gift pack  Shop here

Twisting Spirits Douglas Fir Gin  Shop here

Celtic Marches Mulled wine and cider gift packs Shop here

Sly Gin collection box Shop here

Order wine and gin online with Sixways Wine Bar and enjoy free delivery to Cheltenham  Shop here


Condiments & Preserves

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Sarah’s Feisty Flavours jams, jellies and chutneys made up as gift sets with some items available for local home delivery (within 5 miles of Bromsgrove and in Redditch on Wednesdays) Shop here

DIY burger kit boxes, merchandise, gift vouchers and sauces from The Beefy Boys Shop here

Tubby Tom’s Hot Box Shop here

Choose from a variety of spice bundles or select a few to create a gift box from Hema’s Kitchen. Their range of Curry Mixes enables people to prepare delicious Indian curries from the comfort of their homes Shop here

Horseradish infused mustards and mustard themed gifts from Tewkesbury Mustard Shop here

Poco Culina have a range of carefully crafted condiments and vegan nut cheeses which come with recipe ideas Shop here


Food & Drink Hampers / Boxes

Photo credit: Macneil’s Smokehouse

Emily’s homemade jams, chutneys, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and bespoke hampers Shop here

The Bulls Head Bakers deliver their festive themed food & drink hampers within 12 mile radius of Inkberrow  Shop here

Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants wine, cheese chocolate and games gift sets for delivery or collection in their Worcester store Shop here

Fruitfields Orchard make up hampers using apple juice and honey from their Worcestershire orchard.  Hampers available from their online shop with free local delivery (Bromsgrove, Redditch, Alvechurch & South Birmingham areas) Shop here

Macneil’s Smokehouse can make up their hampers using specially selected Three Counties producers products to compliment their own Shop here

Handmade British food & gifts mainly sourced from in and around the Cotswolds, put together by Ross & Ross Gifts Shop here

Christmas treats are plentiful at The Nest, Ledbury. They are local celebrity’s when it comes to putting together beautifully wrapped food & drink hampers. Visit their online shop, fill your basket and The Nest will deliver up to 5 miles from their shop in Ledbury for orders of £15 or more, and up to 8 miles away for a min £20 spend Shop here

Croome Cuisine in Worcester smoke their cheeses traditionally over oak logs. Browse and buy their range of flavours created using locally sourced ingredients (where possible), and their relishes to compliment the cheeses Shop here

Feli’s Bar & Restaurant offer range of products, when ever possible, are made by Chef Felice Tocchini himself and are sourced or made by local producers. Collection from the restaurant based in Stoulton (between Pershore and Worcester) Shop here

Neighbourhood Deli in Worcester have a range of homemade goodies in the form of boxes, individual jars of sauces and pickles, as well as make your own kits. Delivery is free within a 5 mile radius of Worcester city centre (£15 minimum order) and orders are delivered on Fridays Shop here

Make your own hampers using products from your recipients favourite coffee shop. Botanica Coffee Kitchen have a selection of gifts for coffee lovers and you can even add in some of their fresh, homemase cakes Shop here

For the more health conscious amongst us, Simplyseedz do a range of breakfast hampers which include their nutritious porridge oats and seeds Shop here

Todenham Manor Farm in Moreton-in-Marsh have recently added meal boxes to their online shop, which include; the breakfast box for four, a steak supper for two and a choice of roasts to feed four. Add some fresh fruit, vegetables and meat to your cart whilst you’re there and take advantage of free delivery over £75 Shop here

Why not make your own ultimate coffee lovers hamper or gift box with a selection of Wayland’s Yard goodies. Treats include Method Roast coffee, an independent coffee guide, filters, cups & glasses, and for the truest of fans you could throw in a branded tote bag or t-shirt! Shop here

Four generations Christmas puddings made from a unique century old traditional Irish recipe pudding and made in Worcester. Nana Lily’s can post their sponges, sauces, glazes and Christmas cakes internationally Shop here


Crockery, Kitchen Gadgets & Giftware

Photo credit: Centenary Lounge

Exclusively-produced in conjunction with the Science Museum and the National Railway Museum, Recreations is a range of replica GWR-branded giftware made exclusively for Centenary Lounge Shop here

August Moon Tea in Cheltenham offer a range of exclusive, handmade or hand-painted tea wares imported from China. Whether you prefer bamboo, clay, china or  glass, this tea-ware range has something for every true tea lover  Shop here


Confectionary

Photo credit: The Little Hereford Marshmallow Company

Luxury Belgian chocolate products handmade in Ledbury by Chocotastic Shop here 

Herefordshire based chocolate company by Sue Gilmour offering artisan chocolates which are all gluten free Shop here

Winter collection gift boxes from ChoColours based in Badsey near Evesham, and are creators of the most colourful chocolates you’ve ever seen!  Shop here

The Costello & Hellerstein Noel selection box is filled with 16 gourmet handmade single origin chocolate truffles Shop here

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Worcester don’t have an online shop as such, but you can browse their brochure of sweets on the website, including their Christmas collection. Mr Simms can make up bags, hampers or jars with combinations of your choice and will deliver to most parts of Worcester if your order comes to £10 or more, or will use UPS if you are located elsewhere Email here

Shokoladi Malvern is the only chocolate make in Worcestershire and all chocolates are vegan, gluten free, soya free, palm oil free and dairy free Shop here

Hereford homemade fudge made by hand in Hereford by Mama’s Fudge with naughty but nice ingredients. Gift boxes, subscriptions and gift vouchers Shop here

Uniqucorn Popcorn are a Worcestershire business selling retro popcorn. Treat someone to the Christmas gift box with a sprinkle of magical rainbow confetti  Shop here

The Little Hereford Marshmllow Company handmade marshmallows made fresh to order in Herefordshire Shop here

Suck Sweets offer a range of vegan, gluten free and halal pick & mix sweets and although based in Worcestershire they deliver across the UK Shop here


Cakes, Afternoon Teas & Brownies

Photo credit: C_Catering in Cheltenham

I have put together a separate list of all of the independents offering afternoon tea, cake & brownies for takeaway that I am aware of across the Three Counties View the list here


Finish Off at Home Kits

Photo credit: Finish Yourself Off

DIY pizza packs delivered within 7 miles of Worcester city centre by Slice Slice Baby Order here

Finish Yourself Off does exactly what it says on the tin. Home delivered food prepared by a professional chef to be finished off  by you at home. Delivery to Worcester postcodes and collection is available from Ombersley Order here

Dough Joe Pizza Kit’s by Urban Village Pizza are delivered within Worcester, Stourport, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Droitwich, Bromsgrove & Malvern Central (£3 charge) with step by step instructions on how to make your pizza Order here 

Experience the ‘Chow Down Delivery’ from The Old Rectifying House with a choice of a two or three course restaurant style menu to reheat at home. Delivery is within a 5 mile radius or collect from The Old Rec, Worcester Order here

Huge artisan sausage rolls and’ build at home’ bbq smoked & vac packed meat for you to reheat at home by Pork Peddlar. Delivery available within an 10 mile radius of Worcester City Centre, if you live 10-15 miles of Worcester delivery is £2.75  Order here

The Woozy Pig deliver their ready meals, BBQ / burger / hotdog kits for you to make up at home. Delivery is within Cheltenham, Gloucester, Winchcombe and Bishop’s Cleeve (£2.50 charge for orders less than £12.50) Order here


Gift Vouchers

Photo credit: Friar Street Kitchen, Worcester

Click on any of the below to order your gift vouchers…

Online

Simply Seedz

Worcester

Centenary Lounge

Piston Gin

Fuego Neapolitan Pizza & Grill

The Old Rectifying House

Ostlers at No.1

Friar Street Kitchen

Wayland’s Yard

Method Coffee Roasters

Cheltenham

Poco Culina

August Moon Tea

Botanica Coffee Kitchen

Prithvi

Purslane

Herefordshire

Hereford Beer House

The Beefy Boys

Green Cow Kitchens


Books

The Arisan Baker by Costello & Hellerstein – This baking book is full of mouthwatering recipes including cakes, breads, savoury food and ‘something with your coffee!’ Shop here

No Sushi by Andrew Kojima – Andrew ‘Koj‘ Kojima delighted an audience of millions with flavoursome creations … he’s put pen to paper to write his debut book, the lovingly written No Sushi Shop here

The books of David Everitt-Mattias, head chef at Michelin Starred restaurant Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham Shop here


Virtual Experiences

Photo credit: Poco Culina

Poco Culina in home cookery workshop – The Poco Head Chef will deliver a bespoke Workshop, with plenty of food tasting. A wonderful social occasion for all cooks and food lovers Book here

Take a virtual Christmas masterclass in a Zoom room classroom where you can learn how to bake the perfect Yule log for just £5 per household. More online ‘bake alongs’ with Alice Through the Year include making a traditional fruit Christmas cake and how to decorate your Christmas cake Book here


 

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