Because, as we all know, the way to the heart is through the stomach...
It’s a craft project, a decoration and a delicious treat.
Gingerbread House Kit, £4.99 from Aldi stores.
When only the best is good enough. Champagne Lanson The Black Création pairs beautifully with both savoury and sweet.
£41 in stores and at sainsburys.co.uk
Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum have stuffed this hamper with locally sourced treats, like Gibson’s Organic Crab Apple Liqueur, created on Gibson’s fruit farm just outside Burford.
It’s a time to honour the cheeses and the Cheese Geek have some of the finest we’ve ever tasted. A subscription of monthly cheese delivery would be the gift that keeps on giving. Pictured here, The Genesis Hamper
Russell and Atwell charmed us and all five dragons on Dragons Den and have been delighting us ever since with their fresh chocolate gift packs by post. Be warned, their latest, Dirty Blonde is worryingly addictive.
From £14 russellandatwell.com
Sweet treats for all-comers. Mince pies and macarons by post,
Single origin batch coffee sourced from independent roasters across the UK.
Subscriptions from £15.50 batchcoffee.co.uk
Mermaid Gin is hand crafted from sustainable botanicals and presented here with two gold-tipped tumblers.
Ceremonial grade organic matcha tea, sourced from Uji, Japan.
The River Café present the best of Italy in a box which includes the new design of their cheffy apron.
The Small Box, £210 shop.therivercafe.com