[Disclosure: Some of the products included in this guide may be from businesses that are PR clients of mine or have sent samples in the past. However, it is not a condition of inclusion in this guide that people send me things]
Christmas is fast approaching which means gift shopping for the people you love. And if those people love food and drink, why not treat them to just that. Better still – get it from one of our great local businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.
This guide isn’t exhaustive – it never is – but hopefully it might give you a bit of inspiration for food and drink gifts you could buy from local Coventry & Warwickshire food and drink businesses.
Coventry and Warwickshire Christmas food gifts
Libertine Burger Ultimate Christmas Hamper
If you’ve got a burger-loving friend or family member, they probably already know about Libertine. But how about getting them everything they need to produce the perfect burger? The Libertine Ultimate Christmas Hamper includes:-
Hampers and vouchers from Aubrey Allen
Aubrey Allen have a whole range of gift options for 2023, including some glorious hampers.
How about the Best of Italy hamper (£58) featuring cooking ingredients for classic Italian dishes and some team favourites to snack on, or maybe Teatime treats (£25) full of classic English preserves and treats perfect for afternoon tea.
For cheese lovers, they do a Goodies for Cheese selection (£27) of accompaniments for cheese like pickled onions, crackers and chutney, and meat lovers will love a Butchery School voucher (£130) – a masterclass in basic butchery skills to help any enthusiastic home cook. There are gift cards too and you’ll find everything in their gift shop here.
Cookie boxes from Love That Dough
Pretty much everything from Manor Farm Shop, Catthorpe
Hampers and sweet treats from Sweet Retreat Sweet Shop, Rugby
It’s £5 for the gift wrapped basket and you can choose your fillings from the shop – anything from Christmas pick’n’mix pouches to boxes of Belgian chocolates, festive chocolate characters, candy canes, chocolate coins, fudge, bags of sweets, and more. Or you can just leave it to them, with a budget in mind and who the recipient is, and they’ll put it together accordingly. Check out their website here or call them or message or pop in to the shop.
Award-winning charcuterie and chilli chutneys and rubs from Prices Spices/Cureights
Prices Spices has been producing great chilli sauces, rubs and chocolate for some time, and Mike has also launched charcuterie brand Cureight which has scooped several awards and I can confirm is delicious.
Both are great gift ideas and he offers loads of options through his website, whether it’s ‘build your own’ triple jar gift boxes or triple sauce boxes, or assemble your own hamper. Find the website here.
Cookie selections and edible gifts from Baked By Binky
Another one for the sweet-toothed loved on in your life. Rugby-based Baked by Binky is heading at you with plenty of Christmas gift ideas. Once they’re announced I’ll add them here but find her on Instagram here.
Hampers and gifts from Roots + Seeds Deli, Cirencester
Roots + Seeds Deli is the latest addition from the guys behind Roots + Seeds Kitchen, and before that The Scenic Supper. They’re selling some lovely hampers and deli items perfect for Christmas gifting – pretty much all locally-sourced and made using local ingredients. They even do dog treat Christmas boxes if you’re looking for a gift for your foodie pooch. Visit their website here.
Gift boxes of brownies from Lily & Fox Bakery, Coventry
Lily & Fox Bakery, whose delicious artisan baked goods can be found at pop-ups in Warwickshire and also at Gonzo in Earlsdon, are doing Christmas gift boxes of their brownies, including chocolate orange brownies/salted caramel & pretzel brownies. They’re also taking pre-orders for double barrel spiced rum stollen too – so check out their website here.
Coventry and Warwickshire Christmas drinks gifts
Wine gifts from Rugby Wines
Gin from Rugby Distillery
Rugby Distillery have announced their 2023 gifting options, which include three brand new hampers priced from £25, including their fleece-lined pop-pom beanies as well as gin paired with handcrafted artisan gin infused chocolates from chocolatier Nenette Chocolates.
Gift options also include their 70cl and 20cl bottles, triple packs, double packs, the beanies, or their lovely Copa Gin Glasses. They do free local delivery and courier options, you can order your Rugby Gin gifts for delivery right up until 20th December for postal options, and 23rd December for local delivery to Rugby postcodes. Visit: https://rugbydistillery.com/shop
Beer hampers from Dhillons Brewery
Coventry-based Dhillons isn’t just a brewery – they’re also the people behind the Sky Blue Tavern, Dhillons Spire Bar and the catering at Drapers Hall in Coventry. If you’re looking for a beer-based gift for someone in your life, you could do worse than their Coventry City beer hamper which includes a selection of their unique creations. Check out their online shop here.
Wine from Welcombe Hills Vineyard
Want to gift someone wine from right here in Warwickshire? Welcombe Hills vineyard has it all – from gift experiences including ‘adopt a vine’ to their monthly wine club as well as their ‘Read Between the Wines’ subscription which includes a bi-monthly delivery of a Welcombe Hills English still or sparkling wine plus a hand selected book to enjoy alongside it. Of course, you can buy gift packs, bottles and vouchers too. Visit their website here.
Gift boxes from The Little Cocktail Bar
The Little Cocktail Bar do lovely cocktail boxes and their Christmas box is back. This year they’ve created two new cocktails: Poached pear fizz and dark chocolate orange. Their kits contain everything you need to make four cocktails – and an optional shaker if you want. Boxes start at £32.
Elderflower Liqueur from St Maur
St Maur is the creation of William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, and is a hand-crafted premium elderflower liqueur using ingredients from the family’s woodlands. The award-winning drink is apparently perfect for sipping or mixing and can be served as a beautiful aperitif on its own, or in cocktails. You can get a 70cl bottle for £37.50 or a 20cl bottle for £16.75.
Gin gift sets and cocktail sets from That Gin Company
That Gin Company, which has a bar in Warwick is offering bottled bespoke gin flavours by post, so you can get them to anywhere in the UK. Their flavours range from traditional juniper and floral gins to fruity offerings such as pineapple, Sicilian orange, lemon and passionfruit as well as pink pepper, black pepper, cardamom or Jalapeno, plus a desserts range including Cherry Bakewell, Black Forest Gateau and Biscoffi.
They’re also doing gin gift sets, which include three 250ml flavoured gins, and cocktail sets which are supplied with enough ingredients for five cocktails, plus a mini shaker.
Gifts and experiences from Shakespeare Distillery
Shakespeare Distillery has Christmas all wrapped up with several exciting products and experiences to choose from. They also offering personalised labels on some of their bottles, and offer miniature gift sets, as well as Christmas Gin and Rum Crackers, a Home Rum Tasting Kit, a Home Gin Tasting Kit, Cocktail Making sets, Miniature, Mixer, & Tumbler sets and Deluxe Rum or Gin Hampers.
For more information and to visit their online shop visit http://www.shakespearedistillery.com/
Experiences & other gifts
Restaurant vouchers from Loxleys in Stratford
Everyone loves a free meal out, so treat someone to a voucher for Loxleys Restaurant & Wine Bar in Stratford so they can go and enjoy it in the new year. They also now do their own wine, which makes a perfect gift. Visit their website for contact info on how to buy.
VIP cards and gift vouchers from Cafe Vin Cinq, Rugby
Rugby restaurant Cafe Vin Cinq is offering a VIP Card that offers 10% off everything (food, cocktails, wine etc…) for four guests for a whole year, which makes a great gift. You can also buy gift vouchers in various denominations with a personalised message. Visit their website here.
Vouchers for experiences with chef Sophie Hyam
Sophie is a great local chef and you could give the gift of her great food with a range of options, or go and join one of her popular events. Sophie’s holding a Christmas Extravaganza night at Sage Coffee Shop in Earlsdon, Coventry, as well as a New Year’s Eve package.
She also does gift vouchers for private dine experiences in your own home, or cookery lessons. You’ll get a bespoke pdf voucher sent ready for you to print for your recipient. Email her on email@example.com or send her a message on social media.
Gift vouchers for Gourmet Food Kitchen at FarGo Village
If you read this blog you’ll know I rate Gourmet Food Kitchen at FarGo Village – a pop-up restaurant serving tasting menus of top-notch food , so if you want to treat someone to a great tasting menu in a unique setting, head to their website for gift vouchers.
Gift vouchers for Get Cooking!
If you want to spread the joy of cooking, you can get vouchers for Get Cooking! – run by Warwickshire-based Anne Marie – which can be used for face-to-face or live Zoom workshops, including a basic 12-week course aimed at teenagers and adults. I’ve tried a class and they’re the best fun. Find out more at https://get-cooking.co.uk/events/
Gift vouchers for Earlsdon Supper Club
Earlsdon Supper Club do gift cards as well as e-vouchers, so you can treat your loved ones to an experience at this unique dining experience, or maybe one of their ESC At Home gift boxes. Check out their website here.