It’s our final instalment of our foodie Christmas gift guide – so tuck in!
Norfolk Raider Cider
Norfolk Raider Cider, based on the outskirts of Norwich, has a new gift pack and several offers for you all to enjoy. Choose any three of their 500ml bottles for a gift pack at £12, or treat yourself to a mixed box of 12 bottles for only £40 (normally £50). And, if you’d like to stock up your fridge for Christmas, owner Paul Cork is offering three 3 litre ‘bags in a box’ of any flavour of your choice for £60 – with a free gift pack.. The company also produces delicious apple and pear juices, and a cider vinegar. Yum! All deliveries in Norfolk are free in November and December.
The fantastic basement Deli has one of the largest selections of both local, national and international goodies in the region to tempt even the most discerning of foodies. From the most gorgeous local gins to fabulous Italian oils and a really great wine choice, you’ll be sure to find a present for your loved one. Of particular note is Jarrold’s own label range of food which includes honey, chocolate, tea and jam – and looks pretty smart, too. And, as for the hampers – wow. You can choose one from their own selection – we like the look of the Taste of Norfolk hamper at £40 – or just create your own. Many free from products are stocked, including vegan chocolate, and there’s also a vegan hamper as well as a gluten free one. Your only problem? Yep, deciding what to have!
Give It Some Beans
Give It Some Beans Coffee is an independent coffee roaster based in Mattishall, near Dereham, run by husband and wife team, Sean and Jo Arnoup, and they have the perfect coffee gift sets available as Christmas presents.
They have teamed up with other Norfolk local producers such Norfolk Tea, The Garden Pantry, Bon Bakery, and Harrison Chocolates to add delicious extras alongside their amazing coffee. Not only do they hand roast coffee from around the world and blend their own coffees, but they also make all their own coffee syrups, BBQ sauces, coffee, herb and spice rubs and cocktail syrups as part of their Give It Some range.
As well as offering the perfect brew for home, they also offer wholesale coffee for cafes, offices, restaurants, and pubs, and commercial machinery, working alongside Crown Supplies, Norwich.
Norfolk Wine School
A Norfolk Wine School Saturday course makes a fantastic Christmas gift. Hosted at The Last Wine Bar in Norwich, this indulgent, full day tasting experience kicks off with a glass of fizz and breakfast inspired canapés and includes a delicious three-course seasonal lunch paired with specially selected wines. During the day guests will enjoy three separate tastings and sample at least 15 wines from all around the world of wine. By the end of the day guests will have an understanding of which wines they like and why, and have learnt the basics of food and wine pairing. The day is suitable for anybody, from beginners to budding connoisseurs, and is interactive, informal and great fun. A Saturday course gift voucher for two people costs £190 and is valid for two years from the date of issue.
Mix A Mug – Simply Cake Co
This is a perfect little stocking filler for a brownie lover from clever Norfolk baker Susanna Lemon. Her ‘brownie in a mug’ kits come in four flavours: triple chocolate chunk brownie, triple chocolate chunk blondie, gingerbread brownie and vegan triple chocolate chunk brownie.
You simply open the pack and can make a delicious brownie in a mug in just a minute. You can also include your own personal message, too. Two kits are just £6.
St. Giles Gin
If you, or your loved one, are a gin fan then St Giles has a range of gifts that can be delivered straight to the door to bring some festive cheer. Any one of the award-winning gins would make a wonderful gift. Following a sell-out run last year, the company has again produced its ‘Christmas in a bottle’ St. Giles Spiced Orange and Cranberry Gin which offers a burst of fresh orange and cranberry followed by a satisfying spiced finish. A real winter warmer. They also have a superb array of Perfect Night In packages, the ultimate gift for a cosy night in front of the fire, which contain one bottle of our delicious gins, two stylish tumblers, two premium tonics and a bar of Gnaw, a Norfolk chocolate, with free P&P!
Norfolk photographer Paul Macro is donating £2 from every 2021 calendar sale to a charity/not for profit organisation of your choice. His calendars (£11.95) have a huge army of fans who love the beautiful shots of Norfolk scenes – both coastal and city. Here at Feast, we love the seal one – it’s so cute!