Here’s the latest installment of our popular gift guide for all you foodies out there!
Looking for a gift which keeps on giving long after the tree comes down? A Fresh Pod 12-month kit, is a valuable, practical and perfect present for family and friends and especially for those hard to buy for.
100 percent safe, natural and friendly to the environment whilst extending the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh Pod keeps produce fresher, crispier and tastier for up to four times longer; meaning your food gets eaten and not thrown away. It also slows down the loss of essential nutrients.
With the average household throwing away £500 of food waste every year into landfill a Fresh Pod in the fridge and fruit bowl will cover its cost time and time again.
Feast magazine readers can enjoy a 10% discount off the rrp of £14 for a 12-month kit, using promotional code FEAST at checkout. Fresh Pod is available as a commercial solution too.
The Ivy, Norwich
Struggling for gift inspiration? The Ivy Norwich gift card is the perfect way to treat friends or family this Christmas. They’ll get to enjoy the impeccable menu and service to match at any of their beautiful brasseries, or simply soak up their surroundings with a carefully crafted cocktail in hand. Why buy a present when you can gift an experience?
The Ivy Norwich is open seven days a week and offers sophisticated dining in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The Ivy Norwich gift card is available from a minimum of £25 and is set to put a smile on anyone’s face this festive season.
Old Hall Farm, Woodton, near Bungay
Old Hall Farm at Woodton has gifts galore for foodies this year. From their own label, very delicious, Sauvignon Blanc (£15.50) to a beautiful array of tea towels depicting life on their farm – peacocks, cows, and pigs – there is something for everyone. The shop stocks the very best of local food and drink, and you really can do all your shopping in one go – from gins and local fizz to jams and chutneys galore, as well as coffee, tea, and everything in between. They even have Old Hall Farm reusable shopping bags to present your gift in. What could be easier – or tastier?
Walsingham Farms Shop
The beautiful shop, in a flint barn at Little Walsingham in North Norfolk, is packed with foodie treats, from both local producers and those from further afield. Always at the forefront of pioneering local suppliers, there are some lovely Norfolk-based drinks such as Sandringham Apple Juice, Whin Hill Cider, Norfolk Brewhouse ales and the award-winning Winbirri wines to snap up or indeed how about a selection of cheeses such as Mrs Temple’s Gurney’s Gold, Fen Farm’s Baron Bigod and Deopham Blewe from Jane Murray. Add in a jar of two of their own label chutney for good measure. And don’t forget the gin selection, with favourites like What A Hoot and Black Shuck stocked – with some unusual tonics – and there are lots of chocolate options, too, for those who love a sweet treat.
Much is available online, the shop offers a free local delivery service plus a UK wide 24 hour mail order service, and their Norwich Market stall is now open as well.
Walnut Tree Distillery
Walnut Tree Distillery has a lovely range of farm-crafted gin gifts, all produced in the heart of rural Norfolk. Christmas favourites include the Sloe and Spiced gins which are available in individual gift boxes, or as tasting sets of mini bottles, all for delivery throughout Norfolk and the rest of the UK. The gins are distilled by Emma and Graham on a 100-year-old working family farm using Norfolk lavender, berries foraged from the hedgerows and walnuts picked from the farmhouse garden to give a little taste of the county in every bottle.Simply delicious!
The Feed, Norwich
Every year the Norwich-based social enterprise sells homemade ‘mince pies with meaning’. A box of six costs £2.30 which includes a voucher for a free hot drink in their cafe on the Prince of Wales Road in the city. There is also a selection of hampers available, from £30, all crammed with local goodies, from chutney to coffee, chocolate and mustard! They are a perfect gift for a member of staff or a relative or friend.