Whether you have a homesick Londoner abroad to buy a Christmas present for or simply want to share your love of the city with others, food-related gifts always go down a treat. There are plenty of London foodie gifts available in some of the city’s top department stores and retailers, making it easy to combine a love of food with a love of the capital. Here are just five of the many fantastic London-inspired foodie gifts you can pick up right now.
The Piccadilly Hamper
Decadent and delicious the foodie pros at Fortnum & Mason have put together this utterly English Piccadilly Hamper
to gorge on this Christmas. Inspired by the Piccadilly area itself and Fortnum and Mason’s HQ, the Piccadilly Hamper is packed with tasty English treats. Enjoy Burlington Marmalade, Earl Grey Classic and sweet Royal Blend teas. Sweet treats, biscuits and even a tipple or two is included in this luxurious London hamper.
Prestat London Gin Truffles
London gin is one of its most famous creations and enjoy the sharp, aromatic flavour of fresh gin in these moreish Prestat London Gin Truffles
. Rich chocolate ganache is flavoured with aromatic gin infused with fresh juniper berries and lemon and then coated in a creamy white chocolate. The stylish box features that great London landmark Big Ben, and whoever receives this gift will be bowled over by the exquisite, flavoursome luxury.
Christmas Jumpers Iced Biscuits Box
Taking that fun Christmas classic, the novelty jumper, and making it into a tasty treat, Fortnum & Mason do not disappoint with this light-hearted collection of Christmas Jumper Iced Biscuits
. It is possible to buy them individually but the whole box is a better choice as a gift. Each individual biscuit has its own intricate jumper pattern and the biscuit themselves are spiced gingerbread. They were created by London baker and artist Ellie Davies, exclusively for Fortnum & Mason.
Jensen’s Bermondsey London Dry Gin
You’ve tried the truffles, now give the spirit a go. There are many exclusive London gins on the market but Jensen’s has a real authentic 20th century feel to it. The makers produce each bottle with a focus on heritage. Old style London Gin flavours burst from each bottle of Jensen’s Bermondsey Dry
as long forgotten recipes are replicated letter by letter. Only traditional botanicals are used in each bottle and all the gin is distilled in Bermondsey under the old railway arches, as it has been for over a century.
Choc on Choc London Guards
A fun way of enjoying a chocolatey treat, these cute novelty Choc on Choc London Guards
can be picked up at John Lewis. They add a touch of fun to anybody’s Christmas stocking and have that essential London twist. A perfect gift for ex-Londoners, younger family members and even to yourself to remind yourself of the great time spent in the city.
London Bear Puzzle Twist Sweet Tin
Combining a fun puzzle, recognisable Harrods branding and of course a super-sweet filling, the London Bear Puzzle Twist Sweet Tin
is a cute and playful gift with a bold London theme. Enjoy the mix and match puzzle game with the tins, as well as the fluffy London bears that make up the design. A perfect London souvenir and a great little extra to pop under the Christmas tree.