They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? So what better way to fill his stocking this Christmas than with these foodie treats. Read on for a selection of gifts, all priced at £40 and under…
Mast Brothers London Blend Chocolate: £38 for 6 bars
The packaging on these chocolate bars are almost too pretty to tear open. Instagram gold and delicious – that’s the kind of double whammy we like.
Buy these design-led bars individually (£6.50) or opt for this 6 pack inspired by all things London. Contains Black Treacle, Gin, London Blend, Rhubarb & Custard, Tea & Milk and Vanilla & Smoke.
A Sunday Roast reservation at Blacklock: Free (you can worry about splitting the bill later)
Did you know that Blacklock is booked up for Sunday Roast until MARCH!! 2017!! Book now and he will thank you for it. The roasts here really are the stuff of legends. For just £20 a person you get a mix of beef, lamb AND pork with allllll of the trimmings.
The Dram Team Christmas Special Edition: £34.99
Our friends at The Dram Team have come up with a gorgeous little box featuring a fab selection of super special whiskeys, especially for Christmas. Each box contains 5 x 25ml quality whisky miniatures (trust us, these guys seriously know their stuff), as well as a special 6th 10ml premium sample and tasting notes. To give you an idea, the first five would normally retail between £30 – £80 for a full bottle, while that 6th one would set you back up to £175. A great way of trying something special – maybe next year you could treat him to a full bottle of his favourite?
The Homemade Bacon Curing Kit: £22
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a funny one. As long as veganism isn’t his New Year’s Resolution, this should go down a treat. Each kit contains curing salts, and a bonafide butchers hook! Just add pork – but be prepared to never hear the end of it – he will be seriously smugsville serving you your bacon sarnie.
Mr Lyan’s Bonfire Old Fashioned: £29.95
My Lyan aka Ryan Chetiyawardana is the master of cocktails. But if you can’t get to one of his award-winning bars this is the next best thing. We think he’ll love this sweet and smokey take on an Old Fashioned – simply chill the bottle and pour.
A sack of his favourite coffee
Most coffee shops also sell the beans for you to take home alongside your flat white to go. You can’t beat the minimalist branding of Monmouth which also looks great on your kitchen counter! We also love Chatsworth Road’s Espresso Hut, Climpson & Sons, Caravan, Allpress, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs – we could go on – London ain’t short of banging cwaffee.
You’ll make his stocking smell gorgeous and you’re almost guaranteed a cuppa – hurrah!
Food & Beer Cookbook: £29.95
Whether he’s already a dab hand in the kitchen or could do with a little encouragement, this beautifully designed hardback is bound to inspire.
Have a very Merry Christmas and check out the Crummbs Christmas Gift Guide for Her here!
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