Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and the most indulgent.
While it may be a little bit different this year, we are sure you will still be tucking into the chocolates before breakfast and getting merry with a tipple or two - well, it is Christmas after all.
If you are still unsure what presents to buy loved ones this year, food and drink gifts are always a safe bet. Who doesn’t love delicious, artisan, and luxury treats at Christmas?
We've pulled together some of the best gifts from online Welsh retailer Discover Delicious. So whether you choose a melt in the mouth chocolate stocking filler, a moreish cheese platter or a flavoursome artisan gin, we have found gifts to suit all tastes and budgets.
Gifts for under £100
1. Celebration Cheese Cake - £85
Forget the traditional Christmas pud this year, Pant Mawr Cheeses has come up with the ultimate centrepiece to impress your guests this Christmas. This delicious celebratory cake, made entirely from artisan cheese, looks too good to share.
2. The Welsh Seaweed Gin and Cheese Hamper - £77
Impress your loved ones with a gourmet hamper by The Welsh Cheese Company, which celebrates one of Wales’ most famous delicacies, laver seaweed. Dà Mhìle seaweed gin is a unique organic spirit created in Ceredigion, West Wales. The gin is paired perfectly with two Welsh cheeses - Teifi Seaweed, a traditional flavoured Gouda, and Caws Cryf – a sharp extra mature Cheddar. Also included is Welshman’s Caviar, a dried and toasted laver seaweed from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, a Fig and Apple Chutney, and an award-winning Welsh tonic water from Llanllyr. What is there not to love?
3. A Very Welsh Chocolate Hamper - £55
This is a chocoholic’s dream. A hamper full of handpicked melt in the mouth products from the best chocolatiers in Wales. Selected by the Welsh Luxury Hamper Company, it is filled with hot chocolate, biscuits, fudge and too many chocolate treats to mention. Perfect for an indulgent cosy night in with a good Christmas movie.
4. Gold Cheese Hamper - £51.50
This is the ultimate indulgence hamper containing a delicious range of artisan Welsh cheeses, crackers and chutneys. Made by award-winning Pant Mawr Cheeses from Pembrokeshire, this hamper has everything you'll need for a Christmas cheesy night in.
Gifts for £50 and under
5. Hamper Dolig, Bwrdd Caws - £50
It doesn’t get much better than this. Blas ar Fwyd have come up with an incredible Christmas cheese hamper filled with a selection of the finest Welsh cheeses including Caws Teifi Sweet Pepper, Snowdonia Cheese Bouncing Berry (Cranberry), Dragon Cheese Handcrafted Maple Smoked Cheddar as well as Cradocs award-winning crackers and Blas ar Fwyd’s popular Dark Fruit Chutney. Truly scrumptious!
6. Wye Valley Gin, 70cl -£40
Imagine the beautiful Wye Valley countryside and stunning woodland walks in a bottle. This fresh, crisp gin is full of floral flavour combined with tangy citrus notes. What’s not to like? Plus it comes with a free hand sanitiser developed by the Silver Circle Distillery.
7. Medium Welsh Cheeseboard Selection - £39.50
Know someone who loves entertaining? This collection of six incredible cheeses by The Welsh Cheese Company, which serves 8-12 people, is the perfect choice for your next dinner party. Whether you are a brie or blue cheese fan, there is something to suit all tastes and shows off the variety of delicious cheeses made in Wales.
8. The Captain’s Wife Welsh Dry Gin - £37.50
This is a gin for all inspirational, independent and adventure-seeker ladies. The award-winning gin honours a Welsh woman who sailed from West Wales to Chile in the golden age of sail. Show how much Welsh woman rock with this contemporary Welsh gin by Welsh sisters, distilled with fine botanicals from the Trade Wind Routes. This is the only place you’ll find a hint of yerba mate tea in your gin.
9. Mini Cheese and Crackers Hamper - £37
Cheese lovers will be in cheese heaven with this mini cheese and cracker hamper by Welsh Luxury Hamper Company. The chutney, cheese and crackers perfectly compliment each other, showcasing some gorgeous Welsh produce.
10. Small Port and Cheese Hamper - £35
Port and cheese always pair well together so this hamper from Celtic Country Wines Limited is a perfect gift. It includes Celtic Country Wines’ Elderport red onion chutney and two local Welsh cheeses from Caws Cenarth
11. Llanfairpwll Distillery Anglesey Rhubarb & Vanilla Gin (50cl) - £34
This sounds good enough to eat!. Fruity gin lovers will love this unique gin infused with Anglesey rhubarb and a little vanilla to give a rhubarb and custard-flavoured gin. One sip and you have dessert and drinks covered.
12. Nadolig Llawen Collection - £29.95
This is the perfect Christmas gift for any chocolate lover and offers something a bit special that you wouldn’t be able to buy in a supermarket. Each Christmas collection chocolate hamper by Sarah Bunton chocolates contains a pack of Christmas pudding truffles, chocolate holly leaves and a Nadolig Llawen Christmas bar.
Gifts for £25 and under
13. Cardiff Distillery Miniature Gins Selection - £25
This selection pack is perfect for the more adventurous gin lover, who isn’t afraid to try out new flavours or can’t decide on one particular favourite. Choose from five gin liqueurs from bramble to parma violet to spiced rum. Which combination will you choose?
14. Hensol Castle Welsh Gin Hamper - £22
A hamper of gin - yes please! The Hensol Castle gin hamper contains all the favourite tipples from Hensol Castle. Both Benjamin Hall and Crawshay Gins are perfectly paired with tonics and hand selected garnishes. This gift is everything you need for the perfect G&T.
15. Crawshay Miniature Gins Gift Pack - £20
You can’t go far wrong than giving miniatures as a Christmas gift. Show you care with this Hensol Castle Distillery gift pack that includes Crawshay rhubarb and vanilla gin, strawberry gin and orange zest gin along with its classic premium Welsh dry gin.
16. Penderyn ‘The Spirit of Wales’ Gift Set, 4 x 5cl - £19.94
Presented in a stylish black box with silver foil, these four Penderyn miniatures would make an ideal stocking filler. Your friends can sample the spirit of their choice in a beautiful handbag-sized replica of the full sized bottle.
The set from Blas ar Fwyd, contains a 5cl bottle of Penderyn Single Malt Whisky Madeira finish, Brecon Special Reserve Gin, Brecon Five Vodka and Merlyn Cream Liqueur.
17. Kontext Coffee Taster Box - £16
Coffee lovers will rejoice with this ultimate caffeine hit (unless you opt for the decaf box, that is - yes Kontext Coffee Company have thought of everything). With three coffee box hampers to choose from including The Espresso Box, The Brewed Coffee Box and the The Decaf Box, you will be your friend’s best friend with this gift.
18. Snowdonia Spirit Co Miniature Gin Gift Set - £16
Beautiful things come in small packages. This luxury gift set, packaged in a a silver foiled box, celebrates the Snowdonia Spirit Co most celebrated gins – Welsh Dry, Bara Brith and Wild Fruit gin – a treat for any gin lover.
19. Award Winning Bara Brith - £15.99
Christmas is all about tradition and you can’t get more traditional than a slice of homemade bara brith. Even Prince Charles requests Baked by Mel’s award winning traditional Welsh tea loaf. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s an even better gift for your loved ones.
Gifts for under £15
20. Some Like It Hot Luxury Relish Trio Gift Box - £14.95
This gift box is a real treat for cheese lovers who like to be a bit more daring with their food. It features a delicious selection of The Preservation Society’s hottest relishes and chutneys which go well with meat or cheese. Will it be too hot to handle?
21. Make Your Own Homemade Welshcakes Kit - £14
This is the ultimate treat - the chance to make your own delicious Welshcakes from home. This beautifully packaged baking kit contains all of the dried ingredients required, full instructions and a heart shaped cutter to begin your Welshcake experience. Each kit will create 20 medium sized Welshcakes and are available gift boxed or wait for it - in a postal gift box which fits through a standard size letterbox.
22. Barti Ddu Spiced Rum Chocolate Truffles (8) - £12.95
Can you get a better combination than rum with chocolate? We think not! This wonderfully indulgent award-winning homemade spiced rum truffle gift set by Trwffl is simply divine and a great stocking filler.
23. MamGu Welshcakes Scoff Gift Box - £12.50
Treat a loved one or yourself to a delicious taste of Wales. This gorgeously wrapped Welshcake scoff box from MamGu would make a lovely stocking filler. With so many exciting flavours to choose from, the Pembrokeshire company will take the stress out of choosing and pack up their best sellers for you.
24. Welsh Wildflower Honey & Beeswax Candle Hamper Gift Set - £12
This is the ultimate gift set for anyone who appreciates artisan honey and handmade gifts. A perfect stocking idea by award-winning Gwenyn Gruffydd. Presented on a bed of sustainably sourced wood wool in a gift box with hand tied gold and black ribbon it looks as good as it is to eat. As well as containing a jar of the Carmarthenshire wildflower honey and dipper, the set also includes two handmade pure solid beeswax candles in a hexagonal shape with honeycomb and honeybee in 3D detail. You can even add a personalised gift tag, making it even more of a intimate gift.
More great presents from Discover Delicious:
Gift ideas for gin lovers
Food hampers to suit all budgets
Luxury cheeseboards that are perfect for Christmas
Stocking filler foodie ideas
For more fantastic food and drink gifts, visit Discover Delicious .