Top food and drink gift sets to buy this Christmas

Give the gift of good food and drink this Christmas, courtesy of these fab gift sets which are available to buy now

Published 30th Nov 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

If you're struggling to think of good presents for Christmas then you'll not go wrong with one of these food and drink gift sets.

From gin to beer, tea, coffee and a nostalgic box of Scottish treats, there's something for everyone...

Edinburgh Gin

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Picture: Edinburgh Gin Winter Palace set, supplied

Gin lovers will enjoy this Edinburgh Gin Winter Palace gift set, which includes a 70cl bottle of gold medal winning Edinburgh Gin, two glasses and a cocktail shaker.

Perfect for creating festive cocktails, or for a New Year's tipple of two, the set is priced at £65 from John Lewis.

 

Ferry Brewery

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Opened in June last year, Ferry Brewery is based in South Queensferry and is the first and only brewery in The Ferry since 1851.

Celebrate the festive season, or give the gift of specialist craft beer to a loved one, with a set of Ferry Brewery's Christmas beers - Hoppy Christmas, Santa's Wee Helper and Christmas Warmer.

Colonsay Gin

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The Isle of Colonsay, an island of only 120 inhabitants, is located more than two hours by boat from the Scottish mainland.

Last year a namesake gin was launched - made using traditional botanicals.

This Presentation Box No.1 is ideal as a starter pack to the gin range, which now includes limited edition liqueurs.

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As well as selling premium spirits, the company behind Colonsay Gin also have a Gin Lovers Retreat - the ultimate gin-related gift.

Gordon Castle Gin

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Gordon Castle is a small-batch gin made using Highland herbs from their Moray Garden, which are carefully blended and patiently distilled to tease out the botanicals - creating a light, refreshing gin.

For anyone wanting to try their gins, this miniature set is perfect for a secret Santa, or a stocking filler.

The pack contains Plum Liqueur gin, Distilled Gin and Raspberry Gin Liqueur, £17.95.

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OMG Teas

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OMGTea’s AAA Grade organic matcha green tea contains more than 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, helping to boost energy levels and endurance, burn calories and detoxify the body, as well as helping to boost the immune system – perfect for this time of year.

OMGTea’s  gift set, £37.95, includes the AAA Organic matcha 30g, bamboo whisk and a matcha serving spoon, all presented in a funky OMGTEA gift box.

Pickering's Gin Experience

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Edinburgh's Trumpet Shop (which sells gifts, luxury food and drink and wonderful vintage prints, rather than trumpets) is a great place to visit for a more unusual gift.

For the gin aficionado that has everything, why not pick up this special Pickering's experience?

The set includes a 35cl bottle of Pickering's Tattoo Edition along with two tickets for their award-winning distillery tours at Summerhall - all for £40.

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Scottish Hampers

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Hark back to childhood with this Bairn hamper, £18 from Scottish Hampers.

Stuffed full of nostalgic delights such as Tunnock Tea Cakes, Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lee's tablet, it also includes a glass bottle of Irn Bru, which is sure to banish any sore heads on Boxing Day.

Dear Green Coffee

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Picture: brewing bundle, Dear Green Coffee

Craft coffee enthusiasts will enjoy this Aerobie Aeropress brewing bundle, £40 from Glasgow company, Dear Green Coffee.

The kit contains an Aerobie Aeropress, a packet of Dear Green Single Farm coffee and an 8oz KeepCup - ideal for getting a caffeine fix when on the go.

The Smokehouse hamper 

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This hamper, from Scottish Fine Hampers, brings together four packs of exceptional meat and fish from some of the most respected Scottish smokehouses: St. James Whisky & Honey Salmon and Scotch Reserve Smoked Salmon – both award winning – plus luxurious Cold Smoked beef and Wild Scottish Smoked Venison.

Accompanying this treasure trove of meats is a series of perfectly chosen accompaniments: Smoked Cheese from The Island of Arran, jars of pickle and Inverness Sauce, and Duncan’s own Family Recipe Oatcakes - all for £44.95

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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