Cornish gifts for foodies
Still trying to decide on your gifts? Here are our suggestions from local Cornish businesses for the chefs and foodies in your life.
Surprise them with a Christmas breakfast with everyone’s favourite Dabara Bakery cinnamon buns plus sourdough loaf and croissants, now available by post.
Salt of the sea
The perfect stocking stuffer for the chef in your life – Savoury Umami Cornish Seasalt made with sugar kelp and sea salt all hand harvested in Cornwall. The mineral, zesty savoury richness straight from the depths of the sea gives a natural ‘umami’ buzz .
One fermented aperitif and one digestif – both richly flavoured and refreshing, but crucially, non-alcoholic, designed to complement a high-quality foodie lifestyle.
Chocolates by post
Seasonal Cornish made chocolates and truffles – choose a one off delivery or a subscription. Where possible the team at Chocolarder forage the ingredients themselves.
A festive box of three cocktails from Newquay’s Tom Thumb includes The Espresso Martini, The Caramel Old Fashioned and The Bergamot Cosmo.
Every foodie needs a bag to bring home their haul and they’ll go bananas (sorry) for this fab, handy shopping bag by ‘Kind Bag’ from Aloft in Padstow. Bonus, it’s made from 100% recycled bottles that have been rescued from the ocean, and 10% of Kind Bags profits go to Just one Ocean, a charity committed to keeping our oceans clean and plastic free.
Essential for your Christmas cocktails. Mix up a Negroni, Manhattan or a Martini, or compare and contrast the versatility of the dry, white, NEW rosso and rosé blends from Knightor, near to the Eden Project.
Chocolate Brownie Slab
We love Fee’s Food and all that she produces, including excellent brownies. These used to be cut up, but now just come in a giant slab, so just right for a present (for yourself).
Espresso your love
Give them an Origin coffee subscription and make it a present to treasure every day with a fancy new burr grinder. The Sage Espresso Smart Grinder Pro comes with 60 unique settings and maximises the potential of any brew – and comes with a bag of beans to get you started.
One for your one true foodie love – this deluxe hamper from Cornish foragers Bello is full of enticing and intriguing treats. Seaweed vinegar, pine oil, sea buckthorn fudge… you won’t find this stuff in Aldi! The products are all picked and produced by Chris and his team of commercial foragers.
Sign them up to Cornish based Whisky-Me and they’ll get a different dram straight from the distillery through their letterbox each month. Plus, access to an interactive live tasting of whisky (and other spirits) with expert Tristan Stephenson. Makes a great present and you’ll find out what really tickles their taste-buds without committing to an entire bottle – average retail price of each bottle is £50-£100.