Stuck for gift ideas? This little lot are perfect for an impressive and doable christmas for you and any foodie fanatic friends you have.
It's nearly the end of November. The shops have started playing 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' on a loop which is enough to make anyone turn on their heel, make a swift exit via a booze outlet and hide under the duvet with red wine teeth until this rather prolonged "festive period" has cracked through the New Year threshold and the fairy lights are tangled away in bubble wrap for another year.
After talking to people I've also realised that before it has even reached December, I am a gift giving failure. No, I didn't start my Christmas present buying in the January sales, nor have I been astute enough to think enough about my loved ones through the 30 degree summer heat as to what they may want to find wrapped under the Christmas tree.
However, I am far from lost now. I was asked to put my dream gift list together by Glimt which is just the most divine way to find and buy gifts for all sorts of people. Glimt are all about giving presents that you would want to receive yourself. Fully of sexy, stylish and bang on perfect presents, you will find it hard not to buy a whole sleigh-full for yourself. Handily categorised by person, colour, interest and occasion I can guarantee that you will find something for everyone -even the person you got in office Secret Santa who you have barely exchanged a word with as well as those nearest and dearest who you spend everyday with and still struggle to think of a gift for. Looking at you boyfriends and girlfriends the globe over.
For me this has to be one of the most indulgent and fun ways to spend an afternoon - putting together a list of things ideal to give your foodie friends and hosts with the most. Everything I have chosen follows my ethos of 'impressive yet doable' meaning that managing all things food related (and the bloat that inevitably accompanies it) over this festive period will be as easy and scoffing down your first mince pie. Even if it is before December.
There really will be no excuses not to help with the washing up after Christmas lunch with these gorgeous 50% linen 50% cotton tea towels
Super useful and stackable for easy storage. So bright too. Perfect to jazz up any kitchen calamities!
If you have to have oven gloves slung over your shoulder whilst cooking up a storm, make them feature.
Perfect for sharing with all the family with your feet up and a cup of tea.
Drink all those festive bubbles in traditional and elegant style.
Save on washing up with these dishes, stylish enough to go straight from the oven to the table. Available in a lovely jolly and festive red too.
Perfect for serving any Christmas cake whether homemade or not!
Eaten too much? Everyone loves an elasticated waistband. Perfect for wearing on the sofa with your 9th Christmas film.
When you don't have enough time to make cocktails for your guests, this is a nice little shortcut to creating a G&T with a festive twist.
Lasts and lasts unlike fresh cut flowers for the whole of Christmas. Bold and easy to look after Impressive as a table centrepiece.
Timing is everything when cooking up a storm...
When your head hurts too much to even think what to cobble together from the fridge, let this book be your guide.
Like the magic wand of the kitchen, you can whisk eggs, make sauces and chop all sorts with this invaluable time saving kitchen gadget.
Serving the bubbles with ease and style on this spacious and elegant tray.
Super effortless bottle opening. Quick to crack open an bottle with this baby.