14 Christmas Goodies, From £2 | Checkout Christmas 2017

14 Christmassy Goodies, From £2 | Checkout Christmas 2017

We pick our favourite 14 Christmas goodies to keep you ‘topped up’ over the festive season. Click the blue links to buy!

1) Dinky drops of milk chocolate! These little nibbles will keep the children happy in the run-up to the big day, or as cute stocking fillers on Christmas morning itself. Hotel Chocolat Milk Chocolate Reindeer Tiddly Pot, £2 hotelchocolat.com

2) Apparently, drinking this chocolate porter is like drinking a rich bitter chocolate mousse. To be honest they had us at chocolate! Meantime Chocolate Porter, £21.99 for a case of 12 x 330ml bottles, meantimebrewing.com

3) A terrific small-batch bourbon from Four Roses and they really mean small batch – only four casks are used for each release. Sweet and spicy, with a generous dash of vanilla, this is a real Christmas treat. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Four Roses Small Batch (70cl 45%) £26.95 thewhiskyexchange.com

4) Enough of the chocolate and alcohol, how about a nice cup of tea? How about three? Fortnum’s warming, plummy-sweet Ruby Red Infusion or a festively-spiced Christmas Green Tea with liquorice, star anise, vanilla and coconut and finally their famous Christmas Blend, a black tea rich with cocoa nib and mandarin. Three Mini Christmas Tea Tins £13.95, fortnumandmason.com

5) So it’s back to the chocolate… If it’s just the two of you on Christmas morning, splash out on some Breakfast Cereal from the famous Dominique Ansel bakery. Puffed rice finished with Valhrona caramelia chocolate, mini cinnamon meringues and whole candied hazelnuts – beats Weetabix. Christmas Cereal, £12 dominiqueansellondon.com

6) For those who want a smaller portion, this Panettone is just the right size. A light, buttery cake with candied fruit peel and raisins. Don’t forget to raise a glass in honor of the great Antonio Carluccio. Carluccio’s panettone 450g £9.95, carluccios.com

7) You’ve had these delicious crisps down the pub but couldn’t find them to buy anywhere else – until now that is! Foodylicious can deliver a mixed box of these hand-cooked, punchy flavoured snacks direct to your door. Salty Dog Snacks, £20 for 24 packets, foodylicious.com

8) We recently discovered Cannon & Cannon‘s british cured meats at LÁNG at the Shangri-La and you must too. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried their Great Glen Charcuterie Chilli Venison Chorizo. The Introduction to British Cured Meat Tin, £29.95, cannonandcannon.com

9) Selfridges‘ Eggnog Curd is a flavoursome classic re-invented in an exciting new way. Its been livened up with lemon and brandy, making a very festive twist to your Christmas table – Saff’s dad would love it! Eggnog Curd£5.99, selfridges.com

10) For the non-drinkers and designated drivers there’s Dalston’s, since we’ve been drinking their cola, regular Coke just won’t cut it. Made from a blend of spice and citrus and actual cola nuts, it tastes like Christmas too. Dalston’s Cola 4 x 330ml – buy any 2 for £6, ocado.com

11) It wouldn’t be Christmas without a new release from Sipsmith. This year it’s gingerbread – with savoury spice and warming raw ginger. Currently it’s only available via the Sipsmith Sipping Society or in a gift set but it’s very much worth buying. Sipsmith Gingerbread Gin Gift Set, £18, sipsmith.com

12) Not only has this been developed with global sporting icon David Beckham, it tastes great and the bottle is really cool too. The downside? Unfortunately drinking it didn’t make me look like Beckham. Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky 70Cl, £35, tesco.com

13) Heston‘s lapsang souchong tea smoked salmon is a little bit special. Heston from Waitrose lapsang souchong tea smoked salmon, £5.49 for 100g, waitrose.com

14) This isn’t any Christmas cake. This is a Marks & Spencer Christmas Cake. A deep-filled red and black velvet cake, covered in milk chocolate and soft icing, and topped with edible decorated legs. Santa’s Stuck in The Chimney Cake (serves 16), £20, christmasfood.marksandspencer.com