5 delicious Christmas gift ideas

01 Dec 2016

Unsure what to get the person who has everything? Be inspired by this list of top picks from our seriously mouthwatering selection of gourmet goodies.

 

PICK 1: Simon Johnson chocolate coated nougat, $19.50 each  

Got a chocoholic to buy for? We can’t go past Simon Johnson’s soft Italian nougat made with almonds, pistachios, orange and citron peels, then coated in luxurious,

dark chocolate. Oh YEAH! Better still, it’s beautifully presented adding to its gift appeal.

 

PICK 2: New Norcia Nut Cake, $12.95 (160g) or $21.50 (325g) each 

This rich, intensely-flavoured panforte-style cake is another winner for sweet-toothed friends and family. It’s chocker-block full of nuts and dried fruits, balanced by native honey and exotic spices. It’s the perfect accompaniment to coffee, or dessert wines such as port, muscat and tokay.

 

PICK 3: Millers Toast cracker and Vinofood fruit paste combo, $15 for the pair 

Perfect for cheese lovers, this cracker and fruit paste combo promises to elevate any tasting platter – just add cheddar!

Thin and ultra-crispy (think biscotti consistency) the Millers Toast range is made from wholesome ingredients including dried fruits, nuts, healthy seeds, honey and 100 per cent extra virgin olive oil. Available in three flavours – plum and date, cranberry and raison, and fig and sultana – they pair perfectly with cheeses, pate and dips.

The Vinofood range blends all natural ingredients with wine to create jams, jellies, chutneys and relishes that are free from artificial preservatives and colours, and pack a serious flavor punch. Fruit pastes included in the combos include fig, apple and chardonnay; apple, rosemary and chardonnay; and boysenberry and shiraz.

 

PICK 4: XOT Loose leaf teas, $13.95 each 

Created in Perth by two local lads, the XO loose leaf range of teas include herbal, green, black, white and oolong varieties. The teas are all invented and blended in-house, and made from Australian natural extracts and ingredients sourced from around the globe. Packaged in bright, funky boxes, they’re a great gift for anyone who appreciates a soothing, gourmet brew.

 

PICK 5: Leonardi aged balsamic (years old), $39.95 each 

Every good kitchen needs a quality balsamic in its pantry, so if you’re buying for a fabulous cook, there’s few better than this beauty from Italian vinegar producers, Leonardi. Made in Modena, Italy, using the traditional method, it’s intense, rich and pairs wonderfully with breads, cheese and salads. It’s equally sensational over fruit and vanilla ice cream. Oh, and we love the packaging too!