Whether it’s food or drink hampers, kitchen gadgets or something small and quirky here are my go to places for foodie gifts.
Coconutgrass – best for bold designs
Coconutgrass is a small and exciting British design company creating quirky, personalised gifts and homeware at modest prices. A great example of what can be achieved when selling through an online marketplace; the business was started five years ago by 33 year old Andrew Dennison.
From tea towels to cocktail coasters, Coconutgrass has something fun for all food and drink lovers. Andrew likes bold design concepts that are often inspired by his own life and travels making each and every design unique and striking. This is my go to place for gifts for friends who love bright colours and outlandish prints and designs.
Not On The High Street – best for quirky gifts and subscriptions
Looking for something a little quirky, or perhaps you have a limited amount to spend but want to show some thought behind a gift? Then Not On The High Street is the place for you! From grow your own red wine kits to yearlong gin club subscriptions NOTHS has something for all budgets, ages and personalities.
Award-winning entrepreneurs Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish founded notonthehighstreet.com from a kitchen table in 2006. Their founding ideal is one that they stick to today: to hunt out the most original items from the best creative small businesses, and bring them together in one place, making it easy for people to browse and buy. It is this mantra that gives NOTHS its never-ending browsing power and feel good purchasing power. There is never a shortage of inspiration, but I promise you will find something for everyone.
I Just Love It – best for personalisation
Who doesn’t love a personalised gift? With personalised kitchen gifts left, right and centre I Just Love It gives you endless choice when looking for something to add a message to!
IJLI was founded by two friends, Mike Herbert and Kevin Spindler, back in 2008. They dig up original, witty, edgy, quirky, novel products bringing them together in one handy online environment. Engraved chopping boards, personalised chocolate bars and bespoke bottles of wine are all available, to name just a few. Gone are the days of tacky personalisation as we enter an era of quality, classic gifts from IJLI.
Fortnum&Mason – best for luxury hampers
If money is no object then Fortnum&Mason is the place for your gift picking. No introduction or back-story is needed as Fortnum&Mason has been an established home to gift hampers and fine foods for over 300 years.
Hampers and gift boxes start at £30 but can be as much as over £1,000! These ready made, perfect gifts are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Don’t miss their Piccadilly Hamper for a quintessentially British present.