2022 Christmas Gift Inspiration

by Jo Kenny

It’s that time of year. Time to get shopping! You know the mantra here: we like a stress free life. Christmas is all about being organised to maximise the good times. Giving gifts should be fun, so if you’re wracking your brains for original gifts for your loved one’s I have listed some wonderful brands and present ideas to inspire you.

There’s a selection of small gifts, experiences, wow-factor gifts, edible items and things that can be treasured forever. So let’s get into it!

Cherry Tree Preserves – Luxury Afternoon Tea Gift Box:

Cherry Tree Preserves are the UK’s No.1 most awarded preserves producer, with over 200 Great Taste & Taste Of The West Awards. They specialise in high quality chutneys, pickles and jams in beautiful packaging. (I am a huge fan of the garlic pickle!)

Their individual jars are perfect for stocking fillers, but Cherry Tree Preserves also sell wonderful gift boxes including luxury afternoon tea and fine foods gift boxes, which are priced between £35.00 – £55.00.

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Find out more about Cherry Tree Preserves at @cherrytreepreserves

Denby Pottery – Round Tray :

Denby specialise in beautiful hand crafted pottery. They have collections to suit all aesthetics whether your gift recipient loves traditional, rustic or modern. In addition to crockery Denby make many beautiful statement pieces which are ideal for Christmas presents.

This straight round tray in a lovely speckled grey finish makes a lovely gift for £35. This tray is versatile, with uses for serving food but also as a homeware piece, displaying candles or dried flowers. Your loved one can choose!


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Find out more about Denby Pottery at @denbypottery

Jo Kenny – Cook It, Eat It, Live It cookbook:

Of course I had to suggest my cookbook as a gift! My book is full of delicious meals for your home that suit all the seasons. There’s a lovely mix of speedy mid-week meals, wow-factor dinners, tasty sides and delicious desserts. Inspiration for the whole year! All meals in this book are a personal collection of favourites from my own home.

My book is available to buy online in hardback and paperback. Amazon has a fantastic sale on currently!

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Hook Norton – Brewery Tour:

I love to give the gift of experiences as Christmas. Memories are forever! The Hook Norton brewery tour is magical. Not only do you learn a lot but he atmosphere, the buildings, the general vibe of the place is just wonderful. This is a truly fantastic day out with a lovely shop and options to grab a bite to eat as well.

Tours  are 2 hours long and take place throughout the year. They are £20 per person.

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Find out more about Hook Norton Brewery at @hook_norton_brewery

Buy Me Once – Iron Solidteknics pan

If you are a lover of items with an excellent cost-per-use then this is the gift that keeps on giving. With its multi-century warranty, this pan is the perfect special gift for individuals and couples who have moved in together or bought their first home. A beautiful and practical gift that will last a lifetime… which I think makes it a really meaningful  Christmas present.

As the name suggests, Buy Me Once are dedicated to quality items that are built to last: giving you value for money, longevity of use and reducing waste for the planet.

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Find out more about Buy Me Once at @buymeonce

Knife Sharp – Professional Knife Sharpening Service:

If you are looking for a gift which is both unique and functional then look no further. Promising to make your knives sharper than new, Knife Sharp offers professional knife sharpening and repairs by post that are easy, fast, and reliable. (I reviewed this service a while ago and can vouch that it is excellent). The perfect gift for the cook in your life with blunt tools.

Knife Sharp will receive any knives in any condition. Prices start at £29.95 for 3 knives and packages go up to 14 knives for £104.95. You can either purchase a postage box (if you want a present for the recipient to open) or gift cards are also available.

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Find out more about Knife Sharp at @knifesharp_uk

Hudson Home – Tapas Board:

I recently introduced Hudson home pieces into my kitchen and I absolutely adore them. They add a touch of luxury whilst also being functional. Their collections marry up perfectly with both modern and traditional home aesthetics.

The tapas board range made of reddish brown acacia wood comes in three different sizes ranging from £26-£48. These asymmetrical boards are perfect for entertaining and when not in use make a beautiful decorative piece on sideboards, countertops and shelves.

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Find out more about Hudson Home at @hudsonhome_


Royal Doulton – Gin Balloon Glasses:

Royal Doulton glassware looks beautiful and feels nice and sturdy too. For me, thin and flimsy glasses make a drink taste worse… I can’t be the only one?!

Bottles of gin are popular gifts, so why not be a little more original by giving some beautiful balloon glasses to enjoy that gin in. These really special looking glasses are £65 for two.

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Find out more about Royal Doulton at @royaldoulton


Drinks by The Dram – Tasting Sets:

In addition to some seriously good alcoholic advent calendars, Drinks By The Dram also do really lovely tasting sets for all different spirits. Their tasters come in their signature wax sealed drams which are lovely and rustic.

Tasting sets are available for gin, whisky and rum, starting at £24.95

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Find out more about Drinks By The Dram at @drinksbythedram



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