Monday, 10 January 2022

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

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Monday, 20 December 2021

Last Minute Christmas Gift Shopping? It's now easy and fun!

There are some people who are laser focused and super efficient. Their Christmas shopping was probably over quite a while ago.

But for the rest of us, there are usually several last-minute Christmas presents to buy in the last few days before Christmas. The neighbour who feeds your cat, the friend who walks your dog and someone who you feel needs a bit of extra cheering up. 

That's Christmas has ten really neat and nifty gift ideas that range from £8.50 to £45.00. And they are all made by UK-based artisan  producers. So they are unique, local and sustainable.

Got a foodie to gift for? They'll be thrilled to receive these South Indian cooking sauces. Each sauce is tailored to enhance out the flavour of specific meats or vegetables. 

Made using 100% natural ingredients they are also free from added sugar and starch. They cost £19.99.

Friends who have a sweet tooth will go nuts for this lovely handmade nougat giftbox. It's luxuriously soft and chewy with award-winning flavours likes macadamia nut, raspberries and flowers, honeycomb, pistachio and cranberry, hazelnut, almond and dark chocolate.  £32.00

And for the drink aficionado there's this very special treat. Chocolate and whisky have been combined  together to make this rich, malty drink presented in a beautiful bottle to make a perfect gift. It's made from 100% natural ingredients and produced sustainably.  £29.99

Like the idea of Biscotti for Christmas? Then you'll go wild for Biscottilicious and their handmade treats. Such as their Wild Forest biscotti before with green pistachios, white chocolate and warming cardamom. £32.00


Got a hot sauce lover to buy for? At only £13.49 this trio of hot sauces will delight them.

The Woolf's Kitchen is a brand of spicy sauces inspired by founder Dominique Woolf's Thai roots. The set includes Tamarind Ketchup, Hot and Sour and garlic kick JalapeƱo and Lime.


Roasted peanuts with rich peanut butter and chocolate are another decadent treat and will make a perfect small gift or stocking filler. 

Slow roasted peanuts are caramelised with sugar in small batches to give them a delightful caramel crunch, then cooled in a peanut butter, milk and dark chocolate mixture before being enrobed in 58% dark chocolate and cocoa powder. £8.50

If you have a marmalade loving friend or family member, this marvelous little hamper is absolutely perfect. Made in South Norfolk, Simon's Hamper will contain not one but two jars of Simon's Marmalade, a box of shortbread and a bottle of Simon's Marmalade Gin Liqueur.  £30.80


Buying for a tea lover? Then This is ideal for you and also for them. Buy them a Marulin Gift Bag which includes award-winning Hearty Breakfast tea, Four Seasons Green Oolong Tea and English Beauty, Oriental Beauty and Black tea from Taiwan. 

Marulin is heavily committed to direct sourcing teas from genuine small-scale farmers, paying fair market price and supporting farmers to ensure sustainability and quality. £18.00

From Curry on Cooking there's a brilliant idea that includes a chapatti pan for Indian chapattis, dosas, naans, parathas, pancakes and crepes. The kit includes six Currylicious kits with easy to follow recipes and shopping lists to help you create The Great British Curry in the comfort of your own kitchen. £45.00


Last but not least there's a beautiful hand-packed Woodland Honey Gift Set which will put a smile on everyone's face. 

It comprises three jars of super delicious raw honey: Acacia Honey, Linden Honey and Forest Honey and comes with a wooden honey dipper. £18.00

Not sure what to buy? Let them make their own minds up by gifting them with a Melted Inside gift card There are three options: £20, £50 and £100.

Need more ideas for stocking fillers, visit the large selection of suggestions here

Although this Christmas is still not yet normal, it should not stop us from celebrating by sharing.

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