As Andy Williams says (or sings), It’s the holiday season and you know what means? It’s time for you to buy gifts for your entire family!
So because I don’t know your mom, dad or sister, I’m not gonna make you recommendations on what they are sure to love this Christmas. What I am going to do is give you a couple ideas on gifts that the whole family would love to be presented with coming Christmas Eve, morning or even in the days leading up to the big day.
If you’re in the London area, then I, without a single sign of hesitation, recommend that you prioritize going to Fortnum & Mason and Liberty. These department stores offer, in my opinion, some of the best-quality gifts on the market. That being said, you’re definitely going to have to pay a higher price for them. But c’mon look at them. In my opinion it’s worth it.
Here are some of my top recommendations from these namesake British department stores.
From top left to bottom right:
1.) Farrah’s Olde English Clotted Cream Toffee, 2.50, Liberty of London: The spelling of “old” and the overall packaging make this nostalgic British treat something special.
2.) Assortment of Mince Pies (box of 12), 13.95, Fortnum & Mason: The gold packaging with the beautiful scrolls makes these traditional English pastries even more appealing. Perfect for Christmas appetizers (and you can never go wrong with appetizers).
3.) Three Mini Classic World Teas, 13.50, Fortnum & Mason: Inside lie three beautifully presented tins of teas; the perfect gift for a family that loves to either start their days or unwind with a cuppa (or sooth a stomach that just ate too much).
4.) Fortmason Tea Biscuits, 6.95, Fortnum & Mason: Let’s be real; you can’t give your family beautiful tins of tea without the matching tea biscuits. These classic, buttery tea biscuits also contain subtle notes of orange blossom.
5.) Christmas Coffee, 12.50, Fortnum & Mason: Never underestimate how much your mom or dad love their morning cups of joe. Up their coffee game by giving them this golden tin of festive ground beans from Central America, Asia and Africa that have spicy and caramelized notes.
I think my message here in clear: food never disappoints as a gift for the family! Especially when it’s packaged in gold…