Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle!

tinsel_tangleIt’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it…

…such a great sentiment and so very true. So why is your head spinning right round – baby right round, like a record baby, right round, round, round – panicking over finding that perfect Christmas gift for your nearest and dearest?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so stop stressing, pour some Christmas spirit and jingle your sparkly Christmas bells like you’ve never jingled them before, because today I am going to relieve you of your festive frets.

This post will fill your Christmas stocking with great Christmas gift recipes and Christmas gift ideas that will leave your loved ones gushing. And when that long lost uncle suddenly turns up on the doorstep uninvited, you will also have some edible treats adorned with wrapping and ribbons waiting for his eager grip – so both you and I will be making Santa’s “nice list” this year.

Have a sparkly, glitter-filled, gut-busting Christmas everybody!


Christmas Hosting:

Great Baubles of Ice

colour_ice_spheresChristmas baubles aren’t just for the confines of the Christmas tree. Use giant balls of festive ice to keep your guest’s Christmas drinks chilled. Simply add drops of food coloring to the water before freezing. These Sphere Ice Moulds are ideal for recreating the bauble “look”. They also make the perfect Christmas Gift for whisky drinkers.


Christmas Gift Recipes:

Festive Peppermint Fudge - with candyCandy Cane Peppermint Fudge – This peppermint and white chocolate fudge is delicious and looks oh so pretty wrapped in clear cellophane bags tied with festive ribbon. Go to the recipe

Ginger Boy Cookies

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies – Who can resist a gingerbread cookie with their cup of Christmas tea? Using a cutter with a stencil makes it super easy to create cookies like a pro. Go to the recipe

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe in Jar Top

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti – Despite appearances, Biscotti is actually pretty easy to make – the dough is simply twice-baked to achieve that distinguishable crunch! Go to the recipe

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Spicy Gingerbread Vodka – This flavoured vodka recipe, made with ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves, makes the perfect gift to give at Christmas time. Go to the recipe

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Peppermint Chocolates – These Christmas chocolates make fun, refreshing and tastier companions to after-dinner coffee than the traditional (and rather filling!) mince pies. Go to the recipe

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Hot Chocolate Stirrers – We all know a die hard chocolate fan. Make them some of these hot chocolate stirrers as a gift and they’ll never want to use powdered cocoa again. Go to the recipe

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Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts – These slow roasted almonds, cashews, and pecans are coated in a sugar glaze and spiced with cinnamon. Go to the recipe


Gifts for Foodies:

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Tovolo Ginger Girls Cookie Cutter Set – The set includes one cookie cutter and six adorable templates, all of which click together for easy storage. The perfect gift or stocking filler for the budding baker!  Also available as a Ginger Boys set. Buy now

81-4344_Cupcake Scoop Pour 2013_10_29Tovolo Cupcake Scoop – This scoop is the fastest, cleanest and easiest way to fill cupcake pans and liners. It also ensures that the batter is evenly sized, so no more fighting over the biggest cupcake! Buy now

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Russbe Re-Usable Snack & Sandwich Bags – These reusable snack and sandwich bags now only help to reduce plastic waste, but are washable, feature a panel to write your name, and come in five adorable designs. Sold as a set of four bags. Buy now

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Vigar ‘Felix The Cat’ Sink Side Organiser Set – The perfect gift for cat lovers and owners alike. The set comprises a “Felix” cat dish brush and a super absorbent microfibre sponge neatly stored in a sink side holder. Buy now 

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Tovolo Clear Ice Mould – Not only does this ice mould make giant cubes that are ultra-slow melting, but they also make crystal clear cubes. The perfect buy for avid whisky drinkers and craft cocktail connoisseurs. Also available in a sphere design.  Buy now 

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