With Christmas just around the corner, have you got the hottest and most delicious gift ideas this silly season on your list?
For the foodie who is wild at heart, gift a ‘Gather & Cook Adventure’ at Biota. For $185, your giftee will experience a hands on approach to how the Biota chefs gather ingredients from their local surrounds in the Southern Highlands. They’ll discover new ingredients, how and where they grow, get their hands dirty and finish up with a campfire cooking session. The less adventurous can live vicariously through James Viles’ book ‘Biota: Grow, Gather, Cook’ for $59.95.
The Everleigh Bottling Co
The Everleigh Bottling Co knows good cocktails so its single-serve cocktail sets are the ultimate stocking stuffer with a luxury twist. For $68, you can get the Famous Four Set, including a Martini, Negroni, Manhattan and Old Fashioned or the Bartender’s Choice Set including the Vesper, Hanky Panky, Brooklyn and Bobby Burns. If you’re feeling particularly generous, the $249 Antique Collection is a limited-edition range of only 200 sets, including a 1950s Martini, 1960s Vesper, 1970s Negroni and a 1980s Bobby Burns.
Treat your loved ones to the gift of knowledge. And wine. NOMAD is continuing its Wine School into 2019 including a complete 101 of wine appreciation with a side of charcuterie, cheese and lunch. For $250 you can book them in for the February, March, April or May sessions. If your gift recipient is happier drinking wine in the comfort of their own home, sign them up for the NOMAD monthly wine club, featuring bottles carefully selected by NOMAD’s sommelier. For $95 + $11 shipping per month, they’ll receive 3 exciting new wines to try, or for the wine enthusiast, $180 buys them 6.
Wine. Need we say more? From a premium single bottle of the iconic ILR Semillon to an easy drinking Cricket Pitch or Hunter Favourites gift pack, Brokenwood has you covered with the gift of wine to suit any taste.
Buy one, give one this Christmas and make a difference. At Two Good, for every gift you buy, the exact same gift goes to a woman in need. So for just $75, you can buy a Two Good Care Gift Pack including Luxe Shampoo, Conditioner, Moisturiser and Body Wash for someone you love, and make someone else’s Christmas special at the same time. Other amazing gifts include tote bags, hoodies, sweats, hand wash and hand lotion.
Banksii, Sydney's first restaurant and bar dedicated to Vermouth is all about botanicals, which can be found in the food, in the drinks and on the gorgeous ceramic plates, most of which can be purchased via the Banksii website. For the hostess with the mostest, there’s the beautiful and minimally decorated botanical plates in small and large ($25/$50), a glazed Robert Gordon plate for $29.95, the Banskii trifle bowl for $40 or a pair of white wine glasses for $39.95, perfect for that summer vermouth spritz. Vermouth lovers will love the ‘The Book of Vermouth’ ($39.99), filled with more than 100 classic and modern cocktail recipes that go beyond the classic Martini or Negroni.
Christine Manfield has released a new edition of her award winning book, Tasting India, just in time for Christmas. It’s a gastronomic odyssey through the home kitchens, crowded alleyways, fine restaurants and street shacks of India exploring the complex and vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine. The new edition ($49.99) includes three new chapters on the Punjab, Gujarat and Hyderabad, plus Christine’s insider tips on where to sleep, eat and shop throughout India.
Three Blue Ducks
The boys at Three Blue Ducks have you sorted when it comes to the gift of delicious, ethical farm-to-table cooking. For $40 a pop, you can grab their Real Food, In The Country or Delicious Food cookbooks, written by Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy or for $39, you can purchase Happy & Whole, written by Darren’s better half, Magdalena Roze. While you’re at it, throw in some loose leaf tea from the Three Blue Ducks Tea Co, including Earl Grey, Ginger Zing, Inner Calm, and Red Bush Chai for anywhere between $14 - $21.50.
Stuck for a last minute gift idea? Or promised you’d bring the cheese platter along to party festivities? The Handpicked Wine wine and cheese box is perfect for any celebrations, including summer BBQs, picnics and Netflix. You can mix and match - choose from a range of premium wines and imported fine cheeses delivered straight to your door with each box including, one wine, 2 cheeses, crackers, a twin pack of Govino picnic glasses and a set of wooden cutlery. The team can even express deliver wine and cheese deliveries within 10km of the Sydney CBD so it arrives within 3 hours of placing your order. Crisis averted!
We may be biased, but our favourite gift is always the gift of food. Below are a list of our amazing clients who have vouchers available for purchase online:
A1 Canteen: obee.com.au/a1canteen/gift-voucher
Opera Bar: operabar.com.au/vouchers
Three Blue Ducks: threeblueducks.com/shop-online