The festive season is finally upon us & we’ve sourced all of the festive, foodie things you could think of to gear you up for Christmas. Here are our top picks:

Makers & Merchants mulled wine & cider syrup. This amazing non-alcoholic syrup has been expertly blended in the UK. Steeped in cinnamon, nutmeg and elderberry juice, just add it to wine or cider or even to a glass of fizz for a festive tipple!

The Snaffling Pig Co advent calendar – the ideal alternative for those who don’t get a kick out of having chocolate for breakfast. Each morning you can treat yourself to a mini bag of pork scratchings, or save them for later an enjoy with a beer!

The perfect addition to your tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beverage of choice or just an empty mug. These rather special Mug Huggers from Arden’s are all butter shortbread biscuits which have been hand-decorated.

Love all things festive & sweet but have allergies or intolerances? Your prayers have been answered by The Foods of Athenry – choose from their very fruity mince pies or their truly heavenly Christmas cake! Gluten, wheat & dairy free – divine.

Another pick from Makers & Merchants – their biscuit tins. Who doesn’t love/need an open tin of biscuits when it’s this close to Christmas? Handmade in West Yorkshire with free-range eggs, these biscuits are all-butter & pure luxury.

Did you know that the Christmas Candy Cane originated in Germany about 250 years ago? The story goes that a choirmaster was so worried about the children sitting quietly all through the Christmas nativity service he decided to give them sweets to keep them quiet…
Of course, he made them into the ‘J’ of a Shepherd’s crook to keep it festive – we’re not complaining!