Read all about it…gifting becomes that next level when you can provide the gift recipient with a personal gifting experience, so why not check out Historic Newspapers who have an amazing range of original Newspapers, personalised products and gorgeous gifting ideas.
Historic Newspapers has the biggest private archive of UK local and national papers, including original edition newspapers from their enormous collection.
Pop the cork, lets get fizzy and celebrate with some of the fabulous fizzy stuff!!
Indulge your friends, family, loved one you know how to personalise with some pizazz with this amazing gift, that includes a bottle of 75cl Taittinger champagne; light, elegant with a high percentage of Chardonnay for the lucky recipient to sip and savour.
Beautifully boxed in a satin lined display box and choose any original newspaper from any date. The historic newspaper can be selected from any date from our extensive archive of over 4 million UK papers from the 20th and 21st century.
The newspaper in this gift set is an original copy from the date you choose, rather than a reproduction, and rare, so your recipient can sit back relax and enjoy a glass or two of fizz while they enjoy a historic snapshot from their chosen date.
Prettily presented in a stunning satin-lined gift box, this gift set says let’s celebrate in decadence and style, as included is a lovely 75cl bottle of Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé Champagne which has been made with black grapes and a small amount of Chardonnay for an elegant taste.
Also, you can choose an original edition newspaper from any date such the Economist and many more titles, a perfect way to mark a significant date such as a special anniversary or a birthday.
Yes, it’s my birthday, so it’s time to get the boozy birthday celebrations started with the amazing Award-winning Piglet’s Pantry.
Based in Worthing West Sussex, Piglets Pantry create the loveliest hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and next level Afternoon Tea packages delivered direct to your door in their signature pretty pink presentational boxes.
They cater for a range of dietary requirements and they have a whole range of Vegan fabulousness. The Vegan Afternoon tea is a must and includes scrummy sweet treats and sensational savouries so you can sit back and enjoy your birthday bonanza.
Two Teapigs teabag sachets are included, within the vegan afternoon tea, but why not make things a little extra and add on a bottle of beautiful Bottega Rose Gold sparkling rose. A delicious peachy coloured liquid with a taste of berries, to get you feeling that fizzy fabulousness.
Sweet treats for two included x2 yummy rich chocolate loaf cake with lavender glaze, x2 raspberry, lychee and rose swirl cakes, x2 vegan scones with whipped vegan butter and strawberry and champagne jam – now that is definitely fancy pants!
Also included within the generous Vegan afternoon offering for two are 4 spring vegetable vegan rolls, 2 leek & tarragon tarts and 2 vegan scotch ‘eggs’. Let me tell you all the super savouries got scoffed in record time!
Fabulous Food Deliveries delivered Direct to your Door #Gifted
Home food delivery services have increased in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with restrictions slowly easing it is important not to forget all those brilliant brands that made our lives so much easier with their commitment and dedication to deliver us some amazing doorstep deliveries.
With ever increasingly busy lifestyles, a home delivery can take off some of that pressure and strain of having to head out to do the supermarket shop.
In no particular order here are my personal recommendations…
Direct From the Farm
Direct from Farm to plate, these three brands bring quality produce direct from the farm for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Pikt founded by Matt are an independent family-owned business who values people and the planet before profit. They focus on treating everyone fairly which I absolutely love.
The Pikt team specialist skill set and continuing commitment to bring organic to the people means that Pikt have impressively attained Plastic-Free Trust Mark Certified, Soil Association Certified and B-Corp Certified.
An amazing achievement that demonstrates their ethics and values meaning that they are actively committed to social change, taking care of both our planet and people.
All their fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered in environmentally friendly, presented in plastic free fully recyclable wrap, and are 100% Organic too.
Ellacott farm located in the Devon village of Bratton Clovelly on the edge of Dartmoor is the home of the amazing Eversfield Organic founded by Mark.
Now Eversfield Organic has seen continued growth and produces a whole range of fabulous foodie goodies including their fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, that are delivered direct to your door, perfect for delicious and delightful meals at home.
Organic is better for our planet and people, Eversfield use sustainable organic farming measures and are continually working to reduce their environmental impacts by reducing waste, you can even return your packaging for free!
Using organic farming systems eliminate all synthetic and petroleum-based pesticides and fertilisers which reduces soil and water contamination helping to achieve a natural balance so that nature and wildlife can exist and thrive alongside commercial organic farming.
Bag yourself some of the burger brilliance, but in the comfort of your home with the Honest Burgers at Home service, yes you heard me right! The legends over at Honest have managed to create a burger bonanza that is delivered directly to your door, perfect for a cosy night in.
They have a range of kits to suit all tastes such as meat, vegan and gluten free buns if needed, so bring on those burgers! And if that’s not impressive enough you also get an Honest canvas tote bag thrown in for good measure too.
Their burgers are stuff of dreams and they cover a range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan, so once you have gone Honest you won’t want to back to burger normality.
Pasta Evangelists a London based business headed up by co-founder Alessandro CEO and Chris head of Operations & finance with their team of lovely Pasta enthusiasts offer Pasta subscriptions and gifts with delivery direct to your door.
The brand chave three food heavy weight who are official Evangelists and also co-founders in their business including, the Times restaurant critic and columnist Giles Coren, founder of Leith’s School of Food & Wine and Great British Bake-off celeb Prue Leith and food critic & MasterChef judge William Sitwell.
After a challenging 12 months and with Mother’s Day approaching, it is important to take time to celebrate this special occasion and make sure that our marvellous mothers still have a lovely day at home.
Send some smiles to your mum with Prestige hampers who have a range of fabulous and drink hampers to suit all dietary needs, so your mum can indulge, enjoy and feel like number one.
Perfect for all the Vegan mummies, the vibrant Veritably Vegan hamper is jam packed with lots of yummy Vegan treats all presented in beautiful brown wicker basket.
Included within the hamper are sweet treats such as Brave Dark Choc Roasted Chickpea 30g, Melting Pot Vegan Handmade Fudge Madagascar Vanilla 90g, Mrs Crimble’s 6 Vegan Macaroons 195g, Ooh! Chocolata Original Dairy Free & Vegan Milk Chocolate 50g and The Dormen Moments Blend No. 3 Cashews, Cranberries & Coconut 45g.
There are also some savouries thrown in too the Indie Bay Superseeds Crunchy Pretzels 26g and Mr Filbert’s Marinated Olives with Lemon & Oregano 65g.
This stunning gluten and wheat free hamper presented in a gorgeous gold wire basket makes for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Your mum can indulge her sweet tooth with the lovely Lovemore Gluten Free Shortbread Fingers 125g, Radfords Handmade West Country Crumbly Butter Fudge 113g, Guppy’s Chocolates Orange Shards 90g and a Lovemore Gluten Free Genoa Slab Cake!
The hamper contents are perfect for a mum’s movie night in at home as also included within the hamper are the Easy Bean Moroccan Spice Chickpea Crispbread 110g, Mr Filbert’s Honey & Peppercorn Mixed Nuts 50g, Mrs Bridges Red Pepper & Garlic Salsa 100g and some yummy Yorkshire Crisps in Worcester Sauce 100g presented in this lovely tube decorated with an illustration of York Shambles.
Due to dietaries do double check the contents for suitability and if you have any questions contact the lovely Prestige hampers team directly.
Clearspring have been in the industry for over 25 years, they are a fabulous family-owned business, with a particular expertise in sourcing authentic Japanese foods.
Offering delivery direct to your door, Clearspring customers can have fun experimenting in the kitchen and enjoy delicious dining within the comfort of their own homes thanks to the lovely bunch over at Clearspring.
Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers. By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.
Clearspring products are all Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of products are also gluten free too, so you are in good hands.
The extensive range of fabulous foodie items on offer is impressive stuff and introduces customers to a range of Vegan foodie loveliness.
Instant Miso Soups are perfect for a light lunch, a comforting supper and are easy to do literally pop in a cup and add water they are that simple but taste great and without any of those nasties.
The brilliant Bio Kitchen Veggies, lentils & beans jar range and plant-based alternatives such as soya chunks, mince and Japanese silken tofu, made with pure spring water from Mount Fiji, are ideal to mix things up a little for even extra yummy family mealtimes.
Clearspring also have a range of rice noodles, pastas made with ingredients such as brown rice and red lentils, lovely pasta sauces and a staple in anyone’s kitchen soya sauce.
Founded by the lovely Sarah Lynn, 2017 winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Sweets in the City is jointly owned by Lord Sugar and are seeing continued growth and success.
The Sweets in the City team inspire and innovate to produce personalised sweets, which are fun, fabulous and fill us with sweetness, that are suitable for any occasion such as friends and family gifting, celebrations, and corporate events.
Make your life that little bit sweeter and enjoy some Vegan sweet loveliness with the Sweets in the City range of Vegan Jars, Dual bags and why not even be part of The Sweet Society?
The Vegan fabulous Fizzy Frenzy giant jar of joy, personalised with my Forkward Thinking Foodinista logo, was jam packed with delightful deliciousness such as fizzy marvellous melons, scrummy sugar dummy’s, cheeky cherry cola bottles, a giant vibrant rainbow twist and so much more.
Be part of the team with this tasty Team Vegan jar that is sure to play with your taste buds and would make a gorgeous gift for friends, family, colleagues or why not just treat yourself to some super sweet vibes.
Do you want to be part of the club…well the brilliant bunch over at Sweets in the City have created The Sweet Society so that you and your squad can enjoy a mouth-watering monthly box of yumminess, so give a big hands up in the air for ‘Team Sugar’.
The Sweet Society is a superb subscription service which delivers direct to your door a varied range of quality tasty treats, that are seasonally selected, handpicked and packed with love by the superb Sweets in the City team.
Exciting to know that being part of the exclusive The Sweet Society means that every month you can get your sweet sugar fix which may even include exclusive/limited edition sweet ranges that are not always available on their website.
After a challenging 12 months for everyone it is still important to stand up and celebrate Love for our people and the planet Earth. Even better let us celebrate with Chocolate.
Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, loved up couple and founders Chocolate and Love have exactly what you need chocolate, chocolate, and lots of love with more chocolate.
People are important to Chocolate and Love which is why their cacao is sourced directly from the dedicate farmers who work within the Fairtrade certified cooperatives in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic, and Madagascar.
The focus is about sustainability and empowering the farmers enabling them to work for a Fairtrade Minimum price. This money can be then used to help Farmers become more resilient to climate, educate their children, plan for the future and improve their communities.
Chocolate and Love care for our planet, so use FSC certified paper for their outer wrapper, plastic-free silver inner wrappers made from renewable wood which are completely biodegradable.
Even more impressive Chocolate and Love planted trees in Ethiopia and Tanzania in collaboration with an innovative re-forestation organisation called Weforest.org and are among their top 10 donors. By planting back this offsets the production of the paper used, so by chomping Chocolate and Love’s yummy chocs you’re helping the planet too – sounds good to me!
Their premium organic Fairtrade mini and full-size chocolate bar boxes are amazing with Vegan and non-vegan options, so there’s something for everyone. The Chocolate and Love lovely libraries of chocolate Pure Dark/Dark filled with mini and tins are the perfect indulgent treat to gift to family, friends, loved ones or a gift from you to you to enjoy some self-care and you time.
Why not create a romance tray for your other half, using some of Chocolate and Loves yumminess, with Chocolate dipped strawberries, a mouth-watering melted choc pot mini fondue and a hot chocolate drink to wash it all down with.
Piglet’s Pantry is an amazing Award-Winning food producer, who make hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and biscuits, based in Worthing West Sussex.
Started by founder Jo , who left the corporate world and went on a mission to set up her dream bakery. In November 2011 Piglet’s HQ was set up, and over the last seven years business has tripled and now Piglet’s employs 25 people.
Brilliantly boxed in this pretty pink Piglet’s packaging, the Vegan afternoon tea will delight and definitely not disappoint.
The Afternoon Tea can be delivered direct to your door, so make sure that you are not late for this incredibly tasty tea date.
The Vegan Winter Sparkle Tea for 2 includes x2 scrummy scones with lashings of wonderful whipped vegan butter and tasty tiptee jam.
As if things could not get any sweeter, you also receive x4 cute cake slices including x2 Rich chocolate cakes with gold glitter dust and x2 spiced caramel apple cakes with pieces of caramelised apples and biscuit on top.
Also included are some smashing savouries x4 spiced chickpea and quinoa pastry rolls, x2 mushroom, garlic, and breadcrumb tarts and x2 vegan scotch eggs filled with a chickpea and vegetable medley and beautiful beetroot centre.
Your much needed thirst can be quenched, as Piglet’s Afternoon tea includes Earl Gray and Breakfast Teapigs teas, so sip, eat and enjoy.
Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.
From field to farm, the lovely Laura & Robert work hard to produce their delicious homegrown potatoes and their yummy hand cooked crisps offering nationwide delivery anywhere on the British mainland.
Exciting happenings have been taking place over at Fairfields farm, as they have just launched and introduced a new addition to their hand cooked crisp range; Roast Beef and impressively they are Vegan too!
Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to make sure that they meet the highest standards which is why they are BRC Grade AA accredited.
The Fairfields Farm potatoes are perfect for Baking, Roasting, Chipping, Boiling and Mashing, so you can get creative in the kitchen creating great value family meals.
My fav cooking method is the classic baked potato with butter, cream cheese and chives served with some fabulous Fairfield Farms Roast Rib Beef crisps and a pretty rainbow crunchy salad.
Why not use a potato for dessert, yes you read correctly! Using the Fairifields potatoes, I made these super scrummy mash potato chocolate truffles, yes, they may sound a bit wacky, but they are actually really good, and my family could not tell that these truffles contained potato instead of double cream…
Gumbies founder Michel Maurer has created the outstanding Outback Slippers made from 100% PET recycled plastic from post-consumer bottles for the upper, rubber for the sole and are fully Vegan too.
Each pair of Outback slippers takes approximately 8 recycled plastic bottles, so since launching the Outback slipper in 2017 Gumbies has helped to recycle more than 500, 000 bottles, impressive stuff!
Also, the Castorsoles insoles are made from 100% Caster Bean a naturally derived material which is them topped with recycled felt.
They are a good sturdy slipper perfectly practical, ideal for a cosy night in at home and they come in a range of colours such as Navy, charcoal with different colour trims so you are spoilt for choice.
Gumbies are an ethical eco-friendly brand that keep things simple, so you can keep your family, friends and your tootsies warm and toastie this winter.
Now nothing says Christmas cosiness like a good set of cosy Pyjamas and the Glasgow local independent team over at Pyjamas Forever have you covered with their amazing Pyjama Subscription service.
Each month you receive a lovely care package that includes a pretty PJ set, an accessory such as this super cute candle, a treat provided from another local independent and a motivational note to keep you on those positive vibes.
A perfect way to gift a care package to family, friends or treat yourself to a cosy night in without the stress of having to trawl the shops, as these are delivered direct to your door.
Now you’re all wrapped up set the snug scene by popping on the kettle, fill up your hot water bottle, pour a cup of Hoogly tea and light those stunning candles to get those Christmas vibes.
A leader in the candle making industry, Yankee Candles have decided to bring us some magic for 2020 with a whole range of new and exciting candle combinations.
Gorgeous gift sets include a small jar candle themed with Unwrap the Magic and 3 cute votive candle minis, that have up to 15 hours of fragrance, with fabulous festive fragrance such as Singing Carols, Holiday Hearth and Surprise Snowfall.