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Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Our pick of the best gift ideas for the foodie in your life this Christmas…


With an Italian-Kentish family at the heart of our business, we couldn’t write a gift guide without starting with a panettone, which is just as important to an Italian Christmas as rich, sticky figgy pudding is to us Brits! It is the original Christmas tear & share and comes in a variety of flavours including pistachio, lemon & chocolate. A good starting point is our traditional Macknade panettone, which is packaged in a lovely festive gift box.

Don Staibano Limoncello

Bring the warmth of an Italian summer into a cold English winter with our Don Staibano Limoncello, which is made by the Amodio family on the Amalfi Coast using a secret recipe that goes back generations. This drink is particularly special as the Amalfi lemon rind it’s made with is of IGP status, giving it a distinct flavour and smooth feel in the mouth… with a little less bite than the limoncello you might be used to!

Tarta de Santiago

This beautiful and traditional almond tart comes from the North West Corner of Spain and the
end of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. It makes a gorgeous centrepiece to any
Christmas spread, traditionally decorated with a St. James’ cross, and has a delightfully light fluffy texture. The perfect gift if your baking skills leave little to be desired and you want to make an impression!

Wooden Spoon Preserved Fruits

For some Christmas cheer closer to home, try The Wooden Spoon’s preserved fruits in alcohol. The Wooden Spoon make all of their products from their Oast House in the village of Wye, on the North Kent Downs, only 10 miles from our Flagship Food Hall. From Apricots in Amaretto to Blackcurrants in Rum, there really is something for everyone.

Cheese Glorious Cheese

Our incredible range of cheeses are a real showstopper, so this year, why not give the gift of cheese to a loved one? Whether you want to treat them to something new & exciting or a selection of old favourites, our knowledgable and enthusiastic deli staff are always happy to talk you through what’s what. Popular during our Christmas Cheeseboard Evening was Tom’s festive cheeseboard – Godminster Oak Smoked Cheddar, Bowyer’s Brie, Mystere de Volcans, Cirone & Gorgonzola Piccante. Also available wrapped in a basket with condiments & crackers.

Wine Boxes

Have fun in our new wine & spirits store and put together a wine gift box for your loved ones, with the help of our sommeliers’ Louis and Liza. Explore new varieties and get plenty of advice on the best wines for your budget. All wines are available for purchase in a presentation box.

Christmas Favourites Hamper

Tempted by a little bit of everything? Splash out on one of our Christmas Favourites hampers to give them a true taste of Macknade this Christmas. This hamper is jam packed with our best festive fare, including a Macknade Christmas pudding, MightyFine Mulling Syrup and Charbonnel Gin Infused Truffles.

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