Gifts for foodies… who also love a drink

1. A bottle of excellent gin inside, not a box, but a beautiful metal cutwork lantern. Maybe pack a pillar candle, or a plant, as well to complete the gift. Gin Mare Lantern Edition, £47.90, urban-drinks.co.uk

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2. One bottle of beer a week, and the story behind it, for 12, 24 or 48 weeks then, on Thursday nights at 9pm, there are live tastings with other members to share your views. From £36, Beerbods

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3. Finally a mocktail that isn’t jam-packed with sugar. You can get gift sets, with two drinks and a coupe glass, in four flavours including, lime, garden mint and yuzu. Rocktails gift set, £16.75, rocktails.co.uk

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4. A gorgeous glass with an understated gold print and box of New York breakfast tea. The double-walled design of the glass means the outer wall remains cool to touch while the insulation of the inner wall keeps your tea warmer for longer. All That Glitters tea set, £45, T2

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5. Set up a subscription to Petit Ballon and your recipient will get two bottles of wine a month, hand picked by sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, as well as tasting notes, recipe pairings and winemakers’ stories. Starting from £74.70 for a three month subscription, lepetitballon.co.uk.

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6. Ditch the dimpled glass for something simple, sleek and elegant. Just the thing for a craft beer enthusiast. Tankard (500ml), £15, department stores and lsa-international.com

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7. Beautiful to look at and brilliant to drink, the ligne claire-style labels on Tony Conigliaro’s bottle-aged negroni make quite the statement gift. £36.95, Amathus Drinks

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8. Pack a bottle of red wine with this elegant mouth-blown glass carafe – any wine lover will be estatic. £30, Habitat

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9. Any caffeine connoisseur will love a subscription to the new Tate Roastery coffee. Every month the coffee is delivered with a brew guide, farm notes and flavour profiles. From £8.50, tate.org.uk

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10. Kate Spade has created a cocktail shaker that’s not only useful for all the Christmas parties but it’s beauty makes it a statement kitchen piece for long after the fesitivities. £50, John Lewis

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