ED­I­BLE GIFTS

GIVE YOUR­SELF THE GIFT OF LESS CHRIST­MAS SHOP­PING WHILE SHOWING OTH­ERS YOU CARE WITH OUR DELIGHTFUL HOME­MADE TREATS

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Avoid the Christ­mas rush with our presents straight from the kitchen

The best gifts are the ed­i­ble sort; there are few peo­ple who will turn their noses up at a batch of beau­ti­ful bis­cuits, a creamy col­lec­tion of chocolates or some naughty-but-nice nuts.

The gift is made all the sweeter when you ded­i­cate time and ef­fort to cre­at­ing them your­self, which also al­lows you to add lit­tle per­sonal touches.

And let’s face it, it’s not a to­tally self­less ex­er­cise. Does any­one re­ally en­joy sit­ting in traf­fic to get to a mall, then spend­ing hours hunt­ing for a car park, be­fore bat­tling through the crowds try­ing to de­cide what to buy – while be­ing ser­e­naded by an­other cheesy fes­tive tune? How much more pleas­ant is it to spend a re­laxed af­ter­noon, with glass of wine in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other, ca­su­ally stir­ring cho­co­late and en­joy­ing the aro­mas from the oven, with half an eye on Love Ac­tu­ally on the TV?

So treat your­self as well as fam­ily and friends with our gor­geous range of sweet gifts, some of which can be whipped up in un­der half an hour. They are as per­fect for those hard-to-buy-for rel­a­tives as they are for teach­ers, neigh­bours and work­mates.

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