In case you missed it – our online Christmas shop, full of mouth-watering foodie Christmas gifts with postal delivery, is now open for the second year in a row. Hooray! We’ve chatted previously on the blog about the story of how the online shop came to be, but today we wanted to introduce you to what’s actually available to buy. If you’re on the hunt for Christmas treats for gifts that can be delivered directly to the recipient, then you’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for Christmas afternoon tea delivery, Christmas Eve treat box ideas, elegant biscuits or indulgent, boozy cake portions sent straight to your door, we’ve got something for everyone.
Christmas treats for gifts by post
And yes, you read that correctly: you can get delicious, lovingly handmade cake and sweet treats sent through the post. Though it’ll actually come from our home bakery in Maidstone, Kent, to your recipient it’ll taste as fresh as if you’d just baked it and run it round from next door (That is, if you’re looking at these Christmas treats for gifts: maybe they’re all for you, and you don’t want to share. We can’t say we blame you…)
Christmas afternoon tea delivery
If a cup of tea is a hug in a mug, then a Christmas afternoon tea delivery must be a huge cuddle in a bundle! Our famous afternoon tea has been given a Yuletide spin, so you can enjoy our trademark deliciousness with some festive flavours.
If you’re thinking of buying Christmas treats for gifts this year, our Christmas afternoon tea delivery is basically happiness in a box. Not many foodie Christmas gifts are as versatile as this is: enjoy it with your loved one for a civilised treat, or keep it as a Christmas Eve treat box when you’re waiting for the big day to arrive. The delectable flavours work brilliantly for all ages, from a Christmas eve treat box for the kids to a special surprise for elderly relatives you can’t be with physically on the day. You could even go one step further and order one for yourself too, so that you can both eat together over FaceTime or Zoom!
In your festive afternoon tea delivery, you’ll receive slices of zesty lemon sponge, richly spiced gingerbread men, indulgent macarons, melt-in-the-mouth Cherry Bakewell blondies alongside the all-important buttery fruit scones and homemade berry jam, along with fresh English Breakfast tea for two. Enjoy all of these without so much as lifting a finger…ok, you might need to lift one, but only to put the kettle on (and a classic film, if you’re using it as a Christmas Eve treat box!)
Gingerbread biscuit selection
Next on our list of foodie Christmas gifts is our super cute selection of gingerbread biscuits. It’s a flavour that’s synonymous with this time of year, and for good reason, thanks to the winning combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and, of course, ginger. Made from a traditional, perfectly balanced recipe, choose from a box of six or 12 handmade biscuit shapes, including gingerbread men hand finished with fetching fondant Christmas jumpers and piped detailing. Keep an eye out for Christmas trees and festive stars too.
These adorable biscuits are almost too cute to eat – but, not quite. When you can bring yourself to eat them and you take your first bite you’re met with perfectly spiced, absolutely delicious biscuits that are totally moreish. Plus, each box is carefully packaged so that it’ll arrive intact, so if you’re looking for Christmas treats for gifts to send to biscuit lovers that live a little further afield, these cheeky chappies are definitely the one.
Boozy Rich Christmas Fruit Cake
Picture the scene: you’re sat by a crackling fire, swaddled with cosy fleeces and fluffy socks on. Maybe you’ve just been for a rigorous walk in the cold winter winds and want to rest your aching limbs. Maybe you’ve braved the commute, come back from the office, and are finally putting your feet up. Maybe you’ve done absolutely nothing all day because it’s the Christmas holidays and that’s what the holidays are for. Either way, we’re sure you’ll agree that the only thing that could make this image any more perfect is a delicious hot drink and a delicious slice of boozy Christmas cake!
Christmas cakes can be arduous and time-consuming to make, so we’ve done all the hard work for you by making our delicious boozy fruit cake and sending it through the post. Each box contains five individually wrapped slices bursting with plump, brandy-soaked raisins, sultanas and currants, and mixed with fat cherries and tangy peel. Spiced to perfection, they’re finished off with a rich almond marzipan. Whether you’re eyeing them up for foodie Christmas gifts, or for a luxurious treat for yourself to round off a difficult year – you deserve it!
Last, but not least, let us introduce our indulgent Christmas macarons. Refined and exceptionally elegant, macarons are the ultimate patisserie dessert, now available by post for you to enjoy at home. These pastel coloured treats feature a chewy centre surrounded by a crisp shell, and are filled with a luscious buttercream centre. They come in a selection of tantalising flavours, including our naughty gooey salted caramel to our signature light and fresh winter berry flavour. Plus, the best thing is – macarons are naturally gluten-free, making them the perfect solution if you’re on the hunt for Christmas treats for gifts for those with intolerances.
Our macarons come in gift boxes of six or 12, and yes, even these dainty, delicate delicacies can be safely delivered through the post.
We hope you love our seasonal selection – we’ve worked so hard on pulling them together, perfecting the recipes and refining the postage process so that we can send them across the country. As each box is lovingly handmade by us, quantities are limited – so make sure you check out the shop here to grab yours before they all sell out!
Photos thanks to Rebecca Douglas Photography
We are Erica and Charlie Bell, a mother-daughter team creating breathtaking wedding cakes and macarons from our studio in Maidstone, Kent. We love nothing more than getting to know our couples, and creating distinctive designs that are inventive and imaginative. Our one-of-a-kind cakes that are designed down to the very last (sugar) detail. We deliver across London, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.