This year, don't tread down the darkly uninspiring, painfully bland, oh-so-well-worn path of socks for dad, heart-stoppingly smelly hand cream for mum, a Lynx Africa deodorant set for your brother, and some borderline ugly jewellery for your sister. Sod that. This Christmas, choose a properly amazing present for the food and booze lover in your life, with our handy gift guide.
We've teamed up with the crème de la crème of Bristol's gin distillers, coffee roasters, wine merchants and more to give you some proper present inspiration. There's something here for everyone – so ditch the high street, support a local, independent maker and producer, and give something that the lucky recipient will actually be pleased to receive.
Christmas presents are sorted, courtesy of the good folk at Two Belly – and it's guaranteed to please everyone, from workmates to housemates to love mates. Or just keep it all to yourself, you've been such a good egg.With this Wriggle, you'll get two beers, a teku glass to drink it all in and a nice chunk of Montgomery's Cheddar – yes, you'll be finally living the life you deserve, you sophisticated flavour hound you.
Christmas is made for indulging, and this brilliantly boozy bottle set from Averys Cellars ticks all the boxes. With a bottle of fine Champagne, rich port, and stunning sherry, this Wriggle is perfect for splitting up and gifting among your lucky loved ones, or why not give one very special someone all three? We know they'll thank you for it!
To all the tea lovers out there (and let's be honest, there's quite a bunch around here) we've got a cracking treat for you. The amazing guys at Bird & Blend have plenty of gift ideas for you or your loved ones - you're guaranteed a high quali-tea Christmas this year!
Want to spice up your Christmas hamper? Gurt Wings are sharing their one-and-only signature buffalo sauce. Not only is it absolutely delicious on wings (as you may already know), but it also goes perfectly with chips, fried stuff in general (we know you love it as much as we do) and basically anything that you want to try it with. With this Wriggle you'll be nabbing yourself a 150ml bottle of Gurt Wings' award-winning sauce, all handmade with a ton of love and patience (and skills). Just add it to your hamper, whether it's for you or a special someone, it's sure to bring plenty of flavour into your life!
Call off the search: we've found the ultimate Christmas gift for the vegan foodie in your life (and we won't judge you if you are the vegan foodie in your life – you gotta treat yourself).This deluxe, giant hamper from the guys at Flip on North Street is packed full of all kinds of tasty vegan goodies to enjoy over the festive period and beyond. It's a huge hamper, including treats from Bristol Tea Co, Equal Exchange and The Tomato Stall.
Want to make a really nice vegan Christmas hamper but don't know where to start? FLIP has done it for you! They've put together this mini hamper, filled with vegan goodies that'll make any foodie extremely happy. These are all of the ultimate vegan Christmas treats right there!
This is the perfect Christmas gift for the beer loving pal in your life – let's face it, we've all got one. And if you haven't got one – you probably are the beer lover...Anyway, we digress. This Wriggle gets you a beautifully beery gift pack, featuring any four of their standout beers, all locally brewed by the brilliant Tapestry Brewery.
If you've got a beer lover in your life, or somebody who just loves Bristol and all its brilliant local producers, this is a perfect Christmas gift. And it couldn't be easier to do your shopping either – just book this Wriggle for any day, then head over and pick it up from the Arnolfini whenever suits you.
There's a choice of gift pack sizes too, depending on whether you're just getting a little something for your work secret Santa, or you really want to show someone how much you care by showering them in gallons and gallons of delicious beer. That's how it works, right?
The perfect Christmas gift for the beer lover in your life! Wriggle down to the Bristol Beer Factory @ The Arnolfini and get a head start on your Christmas shopping with a lovely, eco-friendly growler. You can choose an unfilled growler, a filled growler, or an unfilled growler with a voucher for the lucky recipient to come back and get it filled up with delicious, freshly brewed beer whenever they like. You get 50% off your first fill, and 25% of all subsequent fills, so if you ask us, it's definitely worth going for the fill!
Do you want to win the undying love of your friends, family and colleagues? Then nab yourself this wonderful Wriggle of 3 x miniature (5cl) bottles of Bristol Dry Gin, and dish 'em out. Give all three to one lucky recipient, split them up as perfect stocking fillers, or keep 'em all to neck yourself... We aren't judging.
Prepare to soar straight to the top of the proverbial present-giving class, with this wonderful bottle of juniper goodness. Alternatively, if you want to keep it all for yourself to help you survive the festive period, we promise not to tell. Either way, Bristol Dry Gin invite you to give your Christmas a brilliantly boozy edge, by adding in a bottle of their original classic Bristol Dry Gin. Cheers to that!
With this fabulous festive Wriggle, you can choose 3 of GingerBeard's delicious homemade preserves, chutneys, sauces and more: the perfect Christmas hamper-filler! Whether you give one lucky loved one all three, or split this Wriggle up into individual stocking fillers, or even keep them all for your own Christmas cupboards - these jars of goodness are happiness guaranteed.
With this lovely Wriggle, you can choose any 3 bags of locally roasted, single origin coffee from Wogan's top-quality selection. These come perfectly presented in a very smart gift box, and make the perfect present for the caffeinated comrade, colleague or cousin in your life. What's more, you can choose your grind, depending on how you like your beans in the morning: wholebean, cafetiere, filter (V60 or similar), filter machine, aeropress, chemex, stovetop (moka), and espresso!
KASK are offering their ultimate Christmas treat on Wriggle for you lucky lot, making it a doddle to pick up a real treat for the big day.
So, what's on the menu? First up: a bottle of NV Vouvray Brut Dilettante (Loire, France // 12%). Dry, elegant and champagne-y with notes of crisp apple and brioche, this elegant sparkling wine is the perfect Christmas fizz. Next up comes the cheese: a round of lusciously creamy and sinfully rich Brillat-Savarin - the classic and original triple-cream cheese from Burgundy. The lovely KASK gang are even throwing in a portion of Miller's Damsels hand-baked charcoal wafers to add a touch of crunch to proceedings. That's their Christmas, and now it's yours too, all wrapped up in KASK's Fizzy Cheesy Christmas hamper.
This gift voucher for the lovely Kiln Workshop, just off Gloucester Road, is perfect for the creative art lover in your life.A gorgeous pottery painting cafe, Kiln offers a space to clear your head and get creative, with a range of plain ceramics to choose from including mugs, vases, dog bowls and plates. Simply choose which amount of gift voucher you'd like to give, book the relevant Wriggle, and our team will send over an e-card. No need to face the cold and leave the house – this makes Christmas shopping an absolute doddle!
This is the perfect gift for the cider lover in your life, whether that's your dad, your nan, or you. The lovely Wriggle contains 3x 500ml bottles of award-winning craft cider, presented in Bristol Cider Shop's famous 'I Love Cider' gift box. Wriggle your way over to Bristol Cider Shop at Wapping Wharf, and either pick from any of the pre-selected boxes, or personalise your gift box by choosing any 3 bottles from the very well-stocked shelves.
Moor Beer Company are putting together a lovely ensemble for you: a Beer Lover's Gift Box with 8x 330ml cans of their favourite brewed beauties. You'll also get a very splendid Moor Beer Pint Glass – what a winner. In your gift box you will receive two of each of their standout beers including Nor'Hop, Stout, Revival and PMA.All of Moor Beer's brews are completely vegan friendly too, so everyone can enjoy them!
This gift voucher for the amazing Bristol Print Collective is absolutely perfect for the creative art lover in your life. Bristol Print Collective organise cracking printmaking workshops all year long, allowing you to have a go at screen printing, reduction lino printing, botanical printmaking to only name a few. The team are absolutely lovely and helpful every step of the way, and you get to go home with all your creations!
Simply choose which amount of gift voucher you'd like to give, book the relevant Wriggle, and our team will send over an e-card. No need to face the cold and leave the house – this makes Christmas shopping an absolute doddle!
Got a creative friend who wants to learn a thing or two about sewing? We've got great news for you: Sew Darn Good are now making vouchers for the Christmas period!
Sew Darn Good organise all kinds of sewing workshops all year long, allowing you to learn sewing basics, make some clothes or bags, upcycle your wardrobe, and more!
Treat a loved one to something special this Christmas with Wriggle credit – perfect to make sure your nearest and dearest eat well at the best independent spots in Bristol, Brighton, Bath, Birmingham or Cardiff. Once it's purchased, we'll be in touch to send over the e-card. Merry Christmas!