The inspiring Indian Christmas gift list

It’s that time of year again, and to make Christmas a cracker you should have only the niftiest gifts on your list. From the finest foods to the sartorially splendid, you’ll find it all in this capsule collection; each item, of course, displaying a distinct, bold and beautiful Indian accent.

Piccadelhi’s Coaster set, £10

Piccadelhi 4 coaster gift set Indian inspired

Drop a heavy hint that you fancy a cuppa by gifting your favourite tea-maker a set of these delicate drinks holders, then suggesting it’s high time that it was chai time.

That Hungry Chef’s Asian-spiced potted meat trio, £12.35

That Hungry Chef Pratap Chahal Asian Potted Meat Gift Pack

This potted collection of potted meats is an edible edit of three of Pratap Chahal’s smash hits; Afghan Potted Beef, Goan Pulled Pork and Bengali Chicken Tikka pate.

Delhish’s Mixed burfi box, from £3

Delhish Oxford mithai sweets savouries Indian snacks company mail order

Quality Street can fudge off – this is the greatest gift for any sweet freak. Handmade in Oxfordshire to old traditional recipes, the colours and flavours scream ‘celebration’.

Holy Lama’s Christmas Spice Drops Kit, £20

Holy Lama spice drops Christmas gift set

Classic Christmas flavours from a company with its roots in Kerala, where the festival is big business. This sextet of liquid extracts will infuse the whole season with spice.

Mr. Todiwala’s Pickles & chutneys, from £4

Mr Todiwalas Cyrus pickle chutney 20 anniversary Indian fruitylicious

Formulated by a very Incredible Spiceman indeed, these condiments compliment anything you slather ’em on. Made with 20 kinds of fruit, the limited edition ‘Fruitylicious’ is a fine choice.

Meghna’s Healthy chai caramel brownies, £15


These gooey bean-based brownies are gluten-, refined sugar- and dairy-free, meaning there’s all the more room in each of the sixteen slabs for chocolate-y, caramel-ly goodness.

The Chocolatier’s Rose & raspberry truffles, £11.95

Aneesh Popat the chocolatier Indian raspberry rose water ganache chocolate truffles

There’s something both brilliantly British and incredibly Indian about these fragrant, fruity dark chocolate truffles, made without dairy for the purest, cleanest flavour.

The Spice Collective’s 2015 Christmas Hamper, £100

Spice Collective Christmas gift hamper

A decadent Desi delight, this wicker hamper holds all manner of gourmet goodies from some of the UK’s finest artisans including Dips, Spice Kitchen and Cheeky Food Co.

East India Company’s Indian Spices filled biscuits, £5.95

East India company filled thin biscuits cheese Indian spices savoury snacks gift tube

Not at all authentic but very, very tasty. Similar to those fine, friable French biscuits called crepes dentelle, these diminutive wafers are piped full with spiced-up soft cheese.

Cinnamon Culture’s Masterclass voucher, £80

Cinnamon Culure masterclass voucher

The Bromley fine diner specialises in modern-yet-authentic regional fare. In these one-to-one sessions, the chef shares his secrets with a lucky student during three hours of cooking and feasting.

The Playful Indian’s Mithai print, £6.50

Playful Indian Dina Thanki should I eat the mithai print gift

Help the sweetest lil’ laddoo you know decide whether they should eat any more mithai with this helpful flowchart (which almost always delivers a resounding ‘yes!’)

Sintamani’s Laksmi lotus necklace, £87


Not on the high street Sintamani original_laksmi-lotus-pendantPart of the maker’s Star Lotus series, this pretty pendant takes its inspiration from the blooms Hindu goddess Laksmi holds in her hands, its gold finish denoting auspice.

Cocoa Hernando’s Masala Chai discs, £10

Cocoa Hernando Paul Tomlinson masala chai Indian chocolate discs spices

If Indian-spiced tea is your cup of chai, you’ll love these dainty discs which capture that precise character in chocolate. You can even opt to have a personalised message printed on the box.

Divertimenti Brass spice grinder, from £30.29

Divertimenti Indian brass spice and coffee grinder traditional

Available in three sizes, these brass grinders are every bit as functional as they are ornamental. When not being utilised in the making of masalas, they’ll sit pretty on any shelf.

  • To read more about The Chocolatier, click here
  • To read more about That Hungry Chef, click here
  • To read more about Delhish, click here
  • To read more about Holy Lama Spice Drops, click here and here



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  1. Pingback: Indian festive feasts – the restaurants to book & what to order | Culinary Adventures of The Spice Scribe·

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