Christmas present

Whether your’re treating yourself or a foodie friend, this is our pick for festive foodies

Hot beans
Spoil the coffee lover in your life with speciality coffee roasted in North Shields. Single origin or blend coffee, whole bean or ground, 250g £7.50. Gift vouchers available.
Baristocracy, Unit 2, Larch Court, West Chirton North Industrial Estate, North Shields NE29 8SG, tel 07908 007 726,

Cheesy does it
Northumberland Cheese Co’s scrummy gift selection includes this gorgeous hamper packed with goodies. Every cheese-lover’s dream present!
Northumberland Cheese Company, The Cheese Farm, Green Lane, Blagdon, NE13 6BZ, tel 01670 789798,
Enjoy 10% off Christmas purchases until Dec 31 with the code APP3TITE19 at

Christmas cheers
Dark chocolate and cherries are a glorious combo, only improved when combined in a silky-smooth seasonal liqueur. A gift to warm the coldest heart, this Boero 70% Dark Chocolate Cherry Liqueur is £9.95 at Il Piccolo, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, NE45 5BE, tel 01434 634 554,

Winter warmer
For a truly seasonal, rich cup of coffee, wrap up warm with Pumphreys Festive Blend coffee, £3.25 and £6.50 at Pumphreys Blaydon, tel 0191 414 4510,


To a tea
For a stocking filler with festive cheer, invest in a Sophie Allport fine bone china tea bag tidy, £8.50 at Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane Wylam NE41 8JH, tel 01661 852 176,


It must be love
Add a stylish touch to your kitchen with these lovely wooden pieces by Sil Interiors. Twin hearts £7.99, love heart £1.95, and Santa LED nose £6.99 at Brocksbushes, Styford Roundabout, Stocksfield, NE43 7UB, tel 01434 633 100,


A touch of glass
Serve an elegant Boxing Day trifle in a gorgeous Victorian or Edwardian pedestal bowl, £15 at RE, Bishops Yard, Main Street, Corbridge, NE45 5LA tel 01434 634 567,


Animal magic
Christmas comes but once a year, so enjoy it with this seasonal Wrendale mug and tray set, £17, and baubles, £10 each, at Corbridge Cookshop Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT, tel 01434 632 582,


Away with the fairies
Add sparkle to your Christmas table with this beautiful Ouse Valley Elderflower with Gold Fairy Jelly, £4.60 at North Acomb Farm Shop Stocksfield, NE43 7UF, tel 01661 843 181,


Just the tonic
Make the gin lover in your life happy with this stylish and practical Gin is my Tonic lemon cutting board and bottle opener set, £36 at Daniel Farm Sled Lane, Wylam, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam


One for the birds
These vintage Italian peacock table decorations add a touch of majesty to your Christmas table. £32 a pair – one male, one female – at Vintage at the Tower, Hill Street, Corbridge, tel 01434 632 186, www.facebook/VintageAtTheTower


Spread a little happiness
These little jars not only look pretty, they contain beautiful treats from the multi-award winning Hawkshead Relish Company. Christmas Marmalade, Fruity Cranberry Sauce and Lemoncello Curd, £6.99 each at Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope Centre, Berwick HIll Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 924,

Every port
Spoil someone special with this delicious Churchills Reserve Port, 20cl £7.99, and artisan Stilton pot, 100g £9.99, at Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818,


Jugs and mugs
Perk up your Christmas table with a charming Gisela Graham Christmas jug £6.45, mug £6.49, and Christmas pudding bauble £3.49 at Cook and Baker, Queensway Tynemouth, NE30 4NA, tel 0191 257 1707,

Christmas cheers
Raise a glass and a smile with this delicious Porto Niedpoort Ruby Dum and Tawny Dee port, 375ml £8.95 at The Deli Around The Corner, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth NE30 4EE tel 0191 259 0086,


Have a crackling Christmas
For snacks that pack a crunch, these Serious Pig oven baked crackling bites are sublime. £1.90 per bag at Dene’s Deli, Jesmond Road Newcastle, NE2 1LD, tel 0191 281 8200,


Christmas spirit
Make Christmas go with a swing with delicious Yorkshire Dales Distillery Desert Ram Gin 70cl £42.99, Smokey Ram Vodka 70cl £39.99, Intrepid Ram Rum 70cl £39.99 at Knitsley Farm Shop, East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 9EW, tel 01207 592 059,


Bling a ding
Add a touch of luxury to your Christmas table with these gorgeous Yashri agate coasters in rose quartz, £29.99 for four at Pure Knead, 111 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3RH, tel 07964 864181,


A birdie told us
Celebrate the nation’s favourite bird with a charming Emma Bridgewater robin mug, large £19.95 and small £14.95 at Broom House Farm, Witton Gilbert Co Durham, DH7 6TR, tel 0191 371 8382,


Sweet dreams
For a gorgeous gourmet gift, give Laurence Candied Orange on Marzipan in Dark Chocolate and Candied Wild Cherries on Marzipan in Dark Chocolate, £9.95 each at Boda Home, 74A Whitley Rd, Whitley Bay NE26 2NE, tel 07542 244716,


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