Gourmet Christmas gifts at Selfridges Birmingham perfect for Foodies
The festive season is the time for indulgence – and this year, Selfridges Birmingham is rethinking tradition and boldly going into a futuristic vision for Christmas. Future Fantasy is all about enjoying the season through a modern lens: think exclusive brands and lines, exciting new combinations and flavours, personalised gifts and special selections that will enhance any festive table.
And this year, the department store is going all out with its first range of Christmas vegan products, meaning no one needs to be left out when it comes to traditional seasonal foods.
Selfridges’ own label vegan products feature a moreish Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Panettone (£20), which is made exclusively in Verona, Italy, for the department store. Love Christmas pudding? The Vegan Figgy Pudding (£24.99) is the perfect pud after the main event – just add some vegan custard or indulgent coconut cream.
The Food of Athenry Vegan, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free Mince Pies (£5.49) are deep-filled Starry Mince Pies, packed with fruits, nuts and spices – all wrapped up in a sweet crumbly pastry. Perfect with a cup of tea.
If you want to treat the vegan in your life, the Vegan Christmas Gift Box (£90) includes the full range of Selfridges Selection of meat and dairy-free goodies: 800g Figgy Pudding; Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge (200g); Selfridges Selection Dark Chocolate Coated Pralines; and Pumpkin-Spiced Panettone – all wrapped in a large gift box.
For some sweet stocking fillers, the Vegan Fruit and Nut Fudge, and Dark Chocolate Coated Pralines cost just £10 each.
Warning – non-vegans will also love this delicious range!
If you can’t indulge in chocolatey treats at Christmas, when can you? Hit the sweet spot with the exclusive Selfridges Selection Dark-milk Hot Chocolate (£9.99), which is made with 40% cocoa for a perfectly balanced sweet, yet sophisticated flavour. New for this year is the Selfridges Selection Orange Hot Chocolate (£9.99), with 60% cocoa, zingy orange and a hint of vanilla. Both are made by the experts at The Chocolate Society, exclusively for Selfridges.
Say buon Natale to an array of italian-inspired festive delights. back by popular demand is the Salted Caramel Panettone (£25) – always a sell out – and it will sit alongside the new Selfridges Selection Cherry and Amaretto Jam (£6) made by Thursday Cottage to a premium recipe, using traditional pan cooking. Perfect for Christmas Day breakfast! The delectable Selfridges Selection Baci di Dama – Italian for ‘lady’s kisses’ – are indulgent biscuits made from Giffoni hazelnuts and chocolate and are just the thing to enjoy with after-dinner espresso.
Hampers and Gift Boxes
Selfridges is unveiling a new look for its hamper range this year, with stylish gift boxes and grey wicker hampers with canvas linings and yellow leather straps. Perfect for foodies, the gift boxes include Stilton and Port (£40), Honey and Cheese (£45), Salmon and Whisky (£100) and Caviar and Vodka (£140). The Wolesley Collection (£100) comes in a fantastic tote and contains The Wolseley Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Truffles 210g, The Wolseley Salted Caramel Shortbread 260g, The Wolseley Caramel Tea 200g, and the Breakfast at The Wolseley book.
Wines and spirits
For the first time, Veuve Clicquot will be ramping up the festive spirit by adding iridescent hues to its signature yellow tins – an exclusive for Selfridges. These will also be available for personalisation in store and online. Another exclusive is the Cambridge Dry Gin and Tonic, will debut in store this festive season. The artisan brand is a ready-mixed drink, presented in a Champagne-style bottle – the perfect toast for the season.
Crystal Head x Mickael Bouali (Sixmilk) have joined forces to interpret Selfridges’ Future Fantasy by hand-painting intricate galaxies and futuristic cityscapes on the iconic skull-shaped vodka bottles. Available in 20cl to 3l, it’s as much a piece of art as an artisan spirit.
Don’t restrict yourself to just chocolate! Selfridges is stocking an array of exclusive, fabulous foodie advent calendars – the ever-popular Mince Pie (£35) returns with new flavours to savour. Head to the store for Selfridges’ exclusive Livia’s Kitchen (£40) advent calendar, which is packed with vegan and gluten-free treats.