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I love Christmas, spending time with the family and giving presents.  Of course eating is also a big part of it!  Below I’ve listed some unique food and baking gifts for the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide.  I am sure they will delight any food and baking lover!



Tala Bakeware

A must for all those who love to bake.  Tala is a wonderful brand and such stunningly beautiful colours.  Not to mention it has a classic vintage look that I adore!  Their Tala Originals Stoneware range is wonderful.  Their mixing bowl is made from high performance and extremely durable material for the best cooking and baking experience. Beautiful colours too!


Tala Stoneware

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Taste Cocktails Cocktail Kit

A new DIY cocktail kit delivered to you . Each kit includes premium ingredients and recipes for 4-6 cocktails.  Examples of cocktail kits we send include the Espresso Martini, Daquiri, Old Fashioned, Margarita and Mojito kits.  Want to know how to make some cocktails?  Head over to my blog post on vintage cocktails here.  You can purchase Taste Cocktails here.


taste cocktails

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Sekforde Spirit mixers

Sekforde are a brand new concept – bespoke botanical mixers created specifically to enhance the flavour of the spirit (gin, whiskey and rum) rather than mask it.  A must for Christmas!



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Dove’s Farm Bread Making Kit

A great way to get into baking bread yourself, or a perfect gift for someone special.  This kit you will discover the joy of making your own homemade loaves, with a selection of the finest and most popular organic bread flours to get you started!


gluten free bread making

Image credit Dove’s Farm


Opies Food Hampers


Fed up with a frozen gateau? Christmas Trifle become tedious? This Christmas, Opies provides a one-step solution to revamp the repertoire of festive puddings – fruits with alcohol. Head over to their website to find out more about Blackberries with Gin and Pears with Port and other food lover hampers!


opies fruit

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Christmas Cracker Hamper

There are times when you can find it difficult buying for people at Christmas time.  Nothing seems to feel right.  That’s where come in.  You can find all kinds of wonderful Christmas Hampers full of seasonal treats and nothing says Merry Christmas as much as mince pies, nuts, fudge and red wine all packed in a lovely Festive red presentation box.  You certainly won’t be disappointed with the quality and contents of the hamper.  The lovely people at sent me a beautiful Christmas Cracker Hamper so I can highly recommend these will put a smile on your face. is the longest established hamper company in the UK starting back in 1979 so they know what they are doing and  you will receive the best quality of items in your hamper.  Head over to now to see what they have to offer.



For those who love food and drink at Christmas time these gifts are perfect! Head over to my blog to read where you can buy them.



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  1. Robert Price
    November 2, 2017 / 1:31 pm


  2. Cherry Edwards
    November 2, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Platform shoes and flares and shirts with big long collars like puppies ears !

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      A lot of which is coming back in to fashion now. I love the 70s!

  3. maureen moss
    November 2, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I am not sure what it was called but it was a small wire basket that you put the slivers of soap that were too small to use in…you clipped it together then while holding the handle swished it in the hot water for washing up… a very cheap form of washing up liquid!!!!!

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Now that’s a savvy money saving tip right there! what a wonderful idea!

  4. Alica
    November 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I love to see glass milk bottles! Brings back good memories from school and home.

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      I would have to agree!

  5. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    November 2, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Hornby model trains

  6. Karen Watt
    November 2, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Spotted colour plastic tumblers

  7. john prendergast
    November 2, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    retro dial phone

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      I’m sure some people wouldn’t know how to work them now!

  8. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    November 2, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    My Mums old Fruit spoons! Such a simple thing, but they had a shell-like surface and every tea-time out would come the little glass fruit bowls and spoons, and a huge tureen of diced fruit, with home-made cream to plop on top! Might have to start making that again for my own kids! x

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Oh they sound delightful 🙂

  9. Peter Chili Hewitt
    November 2, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Vintage OXO tins

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Oh I love those!

  10. stuart hargreaves
    November 2, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Deck chairs in the 60’s on Blackpool Beach, proper ice cream

  11. Tracy Nixon
    November 2, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Cabbage Patch Kids, Tiny Tears and Play School!

  12. November 2, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Old fashioned weighing scales with weights, my grandma had a set

  13. Helen Thurston
    November 2, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I have (and still use) some of my Nan’s old Pyrex, her Tala Cook’s Measure and her ‘Nut Brown’ pastry blender – reminds me of ‘baking afternoons’ when we’d batch cook for the freezer, Other things that take me right back are Letraset action transfers, Bunty’s cut-out wardrobe and Fuzzy Felt

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      So glad you have some vintage Tala. Nothing like it!

  14. Lorna Ledger
    November 2, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Ooooh, my Nana’s old retro radio ‘the wireless’, wish we still had it

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Indeed, many people turn old wirelesses in to speakers now!

  15. Chrissy Harris
    November 2, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Filofaxes were my favourite things before iPhones – I loved writing out addresses and phone numbers in the back

  16. November 2, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    Fab post!

    I love the look of the cocktail set and mixers. Perfect for festive drinks x.

  17. Frances H
    November 2, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    The brown plastic and metal egg slice we still use to this day. As I child I tried to strum it like a guitar and drove my mother mad.

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      How inventive we were as children!

    • Sue McCarthy
      November 5, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Yes we did that too!

  18. laura banks
    November 2, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    oxo tins my mum had loads of them

  19. Angela Fitzjohn
    November 2, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    The telephone, in the hallway,

  20. Suzanne
    November 2, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Tea cosies were colourful and useful.

  21. amy bondoc
    November 2, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    silver christening gifts always make me think of a gorgeous silver dressing table set my nan had, shes passed away now and the set still sits on the dressing table in what is now my aunts bedroom, whenever i see silver gift sets in the shops it remiidns me of this set 🙂

    • admin
      November 2, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      that is so lovely 🙂

  22. Keshia Esgate
    November 2, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    My grandparents had a biscuit tin, cream with a blue lid

  23. Debbie Wilce
    November 2, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve kept some of my Nans cooking stuff, one of which is a huge Tala bowl

  24. Emma Nixon
    November 2, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Sony walkman. Portable music on a cassette. Brilliant. Loved mine

  25. Lucy
    November 2, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Tins for your cereal or OXO ones 🙂

  26. Valerie Seal
    November 2, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Sundae glasses remind me of my childhood. my mother thought they looked very posh!

  27. Andrea Upton
    November 2, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    The old bean slicer my mum used to use, I remember as a child standing and winding the handle for her

  28. Ashleigh Allan
    November 2, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Proper glass milk bottles

  29. Kerry Kilmister
    November 2, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Glass Milk bottles. I remember it being one of my jobs to collect them from the doorstep each time there was a delivery. I also had to put the clean ones out to be collected. It was one of my jobs to earn pocket money.

  30. Sidrah Ahmed
    November 2, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    cassette tape

  31. Solange
    November 3, 2017 / 1:02 am

    My Speak & Spell.

  32. Sanam Ali
    November 3, 2017 / 1:58 am

    Record player

  33. Allan Fullarton
    November 3, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Hornby model trains – love them.

  34. Fiona
    November 3, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Those little cards you used to get with PG tips, I loved them so much (strange child!).

    • Sue McCarthy
      November 5, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      I remember those

  35. paula cheadle
    November 3, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    pedal car, I had one

  36. Kelly Hirst
    November 3, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Cabbage patch dolls remind me of my childhood – I still have mine in my mums loft!

  37. Misty Miller
    November 4, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    fuzzy felts

  38. Carole Nott
    November 4, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    lots of hours spent outside playing in my local woods

  39. Julie Camm
    November 5, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Tin pie dishes which were white with a dark blue edging

  40. Sally Collingwood
    November 5, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Love retro fabrics

  41. Claire Lewis
    November 5, 2017 / 11:26 am

    OXO tins my nan collected them and they all live on her dresser now

  42. kim plant
    November 5, 2017 / 11:36 am

    those little knitted women that go over the toilet rolls lol x

  43. Sue McCarthy
    November 5, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Sensible shoes for school – clodhoppers I used to call them. I always hated going to the shoe shop to have my feet measured and then had to try on the ugliest, most hideous “sensible” shoes for school.

    I also hated going to the hairdresser for a pudding basin haircut – urgh – I’m still scarred by the experience.

  44. cheryl hadfield
    November 5, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Mason cash baking bowl reminds me of baking with my grandma when I was little

  45. Sheila Reeves
    November 5, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    My mums old Tala icing set, I used to love looking at even when I was a child in the 60’s! I used to love vintage packaging even then!

  46. sima halimi
    November 5, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Green Sheid Stamps

  47. Lesley Bradley
    November 5, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Crocheted patchwork blankets back before the days of duvets (or continental quilts as they were called!) I still have my grandma’s Tala icing set too!

  48. leanne weir
    November 5, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    My grandparents had a cash box next to the phone!

  49. Jade Pawley
    November 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    OXO tins for me!

  50. Gemma Holland
    November 5, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    A telephone where you had to turn the dial someone

  51. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 5, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    We had the original soda stream machine when I was a child, I want to get a modern one but wonder if it will taste the same with all the sugar and e number reductions these days xXx

  52. Sue Johnson
    November 6, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    The large white lined mixing bowl brings memories of baking with my grandma

  53. Rebecca Sutton
    November 6, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Lego, I know its still freshly made currently, but I still have the old original lego men blue and red ones.

  54. Anneka Avery
    November 7, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    It’s not a brand I remember but more of a sound…. the old school dial up tone on the modem and the. Yelling is anyone on the phone 🙈😂

  55. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 7, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    My earthenware baking bowl – Its identical to the one mum used when I was little

  56. Susan Hoggett
    November 9, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Tupperware, I remember the tupperware parties and and I still have alot of old items that are still going strong today!!

  57. Lynda Graham
    November 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Crocheting squares to make a quilt and knitting scarves – long ones !!!

  58. Yolanda Davis
    November 10, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    my parents had a lamp that was filled with coffee beans. it looked like a coffee grinder.

  59. jules eley
    November 12, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    The old christmas biscuit tins, I loved all the different designs my nan always kept.

  60. November 12, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    We had one of the old enamel bread bins

  61. z webb
    November 12, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    flares and platform shoes!!

  62. Tracy Newton
    November 12, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I love the little milk bottles that cafes have started to use when you ask for milk for the children. All they need is a thin blue straw and I would be right back at school

  63. November 12, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Brass candlesticks. I’ve got two that my mum had each side of the mantlepiece.

  64. Alison
    November 13, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Brightly coloured tea towels that were holiday souvenirs brought back by relatives or some that were calendars.

  65. Rich Tyler
    November 13, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Floppy Disks!

  66. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 13, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    A Floral China Tea Set

  67. silvia
    November 14, 2017 / 7:35 am

    The chunky baking mixing bowl

  68. Cassandra D.
    November 14, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Cassette Tape Recorder.

  69. Jane Wright
    November 14, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Tupperware.. We found such a lot at the back of mum’s kitchen cupboards when we were clearing her house after she passed away. It was amazing how many lids we found that did not fit any of the boxes though!

  70. Sarah Prentice
    November 15, 2017 / 2:23 am

    video tapes

  71. Lorraine Stone
    November 15, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Those toy vintage red projectors that you used to put slide in and show against a wall.

  72. Fiona jk42
    November 16, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    tea pots with tea cosies, with leaf tea that you had to strain through a metal strianer. you hardly ever see them nowadays as everyone uses tea bags

  73. Elaine Savage
    November 18, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Spangles, those rather horrible hard-boiled sweets which I actually loved as a child!

  74. Hester McQueen
    November 18, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Twin tubs!

  75. Katie Skeoch
    November 18, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Pears soap!

  76. Iris W
    November 19, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Video tapes and the top loader video recorder remind me of how excited we were when we got the first one and kept recording over the same tape as we only had one

  77. Eve H Ogden
    November 19, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Tupperware mum used to go to the parties

  78. Karen
    November 19, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Living in a small town where everyone knew each other, cared about each other, helped each other and no violence erupted. Those were such better days.

    November 21, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    For me it has to be video tapes as they where so big when i was young.

  80. November 25, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    My mum has my Nans old Blue & White Ceramic Delphware. I just love the shape, colours,& style of this pottery.

  81. Sam Parkes
    November 26, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Soda stream maker as my mum had one

  82. Jason Tolliss
    November 27, 2017 / 2:08 am

    Red telephone boxes

  83. Katie W
    November 27, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    dandelion and burdock pop

  84. Lynne OConnor
    November 27, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    co-ordinated phone boxes and post boxes

  85. Heather Haigh
    November 28, 2017 / 6:41 am

    I have a big pot mixing bowl that belonged to my hubby’s mum.

  86. Lucy Fallon
    November 28, 2017 / 3:48 pm


  87. sharon martin
    November 28, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    tuperware and mason mixing bowls

  88. Katie
    November 28, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Retro phones it reminds me of my grans house

  89. ellie spider
    November 28, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    my gandma had the homepride flour jar that she got in the 60’s reminded me of Mr Benn lol when she passed on it was one of the things I had from her house and I love it

  90. Maria Jane Knight
    November 28, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Those big brown ceramic mixing bowls! I cannot for the life of me remember the brand though!

  91. Ian monck
    November 28, 2017 / 9:18 pm


  92. Sarah Wilson
    November 28, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    My Little Ponies! (the 1980s ones)

  93. Danielle Graves
    November 28, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I have a candle wick blanket which is 53 years old, it was originally my aunties when she was a baby then was passed to my mother then her younger sister, then its gradually worked its way down through me and my siblings and cousins before reaching my son and it reminds me of snuggles when i was little

  94. Lia Burns
    November 29, 2017 / 12:35 am

    I have a furry cat that I had since birth. It smells and looks vintage. Has great sentimental value to me

  95. Tammy Neal
    November 29, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Glass milk bottles and seeing the milk man which doesn’t happen anymore

  96. katrina adams
    November 29, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Dandelion and Burdock drinks make me think of being a kid at my nans house as that was all she ever had and the only time I ever drank it! The only metal Quality Street tins also take me back to my childhood Christmases.

  97. clare tate
    November 29, 2017 / 10:15 am

    jojo bows, im sure we used to wear big bows in our hair in the 80s, then we started wearing butterfly clips by late 90s

  98. Emily Hutchinson
    November 29, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Those mixing bowls that everyone had.

  99. Juli Savage
    November 29, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Brown Ceramic mixing bowl – reminds me of my mother making puddings

  100. Simone Griffin
    November 29, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Tea cosies on teapots remind me of my nan’s house x

  101. caroline tokes
    November 29, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Leg warmers always remind me of the 80’s when I was growing up

  102. Diana
    November 29, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    My very very very very old teddy 🙂

  103. chloe brill
    November 29, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    my vintage coat

  104. Miss Tracy Hanson
    November 29, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Old biscuit tins which are usually full of buttons now. Nearly everyone I know has one lol.

  105. Emma Davison
    November 29, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Those old dial phones

  106. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    November 29, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    The old style glass pop bottles … A “man in a van” used to deliver them to our house when I was young x

  107. Tracey Anderson
    November 29, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Cornishware and Green Shield stamps ( Showing my age now )

  108. Natalie Crossan
    November 29, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    The soda stream!!!

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