Rocket’s Christmas Gift Guide

Need some inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year? We asked some of the team around Rocket what gifts they were the most excited to give this year. The result is a curated gift guide that reflects a perfect blend of celebration and culinary delight. Whether you’re shopping for a discerning friend, dependable colleague, or a loved one with a penchant for the finer things in life, there’s a little something for everyone to elevate the art of gifting this year.

Spanish ham carving set

“My sister is a star present-giver and she recently found me the perfect gift for a significant birthday. For weeks, it gave my whole family an untold amount of pleasure. Having eeked every scrap of delicious ham from the bone, we made a flavourful stock and immediately started to make plans for our next ham delivery. Brindisa also have easy-to-follow instructional videos which means you get further enrichment by mastering the art of the jamonero. I recommend training others to carve so that the pleasure can be shared… my eleven year old became quite handy with the razor-sharp 12” blade. For the foodie family, this really is a gift that keeps on giving.” – Michael Symonds, Founder & Director  

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Chalkstream Gold gin

“Responsibly distilled directly from the infamous ‘gin-clear’ waters of the River Test in Hampshire and infused with the river’s surrounding botanicals, the flavour and quality of The River Test Distillery’s small batch craft gin are unmatched. Any of their three gins will make the perfect gift for a gin-lover but their special edition, Chalkstream Gold Gin, is what I will be gifting this Christmas!”  – Perdita Kennedy, Event Co-ordinator  

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Cheese of the month subscription

“Nothing says Christmas quite like a bountiful cheese board. Being French, I absolutely love cheese and Neal’s Yard Dairy makes some of the best. Their subscription boxes make the perfect gift for any cheese enthusiast – each month, they pick four artisan cheeses thoughtfully paired with detailed tasting notes. It’s the perfect way to explore new flavours and textures and discover some of the finest smaller-scale, traditional cheese producers.”  – Mathieu Defranse, Senior Head Chef

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Farfalle pasta earrings

“The perfect gift for the pasta lover in your life. Whether they daydream of the perfect water-to-semolina ratio or always know where to find the best cacio e pepe, these charming earrings pay homage to any carb-loving aficionado or enthusiast.” – Celeste Good, Senior Marketing Manager

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Daylesford Organic hamper

“Is there anything more delightful than unwrapping a luxury hamper? Daylesford Organic has curated a variety of Christmas hampers featuring an assortment of artisan food and drink products. From ‘The Night Before Christmas’ selection to their more extravagant ‘Christmas Day’ hamper, these make the perfect present for the food-lover in your life. Can’t quite find the right hamper? The team at Daylesford is extremely helpful and can help you curate a hamper with your own selection of products. I particularly love their fig-scented candle and selection of chutneys – perfect for that Christmas cheeseboard! Plus your recipient can reuse the chic wicker basket.” – Rachel Warren, Head of Creative

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Gusbourne magnums

“Inspired by a recent Rocket trip to Gusbourne, English fizz has found a place on my gifting list. Gusbourne, in my opinion, top the charts of English Sparkling Wines. However, their lesser-known still wines are also delicious to guzzle (and as good). Purchase their Chardonnay Guinevere or Pinot Noir (by the case or bottle), or since it’s Christmas, perhaps by the magnum.” – Charlie Grant Peterkin, Commercial Director  

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Recycled glass jug

“With two sisters to buy for I think this pretty glass jug would make a really super addition to any dining table. It would work for day to day entertaining, but also would look really gorgeous on the table for a smarter dinner party setting as wellIt’s made of recycled glass which in this day and age is always really appealing and the company, Nkuku, really takes into consideration the environmental impact of their products.” – Victoria Kalirai, Head of Events 

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Chic bistrot spreaders

“Whether you’re schmearing butter, soft cheese, or jam, these knives come in a striking array of colours and make the perfect stocking stuffer. Made by husband-and-wife team at Sabre, they blend elegance with practicality and add a touch of style to your table setting.” – Flora Evans, Senior Chef de Partie

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Cookbook

“This is the eagerly anticipated “bible” of gastronomy from Gordon Ramsay and Matthew Abé showcasing some of their favourite dishes from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road over the past 25 years. I would be looking to gift this to anyone who loves the challenge of recreating the wonders of a professional kitchen in their own home. But alternatively, someone who loves a fun coffee table book would be over the moon with this as an addition!” – Joe Haddad, Sous Chef

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Celeste Good
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