The Journal | #FortnumsChristmas

gift guide

The Fortnum's Wish List

A weekly installment of all things merry and bright.

Meet the next quintet of the many new Christmas gifting ideas at Fortnum's. Join us every week as we introducing FIVE very special things we know you’ll love.
Even the most-organised of people can succumb to the mad rush of Christmas. Parsnips get forgotten, cards go unposted and - worst of all – PRESENT PANIC!
From the elegant to the eccentric, look no further the #FortnumsChristmas wish list for our edit of the best gifts to give (and receive) this Christmas…



Made with the creamiest milk and white chocolate, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are presented in little cupcake cases, featuring beautiful Christmas designs such as stars, gingerbread men and the world’s most famous reindeer. A wonderful stocking filler or secret Santa gift, great things really do come in small packages!



Can you hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing? Gather everyone together and tuck into the new Sleighborne Hamper, a wicker laden with our most festive cups – Christmas spiced tea and Christmas coffee, bountiful biscuits, moreish chocolate, condiments by the spoonful, wonderful accessories, plus so much more to stumble upon. The perfect hibernation hamper!



Our light and elegant St James Christmas Pudding contains the finest dried fruits as well as a very generous glug of Pusser’s Full-Strength Navy Rum and Fortnum’s own cognac, which is softer on the palate than ordinary cooking brandy. Handmade from the measuring of the ingredients to the final stir-up and packaging into the box, this will please even those who aren’t the biggest Christmas pudding champions.



Inside this elegant box lies a vintage port with a superb pedigree; rich and silky with flavours of sweet, dark fruits, it makes a very generous gift. We first discovered it in a series of blind tastings at the Niepoort estate, which has been providing us with superb port for several years, and it stood out immediately thanks to its vivid, fresh intense nose and lovely, spicy structure.



Warm yourself up this winter with the exotic flavours which feature in this once-in-a-season blend. Our Christmas Spiced Tea is packed with seasonal festive flavours which include zesty clementine, cloves and cocoa nibs. This tea is the perfect Christmas afternoon treat, especially with a slice of fruit cake.



As anyone who has ever been given one will tell you, there is nothing quite like receiving a Fortnum's hamper…