Written by locals!
Welcome to Bite, Your Independent Local Guide to Eating and Drinking in Edinburgh
Bite Shopping & Gift Guide - a few ideas
Bite Shopping & Gift Guide - a few ideas


Rosevear Tea Give tea gifts that help cut plastic usage from our everyday lives.  We have all been shocked by the damage that plastic is doing to our planet. Plastic from excess packaging: even teabags. Richard Attenborough’s Blue Planet series showed us why we must use less plastic on a daily basis. Rosevear Tea encourages customers to cut down on single use packaging by bringing their own tea caddies in store for a saving of 50p - more if it’s a big tin. Why not give one of these colourful tea caddies filled with your loved ones’ favourite tea so that they can save money.... and the planet all year round? Or perhaps a stylish isothermic flask that cuts out the need for disposable cups for hot and cold drinks? These flasks keep hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours! A beautiful gift for them, and the planet.

Why not buy a piece of local art. An exhibition of Limited Edition Papercuts and Jewellery by Emma Westwater is taking place at Roseleaf Bar Café in Leith until February 27. For centuries, the Grimms' anthology of folk tales has been a source of inspiration for artists, illustrators and composers. Emma follows in this tradition, placing these iconic stories in the setting of modern day Leith with a series of bold, graphic papercuts and accompanying acrylic and wooden jewellery.

Eden Mill Candy Cane Gin (£30 – 70cl) – This is what Mrs Bite will be sipping whilst decorating the Christmas Tree today. Using peppermint for flavour, and bilberry and hibiscus for colour, Christmas just got festive. Sweet on the palate, with a subtle juniper resin leads to a warmer, rich minty character with hints of light, berry fruits (40% ABV).

And what about Drinkly? Edinburgh’s premium drinks delivery service can solves all those last minute panics with over 650+ products, delivered to your door in 1 hour. You can even send a gorgeously gift wrapped bottle across the city in no time... sssshhhhh, we won’t tell them if you don’t. 
Stewart Brewing for all your Christmas beer needs!  A great selection of beers for parties and entertaining to suit all tastes available from the Brewery Shop, Dockside Tap in Leith or online shop.  Options range from 88 pint kegs to 330ml bottles and cans.   Gift vouchers, beer gift packs, a wide range of glassware and merchandise - lots of choices for all gifting budgets.  For the ultimate gift for the beer lover consider a Craft Beer Kitchen voucher – brew-it-yourself experience.  www.stewartbrewing.co.uk

 Based in Linlithgow, Sebastian Kobelt’s Artisan chocolate creations are everything you could wish for. Currently Scotland’s *’Chocolatier of the year’ Sebastian’s festive selection boxes offer a variety of seasonal flavours - douglas fir, cranberry chai and Christmas pudding to mention a few. Sebastian’s truffle tree is perfect for sharing with family and friends on Christmas Day or if you’re looking for a little stocking filler, you will find lots of ideas in the shop or online. All of Sebastian’s creations are handcrafted www.sebastiankobelt.com. *Scottish Food Awards

Give the gift of good food this season with a specially-curated Harvey Nichols Hamper. With a brand new look and feel, this year’s Christmas hampers are filled with the most sought-after spirits, lovingly made festive foods and the finest wines from renowned estates. The selection of organically spiced mulled wine, cranberry and orange-stuffed Italian panettone, and caramelised cinnamon almonds in this "Winter Warmers” hamper makes for a fragrant and fruity gift alternative. Priced at £85, with free named day delivery*, this is one sure fire way to spice up your Christmas gift-giving. Order in store at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh, call +131 524 8388 or visit harveynichols.com/hampers.

Roots Café in William Street West End are preparing Christmas Hampers of using all recycled jars and packaging for pickles, chutneys, jams, juices etc. 6 items are £29, 8 items are £35.


« Back to Bite Magazine News

Current Issue
Visitor Login
Email Address
This site and all contents are © 2020 Bite Magazine     Web Design by Arcada Design