Yes, chocolate abounds at Christmas time, but that is why it's important to hone in on the really good stuff if you want to impress when giving it as a gift. So Sir Evelyn Rothschild has opened R Chocolate just in time. He's mad on elephants so look no further than the signature trio of salted caramel-filled animals in dark, milk and white. Scrumptious and certainly not your average.
£6.00 for three; rchocolatelondon.co.uk
Nobody does Christmas quite like Fortnum's, and they even know how to pep up staples like brandy butter to irresistible heights. So when you rock up ready for your Christmas dinner, give your host a boozy treat with Sir Nigel's marmalade vodka butter, or perhaps some sloe gin butter, or the sparkly spiced rum version. You almost won't need the Christmas pudding to go with it.
From £4.95; fortnumandmason.com