Friday, November 16, 2012

Spanish Christmas Gifts

ceramic gifts from spain
If you are shopping for something original this year, something Spanish or would simply like to give the gift of Spain then why not consider hand painted Spanish ceramics? For traditional colours of Granada take a look at your 'Granada range' page here and discover a variety of hand painted pieces detailing the pomegranite or 'Granadina'. There are of course several other designs such as the 'Olive Gold' design pictured to the left, a bright and vibrant design in typically Spanish deep yellows and reds matched with one of the country's most served tapas - the olive.

 For those who love to cook there are over a dozen unique selections of terracotta cookware to consider, these sets are put together with both indoor and outdoor cooking in mind, if you have a brick oven try the terracotta oven set or if you like cooking and serving hot tapas (great around Christmas time) then there is a set for you. Besides from terracotta cookware you can discover one of the most extensive ranges of terracotta tableware items from cazuelas and terracotta tapas servers to sangria jugs and earthenware dinner plates so if you plan on a Spanish themed Christmas this year a great selection of Spanish cookware and tableware solutions can be seen here.

spanish cave interior design
Spanish Textile Gifts

Extending your Spanish experience from the table and making unique Andalucian products available has been one aim which we are happy to say we have (hopefully) achieved during 2012. The introduction of Spanish 'Arabe' textiles really did offer a real influence from the region and was an immediate hit so if you know someone who would enjoy hand made textiles from the Granada region pop into website where you can find a range of striking colours through a range of products from the material itself to cushions, curtains, jarapa rugs and the very special 'jarapa cushions' which now include a selection of large and very comfortable jarapa floor cushions.

Spanish Food Gifts

A Spanish delicatessen would of course not be a delicatessen without a full range of artisan produce for the dedicated Spanish food lover. A selection of specially hand picked Serrano hams are available from 12 month cured bodega grades to 22 month grand reservas, each boasting a tremendous Spanish flavour coming direct from the Andalucian curing houses or 'secaderos' right here in the Granada province. For sausage fans you can choose from over 10 different types of chorizo including the extra hot Orce Fire Chorizo which was voted No2 in the BBC Good Food top ten list of Spanish chorizos, made in small quantities by the local village butcher every Tuesday and Friday these chorizos are guaranteed fresh and are not vacuum packed until the day they are dispatched.

orce fire chorizo As you would expect there is much more in a Spanish deli than just jamon and chorizo so customers can also choose from other specialities such as sobrasada sausage, cured pork tenderloins and much more on the meat front. No Spanish ham tapas would be complete without Manchego cheese, in fact Spanish cheeses really are something to discover with combinations such as chilli pepper, black olives, coffee, garlic and red wine. For cooks and all Spanish food enthusiasts there are also some unique gift gift ideas in your hampers section from Spanish ham starter kits to gourmet selections presented in terracotta cazuelas ~ you really will be spoilt for choice!
salted spanish cod
The traditional Christmas eve meal is seafood, in fact the fishmongers stay open extra hours the day before or on Christmas eve selling an impressive range of seafood ready for the big family gathering on the 24th. One such product that was born out of necessity decades ago and which is now a gourmet product in its own right is bacalao salt cod. A firm favourite at any time of year but especially at Christmas bacalao are the salted fish of choice and are available here in two sizes (full cod)

We hope that Pots of Spain has whetted your appetite and offered some unique Spanish gift ideas for this Christmas and future occasions. If you have any questions regarding products in this post or indeed on our main website Orce Serrano Hams then do not hesitate to drop us an email and get in touch.

Iain & Gayle

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