Christmas time is once again approaching and will soon be time to select gifts for our friends and loved ones to show them how much we appreciate them. Why not show them with a bottle of excellent, pure olive oil – it’s sure to be a hit!

In the last few years, there has been a surge of interest in fine cuisine and home cooking and those of us who are into culinary excellence are constantly growing in number. That’s why a gift of extra virgin olive oil makes the perfect gift, and is bound to go down well with any food lover. Here are some suggestions:

Infused oils make refined, exquisite and healthy gifts. You could choose a box of oils from the essences you like in our selection:

Alternatively, why not make your own infused oil by using our extra virgin olive oil and following one of our recipes for aromatized olive oil? Here are some examples:

You could even create your own variations.

Another splendid way to make a gift of extra virgin olive oil is to use it to create your own cosmetic products. Olive oil acts as a skin toner and helps to protect the skin from aggressive external agents. It can be applied to almost any area of the body – face, hands, hair etc. Virgin and extra virgin olive oils are rich in nutritional properties and antioxidants, as well as possessing protective and regenerating properties, making them excellent for the skin.

If you prefer giving more personalised gifts, we suggest making an olive oil-based cosmetic product. In the last few months we have shared recipes such as this one for home-made soap:

and this one for moisturising cream:

and lip balm:

You can make all of these, among others, with our extra virgin olive oil to guarantee maximum quality in the final product.

Well, as we have seen, there are plenty of reasons to give olive oil this Christmas. All you have to do is decide how.