The Christmas Countdown Giveaway with Plate Up

It’s officially December, so you know what that means… Christmas!

Here at Plate Up, we LOVE Christmas (probably a little too much). So, we want to share some of that festivity with you. That’s why we’re doing a huge Christmas giveaway!

As a big thank you to all of you in the Plate Up community, and to get you into the festive spirit, we’re running a series of giveaways in the countdown to Christmas (because who doesn’t love presents?!). We’ve partnered with 11 brands, to do 11 giveaways, over 11 days. It’s our Christmas Countdown Giveaway, because we’ll be counting down the days to our favourite holiday of the year!

Up for grabs are many delightful and delicious prizes, including cookbooks signed by Peta and Prue Leith, fine art prints signed by award-winning artist Kathryn Callaghan, nutrition consultations with top nutritionist and entrepreneur Barbara Cox, and much more. In addition, we’ll be giving away free 1 month subscriptions to the app with each giveaway. There’s a total of over £500 worth of gifts to be won! And, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the prizes before they go live. 

So, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss out. Our first giveaway will be going live this Sunday. 

The Christmas Countdown Giveaway

1. AeroPress Go travel coffee press plus Ethiopian coffee from Monkeyboard Coffee 

Monkeyboard Coffee sources the best single origin coffee from around the world supplying some quirky and unique blends. They work closely with their roasters to acquire the best quality coffee giving you the best tasting experience possible and delivering freshly roasted coffee to your door.


The AeroPress Go travel coffee maker is engineered to fuel an active lifestyle. It gives coffee lovers everything they need to conveniently brew superb coffee anywhere they want. Like the original AeroPress, the AeroPress Go brews American, espresso, and cold brew style coffee that can be enjoyed as is or used in a wide range of energizing and refreshing drinks.


This Ethiopian Mocha Djimmah is fairly typical of a traditionally dry-processed Ethiopian coffee. It is earthy and rustic with a full body and bags of ripe fruit and chocolate notes. However, there are also some lovely fresh pine and lemon meringue pie aromatics. It lends it name from the Port of Mocha in neighbouring Yemen where coffee from this region became a major trading post into Europe and Asia. It is also from here that mocha was named, possibly due to the chocolaty notes present in many Ethiopian coffees.

Get 10% off your first order at Monkeyboard Coffee with the code MONKEYPLATEUP10.

2. The Lolly Book signed by the authors at Lickalix

Lickalix hand make natural healthy ice lollies. Their ice lollies that taste amazing are also free from lactose, dairy, gluten and nuts. The lollies come in a great range of interesting and inventive flavours that are for the whole family to enjoy.

The Lolly Book is full of healthy recipes and foodie flavours with no artificial sweeteners, added flavourings, concentrates or purees - just real fruity goodness. Karis and Dominic, founders of successful healthy ice lolly start-up LICKALIX, offer frozen treats for everyday, special occasions, cocktail hour and more. Each recipe is accompanied by tips and fun fruit facts, plus a full nutritional breakdown. Get the inside scoop on fruit and veg, the low down on sugar and tips on essential equipment.

3. Mini consultation and Eat to Be Fit e-book by Barbara Cox

Inspired by food and health whilst living in Japan, Barbara trained as a nutritionist and set up Nutrichef in the UK in 2004. After 12 years at the helm, Nutrichef was sold in March 2015 in a 2 year buy-out.

Barbara is passionate about inspiring and educating people to take their health in-hand, so she set up BC Nutrition to continue consulting businesses on implementing strategies to improve productivity and consult individuals on health-related issues. She has been involved with some fantastic organisations such as the Porsche Human Performance Centre and the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Nikken in Europe and EgoStream Performance Centre in UK and Ariix International as a Representative on the Global Wellness Council.

In 2015 she launched her first cookbook Rainbow Recipes. In 2018 she launched her second cookbook and first e-book called Eat To Be Fit.

Achieve your wellbeing goals with her new book Eat to be Fit and a mini 30 minute consultation (phone, Zoom, or Skype). She can clarify your wellbeing goals and identify your top 5 health tips to implement for success. She will use the Eat to Be Fit e-book to plan your weekly meals and reach your health goals.

4. Gift voucher for an online cookery class for 1 household with award-winning charity Migrateful

Migrateful runs cookery classes led by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants struggling to integrate and access employment. The cookery classes provide ideal conditions not just for learning English and building confidence, but also for promoting contact and cultural exchange with the wider community.

As well as teaching you the best recipes from around the world, Migrateful classes help support migrants and refugees to rebuild their lives. Learn to cook delicious food, meet new people, and enjoy a cultural exchange in the fun, intimate setting of your own kitchen. The perfect way to keep entertained and connected while staying safe.

5. The Good Times fine art print signed by award-winning artist Kathryn Callaghan

Kathryn lives and works in Northern Ireland and creates work inspired by the everyday glimpses of the beautiful world around her. Her work is created with a honey-like mix of ink and gel, which is poured freestyle onto the image surface. Free from pencil marks, she evokes a sense of energy, life and beauty for each subject.


Celebrate the good times… This is an open edition giclee print of two people saying cheers with gin! The print is made on archival paper, and is titled and signed by the artist in pencil under the image.

6. Gluten-free Bakery Box from Maple & Co

Maple & Co make eating good food a habit for all. Their food is joyful, colourful and vibrant, using seasonal ingredients that work together to provide powerful nutritional benefits. EAT HAPPY.

Their gluten-free bakery box contains:

  • Homemade Vegan Granola; 500g - ve, v, gf, df
  • 6 x Everything Cookies - v, gf
  • 2 x The best GF Brownies - v, gf
  • 2 x Raw Cacao Energy Balls - ve, v, gf, df
  • 2x Berry Energy Balls - ve, v, gf, df
  • 2x Matcha & Pistachio Energy Balls - ve, v, gf, df
  • 2 x Chewy Nutty Bar - ve, v, gf, df
  • Salted Date Caramel spread; 250g - ve, v, gf, df

7. Food and Diet DNA Kit by Rightangled

Rightangled built an online platform through which they wanted to see a change in the way healthcare was delivered to their close family members. Now they want to change the status quo. They believe that the future of healthcare lies in precision medicine coupled with advanced digital tools. Their goal is to enable the use of medical technologies in everyday life so that they can improve the health and wellness of their users.

Discover your predisposed vitamin requirements, your lactose and alcohol intolerances, dietary interactions, eating behaviour, sugar conversion, sensitivity and much more with the Food and DNA Diet Kit. You will receive 19 reports informing you about your Diet, Nutrition, Body and Weight Management.

8. Real Lunchtime Food cookbook signed by the Lunchbox Doctor

Known as the Lunchbox Doctor, Jenny is passionate about educating families, schools, those in the workplace and elite sportspeople to eat healthy and nutritious meals to fuel their bodies.  She aims to simplify the science behind good eating habits and through workshops and group sessions she educates using simple explanations and providing easy recommendations to promote healthy, economical and nutritious meals.

Jenny has a genuine passion for what she does which shines through whenever she presents. She is now also a published author of four books, including the recently released Real Lunchtime Food.

In Real Lunchtime Food Jenny introduces you to an alternative approach to preparing the lunchtime meal.  A perfect guide for working adults and parents who want healthier, more inspiring meals for themselves and their children, also being mindful of budgets.  Containing delicious and simple recipes with practical advice, this book will to put you back in control of lunchtime.

9. Fress cookbook signed by Masterchef finalist Emma Spitzer

You will know her as Emma from MasterChef. She fancied entering for a bit of a laugh and ended up a finalist. Wasn’t quite what she’d imagined but the path it then led her down has been incredible. She got herself an agent, a book deal and a career in food which she then merged with her travel career. Bringing her two greatest passions together was her ultimate dream. Culinary holidays!

Fress, her debut cookbook published in April 2017, was a huge achievement for her. To have a collection of her most cherished and prized recipes all bound together in a stunning vivid pink book is pretty special. To know her four girls won’t have to scrabble around trying to find recipes for the food they enjoyed in their childhood was reason enough to feel proud. 

For Fress, her inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. Big on flavour and spice, Fress is full of happy, sociable food to feed the soul.

10. Don’t Be Bold children’s book signed by the author Mummy Clifford

Nuala became a mother to Cara at the age of 39 and then to Lochlann at the age of 41. As a mother to two very young children who never slept, Nuala spent night after night walking the hallways of her home trying to nurse her babies to sleep. Whilst she was pacing, she reflected on delightful and often humorous incidents that had happened that day and she decided to write them down. From these scribbles, the Don’t Be Bold series of uplifting children’s stories emerged. 

The Don’t Be Bold series of books are Nuala’s first venture into the world of children’s publications, but she is not new to writing. Nuala’s career is in education management and whilst she is more used to writing reports, service guides, student handbooks, penning responses to ministers’ questions and writing press releases, she finds authoring children’s stories a delightful diversion and is keen to explore where it might take her.

Don’t Be Bold is a light-hearted story of a toddler trying to make sense of her emotions following the arrival of her baby brother.


11. The Vegetarian Kitchen cookbook signed by Peta Leith

Peta Leith is a professional pastry chef, food writer and menu consultant who trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York. Following an apprenticeship with Claire Ptak at Violet Cakes, she spent seven years as a pastry chef at the Ivy. She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and two children.

Her first cookery book, entitled “The Vegetarian Kitchen”, is a collaboration with her aunt, Prue Leith, and was published in February 2020.

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