A selection of items for gifting this Xmas
Whether you are looking for wine to gift or to drink yourself this festive period, Italian wine specialists Independent Wine sell hand-picked Italian wines to make Christmas stand out. Christmas gift packaging is now offered for free with any order. Independent Wine also offers Zoom wine tasting parties for friends and family this Christmas and free UK delivery of premium wine, on all orders starting from just one bottle. 🍷
For the Marmite fans, how about a Personalised Christmas Marmite with Gift Box? Perfect for someone who loves the stuff and you can personalise it with their name, just so they know they don’t have to share it. All you have to decide is whether they’ve been naughty or nice.
Fancy booze and big news
Was it a big birthday this year and it felt a little bit meh? Historic Newspapers have some fascinating newspaper and alcohol gift sets that make ideal gifts for Christmas. Let loved ones read headlines from a significant date, from a real newspaper (of your choice) while enjoying their favourite tipple.
Gift Pack from the Scottish Bee Company
Support Scottish busy-ness with a ‘Trio of Scottish honey’ by the family-run Scottish Bee Company. Priced at £19.95, the new signature gift pack contains three 227g jars of honey, including one Scottish Heather Honey, one Signature Blend Honey and one Scottish Blossom Honey.
Order directly here: https://www.scottishbeecompany.co.uk
Rockin Tongs £12.99 from Cotswold Trading
Flip, Turn, Grab & serve any food edibles! Made of durable beechwood construction with a natural oil finish.
Personalised Gordon’s Gin
The only thing better than a cheeky bottle of Gordon’s pink gin on a summer afternoon has to be a bottle of pink gin with your name on it! It makes a brilliant gift for someone who loves gin on any special occasion!
HALO Gourmet coffee with compostable Nespresso-compatible pods are available for one-off purchases or regular deliveries through their subscription service. Available from HALO
Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels relaunched its 1881 brand this month. Born from the source water of the Peebles Hydro Hotel, the gin is available in four expressions. Hydro Gin (40%), Pavilion Gin (40% ABV), Rafters Gin (40% ABV) and Honours Gin (57% ABV). Available online from 1881 Gin
Crab Multi-tool £19.95 from Trouva
At the beach or on the go, this crab just wants to lend a helping claw. Comes with a mini scissor, bottle opener, 3/16 flat head screwdriver, can opener, mini knife, and rope saw.
‘Just for January’ gift vouchers from Prestonfield House, Edinburgh
Luxury stays, fine dining and renowned afternoon teas are available at ‘Just for January’ rates at Prestonfield House. An indulgent and memorable champagne afternoon tea for two is priced from £60 or make a night of it and enjoy an overnight stay for two with a bottle of champagne on arrival and breakfast included from £235. Upgrade your night away and include a memorable dining experience at Prestonfield’s award-winning Rhubarb restaurant from £295
For more information, please visit https://prestonfield.giftvoucherbrilliance.co.uk/category/15
Gleneagles Hotel gifts and vouchers
The iconic Perthshire hotel is offering exquisite afternoon tea, winter escape bed and breakfast experiences, three-course Sunday lunch in The Strathearn, a signature martini cocktail experience and even a four-ball round on one of its three golf courses, to name a few. Whilst opportunities for travel remain limited, the Gleneagles vouchers are valid for a year and will provide the perfect treat to look forward to in the new year.
For more information, please visit https://shop.gleneagles.com
Christmas Bundle from Social Bite
Satisfy a sweet tooth with a box of delicious, ethically made chocolate brownies recently launched by Scottish homelessness charity, Social Bite. Customers do good with every purchase of Social Bite’s “Boxes of Joy” because 100% of the proceeds made go to the organisation’s efforts to end homelessness in Scotland. It features a reusable glass KeepCup, a box of four festive flavoured brownies and a 250g bag of Social Bite Blend Dear Green coffee. There will also be an option for tea lovers, too. The normal boxes are filled with four brownies in a variety of flavours can be purchased directly from Social Bite online for £12 per box, with vegan and gluten-free options available and UK-wide delivery.
To order, visit: https://shop.social-bite.co.uk
Christmas Gift for Beer Lovers from Harviestoun Brewery
One of Scotland’s most awarded independent craft breweries has unveiled its new range of Christmas gifts for beer lovers to buy online with UK-wide next day delivery.
For more information, visit: https://harviestoun.com
Christmas Gift Pack by Magnum Cream Liqueur
Crafted and bottled in Edinburgh using only single malt Scotch whisky and cream, Magnum Cream Liqueur is Scotland’s answer to Baileys and makes the perfect Christmas gift. For the first time this year, customers can now get their hands on Magnum’s new limited edition Christmas gift pack, which includes a 70cl bottle of Magnum, stainless steel tumbler and a pourer.
The new Christmas gift packs are now available to buy online at £29.99 per pack with free UK mainland delivery from Master of Malt https://www.masterofmalt.com/liqueurs/magnum/original-magnum-cream-liqueur-gift-pack-with-tumbler-liqueur and Royal Mile Whiskies https://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/magnum-cream-liqueur-giftpack-70cl.
Membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, from £65.00: https://www.smws.com/whisky-club-membership
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, Amazon is the world’s first extra-añejo tequila (the most aged and expensive form of tequila). It is hand-selected from the Cuervo® family’s private collection.
Smoky, peated Glasgow whisky
Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky is matured in virgin oak and finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. At 46% ABV, it is non-chill filtered and natural in colour.
The Secret Garden Christmas Gin (50cl, 39% ABV) is distilled with botanicals grown in the distillery’s Secret Herb Garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom are distilled to create a distinctly festive flavour, while hollyhock petals give the liquid a natural festive red colouring.
Alcoholic ice poles
The Wavey Ice Christmas Hamper is a big kid adult’s dream gift. With boozy ice pops, limited-edition Kola & Spiced Rum pops and ‘DuttyWine’ Mulled Wine & White Rum pouches, plus extra accessories to turn up the heat including a warm, comfy pair of socks and a fermented hot sauce made from the freshest, hand-picked hot peppers by Kold Sauce.
The Limited Edition Brockmans Gin Hamper contains a 70cl bottle of Brockmans Gin and 2 x 250ml bottles of Schweppes Tonic Water as well as a selection of stunning barware. This is all put together in a gorgeous, black basket-work hamper, ideal for picnics or storage later. Available while stocks last.
Unique Scottish spirits and liqueurs
Highland Boundary drinks use grain spirit combined with hand-picked Scottish botanicals to create a unique product that combines the best of both the lowlands and the highlands of Scotland.
Piff Paff Brazilian truffles
Piff Paff Bakery, founded by ex-Made in Chelsea starlet, Gabriella Tristao specialise in “Brigadeiro” – a Brazilian truffle with a twist! This “gourmet” version, uses high-quality ingredients such as fine Belgian chocolate, pistachio, ginger and black pepper. Purchase online at Piff Paff Bakery with delivery throughout the UK.
STARLINO Maraschino Cherries are quite possibly the world’s best cocktail cherries. De-stoned, plump, ruby cherries made from Italian Marasaca Cherries which hail from San Gennaro, Vesuviano, close to Naples and still family-owned. Available from Amazon.
Handmade chocolates by Sebastian Kobelt in Linlithgow. Selection boxes start at £10.50 for an assortment of nine different chocolates with flavours including raspberry & rose, ginger, sour cherry & green cardamom and miso & chai latte.
Divine Dark Chocolate with Lemon and Juniper
More festive gin
Pickering’s Gingerbread Gin Flavoured with warming sweet spice, best enjoyed paired with Fever-Tree’s Spicy Clementine Ginger Ale and a garnish of candied ginger and a slice of orange.
The Cheese Club experience combines a range of five finely selected artisan kinds of cheese – a total of 1kg in cheese – accompanied with a half bottle of port, biscuits, crackers and handmade chutney, all selected to perfectly compliment the cheeses. The Cheese Club experience is priced at £50 and includes delivery across the UK. Delivery will be available from December 2nd – December 24th. Available from https://home-x.com/pages/the-cheese-club
Modern Standard hot chocolate is creamy, and dairy-free using the highest quality Fino de Aroma beans, sourced directly from a family-run business in Colombia.10p per bag is donated to social impact products. Available from https://modernstandardcoffee.co.uk/product/hotchocolate/
The Tobermory Fish Company is THE place to go for smoked trout. One of the tastiest smoked trout we have ever tasted. Available from The Tobermory Fish Company
Caravan Coffee Roasters have launched their Xmas Bru. Tasting notes include winter berries, hazelnut crème, cookie dough and rich white chocolate for a decadent and smooth finish.
These adorable birds have been crafted from papier-mache (using recycled newspapers and office waste). Each of these pretty birds measures 10cms.
These hand-crafted tin decorations come with a rustic, natural jute hanging thread.
This round birch wood tray features exquisitely beautiful koi fish moving in a mesmerising pond of blue.
Do you know someone who needs a mug like this?
Make your wall a piece of art with this handcrafted birch plywood pieces and you can put your “travel diary” on the wall and mark the places you’ve been to and want to visit.
Perfect for displaying dried flowers this one-off thrown raku vase would make an ideal addition to your house.
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