So whilst you might think that Gin is not the obvious topic for this travel blog to cover, when you consider the fact that my audience is 95% UK parents, and UK parents love Gin, then to be honest it is a very obvious match.
I also in recent years have found it to be a fabulous Christmas gift for those people who have everything, and with the increase in the popularity of Gin, with it has come some really fun Christmas gifts too.
So what Gin and Gin related Christmas gifts can you buy:
Fever-Tree Giant Cracker
This year, Fever-Tree has added a giant Gin & Tonic cracker to its gifting range for an even more cracking Christmas. Inside each beautifully decorated giant cracker is a 20cl bottle of Warner Edwards Rhubarb gin or Edinburgh gin to be perfectly paired with a selection of 150ml cans of Fever-Tree mixers, ideal for sharing as a Christmas treat.
· Fever-Tree Giant Cracker: available to buy in John Lewis in store & online RRP £30
Slingsby Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin & High Ball Glass Set
As well as beautiful tasting gin you also get some really lovely packaging making it the perfect Christmas gift. In the set you get a50cl bottle of delicious Rhubarb Gin, with two elegant high ball glasses.
Cost: £49.99 (coming soon!)
Stockist link: https://www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk
M&S’ Clementine Gin Liqueur
This latest tipple from M&S has a festive clementine flavour and is complete with edible gold leaf pieces. It’s also basically a grown up snow globe as you can turn it and shake it and watch the pieces float, creating a snow globe effect. Just press play on the video!
This drink will undoubtedly make for an amazing gift or as a show-stopper centre piece.
Marks & Spencer’s Clementine Gin Liqueur Snow Globe costs £15 and is now available in store!
You can’t go wrong with this book from the lovely Hurrah for Gin, it’s the perfect stocking filler.
We spend our childhoods wanting to a be adults and, when we get there, find ourselves lost under a pile of life admin, half completed to do lists and anti-ageing face creams that promise to make you look as good as Natalie Imbruglia.
In her new book, Hurrah for Gin pinpoints with painful precision just how overwhelming life can be when you’re all grown up. From the worry spiral that keeps you up at 3AM, to maintaining a professional aura when you can’t stand other people – this is for everyone struggling to stay afloat.
Honest, relatable, funny and containing no useful advice whatsoever, take comfort in the knowledge that it’s not just you, we’re all as f*cked as each other.
I LOVE MCR® Strawberry Jam Gin
This ‘Proper Pink’ Strawberry Jam Gin (38% ABV) is hand-crafted in small batches at the City of Manchester Distillery in the heart of Manchester flavoured with a Duerr’s classic strawberry jam.
It’s a gorgeous colour and looks amazing in a large glass with extra ice!
We absolutely LOVE these large ice cube trays. After a couple of trips to a friends house I had to come home and buy them straight away. They make a real difference to a G&T and everyone who uses them loves them.
Cranes Cranberry Gin
Cranes produce the ultimate Christmas Gin which is Cranes Cranberry Gin. Over 50 cranberries go into each bottle of Cranes award-winning gin, making it smooth and fruity, yet delightfully sharp.
You could also make the perfect festive G&T using Fever-Tree’s Clementine & Cinnamon Tonic Water and the recipe is below.
Cranes Festive G&T Recipe:
Enjoy the festive season with Cranes Cranberry gin and tonic.
- 1 part Cranes Cranberry Gin
- 4 parts Fever-Tree Clementine Tonic Water with cinnamon
- Orange to garnish
Start by adding a handful of ice to the glass
Pour 1 part Cranes Cranberry Gin over the ice
Add 4 parts Fever-Tree Clementine Tonic Water with cinnamon
Garnish with a slice of orange
Feeling fancy? Garnish with a slice of orange.
Cranes Gin will be available on Ocado for Christmas and also www.drinkcranes.co.uk as well as a
host of pubs and bars across the country.
Collect & Scratch Gin Lovers map
It’s a unique gift! Featuring 77 of the UK’s gin distilleries – from large outfits to small independents – you can scratch off the gins you’ve tried and mark out new gin adventures using the other distilleries on the map. You can find out more here: https://www.mapsinternational.co.uk/scratch-off-uk-gin-distilleries.html
You can also choose to have the map personalised too for that extra special touch.
Lyme Bay’s Winter Gin
It is the latest addition to the Devon-based Lyme Bay Winery’s blossoming gin collection. Taking inspiration from the cold season, Winter Gin contrasts the dark days with a warmth and rich complexity. Earthy tones are layered against black pepper and nutmeg, with notes of elderberries and blackberries. It is finished with a hint of burnt orange.
The warm, lingering finish is reminiscent of long evenings in front of the fire – the place where Winter Gin is best enjoyed. For a little something extra it can be served with a stick of cinnamon and a twist of orange.
Winter Gin costs £36.50 and is available directly from the website: https://www.lymebaywinery.co.uk/lyme-bay-winter-gin It is also available as a 5cl miniature for £4, although I always think you may as well go for the full bottle!
This code LYMEBAYMINIS gives you my lovely readers 10% off the gins
I don’t own this set of 2 Gin Glasses with short stems yet but I really think I need to. They look so very pretty but also look like they would stand up to life in our house, and at our parties better than others have done in the past!
King of Soho Gin
The King of Soho Variorum Gin, is a pink berry edition of the original London Dry; notes of fresh strawberry and floral chamomile perfectly complement the classic juniper and citrus flavours of the original recipe.
Crafted in the heart of London The King of Soho London Dry Gin is a super-premium bespoke gin that features no less than 12 botanicals including juniper, grapefruit peel, sweet orange, coriander, angelica root and cassia.
It also looks, as well as tastes, fabulous! www.kingofsohodrinks.com
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