Let The Festivities Be-GIN
Got a friend or family member who loves gin and you're not sure what to buy them? Or maybe you feel you deserve to buy yourself a little something! Why not eh?
I've thrown together this gift guide to help you get into the spirit and 'Feel Ginspired'!
Gin Foundry - £124.95
"The Original Gin Advent Calendar" - The Ginvent calendar was born when the The Gin Foundry constructed a 2 metre by 2 metre calendar in a central London bar. After being flooded with requests, they partnered up with Drinks By The Dram to downscale it so it can be enjoyed by gin lovers at home!
"Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of marvellous gin. From craft delights to new names and tricky-to-find treats, this splendid box of thrills will bring glee to any gin fan this advent."
Gin Advent Calendar
Morrisons - £60
This calendar has gone viral on social media this week with Morrisons launching it's very own gin advent calendar. Again containing 24 different gins for you to enjoy every day on the lead up to Christmas.
This one is marked as sold out on Morrisons' website but I have seen people on social media sites saying that they have managed to get hold of one at their local store. Be sure to ask a member of staff as apparently they keep them out the back and not on display.
Gin Advent Calendar
That Boutique-y Gin Company - £99.95
If you want something a little bit different then That Boutique-y Gin Company's advent calendar might be the one for you.
"That Boutique-y Gin Company bottles delicious gins from the world’s best distilleries, brands and minds."
A few of the gin you could except behind each door include Very Old Tom Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin, Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin and Moonshot Gin where every botanicals used is sent into near-space.
Gin & Tonic Popcorn and Caramel Sauce
Joe & Sephs. Popcorn - £4. Sauce - £5.99
Joe & Seph's are an award winning family business who create amazing tasting popcorn and caramel sauces. All of their popcorn is handmade in london using all natural ingredients. These are a must try!
Gin & Tonic Bath Salts
Lovely Soap Company - £18.00
Lovely Soap Company make their bath salts using course sea salt, Dead sea salt and epson salts. Using their own citrus blend for a gin & tonic fragrance these bath salts are the perfect way to relax and refresh after a long cold winter's day.
Bubbles for Gin
Popaball - £3.79
These blueberry and lemon bursting bubbles of fruit are sure to bring a twist to your G&T! Add a spoonful of bubbles to your G&T, suck them and your drink up through the straw provided and bite to release their fruity flavour.
Gin & Tonic Lip Balm
Hearth & Heritage - £6.50
Hearth & Heritage create a range of different totally natural flavoured lip balms but this one is obviously my favourite. Juniper berry and lemon oils are added for the scent and flavour and they use a natural yellow colouring.
Gin & Tonic Candle
Hearth & Heritage - £19.95
We all know someone who loves a candle. Hearth & Heritage create luxury hand poured scented candle with high quality essential oil and eco soy wax. This candle smells just like a freshly poured G&T.
Gin & Tonic Gourmet Sweets Jar
The Treat Kitchen - £5.95
For those with a sweet tooth... these delicious hard boiled sweets use the taste of bitter sweet gin and zesty lime that is sure to be a winner! The treats are suitable for vegetarians and are alcohol-free.
The Main Event
Tatty Devine's Gin-spired Gifts
Tatty Devine - from £15.00
For the personal touch. Tatty Devine have a full range dedicated to gin with a necklace, earrings, cufflinks, brooch, coin purse, water bottle & cover and string lights. I'm a massive fan on Tatty Devine and is a definite go to for gifts.
Make Your Own Christmas Gin Set
Kitchen Provisions - £28.00
This 'make your own kit' is a fun gift for any gin lover. The kit contains the ingredients and instructions to transform a bottle of vodka into three different 750ml bottles your own blend of Christmas inspired gin.
12 Gins of Christmas
Eden Mill - £69.00
Eden Mill handcraft this luxury boxed gift set containing 7 brand new, distinctive and delicious gins. This gin gift box is complete with a pair of tulip-shaped gin glasses. This special gift will sure to bring a smile to any gin enthusiast!
Drinks By The Dram - £39.95
Crackers with those rubbish plastic toys not going to cut it this year? Why not upgrade your Christmas crackers this year where the winner gets a real treat. Inside is a 30ml dram of gin. Don't worry, there's still a party hat and a bad joke!
Pickering's Gin - £30.00
Move over old Christmas tree decoration!! These genius Christmas baubles by Pickering's Gin are the ultimate decoration. Every box contains 6 baubles, each filled with 50ml of Pickering Gin for you and your friends to enjoy!
Drinks In Tube - £47.50
Drinks In Tube provide another option of gin Christmas crackers. These instead contain a 50ml tube of either Masons, Chilgrove, or Anno gin. And of course there's still the paper party hat and joke inside.
Suffolk Dry Gin - Mandarin and Cranberry
Suffolk Distillery - £35.00
This one is special to me as it's my local gin! I had the pleasure of meeting distiller, Gary, this week. This beautiful gin is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Enjoyed with a good tonic and a few cranberries or the peel of an orange.
Winter Edition Gin - Cranberry and Clementine
Sibling Distillery - £20.00
One of Sibling Distillery's seasonal gins is their Winter Edition, Cranberry and Clementine. "Luxuriously fruity with a bitter sweet finish, it blends perfectly with tonic, ginger ale, cloudy lemonade or even Prosecco. A real winter warmer!"
Edinburgh Gin - £35.00
Following on from my recent visit to Edinburgh Gin, I had to throw this in. If you have tasted their previous Christmas Gin, expect this one to be packed full of a load more spice. This change of recipe was due to customer's feedback.
Hope all my readers have an amazing Christmas! Oh, and if you get me in Secret Santa this year, you know what to do!