The bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey in this festive gift set (rsp: £55) won’t be the only thing keeping drinkers warm this winter. The box also contains a knitted Christmas jumper bearing the Kentucky distiller’s branding.
The French Kitchen
Hand-cooked crisp company The French Kitchen makes snacks inspired by classic bistro dishes and French flavours, so it feels only right to enjoy them with a perfectly paired bottle of wine. The brand has done just that, launching two gift sets ahead of the festive season (rsp: £10). One pairs its Beef & Red Wine potato crisps with a Bordeaux Rouge blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, and the second contains its French Sea Salt variant alongside a “crisp and floral” Bordeaux Blanc.
Red wine, white wine, prosecco or port – Adnams is covering all bases with its boozy gift sets this Christmas. Available on the drinks merchant’s website, the wide offering includes a Prosecco & Flutes Gift Set (rsp: £34.99), Claret & Glasses Gift Set (rsp: £29.99) and Port & Chutney Gift Set (rsp: £24.99). There’s also a set for mulled wine lovers (rsp: 22.99), containing a bottle of the festive tipple and two branded thermo glasses.
For this seasonal gift set, coffee subscription service Perky Blenders has teamed up with Love Cocoa by James Cadbury – the great-great-great-grandson of Cadbury’s founder John. The bundle (rsp: £15) contains a bag of Perky Blenders’ Christmas blend and three festive Love Cocoa slabs, which come in Peppermint Bark & White Chocolate, Gingerbread Dark Chocolate and Christmas Pudding Milk Chocolate flavours.
The GlenDronach Whisky
Scotch whisky distillery GlenDronach has joined forces with tweed maker Walker Slater for this quintessentially Scottish gift set (rsp: £42.95). The box contains a bottle of 12-year-old single malt whisky – which has notes of Christmas cake, vanilla and soft fruits – and a tweed-dressed hip flask to enjoy it from.
Alcoholic tea brand Noveltea – which combines cold-brewed loose leaf tea with premium tipples – is getting into the Christmas spirit with its Tea Lover’s gift set (rsp: £79.95). A bottle of each of its variants – Earl Grey with gin, Moroccan Mint with rum and Oolong with whisky – feature alongside a glass teapot and warmer, and a Noveltea tote bag.
Consumers can bring the ‘taste of Tennessee’ to their festive feasting with this range of gift ideas from Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce. Available at Boots, the offering includes a Four Sauce Selection Set (rsp: £16), Sauce & Apron Set (rsp: £16) and Sauce Duo & Dish Set (rsp: £8-£12) – which is also on sale at Debenhams and Morrisons. The range of sauces and glazes are all made using the iconic Tennessee whiskey.
Fancy a St-Germain Spritz this Christmas? This sophisticated gift set (rsp: £55) gives shoppers everything they need to create the fizzy French cocktail. Presented in a Harvey Nichols gift box, the set pairs the retailer’s Cru Brut Champagne with a bottle of the elderflower liqueur, and is completed with a cocktail recipe book.
After being named the World’s Best Gin at the World Gin Awards this year, County Kerry-based Dingle Gin is celebrating with a new gift set for Christmas (rsp: £49). The set is an exclusive collaboration between the distillery and Off the Cuffe Irish bitters, and features a pack of its alcoholic Dingle Dawn Botanical Bitters along with a 70cl bottle of gin, branded balloon glass, stainless steel jigger and cocktail recipe booklet.
A trip to the cinema won’t be the only thing Star Wars fans want this Christmas. Available at Tesco, this gift set (rsp: £6) features a bottle of Stormtrooper Beer’s Galactic Pale Ale and a branded pint glass to drink it from.