The next installment of 2016’s Christmas Gift Guide is packed full of more fabulous presents to share with your loved ones this year!
St Peter’s Without
Not everyone can, wants to or does drink around the holidays, so it is always a good idea to have a little stash of non-alcoholic beers and drink on hand for visitors who might be driving or don’t fancy a drink for whatever reason.
St Peter’s Without Alcohol Free Beer is a great choice to have in your cupboard. Presented in stylish old fashioned bottles, the beer immediately looks attractive and we haven’t even opened it up yet.
The beer itself is a full bodied alcohol free craft ale, designed specifically with getting the most authentic beer flavour, without any of the alcohol at all. It is rich and packed with said flavour, oozing malt all over your taste buds and finishing with a bitter note that leaves you feeling refreshed and satisfied.
A perfect after dinner beer for sharing with friends and family. Available from St Peter’s Brewery for £10.00 (8x500ml)
Snacks are a Christmas staple in most homes, but these days people are trying to be more healthy when it comes to choosing what in between meal nibbles are about. This can be for a number of reasons and to be fair, it is a sensible way to think given how much we love to indulge over Christmas.
A fabulous choice would be Lentil Lites, crisps with a twist that make you feel like you are chomping down on some posh nosh. The Lentil Lites, as you might imagine from their name, are healthier option crisps that are light with only 99 calories per pack and they are made not from potatoes, but from lentils!
They come in a range of tantalizing flavours that will have you thinking that you are somehow being tricked in to believing there are just 99 calories in the pack, they are filled with that much punch! The flavours include Turkey with Sage and Onion, Tomato and Herb, Blue Cheese and Jalapeno and Lime.
Available from all good supermarkets.
We are always looking for something a little different and unusual to get the people we love. The look on their faces when they see the unexpected is always a real joy for gift givers, no matter the occasion. The Gentleman’s Collection by Dr. Henry John Lindeman is an exclusive range of two manly wines – Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvingnon.
Dr Lindeman was a pioneer in the wine making industry of Australia, he thought that many of Australia’s hard working men drank a little too much, so he tried introducing them to alcoholic drinks that still satisfied their appetites for a masculine drink at the end of a long day, but was more refined and ‘gentlemanly’.
Each of the bottles come with an elegant and sophisticated label that truly captures the idea behind Dr Lindeman’s success, there is even A Guide To Chivalry And Integrity printed on each bottle by way of rules. Each bottle comes with a different rule to enjoy whilst taking a refreshing and delicious sip of these beautiful wines.
Available from Morrisons and independent wine stores for just £9.99 a bottle.
Paxton Bespoke & Boutique Chocolates
There comes a time for most people, when they want to get a gift that is a little more unique that your bog standard box of chocolates, not that there is anything wrong with them, it could just be you want to spoil someone with some posh chocs.
Paxton Chocolate is simply divine and will definitely impress even the hardest to please this Christmas. Their bespoke and boutique chocolate designs are not only absolutely scrumptious, they are stunningly beautiful as well.
Each one is lovingly made and presented in an array of gorgeous ways that will wow and surprise whoever finds these under the tree Christmas morning. They say that the idea behind their chocolate is a ‘Modern Chocolate Jewel Box’ and we can safely say that the concept shines through in every way, from design to presentation and of course most importantly to the taste!
Our favourites are definitely the giant thins, they are incredibly moreish and have the prettiest designs printed on them. They are followed very closely by the fantastic metal boxed chocolates – truffles and thins!
Available from Paxton from £3.95
Rummikub and Rummikub Word
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some good old fashioned competitiveness after dinner by way of a board game. Rummikub and Rummikub word are a great choice for just that as they are easy to learn, simple to pick up and great fun to play.
If you have ever played Gin Rummy then you will have a pretty good idea how to play Rummikub. Using the numbered tiles you are provided with, the aim of the game is collect ‘runs’ or ‘groups’ of numbers before the other players. Collect the most points before someone uses all of their tiles and shouts ‘rummikub’, to be the winner.
Fun, fast paced and made interesting with the addition of the joker, this game can be played by all ages, (so long as they understand numbers) and by 2-4 players.
If numbers aren’t your thing, but words are then Rummikub Word may be more suitable for you. Just as fast paced and exciting as the original version of the game, Rummikub Word needs you to score by making the longest words you can from the selection of tiles on your rack. Once the bank of tiles is exhausted, the player with the highest score wins.
Rummikub and Rummikub Word are available from