It’s that time of year again, to start your all important Christmas shopping! We want you to enjoy the festive period, so we’ve cut the stress for you, and put together a few of our favourite gift ideas! Herefordshire is renowned for its wonderful, rural landscape and rich fertile soil, which creates variety to the fabulous food and drink produced. So what better way to treat your loved ones, than to give them a taste of Herefordshire - through it’s food and drink. Here’s our top ten picks:
We thought we’d kick it off with our very own Cassis, born and bred here on the Whittern Estate! The perfect gift for a Christmas Day Kir Royale!
Who doesn’t love a pie? Legges sell delicious handmade cold pies which would be a great addition to a Christmas hamper! Buy them individually, or go for the 4 pie gift set so you don’t have to choose between The Old Boy and The Publican!
Wye Valley Brewery
This one’s for the males! Most men will agree that there is no better feeling than that first sip of a cold beer. If you’ve been invited out by friends this Christmas, Wye Valley Brewery’s mixed cases are perfect to take along to a festive gathering!
Who wouldn’t want a bottle of the World’s Best Vodka for Christmas? Choose their Marmalade Vodka, for a strong orange zest on the nose, with a naturally rich bittersweet flavour and a warm velvety feel!
Everybody loves a bit of chocolate, and it’s completely justified to eat as much as you like at Christmas. So choose Aballu!
Gun Dog Gin
You can’t go wrong with a G&T at Christmas, so add a bottle to your hamper! Or, pair it with a bottle of limited edition British Mure from British Cassis, and create this delicious seasonal cocktail - http://www.britishcassis.co.uk/recipes/hedgerow-bramble-/.
Pop a bottle of wine in your hamper, or even a voucher for a wine tasting tour!
Sue Gilmour Chocolates
Because nobody can receive enough chocolate for Christmas, here’s another one of our favourite chocolate brands! Sue Gilmour stocks botanical chocolate bars, with the most beautiful branding - a pretty and delicious addition to a Christmas hamper!
‘The best things in life are Brie’ - Cheese boards are a great sharing gift, especially to enjoy at Christmas time!
The county is famous for its cider, so don’t forget to add a bottle of Westons to your hamper, or again, take some to a gathering for a more casual tipple.
There’s our roundup of the best local gifts to buy for Christmas, let us know which you choose!