8 LUXURY GIFTS SETS FOR HEADING OUTDOORS THIS WINTER…

Coffee & Carry Gift Set at £55 from Hawwl Store (Use code shop small for 10% off all orders).- for every day, a large waterproof tote bag by Rains is a classic, along with a coffee keep cup. Ideal for school run, dog walk, a pit stop at the park or morning routine! The tote bag is also available in Olive.

Wine & Wool Gift Set at £115 from Hawwl Store (Use code shop small for 10% off all orders). – perfect for the wine lover. A portable wine tumbler crafted from high-quality glass wrapped in protective silicone, with an organic undyed Gotland sheep wool throw. What more does one need for a cosy night in or cosy night out. Another colour is available for the wine tumbler.

The Portable Leather Drinks Box at £595.00 from Life of Riley – An addition to the leather heritage collection is the leather drinks box. Features include an integral ice bucket complete with leather handled ice tongs and leather handled corkscrew and bottle opener. There is space for two bottles and a drawer with 9 stainless steel beaker style cups. The leather drinks box is a once in a lifetime gift for a special person or couple. Choose to add an embossed leather matching luggage tag, attach it to the drinks box, and remember a special occasion.

Included:

  • Removable ice bucket & leather handled ice tongs
  • Leather handled corkscrew
  • Leather handled bottle opener
  • 9 stainless steel cups
  • Please note bottles are not included 

A Deluxe Flask & Mug Picnic Set For Two People for £44.99 from Greenfield Collection – The Deluxe Flask Picnic and Mug set with fitted accessories has everything you need to enjoy warm drinks and a small picnic for up to two people wherever you go. It’s stylish and practical design is also a perfect walking gift for outdoor enthusiasts.

Hug in a Box Gift Set – Recycled Wool Blanket for £45 from Atlantic Blankets – Whether you are looking for a thoughtful gift to send to someone you care about or are practicing some well-deserved self-love, our beautiful hug in a box gift set has all the answers. Full of comfort and feel-good vibes, it includes a sumptuous recycled wool blanket, a soothing candle, a delicious slab of chocolate and a Hug in a Box gift card that can be personalised with a note of your choice. Lovingly parcelled into a beautifully presented gift box, this luxury ensemble can be sent straight to your desired delivery address for a gift that keeps on giving.

Fire & Function Gift Set at £35.00 from Hawwl Store (Use code shop small for 10% off all orders). – for the cook, a vegetarian grilling and bbq cookbook, with over 70 recipes. with deep enamel plates sturdy enough for outside and yet beautiful enough for indoor use…

The Ultimate Foraging Gift Set at £60 from Dollys on Not On The High Street. The perfect gift for those who love the outdoors, going for walks, being in nature and learning new things. This limited edition gift set, is only available while stocks last.

The kit includes a woven palm leaf basket, an easy-to-follow guide on where to find wild foods in the UK, safely identifying, storing and preparing your food from a leading expert, pruning scissors, a bamboo box and two organic cotton bags for storing your findings.

Each gift box includes:

1. A beautiful woven palm leaf basket with handles

2. The ultimate guide to foraging: Foraging For Wild Foods by David Squire. A paperback book containing all the information you need to know about foraging and self-sufficiency

3. Cast iron foraging scissors

4. Two foraging bags – 100% organic cotton, which are machine washable.

This Lightweight Flask Travel Set which includes 2 cups is £31.99 from La Denz on Amazon and is made from 304 stainless steel and BPA Free food grade plastic this double walled vacuum insulated flask is designed to keep your tea, coffee or soup hot for up to 12 hours or keep chilled drinks including wine, beer sports or carbonated drinks cool for up to 6 hours. It includes 2 cups (inner and outer) a nylon carry strap and a small storage container, making this flask the perfect travel drink bottle. When your home use the included 24cm long sponge brush to effortlessly clean your leakproof thermal vacuum flask.

A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY…

We all want to treat our Mums (I wish I could) and there is certainly a lot of choices to choose from but here are my top ten picks for Mother’s Day gifts. Hurry up and buy while stocks last.

  1. Bake a Day of It Box – Every box has two new recipes a month as well as a few items such as biscuit cutters, decorating equipment or special ingredients. The items will always be related to the recipes and each month’s box has a theme ! If you subscribe before the 1st of the month, you will receive your box through the post the following month. Subscription is from £13 or you can buy a single box for £15, so a very reasonable price.
    2. Cookie Crumbles Baking Kit Subscription – this is one for the whole family. The monthly baking kits are aimed at introducing kids to wholesome homemade food made from natural ingredients such as wholemeal flour, various seeds and dried fruit. With these baking its you’ll be baking tasty treats packed with goodness such as blueberry and vanilla muffins, gluten-free cinnamon brownies and even granola bars. They start from £8 per month.
    3. Bakedin – Subscription boxes from Bakedin have two completely unique subscription boxes, the baking club and the bread baking club. Each month, they deliver a unique baking kit with a recipe exclusively developed in-house and posted through your letterbox. There kits contain all the dry ingredients, an easy to follow recipe card and some handy extras like the baking paper. All their flour is local to them in Hampshire and they only use top notch Belgian chocolate. They have subscriptions to their Baking Club and their Bread Baking Club which start from £14.00 per month down to £8.25 for a 12 month subscription.
    4. Brigit’s Bakery is an afternoon tea with a difference, and all because it’s situated on a London double decker bus. On 27 March Brigit’s Bakery is launching an afternoon tea especially for Mothering Sunday, which involves sipping on a cup of tea while taking in the London landmarks. Brigit’s Bakery Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, £110, from Red Letter Days – buy here

5. These are gorgeous cards for Mother’s Day and other occasions. They are made by Flower Card and are artist created cards adorned – Endless Affection showcases two bold, classic roses flanked by white carnations and lilac sprays. A fan favourite amongst the Flowercard community! From £25.00

6. Sals Forever Flowers preserve and create timeless keepsakes with your precious flowers to capture a moment in time forever. You could send your flowers onto Sals Forever Flowers after Mother’s Day or buy one of their unique gifts like their real flower bookmarks with optional personalisation from £10.99. They come with the option to be personalised with an initial. These bookmarks are half clear with real flowers and half coloured. The flowers are picked at random for these bookmarks as are the tassels. However, if you have any special requests just add a note at checkout.

7. I love this personalised egg board for Mum from Not On The High Street, for £24.99 With two deep egg holder grooves and a flat area for her toast, and a useful groove around the edge to catch any crumbs, this stylish engraved wooden breakfast board is ideal if you are on the hunt for personalised gifts for mum this birthday!

Beautifully engraved with the funny message of your choice in an attractive and modern font, we will also etch any name and bottom line of your choice to the front of the personalised egg board. There is also an option to add an additional personal message to the back of the board to let mum know just how much she means to you on mothers day for £24.99

8. Another one from Not On The High Street is this Stitch What You’ve Grown Gardening Apron Diy Kit – such a brilliant idea, for £38

The apron is printed in light grey with our lovely hand-drawn vegetable illustrations. The kit includes all the threads, needle & instructions to sew over the apron to bring colour to it.

You can use it as a check-list of all the veg you’ve grown in your garden. Or treat it as a satisfying embroidery kit and fill in each vegetable to cover the apron with colour.

Designed as a gardening apron – with a handy pocket for your phone, seeds or gloves – it is also perfect for use in the kitchen. Made from natural cotton canvas for all-purpose use, the pocket and straps are made from a soft, high-quality faux suede – comfy to wear and hard-wearing. Brass stud detail and gold logo print on the pocket add quality touches. The neck strap is adjustable with a brass buckle so that the length can be changed to suit £38.