Top “Winter Warmers” 2014

It’s getting colder and colder out there, so we thought it best to collate all of the best Winter gifts into one place for your delectation. These are perfect for Christmas, birthdays or just as treats!

 

Northumbrian Candleworks Christmas Collection Gift Box

What better to give a sense of warmth this winter than a set of the most brilliant smelling candles out there? These festive fragrances from Northumbrian Candleworks include Seasonal Spice, Cinnamon Sticks and Frankincense and Myrrh. Each scent is perfectly balanced and not overbearing on the nose. Plus, these gifts come wonderfully boxed and adorned in a ribbon to give it a nice touch. We think these are fantastic gifts for any candle lover and will surely fill any home with the most delicious Christmas scents this season.

The soy wax base also means that it is more eco friendly and burns with a much cleaner flame. This extra touch of luxury means that even the most eco-conscious person would love these fantastic candles. £15. Find more here:http://www.northumbriancandleworks.co.uk/

 

Highland Park Dark Origins

How about a very special whiskey from Highland Park this Christmas to take the chill away? This fantastic offering from one of the industry’s most well established and lux brands is the ideal way to kick back next to the fire, warm up and relax.  Accordign to the tasting notes, Dark Origins offers a naturally dark, rich flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and the signature sweet smoke that fans of the Orcadian elixir have come to know and love. We have to say we really enjoyed the sherried spice and chocolate twist here, there was oodles of comforting flavours which complemented each other perfectly. Highly recommended for any Whiskey fan this year!

 

Highland Park Dark Origins is available in select whisky retailers including Harrods (RRP £65). www.highlandpark.co.uk

 

BakedIn Mug Brownies

If you know someone with a sweet tooth and who needs a warming pick me up this winter, then you must get them some of these! These brownies take all the hassle away from making brownies and can be made in a quick 60 second trip to the microwave. All you have to do is add the brownie mix to your mug, add a nob of butter and a dash of water, then zap for 60 seconds. They come out perfectly cooked, hot and full of amazing flavour. We were blown away by these and particularly loved the espresso brownies! In fact, this range of home baking kits has won two Great Taste Awards this year. Perfect stocking fillers!

 

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Currently available in three delicious flavours; Chocolate, Choc Orange and Espresso along with a ‘no gluten-no milk’ variant. Containing only the finest ingredients including Belgian chocolate, organic flour and Fairtrade coffee and nothing artificial, they cost just £4.95 for four servings. Available online now at www.bakedin.co.uk

 

 

The ONE The Lakes Gin 5cl miniatures gift pack

Now, we have already featured a fab whiskey in this piece. But we wanted to give an alternative option, one that is a little cheaper and could feature on a stocking filler list this winter!  These fantastic miniatures from The Lakes Distillery are an award winning blend from Cumbria. This gift pack features 3 miniature bottles which are perfect for those looking for a little taster around the fire this Christmas.

We loved the flavour and noticed it had a smokey and slightly spiced flavour, perfect to match up with your entire Christmas fair this year. Available from RRP £12.95 here http://www.lakesdistillery.com/en/brands/one/

 

NEW! Guylian Crunchy Biscuit Sea Horses

A winter gift guide wouldn’t be the same without a few choccies! We recommend these brand new offerings from Guylian. The traditional Guylian Praline taste is accompanied by crunchy biscuit pieces with a hint of vanilla in the signature Guylian marbled, Belgian chocolate shell.  This new combination delivers a truly delicious taste sensation. We love them! RSP £4.00

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