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Good Gifting Guide: 5 Top Tipples

Who doesn’t love to buy a drink for a friend? For most of us, it’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure, but with times a-changing, we’ll soon be meeting in pubs and bars and inviting friends over for drinks and nibbles. Cheers to that!

To celebrate pub doors opening all over the country, we’re delighted to launch the BoxTree bar: a selection of premium quality, ethically produced and extensively taste-tested (hic!) alcoholic drinks that have been perfectly matched with delicious snacks and nibbles and can be added to any box as a special treat. We also have some fab soft drink options as well as delicately flavoured mixers made from 100% natural ingredients.

Here are 5 ideas for ways to send someone’s favourite tipple in an extra special and thoughtful way:

Take me back…

Whether you’ll be seeing a loved one soon or not, some drinks take us back to happy times spent together. Why not create a box that takes your friend right back to those wild nights out that you used to share (and hopefully will again very soon)? A bottle of rosemary and lemon zest-infused Sibling Gin is a good place to start, and you can even create an entire gin-themed box with gin flavoured chocolate, marshmallows and truffles

Pop and pour

The return to normality means that wonderful and joyous events can take place and be celebrated in style once more. Weddings in particular are likely to be extra-emotional this year as so many postponed and repeatedly rearranged ceremonies can finally take place. If you’re sending a gift, nothing celebrates happy news like a bottle or can of something fizzy. A mini bottle of La Cuvee Brut Champagne sets the tone, or for something a little different, Gloucestershire-made Cotswold Hills sparkling wine makes a stylish and delicious treat.

Grape or Grain?

Whether your friends enjoy wine or beer, we’ve selected highly regarded options for both. A lovely idea for a gift is a ‘Friday night in a box’ featuring wine or beer accompanied by salted almonds or peanuts, some delicious chocolate and an escapist novel from our wide selection of bestselling books.

Have a look at our Most Wanted wine options, and choose either a lager or an ale from Gloucestershire-based Battledown Brewery.

Party spirit
For those party animals in your life who need no more of an excuse for a knees up than the end of the week, we have everything you need to create a glamourous cocktail box that they’ll love. Centre stage is a beautiful miniature bottle of artisan spirit – pick from Sapling vodka (with a tree planted for every bottle sold) or Sibling gin. Add a refreshing mixer – our 100% natural seltzers in a range of unusual and delicious flavours are perfect – then add some sophisticated snacks for the finishing touch.

Here’s a few we made earlier

Creating a picnic, party, cocktail or Friday night box can be a lot of fun, but if you’re short on time you can head to our ready-made boxes for a selection of expertly collated gourmet hampers including the Luxury Tea Hamper, After Dinner Box or our Limited Edition ‘Get Together Box’ which celebrates picnics in the park with a stylish blanket, cups, chocolate and sparkling wine to toast long-awaited reunions with loved ones. 

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