What gift do you get for someone who has everything? That’s easy, especially if you have a wine lover on your list of people to buy for.
At Laithwaite’s we’ve got a huge range of gifts bound to put some Christmas cheer under your tree.
Forget about yet another tie, jazzy socks or impersonal perfume, our edible and drinkable gifts should be on any grown-up’s letter to Father Christmas.
From stonkingly good red wine and luxurious Champagne sets to decorations with an unusual twist and a book filled with more than stories, you’ll have to resist treating yourself while doing your Christmas shopping.
So while you’re counting down to Christmas with our alcohol-filled Advent calendars for adults, take a look through our top 10 favourite items – all of them sure-fire hits to please even the fussiest of your friends.
1. The Times’ “Best Buy” Champagne… HALF PRICE!
No that isn’t a typo.
Delmotte Brut is a proper, triple Gold medal-winning Champagne rated by The Times newspaper as “Brilliant” and their “Best Buy”.
For you it’s just £35.99 £17.99 a bottle and comes packed in a branded gift box too. We’ll raise a glass to that!
2. Baubles for the gin-lover in your life
If you ask us, all that empty space inside normal Christmas baubles is a waste. Which is why our friends at Pickering’s have gone ahead and put it to good use – by filling it with their delicious family-recipe craft gin.
These six-piece gin bauble sets sold out in days last year, so make sure you get your order in as soon as possible.
Now just £35 £29.75 for the set.
3. Introduce a friend to a jaw-droppingly rich Aussie legend
The Black Stump is by far our most-loved wine.
Our best-rated too; you can find page after page of glowing five-star reviews for it on our website.
Which is why this Black Stump gift set – including a pair of branded wine glasses – is guaranteed to go down a storm. An easy win at £27.
4. A world-tour of wine discovery in a dozen delicious bottles
For the friend that’s tried it all, give them this.
Our set of 12 specially selected wines showcase the world’s greatest styles from under-the-radar wineries.
The case of richly rewarding reds and dazzlingly fresh white is also great value at £105.68 £83.88 for the case.
5. The ultimate luxury Champagne set
If you’re looking to really spoil someone, you can’t go far wrong with this Champagne gift set at £45.
A biscuity, briochey Champagne from the talented Bauchet family – experts since 1920 – plus six luxury chocolate truffles and two Dartington Crystal flutes, all in a pretty little package too.
6. Six of our bestselling crowd-pleasers
When one wine just won’t do, this Classic Six gift set filled with our customers’ favourites will go down a storm, just don’t expect the recipient to share, they’ll want this set all to themselves!
The lucky friend to receive this flavour-packed collection will enjoy our No.1 Rioja, pristine Italian Pinot Grigio, a darkly rich Aussie blockbuster, plus many more.
Best of all, it’s just £73.43 £57 for the case.
7. The Complete Book of Port
Here’s the perfect gift for all your Port-loving friends. Don’t have any? You will do after giving them this.
Inside the Book of Port you’ll find ten 6cl measures of Port in all styles, including ruby, white, tawny and vintage, all crafted by 14th generation Port house Barão de Vilar.
Plus there’s also detailed tasting notes and the background history on Port to be leafed through. At £50, these sell out year after year.
8. The shining star of Kiwi Sauvignon fever
Sunday Bay shows exactly why New Zealand Sauvignon is adored by so many with its flavours like a tidal wave of tropical fruits, gooseberry tang and classic grassy freshness.
No wonder it’s our current No.1 Sauvignon.
This Sauvignon Blanc gift set also includes two Dartington Crystal wine tumblers and beautiful gift box, all for £25.
9. Festive hamper bursting with tempting treats
This is like 14 presents packed into one!
Alongside two bottles of delicious wine from Chile’s three-time winery of the year, inside this luxury Christmas hamper you’ll find an indulgent selection of sweet and savoury treats including Buttermilk Irish Cream fudge, Barfield Bakery mince pies, red onion chutney, and more.
So much to enjoy for £65.
10. And for the truly serious wine lovers in your life…
Watch the eyes of any wine lover light up when they receive this, a seriously impressive twelve-bottle collection of ‘special occasion’ wines.
Highlights include a double Gold medal-winning Bordeaux, a cherry-rich Chianti, and a citrus-drenched top-estate Pinot Grigio.
The set is presented in a stylish wooden gift box and better still, comes with a £31 saving.