Christmas gift sets are a lifesaver when you just aren’t quite sure what to get a close friend or family member, or when you are pressed for time and need something is guaranteed to be a big hit. You are no longer limited to the gift sets found in supermarkets and chemists in the country. With so many quaint small businesses, you will find something for everyone without picking up a last-minute gift from Tesco.
Lush Gift Sets
If you are lucky enough to have a Lush Cosmetics nearby, then have a browse through one of their shops. Every Christmas, they create beautiful gift sets for every budget. Not only are their products cruelty-free, they are also environmentally friendly. Their products are simply lush and lavish – and suitable for everyone, whether you are buying something for your partner, grandmother, mother, in-laws or friends. Before buying one of their festive bath bombs, do make sure your recipient actually has access to a bath – a mistake I will never make again. If you don’t have much time and can’t create your own gift set, buy one of their predefined sets that come expertly wrapped.
Ross & Ross Hampers & Gift Sets
Ross & Ross is a fine food company that has won awards for its excellent products. They have created curing kits and boxes ideal for foodies. Through the website Not On The High Street, you can arrange delivery to Ireland. Gift your foodie brother his own Cured Salmon Kit, or better yet, have him work for his own bacon with the Ross & Ross Bacon Kit which allows you to make Sweet, Smoky, Maple and Chipotle and many more types of bacon. The kit comes with curing bags, cloves, all the spices and cures needed. What is not included, is the pork so make sure to buy some from your local butcher’s to include with your gift.
Bloom Magic Flowers
An Irish flower delivery company, Bloom Magic offers lavish bouquets for all occasions. Flowers are delivered by a courier service, so it doesn’t really matter where you are located, you can order online through their website. Flower gift sets are ideal when you want to send the family your seasonal greetings by mail when you are not able to visit them yourselves. Although their bouquets and Christmas flowers can be ordered as a stand-alone gift send your family a floral gift set by including chocolates, a candle or a bottle of wine with your order. Your recipient is guaranteed to love your thoughtful, festive gesture.
Sandy Leaf Farm
This unique company, Sandy Leaf Farm, has a fantastic selection of kits. This is a perfect gift for foodies and people who love to try their hand at new things. Know someone who has always wanted to make their own cheese? Gift them one of the Sandy Leaf Farm cheese kits, such as their Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese Kit. They too have a bacon curing kit, which includes all bits and bobs needed to make delicious bacon. For the non-foodies, they also have a fantastic Concrete Planter Making Kit where you can make your own concrete plant pot with a rose gold stripe. Make sure to visit their shop on Not On The High Street to secure the planter kit, as it’s not currently listed on their website.