Gifts sure to get you in the Christmas spirit
Everybody loves a festive-themed novelty gift — and if you’re after something drinkable to help get you into the Yuletide spirit, here are nine of the best boozy baubles, crackers and advent calendars. An unholy trio of gin, single malts, world whiskies or rums (the fastest trending spirit), each glass bauble in this minimalist pack is filled with just the right measure of your favourite tipple, perfectly packaged and ready to pour. Also available as one individually boxed bauble (£9.95) if you need a stocking-filler for a vodka lover. Putting the ‘cheers’ into Christmas decorating, these candy-coloured baubles will spruce up your fir tree a treat. Each one is filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin and, as the lads at the distillery like to say: “Let the festivities be-gin!” Why not go for gold and crown the day with the best-loved bubbles in the world? The Champagne in the baby 20cl bottle is bursting with pristine fruit and citrusy aromas. silver crackers certainly look in good spirits, so why not join the party? With an entertaining line-up of Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Glenfiddich 15-year-old and Monkey Shoulder among the headliners, they’re bound to please. The 24 wines in this grown-up advent calendar might be under wraps (or behind windows, rather), but rest assured, the folks at Laithwaite’s will have made sure each miniature bottle of white or red is delicious to the last drop.