Last Minute Gift Ideas

By 20th December 2019Advice
Christmas gift ideas in the Conservatory, Christmas tree by the table decorated with crackers and mince pies

Stuck for gift ideas as we edge closer to the big day? It can often be that you’re left trying to find something for that person that seems to have everything. Sometimes overlooked but always well received is giving the gift of an experience – you won’t be limited by delivery times as you can create a voucher, and it will certainly make their Christmas present something to remember.

Voucher for The Pig Hotels

Whether it’s treating your loved ones to a meal, or taking that special someone away for a romantic break in the heart of the English countryside; The Pig Hotels have a variety of vouchers to offer that you can gift someone this Christmas. Their restaurants and rooms are always decorated with a quirky style, so you are bound to come away with some new inspirations for your own conservatory interiors

Tuck into a three-course meal for lunch or dinner at a variety of locations. Emphasising the plot-to-plate ethos The Pig Hotel group pride themselves in seasonal, fresh and home-grown produce. 

Indulge a little extra with a winter getaway for two and some PIGGY goodies to take home after your stay. Have a look at The Pig website to choose your perfect destination.  

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Take a guided or unguided tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire and discover the heritage behind this well-known brand. Sit and enjoy a gin-based cocktails at the end of your visit specifically created for your particular taste buds. Don’t miss having a look around their glasshouse either, beautifully designed by Thomas Heatherwick. 

If you wanted to gain more from your experience at the distillery, why not book a gin cocktail masterclass which includes an hour interactive class and guided tour. 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

If you’re a horticultural enthusiast why not treat yourself to tickets for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020. Explore the show and get inspired by the beautiful gardens that attract thousands every year. 

For those who wish to extend their experience, have a look at some of the RHS packages that include an overnight stay in a luxury hotel within walking distance to the showground and make it a little getaway.

Mark Diacono Workshops

Gift something unique with a workshop with celebrated photographer, writer and grower, Mark Diacono. Mark will be holding two events with our sister company Alitex at Torberry Farm, GU31 5RG on Friday 12 June.

Garden Ferments 9.30am-12.00pm

Tantalising our taste buds with the magic of sour, Mark will demonstrate how fermenting is more than a trend, it is a lifestyle. This 2.5 hour event will involve learning about the the real nutritional and health benefits of fermenting and you’ll have the opportunity to make your fermented food to take home in a jar. From kimchi, water kefir to refreshing kombucha, once you leave you’ll be inspired to try fermenting at home with your own garden produce. Find out more and buy your tickets here.

Garden Cocktails 1.30pm-4.30pm

As the ethos behind plot-to-plate becomes more important, Mark applies it even to alcoholic beverages and why wouldn’t you? Learn how to make three highly adaptable classic cocktails, including the Mojito and the Bellini. 

This 2.5 hour class will teach you how to make syrups to use in your cocktails, combining flavours with herbs and spices that can be found in the garden, with a few tasters thrown in. Get more information and secure your place at this unmissable event.

Gift a unique experience this Christmas that can be a memory they cherish for a long time, and caste the January blue away with an even to look forward to.