Last Minute Christmas Goodies

It’s just one week until Christmas and there’s bound to be someone you’ve forgotten to buy for, or a little treat that you want to pick up for yourself just in time for the big day, so we’ve picked a few little treats for you to order today or collect in store on Christmas Eve.

Let’s start with food, because Christmas isn’t Christmas without some rather delicious treats, now is it?

Swizzels Sweets

British sweet manufacturer Swizzels is offering shoppers alternative Christmas treats this year with its wide range of festive products. From Christmas-themed gifts to classic sharing tubs, Swizzels is catering for all festive traditions – new and old!

Swizzels’ gift tube range is the ideal stocking filler. The Love Hearts Gift Tube now includes emoji Love Hearts, and the Drumstick Mixed Lolly Gift Tube includes Cherry & Apple and Bubblegum flavours alongside the classics.

There’s a Parma Violets Gift Tube for all those huge fans, and Sweet Treats Gift Tube, which contains a variety of Swizzels’ popular sweets such as Love Hearts and Refreshers.

Visit www.swizzels.com to see the full collection of Christmas treats from Swizzels. Also available from a number of high street stores and well-known supermarkets.

Montezuma’s Chocolate

Montezuma’s Organic Milk Chocolate Giant Button Jar is filled with the most delicious 30% Organic cocoa milk chocolate buttons, which will make more well-known buttons pale into significance.
The jar is perfect for sharing this Christmas, as it’s stacked with 900g of pure chocolate button heaven, for you and all your friends to enjoy.

Priced at £22.99, available from www.montezumas.co.uk

Cooplands Bakery

For the culinary and time challenged this Christmas, there is another way to serve homemade cupcakes, biscuits and other sweet treats to family and friends – buy them from Cooplands and don’t tell!

Yorkshire’s oldest family bakery chain that unwrapped its festive collection of show-stopping sweet treats in November has been busy ever since making thousands of its hand-made and hand decorated 2019 festive cupcakes, biscuits and mince pies to keep up with demand. Back by popular demand this Christmas; the range also includes handmade pork pies which have been a favourite since 1885. ‘Yule’ be mad not to stock up on these sweet treats & eats, including revamps of some Christmas classics and new, fun-filled fancies guaranteed to take centre plate this festive season.
There are hot chocolate cupcakes, reindeer cupcakes, brandy mince pies, traditional Christmas cake, Christmas stocking biscuits, and santa selfie biscuits.

Visit your local Cooplands Bakery in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and the North East – there are over 160 shops to choose from! Alternatively visit https://cooplands-bakery.co.uk to find out more.

And, of course we can’t celebrate the festive season without a few drinks now can we?

Boë Gin Wreath

The ultimate Christmas gift for gin-lovers has arrived – and you can hang it on your door!

Boë Gin have partnered with luxury London florist That Flower Shop to create a limited edition ‘gin-spired’ botanical Christmas wreath, that comes delivered with a full-sized bottle of Gin. The wreath is gin-scented, featuring the botanicals of Boë Spiced Orange, Juniper Berries, Cinnamon Cloves, and Conifer to give it a real feel for Christmas, which makes it simply divine.

Priced at £50, available from www.thatflowershop.co.uk (search Shop, and then Festive Wreaths).

Bolney Estate Gin

The Bolney Estate Gin, which has been guided by nature is a classic, dry English gin. Its vibrant freshness of lemon oil and fennel is delicately balanced with hints of bay and juniper. Perfect for Christmas!

As richly scented as a country hedgerow, it has an earthy, floral depth and a spiciness on the nose and finish, providing a natural zing to a G&T and a satisfying heart to any cocktail.

The botanicals used in the Bolney Estate Gin include hawthorn leaves from the Estate’s vineyard hedgerows, as well as juniper, bay leaf, caraway, cubeb, lemon peel, grain of paradise, fennel and coriander seed.

Priced at £35 (70cl), available from www.bolneywineestate.com

The Bottle Club

Pickering’s Gin Baubles are filled with Pickering’s Gin. Six baubles come in pink, blue, purple, tallow, red, and green with a rose gold screw lid hung from a silk red ribbon.

Priced at £28.50, available from www.thebottleclub.com

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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