28 October 2020, 17:28
Even though the strict measures are slowly loosening, it’s very unlikely that people will meet up to celebrate special occasions like birthdays. However, it is still possible to surprise your loved one with a gift on their special day. With a mental picture of what they like and their personality, you can find a great gift idea on the list below.
1. Desmond Dempsey pyjama set
A comfortable set of pyjamas is what everyone needs under this lockdown to work around the house. Surprising, your friend or loved one with this luxurious set will save them a tiring trip to the market. With excellent chic jaguar prints, the set brightens your day whenever you are feeling lazy. This stylish Dempsey pyjama set is definitely among the best lockdown gifts to consider.
2. Triple chocolate 12 bite brownie box
An exciting chocolate brownie box to celebrate that special birthday. With many fantastic flavours to choose from, Bad Brownie has you covered. Available in 12, 16 and 24 bite boxes
3. Flower delivery
A flower delivery is a good way to start someone’s day. Put a smile on their face with a stunning bouquet delivery. You can choose a mixture of bright colours with an appreciation card to go with and enjoy their reactions as they receive the gift.
4. The book of everyone
The book of everyone is not only unique but will also create the best memories. A book gift customised with their beautiful pictures will bring memories to be treasured years to come. It is personalised with snippets that highlight when they were born and comes in different colours.
5. Mixologist cocktail kit
The kit includes all the equipment you need to make a delicious cocktail. It features a cocktail spoon, cocktail shaker, a muddler, fine strainer and a measure to help you make a cocktail at home.
6. A set of four flamingo wine glasses
For that friend who enjoys a picnic in a beautiful garden, this set of wine glasses will spice their day. Designed with colourful flamingo pictures, these functional set will add a theme to the picnic.
7. Bluetooth karaoke machine with lights
Now that we can’t go out to party, a karaoke Bluetooth machine will bring the party home. With beautiful lights to give that party feel, the device completes the mood. You can gift this amazing gift and enjoy a long karaoke night with them at home.
8. Little hug in a box
If you can’t see them on their special day, a little hug box will deliver your special message. The book blocks and alphabet bags will tell how special they are. The gift is perfect for kids and adults.
9. Soho Farmhouse Robe
Everyone needs a comfortable dressing gown and this robe is a perfect gift. It is comfortable to keep you warm while giving that cosy feel.
10. A gift box to build your tea
Pick a perfect blend of tea for that tea lover in your life. Presented in a beautiful box, the tea box is perfect for quenching that thirst even in the future.
19 March 2020, 14:14
If you like entertaining, are a budding mixologist, or simply like to have a nice drink from time to time, having a fully stocked bar can be a great addition. However, this can be an intimidating project if you don’t know where to start.
You’ll need to have all the essential equipment and the additional accessories that will make your bar a place you’ll actually want to hang out in. You also want to make it as comfortable as possible for your guests, and consider entertainment options as well. But the foundation of a great home bar starts with your selection. Let’s take a look at how to stock your home bar the right way.
Start with Things You Actually Enjoy
The first step is to make sure that you pick things that you actually enjoy drinking. Don’t make the mistake of buying expensive or exclusive bottles just to impress everyone. However, you should make sure that you keep a few bottles for special occasions.
You should at least consider having a few bottles of champagne. You can buy champagne online from most brands and in different formats. However, you should remember that you are your bar’s best customer, so whatever’s your favourite should always be in stock.
Choosing based on your preferences also allows you to showcase your taste and introduce your guests to something new. This will make great conversation fodder and could be much more impressive than that 1960 bottle of Petrus you’ll probably never open.
Another thing you should do is start small at first and build your collection. While you’re your bar’s main guest, you still want people to be happy. So, instead of spending tons of money at the start, buy a few essentials. This way, you’ll be able to tell which drinks are the biggest winners, and stock accordingly.
Know Your Main Spirits
Spirits will usually be the stars of your selection, so make sure that you get to know them. One of the most important ones you should have is gin.
Gin is a very versatile spirit that is used in a whole variety of cocktails, like Old Toms, Genevers, and London Drys. So, we suggest you always keep a few bottles in stock.
Vodka is another very common spirit for mixing. It doesn’t have a very strong taste, and is essential if you like your Cosmopolitans. They come in different varieties, including potato, sugar cane, and grain, and all have their own characteristics. So, you’ll have to try different ones to see which ones you like the best.
Then you have your whiskeys for straight shots, and your exotics like Rum and Tequila. Rum in particular is one of the best spirits to drink straight, and is great for punches as well. So make sure you stock up on a few high quality rums if you’re thinking of entertaining.
Stocking up your house’s bar doesn’t have to be difficult. Just make sure that you put yourself first and diversify your selection until you get the nod of the pros out there.
2 September 2019, 17:33
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25 May 2018, 13:52
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