Giving gifts has been made a little bit more tricky by the pandemic. Firstly, we’re not seeing people as often as we would have pre-Covid, so of course physically handing over the present is difficult in the first instance. Packaging up a present and heading to the post office seems a bit of a faff (and is inadvisable for those shielding) so finding a gift which can be sent direct is definitely easier!
But the other issue is actually what to buy. Clothes and jewellery seem a bit 2019 – unless it’s joggers, slippers and a woolly hat to keep us warm on our many walks. Experience style gifts – like trips to the spa or sporting event – are out. Holidays and travelling are on hold. Will the book you thought they might like have been read already on a quiet lockdown evening?
Luckily, there’s one gift which always hits the spot. Food and drink! When eating out is impossible, getting a foodie treat to enjoy at home is guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face. Well, look no further, we’re here to help with lots of inspiration. Just pop on to our online shop, see what you think would tickle the recipient’s fancy and we can organise for that to be delivered to the UK address of your choice. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, to say congratulations or just to let someone know you’re thinking about them, it’s a great way to show you care.
If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day (14th March, make a note!), we have a special hamper to show mum how much she’s loved. Containing six luxury Lauden chocolates, a mini bottle of sparkling Rose, delicious biscuits, crackers, bread dipper and a strawberry and champagne preserve, there’s lots of lovely treats to show a special mum you care.
If your giftee has a savoury tooth, our Cheese Lovers Hamper will hit the spot! With four different cheeses, crackers, breadsticks, gherkins, pickles, chutney and olives, it really is a fromage fan’s dream.
There’s the Taste of Yorkshire hamper, chock full of Yorkshire goodies, from honey and Yorkshire Brack, to Wensleydale and Theakstons Malted Barley Crackers. The Helmsley Yorkshire Hamper contains even more local treats, including ales and bitter from the Helmsley Brewing Co and a wide range of our very own biscuits, chutneys, jam and pate. As well as some chocolates which you definitely won’t want to share!
We now also offer a Vegan Friendly Hamper, with lots of tasty treats which are suitable for those eating a vegan diet. Including cake, chocolate, pasta, sauces, dips and even a delicious Mediterranean Sundried Tomato Nut Roast, it is a collection of extra special vegan food which definitely doesn’t compromise on taste.
If you want to pick your own favourites to make up a gift package, you can do that too. Why not consider the excellent Hooting Owl Gin, made near York, with a gin cleverly representing every region of Yorkshire. Or how about Orange and Raisin Rum? Or Lemon Sherbet Vodka? There’s also chutneys, preserves, wine, oils, biscuits, chocolates, cheese biscuits, coffee, fudge, bread dippers, flavoured vinegar and lots more besides.
If you want to send someone something we stock which isn’t currently available online – do give us a call or drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do.
So, next time you need a gift which hits the spot, why not take a look? And if it’s a gift to yourself, go ahead – you deserve it!