In the spirit of searching for beautiful things that make your heart soar, we’ve compiled this collection of treasures for the home that will make gorgeous gifts this festive season – if you don’t decide to keep them for yourself!
From handcrafted gin, exquisite glasses to serve it in, fragrance diffusers that are pieces of art in themselves, collector’s item wine bottles, exotic candles and planters, here are our choices for gifting – others or yourselves – this festive season…
Luigi Bormioli Mixology Spanish gin & tonic glasses, R529 for a set of 4
This stunningly beaitiful Mixology glassware range was developed by Luigi Bormioli in conjunction with Yuri Glemini, Futuristic Mixologist at Surfer’s Den in Milan.
- Made from lead-free, high-tech absorbed sound glass and designed to enhance the taste and aroma of your drink.
- Ultra clear and perfectly transparent, with a titanium reinforced treatment applied to the stems of the glasses increase their resistance to breaking
- This makes them dishwasher safe – another reason to buy them
And now for the perfect gin to complement those gorgeous glasses:
Inverroche Amber Gin, R399
Infused with fynbos from the coastal region and dunes of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Amber Gin is a rich and aromatic, amber-coloured gin with fresh citrus, slight juniper, sweet toffee apples and delicate floral notes which intertwine to deliver a dry, woody finish.
Here is just one way to drink it:
Amber G&T (Build over ice)
- 50ml Inverroche Amber
- 200ml Indian Tonic Water
- Pink Peppercorns
- Orange Zest
Founded in 2011, Inverroche was the first gin distillery to infuse the neutral base spirit with fynbos, a local edible botanical. There are more than 9,000 species of fynbos in South Africa, and the enormous diversity of the region allows for creativity in the distilling process. The rich, aromatic, and fine leaved plants give the gin unique characteristics and distinct flavour profiles.
Cape Island, a local, eco-friendly luxury home fragrance brand produces a range of sophisticated hand-poured scented candles and other gift-worthy home fragrance products that are stylish and beautiful Christmas gifts.
Their signature Clifton Beach fragrance was inspired by the natural beauty of the Cape coastline and is the perfect summer scent. Coconut and vanilla are layered with white flowers, tolu balsam and a zest of lime.
Adam & Eve 2019: Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition, R390 for the pair
Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate has recently launched Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition, a bespoke collection made from pure Merlot grapes.
And when you’ve finished drinking the contents, the beautiful bottles have glass stoppers too, so you can display and use them as decanters and keep them forever!
Perfectly positioned between mountains and ocean, the estate boasts highly diverse soil, and the cool sea breezes assist in the slow ripening of the grapes. This unique positioning is one of the reasons why Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition is unrivalled in the industry.
While both wines are best enjoyed chilled, they each have irresistibly unique flavour profiles. Whether you enjoy the bold bursts of summer berries, or the illustrious aroma of a light zesty tang, this easy-drinking pair will excite your palate and delight your senses.
Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate’s first harvest of the season, Adam is bold and bursting with flavours of soft, ripe plum and red berries. Young, fresh and easy-drinking – a modern take on a traditional Merlot.
Eve, their first white Merlot, is light, features notes of gentle tropical fruits and subtle hints of citrus and lemon zest.
The award-winning Adam & Eve 2018 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition sold out shortly after its release in 2018, and has since become a collector’s item, so make sure you tempt yourself with the latest edition to the Adam & Eve collection while stocks last. To buy online and view stockists visit https://adamandeve.vergenoegd.co.za/
Humble & Mash 3 Piece Oak Cheese Knife Set
This set of three cheese knives is the perfect accessory for your next cheese board or platter. Each handle is made from oak wood while the blades are made of stainless steel.
The set is Ideal for soft, medium and hard cheeses
- Curved, two-pronged knife for medium cheese
- Wider bladed cleaver style knife for hard cheese
- Straight blade for soft to hard cheeses, with holes in the blade to stop slices sticking
Mia Melange Liquorice Planter Basket
Add some greenery to your home with these unique planters. They can be placed on a windowsill, counter top, shelf, or even hang against the wall. The planters are made from 100% cotton rope which is carefully sewed together in a coiling technique.
Dark Orchid candles and diffusers from Justine
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