Getting creative with your wine collection doesn't have to stop at Christmas with Vinoteca’s monthly wine club. Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, its welcoming, informal venues have been pouring great wines since 2005, and now you can experience its magic from the comfort of your own home. Every month, six bottles, specially hand-picked by Vinoteca’s owners, will arrive at your door, along with tasting and food matching notes – so all you have to is sip and enjoy!
Start the festive season on a musical note with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. This symphonic extravaganza will be conducted by Jordi Savall on two consecutive evenings at the legendary Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona. The double festive concert, which will take place on 17 and 18 December, will be performed by Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya. It will feature six cantatas that capture both the Christmas spirit and Bach’s baroque legacy.
Let Orchestra of the Swan take you on a mesmerising musical journey through the heart of winter with Upon a Midnight Clear. Featuring the extraordinary voices of vocal quintet Papagena, this spectacular showcase will be a spellbinding tapestry of ancient carols, popular songs and festive favourites, and will descend upon the Stratford Playhouse on 10 December, followed by a matinee performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 11 December.
Noble Isle is an exquisite, fine fragrance bath and body brand. All the fragrant Christmas gifts are vegan-friendly and created using natural extracts from around the British Isles. Similar to a perfume, each product is created with a unique fine fragrance, meaning the distinctive notes linger on the skin for hours. These lavish products will make everyday life a little more luxurious for your loved ones.
If you’re looking for a gentleman’s watch that is as stunning as it is practical, then look no further. A countryside-focused brand that aims to support and sustain the British rural environment, a Wagstaff Watch is the perfect gift for men who value reliability and innovation. Water-resistant with a light strap to ensure maximum comfort, these watches are built for country life.
Chilstone has a long and proud history of producing the finest cast stone, made entirely by hand. With one of the biggest collections of stone garden ornaments in the UK, from beautiful fountains to planters and sundials, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect present. People have counted on Chilstone for more than 65 years, so you can be sure that your Christmas gifts are of the highest quality.
The delightfully scented narcissi from Scilly Flowers are grown outdoors on the Isles of Scilly. Gorgeously packaged in paper to minimise the use of plastic, and sent by first class post direct from where they are grown, these beautiful bouquets are sure to brighten up even the darkest of winter days. They’re the perfect, thoughtful way to send your Christmas greeting this year. From only £12.50 inc p+p.
Specialising in handmade British food and gifts, Ross and Ross is the perfect place to find gifts that feel personal. From Brussels Sprout Dust to a Bacon Curing Set, there are plenty of unique gifts for everyone. Mostly sourced from artisan producers and using local ingredients from the Cotswolds, these fabulous festive gifts are a great way to treat your friends and family, as well as supporting local produce.
For a Christmas gift that everyone will enjoy, order a Good Housekeeping-approved 2019 Prestige hamper. Wonderfully presented and packed full of luxurious delicacies, it will go down a treat in any household. Each hamper contains award-winning food including beautiful biscuits and sophisticated wines, and with a whole range of Christmas baskets to choose from, it caters to all tastes. These hampers are a festive feast for all the family.
What do you buy the person who has everything? Theatre Tokens are the easy way to give the gift of theatre, without spoiling the surprise. As Gift Cards and eGifts with no expiry date, they can be used at more than 260 theatres nationwide. Now that venues in London’s West End accept Theatre Tokens online at www.officiallondontheatre.com, they can be used in Official London Theatre’s New Year Sale, with tickets to major shows starting from just £10. Buy online at www.theatretokens.com.