The big brand Christmas adverts are out, and Black Friday is about to turn the most civilized of us into frantic bargain hunter. It can all feel rather intense, so before the pre-Christmas panic sets in we decided to step back from the bottling and curate a list of fantastic gifts from our favorite small businesses from around the UK.
We've got gifts for coffee-fanatics, discerning chefs and rum-lovers alike, ideal for your loved ones and an added bonus for you so that when December rolls around you can sit back feeling smug, enjoying a tipple of Burning Barn.
Alex Pole’s Forge Kitchen Ware
We'll kick things off with something from one of our very own Ambassadors. For the discerning chefs and gourmands out there look no further than Alex Pole’s Forge Kitchen Ware. A gift straight from the hands of a master craftsman and innovator himself, Alex works with traditional materials whilst pushing the boundaries of blacksmithing in the 21st century. Alternatively, for those not so culinary gifted then you can’t go wrong with the traditional bottle opener.
Pip's Hot Sauce
For those who like it hot we’ve got the perfect gift from this devilishly spicy chilli sauce brand - Pip's Hot Sauce. Crafted in small batches to ensure quality, these sauces are made by chilli heads for chilli heads who love flavour as well as spice. We’d point you in the direction of the ‘Cure for Life’ - a combo of peaches, turmeric and a ridiculous amount of scotch bonnet chilli's, it's a fruity Caribbean inspired number that works well on loads of things, we’ve even gone as far as to add a drop or two to our cocktails.
The British Gift Company's Christmas Hamper
A true treat for rum-lovers, this gift will go down a real storm. The British Gift Company have a knack for creating hampers made up of the finest treasures from small batch independent producers. A perfect Christmas gift for a rum lover, they've just introduced their Burning Barn Smoked Rum Gift Set, to be enjoyed with a stylish smoked cola, crunchy bar snacks and a chocolate cigar.
Wingback' 100ml Hipflask
A super sleek personalised gift for the person who seemingly has it all. Wanting to take a stand against mass production and disposable culture, these guys began creating premium products that will last a lifetime - from commutes through the capital to adventures along the Jurassic Coast. Top of our wish list is their 100ml Hipflask - the ultimate travel companion, allowing you to transport your Burning Barn rum in true style.
York’s Cafe Coffee Subscription
In between our escapades at the Burning Barn headquarters you’ll often find us stopping by at our favourite local coffee shop for some truly superb coffee. Fortunately for us they’ve taken the initiative to introduce a York’s subscription service. Every two weeks they procure brand new, single origin coffee from smallholder farms around the world, and then roast it to perfection in their Stephenson St cafe in Birmingham. As very happy recipients of this ourselves we can guarantee that even the most high-brow coffee drinker will be impressed by your find.
So there you have it, the Burning Barn curated Gift Guide, if you’re still stumped for ideas then you can’t go far wrong with the Burning Barn Gift Pack. When it comes to stocking fillers this is an absolute gem. And finally, don’t let the festive season thwart your unimpeachable eco warrior, look out for the option to reduce your carbon footprint of your order via fantastic social enterprises such as Greenr.
The Burning Barn Team