Alongside my usual gift guides I’m going to be sharing posts about specific independent brands and shops I love. I’ll be picking out 4 of the best gifts from each brand with varying price points.
I hope these guides introduce you to some new independent brands and help you to find unique gift ideas while supporting fab businesses.
The first post in this series is focused on the fantastic London-based Biscuiteers. The biz was founded in 2007 by Harriet Hastings and her husband, Stevie Congdon. It’s grown quickly over the years and they now have 2 biscuit boutiques in London and send their biscuits out all over the world.
Throughout 2017 they’ve been celebrating their 10th birthday, you may have heard me talking about their most iconic biscuit tins here.
Biscuiteers have lots of collections to pick from as well as chocolates, cakes and icing workshops. They also have a lovely advent calendar by susie watson. So do make sure you browse their site, or pop in-store if you live nearby.
Here are my top 4 gift ideas from Biscuiteers:
The biscuit tins come as family (up to 18 biscuits) or medium sized (up to 9 biscuits). They come in a variety of flavours, some of which you can pick between chocolate and all-spice.
These tins are perfect for sharing with friends and family. If you’re staying with people over the festive season and decided to turn up with a box of Christmas hand-made biscuits I’m sure they’ll go down a treat and will be a little different from the usual bunch of flowers and bottles of wine.
There are many tins to pick from but of my personal favourites for this year has to be The Snowman. It’s one of my favourite childhood films, even though I find it hard to handle. Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially at Christmas and this tin is the perfect way to satisfy a trip down memory lane.
The Snowman biscuits can be seen throughout this post. Aren’t they pretty? The biscuits are all spice flavoured which gives them a lovely warming and spicy taste. I think the all-spice biscuits have to be my favourite from the Biscuiteers range.
The other tins I like for the festive season are The Nativity Christmas Holiday and The Nutcracker. They’re all equally pretty, cute and festive. Let’s be honest, all of the tins from Biscuiteers look and taste delicious. So, whichever you opt for they’re bound to go down a treat and will certainly be a talking point.
Fancy opting for something a little more personal?
Something you can also enjoy with your friend?
Treat someone special to London Afternoon Tea for Two Gift Certificate at one of the Biscuiteers Boutiques. They’re based in Notting Hill and Northcote Road.
I think afternoon tea is such a fun way to spend some quality time with a someone special catching up, enjoying delicious food and drinking good tea. This one will be ideal for anyone who has a sweet tooth.
The afternoon tea includes:
A selection of iconic London biscuits
Traditional finger sandwiches
Freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream
Salted caramel brownie
Individual Victoria sponge
Individual passionfruit and white chocolate sponge
Individual Bakewell tart
White chocolate, rose and pistachio choux bun
A pot of English Breakfast Tea
You can call in-store to book or simply order one of the gift certificates online. This will arrive neatly in the post alongside a freshly iced biscuit.
They sell biscuit cards throughout the year but have a special selection just for Christmas. The designs include; personalised bauble biscuit, three kings, christmas tree, The Snowman and The Nutcracker.
These cards are perfect for sending a little note to someone along with a tasty biscuit. They’d also be good for secret santa gifts or as stocking fillers.
If you’re looking for something really unique then the gift of a ticket to the Biscuiteers school of icing ticket.
The ticket offers a 2 hour small and intimate class at the Biscuiteers School of Icing. The lucky recipient of this gift will learn all the tips and tricks on how to ice their very own beautiful tin of biscuits which they’ll then take home with them.
The ticket will be sent out directly with a Chef Jolly Ginger (who is very cute) alongside a personal message.
So there you have it. Four fantastic gift ideas from Bicuiteers. All of which can be purchased online and delivered straight to your friends and family.
Leave a comment below and tell me about one of your favourite British brands.