With Christmas around the corner, now is the time to think about planning the perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest. Everyone knows that the most special gifts are personal, laced with thought and have a nice story that you can share.
That's why we've created a gift service, so you can build your own personal gift bag through our online shop. All you have to do is select the products that you think would make a lovely collection for someone, and opt for gift wrapping when you get to the checkout.
We'll then pop it all in a lovely Eden Project jute bag, designed by Sarah Wilson, one of our resident artists. We'll tie it up with a red ribbon, and pop a gift tag on it with your message. You might be a hundred miles away from someone, but you can still make their day with one of these thoughtful, hand-picked personalised gift bags.
With this new service online, it got us thinking about what combinations our team will be putting together for our friends and family. Shhh, promise not to tell anyone, but here's what we'll be giving this Christmas:
Brenda, shopping for her neighbour who makes the best cakes
"My neighbour, Sue, always has something delicious in the oven, and we've enjoyed many afternoons tasting her yummy cakes. As a self-professed chocoholic, she'll love trying out these brownie recipes. The oven mitt will look great in her country-kitchen, and these fair trade chocolates complete the gift. I know she'll be delighted."
Harry, shopping for her Uncle in Scotland
"I'm going to order my uncle these hot chilli sauces, as he can't get enough of spicy foods. I'm chuffed that I can send a lovely present at the click of a button without having to wrap everything up and trek to the post office myself."
Peter, picking up a Christmas gift for his son
"My four year old is incredibly curious and wants to touch, listen and look at everything. He'll love squeezing this soft bamboo teddy, scraping this wooden frog for the gruff croaking sound, and shining this wind-up torch."
Tracey's present for her mum this Christmas
"I'm sending this gift bag to my mum in Norwich. She never seems to stop, whether she's digging up the garden or hiking in the countryside. I wish I could see her face when she puts on these merino wool hiking socks - they're so cushion-y soft. The gardening hand scrub will add a touch of luxury to her day. She deserves to relax, so hopefully the hot chocolate and the rhubarb and ginger candle will help her to unwind."