Birthday gifts for foodies
If you're looking for thoughtfully handpicked birthday gifts for foodies, delivered with a personalised gift message, you've come to the right place. From the many delicious gifts on Barbury Hill, we’ve chosen our favourites that are sure to bring a smile to the birthday girl or boy’s face.
It wouldn’t be a birthday without a bit of sparkle, and the English Sparkling collection from Woodchester Valley would kick off any celebration with a bang, whether in person or over Zoom. These award-winning sparkling wines hail from the beautiful Cotswold hills and their delicate, elegant aromas of red apple, raspberry and honeysuckle call to mind the orchards and cottage gardens of the region’s quintessential chocolate box villages. Barbury Hill’s case of three offers the chance to sample their finest fizzes; the Cotswold Classic 2018, Rosé Brut 2017, and the Reserve Cuvée 2017.
What can be more decadent than receiving a beautifully packaged hamper of a dozen succulent oysters fresh from Suffolk’s Butley Creek? Along with a dozen oysters, this beautiful hamper from Pinney’s of Orford includes an Oyster shucker, a bottle of tabasco and of course a juicy lemon. All that’s left for you to arrange is a bottle of your favourite English sparkling to be chilling on ice.
Beautifully presented in a wooden gift box, this set of Langham sparkling wines includes two Sommelier Wine Award winners, the Corallian Classic Cuvée NV and the Culver Classic Cuvée NV. We fell head over heels for the baked apple and cut grass notes of the Corallian, its pale gold colour and enlivening fizz creating an elegantly refined and eminently quaffable drink. Equally enjoyable, the Culver Classic’s notes of orchard and stone fruits combine with toasted brown bread, plum and strawberry aromas to create a complex wine that would go down a storm at any birthday celebrations.
Of course we’re biased, but we’ve yet to try a cheese that has wowed us quite as much as those we’ve handpicked for the Barbury Hill Collection. From the home of the award-winning Baron Bigod, the UK’s only Brie-de-Mieux style cheese, this collection showcases the sheer talent and innovation of Fen Farm Dairy and the exceptional flavour of the raw milk from their grass fed Montbeliarde herd. Is there any greater joy for a food-lover, than that of unwrapping a gift of four rounds of cheese and butter, each beautifully presented in a wooden box? From the gold-medal winning Baron Bigod, to the intense, rich flavours of the Truffled Baron and the lighter, buttery, mousse-like St Jude, the Barbury Hill Collection sets the bar high for foodie birthday gifts.
The delight of discovering a hidden gem is beaten only by the absolute pleasure to be taken in tasting the first of three gins that make up Barbury Hill’s Penrhos Spirits Gift Pack. Whether that first taste is of the delicate floral notes and crisp zest of the Apple and Elderflower, the tart zing of real rhubarb, or the rose and cherry blossom notes of the London Dry, the lucky recipient will be spoilt for choice. These award-winning gins are as at home in a cocktail as they are a G&T, and they elevate our usual Friday evening tipple to something far more memorable.
For a sweet-toothed birthday girl or boy, Bakery Number Eight’s mixed cookies are a sure-fire winner. The inspired flavour combinations had Barbury Hill swooning over the Matcha Kukkii with its delicate hint of Japanese green tea, while the Stem Ginger and Dark Chocolate adds a kick to our mid-morning tea break. The NYC Triple Choc-Chip is as large on flavour as its namesake city, the crisp exterior giving way to a soft, rich centre that has us reaching for a second before we’ve even finished the first. Available from Barbury Hill in boxes of 6 or 12, they make a perfect birthday gift, though we won’t judge if you buy an extra for yourself!
Barbury Hill’s food and drink gifts have been tried, tested and selected with you in mind. Our carefully handpicked collection of small independent producers allows us to introduce you to the best of British; gin and rum you won’t find on the high street, low and no-alcohol drinks from specialist businesses, brownies and cookies handmade in family kitchens. A gift from Barbury Hill is a chance to discover the new, the unique, and the up-and-coming from across the UK.
by Tor Saner, Product & Marketing
Tor ensures our platform and product selection is as good as it can be and is always on the lookout for delicious hidden gems. Tor has eaten her way around the globe and loves nothing more than a glass of chilled Rosé in the sunshine with friends.