The Christmas decorations have gone up in shops, and the Christmas songs are out in full force, it's official the Christmas countdown has begun.
From searching for the perfect gift for a cider lover, hosting festive dinners, or planning your menu for the special day, cider is the drink that provides the perfect opportunity to fresh, exciting alternative to beer or wine.
Here’s our guide to the finding perfect cider gift set this Christmas, a gift for friends and family, or perhaps the perfect hint to ensure you get what you want this Christmas!
1) Monthly Cider Subscription (3, 6 or 12 bottles)
A Crafty Nectar box is a gift that keeps on giving month after month. No shopping centers, no postal trips, no wrapping! Your recipient will be reminded of your generosity again and again.
A cider subscription is a great way to expand your cider palette as well as learn more about craft cider. Crafty Nectar forces you out of your cider comfort zone to make you try new and different styles you might have never considered before.
We have had ciders from all over the UK in out monthly boxes: from Hallets in Wales, Nightingale Cider in Kent and Tempted? Cider in N. Ireland. This Cider Gift Set is also available in 3 bottle selection for that smaller gift option.
There are over 365 different varieties of cider apples so there is sure to be something new to try, you may even end up discovering a new favorite cider or style from our range of unique ciders that you probably can’t get locally.
Embark on a journey of discovery with our subscription - once you start you never look back!
2) Craft Cider Discovery Box - 6 Bottles - One Off Box
Perhaps one of the best cider gift sets this Christmas! Our Craft Cider Discovery Case contains a hand-picked selection box filled with 6 of the finest ciders the UK has to offer.
These Ciders are unlike anything you will be able to find in supermarkets, they are specialist small batch products that have been chosen for their quality and taste. Discover craft ciders from the UK’s top cider producing regions – not just the West country!
3) Crafty Nectar's Fine Cider Box
The fine ciders in this box are some of the ‘best in the world’ with many winning awards both in the UK and Internationally.
These lovely cider makers work in small batches making the finest quality cider so this is very limited edition stuff....made with wild & indigenous yeasts and by a process similar to making champagne, called ‘keeving.’
Each bottle has been specifically chosen based on its quality, structure, and complexity, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of whoever receives it, making it the perfect cider gift set this Christmas for any cider connoisseur!
You're sure to impress at the Christmas drinks with these fine ciders.
Read our Fine Cider Guide Here.
4) Cider & Artisan Food Pairing Box
Wine may be the queen of food pairing, but cider is the king. Cider’s unique versatility and the huge range of styles on offer make it perfect to pair with food. This box pairs two of the best fine ciders in the UK with artisan Somerset cheese and charcuterie meat.
5) Somerset Cider Brandy
The nose is fruity, sweet and floral, like spring in the orchards. There is honeysuckle, apple blossom and hawthorn. The taste is full of apple, with delicate white flowers and a clean lingering fruit finish.
This brandy has gained depth, smoothness and stature. With its complexity, velvety palate and intriguing spicy aftertaste it is a candidate for after dinner.
“gorgeous, mellow-yet-warming, richly fruited spirit” The Telegraph
6) Cider Mini Keg Hamper
What better than to celebrate Christmas day with a 5litre mini keg and the best of Somerset artisan products.
7) Craft Cider With A Dartington Cider Glass (3 Bottles)
The perfect stocking filler this Christmas, our 3 bottle gift pack makes the perfect cider gift set. Sample three craft ciders from some of the best producers in the UK.
Forget drinking cider out of any old pint glass, a true cider lover needs an official cider glass to fully enjoy the wonder that is craft cider.
Mouth blown and handcrafted this well-proportioned glass makes for a great way to enjoy the many styles of cider or Perry pear cider.
The slightly bulbous shape allows ample room for those who prefer ice with their cider. Pair with a cider subscription and you can’t go wrong! The perfect cider gift set for any cider lover.
Once you’ve had a taste you won’t want to go back to the ciders you find in your local supermarket!
8) Double Fine Cider Box With Cheese
Two bottles of the finest ciders, that are perfect for the more discerning cider drinker. Each fine cider bottle has been specifically chosen based on its quality, structure and complexity and will make whoever receives it delighted. This box also includes a piece of cheese from a local award-winning cheesemaker Westcombe Dairy in Somerset.
We work with cider makers who work in small batches, often rare and limited edition, of the finest quality cider. That is 100% juice with no additives and preservatives.
9) 12 Ciders of Christmas
.Embrace the Festive Period with our 12 Days of Christmas Cider Selection Pack. This box is the perfect present for someone wanting to experience the different styles and tastes of craft cider. It contains a mixture of Eastern Counties Cider, West Country Ciders, Perry, Keeved and more The perfect present the cider lovers out there that want to experience everything cider has to offer. Please be aware products shown in pictures may vary and be replaced with products of the same quality, range and value.u
10) Cider & Beer Pairing Box
Got someone who loves both beer and cider? This box is perfect to bring a beer and cider lovers. Two award-winning producers have come together to celebrate and explore different styles of beer/cider from co-ferments, real fruit cider, wild ale and saisons. Expect the unexpected, expect brilliance.
HAPPY 'CIDERMASS' EVERYONE!
Christmas is the time for being festive, and what better way than to treat yourself, or loved ones with a cider gift set this Christmas. It’s sure to brighten up the cold nights and get you in the Christmas spirit. So go ahead and spoil yourself, your friends and your family with a cider gift set to have a very merry cidermass.
Shopping online is a great way to avoid the Christmas rush, but it pays to be mindful of shipping time frames, and Christmas is one of our busiest times of the year. Make sure you get in quick so your ideal gift arrives in time for the big day!