10 of the best Cider Gift Ideas this Christmas. If you’re looking for a special something for a cider lover this Christmas, look no further than our cider gift set range. Here’s our guide to the finding perfect cider gifts, cider boxes and the best cider subscription.
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.
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 CRAFT CIDER SUBSCRIPTION (3 OR 6 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) CIDEROLOGY - FROM HISTORY AND HERITAGE TO THE CRAFT CIDER REVOLUTION - BY GABE COOK
The 'new age cider bible' for the craft cider revolution!
Ciderology is filled full of everything you ever needed to know about cider, from the history of the drink and the traditions surrounding it, to recommended regional varieties and the best terroirs, from the leading UK expert on cider, Gabe Cook, aka the Ciderologist.
Don't just take our word on it ... check out the 5-Star reviews on Amazon!
"Beautifully illustrated and full of witty observations and interesting facts, this book takes the reader on a rollicking ride through cider's dynamic history.
Gabe is an engaging author, effortlessly mixing personal anecdotes with detailed information that will appeal to hardcore cider fans and complete novices alike.T
he perfect Xmas gift for any drinks fan, Ciderology will entertain and educate in equal measure. A most quaffable book - best enjoyed with a wedge of Stinking Bishop and a glass of something chilled." (M - Knight)
5) FIRE & ICE CIDER HAMPER
Set pulses racing with our Fire and Ice Cider Hamper. One for Game of Thrones fans!
Pilton Ice Cider VS Pilton Fire Cider.
One rich dessert cider aperitif (ice cider!) made from freeze-concentrated apple juice and the other a rich dessert aperitif made from fire-concentrated apple juice.
A clash of two unique ciders to make this the most memorable cider gift you will ever receive. Also, included are award-winning west country chutneys and cheeses to provide the perfect pairing to this stunning box.
6) DARTINGTON CRYSTAL CRAFT CIDER GLASS
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. Its ribbed base makes it easy to handle and keeps hands from warming the cool contents.
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.
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.
So we’ve told you why any real cider lover needs an official cider glass, and we’ve told you why our three bottle cider set is the perfect stocking filler, pull them together and you can’t go wrong, so we’ve done just that with this cider gift set!
Once you’ve had a taste you won’t want to go back to the ciders you find in your local supermarket!
8) AWARD-WINNING CASE OF RAMBORN PERRY
Ramborn Cider Co broke the cidernet with its recent appearance on C4'S Sunday Brunch! Gabe Cook (aka the Ciderologist) did a tremendous job promoting all the fine ciders on the show with all the ciders going down very well with the celebrity guests. Tim Lovejoy described it as "Absolutely delicious" and it was food critics Fern Lee's favourite drink.
This Perry is made with pears from very old traditional orchards, grown on the banks of Luxembourg’s eastern rivers. It was created as part of Ramborn’s commitment to protect and revive the many unique varieties of fruit that grow in the region.
These traditional pear varieties - including Mostbirne and Nelchesbirne - have been carefully selected and pressed to create a refreshing, luxurious Perry full of subtle fruit flavour.
Crafty Nectar is proud to say that we're the only place you can buy this fabulous Ramborn Perry in the UK. Snap it up while stocks last.
9) THE CIDER LOVERS BOX
Give your loved one or friend the ultimate cider gift with this selection of award-winning products.
- A 250g slab of award-winning traditional cloth-bound Cheddar made by hand using unpasteurised milk. It is aged for around 11-18 months to create a smooth, firmly structured texture and a complex yet mellow flavour. Made by Westcombe Dairy in Somerset.
- 750ml Bottle of Domain Dupont Premier Cru French Cider. The Award winning Premier Cru is made with delicious Binet and Petit Jaune apples which gives it really moreish taste. A very sophisticated drop which goes amazingly well with pork, chicken and cheese. Diploma Winner at the hugely well regarded BBI Awards 2017 & International Cider Challenge Gold Medalist
- Dartington Crystal Cider Glass, designed to enhance every aspect of cider drinking.
10) THE CIDER INSIDER: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO 100 CRAFT CIDERS TO DRINK NOW - SUSSANNA FORBES
In The Cider Insider, award-winning drinks writer Susanna Forbes has hand-picked 100 great ciders that are worth seeking out and drinking now.
Travel with Susanna around the world to each orchard to meet the cider makers who that pour their souls and passion into this glorious drink.
This fun, informative and beautifully written book dives into all aspects of the fascinating cider world - from single-varietals to vintage ciders, Perry, hopped cider and even ice ciders. A lovely stocking filler.
"The perfect guide you need to find out about the apple, the orchard, the maker and blender - in short, CIDER" - Tom Oliver, Oliver's Cider & Perry, Herefordshire.
If you want to learn more? Check out our interview with Susanna about her new book here.
The Cider Insider, The essential guide to 100 craft ciders to drink nowQuadrille UK, £12.99 – Available to buy here.
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!