It seems way too early to be thinking about Christmas, doesn’t it?! But with just on two months to go to Christmas day, I’ve started thinking about Christmas presents – not because I’m really organised (though I promise myself every year that *this* will be the year that I get everything on the list bought before I get caught up in manic last-minute crowds again), but more because we have lots of family overseas and I need to get gifts sent off before the last posting dates.
It goes without saying, of course (though I’m totally going to say it anyway!), that whisky is an excellent Christmas gift. We often buy bottles for our fathers as presents, and also sometimes treat each other to a really nice whisky for Christmas. A nice bottle of whisky can be a very thoughtful gift for the right person. After all, quality alcoholic beverages are not cheap, and a bottle of whisky can last a person a fairly long time. While whisky can be enjoyed at any time of the year, having a warming dram at Christmas time while the snow falls outside and the lights twinkle on the tree is a perfect way to relax at the end of the day.
I was very excited to see that Marks & Spencer are offering various Christmas hampers, some of which include whisky. They’re also packed full of other delicious goodies – some great wine, and very yummy sounding goodies, like sweets, cakes, cheese and crackers, and even cooking ingredients. M&S is one of my favourite places to shop, and the quality of their food is always excellent. I may have to treat myself to one of the hampers in addition to buying some for family and friends!