Christmas Gift Guide 2018

28 November 2018

The ultimate Christmas gift guide 2018 for Kettering and Northamptonshire 

The countdown to Christmas is officially on now we enter the month of December. The festive lights are bright, the mulled wine is making us merry and the hunt for the perfect gift has started. Magnolia the Florist are here to ease your Christmas shopping this year, with some personal experiences and gifts from local businesses in Kettering and the surrounding areas. With something for everyone from craft Gin to beautiful blooms, we help you spoil your loved ones this Christmas.

The perfect Christmas gift for…… the foodie friend  

Grab the perfect present for foodie friends at Dovecote Farm Shop this December. With a huge selection of local produce, homemade jams and chutneys, craft beer and ales, tasty British cheeses, freshly baked bread to name a few of the Christmas goodies on offer. Give a hamper of delicious treats for your friends to tuck in and enjoy this festive period. With special gifts and hampers suitable for all budgets, you can chose the perfect present!

Dovecote Farm is in Geddington, easily reached from Kettering on the A43.

The perfect Christmas gift for…… the green fingered enthusiast

Elegant white Roses, scented Lilies, bright Tulips – everyone has their favourite flower. Give the gift of flowers every month (not just for Christmas!) with Magnolia the Florist monthly flower subscription service. Choose from 3, 6 or 12 months subscriptions starting from just £30 per box and the lucky recipient will receive gorgeous seasonal blooms, luxuriously wrapped and posted using our letterbox sized packaging.

A lovely gift for someone special this Christmas, browse our monthly flower subscription bouquets carefully designed by our expert florist team. Delivery is available in Kettering, throughout Northamptonshire and nationwide. So even if a loved one is miles away this festive period, you can still remind them how much you care with blooms.  

The perfect Christmas gift for…… Craft Gin fans

The Curiosity Tour at Warner Edwards Distillery is a unique gift for Gin lovers, delving into the story of Warner Edwards, learning the secrets behind crafting the Gin, experiencing the Botanical Garden and of course sampling a range of the award-winning gins. The Curiosity Tour tour lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours and each ticket is £25.

Warner Edwards Distillery is located in the depths of Northamptonshire countryside, in the sleepy village of Harrington, and just a 15 minute car ride from nearby Kettering or Market Harborough.

The perfect Christmas gift for……  the busy mum

Spoil a busy mum this Christmas with a head to toe pamper session at Total Balance Beauty Salon in the heart of Kettering. With Gift Vouchers available to purchase in store, you can choose from a range of relaxing treatments to surprise her with on Christmas Day. We love the Total Heaven Pamper package which includes an Aroma Facial and Aromatherapy Full Body Massage for £60, which will leave frazzled mums walking on air after.

Ideally located in the heart of Kettering on 20 Market Street (right next door to Magnolia the Florist), pop in to Total Balance Beauty Salon to pick up a Gift Voucher for a treatment of your choice. From Manicures for sparkly nails to Hydrating Facials for refreshing winter skin, you will be sure to find a treatment your mum will love.

The perfect Christmas gift for…… the romantic couple

The magnificent Rushton Hall is a Grade 1 listed Country House Hotel in Kettering. Nestled in 25 acres of  beautiful grounds and 16th century surroundings, it is the perfect setting for an afternoon stroll followed by Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall. Rushton Hall is easily reached, just a pleasant 15 minute drive from Kettering, making it the ideal location to use the Christmas gift voucher for Traditional Afternoon Tea for 2. Treat a loved one to an unforgettable experience at Rushton Hall of freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches and delicate patisseries all washed down with English Tea, or upgrade to the Champagne Afternoon Tea to add some extra bubbles!

Rushton Hall bestselling gift voucher is Afternoon Tea for 2 for £52.00 which includes all the traditional Afternoon Tea delights, or for an extra special treat upgrade to the Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2 and enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne too!

The perfect Christmas gift for……  groomed to perfection gentleman

Male grooming is part of every modern mans life. From trendy beards to short back and sides, The Gentleman’s Quarters at 3 Horse Market in Kettering have all hair covered. Treat the man in your life, may it be a great grandpa or gorgeous hubby, to a treat this winter. The Gentleman’s Quarters offer ‘The Full Works’ voucher for £50, for a luxurious grooming experience for a special man this festive period.

The perfect Christmas gift for……  little elves

The Growing Tree is an independent toy retailer, specialising in boutique clothing and toys for children of all ages. On Christmas Day keep the little elves occupied with their special present to unwrap. The Growing Tree is located in Market Harborough on Manor Walk, and its beautiful store is perfect for browsing and picking out a special Christmas gift or order online. Our favourite is the adorable Rocket Backpack by Cath Kidston for an out of this world present!

The perfect Christmas gift for…… the art lover

After a lasting gift with meaning to wrap up this Christmas for an arty relative? Why not pop down to No.1 HorseMarket, a boutique gift shop located at The Yards on Market Street, and discover ZuMi’s Collection of stunning glassware. Local owner Mike hand selects all the glassware he retails, sourcing each piece from glass artists across Europe including Italy, Scotland and Malta. From baubles, vases, paperweights, jewellery  to animal figures, each glassware is carefully chosen for its beauty, colours, skill and story behind it.

Open every day except Sunday, pop in and see the amazing collections and learn from Mike the story behind your glass and pick a beautiful unique gift for someone this December. 

Dean and the team at Magnolia the Florist wish all our customers, local community and businesses a very Merry Christmas and the happiest 2019. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported our independent florist shop in 2018, we look forward to brightening your 2019 with beautiful blooms.

Christmas Gift Guide 2018