Fun and inspirational presents for would be preservers and the experienced cook
With Christmas just around the corner, I have a few last minute gift ideas for seasoned preservers as well as beginners.
They can either be bought in shops in the UK, online or given as invitations.
What better time to suggest and support a brilliant pastime.
PRETTY JARS AND BOTTLES
Unusual and pretty jars and bottles are available from Love Jars
LAKELAND have a huge range of traditional jars and lids
The blue Homemade Jar at the top is available from DIVERMENTI
LET’S PRESERVE IT by BERYL WOOD
The inspiration and starting point to preserving!
Order from Random House. See Homepage.
LABELS AND TAGS
A selection of different labels can be found (top to bottom, left to right) at CATH KIDSON, COUNTRYSIDE-DIRECT, LAKELAND,DIVERMENTI plus home printed.
KEEP CALM AND MAKE JAM
This is fun even if you know that just making jam is therapeutic and calming in itself.
From Love Jars
USEFUL MUSLIN BAGS, FUNNEL, RAFIA, PRETTY LIDS and MARMALADE HATS!
David Mellor have a shop in Sloane Square and sell all the jelly bags, butter muslin and the most useful small muslin bags. Divermenti supplied the hat for my marmalade
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EXCURSIONS
Royal Horticultural Society
Chelsea Physic Garden
Why not invite the producer/gardiner/preserver on your list to jon you for a day at one of the RHS gardens around the UK or at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
Or give them an annual membership. The RHS gift subscription £54 also includes 2 sets of seeds, voucher and luxury postcard.
Gift of a Friend membership of Chelsea Physic Garden is £40.
Have a great time choosing your gifts and if you have any further suggestions for anywhere world wide please add the below.
Countryside Direct www.Countryside-Direct.com
David Mellor http://www.davidmellordesign.com/ourShops.php
Royal Horticultural Society https://www.rhs.org.uk
Chelsea Physic Garden https:// www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk