If you’re anything like us, you’ll be looking forward to a much more sociable Christmas this year following the Covid curtailed so-called celebrations last year. This time around we’re hoping to fill our festive season with family, friends and lots of festive fun, plus of course the traditional roast turkey feast with all the trimmings.
Enjoy Christmas to the max!
There’s sure to be a glass of bubbly or two enjoyed along the way, although we know for a fact we’ll be opting for tasty alcohol-free tipples some of the time too, to ensure we can enjoy the Christmas holidays to the max.
That’s the beauty of our Sea Arch Coastal Juniper – served over ice in an elegant glass with a premium tonic and a twist of citrus, or mixed into a festive non-alcoholic cocktail, it still feels like a proper, grown-up, sophisticated treat. (On that note, we’ve included a few deliciously festive non-alcoholic recipe ideas at the bottom of this page to help you feel inspired!)
Introducing the new Sea Arch Gift Pack
That’s why this is the perfect time of year for us to be launching our new Sea Arch Gift Pack, which includes a 25cl bottle of Sea Arch Coastal Juniper, plus one each of the Sea & T and Rose Sea & T ready-to-drink cans, pre-mixed with tonic for the perfect serve every time. It makes a delicious, thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one – or a perfect treat for yourself, to enjoy over the festive season!
What’s more, we’ll be donating £1 to The Seahorse Trust for every gift pack sold between now and the end of Dry January, so you can buy your Christmas gifts or spoil yourself and know that you’re supporting the important work being done by this wonderful charity at the same time.
More coastal Christmas gift ideas
On the subject of Christmas gift ideas, and with the seaside always close to our hearts, we thought it’d be fun to pull together a list of some of our other favourite coastal-themed gift ideas, to bring a breath of fresh air to your Christmas shopping. So here goes…
Wise Bartender Alcohol Free Advent Calendar
With a low- or no-alcohol treat behind every door, the Wise Bartender’s Interactive Alcohol Free Advent Calendar makes a lovely early Christmas gift. Look out for our refreshing Sea & T RTD can in their Sweet and Tasty calendar, which also contains a range of ciders, cocktails and wines, all no higher than 0.5% ABV. A great way to try lots of different ‘No & Low’ brands and perhaps find a few new favourites.
Tides of Teal Resin Ocean Coasters
These stunning Resin Ocean Coasters from Tides of Teal are handmade here in the South West so each is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. Available as round, square or hexagonal coasters, and in packs of 2 or 4, they’re unique, functional and beautiful so are sure to be well-received.
Coastal Melts Luxury Fragranced Candles
A delightful collection of luxury scented candles and wax melts, hand blended on England’s beautiful East Coast to create a scented ambience of warmth, style and sophistication in your home. We particularly love the sound of this ‘Tis The Season limited edition candle that will fill your senses with spiced orange, vanilla and nutmeg.
Beauty Kitchen’s Seahorse Plankton+ range
The Beauty Kitchen specialises in effective, natural and sustainable beauty products, and its award winning Seahorse Plankton+ range uses an advanced blend of microalgae, scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines instantly. Better still, (like us) they support The Seahorse Trust, donating 1% of sales income from this range to the charity.
Jewellery from Devon Sea Glass Gifts
This pretty range of jewellery is made from pieces of sea glass, collected on the beaches of Devon and then handmade into unique necklaces and earrings. One of our favourites is this bright blue sea glass charm necklace with a sterling silver chain – sure to set off any outfit. Every piece is unique though so you’ll have to be quick!
Coastal Art from Sea Grass Designs
Inspired by a lifelong passion for the coast, these designs are all sketched by hand and digitally perfected before being transformed into quality printed products. The jolly coastal prints, including this cheeky seagull, are presented in a deep white box frame and are sure to put a smile on your face!
South West Coast Path Calendar 2022
The South West Coast Path Calendar 2022 is guaranteed to make a welcome gift, being both practical and beautiful. Featuring 12 spectacular coastal landscapes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, they’re also sure to inspire thoughts of holidays and adventures to come.
Time to treat yourself…
We hope some of these ideas will help to inspire you with your Christmas shopping. One thing’s for sure – after all that browsing and shopping, you deserve to treat yourself to a refreshing Sea & T or a tasty non-alcoholic cocktail. Here, to get your taste buds tingling, are a few of our favourite festive cocktail recipes.
· Fill a glass with ice
· Add 50ml Sea Arch Coastal Juniper, 25ml unsweetened cranberry juice and a squeeze of fresh orange juice
· Top up with Fever-Tree Clementine & Cinnamon Tonic
· Garnish with fresh cranberries and charred clementine
· Fill a large glass with ice
· Add 50ml Sea Arch Coastal Juniper, candied ginger, a squeeze of fresh clementine juice and a splash of ginger ale
· Top up with a premium Indian tonic
· Garnish with a clementine wedge studded with cloves, a few extra cloves and a cinnamon stick
Christmas Pudding Cocktail
· Fill a glass with ice
· Add 50ml Sea Arch Coastal Juniper and 75ml homemade Christmas Pudding cordial*
· Top up with soda
· Garnish with festive fruits (cranberries, apricot, raisins, orange, ginger)
*Recipe for Christmas Pudding Cordial: Add cranberries, raisins, apricots, orange peel, lemon peel, mandarin juice, cranberry juice, dried cinnamon and candied ginger to a pan, then warm gently to release the flavours. Steep overnight, then pass through a sieve to strain.