Subscriptions & Hampers Gift Guide 2020

Written by High Life North
Published 23.10.2020

A Box of Stories

Save 4. Discover 4. One Box at a time. Amazing stories by undiscovered authors, all recommended by book lovers. Handpicked and delivered to you, as often as you like. Each year, 77 million books don’t make the shelves. Even the best ones. Our original surprise book box sets you up with four of the very best undiscovered fiction books, all of which have resonated with book lovers around the world. Where these four gems from leading publishers may have otherwise have gone unnoticed or been lost forever, now these stories can reach those that will love them most. Each surprise mystery box is carefully curated by our dedicated team, helped by algorithms looking through thousands of highly reviewed books that never got the chance they deserved. Your subscription also gets you access to our private online book group of more than 4000 adventurous book lovers.

A variety of genres from Contemporary and Crime to Fantasy and Romance. A surprise box of 4 brand new books, from £14.99 (free UK shipping).

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Walter & May

Inspiring moments of calm for the ‘just because’. Walter and May’s gift box collection has been curated with everyday moments in mind – built to inspire thoughtful gifting and making it easy for you to say a simple ‘I’m here for you’.

Founder Beth curates collections of beautiful home decor designed to create the perfect sanctuary for you as well as thoughtful gifts and cards to send for any reason, or for no reason at all.

Working with independent British businesses which are design-led and eco-conscious, Beth curates a collection that inspires your gift buying journey and in a world where stress and overwhelm has become the norm, encourages us to just slow down, take time for us and our world.

Festive Joy Luxury Gift Box – £49.00 – the perfect special gift or a well-deserved treat for yourself.

Curled up and cosy gift box – £29.00 – the perfect box for a cosy night in.

Festive Stationery Set – £15.00 – for sending handwritten notes to loved ones.

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Heather and Bale

A private family-owned company working in the heart of Northumberland, Heather and Bale work directly with local independent artisan producers to design and create their range of Luxury Hampers and Gifts.  

The visual presentation is very important to Heather and Bale when creating their hampers. The priority is sourcing the highest quality products, but they know that they are creating a “wow” moment when their hampers are opened and experienced for the first time by the lucky recipient.  They work hard on this part of the service because they recognise that their business is more than just putting random products together.  They carefully research flavours, food and wine pairing and design their hampers based on how these products will be experienced and enjoyed collectively.

Festive Northumberland Luxury Hamper – £297.00 – perfect to share with family over the festive period.

Birling Christmas Box – £82.50 – full of locally sourced & award-winning products.

Festive Belford Luxury Hamper – £162.50 – full of seasonal favourites and all-year-round treats.

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From the Post House - Autumn 2020 Seasonal Subscription Box - £85.00

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Walter and May - Let's FaceTime Gift Box - 35.00

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The Conscious Candy Company - 1kg Pix 'n' Mix Monthly Subscription - from £8.99

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Heather and Bale - The Beadnell Whisky Box - £98.75

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Artisan Bouquet - Monthly Subscription Flowers - £25.00

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Kocktail - 3 month subscription - £87.00

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Artisan Bouquet

Based at Kingston Park, just outside of Newcastle, Artisan Bouquet is a new company set up to champion sustainability in the world of floristry. 

Offering same-day delivery floral bouquets and subscription flowers, founder Rosey has also teamed up with other female-run small businesses in the North East including Patisserie, Studio 28, The Black Candle Company of Northumberland, Laneberg Wine and The Northumberland Tea Company to offer ‘Up North Gifts and Hampers’ that are perfect for Christmas

Flowers, Scent and Confection – Supreme Gift – £65.00

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The Botanical Trading Company

The Botanical Trading Company is the first UK based gin subscription solely supporting British small-batch craft distillers. They offer a monthly subscription or a one time adventure of beautifully crafted gin, doing the hard work to find you something different and exciting, all with a focus on supporting smaller distillers and promoting small business growth.

You won’t find any of their gins in the supermarket, everything is unique. Simply sign up, and each month you will receive your handpicked bottle of specialist distilled gin right to your door in recycled and biodegradable packaging. Always free postage, always good gin!

To send as a gift, simply select ‘Gift’ at checkout and apply the receiver’s address and duration of the subscription desired.

Subscription – £38.00 monthly
One time purchase – £40.00

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The Courtyard Dairy - Monthly Cheese Club - £23.00

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Seed Pantry - 3 month gift subscription - £39.00

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Gadget Discovery Club - 3 month subscription - £75.00

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Batch - Fortnightly Coffee Subscription - £48.00

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Gower Cottage Brownies - 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION - £49.99

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Willoughby Book Club - Bespoke Book Subscription - £44.99

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