Christmas Gift Guide 2021
Only two weeks before the holidays!
This is our second Christmas at Le Social and for our Festive selection we have once again teamed up with small, independent producers while supporting other local, like-minded organisation. Our packaging and wrapping is 100% plastic free, sustainably made, recyclable, and we constantly work toward reducing our carbon footprint, using carbon positive and sustainability-conscious suppliers.
We deliver locally and in the UK as quickly as next working day – our cut off for all order will be on Tuesday the 21st December 12.00pm.
Our range of exciting and utterly delicious natural and organic drinks, food and events make for the perfect presents, and we have put together this non-exhaustive Gift Guide to help you with your Christmas Shopping. Happy Holidays!
The all-time classics: Hampers, Gift Packs and Festive Wines
This year we have worked with some of the finest French, Italian and Spanish food producers for our hampers. Some favourites are back in stock, such as our pork and duck patés from the French Basque Country and fish tins from Portugal, which feature in the respective Country and Seaside hampers.
We have also expanded our range to feature more vegan and gluten free items; we are particularly obsessed with these Aubergine filets from Italy and French black chickpea humous – both part of our Vegan and Ultimate Festive hampers. On a budget? Why not start with our Le Social Hamper and Gift Packs, which make for great introductions to what Le Social does best.
Check out the full range of hampers here.
On the wine front, French port and Spanish Sherry are back in stock, and the exceptional organic Champagnes by our friends at Maison Tribaut Schloesser have now landed. Not drinking? That’s no problem with our Non-Alcoholic Festive Hamper.
Christmas is also a great excuse to go back to classic French regions and traditional pairings – but with a Le Social twist! Jura’s natural wines from Fumey-Chatelain - Chardonnay, Trousseau and Crémant – are all offering fantastic value. The organic Chablis wines by Yannick Cadiou punch well above their weight, whether you start with his Petit Chablis or upgrade to the exceptional Côte D’Or. Still in Burgundy, we were lucky enough to be given an allocation of Sextant’s Pet Nat ‘L’Écume’, a great alternative to sparkling for natural wine enthusiasts (and their friends).
Outside of France, we recommend looking at Chiarra Condelo’s Sangioveses, Koehler-Ruprecht German Rieslings, and why not introducing your whole family to orange wine with our best-selling Ginja Ninja Spanish Verdejo. More suggestion can be found on our Christmas Wines page.
From Brittany come the latest vintages of Cidrerie du Léguer’s ciders. Our friend Cédric Le Bloas makes some of the most delicious, natural ciders we have come across and we are proud to distribute them in the UK. A great lighter ABV option for the holidays, best enjoyed with turkey or a gammon roast! The Granit is an all rounder from aperitif to dessert, while Premium and Granit Rose are more subtle and will pair with more complex dishes.
Our non-alcoholic range saw the addition of world-class Manchester brewery Cloudwater’s Red Soda, a new wine alternative at 0.5% ABV. It complete the range of Copenhagen drinks from MURI which have quickly become best sellers on our website and at our events, with Passing Cloud making waves as a most serious alternative to celebratory sparklings.
New for 2022: Le Social Wine Academy & Tasting Room
Le Social Wine Academy makes its official face to face debuts on January 12th for the first series of wine tastings in our new-built tasting room. For three Wednesday evenings attendants will be learning and discussing the fundamentals of wine making while tasting through our range of natural and organic wines. As always, our approach is casual and inclusive, with an opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. Le Social Academy was launched last year as a series of informative articles on our
website. Our new tasting room will now allow us to host in-house classes and tastings throughout the year. Capacity for each session is VERY limited. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The gift that keeps on giving: Monthly Wine Subscription Box Every month, Le Social Wine Box subscribers receive an exclusive selection of rare and unique wines specifically sourced for them. What’s more, they are the first to taste new gems, rarities, and exclusivities from our constantly changing range of natural and organic wines! We are now offering three options with two, three or six bottle boxes, coming with personalised tasting and pairing notes and extra information about each wine. Subscriptions roll monthly – but you can also cancel anytime if your situation changed.
If you are still unsure where to start, why not letting them choose by getting them a voucher? Starting from as little as £10, you cannot go wrong with a Le Social Gift Card. Valid for a year, its value is redeemable against ANY products from our shop, including events and tastings.
We also cater for bespoke, corporate, and private gifts. Please get in touch with our team by text on WhatsApp 0161 818 9906, or by contacting us on our website, by email or via DM on our Instagram or Facebook pages.
We wish you all a merry Christmas, happy holidays and extend our very best wishes for the new year to you and your loved ones.