Wild West Countdown to Christmas

Working in food and travel PR means we start thinking Christmas around June, giving us plenty of time to get into the festive spirit. Combine this with the variety of Christmas treats on offer from our collection of clients, and it’s little wonder that our countdown to Christmas is now in full swing. So here are some of our top tips for a truly unforgettable Christmas.

Show your loved ones you care with a bespoke gift. Coffee lovers will go positively jittery for Origin’s coffee sets and subscriptions. The Eden Project’s gardening courses will help green-fingered family and friends see in the New Year in a mindful way.

Cheese Shed Christmas Shoot 2015 Credit Paul Glendell - www.glendell.co.uk

Tis the season for indulgence, and nothing says indulgence quite like a foodie hamper. For a very merry Cheese-mas look no further, as The Cheese Shed has five festive hampers on sale throughout December. Dickinson and Morris has your Boxing Day feast wrapped up with its hamper selection brimming with fine produce. If festive guests come to visit, this Kelly’s ice cream trifle will send them straight to dessert heaven.

D&M Christmas Hamper

For the main event, you can’t do better than Copas – a family-owned Berkshire farm rearing flocking fantastic turkeys which are forage fed and guarded by alpacas. Order by 18th December to ensure you have the very best Christmas turkey on your table. And to give your Christmas dinner the edge, glaze your bird and veggie trimmings with Clarks maple syrup, to crisp things up during roasting.

Copas Turkey, cooked copy

Don’t forget your furry friends – feed your pooch safely with Forthglade’s Christmas dinner for dogs, or bake them these Turkey and Cranberry Stars.

Christmas Dinner for DogsForthglade Christmas stars recipe

For something sweet, a winter cream tea featuring Rodda’s will help you snack your way through the season. Team with a roaring fire for ultimate cosiness.

Chocolate and cherry scones

Eat and drink your way around the county in the run-up to the big day. The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay is the ideal spot to warm up after a blustery walk along the coast – and if the walk doesn’t tempt you its Extreme Hot Chocolate will.

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The Greenbank Hotel is bringing all the Christmas cheer with a festive afternoon tea, and Christmas cocktail specials (heads up anyone that loves Terry’s Chocolate Orange!).

Chocolate orange cocktail 2Festive Afternoon Tea for media

Feeling lucky? Shake it like a Christmassy snowglobe with this Watergate Bay competition. Who knows, you could win an extra Christmas gift, and we won’t judge you if you keep it for yourself…

Sasha Parkes - Senior Digital Executive at Wild West Comms

Words: Sasha Parkes

Senior Digital Exec at Wild West Comms