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Why We Love Our Brands

When it comes to picking quality, organic suppliers to work with, we consider ourselves incredibly lucky.

Not only do we get to meet the UK's finest drink and confectionary brands, we hand-pick each and every food and drink treat that ends up in our British Gift Co boxes.

From the hills of Yorkshire to the breweries of Surrey, our suppliers range far and wide but they all have this in common: unbeatable quality and pride in what they do. We aim to capture that in every single hamper we make, and it's a pleasure to show you just a few of our brands below.

Ace Tea - London

What can be more British than a cup of tea? Drunk in its millions (approx. 100 million a day in the UK), a cup of tea can make a difficult day feel so much better with a good cuppa. You can get yours from Ace Tea, and end up feeling, well, ace of course!

"Who says tea has to be traditional?"

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Adnams - Bury St. Edmunds, Southwold

Adnams is not just about creating wonderfully tasting spirits and beers, it's about doing the right thing the right way, and this company certainly does it with style, flair and with social responsibility!

"We love what we do, and we’ve done it for a while now – 150 years to be exact..."

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Balfour - Hush Heath Estate - Kent

As the only English winery to win the coveted IWC English Red Trophy, Balfour Hush Heath Eastate are in demand to provide punchy reds, wonderful whites and sparkling pinks; and it's no surprise that these wines are as delicious as they are exclusive.

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The Popcorn Shed - London

Sam and Laura are the cousins and co-founders of quirky snack brand, The Popcorn Shed. 

Rewriting the Rules of Snacks…”

The Popcorn Shed is the U.K’s first ever super premium gourmet popcorn brand, operating proudly from the family garden shed. Winner of several awards, coveted features in the likes of Heat! & The Grocer, we’re really excited about this cheerful brand. 

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Inspired by her Great Aunts, Lottie Shaw has kept alive a 100-year-old family recipe so that the nation can enjoy this regional staple.

The Official Taste of Yorkshire…”

Lottie credits sustainable practices, locally sourced ingredients and ‘scratch baking’ as the key ingredients for her award-winning success. 

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Cooper King – Sutton on the Forest

Owners Abi and Chris bravely traded in their academic careers to build a distillery themselves and pursue their love of gin and whisky. Their collection of gins, newmake and hotly anticipated whisky are full of colour, body and flavour.

Good Spirits Needn’t Cost the Earth”

Abi and Chris are passionate about the environment which is why their distillery is one of 3 in the U.K to be run 100% on green energy. For every bottle bought, a tree is planted in the Yorkshire Dales. If ever we needed a reason to gin… 

Tiger Lilly - Thirsk

Full-time chef James is the talented chocolatier behind these unique chocolate bonbons. We came across his chocolates on Instagram and were blown away by the colours and intricate tiger print detail.

"Almost too beautiful too eat... Almost!"

Tiger Lilly has gone from strength to strength since opening an online store in 2019. The ganache-filled truffles are all handmade, hand-painted and flavour paired by James himself.  

The Cotswold Candle Co. - The Cotswolds

Wife and mother of 3, Polly, began experimenting with fragrances and handpouring candles for friends and family. Inspired by childhood memories and the beautiful Cotswold landscape, The Cotswold Candle Co.’s first range was born in a workshop at the bottom of Polly’s garden.

“I have always believed in the power of fragrance to evoke memories and create experiences”

Years later, Polly continues to handpour the scents in the same way, using U.K only ingredients. 

The Marshmallowist - Bramley

This delightful confectionery brand was set up by sisters Oonagh and Jenny. Oonagh began her trade as a chocolatier in Paris, before channelling her creativity into the U.K’s first ever gourmet marshmallow brand

“As The Marshmallowist I like to do things a little differently - with unique combinations and a bright, fresh twist”

The soufflé style texture and unique mix of flavours means they are far from your ordinary marshmallow (trust us, we’ve eaten far too many – sorry boss!). The delicious tastes and stylish packaging have received worldwide attention in the likes of Vogue and The Times. 

Crumbs Brewing - Surrey 

‘Chief Crumber’ Morgan’s passion for local produce and good beer became the key ingredients for innovative brand Crumbs. The craft beer is made using artisan leftover bread from local Chalk Hills bakery.

“Beer made from bread?!”

The team have made it their mission to play a key role in the fight against food waste and are constantly developing new ways to repurpose local produce. Watch this space! 

The Harrogate Candle Company - Harrogate

Established in 2012, Fiona Carr and Deborah Wilson use natural essential oils to create luxury candles and scents, designed to enhance mood and stimulate emotion.

“We wanted to create something a little different. Something that would challenge the status quo.”

The decadent scents and luxury packaging draw inspiration from the exclusive highstreets of Harrogate – a detail which has firmly established the brand as an international lifestyle favourite.  

The Shakespeare Distillery – Stratford Upon Avon

Established in 2015, The Shakespeare Distillery draws inspiration from Tudor times to create their unique blend of traditional, yet modern gins.

“Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people”Henry VIII, Act 1 Scene 4

The entire process is conducted on site, from distillation, to bottling, labelling, sealing and distribution, ensuring that each individual bottle is quality assured and made with love. 

The Fruity Kitchen - York 

Owned by Paula and Jon Briscoe who met at Leeds University, The Fruity Kitchen prides itself on quality and Yorkshire passion.

Preserving Today…for Enjoyment Tomorrow”

The jams are made in small batches, staying true to traditional methods, to create delicious, tangy and award-winning flavours. 

Oakes Candles - Liverpool

Professional artist and designer, Elizabeth Collins Oakes, founded the luxury candle and diffuser brand in 2016. All candles are made with vegan friendly ingredients and are naturally paraben free.

“Handmade with love from Liverpool”

The exquisite design of the on-trend cut glass votives and room enhancing scents truly make these products a home essential. 

York Gin Company - York 

The idea behind this distinctive gin brand was born in its natural habitat - the pub, of course! It is the brain child of friends from varying backgrounds, from pub landlord, brand marketer and food and drink specialist. 

“Some of the world’s best gin”

Founder, Jon, tragically passed away. However, his legacy lives on in the city’s only gin brand and his children have gone on to assume integral roles in the business.

We recommend the Outlaw gin, the navy strength of which is not for the faint-hearted. Check it out in our 'The Charlatan' gift box 

Celtic Herbal

Artisan Welsh company, Celtic Herbal expertly blend botanicals and essential oils to create nurturing products for baby, bath and home.

“We are devoted to promoting lifelong wellbeing in a holistic, natural and sustainable way.”

The luxury, completely natural products rejuvenate the skin, relax the mind and promise an indulgent treat. 

Grace & Favour Home - Devon

The nostalgic textiles and homeware company was founded by travel enthusiasts and partners Rachael Rowe and Steve Jones in 2010.

“Quirky, nostalgic, handmade”

Grace & Favour Home are passionate about the craft of handmade and sustaining British skills which is woven into each and every unique product. 

Libations Rum - Leeds

The ambitious team behind Libations Rum wanted to create a spirit that was intriguing, high quality and kind to the planet.

“Sparking curiosity among drinkers”

Aged in English Oak, infused with Yorkshire honey and paired with Madagascan vanilla, Libations rum is just the tonic for curious drinkers. 

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods - Malton

The story of Raisthorpe Manor begins in 2008 with an old family recipe for Raspberry Gin Liqueur. The popularity grew, with external funding enabling the family run business to experiment with new and exciting gin liqueur flavours.

“Spirits of excellence”

Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods now has an extensive profile of award winning drinks, from sloe gins to tonics, still relying on traditional production methods to proudly maintain its country heritage and award winning status. 

We Love Man Food - Cambridge

Former buyer for Harrods and Selfridges, Andre, started Manfood as a result of family being dissatisfied with quality chutney and pickles.

“No flavourings, no additives, no messing.”

Manfood is an exciting, bold brand of great tasting foods that are easy to grab, straight from the cupboard.  

Womersley Foods - Oxford

Versatile vinegar brand, Womersley, was launched by Martin and Aline Parsons from their home, Womersely hall in 1979. The family’s knowledge of horticulture and quality ingredients has been handed down for generations, resulting in an award-winning range of fruit and herb infused vinegars.

“A delight for the tastebuds”

Martin and Aline’s son, Rupert, took over the running of Womersley, injecting colourful character from the Arts & Crafts movement into a rebranding of the company image. 

Hollies Lollies - Leamington Spa

Holly Brook founded the vibrant, playful Holly’s Lollies while on her university holidays and running a successful food blog.

“Happiness is just a lick away…”

The young business is just as colourful as its dynamic owner, with attraction from national press, blogs and even a coveted slot on Kirsty Allsop’s Handmade Christmas. 

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