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Lockdown Birthday Ideas You’ll Thank Us For

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Lockdown Birthday Ideas You’ll Thank Us For

Lockdown birthdays – most of us have had one by now. Short of raiding Waitrose for a chocolate cake, ordering a takeaway and blowing up a few balloons, we’ve been feeling a little uninspired when it’s come to birthday celebrations at home. Now the sun’s shining, some lockdown restrictions are being lifted (picnics are BACK!) and Spring is in sight, we’re dreaming up new ways to mark special occasions. Check out the products we’re loving and the ideas they’ve sparked…

An at-home tasting with Sea Change wines

sea change ethical wine

It’s still a little too soon to celebrate in a wine bar, but Sea Change‘s sustainable wine selection has been making us smile. Beautiful labelling and a nice ethos (the wines are ethically sourced, proceeds helping to fund ocean preservation efforts) make these bottles a lovely present for the environmentally-conscious. Sourced in Italy and France, the wines themselves are delicious – we tried a zesty Provence Rosé (suitable for veggies) to start a stay-at-home party.

Seachangewine.com

A fancy evening in with Cartwright & Butler’s Date Night Hamperdate night hamper

Don’t you just love it when the hard work’s done for you? Cartwright & Butler, creators of the world’s tastiest cheese biscuits (among tons of other treats) have put together a handful of their bestsellers to create the Ultimate Date Night Hamper. We love this because you could take it to the park, or dig in while trying out a new board game. Beetroot seeded flatbreads and cheese crumbles (divine) make the perfect accompaniment to organic Godminster Cheddar and a jar of onion chutney. Wash everything down with a beer or two, or dig into the Prosecco – it is a special occasion, after all.

Cartwrightandbutler.co.uk

Beautiful Lewis & Baker tray bake brownies

lewis & baker tray bake brownie

Offering express delivery, Lewis & Baker have truly cracked the last-minute, please everyone birthday gift. Sumptuous brownie tray bakes and dipped shortbread biscuits include everyone’s favourite flavours, and there are even mixed boxes for those who can’t choose (can confirm though, Raspberry & White Chocolate Blondies are the way to go). The price points on these beautifully presented gift boxes are surprisingly low – for £11.99 you get enough dessert to feed a small army. We sliced up the leftovers and popped them in the freezer for our next sugar craving.

Lewisandbaker.com

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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