Pick-Me-Up Presents To Send In Lockdown


From gin tastings and food packages to beauty products and magazine subscriptions, we’ve put together an edit of the best pick-me-up presents for your loved ones (or even yourself!) to shop now…

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For the food fanatic

New online food retailer, Roeder & Bell, are delivering independently sourced food and drink to customers in Edinburgh.

In a bid to offer contactless deliveries right to your door, Roeder & Bell have partnered up with a wide range of local suppliers, including  George Bower Butchers, The Edinburgh Butter Co, Ocelot Chocolate, Raeburn Fine Wines and Company Bakery. Plus, there’s even vegetarian boxes available too!

Prices start from £40 and can be ordered seven days a week, with same day delivery when ordering before 1pm. Boxes can be delivered inside a five mile radius of the city centre.

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For the gin connoisseur

There are many virtual gin tastings on offer at the moment, but one our favourites is hosted by Eden Mill. As their distillery and brewery tours are closed until government advice changes, the St. Andrews-based gin brand are encouraging you to get creative and sign up to one of their virtual gin tastings.

Over a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to sample up to six different kinds of Eden Mill gin, learn tips on how to taste it properly (for example, which garnishes work best with each flavour), and also hear some fun facts from the makers behind the brand around the history of gin and Eden Mill. Or, if you prefer your gin in a cocktail, they even do virtual cocktail making classes!

Get a tasting set delivered to your door from £50 for two people.

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For the new mum

If you’re on the hunt to get the new-mum or mum-to-be in your life a present – Oh Mumma is what you need!

These gorgeous beauty and lifestyle subscription boxes contain five to seven products (and there’s the option to add something for her little one too!) that are all personalised to mum’s beauty profile and baby’s due date or date of birth.

What’s more, all of the items are tried, tested and recommended by mums to ensure they should be in the box!

Prices start from £22 per month.

For the magazine fan

Did you know you could three issues of your favourite magazine for just £1?

Yep, we’re giving readers their first three issues for only £1 with our latest subscription offer – that’s £16 for the whole year, saving you 40% off the shop price!

Plus, it means you don’t even have to go to the shops to pick up a copy…

For the wine lover

Wine hamper gurus, P’inot 2 You, are providing the ultimate stay-at-home picnic with their wide range of wines and cheeses!

From Mexican-themed hampers (which include tequila), to more luxurious ones that allow you to add extra goodies, such as candles – there is something for everyone!

Suitable for delivery in Glasgow and hamper prices available on application.

For the beauty guru

We love nothing more than trying out the newest beauty launches, and now you can too from the comfort of your own home.

Much-loved beauty box brand, Birchbox, is still delivering their popular packages even during lockdown. Simply sign up for a monthly box and they’ll send you five beauty treats matched to your skin, hair and style!

Please always remember to drink responsibly.

Eve MacDonald

I'm No.1's Journalist, and write articles on everything from fashion, beauty and interiors to food, drink and real life. If you're looking to get in touch, please contact me on: evemacdonald@no1magazine.co.uk