With August being Women’s Month, we know that you are on the look-out for a special gift to treat the woman in your life. It is a tricky thing, picking out the right gift for a lady and you have probably already been through all of the options possible throughout the years. So, we have come up with a handy guide to that perfect gift to give in August. And with everything at such great prices, you can afford to plan a special gift a week or treat all of the ladies in your life with their gift of choice.
So, get ready to run a bubble bath, pop a bottle of bubbles and charge the glasses, because here is our pick of the perfect presents to tickle her pink.
We start the list with the gorgeous Musgrave Pink Gin. If the bottle and packaging doesn’t immediately catch her eye and make her fall in love with its delicate pink artwork, then she will definitely love it once it is open. The gin displays a very gentle rose taste, infused with cardamom, African Ginger and Grains of Paradise. These heights are then tamed slightly with a dash perfume and a splash of romance. The Juniper taste is not totally overwhelmed by the Rose flavours though; it rather creates a subtle exotic perfume. We are absolutely spoilt for choice lately with a variety of tonics to top up our favourite gins. With a variety of infused tonics, you can add any dimension to your afternoon tipple! Why not crush some mint or thyme and try out a variety of concoctions too!
The Warwick Estate is certainly one of South Africa’s favorite estates and their First Lady Dry Rose certainly is one of the top picked among the ladies. It boasts a graceful pink hue and although is extremely dry, still manages to burst with strawberry, watermelon and pomegranate. It is a soft, voluptuous wine that has been also described as somewhat lush on the palate. Treat her to a sushi or tapas evening paired with the wine, or organise a crayfish dinner party with her friends and have a few bottles at the ready. We have a great Crayfish braai recipe here for you to try out!
This is the perfect Méthode Cap Classique to start an evening of canapés or end off a dinner with a sultry dessert. Its tiny pink bubbles pop with fresh raspberry, grapefruit and leaves behind a trail of biscuit notes. Meaning “the future” in French, L’Avenir has combined the perfect blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pintage to form this clean, crisp and absolutely delicious bubble sensation. This soft, sublime bottle can be yours at the special price of R139, down from R200. The South African winery with a distinctly French accent. L’Avenir is a specialist boutique producer of some of the country’s top Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. L’Avenir, meaning ‘The Future’ in French, is a testament to the history of South Africa and the presence of the French Huguenots.
This is certainly a tonic with a difference, and perfect for any lady who loves her gin and tonic or pairs her vodka with tonic. Splashed with pomegranate juice, quinine and Elderflowers, this tonic is the perfect twist on her favourite beverage severed out in the sun on a warm winter’s day. There are no added artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners or preservatives, and as this is all important to the ladies at R25 each, this is a definite winner to jazz up her afternoon.
If you are looking for something a lot less consumable, and that she will be able to cherish for the years to come, we say, look no further. A perfect set of champagne flutes will add to any ladies collection and these exquisitely designed ensures that she will enjoy her bubbles to their fullest. They are perfectly designed to ensure that the sparkling wine gets enough breathing space as well as brings out the array of aromas. Their elegant design will fit in well in any glass display.
If you are looking for something a bit different to add to her collection, at R450, this is the chic “it” gift to treat her to. It is a new and unique way of treating wine as you pour and not only enhances the wines flavours and bouquet, but creates a great conversation piece. The magnet system develops the flavours as well as softens harsh tannins. It can be used to pour even the youngest wine and is certainly not a gift you want to overlook this August.