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Lockdown gifts - 2020 The Year of Lockdown

What a strange and unsettling year 2020 has been, and continues to be! Who would have thought when we were tucking into our turkey (and cheeseboards!) last Christmas, that this time the following year would be so different. 

We know how much time, effort and money goes into planning weddings and big events, and our hearts break for those of you having to postpone or cancel these. We know the sense of disappointment can feel overwhelming but we will be there for you with bells on once things are back to normal and these special occasions can once again take place. 

But while the government has been making u-turns galore, while schools have closed and opened and often closed again, while it has become the norm to wear a face mask everywhere and plaster hands in sanitiser, we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to make sure we can continue to deliver our award-winning cheeses, pork pies and foodie products to you, right across the country. We are of course following all of the guidelines and health and safety measures to ensure we do this in the best way possible to keep everyone safe. 

One of the things we’ve done is to add lots more products and gift-wrap options to the website. We might not be able to see each other and give each other those much needed warm hugs right now, so the next best thing is to send our loved ones thoughtful gifts to let them know we’re thinking of them. And what better than something delicious to eat? As Hippocrates was known for stating, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – we couldn’t agree more! So if you’re thinking of what to send someone as a gift during lockdown, here are some ideas…

Mini cheese cake (link in text to: https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/christmas-cheese-cakes-and-pork-pie-cakes/ )

If you’re buying for a real cheese lover, nothing will put a smile on their face quite like one of our mini cheese cakes. We have a huge range to choose from, and we can gift wrap them beautifully as you can see below, with a hand-written card. Prices start at £27.99 for our adorable munchkin cheese cake (link in text to: https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/christmas-cheese-cakes-and-pork-pie-cakes/)

Boozy gift boxes (link in text to: https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/fathers-day/)

If they’re partial to a drink or two, how about sending them one of our new boozy gift boxes? There are options available with wines, ports and ciders, so there’s something for everyone. Starting at £32.99 for our Ploughmans Pork Pie & Cheese box (link in text to:  https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/fathers-day/ploughmans-pork-pie-and-cheese-gift/) with a bottle of Harry’s cider.

Ready-made hampers (link in text to: https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/christmas/create-your-own-hamper/)

Looking for a more traditional hamper to send as a gift? We have a range available to suit all tastes, starting at £36.50 for our Cornish cheese gift basket (link in text to:  https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/christmas/create-your-own-hamper/cornish-cheese-gift-basket/) - an absolutely top notch selection of Cornish favourites, delivered in a lovely reusable willow basket, heat sealed and tied with pretty rustic jute twine to finish

Create your own hamper (link in text to: https://www.westcountrycheese.co.uk/christmas/create-your-own-hamper/create-your-own-small-hamper/)

If you’d like to send them a range of mouth-watering food items as well as our cheese, then look no further than our ‘create your own hamper’ option. Starting at £9.99, you can choose from items including wine, chocolates, charcuterie and more!

Soon enough, we’ll be allowed back into each other’s homes for fun and laughter that doesn’t rely on the glare of a screen. Couples will walk down the aisle surrounded by the beaming smiles of their loved ones. New babies will giggle and gurgle when they finally meet families and friends in person for the first time. We’ll be able to wrap our arms around each other for the biggest cuddles.  Until then, keep safe – we will get through this together!

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a line at enquiry@westcountrycheese.co.uk, or call us on 01271 379944.