I am not one to really celebrate Mother’s Day. Just being completely honest here. It was never culturally important when I grew up. Yes, sure, we would craft some DIY gifts at school and give them on Mother’s Day. Which, by the way, in France is not on the same day as in the UK. Furthermore, considering the often very dodgy quality of the gifts, they would very quickly end up in the bin. You can’t have too many macaroni necklaces. But what if the solution was to come up with a gift that was fun and would involve the whole family? Like a kit to make your own gin for example.
Yes, you’ve heard well.
And no, nothing wrong with drinking with your kids. As long as they are of age, of course! Since all my siblings and I are all legally allowed to drink, my parents have joked that their booze budget has only been increasing. By booze I talk wine or beer. But you see what I mean. And they are right! Last year, while holidaying in Corsica, my parents, my four siblings, my then boyfriend now husband, and I might have drank something like 4 to 5 bottles a day. Maybe even more.
So, yeah, sitting around the table in the evening and talking with a glass of wine is something we all enjoy. Also, when I mentioned to my mum that I was making my own botanical gin, she got super excited and made me swear to keep some for her for when she comes to London in April. Don’t worry mum, I will not drink almost a liter of gin all on my own!
Anyway, back to the point.
We all know how difficult finding the perfect gift is. You want to find something that has a meaning, that can be useful and possibly something you can actually share the experience of with the receiver. That’s why when Prezzy Box got in touch for their Mother’s Day campaign, I picked a Make Your Own Gin Kit.
I mean, I knew my mum would love it. My dad will for sure love it too. My husband thinks the kit is the best idea ever. And as for my sibling… never saying no to some booze so I think I chose right. Plus, I already infused my own candy cane vodka last year, so it was just fitting!
The kit comes with an empty glass bottle, a funnel, two filters, a label, two sachets of botanical blends and five gin toppers such as star anise, rose petals, dried lavender, juniper and leafs. There is enough to create two different gins. You just need to add 75cl of vodka. The kit gives you everything you need, including the instruction card.
How to make your own gin? Nothing easier!
Infuse one of the botanical blends in the vodka for 12 to 24 hours. Not more than 24 hours though. Infuse to suit your taste. Then, filter the gin in the bottle to remove all spices and herbs. You can either drink on the spot or let rest. Then enjoy. Literally, nothing easier!
You can add gin toppers if you wish. Either to the original blend or maybe I assume, later on, to infuse again. Having received a gin infusing kit from Prezzy Box before, with three small bottles, I think I will use the small bottles to divide the gin and try each topper separately.
Also, before you say anything, yes, the gin is supposed to gin golden yellow when infused. So nothing to worry about. But yeah, I think it is a pretty good gift idea!
Do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Do you get a gift for your mum? What sort of gift? What do you think of this Make Your Own Gin Kit? Do you think it is a good idea?
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*Prezzy Box gifted this Make Your Own Gin Kit but all opinions are my own.
This is actually such a cool idea! And it definitely would make the perfect gift 🙂 thanks for sharing!
☼ cabin twenty-four
These look awesome
A very elegant package for an idea to copy for a drink with friends.
The gin kit is great indeed but for my mum who doesn’t appreciate gin, I got her a new blender and a week’s fruits for her to make as much juices.
This is a great idea for gin lovers. My mom likes her gin, so I might have to pick this up for her. She makes gin & tonics nightly!
You guys seem to have so much fun. The idea is really good for gifting even to friends.
I love this idea for Mother’s Day, especially if you’re a big gin lover! I bought my mum a personalised bottle of Prosecco from Prezzybox last year and she loved it! xx
Omg I read Gin and I’m sold! This would make a great present for Mother’s Day, any occasion really for gin lovers like myself!
Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk
What a great and fun gift idea! I love giving more quirky gifts that are experiences as opposed to just presents, so this is perfect! Lovely photos too 🙂
Like you, Mother’s Day was never much of a thing growing up. My mum always just complained that it was all just a ploy to get people to spend money. However, as my mum is somewhat partial to a tipple (as am I), this looks like the perfect present! I love that it is so easy too! Love it, such a good idea!
This would be a great present for those who like good spirits. Very cool that you can make gin.
This is such a great present option! Prezzy Box are great when it comes to gifts, you can’t go wrong with them!
Jenny in Neverland
This is such a lovely idea! It looks awesome! You have taken some great photographs! Thank you for sharing your post ?xx
This is such a good idea and so quick too! I make my own damson vodka and gin every Autumn but we have to wait until Christmas to decant and drink it. I much prefer this option, I’ll have to head over to Prezzy Box for a browse now 🙂
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Omg what a cool idea, I’ve never thought about it hahaha The package is so elegant and the photos show everything so well. Thank you!!
I don’t think I will ever be comfortable drinking with my dad. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I drink with my friends mother. He’s a drinker so I can definitely drop some gin off to him lol. He would love it if we drank together but I just can’t lol. Great post! I also love gin.
This sounds like such an amazing gift idea! My mum loves gin, it’s her favourite spirit, so I know she’d be very happy to receive something like this. I haven’t seen DIY gin kits before either so it’s nice that it’s a little different x
What a unique gift to give someone. I absolutely love it, I’m definitely going to look up gifts like this to give to my mother. she’ll never forget it right? lol
I’m not a big drinker (or a little drinker either) anymore. Still, I love this idea!
This is such a cool idea! While I’m not really a gin drinker, I think this would make such a fun gift! I have a few friends who I know would love to make their own gin
I am so glad you got the opportunity to explore your creative abilities. It reminds me of all the stuff that we would make at home during my teen years. They included chutney, jam, jelly, mango amchar and a whole array of fruit juices including elderberry juice.
This looks so fun. I have never heard of Prezzy Box. I would love a gift like this! I enjoy gin and tonic in the summer.
I never drink and I will never do but I respect too much creative people
I feel like you wrote this for me. 😉 I LOVE gin and think this is the coolest idea for a Mother’s Day gift! Now to convince my 7 & 10 year olds to get me booze… Haha!
This would be such a cool and unique present to give. I have never seen anything like this before!
Ooh now that is pretty sweet. It would make an awesome gift idea too!
I didn’t know that homemade gin can be possible , I though only for beer. I am not a big drinker but I knew someone who would really appreciate this idea . I love the bottle packaging !
This looks such a amazing gift for gin lover. Thanks for sharing the idea