Spruce up your home and your commute – with Baylis & Harding‘s uplifting Pink Gin Fizz gift sets. Whether you treat a loved one or just want to give yourself a little ‘new-season’ pick-me-up (and what better excuse than to celebrate those longer days and lighter nights which are just around the corner?), then my money is on these stylish combos from The Fuzzy Duck collection.
This Trio Candle Set, £15 from Tesco.com, will put a hint of spring in the air with its bloom-laden fragrance which wafts from the delicate glass containers. Polka-dot patterns and duck motifs will add a pretty touch to any surface, and the candles’ effervescent scent is just the right side of feminine – ideal for a dressing table or bath-side.
The Fuzzy Duck Pink Gin Fizz Travel Set, £10, available from Morrisons, meanwhile, makes for a great little gift to cheer someone up, or just the thing to take on your own travels. Included is a travel cup, foot balm and supersoft socks. In preparation for flip-flop weather, I’ve been smoothing on the balm on my heels overnight and using the pink socks to let it soak in (I’ve also earmarked the baby-soft socks as my new in-flight companions for next time I travel).
Being a bit of a morning coffee-addict, I’ve also been using the travel mug for my journey into town for meetings – allowing my caffeine fix to be at my disposal.
The Fuzzy Duck range from the brand, which prides itself on its ‘affordable luxury’ collection of beauty products, is actually inspired by The Fuzzy Duck boutique hotel and restaurant found in Armscote in the Cotswolds. Run by Adrian Slater and Tania Slater, brother and sister business partners behind Baylis & Harding, the cosy retreat has gastro-style food and four stylish bedrooms all named after different types of duck. As well as Frette linens and stylish interiors – think: flagstone floors and roaring fires – it goes without saying that the bathrooms are stocked with Baylis & Harding toiletries.
If you can’t get down there yourself, then no worries – the Fuzzy Duck collections are the next best thing. Bringing a little bit of the English countryside dream into your own bathroom, they are the perfect way to put a spring in your step for the new season ahead.