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12 best gin gift sets and hampers for 2020

Good Housekeeping UK Logo By Alex Hale of Good Housekeeping UK | Slide 1 of 16: Gin. The UK’s favourite spirit and, for many of us, a welcome gift. But why does this tipple continue to hold the top spot? Put simply, the vast range of styles, flavours and prices available, which means there's something for every palate and budget. From sweet and fruity to lean, pithy and dry, there are plenty of gin types to choose from. And with brands such as Fever Tree and London Essence Company now producing a wide assortment of flavoured tonics and soda waters, you can easily customise your G&T experience to suit your taste.With this in mind, we put the latest gin gift sets and hampers to the test to find the ones that will keep any gin-loving friend or family member happy. We looked at a range of options, from budget gifts containing a few gin miniatures to mid-range hampers with additional treats such as chocolate or mixers. We also looked at premium offerings containing full-sized bottles of gin and a range of tasty snacks or quirky items - think herb planters and gin jam (yes, really!). So, whether you're looking to buy a birthday gift for someone special or to simply brighten someone's day during lockdown, take a look at our recommendations first.How we testOur panel of 10 testers assessed and scored the aroma and flavour of each gin and food item included in every gift set and hamper - that's 47 individual products! The panel were looking for smooth, easy-drinking gins with well-balanced botanical flavours. Tonics and food products were judged on balance of flavour and the quality of ingredients. We also considered the overall look and quality of each offering.

Gin. The UK’s favourite spirit and, for many of us, a welcome gift. But why does this tipple continue to hold the top spot? Put simply, the vast range of styles, flavours and prices available, which means there's something for every palate and budget.

From sweet and fruity to lean, pithy and dry, there are plenty of gin types to choose from. And with brands such as Fever Tree and London Essence Company now producing a wide assortment of flavoured tonics and soda waters, you can easily customise your G&T experience to suit your taste.

With this in mind, we put the latest gin gift sets and hampers to the test to find the ones that will keep any gin-loving friend or family member happy. We looked at a range of options, from budget gifts containing a few gin miniatures to mid-range hampers with additional treats such as chocolate or mixers.

We also looked at premium offerings containing full-sized bottles of gin and a range of tasty snacks or quirky items - think herb planters and gin jam (yes, really!). So, whether you're looking to buy a birthday gift for someone special or to simply brighten someone's day during lockdown, take a look at our recommendations first.

How we test

Our panel of 10 testers assessed and scored the aroma and flavour of each gin and food item included in every gift set and hamper - that's 47 individual products! The panel were looking for smooth, easy-drinking gins with well-balanced botanical flavours. Tonics and food products were judged on balance of flavour and the quality of ingredients. We also considered the overall look and quality of each offering.

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