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Monday, 3 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Harvey Nichols Hamper


Harvey Nichols Season's Eatings Hamper* (£65)
So Christmas is pretty close now, eh? When did that happen?! I blinked in January and ended up in November! I don't think there are going to be too many gift guide posts from me this year because we've decided to have a fairly small celebration, but there are definitely a couple of things I want to share just in case you're on the lookout for some inspiration.

Harvey Nichols got in touch and asked if I'd like to feature their Season's Eatings Hamper*. Now I've got a bit of a thing for hampers (there's something so lovely about wicker baskets with an assortment of little treats inside), so I thought I would give it to my Mum to open because she's notoriously difficult to impress.

  • Ground Coffee
  • Afternoon Blend Tea
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Shortbread
  • Mixed Nuts
  • A Christmas Pudding
  • Brandy Butter
  • Wine
I couldn't resist helping to open it though, and I probably got a little too excited rummaging through the stuffing to retrieve all the treats. What can I say? I guess I'm easily pleased! We decided to sample the shortbread (crumbly loveliness!) & the tea (surprisingly good!) almost immediately, with the mixed nuts (not too salty!) following shortly afterwards - for review purposes entirely of course! And let's just say we didn't find it too difficult devouring it all. I would have happily opened up the Christmas Pud too, but apparently it 'wouldn't be right to eat one in November'. It's been stashed away somewhere, but I'm looking forward to it already.

At £65 it's not a cheap gift, so I purposely didn't tell my Mum the price until after we'd opened it and she'd has a bash at guessing. She was pretty spot on, thinking it would be around the £60 mark. All in all we both agreed it would make a lovely gift. It's nicely packaged with a good assortment of popular festive nibbles inside. A nice one for that special someone who always proves to be a little tricky to buy for?

- xo


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17 comments:

  1. Wow this looks amazing! I love hampers and most especially food! Such a great selection too! and everything looks so luxurious! This makes me very hungry and it would make a great Christmas gift xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  2. This would be such a lovely gift. I really want to start taking more picnics.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks amazing! I think everyone would be happy with a gift like this :)

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  4. I'm so with you on the love for wicker baskets! Looks like a great Christmas gift xx

    Ioanna | Hearting

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  5. Oooh lala, this looks amazing! I love how you feature Christmas stuff already in November. I too am already way to excited for Christmastime!

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  6. Oh wow now that is pretty incredible! This would make a perfect gift for a variety of people wouldn't it, everyone after all likes food and drink :)
    Amy | A Little Boat Sailing

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  7. That really is a sweet gift! I love those wicker basket types too (I have one full of painting things!)

    Sam | Tiny Paint Pot xx

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  8. there's so many yummy treats inside! I like the wicker basket, it helps add a touch of luxury
    Rachel x Sparkles and Starlight

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  9. Oooh this looks gorgeous Jennie! The afternoon blend tea sounds amazing as does the brandy butter. I love that there's a nice mix of festive things but it's also that much more unique as well <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  10. My mum would LOVE this hamper! It would make such a lovely gift.

    Tara xo

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  11. this is such a nice festive gift! x

    dontcrycowboy

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  12. This looks beautiful! I'm super jealous, this would be an amazing gift to receive!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  13. definitely expensive, but i love the way it's presented.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  14. What a wonderful idea darling!!! <3 My mum would love this gift!!! Thank you for the suggestion <3!!!
    xoxo
    Martina

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  15. I love hampers just as much!

    They're so exciting and I like to keep the baskets as well, as they're always such good quality and are great for storage.

    You should take a look at Regency Hampers as well. They have a huge collection! The Edinburgh Preserve Company make some rather nice ones too.

    x

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  16. Wow, what an awesome luxury gift that would be to get. The actual hamper basket is fab to keep too!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

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