Buying Christmas gifts is hard. Really hard. After all when you are buying for someone important in your life you don’t want to go completely down the novelty, funny gift route but you also know that just because someone likes to spend time in the kitchen they don’t necessarily want a new kettle as a Chrismas present. For me the perfect gift is something I can use (or eat) that is also a little frivolous. Chrismas is a fun time and the smile on someone’s face as they open your gift is where most of the pleasure comes from.. For me anyway.
Now you will know from reading some of my posts that I can be fairly thrifty and frugal but I also appreciate a little indulgence and you don’t get much more indulgent than a Harvey Nichols Christmas Hamper – labelled as the ultimate luxury gastronomic gift I think it would be hard to find anyone who wouldn’t be satisfied with at least one of the options.
I have my eye on this one:
At a rather eye watering £1000 I can’t imagine it will be under my tree Christmas morning but hey a foodie can dream. With so many tasty treats inside as well as champagnes, Port and even a 1.6kg candle ( I’m obsessed with candles don’t you know?) it would give days(weeks even) of pleasure.
They aren’t all so expensive, prices start at around £37 and there are options for the wine lovers and beauty kings or queens in your life too.
I’ve had lots of fun trawling through the different hampers and deciding which one is my fave.
Remember if you get a decent wicker basket with your hamper, it can be for life not just for Christmas 😉 I’m thinking picnics in the sun.
*This post is written in collaboration with Harvey Nichols.