Growing up in 80s, catalogues were found in pretty much every household. Grattan, Freemans, Littlewoods and Kays would all be in our house.
I used to spend hours looking through them, deciding what my life would be like as a grown up. What clothes I would wear, what furniture my house would have, what jewellery I would own and what toys I would play with. Obviously I was never going to be the kind of adult who didn’t play with toys.
Then came the really exciting bit, at the very back of the catalogue… Christmas Hampers.
I used to LOVE looking at the hampers. All the lovely food, drinks and treat that made Christmas crammed into a fancy looking box and sent direct to your door. In my memory they even had turkeys in them. They probably didn’t though.
My parents never got a hamper, I can’t recall why, probably the sheer cost.
But I decided that when I was a grown up, I would ALWAYS have a Christmas Hamper. Here I am at the ripe old age of 39 and I’ve never had a Christmas hamper….UNTIL NOW.
When Prestige Hampers got in touch telling me about their range of Christmas Hampers and asked me to review one, I could barely contain my delight.
MY DREAMS WERE COMING TRUE.
OK, so the hamper I was sent wasn’t one of those huge ones I had desperately wanted as a child, but it was a hamper and I was excited!
The hamper arrived well packaged with mammoth bubble wrap. For a tiny moment I was worried it was going to be just a cardboard box but no!
It was a wicker tray filled with teas from Taylors of Harrogate. Cookies and Lemon shortbread, organic and gluten free. A Dundee cake, luxury chocolate domes and some small Cafe Tasse chocolates.
Lots of lovely, good quality goodies!
Even the children were excited and they aren’t even going to get a look in! I’ve finally got myself a hamper and it made me as happy as I hoped it would.
I strongly suspect that you could deliver anything to me in a hamper and I will be over the moon. With prices starting at £19.99 they would make a great gift for someone, or maybe just for me you.
I received a hamper from Prestige in return for a review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.