This post was created in collaboration with Selfridges & Co.
Christmas has certainly come early in the Berry household this year. The tree is up, the cards are already coming through the letterbox and I’ve consumed my weight in mince pies. When it comes to this time of year I admittedly become a little obsessed with all things Christmas. It’s a time of giving, shopping, planning the following year’s holidays and dining out in too many restaurants. It’s also about receiving too and my most recent present was a Selfridges Selection Family Games Hamper.
The hamper, priced at £150 is a food hamper designed with the festive season in mind and features a game at its core. We popped the lid off this giant wicker hamper to discover a whole range of goodies to enjoy around the Christmas tree. The classic yellow Selfridges trademark straw made for a very eye catching filling and making sure there was no question where this hamper comes from – Selfridges.
Milk chocolate & salted caramel chocolate bar, chocolate covered honeycomb, vanilla caramel fudge, pecan nut brittle. I can’t wait to tuck into all of these goodies over Christmas with my friends and family.
Of course no food hamper would ever be the same without a bag of chocolate coins, these ones of course embossed with the Selfridges ‘S’ and the iconic building on the flip side. These are something which really remind me of growing up and were always in a stocking at the end of my bed.
Hiding at the bottom of the gorgeous wicker hamper was a board game, something I really loved and which drew me into this food hamper on the website. When staying at hotels we love getting out the board games but this is my first to own in my home as an adult. I imagine it will now be the centre of many evenings with friends & family.
I think I still prefer the classic Monopoly, but this version controlled by your very own credit card and electronic property cards is much more representative of today’s life – it simply just takes a little patience getting the rules and instructions into place. The bottle of Selfridges Chianti certainly made our game a little more fun.
My favourite part of this Christmas hamper was the fudge which we enjoyed whilst playing our game of monopoly (which I sadly lost). Crumbly vanilla & caramel fudge, each wrapped in individual paper and stored inside a lovely yellow & white striped container. If only fudge was healthy.
This is my first time owning a Selfridges hamper and I can whole heartedly recommend them to anyone looking for that extra special gift. Not only are the products delicious and wonderfully presented, but after eating (and drinking) everything inside this Luxury Christmas Hamper – you’re left with a wicker trunk which comes in very handy.