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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas Reviews Roundup

I have been sent many times to review and mull over this festive season so I have decided to put some of them in a round up.  If like me you are disorganised, panicking, and unprepared just getting around to sorting out Christmas gifts then hopefully you will find these reviews helpful.

Harrods Hamper


hamper harrods christmas
Photo courtesy of Harrods.

I was recently sent The Chelsea Hamper from Harrods worth £70 to review.  The hamper contained the following:

1 x 50g Tin of Harrods Christmas Spice Loose Leaf Tea

1 x 250g Harrods Christmas Spice Ground Coffee

1 x 200g Harrods Christmas Pudding

1 x jar Harrods Brandy Butter

1 x jar Harrods Strawberry & Champagne Conserve

1 x packet Harrods Brandy Butter Shortbread

1 x Harrods Chocolate Praline Selection Box

1 x Harrods Christmas Bauble

The contents of the hamper were delicious and the quality you would expect from a famous and exclusive store such as Harrods.  But not only do you get to feast on some fabulous festive treats you are also left with a gorgeous hamper for storage.  I would happily recommend this, or indeed the other hampers Harrods have available for this time of year.  Harrods have food hampers to suit every budget, including Luxury Chocolate Hampers, this festive season - perfect if you have picky people to buy for.

Ferrero Rocher Hamper

I was also send a large hamper of Ferrero Rocher to devour with some carefully matched wines.  Unfortunately the PR company had run out of wine so I was sent more chocolate instead, result!  The chocolate went down very well with a group of Mums I invited for a chocolate and wine tasting session.  It was just the sort of evening we needed as an antidote to all the Christmas rush and we enjoyed taking time out for ourselves indulging in two of our favourite vices.



We all we had a brilliant evening and I would definitely do something like this again.  It was fun to get together with great friends and enjoy a treat.  My friends are wondering how we can make this a regular session once a month! 



Hotel Chocolat Rather Large Christmas Cracker


Rather Large Cracker
Photo courtesy of Hotel Chocolat

We were also sent a delicious Hotel Chocolate Rather Large Christmas Cracker rrp £38 to review.  It is enormous!  There are 40 chocolates wrapped in pairs within the middle section along with party hats and a selection of jokes in an envelope.  This would be perfect for an after dinner treat if you are having family over for Christmas.  My 3 daughters enjoyed the non-alcoholic chocolates and I thoroughly enjoyed the boozy ones.  A great gift idea for someone hosting a Christmas gathering.  Hotel Chocolat have many different festive treats to suit all tastes and budgets, great gifts for chocoholics.


Dunelm Mill Christmas Range

I was recently able to select some products from the Gifts for Cooks and Christmas Cook and Dine ranges at Dunelm Mill to review.  I was delighted as a branch of Deunelm Mill has recently opened in a Retail Park near me and I have spent time browsing the aisles forming a wish list for future purchases.  Thankfully my husband has no idea how long my wishlist is! 

I chose the following items:


Red Cast Iron Casserole Dish

6 Fabric Hearts

Red Wooden Hanging Heart

Merry Christmas Sign  

All the items arrived swiftly and are of excellent quality.  I have used the mixing bowl and festive red coloured cast iron casserole dish to help prepare Christmas treats for us here at home and edible gifts for friends.  The hanging hearts are great for decorating packages of homemade treats when wrapping them as gifts as well as decorating your house or Christmas tree.
 
I wholeheartedly recommend a browe on the Dunelm Mill online store or instore for your festive decorating and gift needs.  There is a large selection of items to suit all budgets, and you can be assured of good quality.  


** Many thanks to Harrods, Ferrero Rocher, Hotel Chocolat and Dunelm Mill for sending these items to me for review purposes. **

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