Just “Weeks away from Christmas!” all the adverts trill, and frankly I can’t wait. Britain and especially London in my opinion is magical during this season – winding Dickensian streets, Oxford Street lights and sparkling shop-fronts.
One quintessentially English tradition that I just love are Hampers! The magical food hamper where you just don’t know what you’re going to get. The magical hamper that becomes the lifesaver thread that keeps hungry family members going through the days before and after boxing day with it’s steady trickle of pickles and deli chocolates and the all important booze.
I never tend to get any hampers – which seem to mainly be the domain of my mum, mother in law and grandmas but now that I am getting maturer I’m really hoping that some will be heading my way (hint hint). Christmas Hampers have come a long way since the days of kitsch cellophane wrapped packages of tasteless biscuits and cheap wine. Hampergifts is a family run firm based in St Albans who create luxurious hampers containing food and drink of the highest quality. From Chocolate Hampers, to Wine Hampers, Cheese Hampers and Bath and Body Gifts. Filled with boutique food and wine sourced from around the globe, I’m hoping one of these will be arriving on my doorstep this December!
*This post was in Conjunction with Hampergifts
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org