Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are officially over, it’s time to get excited about Christmas. I make a rule to never mention the ‘C’ word on my blog before Guy Fawkes night has passed but alas we’re now on the home stretch to December 25th and it’s time to get excited! As a child, Christmas was all about the toys; these days I get more excited about the amount of food I can get away with consuming. Gone are the days of hoping for that new Barbie doll – it’s all about my Aunt’s Banoffee Pie and how much I can sneak into my bowl before my cousins notice and polish off the lot!
One of my families little traditions is to make sure the trimmings on the day are more decadent than what we have on a regular dinner together. This year we’re being spoilt with all the lovely items in the Harvey Nichols Luxury Food Hamper ‘Seasons Eatings’ Hamper* which covers off all the basic Christmas ‘needs’. The eight items come beautifully packaged in a straw hamper with a very Christmas-y red bow. It includes coffee for the morning whilst opening presents around the tree, a gorgeous bottle of Rouge for when the ‘grown ups’ are cooking dinner (this now includes me *sigh*), cranberry sauce to sprinkle on your turkey, afternoon tea for slipping during the Queen’s speech, shortbread and Christmas pudding for the post-afternoon nap dessert fest and mixed nuts for that inevitable 8pm hunger. OK I’ll admit it, I couldn’t help myself and have already polished off the Shortbread – take it from me, it’s delicious!
All in all, this hamper is the perfect addition to Christmas Day and can take care of all the little extras that make the day so special. I’m also really looking forward to finding a use for the beautiful hamper that all the products came in. Harvey Nichols have a beautiful range of luxury Christmas hampers available and we’re actually considering getting a hamper as a gift for somebody in the family. I also have my eye on the ‘Chocoholic’ one if anybody reading this is struggling to decide what to get me this year.
I know it’s early but I’d love to know what little traditions you have at Christmas. Share them with me in the comments below!