This time last year, after a trip to Edinburgh with Airbnb, David and I made a quick stop to his parents. My mother-in-law sent us back from Cumbria with a literal five bags-for-life containing all manner of foods. From chocolate to chutneys, David and I feasted for weeks and the bits and bobs we weren’t so keen on were part of our food bank donation.
Hey, loads of people eat to excess this time of year. It makes sense we help out those who will be having a lean December, right? Remember your local food banks ladies and gents.
All that aside, the hamper was a great gift for us, and we decided to keep the tradition this year with our own.
Working right next door to Harrods, who offered me a choice of their festive hamper selection as a lovely treat, I see people waltz in and out every day, not thinking a thing about spending £200 on food here, or £300 on a bottle of wine there.
In fact, for the elite among us who can afford to splash out, their hampers can cost a whopping £20,000. How insane is that?! Even if I do find my fortune, I can’t say I’m massively convinced with a hamper costing more than a decent car…
I decided to choose The Knightsbridge, which contains a selection of snacks, wines, a bottle of fizz and some really rather lovely sweet treats. Costing £250, it’s definitely one for foodies, or those looking to impress the in-laws.
Getting the delivery was super exciting. Arriving in a huge Harrods branded box, I whipped off the cardboard to be presented with a gorgeous wicker and leather hamper, containing all the food and drink. It oozed luxury and sophistication, and for the price, was a welcome surprise.
Delving inside, it’s clear the selection has been put together to complement a fun-filled family meal. Biscuits pair with fresh ground coffee, and the selection of chutneys and marmalades look so quaint! We’ve sampled a bit of each, and we’re thoroughly impressed.
Just a note, which was slightly disappointing, but the Turkish Delight did end up quite soggy after being opened. Best to eat that all in one go, I say…
Overall, we loved it, and were so impressed with both the quality and selection picked out. For those who don’t have £20k, but might like a more affordable option, their range can be viewed here. I’d be tempted by the £125 Food Halls collection, which includes two bottles of wine, teas, jams and preserves, and sea salted fudge. Read Paula’s review for a better look!