Good husband and housewife, now chiefly be glad,
Things handsome to have, as they ought to be had.
They both do provide, against Christmas do come,
To welcome their neighbors, good cheer to have some.
Good bread and good drink, a good fire in the hall,
Brawn, pudding, and souse, and good mustard withal.
Beef, mutton, and pork, and good pies of the best,
Pig, veal, goose, and capon, and turkey well drest,
Cheese, apples and nuts, and good carols to hear,
As then in the country is counted good cheer.
What cost to good husband, is any of this?
Good household provision only it is:
Of other the like, I do leave out a many,
That costeth the husband never a penny.
Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser
Rich sounding foods and drink for Christmas Cheer. What Christmas is about. Enjoying company, fine foods and wine.
So when I was contacted to review a Christmas Hamper by Prestige Gifts, I was thrilled. I did not look beforehand but awaited its arrival as I love surprises.
I was so pleased with what arrived. Out of a sturdy box came the most exquisite wicker basket.
On opening the hamper was beautifully packed so nothing can be damaged.
Packed in layers so there is something exciting each time you move the packaging.
Total contents are shown below :
Water Stop Station Chardonnay 75cl
Water Stop Station Shiraz 75cl
Red Velvet Crunch Biscuits 150g
English Breakfast Tea 40g
Milk, White and Dark Chocolate Classics 120g
Shortbread Festive Shapes 60g
Matthew Walker Classic Christmas Pudding 100g
Iced Fruit Cake 400g
Dark Chocolate Bar 60g
Mackays Christmas Marmalade 113g
Mackays Christmas Preserve 113g
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Yorkshire Crisps 100g
Handmade Smoked Oatcakes 125g
I was totally thrilled with all the surprises contained in my hamper. Would fully recommend this as a gift for Christmas.
If you would like to purchase this hamper you can via the link here Traditional Gift Basket
There are an assortment of gifts including flowers on the main site. You can browse here Prestige Flowers and Gifts
Would love your comments on this hamper. I think is fab.