It’s no secret that I’m rather fond of champagne. My first foray into the world of alcoholic beverages involved a few too many glasses of pink fizz at a family party. I don’t think my mother realised quite how much I’d partaken of until she noticed me lurching dramatically from one side of the pavement to the other as I ambled towards our front door at the end of the night.
Although I can hold my liquor a little better these days, my passion for this particular tipple remains. It will come as no surprise that when given the opportunity to sample a Harrods Christmas Hamper of my choosing, I immediately made a beeline for the bubbly.
From the pale pink presentation box to the gilded Harrods branding, there’s luxury in every detail of this exquisite gift. Someone far more sensible than I am would probably have squirreled it away until the festive season was in full swing, but popping the cork and pouring myself a glass proved far too tempting.
There’s something terribly decadent about indulging in champagne and sumptuous chocolate truffles on what would otherwise be a perfectly ordinary evening. I highly recommend it.
Growing up in London, Harrods and its festive façade was as synonymous with Christmas as Santa Claus himself. I have fond memories of gazing up at the twinkling lights that adorn its exterior every year. An extravaganza of architectural opulence, standing in front of the Knightsbridge store always made me feel as if I was in the presence of something quite magical.
Throwing open our coffret of treats had a similar effect. Who wouldn’t want a gift that made them feel as if they were walking into the world famous Harrods Food Hall?!
While my champagne taste leaves me swooning over Christmas hampers with a value of £20,000, Harrods stays true to its motto, ‘Omnia Omnibus Ubique – All Things for All People, Everywhere’, ensuring that my lemonade budget is catered for with a stunning range of gifts that cost less than £100.
If you’re still having trouble picking out a present, simply remember this insightful advice courtesy of F. Scott Fitzgerald:
‘Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.’
Love Audrey xxx
Our Christmas hamper was a gift from Harrods, but my deep love of champagne and chocolates is as real and true as things come.