There is no denying I love food, especially those unique and handmade items that are made with love and attention.  I was delighted to receive goodies from Prestige Hampers to review.  It certainly helped get in to the festive spirit as we move in to November.


I was gifted the Christmas Sky Hamper which came in a beautiful wooden vintage style crate.  I do think the lovely people at Prestige Hampers looked at my blog to send me something that they knew I would love!


The Vintage Chest

Prestige Hampers


The hamper arrived well packaged and all the goodies were in a stunning vintage chest.  This was an added bonus as I now am using the chest in the bathroom!  It is sturdy and well made as well as being in a beautiful neutral colour.


What’s inside the hamper?

prestige hamper

My goodness the vintage chest was full to the bring with a supply of gourmet products.  These included festive Christmas coffee -the smell and taste is divine – English tea in a beautiful vintage style tea tin to Yorkshire crisps and so much more handmade beautiful food items.  I’ve listed them below along with pictures for you to see.


Shortbread House Shortbread with Macadamia Nuts 150g
Chardonnay wine and Vinegar Flavoured Yorkshire Crisps 50g
French Goat Cheese and Black Pepper Popcorn 70g
Valley Chocolates Fine Chocolatiers Handmade Chocolates 48g
Mr Filbert Sea Salt Mixed Nuts 50g
Folkinton Tradition Ginger Beer 250ml
Folkinton Sparkling Elderflower Presse 250ml
Coconut Mini Biscuits 100g
Earl Grey Tea Caddy 40 Tea Bags
Chocolate Covered Raisins 200g
Sweet Moments Dark Chocolate with Mint Creams Anton Berg
Honey Rose All Butter Lemon Shortbread 115g
Edinburgh Christmas After Dinner Coffee Craft Bag 113g








The Verdict

I was absolutely delighted with the Christmas Sky Hamper and I have no doubt you would be too or indeed whoever was lucky enough to receive this luxurious hamper from you.  It was filled with delightful handmade and unique food items that are not that common in the shops making this hamper an ideal gift for someone this Christmas.  An additional bonus is the vintage style chest that can be reused after all the goodies have been eaten!

You can view all the hampers on offer from Prestige Hampers and see which one you will buy this Christmas!



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Disclosure: I was gifted the hamper in exchange for an honest review; all opinions expressed are entirely my own.




Have you bought everything you can think of as a Christmas present?  Want to find something a little bit different?  Have a look at my unique Christmas Gift Guide items for some inspiration.  I’m sure you will find something that will help you surprise something this Christmas!


Retro Gaming

This retro plug and play game is awesome.  It has a library of over 200 retro games which all you have to do is plug and play.  A must to share with your kids what your favourite games were growing up!  A great talking point.  Head over to Find a Gift to get yours.


retro game

Image Credit Find Me A Gift


Doris & Co

Doris & Co is a British company who English creamware pottery and home wares using old fashioned methods traditional to England. They have stunning pottery for all tastes.  Their From Small Acorns mug is beautiful and just want you need to help your dreams grow in to reality!


doris and co

Image credit Doris & Co



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Child’s Farm

Baby bedtime kit  – £12.99 from
A perfect gift for parents of a newborn this Christmas! The baby bedtime gift set contains 3 large bottles of essential baby lotions and washes, and routine information to help make bedtime for baby easy. This range from Child’s Farm is amazing, it has been specially developed to care for baby‘s delicate skin – even if it’s prone to sensitivity and even eczema. So mild and gentle is the range that it is suitable for newborns & babies with sensitive skin and even newborns & babies with eczema prone skin.


Child's Farm



I first came across the Wonderbag when it was tested on The Gadget Show.  The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. It continues to cook food which has been brought to the boil by conventional methods for up to 12 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel.  How unique is that?  An ideal present for those who love camping or glamping or just a day out!



Image credit Wonderbag



Trusted brand Braun have two products that are idea for those who love grooming.  The Braun Multi Grooming kit offers face and head trimming all in one package.  You can get yours here. I mean with beards being so fashionable, it’s a great gift to help with grooming!

For women you can purchase the Braun Silk-epil 9 Skin Spa which combines an innovative sonic exfoliation brush for epilation excellence.  But don’t take my word for it, you can purchase it now to find out how wonderful it is.


Braun Silk Epil9

Image credit Superdrug


men's grooming kit

Image credit Superdrug


Coffee Gator


These Coffee Gator products are an absolute must for any coffee lover!  The Gator Pour Over Coffee Kettle allows you to make the perfect cup of coffee with the right amount of water at the right temperature to ensure a delicious note and aroma to your coffee.  The Coffee Canister is also a must to insure your ground coffee or beans are kept fresh and fragrant for a perfect cup of coffee every time!







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I was delighted to be asked to review It’s Handmade online jewellery store which produces hand crafted jewellery and organic children’s products using high quality materials and all made with love!


The uniqueness of It’s Handmade products is the personalised jewellery for parents and babies such as their Mummy and Me range.  How cute are these bracelets?





It’s Handmade have a great selection of pieces tailored to suit your budget and all within a few clicks away and delivered direct to your door.


Another one of my favourites is this cute personalised Hare, he is super soft with lovely long floppy ears.  An ideal new baby gift or Christening gift.



Or what about this fantastic and oh so cute bestest mummy ever keyring?  A very unique and special gift indeed.  It is made from polished stainless steel and comes in a lovely cotton bag.




I have to say it has been a while since I have seen such unique gifts for mummy and baby. Indeed you can see how much love and attention is given to each piece and how each collection has focused on making a gift more personal.  Covering everything from unique mummy and baby jewellery items to Christening gifts and handmade toys, It’s Handmade is quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine.


If you are looking for something unique then this is the place to look and my readers get a 10% discount off too by clicking here.



Happy shopping.


Elf x



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Fudge Heaven:  Review of Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory

Nestled near rolling hills and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Kells in County Antrim is where you will find the artisans who are Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory.

The makers of yummy fudge of all different flavours that look so mouth-wateringly tasty you just can’t wait to try them.  The only problem you will have will be choosing one!

Granny Shaw's Fudge Selection

Granny Shaw’s Fudge Selection


I was gifted a selection of fudge by Granny Shaw’s to review.  I have to admit I do have a soft spot for fudge.

Their fudge is made on a daily basis with fresh ingredients including Irish butter.  It is this freshness that gives the fudge a fantastic taste.  My favourite has to be the chocolate and mint flavour.

The fudge is rich, sweet, creamy and just melts in your mouth – it is the perfect combination.  You just have to try it to really appreciate the glorious flavours.

The fudge is sold in 100g bars at £2.00 per bar, and to make it much easier for you, it can be ordered online here too!

Selection of Fudge

Selection of Fudge


I have to add that the fudge was a bit hit with my children; of course they loved it so much they wanted more!

Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory have such a huge list of fudge flavours, they are even willing to consider making you a bespoke flavour – how cool is that?  It would be fantastic as wedding favours – made especially for you for your guests – it would certainly be a unique gift.

Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory is a company that has heart and soul and they really deserve your support for their fantastic handmade fudge.  They have passion and desire to make the best fudge you could ever taste.

What makes them that little bit more special is the care and attention in using fresh ingredients and making the fudge on a daily basis.  When you order online the fudge arrives in a beautiful gift box packed with love, as well as truly scrumptious fudge!

Granny Shaw's Fudge Factory

Gift Box



Please visit their website and check out their fudge without delay.

Enjoy 🙂


Elf x