Hello my dears! I am still somewhere out there in Italy, and I hope you have enjoyed the guest bloggers who have so kindly covered for me over the past week. Since Christmas is approaching, I am going to attempt to do something that I wouldn’t ordinarily do on this blog… As you all know, I never report on events or do plain ole photo dumps as I feel they don’t provide any value to my readers. However, I’m going to make an exception today as the Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas 2015 press event that I attended was just so well done up, with all the goodies laid out with so much care, that I feel a picture tells a thousand words. This is, clearly not a typical review, but to give you some ideas to get started planning those holiday gifts for your loved ones!
Christmas at home is always magical with Crabtree & Evelyn’s home fragrance sets. There are 3 seasonal scents to choose from this year – Noel, the red classic that I love; Windsor Forest, another Crabtree & Evelyn classic; and Sugar & Spice!
A perennial favorite, Noel blends notes of festive fruits, zesty citrus and mulling spices, mixed with fresh green Fraser fir and spruce. This porcelain diffuser is re-usable, comes with 180ml of fragrance and retails for SGD98.
The lovely porcelein diffuser is also available in the Windsor Forest scent, which contains crisp green notes of spruce, fir needles, pine entwined with holly and juniper berries.
Each of the 3 home fragrances are also available in candle forms – large (SGD50) and an extra large triple wick (SGD75). Noel and Windsor Forest are also available in a home fragrance spray (100ml for SGD30).
I love shopping for gifts at Crabtree & Evelyn because their gift sets are always packaged so beautifully. There is a wide range of options available, from body care to hand care, and they come in these lovely memory keepsake tins and boxes, made with love by those hardworking elves! Prices range from SGD55 for a 2-piece bath & body gift set to SGD98 for a 3-piece Memory Makers Ultimate Gift Set.
Every Christmas, I would invariably receive at least 1, usually more, hand creams from Crabtree & Evelyn from colleagues and friends. These are always so prettily packaged, and smell so lovely that they are easy to please gifts. And there are always various options depending on your needs – from the cute crackers that contain 1 limited edition Hand Therapy in Apple Snow, Frosted Rose or Sugar & Spice (25g for SGD13); to the super value Memory Makers Hand Therapy Sampler that contains 12 popular Hand Therapy (25g x 12 for SGD93) for each month of the year or break them up for 12 stocking stuffers!
Finally, there is nothing that feels more Christmas than a pantry well-stocked with the Festive Fine Foods from Crabtree & Evelyn! There are plenty to choose from – biscuits, tea, jam & preserves… and all prettily packaged in lovely gift sets priced from SGD33!
My absolute favourite, is the Mini Shortbread Biscuits Musical Tin!! It comes in a beautiful keepsake musical tin and contains 240g of delicious shortbread biscuits! There are also other musical tins containing gingerbread men, and an ultimate one containing 7 different varieties of biscuits!
I apologize for the poor quality of images here due to the low lighting at the event venue. Regardless, I hope it gives you a good flavour of what Crabtree & Evelyn has to offer this Christmas 2015. The entire collection will be out in stores from 16 November, so do check them out in person!