The perfect Hamper :

Lakeland hamperLook what arrived earlier this week! A beautiful gift wrapped hamper. I love it when a company takes the time to make a gift look extra special. I was really impressed.

Now, I love a hamper and what’s more it’s usually because of my love of baskets and wicker more than loving the contents, but when it comes to Lakeland hampers you know you’re onto a winner.

Lakeland hamper

But just look at this. It’s white with a black fabric lining!!! My mind was whirling with the endless storage possibilities this basket could be used for – Darcey’s bedroom cupboards (that’s how I keep her shelves organised- removing the lids and using them like drawers)? my work props?, shoe storage? toy storage? I just couldn’t decide. But all that storage thinking went right out the window when I opened it up.

Lakeland hamper

It was packed full of lovely French food. You know what hampers are usually like? There’s always something that you would never in a million years want or choose- dodgy piccalilly / another christmas pudding that no one will eat / strange flavoured tea! Well this hamper had a great selection and between Tim and I we were really happy with every single thing in it. This is what it contained.

  • Cornouaille AOC Apple and Cider Jelly .
  • Traditional Country-Style Pork Pâté
  • Rillettes of Breton Sardines .
  • Apples à la Bretonne Caramelised in Salted Butter .
  • Pure Butter Breton Cookies from Pont-Aven .
  • Strawberry and Rhubarb Traditional Extra Jam.
  • Cream of Scampi Soup with Muscadet and Guérande Sea Salt.
  • Pure Butter Breton Biscuits .

As it is so late in the day (Christmas wise) I think this hamper has probably sold out but I thought I would share it with you all as you still have time to order any other last minute gifts from Lakeland to arrive in time for Christmas and with wrapping like this who wouldn’t? Check out the Cottage delight collections or the Brie baker gift set. They both look delish, but I think top of my list would be something a little less edible! Look at these hemisphere cake tins in different sizes! (Tim are you seeing these???- not so subtle hint there!) I can think of a ton of uses for them.

Make sure you order by 12pm on Thursday 19th December to get your order in on time, or you can always click and collect. What’s more delivery is free if you order over £30 worth of products. so what’re you waiting for? Finish off that Christmas list now!


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  1. Lakeland do hampers?? That has made my day!
    Now the hemisphere tins, don’t get me started. I love, love, LOVE mine… it’s been used twice in a month which is unheard of given my massive cupboard of baking equipment, new post to follow at the weekend… Depending what you’ll use it for I’m finding the medium one perfect. It takes about a 2 egg recipe and is a good mid-cake size without being too huge. Oops, long comment. Just how much I love it!

    1. EmmaMT from says:

      Oh I love a long comment!
      I’m definitely going to get myself some balls now!

  2. Lovely hamper! I love the box more than the contents, so many useful things you can do with it!

    1. EmmaMT from says:

      I know! I’m a wicker addict!!

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