Red coffee cups have graced the Starbucks stores for weeks now; Orchard Road’s decked in full festive decor and Christmas shopping beckons with options aplenty — especially with the return of the Crabtree & Evelyn 2014 Christmas collection.
Packaged beautifully as always, this year’s Seasonal Spectacular sees an indulgent array of Christmas gifts marked at several price tiers to fit your budget. It ranges from festive fragrances and gift collections in various scents, to hand care gifts and festive food picks.
Limited Edition Home Fragrances
Besides the perennial favourite Noël, a new fragrance, Hollyberry, joins the shelves with its fruity yet spicy scent. Think notes of red currant, coriander, fig, nutmeg and frankinsence (a sweet, warm balsamic aroma).
While they come in various forms such as oils, sprays and candles, what stood out most for me was probably the Home Fragrance Diffuser ($98 for 180ml). And here’s why: It comes with a charming ceramic dove perched on top.
Hand Care Gifts
These award-winning hand therapy lotions are without a doubt the perfect gift for mothers, or ladies in general. Pictured above are the Deluxe Hand Therapy Samplers in Pink and Navy ($78/ 25g x 12), each with a different set of fragrances.
They also come in large musical tins for $83 and $58, featuring their top 12 hand lotions and scentsational six respectively. Just take my money. Take it.
If that’s too steep for you, I’d recommend the Top Hand Therapy Trio, Limited Edition Hand Therapy Trio or Botanical Hand Therapy Trio (top image; I bought this!) — each metal tin comprising three different 25g hand lotions for $33.
Festive Food Collection
If food doesn’t already excite me, their gorgeous packaging sure did.
The tempting line up includes biscuits in flavours like triple chocolate chunk, honey and oat, lemon and white chocolate, paired with classic teas like english breakfast, earl grey and afternoon. And of course their berry preserves. Tea party, anyone?
Festive food hampers in rattan baskets are priced from $80 to $200, while their Collectable Design Tin consisting of 2 biscuit tins, 1 berry preserve and 50 grams of tea retails at $68. They’ve also got a Biscuit Assortment in a Musical Tin ($75) with christmas pudding biscuits, spiced ginger biscuits and all butter citron biscuits to name a few.
A macaroon Christmas tree baked specially for the media preview.
The Crabtree & Evelyn 2014 Christmas Collection is now available at all 12 stores.
Happy shopping, everybody!
Thank you Word of Mouth Communications and Crabtree & Evelyn for the media invitation.