This article is brought to you by Australian Gourmet Gifts.
Not all gifts are created equal
When I was living in the UK, my lovely and well-meaning aunt wanted to send a Christmas gift to my then partner – let’s call him Trevor. She’d met Trevor once or twice, they got along well, but she didn’t really know much about him. Now, it’s important to state for this story that Trevor was a pretty up-tight dude. He was the general manager of a large hotel, and having the respect of his staff meant the world to him. Trevor was not capable of having a laugh at Trevor’s expense.
Trevor received a mysterious parcel in the post just before Christmas and – it being a slow day – four or five of his staff gathered around his desk to watch him open it. It’s always exciting to get a parcel when you’re living far from home, so he gleefully tore open the post pack, and then skipped the card, and ripped open the jaunty Rudolph-themed wrapping paper.
And there they were.
A pair of underpants with a big Porky Pig face on the front.
Trevor’s staff thought it was hilarious. Trevor, not so much.
His staff called him Porky Pants for three months.
Sending gifts to people has always been fraught with danger. This is where you want to give something that everyone loves. That will make everyone feel good. I’m talking wine, natch. And really delicious treat food that you wouldn’t usually buy for yourself.
I’ve always liked the idea of sending someone I love a hamper. And I definitely LOVE the idea of receiving one. Who doesn’t want to open their door to find a basket of delicious goodies there to greet them? What could possibly say ‘I love you’ more than food and booze?
To show you exactly what we’re talking about, we’ve got two extra special hampers to give away to Champagne Cartel readers.
Australian Gourmet Gifts delivers luxury gourmet food and wine hampers across Australia, quickly and with plenty of wow factor. The hampers are jam packed with value: little treats sourced from Australia’s boutique gourmet producers, packaged carefully and beautifully and delivered fresh. Each hamper contains a personal card with a special message from the giver.
1 x Moet Champagne Hamper (RRP$149.95), including a bottle of Moet Imperial Brut Champagne, and packed with treats like nougat, pesto, jam, mustard, chocolates, dukkah, biscotti, chocolate sauce and nuts. Check out the hamper here.
1 x Luxury French Hamper (RRP $79.95), including a bottle of Charles Pelletier Blanc de Blancs, and packed with treats like pesto, mustard, olives, chocolates, dukkah, biscotti, chocolate sauce, and nuts. Check out the hamper here.
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