If you follow my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc then you'll have spotted it was our two year wedding anniversary last weekend and as it's the "cotton" anniversary we've picked out some rather gorgeous 100% cotton sheets. Meanwhile himself treated me to a bottle of my wedding day perfume, a brilliant new book (Donna Tartt, yay!) and a big old plate of homemade pancakes and tea. He's a marital legend.
All of that aside, we also have lovely family who gave us this rather amazing anniversary hamper. This may seem super smug and showy-offy but I actually think this is a lovely idea for a gift and thought I'd share it with you all as potential wedding/anniversary/Christmas/birthday/engagement presents for friends and family of your own.
Inside, there was a selection of things we both love; pink champagne for me, pale beer and diet coke for him, chocolates, muffins, mini oreos, flapjacks, rocky roads, even little freddos (beloved childhood chocolate bars..remember when they were 10p y'all? Oh those were the days). All very yum.
Then there was hand wash and matching hand cream, chocolate scented candles and some new rather brilliant looking books:
The chocolate scented candles to the left and right smell AMAZING!! In the middle is the "library" version of the Irish Country House Collection candles, which I love. I reviewed the "Entrance Hall Candle" last year- it's the perfect Autumn scent so I'm hoping for similar with this. You can read that review HERE. Trust me, you need to smell these guys!!
I've somehow never read any Ross O' Carroll-Kelly (shameful as I've lived in Dublin now for about five years), Purple Hibiscus is written by the same author as Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun so I have high hopes for that, I'm a big Sebastian Barry fan and lastly, I've heard great things about The Farm so I'm really excited about all of these. Plus, little known fact about me (it's not at all, I rave about it on here ALL the time) but I love getting presents of books that other people have picked out for me. It makes me bizarrely happy. I'm weird like that.
And lastly, this little beauty, which I LOVE:
I just need to find a good spot for it.
Perfect idea for a gift, no?