A GARDEN OF EDEN IN A CHRISTMAS HAMPER
The Eden Project in Cornwall is passionate about plants, people and working towards a sustainable future. To celebrate the season of goodwill, the team at Eden has sourced a number of Christmas hampers and gift sets that showcase the very best of food, drink and plant life – much of which comes from local producers in Cornwall. All you need to do is buy, try and enjoy!
There’s also a fairly good chance this kind of question might turn up in a Christmas Cracker a a Trivia fact between the corny joke and the paper crown.
Did you know? Best known as being Cornwall’s top garden and eco tourist attraction, the Eden Project is also home to the world’s biggest rainforest in captivity.
However, if you are like me and dislike being given anything for Christmas unless you can eat it…here are some very tasty suggestions.
Priced from £15.50, the ethical gift range includes a huge number of different ideas for all the family…
For the lady who loves to nibble…
Strawberries & Cream Hamper – Eden Cornish strawberry jam in a reusable kiln jar; tube of Eden strawberries and cream shortbread and a box of organic fudge all supplied in a sustainably sourced hamper. Price £24.50
Eden Project Olive Gift Set – An ethically sourced jute gift bag complete with an olive tree supplied by a garden nursery in Cornwall plus a jar of olives created by the Eden team flavoured with garlic, chilli lemon and thyme. Price £17.50
Eden Chocolate & Mint Gift Set – A chocolate mint plant (yes there is such a thing!) with Cornish-made chocolate mints and mint tea from the renowned Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall; complete with an ethically sourced and reusable robin print jute bag. Price £17.50
Having just been to interview Nicky Grant who makes these chocolates and tasted what she makes…yummy,! I’d certainly declare this my favourite gift, and adore the ground walked upon by anyone kind enough to treat me to it (Hint hint)
For those who like to relax…
Eden Candles Gift Set – Beautifully packaged scented candles made from 100% natural plant wax handmade in the UK from a sustainable plant source, with a robin print reusable jute bag – perfect for those who like nothing more than to relax by candle light. Price £15.50
Eden Tea Hamper – Sustainably sourced hamper filled with locally grown tea from Tregothnan, Cornish biscuits, locally designed Eden mug and tea towel. Price £24.50
For difficult to buy for dad…
Dad’s Beer & Nuts Hamper – a sustainable sourced hamper with locally brewed Eden Ale, Eden nuts and a bamboo bowl.
Chilli Lovers Hamper – An ethically sourced hamper filled with local and fair-trade chilli chocolate, dipping sauce and jam as well as chilli seeds to grow your own. Price £24.50
Eden Project Coffee Lovers Hamper – A sustainably sourced hamper filled with rainforest-sourced coffee; shards of coffee-infused organic chocolate from Cornwall and a locally- designed and printed mug. Price £24.50
Eden Project Coffee Lovers Gift Set – Coffee plant supplied by a local nursery in Cornwall complete with rainforest certified coffee, locally printed mug with trademark Eden design and ethically sourced Christmas jute bag. Price £15.50
For all the family to enjoy…
Eden Best of Cornwall Hamper – A sustainably-sourced hamper filled with many of the best food and drink Cornwall has to offer including Camel Valley award-winning Bacchus dry wine, Tregothnan Estate afternoon tea, Cornish Seasalt and Eden chocolate chip shortbread to name just a few. Price £74.50
And finally one to keep the little ones busy…
Eden Kids’ Gardening Gift Set – Each gift set contains everything budding gardeners need to start growing their own, including a small enamel trowel, fork, children’s gardening gloves, coir seed compost block and Grow My First Sunflower seed packet.
For more information about the Eden Project, or to see the whole Christmas range, visit: http://www.edenproject.com/shop
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