Festive Musings

Crabtree & Evelyn Feast for the Senses

Crabtree & Evelyn have a most beautiful selection of gifts on offer this festive, catering not only for you but also your home.

The Noel Home Fragrance Candles & Spray sound simply beautiful. With an aromatic festive blend of mulled spices, fraser fir spruce and the zest of citrus fruit, this will bring Christmas alive in all homes. As a fan of Hand Care Gifts I am very impressed with the selection Crabtree & Evelyn have available. The Gardners Handcare Tin in particular would be such a lovely gift for the green fingered folk in your life. They have a lovely selection of stocking fillers to suit all budgets, the little cracker of treats is particularly delightful.


You won’t be surprised of course to discover that it’s the foodie gifts that caught my eye! There’s treat filled baubles, shortbread biscuits in a keepsake musical tin and this festive treat package.


This is really lovely. The packaging on the foodie gifts, just like the other Crabtree & Evelyn ranges, is beautiful.


The gift box contains  All Butter Spiced Ginger Biscuits, Mandarin & Ginger Marmalade and Spiced Berry Preserve. . In the interest of giving an honest opinion, obviously I had to taste the contents of the gift box (I know, the things I have to do eh!)

The biscuits are lovely, as Mr Simply Homemade would say, they’re a proper biscuit, crunchy with just the right amount of crumble. If you love ginger biscuits, you’ll love these. The Mandarin & Ginger Marmalade is beautiful. I have to be honest, I expected this to be very sweet but it isn’t, the combination of the ginger and mandarins is just right. My favourite of the three is the Spiced Berry Preserve; with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and a hint of festive spices, this is genuinely gorgeous.This package really would make a lovely gift for the foodie in your life.


Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey. The name Crabtree & Evelyn was inspired by John Evelyn, a 17th century botanist, and the English Crab-apple tree, known for its beauty and use in home apothecary. Initially a small, family run business, the first store specialised in fine soaps sourced from around the world.  One man’s passion for travel coupled with an inherent desire for natural products, set the foundation for creating an international brand renowned the world over for its fragrances, body care products, fine foods and beautifully packaged gifts. From this one small shop selling an eclectic collection of fine soaps, Crabtree & Evelyn now has a strong retail presence in more than 65 countries including over 200 wholly owned branded retail stores. Creating the Crabtree & Evelyn brand was borne out of Cyrus’ passion but he drew his inspiration from the life of John Evelyn, who was one of the first naturalists and conservationists and a visionary of his time. It was Evelyn’s personal motto ‘explore everything, keep the best’ that resonated with Cyrus and remains at the heart of the brand today.

Disclaimer: I received The Festive Treat package for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own.


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