I attended a close-door preview of the Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas 2012 Collection and went home a very excited girl. This year’s collection comprises of so many items, body care and festive food included, that I don’t really know where to begin with! I do have an idea, however, of what I’ll be getting others – and myself – for Christmas. Here’s a look at my picks for this season!
The Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Ultimate Luxuries set (S$168) consists of: Eau de Parfum (50ml), Hand Therapy (100g), Shower Gel (250ml), Body Lotion (250ml) and a compact mirror.
Perhaps the most popular item from Crabtree & Evelyn is the Hand Therapy. This year, there are Hand Therapy Sampler Sets and they come in either red or green packaging. There are sets in various sizes – 4, 6, 8 or 12 tubes in each set. For the Deluxe Hand Therapy Sampler (S$70) in red, the twelve scents include: Rosewater, Lavender, Iris, Lily, Evelyn Rose, Wisteria, Himalayan Blue, La Source, India Hicks Island Living, Nantucket Briar, Summer Hill and Gardeners. For the sampler set in green, the scents include: Evelyn Rose, Iris, Lily, Wisteria, Pomegranate, Avocado, Citron, La Source, India Hicks Island Living, Summer Hill, Nantucket Briar and Gardeners.
If you ask me, I prefer the red one over the green because I go weak in the knees for florals.
Then we move on to food! Oh my goodness. This part actually excited me more than anything else because it’s only during Christmas that Crabtree & Evelyn produces yummy treats for everyone to indulge in around the Christmas tree (and, depending on where you are, with snow falling softly outside the window). The Chocolate Indulgence (S$58) has: Luxury Hot Chocolate (250g), Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits (100g), Mini Marshmallows (50g) and a Stoneware Mug.
Festive Indulgence (S$58) consists of: Festive Spiced Ginger Biscuits (165g), 3 X 65mm Baubles filled with Fudge (Christmas Spice, Clotted Cream and Chocolate Fudge).
If you are a jam-and-biscuits kind of person, or know someone like that, you might want to get your hands on the Strawberry Indulgence (S$28). It consists of: Strawberries & Cream Biscuits (100g) and Strawberry Preserve (227g).
Or, if you are a tea-and-biscuits kind of person, you might like Tea Time Treat, S$40. It’s got: English Breakfast Tea (10 sachets), Afternoon Tea (10 sachets), Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits (100g) and Lemon & White Chocolate Biscuits (100g). I’m definitely getting this for the boyfriend’s cousin!
And my ultimate favourite of all the food items from the Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Food Collection – the Heritage Biscuit Barrel, S$65. Will you look at that tin! I am super tempted to get this just for the beautiful garden-themed illustration and design! The barrel comes packed with: Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits (100g), Lemon & White Chocolate Biscuits (100g), Traditional Shortbread (100g), White Chocolate & Raspberry (100g) and Strawberries & Cream Biscuits (100g).
If the pictures above have already got your mouths watering and hands itching to grab some of the products, I’ve got good news for you! There will be a private sale from 14th – 15th November 2012 for Crabtree & Evelyn VIP members only, where there is a 30% off all regular-priced items! If you aren’t a VIP, you’ll also get to enjoy 20% off all regular-priced items on the public sale from 16th – 18th November 2012. There will also be special deals on selected items during these five dates, so keep your eyes peeled!
Have you thought of what you might like yet? Wait till you see what I got for myself from their 2012 Limited Edition Personal Care Collection (coming out in the next post about Crabtree & Evelyn)!