6. March 2012 23:19
How do you celebrate Mother’s Day in your family? Does mum get treated to breakfast in bed or showered with love and presents throughout the day? Though not commemorated on the same day worldwide, Mothering Sunday retains a similar meaning in all cultures. Many kids choose to say thank you by giving presents like gift hampers, but there are also other, more unusual traditions.
Serbia – Materice - Serbian mums are showered with love on the second Sunday before Christmas. Perhaps one of the most entertaining Mother’s Day traditions, on Materice morning children sneak into their mum’s bedroom and tie up her feet. In order for her to be released, she has to negotiate with the kids, handing out small gifts to try and make a deal. Although it’s the children who receive gifts, at least mum’s the centre of attention…
Mexico – Dia de las Madres - Lucky Mexican mums get a day and a half’s worth of pampering. Traditionally, children gather outside their family homes on the eve of Dia de las Madres (May 9th) and burst into song serenading their mums. Church communities hold festive masses throughout the country on May 10th where orchestras play Mexican birthday song “Las Mananitas”, and volunteers shower local mothers with “tamales” - which consists of a corn husk or plantain leaf with a sweet or savoury filling - and the hot drink “atole”, a traditional morning meal.
Australia - Aussie mums get all the attention on the second Sunday in May. A local custom is for children to show their respect by wearing a carnation on the day. Colourful blooms signify that a person’s mother is alive, while white flowers are worn to pay tribute to mothers who’ve passed away.
However you choose to celebrate this year, don’t forget to give mum a lovely Mother's Day Hamper brimming with some of her favourite goodies.
9. January 2012 00:01
Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall received one of our Gift Hampers just in time for Christmas and enjoyed all the treats over the festive season.
He tweeted a few days ago when he finished enjoying all the goodies, "just finished off my lovely Highland Fayre gift hamper they sent me for Xmas. Was an awesome treat!"
24. November 2011 00:04
Britain's Got Talent finalists Stavros Flatley have announced that they are running a competition on their Facebook page, to win a Highland Fayre Luxury Gift Hamper.
<<<<< The hilarious duo were so excited they even made a video
for their 1.7 million Facebook fans! LOL!!
15. November 2011 21:17
Antony Costa was delighted with his Luxury Gift Hamper that he received from Highland Fayre as an early Christmas present.
He loved the hamper so much that he tweeted straight away "Thank you for my amazing hamper" followed by a 2nd tweet in which he expressed how "wonderful" the gift hamper was.
Our range of gift hampers contains an array of Gourmet Goodies to suit every taste.
8. November 2011 00:06
Claire Young has recently taken delivery of our Luxury Gourmet Treasure Trunk Gift Hamper and was delighted!
Claire tweeted, "First Xmas present has arrived for family - Looks Yummy! Young family is foodies so good gift"
Highland Fayre have lots of tempting Gift Hampers with treats to please all family members.
13. October 2011 21:12
Celebrity Chef James Martin has included some of his exclusive own-brand products in an exclusive range of luxury gift hampers for Highland Fayre. These sumptuous gift boxes, baskets and hampers include tasty treats that are not available anywhere else.
"I’ve partnered with Highland Fayre to bring you some of the finest gift hampers on the market today," says Saturday Kitchen presenter James. Not content with including his own-label products, James has insisted on putting even more of himself into every Highland Fayre gift hamper in the range."Each James Martin hamper also includes a special gift card personally signed by me and some of the hampers contain cookbooks which I’ve also personally signed," he adds.
The range includes the Luxury Christmas Cuisine gift hamper with exclusive James Martin Champagne, wine, preserves and chocolates; the Seasonal Splendour gift hamper which is packed full of festive goodies for an extra special treat; and the Gourmet Goodies gift basket with a range of luxury Christmas goodies packed into a red wheatbraid basket – perfect for storing gifts when the festivities are over. There’s a hamper to suit every occasion and all budgets, says James. "We all enjoy a touch of luxury so why not treat someone to a hamper containing a vast selection of gourmet treats like fine wines, relishes, cakes, preserves, handmade chocolates and much, much more?"
28. September 2011 00:08
People of Britain… we’re always happy to spread the joy and this week
we’ve made the best known voice in British television very happy indeed.
For when Peter Dickson, the voice of the X-Factor, took delivery a
treat-packed Treasure Trunk Gift Hamper he got straight onto Twitter and
tweeted his pleasure.
“I like to tell people when I’m happy and the Gourmet Treasure
Trunk hamper from Highland Fayre made me very happy indeed,”