Last week, I received some very lovely chocolates in the post from Lindt. Eager to give them a taste test, I had to wait until January ended to have a bite. Boy was it worth the wait! I had two different types of Lindt Valentines chocolates: The classic Lindor Chocolate Truffle in a cute heart box (£4.99) and the Hello Thank You chocolates (£2.49).
These tasty red chocs are not just for Christmas, and after the self-denial that January inevitably brings, having a box in the house is a welcome relief. They are, as you would expect, delicious and luxurious and a perfect present for Valentines Day – I know I would be very happy to recieve these.
I have to say that this box of Lindt chocolates is my favourite! The chocolates taste decadent but it’s not going to cost you £’s or lbs! I’ve often looked for small boxes of chocolates, to say Thank You, but have been disappointed because I couldn’t find any that fitted my budget or the fact that a lot of recipients wouldn’t want a huge box of chocolates. This box fits the bill perfectly and reinforces my favourite motto, ‘A little bit of what you fancy does you good.’ Perfect!
I love these chocolates so much, I even made a little Vine film about them! Enjoy! (Just to let you know, there’s no sound in the video!)
This Christmas, my OH & I are trying to put a homemade feel on everything we give, whether its making our own gifts or stylying up bought ones & sharing the love. As we’re also on a budget this year, we’re getting crafty with our gifts.
Now, if there’s one chocolate that says ‘Christmas’ for me, it’s Lindt Christmas Chocolates. They are so luxurious, rich & creamy that they are a real Christmas treat. They do a huge Christmas range, including these yummy champagne flavoured ones – Champagne & chocolate, what’s not to love?!
So, we decided to split up one box of Lindt Marc de Champagne chocolates & wrap them up nicely to give to different people.
Here’s how I did it:
I wanted the wrapping to look as luxurious as the chocolates so raided my fabric & ribbon stash. I used black tissue paper & mixed it with gold wrapping paper & silver organza fabric. I divided the chocolates up into groups and cut the paper to just under A4 size, with the fabric about half an inch wider.
Then position the chocolates in the centre of the paper & pull up the four corners into the middle. Wrap the excess around the middle & tie up with a matching ribbon. That’s it! Just repeat with the remaining chocolates & you’ve got some lovingly wrapped chocolates ready to give out. These are great to keep in the house, ready to give out to people who bring an unexpected gift or as a thank you for teachers, the postie or even the dog walker!
I split one large box of Lindt chocolates into four different presents. Not a bad way to spread some festive cheer! I’m really pleased with how they turned out & I’m glad I’m such a ribbon hoarder, as it meant I had contrasting ribbon.
What do you think? Are you doing a handmade Christmas? Have you got any tips to share? Would love to hear about them! x