Thursday, 9 September 2010

Feeling hot, hot, hot, hot

No not me.
Although I am feeling quite pleased with myself.
I've just completed a Christmas present for a friend of ours.
Yes I know it's only September, but I had an idea when I saw this shower gel a couple of weeks ago and just had to get it done.
A friend of G's loves spicy food and he loves cooking (yes I do know he can't eat the shower gel!)

and I knew you could buy this, so it started a theme going

and now along with those items he has a tub of Cheese and Chilli Pringles, Harissa paste, a bottle of Hot Pepper sauce, a grinder with chilli and garlic, a Moroccan tagine paste, a Cajun spice rub and a grow your own Mexican food kit all presented in a planter which he can use for his seedlings once they start sprouting. I hope he likes it. I certainly enjoyed putting it all together.


  1. Great idea!

    Shirl x

  2. that is a good idea, i love putting together hampery type things x

  3. I love this type of gift - Have you seen the thread for "hampers" on MSE? I bought some chocolate with Chilli in St Ives - it was gorgeous. xxx

  4. What an explosive surprise you will make him! :)

  5. Wow - brilliant idea!! Did you know you can also get Extra Strong mints with chilli now?

    Chocolate and chilli - yum!

  6. Great idea. did the same for DH one year for christmas. Orange chocolate was the theme. So I brought lots of different ones.
    Its funny though as he barely touches orange chocolate now.

    Sorry if you get this message loads of times, have tried 3times now and keep getting kicked out dont know if its blogger playing badly. Arghhhhh!

    MBB x

  7. What a good idea .. I've been thinking about doing hamper style presents this year. I'd love to receive one myself with lots of little things!
    Love Kathy xxx

  8. That looks a 'hot' idea ;)

    Shall be looking out for that gel - think my big son would love that - probably wake him up in the mornings ;)

  9. Fab! I love making gifts like that! I once made a friends mum an Italian hamper becasue we were going on holiday there!!

  10. I love giving gift basket presents with a theme, they're much more fun - like stockings for grown ups!

    Victoria xx

  11. Looks great - it's a brilliant idea!! Kelly and I did something like that one year for Victoria's mum and dad!! They loved it!!