It’s my best friend’s birthday next week and I just don’t know what to get him. He’s already got a massive collection of colognes, no I don’t want to get him another bottle of S*** Chenin Blanc (don’t get me wrong, I love S*** Chenin Blanc, it’s just that it’s become the commonest of gifting options) and guys don’t buy clothes for each other. I’m so baffled that I’m considering showing up at the party with that bottle of Chenin Blanc after all. How does that reflect on me? I come across as an indifferent friend who lacks imagination and motivation.
Let’s face it guys, all of us have been in a similar situation at some point. Well today I discovered something interesting. A unique concept, which I thought makes for a perfect gift. Especially if your friend is an avid foodie. Why not gift him a food hamper?
As its name suggests, The Gourmet Box is, quite literally, a box full of goodies, sent to your doorstep. The new Mumbai-based gourmet service requires you to order this box for yourself, or for someone else. The brains behind this idea, Himanshi and Janice, avid epicureans themselves, painstakingly pick a series of local and foreign gourmet food products. The result — complete indulgence.
I just loved the packaging with the cute logo on it. And the black bow tied so elegantly just adds to the charm of receiving something interesting at your doorstep.
The box contained a bunch of delightful treats. This time’s box has a ‘breakfast theme’ and here’s what I found inside.
Dryden & Palmer Rock Candy Sticks – A great and decorative way to enjoy a bit of sugar your tea or coffee. Swirl them in your cup and let the flavours do the talking. (Here’s a confession – my favourite part of the hamper was the mug)
If you’re interested in discovering and enjoying some fun stuff every month, you have the possibility of opting for their monthly gourmet subscription box, which gives you a chance to experiment with interesting products from around the world.
My verdict: An affordable yet stylish gifting option for someone special. If I were you, I’d order one more box just for myself. Bon Appétit!
The July box costs Rs. 1250 and you can order them on thegourmetbox.in