Updated: May 6
Supermarkets are getting in the spirit, the John Lewis Christmas ad is on our TV screens and we’re busy putting together festive orders here at Colleague Box HQ.
Yes, Christmas is a comin’ – pandemic or not! And we all know it’s going to be very different this year.
Everything from the office party to family get-togethers and fun festivities will be affected.
The world has changed, that’s for sure, but what 2020 has highlighted is that we are a kind, caring, thoughtful, grateful and generous nation.
I thought it was quite apt that John Lewis chose to launch their Christmas advert on National Kindness Day and was blown away by the sentiment, ‘Give A Little Love’ (and yes, I did shed a tear!)
Adam and I have been so grateful to everyone who has supported Colleague Box since we started our venture earlier this year and are amazed by the unique ways in which you have all adapted our idea.
Colleague Box started as a way of thanking those who were working from home or furloughed during the first lockdown for their efforts; a way of employers staying in touch with their colleagues.
It was clear to us that people liked giving gifts as a token of their appreciation – and people liked receiving them, too. It’s good to show that, even though we may not be able to be together, they're still in our thoughts.
And so, as we approach gift-giving season, we thought it would be a perfect time to showcase our full range of Christmas boxes – with £1 from each one going to a Derby charity who do wonderful work in the city, Safe & Sound.
All of our Christmas Boxes are delivered contactless, direct to the recipients door and they each have a personalised printed message of your choosing inside to really let them know you care.
Without further ado, we give you...our Christmas Collection:
Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar £14.99
As seen on ITV’s This Morning and Mrs Hinch’s Instagram stories! The world’s first gourmet marshmallow advent calendar -which sold out EVERYWHERE last year – features 12 classic, festive and sweet-inspired flavours including vanilla bean, salted caramel and mint choc chip.
The larger central door for Christmas Day contains a milk chocolate-coated vanilla marshmallow bar.
We have limited stock and they're selling so fast so get yours quick!
Boozy Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar £17.49
This little beauty was also on This Morning and Holly Willoughby said it was her absolute favourite. Who can blame her?
Featuring six fizz, gin and cocktail-inspired flavours, this deliciously-boozy calendar – strictly for grown-ups – has 24 little pieces of heaven behind each door; with a larger, milk chocolate enrobed raspberry and Prosecco flavour marshmallow bar to savour on Christmas morning.
The Christmas Sharing Box £44.99
This is a thing a beauty right?! Just look at all of those delicious festive goodies and treats.
This box is ideal for sending to families, couples and work teams (although we won’t judge if you don’t fancy sharing it! Well, it IS Christmas!)
Each personalised box contains:
Joe & Seph’s Caramel Sauce
Joe & Seph’s Gingerbread Popcorn
Cartwright & Butler Chocolate Fudge
Cartwright & Butler Chocolate Wafer Rounds
Cartwright & Butler Cranberry & Orange Mini Mince Pies
Cocoba Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombe Cracker
4 Cocoba Hot Chocolate Spoons
Cocoba Popping Candy Milk Chocolate Bar
Bag of Milk Chocolate Gold Coins
Sass & Belle Natural Wood Decoration
Please note that all box contents are subject to availability. We will replace all items with a similar item of the same value if unavailability occurs. Actual contents may vary to that pictured.
The Christmas Party Box £29.99
Having a virtual party this Christmas? This box is perfect for that!
Complete with those little extras to bring the party to life (and we don't just mean the booze!) Glittery vodka cocktail not your thing? No problem, choose either Prosecco, Pin Gin, Craft beers or a non-alcoholic drink, instead.
Each personalised box contains:
Glitterball Cocktail - created by Cocktail Delivery. co. uk
Britvic Cranberry juice
20cl Bottle of Prosecco
Courvoisier Brandy miniature 5cl
Joe & Seph’s Prosecco Popcorn
Cocoba Brandy Truffles