Making the most of the end of the summer

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BBQs, picnics, camping, music festivals and more...

Have you had a great summer so far? Importantly, what are your plans to end the summer in style?

Make it a memorable one with an extra special addition to your end of summer plans – one of our amazing hampers.

They are the perfect accompaniment to a buzzing BBQ, a posh picnic, a classy garden party, a last minute stay-cation and a brilliant day at the beach. They're even worthy of a music festival feast.

Be inspired by our ‘making the most of the last of the summer’ ideas!



Time for a BBQ

If the weather hold, a BBQ sizzling with all of your favourites, from steak to kebabs to halloumi, is one of the best ways to make the most of the last of the summer evenings.

As autumn draws in and drizzle threatens to dampen any al fresco dining experience, make the most of some outdoor cooking whilst you can.

Gather friends and family to eat together. Light the firepit to extend your enjoyment of the summer evenings. Play card games and enjoy a post-BBQ hot chocolate and marshmallow cooking session.


Throw a garden party

The thought of hosting an indoor party can seem a bit daunting …especially the post-party tidy up! But, don’t be a party pooper this summer, throw the BEST garden party instead.

Grab some end of summer bargains and decorate your outdoor space with fairy lights and solar powered lamps. Gather together as many blankets, cushions and bean bags as you can, put on some chilled out music and host a relaxing garden party allowing your guest to soak up the last of the summer sun.

We highly recommend having some special drinks, perhaps some Prosecco cooling in the drinks fridge. Explore our range of Prosecco hampers

Or you could go more formal and have an afternoon tea garden party – with cucumber sandwiches, jugs of Pimms (we have that too!) and don your finest summer dresses and lounge suits. Make your summer garden party worthy of a royal invitation.

Our Luxury Hampers will go a long way to sorting the catering – both food and drink. Take a look and be prepared to be amazed at the range...

Explore our Luxury Hampers 


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Enjoy a picnic

Is it just us or are picnics something that you forget about before each summer arrives and then remember how nice it is to pack up a basket full of goodies, venture in to the countryside, throw out a blanket and spend the afternoon nibbling away at some favourite picnic treats, as well as sipping on a cool drink?

Whether in the shade of a big tree or by a river, plan one last picnic before the summer is out.

It can be a fun family affair, accompanied by rounders, flying a kite or going for a post-lunch walk.

Or it can be a truly romantic affair...some time to enjoy each others' company. Pack some Champagne or your favourite bubbles to make it extra a flask of coffee, warm jumpers and a couple of extra blankets and indulge in an evening picnic as the sun goes down and the stars come out.

That's what memories are made of....

Explore our Picnic Hampers



Head to the beach

Even on a cloudy day, you can’t beat a trip to the beach.

The British weather doesn’t often mean it’s a sun drenched, sea swimming occasion – but make the best of the UK beach experience with a crabbing, shell collecting, visiting the arcades and enjoying a fish and chip supper.

For the dog lovers, there’s nothing better than seeing Fido jumping in and out of the waves and chasing the seagulls away.

For an extra special beach visit, why not take a bottle of something refreshing and cold. If you have a mini BBQ (and the rules allow), cook some delicious fish and seafood right there on the sand.

With a group of friends or a loved one, make the most of our gorgeous and plentiful coastline, this August and September.

Have you seen our wicker chiller carriers? Choose between English Sparkling Wine or Italian Prosecco  – choices choices...choices...

Explore our English Sparkling Wine and Carrier

Explore our Prosecco Duo



Go camping

Get back to nature and spend some time amongst the trees – we all know they have fantastic healing qualities.

Relax, switch off and go back to basics with a traditional camping trip. Hone your fire lighting skills and your "backwoods cooking".  A standard skill for any good scout.

It doesn’t have to be all about roughing it and foraging for dinner – take with you some extra special treats for cosy evening around the fire.

We highly recommend some nice wine, cocktails and delicious snacks to indulge in around the campfire….even better if you’re glamping!

Get away from it all, but with a little added luxury....

Explore our Sweet Treats Hamper

Explore our Cocktail and Treats Hamper


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Make lasting memories at a music festival

There are still plenty of music festivals planned for the end of the summer – the most famous being the Reading and Leeds Music Festivals, over the August Bank Holiday, of course.

Plus, there’s Carfest South and then Radio 2 Live in early September, if they are more your scene and music taste!

We’re not so good at ‘slumming it’, here at, so make sure you’ve got your little home comforts like a blow up mattress and a decent pillow if you are staying over…or better still book a nearby B&B! Ok…perhaps, that’s not the attitude!

Our top tip for any big end of summer event – be it a festival, fete or local fair, is make sure you have a really good look at the timetable and the site map before you go. Plan all of your must sees and must attends, and then a list of ‘that’ll be good if we can make it or squeeze it in’. Make the most of every moment...

And then, when you get home book in some me-time. It’s always epic attending a festival but also exhausting!

Fun followed by R&R....

Explore our Pamper Hampers



Making the most of a summer full of fun

Whatever you get up to, we hope the bank holiday weekend and early September is filled with making lasting finish off a summer full of fun.

Explore our Summer-inspired Hampers

This blog was posted 2022-08-26 08:23:00