Selfridges Christmas Hampers

Another day, another Great British department store!

I’ve been running around for the last week trying to get things sorted for Christmas.

I’m going away next week and want to have as much done as possible before then. This has meant getting something of a fuel injection of Christmas spirit! The shops are all pumping out jingle bells and choir choruses, everything twinkles or glitters, and so far Selfridges seems to be leading the pack when it comes to window displays!

They say the circumference of Selfridges is a mile, and much of it is covered in… Christmas.

It’s well worth stopping for a peek!

I don’t want to spoil it for you…

…but there’s even a ruddy unicorn!

A PINK ONE.

There’s a golden taxi and a hat tipping Paddington bear surrounded by marmalade, naturally.

Upstairs you’ll find “Le Chalet”.

A newly spruced up festive restaurant!

You look out over London, wrapped in a snuggly blanket while people bring you delicious things to eat.

This is pretty much my dream scenario to be honest!

If you’re wondering why the restaurant is quite so quiet, it’s because it wasn’t open.

I snuck up early with a handful of food bloggers, to take a peek at the new Christmas hampers on offer.

If there’s one thing Selfridges is known for, it’s the food hall!

You can pick up everything from sushi, to salt beef sandwiches, Pinkberry, caviar, champagne, fresh flowers, dim sum… if you can think it, you can eat it.

So who better to put together a foodie Christmas hamper?!

They come in various sizes and various prices, ranging from £5,000 to £50!

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The £5,000 one wasn’t on display. Pretty disappointing. I’d have liked to have gotten inside it, closed the lid and chomped my way through the lot!

Thankfully there were nibbles on offer to soften the blow.

And coffee, coffee always helps!

We sat down for a bite of breakfast.

And one last rummage through the hampers,

Before sneaking off for a whirl around the shop floor.

How adorable are these Christmas stockings?! Do you hang a stocking on Christmas eve?

I would very much like to find this chap in mine.

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I’ve always been a big fan of Paddington Bear, so I’m thrilled to see he’s making a comeback!

Must have been grizzly for him to think the world had forgotten about him… I can’t bear to imagine.

We left a few stragglers inside, they’d gotten swept away by the excitement!

And wrapped up again for one last stroll around the glittering window displays.

Grey floral dress (FINALLY back in stock!)

Alpaca coatHighst version

Black tights // Smoking slippers (similar) // Chanel Boy bag

Remembrance poppy

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It’s well worth a trip if you’re in need of a little Christmassy pick-me-up!

You have to stop for a photo. It would almost be trees-on not to!

Get up fir-ly close and snap away!

Oh and if you’re in the UK and have a second, please text POPPY to 70020, to donate £3.

Remembrance Sunday has been and gone, but you can still remember the fallen and help their families.

It’ll immediately *pop* a bit of warmth into your heart and can be your random act of kindness for the day! Who knows what kind of good karma could come your way…

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  • mholt1

    Those hampers look incredible! And I’m seriously jealous of your hair right now.

    Beautiful as always Rosie. Please take me with you next time? xx

    • Nicole Madon

      how can you be jealous of that hair? oh my god get a treatment!!!

      • Abi

        I hope someone gifts you some good manners this Christmas, clearly you are lacking your own.

  • love your pictures. I can’t wait for Christmas to come 🙂

    I’m running a “Naked pallet” giveaway, if you’re interested, check this link:
    little taste of heaven

  • So much love for Paddington Bear. There’s a multi-coloured glitter one just down from Selfridges, opposite Bond Street Station!

    Love the look of the Chalet. Will definitely be down to check it out over December 🙂 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • The Christmas mood is kicking in. How I loved being in London this time – last year.

  • Your posts are like Christmas presents Rose! I love reading them, especially as a break from all of my coursework that has to be in this week. Looking forward to handing it in and being able to get stuck into Christmas! xxx
    Lucy @ la-lingua.blogspot.com

  • Oh, I was supposed to go to this but as it was early and I don’t like in London I wimped out – wish I had not now, because then we would have been finally able to catch up!

    (Are you free on the 2nd or the 3rd? Twitter DM me!)

  • I love that dress! x http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl

  • Emily Nugent

    I missed the Selfridge’s Christmas window last year so I’m determined to get into London and see it this year! Gorgeous post as always, Rosie.

  • Selfridges looks amazing this Christmas!

  • Oh my I can’t wait till the Christmas decorations hit the stores here in the Nertherlands! You look beautiful and I’m super curious what you got your mum for Christmas as I am struggling finding that perfect gift for her this year!

    Liefs,
    Yara

  • Kira MacKenzie

    Stoked to see someone else is in the Christmas spirit already! Was feeling a bit lonely over here in all my holiday cheer x Those foodie baskets look divine, and I have a feeling Le Chalet will somehow beckon me out to make a day of it! Thank you again for a lovely post, such a wonderful way to wake up in the morning!

    http://www.thejetsetjournals.com

  • Hmmmm it just doesn’t feel right…it feels we’ve started to ‘celebrate’ Christmas in August. It’s not about buy-sell, windows and lights. Yes, it’s all part of it but it’s not the essence. Spread it across a few months…make ten drinks with one spoonful of coffee…watery, weak, uninspiring! I know I’m waiting for a bit longer with all that Christmassy fever!

    http://Www.allnnothing.com

  • Another gorgeous post Rose 🙂 I managed to stay away from the biscuits but got through a lovely cup of tea and a Protein muffin whilst reading. I can’t wait to put my tree up – but I will, well to December 5th anyway! Have fun wherever you are heading!

    http://thenorthernninja.blogspot.co.uk/

    xXx

  • Amber Rhodes

    What a gorgeous looking store. If I ever come to England I will have to visit.
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

  • ah looks like it was a good breakfast. I was sad to have missed it!

  • Queenie Lee

    Selfridges always have such amazing displays! Oh and that polar bear looks so squishy and soft – I want one! xxx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • Such a cute post Rosie! Im well in the festive spirit too! Im going to paris this weekend and they are turning on the Christmas Lights! Yay!

    Michaela X

    http://www.lifeofaladybear.com

  • Cate Elise

    Thanks for the number at the end Rosie, I wasn’t sure how to donate now that the people with poppies had disappeared! 🙂
    Cannot wait for a trip to Selfridges, it’s a Christmas ritual! Have you ever seen the film ‘The Greatest Store In The World’ where a family move into a department store? When I was a kid I always wanted that to be my life…and Selfridges was the store I wanted to live in, haha!
    xxxx

    The perks of being
    a hipster – Zoella & Tanya Burr Product Giveaway!

  • Charlotte Jones

    Must go here! Love your photos, you always look so timelessly chic.

    http://www.whatcharlottewore.blogspot.co.uk

  • Selfridges looks wonderful! Nothing like a one stop shop for shopping, lunch and snooping. Love it

    SundayswithStephanie.blogspot.com

  • Christmas window shopping is the best! We don’t have Selfridges here but Macy’s traditionally does some spectacular windows as does the swankier Neiman Marcus.

  • Десислава Цветанова

    I love, love, love every single post on your blog! But this one is amazing!! I’m so excited for Christmas! And it would be great to spend some day a Christmas in London!
    Greetings from Bulgaria!

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com/

  • Food Hampers are such a good idea, my Dad loves his cheese and breads – would be a lovely treat! Selfridges just looks amazing this year!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • I haven’t shopped in selfridges in years! But a mile worth of christmas makes me want to stop in!

  • Your blog always makes me want to jump on a train to London and leave Cambridge for a few days – especially at Christmas time. Ps, I looooove the coat Xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rachel Harris

    Selfridges looks so beautiful at Christmas! the food looks amazing too – your photos are brilliant!
    Rachel x Sparkles and Starlight

  • Harry Daly

    Flippin’ LOVE Christmas. I’ll be popping some festive tunes on when I drive home later!

  • The Chalet looks well worth a visit! Always love looking at Christmas windows.

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Selfridges looks so cute during the Christmas season!! I absolutely love the idea of being wrapped in a blanket while looking out over London!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.wordpress.com/

  • Peppermint Dolly

    It looks fantastic!! I’m really looking forward to getting into the place and having a good rummage around!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.wordpress.com

  • I just bought my kids a collection of Paddington stories. It’s our new favorite book to read before bed! I would love to meet up with my girlfriends and wrap up in a cozy blanket for a bite to eat! I’m trying to hold out till Thanksgiving here before I start the Christmas decor. London looks lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    Erin
    Upsideofchaos.com

  • I love your wrap jacket and the pairing of a dress and tights! The feminine look for fall!

    Liz
    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  • wow! I remember buying tea there when I was over… I loved that place!

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Beth Spooner

    How cute is that big polar bear toy you’re cuddling? Would love someone to get me that for Christmas! This has definitely got me in the christmas spirit – thanks Rosie!
    Beth, Bdazzles

  • Joelle

    I love a good ol’ Christmas hamper!
    PS If anyone wants to chip in and get me the £5000 one, I’ve love you forever! 😉

    Joelle
    xx
    FebruaryGirl.

  • Looks so great and the food looks amazing!

    http://addalittle.wordpress.com – a teenager with a passion for healthy, wholesome cooking

  • MTravelsLondon .

    I am relocating to London next month, and this already looks amazing.

    Margaret
    http://mtravelslondon.blogspot.com/

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    oh so cute! 🙂

    ladies in navy

  • Ahhhhhh I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

  • Teresa

    Hi Rosie, so glad to read about your adventures in the big Yellow store, working there its always lovely to read what other people think…. lovely post and pictures are gorgeous.
    Teresa
    http://www.tcake.blogspot.com

  • Such pretty pictures 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • Emma

    Lucky you! Selfridges hampers are always a treat to get.

    And it’s never Christmas until you’ve taken a stroll past their windows – always do it every year!

    Em | Hmm maybe…

  • The very best time in the year is creepin’ up on us, and I’m loving it!! The sparkles, the green and red and gold, the snuggly clothes… my heart can’t even begin to take it!!
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Laura Milroy

    I wish the British store display trend hit north america a bit more. So far, it’s pretty disappointing compared to what you’re showing us! Although it’s pretty hard to beat a gold taxi.

    xoxo Laura
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • Cynthia

    This really is my favorite time of the year! I can’t wait for everything to really begin looking like the holiday season.

    Also, Rosie your hair looks AMAZING here! Did you do anything differently?

  • Oh my, you have such *fabulous* hair!

  • Laura

    Nothing more festive than a Christmas hamper!

    Love your beautiful coat!

    http://www.whatlauradoesnext.co.uk

  • Christmas!
    Before I moved to England, I always had laugh about such an early Christmas shopping. But now, I totally understand why it is this way… London lifeis so quick and active, that you really need to start preparing for Christmas in advance!

  • Abby

    That looks like my kind of cafe! Anywhere with blankets and food is automatically my favorite!

    http://www.bunewmedia.net/madtripping/

  • Emily Young

    Wow! Someday I will hopefully get to see Selfridges Christmas window display! I’ll have to settle for the Macy’s window display in Chicago this Thanksgiving instead. To answer your question, we love to hang our stockings up on Christmas eve! So much fun to stuff my parents stockings too. I’ve been brainstorming on what to put in them this year…. Maybe you could write a post: Stocking Stuffers 101.

  • Omg. To be in London for the holidays…would be AMAZING. Would love to see all of the different stores you guys have! I was in Dublin once for Christmas and couldn’t believe the displays…LONDON is next on my list!

    xo

    kels
    http://www.excusemyblog.com

  • Love Christmas mood in Selfridges. It looks amazing every year, need to visit.
    FashionAddicted

  • This looks amazing, I always plan a trip to London every December to get a good dose of Christmas in my life! I can’t wait for this year’s trip! http://www.josephinepenelope.com

  • Lauren

    Lovely photos!

    Check out my Christmas giveaway | http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  • I really really wanna go to Selfridges and see that Paddington bear. I think I will never grow up!
    mrsinlondon.co.uk

  • Megan Parsons

    Things like this make me wish I was still living in London! Although, we do have some pretty amazing ways to celebrate Christmas here in New York but no store quite like that! Xoxo

    Megan http://allthebrightlights.co/

  • Christine

    Ahh, I always want to press my nose to the glass of beautiful shop windows decorated for Christmas!

    http://awayfromthesafeharbor.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-ponte-vecchio-at-sunset.html

  • I were in London for two weeks ago and Selfridge is such a great department store! Love it!!

    http://annlooos.blogspot.com

  • Amy Duncan

    Don’t have to tell me twice! Booked already 🙂
    http://www.highlystrungstyle.com
    Amy x

  • This looks like a true Winter Wonderland to me! It still feels like Summer here in LA…

    xx, Kristi
    http://www.currentlycrushing.com

  • It looks magical! Would be super cute to get those stockings and pop a present in them for my besties instead of wrapping !

  • Great photos, and you look beautiful as well Rosie! That post was just what I needed to get me into the Christmas Spirit. We had our Remembrance Day in Canada on Nov. 11 this year so no more holidays until Christmas! Yay!

    I love Christmas crackers so much. They’re a staple in my house throughout Christmas day. I’m originally from South Africa and so are my parents. It just seemed natural to have and they sell them in Canada so I assumed everyone knew. But I found out so many of my friends don’t know about them. It was so much fun introducing the crackers to them!

    Hope you’re keeping warm Rosie. I love reading your posts.

    xx
    Hannah

    chronicleofagirl.wordpress.com

  • Kate

    I wish that we had places this great in the states!

    Kate
    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • ninegrandstudent

    Shock horror, but I’ve never been to Selfridges! I’m hoping someone sends me vouchers for my 21st (in three weeks, eek!) so I can go have a spend in there! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • BerryBloomXO

    I love these! How lovely are they! This definitely gets me in the festive spirit and you look gorgeous! <3

    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
    also on BLOGLOVIN

  • Ahhh this totally makes me want to come home for Christmas. Christmas in Australia just isn’t the same!

  • Oh my goodness, what a great day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Fee

    I love Selfridges at Christmas 🙂 Also you look amazing here, so wintry and beautiful!

  • I’m dying to go to Le Chalet! I’ve read so much about it!

    http://www.eatwearwander.com

  • Those hampers! *heart eyed emoji* If only I could afford the £5000 one, I would be a very happy wench!

    That breakfast looks amazing as well. Seriously jealous!

    Rachel x

    The Inelegant Wench

  • Selfridges really is such a magical place come Christmas time!!

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

  • Emma and Emily

    Gorgeous photos Rose! You are definitely getting me in the Christmas spirit!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • Those hampers, that unicorn, that gold car!! Ahhhh looks incredible. Love London at Xmas. Thanks for chirping the festive spirit. Rosie x
    http://rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/pimms-salad.html

  • This made me feel all warm and christmassy, London looks so cute at this time of year!

    http://alexrichwrites.blogspot.co.uk

  • What a lovely blog! I’m new and found you through Bloglovin’! I’m all the way across the pond in Michigan and love seeing photos of London as I haven’t been since 2004. That restaurant looked amazing!!

    All the best,
    Cait McCann Vincent
    http://www.theladiesmccann.com

  • Oh how I wish I lived in London sometimes. What a magic time of year. It looks like a beautiful shop, and the food looks delish!

    Happy holidays xo

  • Chara Malioti

    Have to go to selfridges! Now! Literally!
    https://hashtagieatout.wordpress.com