The House of Eden Hamper Review and Giveaway

Christmas is quickly approaching. Even lockdown doesn’t stop Santa.

This year I’m making a conscious effort to buy gifts from local, independent businesses. 2020 has been a strange year to say the least and smaller businesses need our support more than ever. It’s been a great way to discover new companies and find unique gifts for my family and friends.

I’ve recently discovered Newton Aycliffe based business, The House of Eden. They are newly established and sell a wide range of one-size clothing, accessories, homeware and home fragrances.

The House of Eden have a stand alone shop on Ricknall Avenue in Newton Aycliffe which is currently closed but their product range is also available on their website. They also have mobile store in a converted horsebox called Hettie which tours shows, markets and various events in the North East of England (in more normal times).

The House of Eden recently sent me one of their mix and match hampers which can be purchased direct from them. The hampers contain £50 worth of products and cost £39.99. They’re made up individually so each one is unique.

My hamper contained 6 things, including homeware, bath and accessories. They were all beautifully presented in a basket.

I love the wire basket that the hamper comes in. It’s strong and sturdy and completely reusable once you’ve used up your products.

My hamper contained some great products –

Marseilles Soap – Fleur D’Oranger

Made using a traditional ‘Marseilles’ recipe  the soap has a gorgeous Orange Blossom fragrance. It contains sustainable, responsibly sourced palm oil from Indonesia that is certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard. It smells absolutely amazing, I don’t use soap usually but I actually really like this. It creates a smooth, soft lather and the scent last really well on your skin after using.

Beauty Wise Words Wooden Plaque

The wooden plaque is made using sustainable materials and printed onto FSC birch wood. With an inspiring quote about what beauty really is, it would make a great gift for a teenage girl or someone who needs reminding how special they are.

Metallic Effect Antique-style Tealight Votives

The gold antique-effect votive will look amazing on my Christmas table this year. It looks so bright and sparkly with a tealight burning inside.  If bought individually it only costs £4.99 too, which I think is a great bargain.

To-Do list pad

Who doesn’t need a to-do list? I am the queen of lists so I was grateful to see this Santoro gorjuss pad in my hamper. It has a magnet on the back so it’s now stuck to our fridge and I’m using it to list things that need replacing on the food shop.

Black Orchid Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candle

The hand-poured soy wax candle is my favourite thing from the hamper. It’s locally hand-poured in Bishop Auckland and smells absolutely amazing. It comes in an elegant glass jar which contains 180ml of strong, fragrant wax. I am so impressed with the scent, it’s a rich, strong scent which captures a luxurious blend of black truffle and ylang-ylang, mingled with fresh bergamot and delicious blackcurrant. The candle has a minimum burn time of 30-35 hours and the smell really permeates the air, even when the flame is no longer burning.

Pashmina-style Billy Scarf 

Last but not least was this beautiful scarf. It’s 45% Polyester and 55% Viscose and has so many uses. It’s super soft so perfect for wearing around your neck, as a  breastfeeding cover or even as a cover up at the beach. I love the colour and can’t wait to wear it on warmer days.

I really like the hamper and the products included. They are all things I would use and they are all lovely quality. I would highly recommend The House of Eden for Christmas gifts this year, I can’t wait to pop along for a visit when the store reopens.

One of my lucky blog readers can also win their own hamper. If you’re like to enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form below and keep an eye on your emails after 26th November.

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* I was sent the hamper in return for a review. I have not been compensated for the giveaway.



  1. Iain
    11th November 2020 / 2:22 pm

    Mini Christmas Gonks – Set of 3

    • Rebecca roberts
      20th November 2020 / 3:00 pm

      Old style Dutch pot

  2. Susan Hoggett
    11th November 2020 / 2:25 pm

    love the Lego Mini-figure Soap Bar

  3. Richard M Johnson
    11th November 2020 / 2:53 pm

    Old Style Dutch Pot

  4. kim neville
    11th November 2020 / 4:18 pm

    I like the Candle Globe Athena

  5. Suan
    11th November 2020 / 5:21 pm

    Ithaca Handbag with Detachable Inner Bag – more colours available

  6. Sharon Hirst
    11th November 2020 / 5:26 pm

    The old style Dutch pots look good

  7. Emmaline
    11th November 2020 / 6:31 pm

    I love a reed diffuser and bergamot is my fave smell so my favourite product on the website would have to be Italian Bergamot and Oakmoss Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser. x

    • Claire Little
      20th November 2020 / 11:14 pm

      the Lego Mini-figure Soap Bar

  8. Joanne Darnell
    11th November 2020 / 6:54 pm

    love the candle

  9. Andrea Fletcher
    11th November 2020 / 7:10 pm

    I like the outline tree with santa on a plinth.

  10. christine reid
    11th November 2020 / 7:59 pm

    Eden scent candle sounds good, it would also make a nice present

  11. Linda Jones
    11th November 2020 / 10:29 pm

    The kimonos are gorgeous, lovely prints

  12. kim
    11th November 2020 / 11:22 pm

    I would have loved the Mini Christmas Gonks but they’re sold out.

  13. Nageena Ahmed
    11th November 2020 / 11:32 pm

    I like this candle on the website The Old Saw Mill Co. – Pomegranate Noir Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candle.

  14. Tracy Nixon
    12th November 2020 / 4:37 am

    I love the look of their Marseilles Soap – Fleur de Coton!

  15. Caroline
    12th November 2020 / 8:57 am

    the dutch pots are nice, I like anything blue

  16. Elizabeth Yeates
    12th November 2020 / 3:40 pm

    The sea green silver glass votives are beautiful.

  17. clair downham
    12th November 2020 / 3:54 pm

    the black orchid candle thankyou

  18. Kelly Roxanne smith
    12th November 2020 / 6:05 pm

    You have so many beautiful items but I especially love the Marseilles Soap – Fleur de Coton thanks ❤️

  19. Nikki Hayes
    12th November 2020 / 6:59 pm

    I love the Black Orchid Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser Set – I love to use a diffuser in the lounge rather than traditional air freshener!

  20. Annabel Greaves
    12th November 2020 / 7:28 pm

    I love the old style Dutch pots

  21. 13th November 2020 / 10:45 am

    The Old Style Dutch Pot in Green – I’d love one of each of the designs

  22. Natalie Burgess
    13th November 2020 / 2:12 pm

    The old style Dutch pots xx

  23. 14th November 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Love the old style Dutch pots

  24. Carole Nott
    14th November 2020 / 8:33 pm

    I like the diffuser sets – especially Italian Bergamot and Oakmoss Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser

  25. Andrea Upton
    15th November 2020 / 4:51 pm

    Triple wooden photo frame

  26. Michelle Smith
    16th November 2020 / 2:48 pm

    Inspired by flower bomb eau de Parfum sounds great

  27. Kelly Wheelhouse
    16th November 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I love the LEGO mini figure soap bars

  28. Margaret Gallagher
    16th November 2020 / 3:19 pm

    Mini lego soap bars – so many beauties

  29. 16th November 2020 / 4:04 pm

    I love home fragrance so for me the Black Pepper, Lemon and Ginger Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser sounds wonderful.

  30. Charlotte isobelle
    16th November 2020 / 4:18 pm

    The old style pots are all beautiful xx

  31. Margaret Clarkson
    16th November 2020 / 4:27 pm

    Zinc Pitcher – it is so stylish

  32. Sarah Fielding
    16th November 2020 / 4:35 pm

    Italian Bergamot and Oak Moss Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candle

  33. Charmian Filewood
    16th November 2020 / 4:35 pm

    Love the Sea Green Silver Glass Votives

  34. Tracy Newton
    16th November 2020 / 4:36 pm

    The black pepper, lemon and ginger candle. It is hand poured in my home town ♥️

  35. Jeanette Swift
    16th November 2020 / 6:43 pm

    Lime Basil and Mandarin Eco-friendly Soy Wax Melts sounds divine.

  36. tracy james
    16th November 2020 / 7:42 pm

    i love the dutch pots

  37. Jo F
    16th November 2020 / 8:23 pm

    I like the cho kimono

  38. 16th November 2020 / 9:29 pm

    I love the Brussels Sprouts Felt Wreath! What a fantastic bit of fun x

  39. Jade
    17th November 2020 / 12:38 am

    I like the red bauble heart wreath

  40. Amy bondoc
    17th November 2020 / 6:25 am

    the Old Style Dutch Pot – Teal is very pretty

  41. Samantha Jayne Brown
    17th November 2020 / 11:29 am


  42. Valerie Seal
    17th November 2020 / 1:56 pm

    I like the Flora Maxi Bag. My bags are so tatty!

  43. Tina H
    17th November 2020 / 2:45 pm

    I love the Black Orchid Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser Set. So many lovely things to choose from.

  44. Donna S
    17th November 2020 / 4:44 pm

    Vintage Glass Lantern Globes

  45. adrian price
    17th November 2020 / 5:28 pm

    i love the Old Style Dutch Pot – Teal – flower pots

  46. Michelle Ferguson
    17th November 2020 / 6:35 pm

    I love the pray for payday purse, very apt for me

  47. Jennifer Toal
    17th November 2020 / 8:40 pm

    The 2 pocket jumpers are nice

  48. Deborah Hambleton
    17th November 2020 / 9:07 pm

    I love the Italian Diamante Skull oversized top

  49. Jemma Dwyer
    17th November 2020 / 10:26 pm

    Old Style Dutch Pot 🙂

  50. Helen Arlow
    18th November 2020 / 8:54 am

    The winter forest deer tealight holder is so pretty and festive. Although it was hard to choose a favourite, as they have so many gorgeous products x

  51. Laura Norcop
    18th November 2020 / 11:59 am

    Old style Dutch pots in teal were my favourite, gorgeous

  52. 18th November 2020 / 2:32 pm

    Zinc Oval Planter with Handles – Set of 2 is definitely something I would buy!!

  53. michelle o'neill
    18th November 2020 / 2:44 pm

    Mini Christmas Gonks

  54. jennifer bolognesi
    19th November 2020 / 2:07 pm

    Marseilles soaps particularily d’orange

  55. Lorna Ledger
    19th November 2020 / 5:10 pm

    Sea Green Silver Glass Votives

  56. Lynn Woodcock
    20th November 2020 / 6:47 am

    I love the look of the brussels sprout felt wreath

  57. Suzanne Gaulton
    20th November 2020 / 10:59 am

    The Soy Candles all sound like they’d smell lovely – the lime, basil & mandarin definitely appeals!

  58. Michelle Henderson
    20th November 2020 / 4:26 pm

    Love the hachi kimono

  59. Alexandra Neagu
    20th November 2020 / 4:44 pm

    oooh the Italian Bergamot and Oakmoss reed diffuser is my fav of theirs

  60. Gemma Clark
    20th November 2020 / 9:04 pm

    I like the look of the black orchid candle x

  61. laura nice
    21st November 2020 / 11:21 am

    I think it would have to be the sea green silver glass votives! Stunning

  62. Mary Baldwin
    21st November 2020 / 1:02 pm

    So many lovely things and I would love many of them, but my favourite is the Winter Red Berry Wreath and I have just the place for it.

  63. Charlotte Carter-Dunn
    21st November 2020 / 4:40 pm

    Wooden Tray with Five Clear Glass Bottles

    These would look fab on my hallway table!

  64. ellie gilmour
    21st November 2020 / 8:50 pm

    i like the Thick Knit Two Pocket Jumper

  65. Victoria Easton
    22nd November 2020 / 9:28 am

    Set of Three Handled Rustic Wooden Boxes

  66. Lorraine
    22nd November 2020 / 9:42 am

    I really love the Etsuko Kimono

  67. Gaynor Vincent
    22nd November 2020 / 10:10 pm

    I love the Sea Green Silver Glass Votives – great colours

  68. betsy ferguson
    23rd November 2020 / 6:24 pm

    the planters are perfect, but this top is my fave / Woollen Plain Panelled Pockets Top

  69. Joanna Tolhurst
    23rd November 2020 / 9:11 pm

    Love the old style dutch pots in teal

  70. Amy Stevens
    23rd November 2020 / 10:41 pm

    Passion Flower Scarf – more colours available

  71. astrid C
    24th November 2020 / 10:00 am

    sea green votives

  72. donna l jones
    24th November 2020 / 12:00 pm

    the dutch pots are nice

  73. Sheri Darby
    24th November 2020 / 6:38 pm

    I love T’was the Night Before Christmas Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candle

  74. Amanda S
    24th November 2020 / 8:43 pm

    The soy wax candles look lovely

  75. Deborah Preston
    24th November 2020 / 10:51 pm

    Rudi Reindeer would be a great decoration this year

  76. joanne coulson
    25th November 2020 / 5:46 am

    I love the Black Pepper, Lemon and Ginger Eco-friendly Reed Diffuser

  77. jamie piper
    25th November 2020 / 8:20 am

    Winter Forest Folk Deer Tealight Holder

  78. Stef Acaster
    25th November 2020 / 9:45 am

    I love the Dutch style plant pots and the Lego soaps would make great stocking fillers

  79. Catherine Booker
    25th November 2020 / 10:24 am

    Lime Basil and Mandarin Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candle looks good but so did everything!

  80. Natalie Crossan
    25th November 2020 / 10:35 am

    the Italian Diamante Skull oversized top

  81. Jessica Barber
    25th November 2020 / 11:35 am

    Oooooh so many gorgeous products! My favorite has to be the Ithaca Handbag with Detachable Inner Bag as it looks so handy and stylish!

  82. Tracy Hanson
    25th November 2020 / 11:57 am

    That was a hard decision but love:

    Rudi Reindeer with Red Tummy Standing Decoration

  83. Alison Rees
    25th November 2020 / 12:05 pm

    Soft Floral Printed Scarf – Pink Is my favourite

  84. Megan
    25th November 2020 / 12:14 pm

    I love the kimonos.

  85. Rachel Hockley
    25th November 2020 / 12:15 pm

    Lego and scrabble name magnet would be perfect for my sons room

  86. Adrian Bold
    25th November 2020 / 12:16 pm

    I like the Italian Bergamot and Oak Moss Eco-friendly Soy Wax Candles

  87. Laura Corrall
    25th November 2020 / 12:16 pm

    I really love the Lego Mini-figure Soap Bar. I have two little ones and with the current situation this would be great for them. As we love lego and they will be eagerly washing their hands to get the lego.

  88. Adrian Bold
    25th November 2020 / 12:20 pm

    I enjoyed reading the 10 Tips For Starting A Business Alongside Raising A Family article

  89. Selena Longworth
    25th November 2020 / 1:22 pm

    I love the beautiful selection of scarfs ❤️

  90. Patricia Avery
    25th November 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Sea Green Silver Glass Votives are gorgeous

  91. Rebecca Whatmore
    25th November 2020 / 2:58 pm

    Lego mini figure scent bars

  92. Pam Smith
    25th November 2020 / 3:25 pm

    The Gold Leaf Star Votives

  93. Alison Barker
    25th November 2020 / 6:10 pm

    Passion Flower Scarf

  94. 25th November 2020 / 6:16 pm

    I love the Oak & Lego Wall-Mounted Key Hanger

  95. Sheena Read
    25th November 2020 / 6:51 pm

    Winter Scarves

  96. Alison
    25th November 2020 / 7:34 pm

    The Mimosa soap

  97. Fiona Johnstone
    25th November 2020 / 8:28 pm

    I love the Amira Brown chunky Infinity Scarf. Looks so cosy.

  98. Kate Cunningham
    25th November 2020 / 8:36 pm

    I like the Rainbow Spotty Knitted Tunic & Scarf

  99. sharon martin
    25th November 2020 / 8:57 pm

    I like the Marseilles Soaps

  100. Victoria Bazley
    25th November 2020 / 9:53 pm

    I really love the Brussels Sprouts Felt Wreath

  101. Orange23
    25th November 2020 / 10:00 pm

    Pear and freesia eau de parfum

  102. Carol Cliffe
    25th November 2020 / 10:29 pm

    I love the old style Dutch pots in various colours

  103. Tammy Neal
    25th November 2020 / 10:53 pm

    Eden scent candle sounds good

  104. Violet Phillippo
    25th November 2020 / 11:14 pm

    I’d love the Winter Wonderland Wreath!

  105. Fiona Foskett
    25th November 2020 / 11:36 pm

    Brussels Sprouts Felt Wreath

  106. Amanda Kahs
    25th November 2020 / 11:45 pm

    the woodland wreath with hedgehog is lovely

  107. Patricia Barrett
    26th November 2020 / 1:24 am

    I like the look of the Candle Globe Athena

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