It’s always nice to say thank you with some chocolates, isn’t it? We were recently invited to take part in the Nominate A Friend campaign hosted by chocolatiers Lily O’Brien’s. The idea behind the campaign was to express your love and gratitude to one of your favourite people with a gorgeous box of personalised chocolates, made, of course, by Lily O Brien’s.
I chose my dad, not least to say thank you for everything he has done for me, but particularly to thank him for the 24/7 care he takes looking after my mum who has a number of health issues. At 78 and with one or two health problems himself, that’s no mean feat.
He is also a fantastic grandpa (or Taid as we say in Wales) to Caitlin and Ieuan and, whether it’s teaching them to play the piano, paint, draw, make bread and muffins or just play hide ‘n’ seek, he always makes time to spend with them.
So many of us rely on our parents to help with childcare and you could argue that many grandparents are unsung heroes when it comes to offering time and support long after they probably hoped that they could put their feet up!
Dad’s box of chocolates arrived with one of his favourite photos on the top – with Caitlin and Ieuan of course – and the Keepsake Photo Box contains a generous selection of 60 chocolates from Lily O’Brien’s new Elite Collection.
Inside there’s find Zesty Orange Chocolate, Key Lime Pie, Himalayan Salted Caramel, Sticky Toffee, Death by Chocolate, Le Crunch Chocolat, Honeycomb, Almond Crunch, Espresso and Marbellini.
Obviously, we had to help dad out with some of them – particularly the Himalayan Salted Caramel and Key Lime Pie!
If you would like to order your own box, all you have to do is visit the website, upload your favourite image and Lily O’Brien’s will frame it on the lid for you and deliver it to your loved one. You’ll find a number of other personalised boxes with various layouts to choose from.
With the end of term approaching, this would be a lovely teacher’s gift which could be shared out in the staffroom. I’m told shareable gifts are the most popular!
We thought the quality of the box, both in terms of contents and presentation was great and it made a really lovely surprise for dad.