When Cristina Re first launched it was a brand that created wedding packages consisting of striking, patterned stationery, handcrafted by the eponymous designer. Now, the Italian illustrator – and entrepreneur extraordinaire – applies her elegant artistic flair to high-quality tableware, honing in on items that inject a dash of luxury into afternoon tea.
Notably, the designer’s pieces – all 500 or so of them – make up Australia’s largest line of tableware. They feature eye-catching prints with a retro spin, which are applied to fine china edged with sumptuous 24-carat gold trimming for an upscale finish.
A New Concept
After solidifying her expertise in designing both stationery and dinnerware, among other sought-after products, Cristina Re launched a unique concept shop – Where A Girl Goes Store – which serves customers high tea in a high-end salon with a French aesthetic. Intricate pastries such as macaroons are swilled down with gourmet tea blends in this fancy parlour, dreamt up with a fabulously feminine decor in mind.
Yet aside from visiting one of Cristina Re’s flagship stores for cocktails, champagne and cake – she also has a venue in Chengdu, China, which is resplendent with a marble, copper and bronze interior – you can now opt to hold swanky afternoon teas in your own home with her specialised sets instead.
Whether you want to treat loved ones to afternoon tea sessions in your own dining room or prefer to give one (or a few) as the perfect gift for a friend, this hand-selected range means you have plenty of options to choose from, all elegantly packaged in The Pamper Hamper Gifts box with grosgrain ribbon. The delicate goods inside are enveloped in tissue while a thoughtful swing card is attached for any messages you may wish to leave with your present.
Pamper Hamper Gifts have thouroughly enjoyed stocking the stunning Cristina Re products throughout their luxury pamper hampers. Our customers have enjoyed the luxury of being able to send their friends, loved ones, clients and business partners gift hampers that will be enjoyed and loved.
For the friend you want to thank for merely being in your life, consider the Just Because luxury tea hamper. This beautiful set comes with an Age of Elegance striped ebony tea cup from Cristina Re, Asterisk's kitchen biscuit in Rose de Reins flavour, and Waterford Wedgwood English Breakfast fine loose-leaf tea. An aromatic Glasshouse Oahu triple-scented candle sets the scene even further.
Alternatively, we also have the High Society hamper in stock for those who seek the finer things in life, which comes with a gorgeous Cristina Re High Society gold-stripe tea cup, Fiona Wall raspberry swirls biscuits, Waterford Wedgwood English Breakfast loose-leaf tea and a cilantro and orange zest Bora Bora mini candle from Glasshouse. You Are Beautiful Meanwhile, the
For the friend or loved one who needs a pick me up – is complete with a Cristina Re vintage tea strainer with which to prepare your Waterford Wedgwood English Breakfast fine loose-leaf tea. But the centrepiece? A mug emblazoned in the phrase ‘You Are Beautiful’, which needn’t be kept for special occasions.
Or how about the Tea, Candles & Cookies Pamper Hamper? This superb set contains Ovvio No 1 English Breakfast organic tea in loose-leaf tin, an Ecoya Coconut & Elderflower Natural Soy fragranced candle in a Madison jar, one Cristina Re gold and white striped mug and Fiona Wall Fine Foods chocolate chip cookies in a box.
For a seriously sophisticated gift, the Extravagant High Tea Gift Hamper goes down a treat. It features a Glasshouse limited edition Black Tea & Cardamom triple-scented candle with 80 hours of burn time for multiple afternoon teas; two boxed Cristina Re Age of Elegance cups in ebony and blush hues; a High Tea Recipe book and Organic Deitea’s blend of organic Assam and Ceylon black loose leaf tea.