It’s Amarula time!!

Recently I shared with you my entry for the AMARULA BLOGGER COMPETITION. My idea was for a New Mom’s Gift Hamper and guess what….

The winner of Amarula’s gifting inspiration competition for South African bloggers is Kathryn Rossiter of

Yes, I’m the winner!! Thank you to all of you for your suggestions of things you missed when you were pregnant. I included many of your suggestions in my hamper including Amarula, soft cheeses, dark chocolate, coffee, sushi and biltong.

The judges included Estee Kershoff, Elle Deco’s managing editor; Jane Broughton, contributor to Food & Home Entertaining; Samantha Laura Kaye, celebrity and blogger; and members of the Amarula marketing team, and the chose my entry for its “refreshing originality”.

“The range of entries certainly demonstrated how versatile this original brand can be for so many different occasions and for so many different types of people,” said Amarula brand manager for South Africa, Christelle Bester. “But this was an idea that really stood out. It really highlighted just how much you can make someone feel extra-special and truly treated when you give them Amarula,” Bester added.

My hamper idea is featured in the top photo but if you’re looking for a few other ideas of how to create a unique gift hamper for someone special, take a look at the other suggestions they have put together on their website here: or see some of the hampers below…..

Amarula example of chef gift hamper (LR)

Amarula example of coffee gift hamper LR)

Amarula example of fondue gift hamper (LR)

And now I get to enjoy a year’s supply of this delicious drink and have a year’s supply to give away too to a reader who shared their favourite Amarula memory and was randomly drawn from all the entries…. Megan Hartwig (who also happened to be very supportive of my campaign on Twitter – thanks Megs!) Well done! Please mail me your delivery details.

Now, if you need me I’ll be sipping my Amarula on ice, watching the sunset! Unfortunately it will be in back garden and NOT on safari but I’m hoping I’ll win a safari trip soon and I’ll definitely be taking a few bottles with me!

Images: Top – Kathryn Rossiter; Bottom x3 – supplied

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Whoop whoop…you have made my week *Happy Dance* 🙂 I am literally dancing around in my office!!! Thank you so much!!! Much love xxxx

  2. Congrats! I was just saying to my friend the other day that the first alcoholic drink I have after my pregnancy is a tall glass of Amarula and ice. Delicious!

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