On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me…


A hamper full of hon…ey. On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me. What, wait…

Christmas is a time for giving and one of reflection. Honey is the perfect gift and now is the time to start thinking about who, what and when. It’s never been easier to do Christmas shopping, and food shopping, particularly from home than it is today. And so, some clouds do have a silver lining.

Honey is under appreciated and many don’t realise how easy it is to get delicious honey using a few key strokes. Give someone you love or some you don’t love honey and surprise them by the wonderful flavours and aromas from local honey producers. They’ll remember you for it.

If that wasn’t enough, here as some other reasons to consider honey as a gift. Some may see it as an unusual gift…but, unusual is not bad. Honey can be enjoyed by family and friends at the dinner table making festive get-togethers more memorable. Sparking conversation, but, more importantly sparking the taste buds. Elevating yogurt, museli and croissants to the next level.

Someone’s true love gets a their first present on the first day of Christmas, which is when? Christmas Day. Christmas starts a lot earlier for the people buying the presents. Surprise a friend by sending them a copy of the ScrummyHoney twelve days of Christmas honey guide to make Christmas present buying sweet like honey.

Variations of The Twelve Days of Christmas exist in other countries and languages and the way in which it’s delivered has changed over the years. In one popular Scottish version you would have been given ‘An Arabian baboon’ on the fifth day. Who knows what they’d done to deserve that, but, nowadays the sight of a baboon running round one’s living room is not going to impress anyone after all the effort that’s gone into preparing Christmas dinner.

What’s more the song lends itself to parody very well. One for the children or older children would be The Muppets performing with John Denver, 1979 or Alvin and the Chipmunks for their 1963 Christmas Album. One for the adults would be Jasper Carrot’s 1977 version which starts with a wee heavy handed half pint and goes down hill from there. Get it here. And if that’s not enough nostalgia for you there’s also versions by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

How many gifts are given as sung in the song the The Twelve Days of Christmas? Three hundred and sixty for. So that’s one lucky lady. That’s one jar of honey for each day of the year. Too much honey? yes, so don’t take the song literally.

One jar of honey would make me smile, so ScrummyHoney has adapted this traditional song with it’s culinary origins for our own purposes.

ScrummyHoney recommend Amazon Primve for next day delivery and free delivery making it perfect for buying one off food items online.  Among it’s other benefits this is the one that helps with those one of Christmas purchases.  Get more information here


On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me..

A hamper full of hon…ey.

A honey hamper is what a smart person would give because the other twelve days could be spent unpacking the hamper: there being no need for further exchanges, but, let’s finish the song otherwise visitors won’t get the Christmas gift ideas they where hoping for.

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me..

Two jars of Rowse organic honey. The best organic honey available. Not for taste but its great on value. Squeezy bottles are available for people preparing breakfast for the whole household with little time in the morning. Also easier for kids doing it themselves.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Three honeyguides (honeybirds). A type of bird that have been noted by their relationship with humans, deliberately leading people directly to bee colonies, so that they can feast on left over grubs and beeswax. Found in dry open woodlans of Africa.

Suggested honey includes two jars of Zambian pure raw bush honey and two jars Zambain clear forest honey.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

 Four Burt’s bee balms.  100% natural lip balm. 

On the firth day of Christmas my true love sent o me…

Fiiive Gol…den Riiiings. golden thyme honey

Five jars of Greek Thyme honey from Crete. When sunlight shines through the jar it’s golden.  Find the ScrummyHoney Organic Thyme Honey review here.


On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Six piece nourishing beeswax moisturising gift set.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Seven hives a swarming. If tending to six bee hives for honey sounds too much like hard work: local honey produces may be of interest. ScrummyHoney recommends British Summer, Autumn and Spring honeys.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Eight honey farmers farming. Large honey producers, the type you find in supermarkets, blend honey from multiple honey farms that can be from multiple countries. Helping the producer provide a product that is consistent in quality, quantity and price. ScrummyHoney’s suggestion for people
with lots of mouths to feed, try a six pack of Rowse Easy Squeezy pure honey, and a two pack of Rowse organic squeezy honey.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Nine honey bees dancing. Female worker honey fees perform the ‘waggle dance’ to inform their hivemates where the best nectar sources are.

If it’s the best nectar sources you need you may like to visit our pages on single floral source honey, including Thyme Honey, Orange blossom honey and buckwheat honey. Find the best single floral source honey here.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

A choice of assorted bee related jewellery. There wasn’t space for ten so three have been suggested instead.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

A Taste of Honey performed by the Beatles on their debut album, Please Please Me, 1963.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

A sub..scription to Ama..zon Priime.

Free and next day delivery available on lots of Honeys. Yay! No to mention all the other benefits. 

Twelve days of honey with Amazon Prime

Some honey is next day delivery and most are free delivery!

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