Celebs Snap Up Sting's Xmas Hamper
Celebrities including SHARON OSBOURNE have been racing to get their hands on a limited edition Christmas hamper put together by STING's wife, TRUDIE STYLER. Styler created a range of festive gift baskets for London department store Selfridges - all filled with organic products from the couple's English country estate. One hundred of the hampers went on sale for $300 (GBP140) and each one was hand-packed with treats including a Christmas cake, blackcurrant jam, beetroot chutney, candles and a bottle of champagne. The X Factor judge Osbourne was said to have taken "a number" of the hampers, while store officials confirmed a record label had snapped up a bunch of the baskets to give as presents to artists including Katie Melua and Take That's Gary Barlow. Styler has been running an organic farm with her Police frontman husband at their Wiltshire estate for 15 years, and is delighted with the success of the business venture. She says, "I've always been a big advocate of local shopping and what could be more local than your own backyard? "The hamper has been a big hit with record company executives, due to the association with Sting."