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The best food and drink hampers for Christmas

By LLM Reporters on 24th November 2015

From gourmet festive fare to chocolates with a royal seal of approval, these fine hampers make mouth-watering pressies for foodies.

Ludlow Food Centre Windsor Hamper

Ludlow Food Centre Windsor Hamper
Ludlow Food Centre Windsor Hamper

Ludlow Food Centre has been carefully selecting the very best produce available from their food hall to create a range of beautiful hampers.

The Windsor is filled with an indulgent collection of great British luxurious delights, including an array of highest quality gins and liqueurs and decadent goodies. The products are beautifully packaged in a dark wicker trunk with leather straps.

Recently announced as ‘Shop of the Year’ in the Great Taste Awards 2015, Ludlow Food Centre is renowned for quality produce and championing the best local and handmade produce – with over 60% made in their onsite kitchens.

Price: £250


Weetons Yorkshire Town Hamper

Weetons Yorkshire Town Hamper
Weetons Yorkshire Town Hamper

Packed with a true taste of Yorkshire, this delicious hamper from Weetons Food Hall in Harrogate showcases the very best of Yorkshire’s independent, artisan producers.

Containing Weetons own preserves, dressings and well renowned coffee as well as delights from Lottie Shaw’s bakery, Sloe Motion Gin, Harrogate Honey, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil and Bon Bon’s handmade confectionery, this is the ideal gift for any food lover.

Beautifully packaged in a Weetons hamper basket, with a personalised hand-written note, this hamper can be delivered anywhere nationally in time for Christmas.

Price: £79.50


Quicke’s Signature Cheese Hamper

Quicke's Signature Cheese Hamper
Quicke’s Signature Cheese Hamper

Treat a cheese-loving friend this Christmas with Quicke’s Signature Hamper! Lift the lid on this luxurious gift and discover a world of exceptional flavours. Quicke’s Signature Hamper contains a trio of Quicke’s traditionally handmade cheeses, alongside a selection of carefully chosen local and artisanal products that complement the cheese perfectly.

Beautifully presented and brimming with delicious delicacies, this is the ideal present – sure to delight any food-fanatic this festive period!

Price: £50


Premium Twinings Gift Hamper

Premium Twinings Gift Hamper
Premium Twinings Gift Hamper

Looking for an extra special Christmas present? This Twinings premium gift hamper comes jam-packed with a variety of products a tea lover would go crazy for – and there’s plenty to share with the whole family.

From a wonderful white teapot with a built-in infuser designed by tea guru Alison Appleton, to an assortment of delicious festive blends, and accompanying snacks, from cake to biscuits.

Price: £130


“A Very Merry Christmas” by Honesty

“A Very Merry Christmas” by Honesty
“A Very Merry Christmas” by Honesty

Artificial flavourings, preservatives and additives are not the things you want to receive in your Christmas hamper. Many, however, contain just that! An Honesty hamper is different and here’s why: apart from the wines, which are produced by the award winning Chapel Down Winery in Kent and the artisan chocolates all contents of the hampers are made by the chefs in the kitchens of Honesty’s Crown and Garter restaurant in Berkshire. They are made to order and quite simply contain no nasty chemicals, colourings or preservatives.

Honesty’s flagship hamper, “A Very Merry Christmas” contains festive delights such as hand-made Tilly’s chocolates, a selection of Chapel Down Wines, melt in the mouth mince pies, iced Christmas cake, cranberry granola, a plump and delicious Christmas pudding, festive chutney and buttery cookies, all of which are made with care and attention.

Price: £215


Waitrose Prosecco and Gorgonzola Gift Box

Waitrose Prosecco and Gorgonzola Gift Box
Waitrose Prosecco and Gorgonzola Gift Box

Available from Waitrose.com, the prosecco and gorgonzola hamper is, perhaps, a surprising combination. However, the Italian tradition of mixing dry, fruity prosecco together with the bold gorgonzola creates a creamy, fizzy and fruity taste which is definitely worth a try.

Simply top a cracker with the rich, surprisingly light mixture and enjoy this as an indulgent snack. Similarly to marmite, this hamper is a gift that will surely create a talking point and provide a new taste experience!

Price: £20


Italian Connoisseur’s Hamper from Table @ Vallebona

Italian Connoisseur's Hamper from Table @ Vallebona
Italian Connoisseur’s Hamper from Table @ Vallebona

The Italian Connoisseur’s Hamper is overflowing with Italian delicacies, guaranteed to delight. From luxurious staples, like Balsamico di Modena, to more unusual offerings like wild thistle pâté and white truffle honey, it makes for an exciting and heavily laden table.
The hamper contains a beautiful olive wood chopping board and cheese knife set for presenting and serving your Italian gourmet goodies, as well as a selection of fine Italian wines.

It also includes a delicious Prosecco, a classic Italian red Barbaresco and a white Soave as well as the finest grappa, made in the Valpolicella region. Whether it’s celebrating, commemorating or simply gifting, this generous present is a delicious taste of Italy.

Price: £249


Treat Hamper from Cutter & Squidge

Treat Hamper from Cutter & Squidge
Treat Hamper from Cutter & Squidge

The Treat Hamper contains a selection of some of Cutter & Squidge’s award-winning treats, including sea salted caramel, a branded tea towel and cookies. This can be purchased in store at 20 Brewer Street in London or pre-ordered online at cutterandsquidge.com.

Price: £28


Christmas Couture by Hawkshead Relish Company

Christmas Couture by Hawkshead Relish Company
Christmas Couture by Hawkshead Relish Company

The Couture Gift Set from the Hawkshead Relish Company contains three favourite festive preserves presented in exclusive jars with attractive neck tags providing the history of this renowned Lake District Company.

Presented in a chic acetate gift box; these handmade accompaniments radiate sophisticated elegance as table ready condiments perfect for Christmas entertaining. Christmas Chutney, Christmas Marmalade & Cranberry Sauce all boast the finest natural ingredients cooked in small considered batches in open pans. All are free from gluten, nuts and GMO as well as suitable for vegetarians.

Price: £22


‘The Scandikitchen Christmas Present’ from ScandiKitchen

The Scandikitchen Christmas Present from ScandiKitchen
The Scandikitchen Christmas Present from ScandiKitchen

“God Jul! That’s Swedish for “Happy Christmas!” It’s “Glaedelig jul!” if you’re Danish and “God jul!” again when in Norway. And when it comes to Christmas there are fewer places as festive as Scandinavia. Now, thanks to the ScandiKitchen, a little bit of this Scandinavian Yuletide magic can be enjoyed by all this festive season with their beautiful range of Scandinavian treats on offer at scandikitchen.co.uk including the amazing looking ‘The Scandikitchen Christmas Present’. This contains a number of delicious delights such as strawberry and champagne marzipan, cloudberry jam, a selection bag of Scandinavian sweets, cinnamon crispbread and two cans of the delicious annual Danish Christmas beer.

Price: £50


Edinburgh Gin Hamper from The Whiski Shop

Edinburgh Gin Hamper from The Whiski Shop
Edinburgh Gin Hamper from The Whiski Shop

The Whiski Rooms bespoke Edinburgh gin hamper is a complete Gin Hamper with a Regular Gin for your tonic! As well as a few Gin Liqueurs that mix well as a tall drink, or even better sipped neat over ice!

Price: £60


Jelly Belly Gift Hamper

Jelly Belly Gift Hamper
Jelly Belly Gift Hamper

Last but certainly not least, something a little different from the more traditional looking food and drink hampers featured above.

Jelly Belly is the original gourmet jelly bean® – an icon in the confectionery world, and every foodie’s worst kept secret. Full of true-to-life flavour, and each packed with an intensely juicy taste from their brightly coloured shell to luxurious centre, Jelly Belly really is a fabulous taste adventure. Using the unique Jelly Belly know-how, a single jelly bean can take up to 21 days to create. The 100 plus authentic flavours use natural ingredients wherever possible and can be combined to create an almost infinite number of taste experiences.

This flavour packed hamper draws beautifully on the extensive Jelly Belly range of luscious gift, novelty, impulse and sharing packages. It’s what every Jelly Belly fan would call awesome! Each Jelly Belly jelly bean contains just 4 calories and is free from fat, wheat, nuts, gluten, dairy and gelatine. They are certified OU Kosher and are also suitable for vegetarians.

Price: £100