I have always enjoyed sending hampers to special business associates or colleagues to say a seasonal ‘thank you’, but over the years I have discovered that my close family and friends really appreciate speciality hampers that come with their favourite food, tea, coffee and wine.
Last year I sent my my bestie a hamper each which included something for everyone, including her husband and their three kids. So I have been requested to repeat the gesture this year.
To give you an idea of the content, it included her special label coffee, their best choice in Malbec and chocolate and treats for their young offspring.
Here are some of my favourite Hampers:
FORTNUM AND MASON
I adore receiving a hamper from Fortnum’s, not only because I love the quality of contents, but because their baskets are great to keep for storage throughout the year.
Their perennially popular Classic Christmas Hamper presents everything you need for the big day. It contains a range of wine and drinks, both still and sparkling, rich and delicious puddings, utterly buttery biscuits and the sweetest to crunchiest of food jars.
MARKS AND SPENCER CHRISTMAS HAMPER
It comes with Fiorito Prosecco and Golden snowflake Christmas cake. It also includes a yummy selection of Belgian milk chocolate coated mint flavoured cream biscuits, a Robin tin filled with all butter petticoat tails shortbread, chocolate assortment, jams, marmalade, luxury gold tea tin, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Presented in a dark-stained handmade wicker hamper with brown faux-leather straps.
REGENCY HAMPERS – STAR OF LIGHT HAMPER WITH CHAMPAGNE
Paul Langlier champagne, with all the trimmings of cake, chocolates, truffles and a great combination of Christmas festive delights. Comes in traditional picnic basket.
THE CHRISTMAS FEAST HAMPER FROM ALDI
This contains some incredibly good Christmas ‘must haves’ from Sauvignon Blanc to Prosecco, and exquisite Christmas fruit cake to Christmas pudding, fudge and truffles. It has also got a five out of five star rating. It is delivered in a gorgeous basket, and is of course extremely competitive on price.