From a hamper for a loved one or some chutneys to make leftover cold turkey more enticing, here is our Christmas guide to the best food offerings around in 2022. Have a look at the festive drinks guide for some liquid inspiration too.
Harvey Nichols Hampers – Christmas Foodmarket Hamper
Harvey Nichols have put together an incredible selection of hampers with their finest own-brand products. The Christmas Foodmarket Hamper has been carefully curated full of your Harvey Nichols’ favourites with the finest French wines and tasty condiments and treats. In the comfort of your home, simply open the lid and immerse yourself in the Foodmarket – exploring sensational festive flavours.
From: Harvey Nichols
Price: £150 (Christmas Foodmarket Hamper)
The Dorchester Festive Hamper
The Dorchester have come out with a brilliant festive hamper to enjoy or gift. Full of several luxurious treats from traditional mince pies to festive rhubarb chutney along with The Dorchester’s Homemade Christmas pudding, The Dorchester Mug and more. Apart from the scrumptious delicacies and fun accessories, you can also look forward to sipping on Old Tom Gin + Bermondsey Tonic and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Brut NV. Everything is carefully placed in a beautiful wicker hamper basket, ready to simply open and enjoy. This is a wonderful Christmas present to indulge yourself in this festive season.
From: The Dorchester
Crowley’s of Suffolk Festive Hampers
Crowley’s of Suffolk have curated a range of festive hampers to exemplify your dinner table selection this year. With a keen focus on fresh produce from around the UK and of course Suffolk itself, you can look forward to several festive treats such as: plum & walnut jam, green tomato chutney, award winning marmalade, Suffolk Ham, smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout and more. So, if you’re looking to add to the party selection, Christmas dinner or New Year’s canapés – Crowley’s Hampers are an ideal addition to gift or share with friends and family this festive season.
From: Crowley’s of Suffolk
Foodie Christmas Gifts from Belazu – Luxury Christmas Hamper
Belazu have meticulously put together a range of luxury Food Gift Hampers, full of their most favourite products. The Luxury Hamper contains several speciality premium ingredients and products, from vinegar, to harissa to pesto, loved by some of the world’s leading chefs. Presented in a bespoke handmade wicker hamper finished off with festive green ribbon, any foodie friends and family would incredibly enjoy – ready for them to experiment with and explore new tastes.
Price: £90 (Luxury Hamper)
Dukeshill – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Hamper’
Renowned for its uncompromising attitude towards provenance, quality and taste, through maintaining its traditional approach to crafting fine foods, DukesHill’s delectable Christmas range has everything you need to share the joy of exceptional food this festive season.
Offering a wonderful array of top-quality roasts, cured and fresh meats, smoked fish, artisan cheeses, puddings, hampers and much more. DukesHill has been synonymous with fine food for over forty years and offers a range of Luxury Hampers ranging from £70 – £875, laden with an expertly curated selection of top-quality festive foods.
Price: £70 – £875
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market prides themselves on high quality products with stores throughout London. For this year’s festive season, Whole Foods Market has created a range of products, from luxury stocking filler’s, gifts for your home to traditional Christmas goodies and conscious choice gifts, there’s something for everyone. These treats will be available in the seven London stores and online, both on Deliveroo and the E-store, making luxury and high-quality gift buying accessible to everyone.
From: Whole Foods Market
Price: Items from £1.49 to £26.99
The Devon and Cornish Hamper
The perfect gift for faraway relatives, send a touch of the West Country this Christmas with The Devon and Cornwall Hamper packed with the most delicious treats, made by the county’s most renowned artisan producers. Just some of the delights included are mouth-watering chocolate made by Willie’s Cacao in Exeter; Hogs Bottom Jam, handmade in Lifton; Dartmoor Jail Ale, brewed in the shadow of the moorland’s famous prison at Princetown, and more, much more.
From – DevonHampers.com
Price | £131 for a luxury wicker hamper
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a pickle, a relish or a chutney so why not treat yourself to Tracklements’ Festive Goodies Box? Contents include Sticky Fig Relish; Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce; Caramelised Onion Marmalade; Spiced Honey Mustard and Christmas Spice Chutney Le Parfait – perfect to cheer up those leftovers. Based in Wiltshire, Tracklements make a wide range of over 60 artisan condiments so if the box doesn’t float your boat, there will be something else that will.
From – Tracklements.co.uk
Price | £20.70
If you love cheese, then this will be right up your street. Cheesegeek have an amazing range of cheesy Christmas offerings as well as Christmas specials such as ‘The Ultimate’ perfect for your nearest and dearest, ‘The Goldie’ preparing you for your glamorous Christmas party or the ‘Cheese Advent Calendar’ giving you a daily cheesy goodness countdown to the big day. Choose from pairings with wine or cured meats or simply flying solo with a cheese only selection.
From – cheesegeek.com
Price | From £70 for The Goldie / £150 for The Ultimate or the Cheese Advent Calendar
The Farhi Luxury Christmas Hamper
Featuring the best loved Farhi selections in a red and white presentation box; milk & dark chocolate dipped and nut filled dates, sugared almonds, dark chocolate pistachios, chocolate dipped candied orange slices, cinnamon honeyed almonds and chocolate coated prunes and papaya. All these treats are vegetarian friendly too.
From – farhi.co.uk
Price | £100
Add that certain je ne sais quoi to your festive table with Le Hamper’s Deluxe French Gift Hamper featuring Cured Smoken Ham, Walnut Saucisson Sec. Choose from one of three incredible cheeses: Comte 18-Month Grande Reserve, Bleu de Gex or Brie de Meaux Donge, accompanied by Charles Antona Onion & Honey Chutney, Le Chocolate Francais Milk Chocolate, Clement Faugier Chestnut Spread and Nos Regions Ont Du Talent Normandy’s Apple Shortbread. All of these goodies come complete in a wicker hamper.
From: Le Hamper
Price – £75 (Deluxe French Gift Hamper)
Deluxe Oh La La! Christmas Macarons
When you are scratching your head for the ultimate Christmas gift this season, then these artistically presented and crafted cute little Christmas macarons will be perfect. In beautifully packaged boxes of either six or 15 macarons, there are impeccably styled chocolate orange Christmas Trees, Madagascan Vanilla Snowmen; Gingerbread Men; toffee apple Wreaths; redcurrant & cinnamon Candy Canes; caramel pecan Christmas Puddings and raspberry, salted caramel and apple pie Christmas Baubles. Definitely a delicious choice.
From – Ohlalamacarons.com
Price | £42.50 for six macarons
The Enchanted Forest Christmas Collection by Pierre Marcolini
Master chocolatier Pierre Marcolini has outdone himself this year by creating a Christmas chocolate selection inspired by the scents, flavours, beauty, and auditory landscape of an enchanted forest. There is a stunningly presented Advent Calendar, Chocolate Stars, Christmas tree boxes, Holly chocolate bites and far more. Other festive favourites include Candied Chestnuts, Christmas Macarons, Champagne truffles and panettone. Deliciously decadent, for the chocoholic, there are two, three and four drawer boxes of festive chocolates too.
From – marcolini.co.uk
Price | Varies
Lakrids by Bülow – Winter selection box
For those of us who love liquorice, we are in for a treat this Christmas with the beautiful silver edition Winter Selection Box from Lakrids by Bülow containing both popular classics and limited-edition seasonal favourites – perfect for gifting and for enjoying liquorice in new and exciting ways. Each box contains eight different carefully crafted sweets including the original, coffee; salt & caramel; dark & sea salt, Christmas butter cookie, classic salty caramel, golden raspberry and crispy caramel.
From – Lakridsbybulow.co.uk
Price | £42
Extremely cute edible handmade and decorated biscuits by Honeywell Bakes. We love this hand iced reindeer biscuit that comes in a gift box. Perfect to pop under the xmas tree, into the stocking or simply just nibble its antlers, ears and nose.
From – Honeywell Bakes
Price | varies
Tidal Rum x The Pished Fish
Tidal Rum has partnered with The Pished Fish: Smoked salmon is a favourite all year round, but during the Christmas season, it really is one of the undisputed stars. Bringing a delightful twist to festive gatherings all over the UK this winter, Tidal Rum has teamed up with The Pished Fish, to create the ultimate smoked salmon.
From: The Pished Fish
Price – Varies
Treats for dogs
For the pampered pooch this festive season, let a little Laughing Dog into your life with the ultimate Christmas Hamper packed full of festive paws and pink macarons to wreaths and hand-decorated Christmas bones. This premium dog food brand has a range of wholesome, high quality festive treats to spoil your beloved pooch this Christmas and all are made at the family-run farm in the heart of the British Lincolnshire countryside. Happy dog, happy life!
From – LaughingDogfood.com
Price | £28
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Luna Hu (Unsplash).