If we’re facing a lockdown Christmas, let’s make sure our cupboards are well-stocked and our bellies are full of yummy food throughout winter, am I right? I’ve been putting this list together for a while now — not wanting to forget about my favourite confectioners, luxury hamper sellers, and fine food purveyors during the festive season. Some of these goodies, you’ll have to order early on in order to avoid disappointment. I’m going to get a few luxury items ready on order, like turkey, meats and cheeses, then plan the trimmings nearer to the big day. If you’re sending hampers to different ends of the country, don’t miss the final delivery dates! And don’t forget some sweet treat stocking-fillers for the kids to open on Christmas Day.
- Christmas dinner & festive food
- Snacks, sweets & desserts
- Alcohol and alcohol-free drinks
- Luxurious hampers & gift sets
Free Range Bronze 2020 Christmas Turkey, Harvey Street Meats (Harvest Bundle)
Once you choose a free-range turkey, there’s no turning back. Harry Street Xmas Meats guarantee you a bird that’s flavourful, nutrient-rich and succulent. Harvest Bundle lets you select the right size bird to feed between six and 19 people.
The Christmas Organic Fruit & Veg Box, Abel & Cole
If you haven’t discovered Abel & Cole’s veg boxes yet, you’re in for a treat. Save a last minute sweep around the supermarket by getting one of these nutritious boxes of the best fruit and veggies delivered to your door.
Smoked Gammon, Turner & George
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a hunk of ham. Turner & George are a solid choice for delivering on delicious smoked meats. They even provide a roast glazed recipe for you to make the most of the meat.
Cheese Box, Village Maid Cheese
Cheese is without a doubt one of the best things about Christmas and having a good selection is imperative. Village Maid is my go-to for traditional English cheeses.
Sliced Smoked Salmon, Brown and Forrest
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a couple of servings of smoked salmon. It goes down a treat at breakfast. Brown and Forrest is always my smoked salmon go-to.
Sweet Treats, Desserts & Snacks
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Burtree Puddings
Light, spongy, buttery and absolutely irresistible — you won’t have one guest who will turn down a dish of this sticky toffee pudding.
Traditional Christmas Pudding, Bee & Bear Bakery
“Dark, rich and generously boozy” – everything a Christmas pud should be. Bee & Bear will sell out of these, so get your order in quick.
Vegan Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding, Plum Duff & Stuff
If you’re not sure who you’re catering for, there’s always the option to play it safe with a vegan and gluten-free dessert. Plum Duff & Stuff is a reliable pudding choice.
Fans Favourite Gift Box, Candy Kittens
Candy Kittens are a good choice for Christmas Santa gifts, adding something extra to the kids’ stockings or sharing a bag while you catch up on Christmas telly.
Cacao Nibbles, Choc Chick
I’ve got a soft spot for these cacao nibbles. I highly recommend for decorating cakes and desserts. Get a pack to nibble on while you’re in the kitchen too!
Tube Bundle, Cajuu
Having some snacks on-hand is a must, especially when you’re not sure who is going to visit. I’m loving cajuu’s seasoned cashew nuts.
Giftboxes, Mallow & Marsh
£8 – £13
These are as luxurious as marshmallows can get. Choose between salted-caramel or raspberry and dark chocolate — or just order both!
White Chocolate Rocky Road, The Hobo.Co
Tried-and-tested, this white chocolate rocky road is hands-down the best I’ve tasted. It’s packed with pistachios, cranberries, marshmallows and biscuits. Yum.
Alcohol & Alcohol-Free Drinks
Fatty’s Organic Dry London Gin, Fatty’s
Made from organic grain and botanicals, and infused with dill flower, this dry gin tastes delicious. You can also pick it up in pink grapefruit flavour.
Passionfruit Spritz Prosecco Cocktail, Spirit of Zing
If you’re thinking of cracking out the cocktails this year, keep things simple with something premixed. The passionfruit spritz feels like a refreshing throwback to summer.
Studio by Miraval, The Magnum Company
A young rosé that blends scents of raspberries and rose petals, this is such a lovely bottle to give as a gift or share around on Christmas day.
Ginger Switchel, Mother Root
Super-tasty and alcohol-free, Mother Root Ginger Switchel is lovely to serve as an aperitif with soda and a slice of orange.
Indian Tonic Water, Gally Bird
Splash out on the premium tonic because, well — it’s Christmas. Gallybird has no sugar, zero calories and tastes fantastic with gin and lemon.
Christmas In A Basket, Forman & Field
I would be delighted to receive this Forman & Field ‘Christmas In A Basket’ hamper. Look at the size of that ham! That’s a generous serving of stilton too.
Gift Hamper, Wild By Tart
Wild By Tart offer such a lovely mix of stuff that I love and stuff that I’d love to try in this gift hamper. This would be perfect for a Christmas Eve picnic.
The Christmas Celebration Gift Box, Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason always has a divine hamper selection (link). Champagne and truffles are a brilliant gift any couple would love to receive.
Two Bottle Gift Box, Fino Olive Oil
Mix and match with this delightful Fino gift box. Choose a combo from olive oil, chilli oil, dark balsamic, white balsamic or Fino arrope.
Chilli Oil Gift Set, Ntsamas
We all know someone who can tolerate much more heat than the rest of us. Indulge them with this tasty chilli oil set.
Paella Set, Pure Spain
This is such a thoughtful gift for a lover of cooking or Spanish cuisine. You know you’re going to make a delicious paella when you have all of the authentic Spanish ingredients laid out in front of you.
Prancer Christmas Hamper, Asrawas
Handmade, hand-packed and filled with a mouthwatering mix of raw chocolates. It contains an eclectic mix of flavours and it completely vegan too.
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