What to put in your festive hampers this Christmas

01 December 2022, 09:52 AM
  • As shoppers look for special gifts for their loved ones, three speciality retailers share what they are putting in their festive hampers to offer tradition and innovation
What to put in your festive hampers this Christmas

Adam Barber, buying manager at Fenwick
We’re offering sixteen hampers this year, with a mix of food and drink. We have hampers for gin lovers, wine fanatics, chocolate connoisseurs and everything in between. We’re currently not offering a build-your-own hamper option as we believe we have built hampers to suit everyone’s individual taste, however, who’s to say this might not be something we look to offer down the line?

One of our favourites is the Quintessentially Christmas Hamper, which contains Dows Fine Ruby Port, Cartwright & Butler Cranberry & Orange Mince Pies,  Alnwick Rum Pudding, Rosebud Preserves Boxing Day Chutney, Brearmilano Selection of Mini Cakes, Le Dolcezze di Nanni Panforte, Le Dolcezze di Nanni Ricciarelli, Knoops Milk Chocolate Flakes Single, Cartwright & Butler English Breakfast Tea Bags, and Dark Woods Coffee - Good Morning Sunshine Ground.

Mark Gallagher, CEO of DukesHill Ham Ltd
Our top pick has to be our traditionally cured Wiltshire ham. Deliciously moist & tender, this is a lovely mild ham with a subtle sweetness. Many of our hampers contain our Proper Piccalilli or Boxing Day Chutney this year which pairs exceptionally well with our hams or artisan cheeses. 

Next on our list would be our delectable handmade Melton Mowbray pork pie, made by our favourite family-run bakers and a perfect treat to enjoy on boxing day. And our ever-popular handmade Scottish Shortbread is always a winner, crumbly & melt in the mouth and very delicious.

We have also launched two new delightful hampers to the range; our Whisky Cask Cider & Savoury Hamper and our Whisky Cask Cider & Chocolate Indulgence Hamper

Mark Kacary, managing director at Norfolk Deli
We have approximately 100 different hamper ideas available for people to choose from. There are many which prove themselves to be very popular (such as our Norfolk Charcuterie hamper) or our Normal for Norfolk hamper, and others don’t necessarily sell, BUT work as inspiration. We work hard to ensure that if somebody were to walk into our shop, pick up a basket and then wander around the shop to pick a selection of items to send out in a hamper that they can do the same online. 

I believe what makes our hampers popular is not just the fact that they are filled with Norfolk products, but that some thought has been put into the curation of the hamper. For example, our Norfolk Orchards Hamper features products such as Sandringham Apple juices, Norfolk Ciders, Chutney’s, jams etc which feature produce grown in Norfolk Orchards.

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