Hampers for Christmas
The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. If you are looking for inspiration for your foodie friends and family, here are a few ideas to help pick a personal food and drink hamper this Christmas…
A hamper is a great way to show someone you know them well. Pick their favourite food and drink vice, whether that’s a teatime treat filled with cheese, chutneys and biscuits or a sweet tooth hamper full of cake, chocolates and nibbles. Or for the connoisseurs out there, opt for a cider, beer or wine basket. In Mid Devon, we have a plethora of producers happy to help you choose the perfect foodie gift for your loved one:
Cheese glorious cheese…
Quicke’s Cheese hampers look amazing! With lots of themed cheese boxes with exceptional flavours to choose from and varying prices you will be sure to find a hamper for any turophile (cheese lover). If you can’t find what you are looking for you can create your own delicious hamper. Order online or visit their farm shop, The Cheese Box in Newton St Cyres, which not only offers a range of their own cheeses but also has an array of accompaniments such as chutneys and charcuterie and all sourced from nearby producers
Calling all chocoholics!
You may remember them from the Channel 4 TV show… Willie’s Cacao is a Mid Devon based chocolate factory specialising in delectable artisan chocolate bars and luxury chocolate gifts. Their website is full of chocolate gift ideas and has a dedicated section filled with dreamy chocolate hampers. Willie’s Cacao state they use the finest bean to bar chocolates and the hampers host specialities such as Hazelnut Chocolate Spread and Cacao Nib Brandy. Mmmmmm chocolicious!
Exe Valley Brewery have introduced a fantastic selection of beer hampers, with their award-winning bottled beer, some pub snacks, brewery merchandise and much more. With a hamper available for anyone’s budget, take a look at their dedicated webpage and find the perfect gift for any beer lover.
For the cider drinkers…
Sandford Orchards have a few gift packs and hampers to choose from. The ‘Pub in a box’ hamper brings a pub to you – sit in the comfort of your own home enjoying locally produced cider and snacks. Send a mate one today!
Anyone for wine?
Wellhayes Vineyard offers a wooden box filled with a bottle of Wellhayes Sparkling Wine together with a gift box of luxury handmade truffles all produced in Mid Devon. Perfect for the wine connoisseur in your family.
Fresh and fruity!
We have an array of farm shops and farmers’ markets across Mid Devon which would be a great place for you to go and make a unique hamper for that special person. Throw in some fresh fruit and veg, pick up a locally made cake, find the craft beer or locally made juice and you have your very own unique basket!
Build Your Own
Piper’s Farm offer a ‘build your own’ hamper feature on their website where you can select from a fabulous range of local produce and create a hamper perfect for you. Browse their extensive range of cheese, chutneys, crackers and wine and create your bespoke Christmas hamper today.
Local butchers Lloyd Maunder offer specialist meat hampers ideal for Christmas feasts or as gifts for the meat-lover in your life. Don’t forget to add the pigs-in-blankets!
Time for Tea?
Fordmore Farm Shop offer delicious Afternoon Tea or Picnic hampers; perfect to take on a walk or for a special gift. Enjoy homemade scones, sandwiches, cake alongside fresh strawberries and sparkling elderflower.
Looking for other gift ideas as well? Check out our ideas for experience gift vouchers in Mid Devon including afternoon tea!
Please check with individual websites for availability, offers, products and prices.
Many thanks to our producers for use of their images with this article:
- Luxury Cheese Hamper from Quicke’s Cheese (www.quickes.co.uk)
- Willie’s Cacao Hamper (www.williescacao.com/)
- Exe Valley Beer and BBQ hamper (https://exevalleybrewery.co.uk/)
- Sandford Orchards (www.sandfordorchards.co.uk/)
- Wellhayes Vineyard (www.wellhayesvineyard.co.uk)
- Piper’s Farm (pipersfarm.com)
- Lloyd Maunder Tiverton (www.facebook.com/LloydMaunderTiverton
- Fordmore Farm Shop (www.fordmorefarmshop.co.uk/boxes-and-hampers)