Give the gift of food and wine this Christmas
Here at Foodie Towers, we love receiving food and drink gifts all year round and not just at Christmas but actually, this is the ideal time for gifting a selection of luxury foodie and/or alcoholic treats to family and friends. With COVID-19 still very much an issue affecting everyday life, a hamper delivered to someone's door is an excellent gift idea if you're unable to physically meet.
We've focussed on two companies who specialise in putting together luxury hampers and have been doing so for decades. Each one has a huge choice of different hampers to suit all tastes, which can be delivered UK-wide, and in some cases to Europe as well.
Virginia Hayward have been in operation since 1984 and are based in Shaftesbury, Dorset. They have over 100 different festive hampers and food & wine themed gift packs for your loved ones this Christmas. Prices start at only £12.50 for a Christmas biscuit tin and go all the way up to £1,000!
The great thing about Virginia Hayward is that there are hampers catering to special diets, intolerances and allergies, such as low sugar, vegan, alcohol-free, and gluten-free etc. Delivery starts at £6.50 with a range of options for Saturday or next day delivery etc.
We were given the option of sampling one of the hampers so chose the Mistletoe hamper (£50) from virginiahayward.com as it featured a good mix of sweet and savoury items plus a bottle of fizz.
Here’s what we received, all presented in a basket ready for gifting.
The items provided are as follows:
- Buiteman Gouda Biscuits 75g
- Cambrook Christmas Nuts 75g
- Gold Crown Christmas Pudding 350g
- Gold Crown Decorated Iced Bar
- Grandma Wild's 4 Luxury Mince Pies
- Grandma Wild's Butter Shortbread Biscuits 150g
- Joe & Seph's Eggnog Gourmet Popcorn 80g
- The Secret Truffletier White Chocolate Truffles 55g
- Prosecco R&R Robert & Reeves Italy 75cl 11% ABV
Based in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, Regency Hampers have been in business since 2001 and currently have over 50 festive food & drink hampers from £35.20 all the way up to over £1,000! Most provide a selection of different items in a well-packaged hamper or you can pick from wooden cases and crates with wine (pick from white, red, sparkling, port etc.). Note that most of the mixed hampers come with at least one bottle of wine along with a variety of sweet and savoury items. Regency can also deliver to Europe (excluding hampers with cheese and meat), plus sign up to their newsletter to get up to 22.5% off your first order. See regencyhampers.com for more details or click the Shop Now button to take you straight there.
Disclaimer: we received a complimentary Mistletoe hamper from virginiahayward.com.