Christmas Hampers 2023: The Best Of The Best - The Gloss Magazine

Christmas Hampers 2023: The Best Of The Best

Whatever your price point or present preference, these Irish companies will delight recipients with their high quality hampers and pretty presentation …

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Gorgeous gifts? We’ve found them for you. From the person who has everything to the super special women in your life and the hard-to-buy for men, these are gifts for everyone on your list.

Don’t arrive empty handed to this season’s festivities, shop hostess gifts, hampers and little tokens. We’ve selected gifts for fashionable friends, interiors lovers and beauty addicts. Not forgetting the little ones, keen cooks and art aficionados. You’ll find great Christmas gift ideas – including Irish gift ideas – in the Glossy Gift Guide from now until December 24 …

Christmas Hampers 2023

A Piece of Adare Manor Hamper, €270

Just one of a selection of posh hampers from Adare Manor’s online shop, the Piece of Adare Manor wicker hamper is designed to “transport the recipient to a world of indulgence and relaxation”. There’s a plush robe and soft slippers as well as a signature scented candle and a bottle of Taittinger champagne plus lots of truffles and chocolate bars – in fact, the perfect kit to accompany fireside viewing or reading.

Avoca’s Irish Food Heroes Hamper, €150

To paraphrase Little Women, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a present from Avoca under the tree. And each year the choice of tempting gift hampers increases. A perennial favourite is the Irish Food Heroes hamper designed with all the family in mind and catering for all eventualities – from breakfast to brunch, and drinks to after dinner coffee and chocolate. Hampers can be ordered online and collected in store or delivered within Ireland.

The Butler’s Pantry Christmas Gift Box, €85

From delicious buttery shortbread and the finest coffee to The Butler’s Pantry special lemon curd and wonderful Bean & Goose chocolate, The Butler’s Pantry Christmas Gift Box is a tempting treat for the whole family, presented in a chic sustainable grey box.

Molloy’s Joy to the World Hamper, €160

This third generation family business is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, having recently won the “National off licence of the year award” in recognition of its customer service and expertise in wine and spirits. Perfect as a gift to take to a party, its Joy to the World Hamper includes a trio of wines – Prosecco for Christmas morning, a crisp Bordeaux Sauvignon and smooth Rioja Crianza to pair with the turkey, and a tipple of Ireland’s best-selling whiskey. Other treats include cookies and caramels.

The Station House Pamper Yourself Box, €165

Regular guests of The Station House Hotel in Kilmessan, Co Meath, love the daily touches included in any stay that come from matriarch Thelma Slattery’s kitchen and garden. Many of those treats are available to gift in a selection of hampers, one of which is the Station House Pamper Yourself box. This includes a luxury waffle bathrobe and slippers, a Voya luxury scented candle, a bottle of Casa Defra Prosecco Frizzante and some of Thelma’s delicious homemade shortbread biscuits.

The Irish Design Shop Calm & Comfort Kit, €50

The Irish Design Shop has launched a range of themed gift boxes including Winter Wonders, Hug in a Mug, Far From Home, Self Care, Merry & Bright, Thinking of You New Home and New Arrival. Pictured is the Calm & Comfort box which is a home spa kit, perfect for friends or those convalescing. It includes an inspiring read from a selection which includes Wild Irish Women by Marian Broderick, Every Day is a New Beginning by Aoibhín Garrihy, or Anam Cara by John O’Donoghue. There’s also a seaweed face mask by Mungo Murphy, a pink clay mask by Oxmantown Skincare or hand cream by The Handmade Soap Company. To build a bespoke box, other gifts include Irish sheepskin slippers handmade in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo or house socks from Donegal. Other additions include lovely linen lavender sachets by Janet McNamee and a candle by Ochre Candles.

Blas Box from Blas na hÉireann, €155

For the food enthusiast, the Blas Box represents the very best of Irish food and drink. It includes everything you need to fill up a Christmas larder from boozy or hot drinks, to sweet treats and savoury goodies. It is a very limited edition, so be quick. The price includes delivery to anywhere in Ireland.

The Twelve’s West Gourmet Hamper, €78

The Twelve hotel, Galway is known for its ingenuity when it comes to food, cocktails and hospitality, and this gourmet hamper reflects its ethos. It’s brimming with local artisan producers. Sample items include a wild Irish seaweed bath, organic Solaris tea, Velvet Cloud cheese, artisan crackers, McGeough’s air-dried pork, The Lodge Barna mustard, Leahy honey, handmade marshmallows and fudge, local orchard apple butter, jams and herb-infused oils.

Gifts Direct Classical Irish Hamper, €122.90

Created by entrepreneur Lulu O’Sullivan, Gifts Direct promises to do the heavy lifting for you when it comes to presents offering a range of personalised hampers all beautifully wrapped and delivered direct to the door. Its most popular option is The Classical Hamper packed with gourmet foods including Butlers chocolates, Bewleys tea and coffee and homemade cakes and preserves from the Irish Pantry range as well as specially selected fine French wines, all presented in a leatherette gift box.

Athlone Hampers Gourmet Deluxe Hamper, €99

This small, family run business based in Athlone, Co Westmeath covers all gifting occasions, shipping nationwide across Ireland and overseas on request. For Christmas, its bestseller is the Gourmet Deluxe Hamper, a perfect mix of sweet and savoury items including wine, cheeses, crackers, coffee, crisps, cookies and chocolates from a host of Irish makers (Balymaloe, Lily O’Brien, Keogh’s and Bewleys) and a bottle of the iconic Baileys Irish cream liqueur.

The Christmas Day Hamper, €168.50

The Lismore Food Company’s range of posh orange hat boxes are filled to the brim with the company’s signature biscuits, sweet and savoury treats, champagnes and wines as well as a range of its new range of “keepables.” Also new this year is a special panettone made with chocolate for Lismore Food Company in Veneto. The Christmas Day Hamper includes specialty coffee, cordial, cranberry sauce, chocolates, Christmas pudding, chutneys and more.

Killruddery Breakfast Hamper, €39

The Farm Shop at Killruddery, Co Wicklow is a great space for peaceful shopping, combining original crafts and homeware as well as delicious treats. If you can’t make it to the estate, then look online at the selection of tempting (sustainable) hampers which include Killruddery produce. For Christmas morning, the Breakfast Hamper includes Killruddery Orchard Apple Juice, Brabazon Blend Coffee, McCabe’s Breakfast Tea, Lady Meath’s Marmalade, preserves and Olly’s Killruddery honey. A great start to the festivities!

Fercullen Irish Whiskey & Food Pairing Estate Hamper, €165

Available for delivery nationwide, this is one of several limited edition hampers which bring the popular Powerscourt Distillery experience to whiskey connoisseurs and novices. The “Estate” hamper is brimming with local produce including Coolattin mature cheddar cheese and Powerscourt Honey, as well as exclusive items such as Glencairn tasting glasses and a complimentary Whiskey Tour and Tasting Experience for two. Of course, there is a curated selection of Fercullen Whiskeys which work wonderfully well with the gourmet items.


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