The Night Before Christmas hamper from Harvey Nichols, €80, Dundrum Shoppng Centre, is bursting with goodies to fuel the festivities. Nibble on green olives, smoky nuts and fig biscuits with a glass of red wine or relax with some tea and the new Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Brittle. As stylish as it looks, there are other tempting options to choose from at www.harveynichols.com.
Dollard & Co’s Christmas Hampers, range in prices from €49 – €500, and are filled with a selection of red and white wine, premium truffles, Dollard & Co Christmas pudding, a selection of cheeses and much more. Customers can also custom make their own hamper too; www.dollardandco.ie.
The Butler’s Pantry Deluxe Hamper, €200, is part of their extensive food and gifting range. Definitely for the connoisseur and Italophile, it contains everything for a festive stock cupboard and party – from prosecco to port jellies, top of the range penne pasta and after dinner treats such as cookies and chocolate. Gift vouchers are also available; www.thebutlerspantry.ie.
Airfield Estate has launched a range of hampers this season. Its Mini Foodie Hamper, €75, includes their own brand coffee, chocolates, preserves, honey, fine biscuits, oils, cordials and condiments all highlighting its “made in Ireland” ethos. Pre order or click and collect in December. All enquiries to [email protected].
Claridges hampers are full of festive foodie treats all selected from the hotel’s kitchens and legendary bars by executive chef Martyn Nail. These sit alongside luxuries you would discover at the hotel from the Claridge’s cook book and art deco china, to Fornasetti candles, the signature scent of Claridge’s which fills the air in the famous lobby; www.claridges.co.uk.
Have you seen the range of festive hampers at Avoca? They’re brimming with the very best food, drink and gifts from some of the store’s favourite suppliers. Pick up a brochure instore or speak to a member of the team to place an order. This one, An All Avoca Christmas Hamper, €120, is my top pick; www.avoca.com.
McCambridges, Shop Street, Galway City has been creating Christmas hampers for 24 years. This year they have introduced an online store, where, starting from from €35 the food and drink hampers, like this After Dinner option, champion Irish producers like Micil gin distilled in Salthill in Galway, Gran Gran’s from Loughrea, Foods Of Athenry, Sheridans crackers, Skelligs Chocolates, Achill Island Sea Salt, Galway Cakery Mince Pies and The lodge Mustards from Barna.To order visit www.mccambridges.com.
The Patrick Hamper at Brown Thomas, €200, is equal parts sweet and savoury and comes beautifully packaged too; www.brownthomas.com.