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Eat and Drink
December 2021
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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to wow your favourite foodie, or wanting to buy a hamper to feast on the night before the big day, we’ve got you covered

From decadent chocolate boxes to breakfast-in-bed hampers, and everything in-between, here are our favourites.
A Taste of Northumberland Family Hamper, £95 The Corbridge Larder

For lovers of Northumberland…

This lovely family hamper showcases what’s great about Northumberland, and that’s the amazing food produced there. Everything included has been locally sourced from artisan producers so expect to find coffee from Tynemouth, cheese from Doddington, gin from Alnwick and much, much more. Want a wicker hamper to go with your goods? Upgrade to receive the perfect picnic hamper for just £15 more.
A Taste of Northumberland Family Hamper, £95 The Corbridge Larder

For the chocolate lovers…

If your ideal Christmas starts (and most likely ends) with a festive dessert then this Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone hamper is the one for you. Alongside their Winter Pudding H-box, where desserts are reimagined in chocolate form, you’ll receive smooth champagne truffles and a bottle of prosecco, as well as their festive wreath covered in cookies and salted caramel with dark chocolate snowflakes.
Merry Christmas Everyone Collection, £55 Hotel Chocolat.

Night Before Christmas Gift Box, £35 Bettys

For those who want a night before Christmas treat… 

Snuggle up by the fire or in front of the TV and count down to Christmas Day with Bettys Night Before Christmas Gift Box. Including all-butter spiced Christmas and chocolate shortbread, as well as a bag of luxurious hot chocolate made with Venezuelan cocoa beans and Madagascan vanilla, you’ve got everything you need for a cosy night in. The milk chocolate merry men are great for the kids (or any adults with a sweet-tooth) and the chocolate-filled Bettys bauble will be a great last-minute addition to your tree.
Night Before Christmas Gift Box, £35 Bettys

For a quintessential afternoon…

There is nothing better than a high-quality afternoon tea, and Fodder are giving us the gift of not only that, but the chance to celebrate Yorkshire producers too. Their Yorkshire Afternoon Tea Hamper includes everything from Harrogate Cake Company’s celebration fruit cake to Botham’s tea biscuits and Taylors of Yorkshire gold tea.
Yorkshire Afternoon Tea, £45 Fodder

For those wanting to create their own festive feast…

Although Cooplands don’t offer a ready-made Christmas hamper, you can easily make one up from their fantastic range of goodies on offer, both online and at their bakeries across the North East and Yorkshire. From deep-filled and brandy mince pies to traditional stollen bites, truffle logs and jolly gingerbread elves, it’s the perfect way to mix and match across their whole range of festive foods for your own perfect hamper.
cooplands-bakery.co.uk

Breakfast in Bed Hamper, £90 Fenwick

For those who love a lie-in…

Fenwick are no strangers to luxurious foodie hampers and this year they’re giving us the gift of feasting in the most comfortable way – in bed! Start the day off right this Christmas with Scrumshus's artisanal granola and spreads worthy of your favourite daily bread – think Seville orange marmalade, classic strawberry jam or golden runny honey. This luxurious hamper also includes Brew Tea English breakfast tea bags and a 75cl bottle of Barroco Prosecco Rosé.
Breakfast in Bed Hamper, £90 Fenwick 

For those who like a tipple…

The Hauxley Luxury Christmas Hamper from Heather and Bale is the ultimate tipple treat. Filled with English sparkling cuvée and a delicious red Cotes-du-Rhone, as well as award-winning artisan produce including cheese, indulgent chocolates and festive mince pies to complement the alcohol perfectly, you can’t go wrong here.
Hauxley Luxury Christmas Hamper, £231.50 Heather and Bale

For the cheese lovers…

Cheese lovers rejoice! This hamper is the ultimate cheese experience, containing a number of flavours such as Elsdon goats’ cheese, Redesdale sheep’s cheese and Northumberland nettle cheese, alongside a guest cheese of blue, British, continental or soft. Alongside all that, you’ll find spiced carrot jam, triangle oatcakes and Northumberland tea – cheese night sorted!
Northumbrian Spirit Box, £50 Northumberland Cheese Company

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