Christmas came early this week in the form of a luxury gourmet Christmas hamper from Hamper.com for review. A big red box of goodies. I immediately bust open the box of mini mince pies and stuck on the Phil Spector Christmas album.
Hamper.com are based in Oxfordshire and ship a whole range of hampers across the UK and worldwide, which means you can send some Christmas cheer to friends and relatives across the globe. If you have a UK-based homesick Australian friend, then order them a hamper with Violet Crumble and Tim Tams. Food is so central to Christmas, it is the time we like to spoil ourselves and our families with extra treats. The Christmas hamper range makes a really good gift.
It’s very difficult to get it wrong with food. A hamper full of goodies is perfect for those hard to buy for people. Ask my Dad or his sister what they want for Christmas and the standard reply is “There is nothing I need”. I’m left trying to think of something to buy the person who has everything. A hamper fits the bill. However many shirts he might already have, he still needs to eat (goodness, he loves to eat!).
Christmas in a box
The Hamper.com luxury gourmet hamper is Christmas in a box. Packets of treats and jars of Christmas essentials. The hamper costs £82.00 including UK delivery. It arrived the day after ordering. Alternative hampers are packed in traditional wicket-lidded baskets. The luxury gourmet arrives in a big red box with plenty of packing to keep all the items in place.
Delving in, I discovered treats galore, some small size and some full-sized, including two bottles of good wine. I loved the size of the cranberry sauce and lemon curd. Our Christmas is a small affair and cranberry sauce is just the sort of item that we use half of and then the jar sits in the fridge until June. Mini Christmas cake and small pudding would be great for a small pre-Christmas celebration. It suits us because I am alone amongst my family in my love of Christmas pudding.
The box contained a good range of items; duck pate, luxury chocolates, shortbread biscuits and chilli nuts. A treat to suit every taste and I think represented good value. Hamper.com has a huge range of hampers themed to different occasions, family members and seasons, with prices starting at around £20.00.
Create your own
There is an option to create your own, with a choice of packaging and a range of 300 different items, sub-divided into groups for easy picking.
Having browsed around the Hamper.com website, I was impressed by the range of hampers and prices. The site is very easy to use, with clear delivery information, no confusion about when to order. Sending foodie goodies to family on the other side of the globe is a lovely thing to do at Christmas. For far flung places like New Zealand and Singapore the hampers are sourced from within country, enabling you to pick a delivery day. For Europe expect express air delivery to get your hamper there as quickly as possible. The quality of goods in my hamper are excellent, I have tried out the mince pies and chocolates and wine just to ensure that I can give you my honest opinion: They were very good. Need a second opinion? There are plenty of reviews on the site. I recommend you click your present headaches away at Hamper.com.
Review: I received the hamper to review, however all words and opinions are entirely my own.