While the news is all doom and gloom, there’s one positive glimmer in the distance. Christmas is coming. Yes, Halloween is over… which means that we’re officially in the festive season. It’s time to start planning what to give your nearest and dearest.
Sending your loved ones a deliciously good hamper of treats is a great way to boost their Christmas spirits. Luckily, you don’t have to spend over the odds to get them something great. Let’s take a look at the best and most affordable sets for your family (or friends!).
1. The Christmas Favourites Hamper – £19.99 at Aldi
Looking to give someone a little bit of luxury? Look no further. The Christmas Favourites Hamper from Aldi comes in an elegant black gift box with a magnetic closure, featuring a black satin ribbon and tag. It’s basically the epitome of style. Inside you will find a variety of festive treats that are sure to make your family’s day in an instant.
You’ve got a Strawberry and Champagne Preserve (i.e. fancy, boozy jam!), a Chocolate Florentine Selection, the festive staple that is Iced Fruit Cake, Moser Roth Salted Caramel Truffles and a full-sized bottle of Argentinian Malbec from the brand’s Specially Selected range. All of the above comes in at less than twenty quid, which is a major bargain.
2. Gents’ Nibbles Hamper – £20.95 at Amazon
Whether it’s for your father, father-in-law, or uncle, getting a male family member something special can be tough. Luckily, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The Gents’ Nibbles Hamper from Amazon has you covered.
The box includes a variety of snacks that any man will love: Rick Stein Savoury Oat Biscuits, Epicure Pate, Mrs Bridges’ Cranberry Sauce with Port, Fentimans Traditional Lemonade, Pop Chips, Green & Blacks Chocolates, and Border Biscuits. At just over twenty quid, this selection of treats is an affordable and tasty deal for everyone.
3. Retro Sweets Selection – £13.49 at Amazon
Whisk your family members back to their childhoods’ with the Retro Sweets Selection from Amazon. Packed to the brim with sweets and treats, this gift is the ideal way to show someone that you care. The box of delicious goodies from the 1970s and 1980s is certain to put a big grin on your family members’ faces as they remember the years gone by.
The pack features a Sherbet Fountain, five Black Jack chews, five Fruit Salad chews, two Refresher chews, two mini Parma Violets tubes, two mini Love Hearts tubes, two Fizzers tubes, two candy whistles, four Rainbow Dust straws, two Drumstick lollies, five foiled chocolate coins, one Tongue Painter lolly, two candy lipsticks, a pack strawberry Chewits, two Happy Tattoo bubble gum, a Swirly lolly, three Traffic Light lollies, plus loads more.
4. The Vegan Hamper – £29.99 at Aldi
Living a plant-based lifestyle? If someone in your family is vegan, it can be tough to find suitable snacks and desserts during the festive season. Why not make their day with The Vegan Hamper from Aldi?
The beautifully presented range of tasty vegan-friendly treats will keep that special someone going throughout December. Inside a small wicker hamper box with black ribbon and tag, your family member will find a range of tasty little numbers they will love.
The hamper includes super tangy Strawberry Gourmet Gummy Candies, some Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies, a pack of Earl Grey Tea Bags, Moser Roth Strawberry Creams, Moser Roth Organic Dark Chocolate, Free-From Christmas Pudding, a pack of Specially Selected Medjoul Dates, a packet of Salted Caramel Vegan Truffles, and a full bottle of Estevez Chilean Merlot. Delish.
5. The Chocolate Celebration Hamper – £29.99 at Aldi
For the chocoholics in your life, only one gift will do. The Chocolate Celebration Hamper from Aldi will make all their sweetest dreams come true from the moment they open the box. This hamper comes in the same cute wicker box as the vegan selection. Filled with truly scrumptious treats that everyone will love, it’s the ideal way to lift the mood.
First up, the hamper includes Moser Roth Milk Chocolate Stirrers. Simply add some hot milk to a cup and stir these into them for the most indulgent hot chocolate. The tasty selection also includes Moser Roth Pink Gin Creams, a bar of Organic Caramel & Sea Salt Chocolate, some Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Pieces, the Chocolate Florentine Selection, a Chocolate Fruit and Nut Selection, a box of Marc de Champagne Truffles, Chocolate & Salted Caramel Biscuits, and a box of Milk, White and Dark Chocolates.
6. Cadbury Christmas Hamper – £30.00 at Cadbury Gifts
As if one chocolate gift hamper wasn’t enough, here’s another temptingly tasty offer for you. The Cadbury Christmas Hamper is exactly what it says on the tin. What would the Christmas break be without stuffing your face with Cadbury treats? If you want to get all of the classics sets in one place, getting the hamper for £30 is the answer.
Your family member, friend, or even you won’t know where to start with the huge variety. The gift set contains all of your festive favourites. You get a tub of Cadbury Heroes, a tub of Cadbury Roses, a Freddo Selection Box (the classic!), a carton of Maynards Bassetts Wine Gums, a carton of Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies, and a carton of Cadbury Eclairs. That should be enough to keep you going throughout the festive season.
7. The Craft Beer Boxset – £29.94 at Not On The High Street
The lead-up to Christmas is the ideal time to have a tipple. For the beer-lover in your life, finding the best present doesn’t have to be a struggle. While the pubs may be closed (who knows?!), there’s a way that they can enjoy their favourite drinks in the comfort of their home. The Craft Beer Boxset is a quirky gift hamper that they are sure to enjoy.
A celebration of the UK’s craft beer scene, this gift set is certain to whet their palette. Each box features eight different 330ml craft beers from breweries such as Brixton, Windsor and Eton, Freedom Brewery, Box Steam Holt’s, Manchester, William Bros, Artisan Brewing, Fire Island, and Stewart Brewing. You don’t get to find out what’s in each box until you get it. However, it’s worth noting that the majority will be pale ales with some lagers and stouts.
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