Christmas is well and truly looming on the horizon now, and chances are pretty good you’ve got at least one person you’re struggling to buy for. But don’t panic, because we’ve got the solution – our gorgeous Create Your Own hamper service! Choose from over 50 hand-picked artisan products to create a delicious gift that’s guaranteed to please – because after all, everyone loves fabulous food and drink. That being said, we know it can be tricky to know where to start if you’re creating your own beautiful hamper from scratch, so we’ve put together a handy how-to guide to help you come up with the perfect present. Without further ado, we present: Five Steps to Create Your Own Hamper!
What’s the occasion?
This might seem like an obvious question – of course, it’s Christmas! But what’s your plan for this hamper? Is it a box full of goodies for a whole family to share? Is it a supply of delicious nibbles to keep everyone going before Christmas Dinner? Is it a comfort food collection to enjoy in front of a festive movie? Thinking about how your lucky loved ones will enjoy it will really help you decide what to choose.
Savoury or sweet tooth?
A crucial question to ask yourself – is your friend or loved one a chocoholic or a cheesefiend? Do they want savoury snacks or sweet treats? For those who like to keep things savoury, we recommend our fabulous cheese selection from multiple-award-winners Bath Soft Cheese, Somerset Charcuterie’s incredibly moreish Red Wine & Blue Cheese Pokers, or Pistachio Provenance’s lovely nuts. For those who love a sugar hit, check out Choc on Choc’s handmade treats (we love their beautiful solid chocolate macarons, below) or the fabulous fudge from Meg’s Cottage.
To booze or not to booze?
If the lucky recipient likes a cheeky tipple, we’ve got some great choices – Stoney Bonk, a warming mix of cider and ginger beer from Honey’s Midford, is one of our bestsellers and great for foodies who love to discover something new. Or if it’s a classic you’re after, you can’t beat Bath Gin for a festive G&T! For those who stay off the hard stuff, Henny & Joe’s chai syrup is a gorgeous winter warmer, especially with warm frothy milk. Don’t forget to think about how drinks will go with the food you’ve picked – check out this blog post on food & drink pairing for advice.
Tie it all together
Speaking of pairings, don’t forget to include snacks that can be enjoyed together – if you’ve picked some of our Bath Soft Cheese, we’d recommend Bath Oliver Biscuits and In A Pickle chutney for an instant cheeseboard, while sweet treats such as the Organic Cake Co’s bakes call for a mug of Teahuggers’ Earl of Bath to wash them down. And if you’re going to include Henny & Joe’s chai syrup, thinking about adding Roundhill Roastery coffee to make the ultimate dirty chai latte.
Add the finishing touches
Finally, put the cherry on top – add one of our gorgeous extra gifts, like Amanda Brown’s fabulous Bath tea towels, or a stylish Taste of Bath jute bag, and don’t forget to add your own personal message to the hamper at checkout. Then all that’s left is to pick a delivery date, and leave the rest up to us! Click here to Create Your Own hamper now…