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Top festive foodie feasts

Much is likely to be different this Christmas, but you can still eat, drink and be merry! We’ve sourced the most delicious food hampers to share with friends and family. By giving the gift of food it’s also a brilliant way to support the hard-pushed artisan, restaurant and events industries.


Mac & Wild is a game restaurant celebrating all things wild and Scottish. If you can’t get there in person it‘ll come to you as a Virtual Festive Dining Kit. Either watch the cooking demo when suits, or up the ante with a live cook-a-long with co-founder Andy Waugh. Festive Burger Kit, £25 per head. Festive Chateaubriand Kit, £30 per head. Macandwild.com


If you’re longing to give someone a hug this Christmas but won’t be able to do so in person, send the Forman & Field Ultimate Christmas Care Package. Designed to feed two, its contents include dinner with many trimmings, a half bottle of fizz and even festive crackers! In short: Christmas in a box. Forman & Field Ultimate Christmas Care Package, £99.95 formanandfield.com


Cow & Claw by Caper and Berry deliver a seriously decadent dinner, with straightforward instructions, to cook at home. Think lobster, steak, all the trimmings and the best quality ingredients. Upgrade with Albury Estate wine, Tunworth cheese or signature chocolate brownie. An amazing selection of hampers are also available. £85 for two, plus £12 delivery. caperandberry.co.uk



“My family love this”, said Jamie Oliver of ChalkStream when he championed their trout during lockdown #1 as part of his Save our British Artisan Farmers initiative. ChalkStream delivers nationwide and two delicious new Christmas boxes are on offer, celebrating rainbow trout reared in Hampshire’s gin-clear waters. The Christmas Box (pictured), £30, contains 1 x 200g cold smoked trout, 1 x 125g hot smoked trout, paté, potted trout and a jar of The Wasabi Company Mayonnaise. The Large Christmas Box, £50, includes all the above doubled up. Gift cards from £10. chalkstreamfoods.co.uk


The Newt in Somerset’s Christmas Hamper, £65, is full of artisan festive treats that are homegrown, simple but very special. Think a variety of cyders, a bar of very superior Blond, Lemon and Thyme chocolate, and a jar of Black Bee Orchard Honey. All packed into a beautiful and reusable gift box. shop.thenewtinsomerset.com


New this year is the classic Sipsmith Dirty Martini set, with Wolseley Savoury Oat Biscuits, Organic Green Olives, Salted Almonds and a 20cl bottle of Sipsmith London Dry. You’ll also get a Dirty Martini recipe card – when martini hour happens is up to the recipient! The Wolseley Sipsmith Dirty Martini Cocktail Gift Box, £45. thewolseley.com


Starry event planner Rocket has turned its skills to A Cook’s Tour: live monthly cook-alongs with ingredients delivered to your door and a restaurant-quality meal at the end of it. The packaging is eco, there are freebie treats to enjoy (there were a couple of sparklers on Bonfire Night), and you discover new ingredients and clever cooking tips. Subscribe, join a one-off Cook’s Tour or send as a gift. £60, plus £4.95 delivery. rocketfood.com








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