Gourmet Gifts: The best restaurant hampers for Christmas 2020

Packed full of delicious food and drink, these hampers are a great way to send some festive cheer to far-away friends and fellow foodies. After a tough year, we all deserve a bit of indulgence, so if you want to keep one for yourself, there’s no judgement here!

The Wolseley – Gift sets from £27.50
Bring the magic of The Wolseley home this Christmas with a selection of gourmet gifts and elegant hampers. You could send your boss some of their fabulous loose leaf tea or treat your favourite neighbour to a confectionary box filled with buttery shortbread, salted caramel florentines, and hazelnut praline truffles. For the gin lover in your life, there’s a Sipsmith Dirty Martini kit that’s sure to make their next home Happy Hour extra special.

The Quality Chop House – Deluxe Christmas Hamper £110
Santa, if you’re listening, this is the hamper we’d like to find under our tree this Christmas. In the QCH branded tote bag, you’ll find festive essentials like mince pies, plum jam and Christmas pudding, plus savoury treats like piccalilli and their famous pork pie. With a bottle of red and some bubbles thrown in for good measure, you’ve got everything you need to make it a December to remember.

Hicce – Boxing Day hamper £85
Hicce have put together a Boxing Day hamper that’s perfect for leisurely snacking in front of the TV. There are hand-picked French cheeses, award-winning charcuterie, and savoury snacks like salted almonds and spicy olives. You can even jazz up your turkey sandwich with some of their homemade chilli jam and apple and pear chutney.

Iberica – Spanish hampers from £50
With travel plans put on hold this year, we’ve relied on restaurants like Iberica to take our taste buds on a culinary journey. Their hampers are packed with Spanish delicacies like hand-carved jamon, truffle-infused Manchego cheese, Cantabrian anchovies, salted Marcona almonds, and wonderful wines.

Jikoni – Hug in a Box £85
Ravinder Bhogal’s Marylebone restaurant has three hampers on offer, but the Hug in a Box is our top pick for gifting. Inside, you’ll find a bottle of South Pickenham English sparkling wine, paan and cashew fudge, Jikoni Mix (an addictive Kenyan Bombay mix), and beautiful block print napkins to brighten up your dinner table. The chutneys – beetroot, Bengali tomato, and banana ketchup – are perfect for spicing up cheese boards and festive leftovers.

Wright Brothers – Seafood gift boxes from £55
Thanks to Wright Brothers, you can enjoy spectacular seafood at home or send some to a fish-loving friend. Snap up one of the last few delivery slots and choose from stunning shellfish platters, smoked fish, oysters, and more. Why not treat your favourite couple to the luxury hamper for two? With Morecambe Bay oysters, Kaviari caviar, smoked salmon and Champagne, it’s guaranteed to impress.

Côte – Gourmet gift selection £89.95
For the keen cook who deserves a special treat, Côte will deliver an impressive selection of fine French foods. With ingredients like black olive tapenade, raspberry vinegar, and fleur de sel, home cooks can take their recipes to the next level. The gift box also includes sweet treats like dark chocolate with sea salt and bottles of red, white and sparkling wine.

If you’re still looking for gift ideas, head over to Instagram and check out our foodie gift guide.

Photo Credit: Matt Austin for Wright Brothers and David Loftus for The Wolseley. All other images courtesy of the restaurants.