Shop Local - Christmas Hampers from Independent Norfolk Retailers
Published date: October 2020
With Christmas fast approaching why not try something different this year by sourcing your presents closer to home and supporting local businesses. In Norfolk we are spoilt for choice, with many independent retailers offering festive hampers, from fine homemade foods and drink to cleverly crafted creations; nothing says Christmas quite like a luxurious hamper. Brimming with sumptuous and mouth-watering treats, a Christmas hamper is arguably the perfect Christmas gift and can easily be personalised and tailored for all tastes and budgets.
Hampers originated in medieval times, when wicker baskets were used, something that has remained unchanged today. The Christmas hamper tradition was born when affluent Victorian families handed hampers as gifts to their staff at Christmas. Today this popular gift is still widely given to celebrate the festive period as well as birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations and events throughout the year and to treat loved ones to a little bit of extravagance and enjoyment.
So, if you are stuck for ideas of what to buy this Christmas, take a look at the following independent Norfolk retailers who are offering gift hampers to delight, indulge and surprise the special people in your life.
Buy beautifully presented food and drink gift hampers including luxury, local produce from Jarrold. If you are looking for the ultimate treat, corporate gift or special gift for friends, family or even yourself, choose a Jarrold Hamper this Christmas. With so many to choose from, the difficult part is selecting which one to buy! Their Taste of Norfolk Hamper contains local produce and is a taster of what Norfolk has to offer. There is a Gin Lovers Hamper, Vegan Hamper, Jarrold Afternoon Tea Hamper and The Beekeeper Hamper - for those who enjoy the sweet taste of local honey. There is a Sugar Free Hamper, Gluten Free Hamper, Sweet Tooth Hamper, Jarrold Tickled Pink Hamper, Gentleman’s Gift Hamper, Festive Hamper and a Wine Experts Christmas Collection Hamper, containing a special wine selection chosen by their in store wine expert, Vernon Banham and presented in a Jarrold branded wicker basket. Customers can also buy an Afternoon Cream Tea Fresh Hamper, Norfolk Cheese Fresh Hamper and a Cheese Selection Fresh Hamper. The pièce de résistance is their Family Christmas Hamper that contains luxurious Christmas products for the whole family, including a bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne, local favourites from Gnaw and The Garden Pantry and all the nibble and treats to see you through the festive season. These Jarrold hampers contain a wide range of locally produced products including gin, preserves, chutneys, cake, chocolates and biscuits.
Hampers at Jarrold range from £30.00 - £165.00. To find out more about all the hampers available to order from Norfolk’s Jarrold Department Store, please go to their website.
Bakers and Larners
Bakers and Larners of Holt offer a wide selection of fabulous hampers that make the perfect Christmas gift. Choose from their Norfolk Cheese Selection Hamper featuring some of the very best Norfolk-produced cheeses, all packed carefully in a stylish Bakers & Larners of Holt carry pack, Festive Fizz Hamper, Port and Stilton Hamper, Snowflake Splendour Hamper, or Christmas Temptation Hamper to name just a few. Then there’s their jewel in their hamper selection crown, The Regal – containing everything you need for a perfect festive feast and more! The Regal features not one, but two stylish Bakers & Larners of Holt wicker baskets filled to the brim with tempting treats to eat, drink and enjoy. Their Baker Bear is a unique addition to The Regal this year, and this adorably chap is helping them raise money for their chosen charity of the year, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. If your budget can’t quite stretch to The Regal, then there are plenty of other medium priced and sized hampers from which to choose, including their Prestige Hamper, Fine Feast Hamper, Christmas Day Cheer Hamper, Glad Tidings Hamper, Merry Christmas Hamper, Season’s Greetings Hamper, Sleigh Ride Hamper and their Local Luxuries Hamper that consists of a stylish and useful 20" Bakers & Larners of Holt hamper basket filled to the brim with exceptional treats from Norfolk’s finest food and drink producers. There are hampers for every budget and taste and their Norfolk Noel Hamper is very reasonably priced and contains a variety of locally produced treats that have been handpicked for those who want to share a little bit of Norfolk with their loved ones.
Prices range from £25.00 - £500.00. To find out more about the range of hampers from Bakers and Larners of Holt, please go to their website.
The Norfolk Deli
Order handwoven wicker hampers, boxes or trays filled with delicious and delightful Norfolk products including cakes, wines, spirits, ales and preserves and share some of the very best tastes and flavours of Norfolk with your loved ones. These unique gifts only contain "Made in Norfolk" produce and make the perfect gift for someone special, employees, colleagues and clients this Christmas. The Norfolk Deli offer their own range of filled hampers to choose from that have been carefully considered and created or customers can build their own bespoke hamper from a huge selection of products. Their pre-filled hampers include For the Love of Coffee, Time 4 Tea, Santa Baby, Norfolk Sweet, Norfolk Orchards, Norfolk Heat, Norfolk Charcuterie, Norfolk Heroes, The Norfolk, Norfolk Heatwave, Honey for my Hunny, Norfolk Indulgence, Normal for Norfolk, Norfolk Lush, Norfolk Decadence, Flavours of Norfolk, Norfolk Flavours, and The Ultimate Norfolk 2020 - an extensive collection of Norfolk cheeses, wines, bubbles, beers, spirits, accompaniments and more!
To find out more about the hampers available at The Norfolk Deli, please go to their website.
Norfolk in a Box
A small family business located in west Norfolk, who are passionate about all things local and who love to promote Norfolk produce that is produced on the many fabulous farms across the county. They deliver fresh vegetables and fruit directly to your home or workplace throughout the year and they also sell luxury hampers too. These include: Norfolk Kettle Corn & Biscuits, Norfolk Apple Juice, Cake & Biscuits, Chocolate & Popcorn Vegan/Vegetarian Hamper, Chocolate & Popcorn Luxury Norfolk Hamper, Norfolk Tea & Biscuits Hamper, small, medium and large Norfolk Luxury Hampers, Norfolk Chocolate Luxury Hamper, Norfolk Luxury Fruit Juice Hamper, Norfolk Cheese & Chutney Luxury Hamper, Norfolk Nelson Gold & Cheese Luxury Hamper, Norfolk Expresso Martini & Cheese Luxury Hamper and a Norfolk Vodka & Cheese Luxury Hamper. There is also the option to build your own hamper.
Their hampers range from £18.50 - £59.50. If you would like to find out more about Norfolk in a Box hampers, please go to their website.
Why not order a Gnaw hamper this Christmas, filled with delicious, sweet treats that have been lovingly made in Norfolk? If you are looking for something a little different, let Gnaw help you out with a little taste of Norfolk this Christmas. Gnaw’s chocolate treats are handcrafted at their Norwich base using high quality ingredients and make the ideal gift for chocolate lovers. There are a number of hampers available including their Super-Duper Hamper, Gnawish Hamper, Gnawfully Big Hamper, Delightfully Delicious Hamper and for those who like to pick exactly what goes in, a Create Your Own Chocolate Hamper.
For more information about their hampers, please go to the Gnaw website.
Order a bespoke hamper made exactly as you want it from Amaretto Deli, St George’s Street, Norfolk. With a shop full of goods that are perfect for a Christmas gift hamper, Amaretto Deli offer a hamper service, both pre-made or create your own for a personal touch. If you would like a bespoke, individual gift for a loved one, employee, friend or client, Amaretto Deli can help you create the perfect hamper.
To find out more about ordering a gift hamper from Amaretto Deli, please go to their website.
Those who enjoy gin, especially Norfolk gin, will be familiar with Black Shuck. This Norfolk business offers a wide range of products including many gins, liqueurs, rum and hampers. Black Shuck hampers contain an assortment of Black Shuck goodies, including gin, tonics, preserves, snacks and glassware.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Black Shuck hampers, please visit their website.
Do you know of any other independent Norfolk retailers who provide hampers? If so, please get in touch with the details.