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Best of: Hampers 1

Best of: Hampers

Here’s a festive Feast favourite – a round up of great hampers, packed with Norfolk food and drink

Bakers & Larners of Holt

Best of: Hampers 2Lift the lid on Bakers & Larners of Holt’s festive hampers, all filled to the brim with delicious treats from its award-winning Food Hall. If ever there has been a time to enjoy and share an indulgent treat – this year is it!  A luxury hamper from Bakers & Larners of Holt makes the perfect gift to send to loved ones this Christmas.

Each one of the delicious products you will discover has been carefully selected and includes indulgent treats, local produce and unique selections that you’ll not find anywhere else. Hampers are available to select in-store or order online where you can choose the date you’d like your hamper delivered.

Don’t forget to add a personalised gift message so your someone special knows who to thank for their surprise!

Walsingham Farms Shop
Little Walsingham

Best of: Hampers 3Hampers and gift boxes are a big part of the festive offering at Walsingham Farms Shop, one of the region’s biggest supporters of local producers, and there is pretty much one for every taste! For ease, there are several readymade hampers which you can just grab and go, or you can create your own bespoke number, adding whatever goodies you think your lucky friend or family member might love as a Christmas gift. Then let the good folk at Walsingham gift-wrap your creation – complete with a festive bow, of course! Fresh meat hampers include a whole Norfolk bronze turkey hamper, a free-range cockerel hamper, and a boneless breast joint hamper which is perfect for smaller gatherings of up to six people and a great option for those that like or require fewer leftovers! The deli hampers are ideal for a grazing table or buffet, and are especially useful for Boxing Day celebrations, while the cheese hampers need no introduction. There is both a local cheese one and a luxury cheese one and either, or preferably both, sound pretty irresistible to us.

Much is available online, the shop offers a free local delivery service plus a UK wide 24 hour mail order service, and their Norwich Market stall is now open as well.

St Giles Pantry

Best of: Hampers 4This new shop, on one of Norwich’s most charming streets, Upper St Giles, has a comprehensive range of local produce, from gins to chocolate, from cheese to biscuits – and much more.

There are well known favourites like Simon’s Table Marmalade, Eastgate medlar jelly and Duration beer and there are all manner of ready made hampers to choose from or you can create your own. There are both gift packs and hampers on offer so how about one for cheese lovers – think Broadland Brie, Binham Blue and something from Nortons Dairy, plus a jar of yummy Candi’s Chutney? Or one for wine lovers with a bottle or two of Flint wine from the Waveney Valley? All you need is a bit of imagination and that vital big red bow!

Old Hall Farm
Woodton, near Bungay

Best of: Hampers 5Who doesn’t love a Christmas hamper? Whether buying one for yourself, or sending to your nearest and dearest, a hamper is a real treat and Old Hall Farm do theirs in style. From an adorable Santa’s Hamper or Christmas Eve Hamper, for excited children of all ages on Christmas Eve (£20) to a Gin Lovers Hamper (£100), there is something for everyone. One that caught our eye was the Honey Lovers’ Hamper, with five different local honeys as well as a wildflower seed bomb to encourage bees and butterflies into the garden (£55). At the top end is the Best of Norfolk Hamper, priced between £50 and £250, containing everything we love best about Norfolk. Add in an Old Hall Farm Christmas card for the finishing touch.

Best of: Hampers 6Earsham Street Deli

Earsham Street Deli in Bungay is everyone’s favourite emporium and at Christmas, their hampers come into their own. From cheese to chocolates, Italian food luxuries to chutneys, Earsham Street Deli has a bespoke range available for you to send to loved ones both near and far. If you cannot choose, let the Deli Team do the hard work for you and put together something special. They also have a selection of their three most popular hampers ready to go, The Festive (£50), The Boxing Day Essentials (£55) and, catching our eye, The Local Hamper (£65) crammed with local tea, chocolate, oil, honey, medlar cheese and more. Visit their website today or call them to place your order.


Best of: Hampers 7Easters has taken the stress out of Christmas with their inaugural Christmas Vegetable Box. As one would expect from Easters, this box contains the very best of fruit and vegetables, including those all-important festive essentials including sprouts and satsumas, a great selection of cheese and cream, pre-cooked chestnuts, nuts and dates and, as if all that wasn’t enough, there is even a jar of cranberry sauce and a jar of red onion marmalade! Even better, there is free delivery across most of Norfolk, making this the ultimate stress-free buy. Packed to the brim with all the family favourites, this box is available to order now for Christmas.

Morton’s Family Farm
Skeyton, near Coltishall

Best of: Hampers 8Let Morton’s take all the pressure off Christmas by ordering one of their festive hampers. They showcase Christmas Hamper comes in small, medium, and large and includes turkey (either a whole or breast, depending on size), smoked salmon, pigs in blankets, pork and chestnut stuffing, smoked duck and chicken breasts and, to top it all off, a Christmas pudding, plus turkey gravy and bread/cranberry sauce. Prices start from £85. Also catching our eye is their specially curated Smoked Deli Hamper, filled with smoked duck/chicken breast, smoked salmon, smoked Lincolnshire Poacher, Marsh Pig Black Truffle Salami, and Candi’s Spiced Carrot Chutney, plus Peter’s Yard sourdough crisps. A delicious taste of Norfolk for just £47, and perfect for sending to family and friends. 

Staithe Smokehouse
Brancaster Staithe

Best of: Hampers 9Phil Hartshorne is offering a wonderful seafood hamper for the first time this Christmas. It’s going to contain a little bit of everything he produces, so expect delectable smoked salmon, kiln roasted smoked salmon, kiln roasted smoked mackerel, kiln roasted triple honey glazed smoked salmon, smoked shell on prawns, smoked crevettes, smoked salmon mousse, Monty’s mustard and Norton’s Dairy soft cheese – and his own smoked salt.

Wow! Priced at £60, seafood lovers are in for such a treat! You can add in Brancaster mussels and oysters for a bit more, too.

Hodson and Co – Cheese Room With Deli
Find them on Twitter and Instagram

Best of: Hampers 10This new deli, right in the heart of Aylsham, is a great hunting ground for local products, especially cheese as there are almost 40 varieties on offer! All the goodies – whether you love gin, jam, chutney, oils, mustards, coffee or tea – can be popped into a hamper, however big or small you like! Think of creating one for cheese lovers with maybe some Norfolk Mardler, Baron Bigod and St Helena? Or one for coffee lovers with some Give it Some Beans coffee and maybe some Norfolk cookies to dip into your mug! Whatever your loved one fancies, you’ll find it here. 

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