The very best baskets and presents for the foodies in your life this Christmas

Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself or a loved one who’s spoiled this Christmas, we’ve worked hard to find the best food and drink options that will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Here at LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine we’re not that interested in doing anything in half. So get ready for some really luxurious indulgent obstacles and goodies to make sure Christmas 2020 throws the rest of the year in the dust. After the year it won’t be difficult, but we don’t need an apology. If you want to make your festive season a truly breathtaking one, read on to find some of the best foodie barriers, fillers, and gifts you can get your hands on.

Complete obstacles

With all the hard work being done for you, obstacles are a great way to show someone you love how much you care and miss them, and of course you can indulge yourself too.

The Iconic, Deluxe Charcuterie and Deluxe Spanish hamper from Iberico

The Iberica restaurant group wants to bring their selection of traditional Spanish goodies to your doorstep and who could argue when their baskets look this good? Perfect for small Christmas gatherings or the perfect gift for the person in your life who can’t get enough of Spanish food. Their tidbits range from iconic to luxurious. The legendary version offers a selection of premium products including Manchego cheese, sliced ​​chorizo, sherry vinegar, red wine (Heraclio Alfaro Crianza), olive oil, biscuits and much more, while the deluxe version offers double the amount of items.

Price: £ 50, £ 90, £ 150
Where to buy: ibericarestaurants.com

Carluccios Il Massimo

If you could pack all of your favorite Italian specialties in one box, we’d bet it would look the same. Prosecco Fraciacorta Brut 25, Carluccio’s famous chocolate star line, filled with a rich and creamy hazelnut filling, biscuits that melt in the mouth and candied clementine segments coated with chocolate. It all ended with the Italian Christmas must-have panettone.

Price: £ 90
Where to buy: carluccios.com

Bolney’s Christmas Eve basket

Bolney designed this special basket to give you the goodies you need to enjoy the night before Christmas in style – in front of the fire, with your nearest and dearest. Everything you need for Christmas Eve, one of the most magical nights of the year, can be found here in one handy basket. There are sweet and savory nibbles that make everyone happy. Gingerbread, cocoa-dusted almonds and cheeses.

There are also some rich and fruity mince pies that are best enjoyed with a glass of Bolneys Pinot Noir in the basket, or those in a more solemn mood can pop the cork on the Cuvée Rosé. Make Christmas this year with your Christmas Eve basket, just leave enough space for Christmas Day!

What’s in the wicker: 75cl Cuvée Rosé, 75cl Pinot Noir, mince pies, gingerbread biscuits, Charbonnel and Walker cocoa almonds, sable cheese, fennel and chilli.

Price: £ 110
Where to buy: bolneywineestate.com

Bolney Christmas Wine and Cheese Lovers’ Hamper

What better way to celebrate the perfect holiday than with this heavenly basket, handpicked for an unforgettable Christmas? When you open the lid, you’ll find Bolney’s superb Blanc de Blanc and Pinot Noir to freshen you up for the feast ahead. A trio of cheeses: English Cheddar, Tunworth (England’s version of Camembert) and Stilton in a Pot go perfectly with the wines and nibbles in the basket. These include spelled crackers and toast for cheese, as well as their own brand new Bolney Bacchus Chutney.

Dessert is also covered – half a kilo of luxury Christmas pudding, cocoa-dusted almonds and mint thinners to finish off. And because no Christmas is complete without this festival, you can round off your evening with a rich, 10 year old Tawny Port for a really happy Christmas.

Price: £ 195
Where to buy: bolneywineestate.com

Delicario hearty Christmas basket

This is just one of the many barriers facing Delicario – the online deli that carefully selects products from small sustainable producers of authentic regional European delicacies. These baskets contain a range of delicacies that will make your Christmas party a show stopper, including pasta filled with truffles, ragu, sea salt, organic smoked salmon, truffle cream, panettone, champagne (Champagne Brut Prestige Premier Cru, Damien buffet) and a splendid one Red wine (Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG 2017, Pagus Bisano).

Price: £ 210
Where to buy: delicario.com

Luxury Christmas basket from Maison Samadi

If you usually love roaming the streets of London looking for those wonderful gifts from the many local craft stores that adorn the city, but Covid had other plans for you, you’ll be happy to know you are doing so now can do this from the comfort of your home. Cosaporto is a premium style concierge service that aims to bring you a range of retailers this season.

For the ultimate gift of this festive season, Maison Samadi, Knightsbridge’s legendary chocolatier, has pulled out all the stops with its luxurious basket loaded with the finest chocolates made by its artisans. Discover gianduja truffles, dates soaked in chocolate, candy, and chestnut ice cream, as well as a host of other delicious treats. The basket arrives adorned with preserved flowers and is a real show stopper for someone special.

Price: £ 279.50 each
Where to buy: cosaporto.it

Carluccios Il Grandioso

Say hello to the ultimate Christmas present, Carluccio’s Il Grandioso basket. The beautiful wicker basket is loaded with the best artisanal Italian products. Discover products from Italy’s best suppliers who have been perfecting their recipes for generations. From the popular Panettone Tradizonale, a staple on every Italian festive table, to Fichi al Rhum to tender figs marinated in rum as well as a bottle of Prosecco, extra virgin olive oil and Vin Santo dessert wine. This is perfect for the pre-Christmas dinner parties.

Price: £ 300
Where to buy: carluccios.com

Burren Smokehouse luxury basket

The Ireland-based Burren Smokehouse has a selection of baskets in a variety of sizes and with a range of different items. However, if you really want to push the boat out, the luxury basket should be in your shopping basket.

This basket contains no less than 18 items including a 75cl bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne, 500g each of three different types of organic Burren smoked Irish salmon, Galway crystal champagne flutes, Irish whiskey and tumblers as well Goat cheese, beetroot chutney, fudge, spices and more.

Price: 495 € (392 £)
Where to buy: burrensmokehouse.com

Obstruct content or individual gifts

Whether you want to put together your own personal basket or are looking for gifts on the topic of food and drink, we have the right thing for you too.

Paxton and Whitfield’s Truffle Cheese Collection

A collection of Paxton’s best-selling truffle cheeses; paired with white truffle honey and charcoal crackers, this is the perfect feast or Christmas present for a truffle fan. This decadent truffle cheese collection for four to six people includes the best-selling Brillat Savarin aux Truffes (200 g) and Moliterno with truffles (250 g), accompanied by the perfectly paired truffle honey (60 g) and a pack of charcoal crackers (80 g).

Brillat Savarin aux Truffes is a triple cream colored cow’s milk cheese from Burgundy, which contains the luxurious addition of Cote d’Or summer truffles, while Moliterno with truffles is a beautiful Sardinian ewe milk cheese, which is then mixed with black truffle paste and matured for 60 days. Drizzle with the honey and serve on the crispy, hearty crackers.

Price: £ 45
Where to buy: paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk

A gin miniature gift package

Gin lovers will be delighted with a gift box with miniatures and what better way to introduce them to a new brand than providing them with a selection of samples? It contains four 5 cl bottles of One Gin, including the classic, bold and unmistakably hearty sage menu and the orchard with fresh sage and apple drops. One Gin is also an ethical brand – part of the One Foundation – with every bottle of gin sold being used to fund clean water projects around the world.

Price: £ 20
Where to buy: thespiritofone.com

Badiani Classic Panettone

Would it be Christmas without the traditional Italian sweet bread panettone? We don’t think so, and this classic panettone from the renowned Pomposi family just doesn’t compare to your average. With the finest honey, Australian raisins and candied Washington oranges, you can enjoy a moment of pure Christmas joy with the whole family.

Price: £ 35
Where to buy: cosaporto.it

The Edinburgh Beer Factory selection box

Paolozzi Lager is a full-bodied, unpasteurized lager with 5.2% v. BC, which was brewed from 100% barley malt and was voted the best Helles / Munich lager in Great Britain at the World Beer Awards for three years in a row. Eduardo Paolozzi’s “Illumination and the Eye” is shown on the bottle label in the warehouse.

This gift package gives you the full Edinburgh Beer Factory experience. You can try all of the core products in the range, including the multi-award winning Paolozzi Lager, Futurism Modern Brown, and Moonstrips Smoky Wheat.

Price: £ 35
Where to buy: edinburghbeerfactory.co.uk

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