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Christmas food hampers to get you into the festive spirit

Christmas is around the corner, and preparations are in full swing. Key to the spirit of Christmas is gifting, and in case you don’t know where to look, we have the perfect Christmas food hampers guide for you. Happy celebrations!

It’s that time of the year again. There is a slight chill in the air, the streets are strewn with the last of fallen leaves and winters are about to set in. The Christmas spirit is slowly taking over, with restaurants launching special menus and cocktails, house parties having mulled wine and hot toddy instead of watermelon coolers and mojito, and several homes have pots filled with fruits soaking in rum.

No wonder, that Christmas is a time for families coming together and celebrating the spirit of togetherness. As you watch shops change from Diwali to Christmas decor and places decking up in red and white, your calendars might be beginning to get full with parties across the town. Christmas also comes with the promise of lovingly curated gifts and food, that you share with your close ones on this special day.

If you’re wondering what you can out under your family and friends’ Christmas trees this year, we have curated special guides for you. Be it fun and practical gifts that your close ones will cherish, or food and alcohol hampers that will speak of your love, these options are curated just for you and your loved ones.

And yes, we have options to cater to all your needs! So, check out these Christmas food hampers below.

Christmas food hampers that make for the perfect festive gift

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Christmas Hampers by ITC Hotels

The luxury collection hotels in Mumbai ITC Maratha & ITC Grand Central have launched their limited-edition Christmas hampers to celebrate the season of giving. The hampers, categorised as Noel, Snowflakes and Mistletoe, these hampers consist of goodies from Nutmeg & Fabelle. Indulge in treats such as Plum Cake, Nutmeg Signature Fudge, Chocolate Rocher’s, Festive Marzipan, Stollen, Festive Cookies, Hazelnut Dragees, Pistachio Dragees, Cranberry Dragees, Almond Dragees, Plum Pudding Jar, Fabelle Luxury Bars and more.

Where: Available at ITC Maratha, Sahar, Andheri East and ITC Grand Central Lower Parel Mumbai
Contact: 022 2830 3030 or restaurantreservation.itcmaratha@itchotels.in

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Christmas Hampers from Conrad Pune

Celebrate Christmas in full swing by gifting your loved ones hampers from Pune Sugar Box at Conrad Pune. The brand has a range of hampers such as Festive Spirit, Christmas Delight and Christmas Decadence, filled with treats such as Christmas cake, Christmas Praline, Shampoo & Shower gel – Lime & Tea Tree oil, Premium loose-leaf tea, Gingerbread cookies, Popcorn Tin, Champasc mild Dijon Mustard, Intense Sticks, Darkin Chocolates and a lot more.

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Contact: +91 7770 017241 or 020 67456745

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Christmas Hampers by JW Marriott Bengaluru

Unfold the magic of the Christmas season with hamper from JW Marriott Bengaluru. The hampers consist of plum cakes and handcrafted delicacies such as cranberry oatmeal granola, vanilla kipferl, chocolate coated almonds, cakes, and a lot more. You can also customise the hamlers to suit your needs!

Price: Rs 850/- onwards
Contact: +91 81306 72657 (for more details)

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Hampers from Sheraton Grand Brigade Gateway

Make Christmas more memorable with a curated collection of hampers by Sheraton Grand Brigade Gateway. Indulge your loved ones in baskets filled with goodies such as traditional Stollen Bread, Ginger Cookies, Minced Pie, Chocolate Santa, Plum Cake, Dundee Cake, and a whole lot more!

Price: INR 1,650 (plus taxes) onwards
Contact: +91 99000 31646/ +91 95919 96959 to know more

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Special Hampers by The Oberoi, New Delhi

Indulge your loved ones with some delightful treats by The Oberoi, New Delhi. Their baskets come complete with goodies such as cakes, cookies and a lot more, which will make your loved ones feel all the more special.

Price: INR 5,500 (plus taxes) onwards
Contact: +91 11 2430 4474 for more information

Bean To Bark offers chocolate in its purest form. The brand, a sister brand of Pink Harvest Farms, has launched a Cocoa Luxe Gift Box to bring in the Christmas festivities. The hamper comes with three servings of chocolate goodness, which will make your festivities sweeter.

Sonnets by Tata Coffee is a range of reserve single origin limited edition coffee. The coffee, produced in limited quantities, is made from high quality Arabica coffee beans. The coffee comes from a single estate, region,  and producer, possessing a unique flavour. This Christmas, gift a Sonnets by Tata Coffee hamper to your loved ones for the perfect winter brew.

1868 by Tata Tea offers a collection of specially curated tea blends inspired by India. The tea, combined with spices, fruits and flavours, has unique stories to share. This Christmas, gift your loved ones a selection of these specialised teas – paan cardamom, caramel green chilli, mango mint and more – to make their festivities better.

Rage Coffee, a brand that specialises in delicious, flavourful blends, is offering some fun hampers for this Christmas. Choose from various hampers such as the gift box of four, limited edition festive packs, barista box and more.

No party is complete without some cheese, and Katharos Foods has released the perfect cheese platter to make your host’s party better. Enjoy the selection of soft cheeses such as peri-peri, jalapenos, peppers, block cheese, with fruit, nuts, crackers and lavash. What’s more, the platter has vegan cheeses, to make your Christmas gift a memorable one for your loved ones.

DeVANS Modern Breweries Ltd offers a fine selection of premium beers, which will make your Christmas party gifting all the more better. Choose from varieties such as Godfather, Kotsberg and Six Fields brands, which will offer the best variety of beers as well as the optimum strength to make your evenings better. So, grab your packs and gift a hamper to your loved ones!

NRI Chaiwala is the brainchild of Jagdish Kumar, who returned from New Zealand to set up his tea chain in India. This Christmas, gift your loved ones delicious blends from the brand, to make their winter festivities all the more better.

With a legacy of 110 years, Luxmi Estates offers well-crafted tea blends. The brand is offering its specially curated Christmas Gift Hampers of Wellness. The hamper is available across the globe, and consists of four tea tins – a mix of recently launched teas. These make for the perfect gift for your loved ones who like their teas and are focussed on wellness.

There’s nothing that can go wrong with sweet treats, and this Christmas, make your loved ones’ festivities sweeter with hampers from Theos. Theos Patisserie and Chocolatier have a variety of tempting hampers, such as those with various dragees, cookies and dragees and more, to cater to all your needs.

Christmas is made better with chocolates and sweets, and some of our favourites since childhood have been those by Mars Wrigley. Think iconic chocolates such as Snickers, Skittles and Galaxy – these delicious flavour bombs have made special moments better. So, this Christmas, gift your little ones Chocolate hampers from Mars Wrigley. Containing Snickers, Galaxy and Skittles, these will surely make your little ones’ day (and for your adult friends and family, too!)

You can buy them at shops close to you.

Sassy Teaspoon, the popular bakery in Mumbai, is offering its delicious offerings as hampers for Christmas. Choose from the All I Want For Christmas Hamper, which contains a Christmas cake, pretzel chocolate bark, cookies, popcorn and more, the Naughty & Nice Hamper, Holly Jolly Hamper or Santa’s Surprise hamper, each with various offerings of its popcorn, cookies and cakes. You can also gift your loved ones Sassy’s Christmas desserts such as Santa’s Hat, Yule Log, Frosted Christmas Cake, Santa’s Fudge and a whole lot more.

The best way to get into the Christmas spirit as an adult is with a nice mug of beer or a glass of mulled wine. Adding to the same, over the last couple of years, has been meads. And Moonshine Meadery is offering its Christmas special Apple Pie Mead to make for the perfect Xmas hamper this year. Made with Kashmiri apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and rum-soaked raisins, the mead has about 6.5 per cent alcohol content and will be the perfect flavour to bring in Christmas.

There’s no better way to celebrate than with desserts, and NOTO believes in spreading happiness through healthy desserts so. So, this Christmas, be sure to gift your loved ones some scrumptious offerings from Frozen dessert tubs, fruit pops & pancake syrups. With zero added sugar, these treat are gluten-free and vegan, and will make for the perfect gift.

If you’re going for a Christmas party, one of the best gifts you can give is premium alcohol. Skull X is the newest premium vodka on the market, and will make for the perfect token of love and appreciation for your loved ones! The smooth vodka has a light, refined flavour profile, and makes for great cocktails (or had plain). So, get your bottles and gift them to your friends and family, and revel in the festivities!

Wines are key to festivities. So, this Christmas, gift your loved ones Skinny Witch Italian Prosecco. The beautifully blended, deep-bodied wine has fruity notes that add to the weight and richness. The subtle fragrance is a mood-freshener, making for the perfect, slightly sweet beverage to gift (and sip on) this Christmas.

Festivities can take a toll on your health. Endless days of parties and late nights for work affect our health in more ways than one. This is why you need to gift your loved ones a token for their health. Choose from Vi & Ash’s gummies for hair, sleep and energy, to ensure that they stay at their healthiest.

Christmas is the time for giving, and Hotel Royal Orchid Bangalore has the perfect gift for your loved ones. This Christmas, surprise them with hampers by the hotel, complete with a variety of gourmet goodies such as chocolates, plum cake, minced pie, cookies and more. Hampers start at Rs 999 plus taxes.

Spread the festive love and celebrate Christmas with gift hampers from Nush Mush. The bakery has launched its Christmas Hamper, which comes complete with Hazelnut Krispy Crunch, Belgian Chocolate Champaign Fudge and Salted Caramel Popcorn, the patrons can look forward to their gifting, celebrations and sweet tooth cravings. The hamper is available for Rs 950.

Christmas is here, and it’s the time for merryment and togetherness. Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket is offering some amazing offerings, courtesy Executive Chef Vineet Bahuguna. The hotel is offering a variety of cakes, cookies, puddings and more. These include Honey Almond Walnut Tart, Mexican Five Spice Brownie, German Christmas Stollen,Dundee Cake, Double Chocolate Yule Log, Ginger Cookie, Mini Ginger Bread Hut, Fancy Ginger Bread Hut, Chocolate Santa and Chocolate Truffle box, along with customised hampers to suit your needs.

If artisanal cheese is what you love, check out the cheese hampers from Cremeitalia. The brand is offering a variety of cheese and hampers for you to gift your loved ones, such as Burrata, Cream Cheese, Mascarpone and an exquisite appetiser, Fiordilatte Cherry.

Sober & Co, a great ready-to-drink beverage and cocktail mixer, is a great option for your Christmas gifting this year. Check out the six flavours that they have on offer, which will make for great fruity, floral and even spiced beverages for you to sip on.

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Limited Edition Hampers by Sorrentina

Sorrentina Honestly Italian has launched a set of Christmas hampers to help you bring in the festive cheer. Choose from their limited edition menu, consisting of Gingerbread cookies, Panforte – Chocolate Almond Fudge, Santa’s Christmas Cake and Cinnamon Straws, among other things. Order online via Swiggy or Zomato.

Visit the website here.

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Hot Chocolate and more by Roastery Coffee House

It’s the time for hot chocolate with marshmallows, warm socks and spiced plum cakes. With Christmas only a few days away, indulge in special menus, brunches and lots of hot chocolate and coffee by Roastery Coffee House with their specially curated hampers.

Price: INR 1,200

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Edible Toppers from Confect

Make your loved ones’ Christmas special by gifting them edible toppers from Confect. The brand, by Chef Gauri Varma, is offering these toppers that can be used on cakes and cupcakes. 100 per cent vegetarian, these toppers are handmade and handcut, and are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Not only that, these toppers are ready to use.

Visit the website here.

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Gift Sets from Isvara Tea

Make your tea-loving friends and family’s tea-time special with Isvara’s hampers this Christmas. The set includes a Herb Basket tea box, which is a caffeine-free tea with pinkish hues, floranl notes and hints of whole spices. The kit also contains Amethyst gem tea filter, Iśvara forest honey and a sheesham spoon.

Price: INR 1,400

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Hampers from The Gift Studio

The Gift Studio has released an assortment of Christmas hampers to bring in the festive cheer. Choose from Coffee and Xmas Cheer Hamper, Holiday Hampers that include cakes, cookies and other sweets or the Sweetness Hamper to make yours and your loved ones’ celebrations special.

To order, visit the website here.

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Healthy Snacks by Beyond Snack

The perfect gift to fill up those Secret Santa baskets for the health freaks is here! Beyond Snack is offering discounts and hampers of their popular banana chips. With flavours such as original, peri peri, salt and black pepper, and sour cream onion and parsley, the brand offers a unique, flavourful spin to the traditional snack. You can purchase these at a special 25 per cent discount on a pack of three and above.

To order, click here.

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Chocolates from Criollo

Criollo is offering delicious artisanal chocolates that will make your Christmas special. Choose from a range of organic, dairy-free, and preservative-free treats such as bonbons, bark thins, and bars, in nostalgic flavours such as tamarind, guava chilly, and mango chutney, and more.

Price: INR 200 onwards

All images: Courtesy brands

Hero Image: Courtesy of Jonathan Meyer/Pexels; Featured Image: Courtesy of Nati Melnychuk/Unsplash 

Christmas food hampers to get you into the festive spirit

Anushka Goel

Anushka has worked with publications such as Times of India and Being Indian. A graduate from Xavier Institute of Communicatios, she specialises in entertainment, food and travel. She also likes to write about sustainability and beauty. When not working, you can catch her reading a book, tending to her plants, cooking or playing an instrument.

   

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