Whether you love it or you REALLY love it, Christmas 2020 is already on our doorsteps (well, a couple of months away anyway), which means it’s time to start the preparations. This year more than ever, it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you’ve got everything ready in good time before the big day.
If there’s one thing that gifting should never be, it is stressful, which is why we’re here to give a helping hampers.com hand. After all, bringing joy and wholehearted togetherness to gifting is our very mantra. Whether you’re looking to treat your mum, your grandad, your best friend or your friendly neighbour, we’ve got you covered with a whole range of brand-new Christmas hampers.
But what Christmas gift is best for wine connoisseurs, we hear you ask? If you’ve come here looking for the best Christmas wine gifts, then you are in the right place. In this blog we’ll take a look at the very best gifts on offer for the special person you’re looking to treat this festive season, with a focus on presents best-suited for those that are most partial to a glass (or bottle!) of red, white, bubbly or rosé.
Luxury Champagne & Christmas Chocolate Hamper
There is arguably no better way to mark a celebration than with a bottle of Champagne, and is there an occasion in the year bigger than Christmas? Famously found solely in the Champagne region of France, a bottle of fizz is a perfect way to mark the festive season and say ‘Merry Christmas’.
One of our favourites – and an absolute classic – is the Bollinger NV Brut, which subtly combines structure, length and vivacity to bring aromas of pear and brioche, not to mention notes of fresh walnut. In the Luxury Champagne & Christmas Chocolate Hamper (£115) we have expertly paired this mighty Champagne with some delicious Christmas chocolates, all presented in a golden gift box. Decadence is key with this one!
Luxury Traditional Christmas Hamper
If you want a gift that encapsulates everything that Christmas is (including sharing bottles of wine at the dinner table come December 25th) then look no further than the Luxury Traditional Christmas Hamper (£115). Starting with bottles of Rioja and Sauvignon Blanc, this basket of delights screams festivity, with traditional treats such as luxury mince pies, port and walnut Christmas pudding and Panettone complemented by a plethora of other delicious items. Trust us when we say the recipient of this will not be disappointed, and if you’re lucky you might even get to share.
Sleigh Bells Christmas Basket
Our Sleigh Bells Christmas Basket (£76) is similarly packed with a fantastic selection of food and wine and, yes, it is exactly as festively brilliant as it sounds. Bottles of Finca Amalia red wine and Di Maria Prosecco are the showstoppers in this set, with everything needed for a Christmas celebration, featuring traditional mince pies and Christmas pudding alongside other treats, such as fruit cake, biscuits and afternoon tea.
The Gold Standard Christmas
In case you haven’t noticed, we think the best wine gifts come in the form of personalised wine gift hampers, in which we are fortunately experts. A more modest red wine hamper, perfect for those who prefer a glass of rouge in the evening, is The Gold Standard Christmas tray (£45), which includes a bottle of Altos D’Olivia Gran Reserva Catalunya – a rich and varied red whose aromas are a mix of forest fruits and jam, with a backdrop of vanilla, pepper and bay. Complementing the wine is an array of golden goodies, from classic assorted chocolate to Gold Crown Christmas pudding, artisan coffee and gourmet popcorn, amongst others.
Chablis & Claret Christmas Gift
Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for her, or a nice present for dad, you can’t go far wrong with a festive wine gift set, particularly when it features bottles of both red and white wine. For a simple gift that will mean a lot, the Chablis & Claret Christmas Gift (£65) features two bottles of wine – one red and one white. Ideal if you’re looking to treat a wine lover that loves their different types equally, a bottle of full-bodied Chateau Haut Bellevue St Emilion is paired with a Chablis Domaine E Dampt, presented in a stylish wicker basket that can be reused for all occasions.
Prosecco & Christmas Chocolates
We have somehow managed to get this far into the blog without having mentioned Prosecco, so let’s put that right, shall we?
Sparkling wine that is found outside of the Champagne region of France, Prosecco is not only generally more affordable, but also bursting with its own differential flavours, perfect for a party mood. The Prosecco & Christmas Chocolates (£42) hamper is simple yet effective, boasting a bottle of Di Maria Prosecco and melt-in-the-mouth chocolates, this is sure to go down a treat.
In the event that you haven’t yet seen a hamper presented here that is quite right for you in your gifting endeavour, then you can check out our full range of luxury Christmas wine hampers.
Luxury Wine, Cheese & Pate Hamper
Not every wine lover is by default a fan of cheese, but we think it’s safe to say that the two go hand in hand, and are perfect accompaniments for one another. This means that wine paired with cheese is a fantastic Christmas gift idea for your sister or grandma, brother or colleague, and really anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.
While you can individually pair your loved ones’ favourite wines and cheeses, why not let the experts do it for you, with some of the very best cheese and wine hampers around? Our Luxury, Wine, Cheese & Pate Hamper (£69) is a truly sensational mix of delicious tastes, with an earthy Cabernet Sauvignon starring alongside two wheels of award-winning mature cheddar. Pots of perfect pâté, onion relish and pitted olives bring the flavour, with added treats making up the selection. If you are adamant in making the plunge yourself, then check out our ultimate guide to food and wine pairing, where the best selections are covered.
While you can certainly look at things like a wine tasting experience or even a wine subscription, with the uncertainty surrounding 2020 we think it’s best to go with the tried and the tested, where you can get free UK delivery and see the smile on a loved one’s face when they open their very own wine gift box.
We hope to have made your search for the best wine Christmas gifts as easy as possible with our suggestions in the blog, so that you can focus fully on bringing joy to your loved ones this Christmas.