The best springtime hampers to help you enjoy a perfect Easter weekend
If there were ever a year to splash out on a hamper full of seasonal goodies, it’s this one. Whether you want to reach out to a loved one who is celebrating alone or you simply want an excuse to welcome in the changes ahead, there’s guaranteed to be a box that will rise to the occasion. We’d lined up a few of our favourite offerings, from the traditional to the truly decadent.
Pied à Terre’s Easter Gifting Hamper
Pied à Terre, one of the longest standing Michelin-starred restaurants in London, has created the ultimate foodie hamper to be enjoyed this Easter. Amongst the goodies is sliced smoked salmon, duck meat pressé, rabbit and olive terrine, boquerones, sweet pickled chillies and burrata, all perfectly packed-up in a jute bag, ready to take on a bank holiday picnic. Chocolate treats, an Easter must-have, include Valrhona Mini Chocolate Eggs and their homemade chocolate and Cointreau truffles. There is also salted caramel spread, lemon and mint pâte de fruits and a scented candle. Finally, a bottle of Gallimard Blanc de Noir Champagne is included and there is the option to add-on a tin of luxurious caviar. Order online here for £195.
Fortnum and Mason’s Extraordinary Easter Hamper
This Easter, send a little joy to a loved one’s doorstep with a hamper curated especially for the season by one of the nation’s most beloved luxury brands. Discover a host of springtime sensations in their extraordinary basket. Nestled inside this delectable hamper you will find an abundance of Fortnum’s seasonal favourites alongside a bottle of their celebration-ready Blanc de Blancs Champagne, a bottle that delivers elegant, light floral notes and refreshing acidity. For a sweet morning pick-me-up, there are toast-ready tipples in the form of Rhubarb and Raspberry Conserve. Sip alongside a cup of their Easter Blend Tea, with colourful marigold and cornflower blossoms, a delectable dunking partner to their crumbly Easter Hazelnut and Blonde Chocolate Shortbread and Gluten-Free Easter Simnel Biscuits. After all, there is no finer coupling than tea and biscuits. All of this along with Fortnum’s Praline Scotch Egg are picked, packed and ready to be devoured. So what are you waiting for? An extraordinary Easter feast awaits. Order online here.
Melrose and Morgan
This Easter, Melrose and Morgan, the North London modern grocer and kitchen, have launched their new range of gifting baskets, alongside their home-baked Easter treats and seasonal produce, all available to order online or collect from their shops. Each of the cane gift baskets is filled with the very best artisanal produce, containing seasonal Easter treats baked using recipes perfected by founders Nick Selby and Ian James since opening their two North London shops in 2004. those looking for something special to mark the coming of Spring can indulge in their gifting baskets brimming with fruity simnel cakes, fragrantly spiced Easter gingerbread and Easter treats from some of the very best local British chocolate makers such as Rococo and The Chocolate Libertine. Available in various sizes and price points, from £60-£100, each basket makes the perfect gift for family, friends or colleagues. For those looking for a more luxurious affair, the Simnel and Bubbles Hamper is accompanied by a bottle of Michel Gonet Champagne. Melrose and Morgan’s Easter Baskets are available to buy in-store and online for national delivery. Order online here.
Crosstown’s Easter Selection Box
Those looking for a tasty twist on the conventional Easter hamper may want to feast their eyes on Crosstown. If you thought you couldn’t improve on a batch of freshly made doughnuts, the contents of their Easter Selection Box definitively proves the opposite: handcrafted limited edition doughnuts will be delivered straight to your door alongside artisan coffee, aromatic chai tea, specialty wine and even a bouquet of seasonal flowers. The star of the show, the Spiced Hot Cross Bun Doughnut, pays homage to a springtime classic, crafted with Crosstown’s Easter spiced dough, which has been filled with a deliciously creamy cinnamon custard, topped with Seville orange glaze and finished with a spiced cross and candied orange peel. Crosstown have become famous for their award-winning vegan range, so it’s only fitting that they are also offering an equally indulgent plant-based alternative. Featuring three favourites – the Dark Chocolate Truffle, Cinnamon Scroll and Tongan Vanilla Bean Glaze – the Vegan Easter Selection Box is also available for delivery from 29th March to 5th April. Check out the full range here.
Boroughbox’s Prosecco and Chocolate Box
Foodies will find all they want – and more – at Boroughbox. This online platform brings together the best products from independent suppliers across the UK and beyond, making it the perfect place to satiate all of your Easter cravings. This spring, the outdoors has become more important than ever, and there’s no better way to spend an alfresco afternoon than with a glass of bubbly in hand. That’s why we recommend the Prosecco and Chocolate Box, containing luxury treats for two – or a welcome gift for one. A bottle of classic Italian prosecco and two delicious bars of artisan chocolate make this a simple but elegant combo. They have been carefully matched to compliment one another’s fruity and fizzy notes. Drawing on the prosecco’s peachy undertones, the raspberry chocolate is an excellent accompaniment to the chilled bottle. The salted caramel is a fantastic balance of sweet and salt, to make it another smooth chocolate that goes excellently with the medium dry bubbly. Add a persnalised gift message or crack open with a loved one. Order online here.
Paxton & Whitfield’s Spring Collection
For Easter 2021 Paxton & Whitfield, the UK’s oldest cheesemonger, has created a new range of fantastic cheese selections to help celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend. Spring is a special time for artisan cheese lovers, with sheep’s and goats’ milk cheeses tasting their best. You’ll find exceptional examples of seasonal cheeses in these spring selections as Paxton’s cheesemongers select the finest artisan cheeses – all made using traditional methods, with a focus on sustainable sourcing. The range includes an Easter Cheese and Chocs Collection; a Spring Cheese Collection; an Easter Cheese Cake; an Easter Cheese and Wine treats box; and a new addition, The Chelsea hamper. All the products are packaged with 100% sheep’s wool insulation and reusable icepacks, then sent on an overnight delivery service for an impressive and fresh arrival. You can also add a personalised gift message to be printed on a Paxton & Whitfield gift card. Order online here for nationwide delivery.
Paul’s Easter Treats Box
This year Easter falls on the first weekend we’re able to socialise in groups of six outside, which calls for a double celebration. Enjoy all the alfresco fun and festivities with Paul bakery’s collection of Easter treats, from the new Spring Sharing Box and family breadmaking DIY kit, to brioche hot cross buns and indulgent cakes, all available from 19th March. The Spring Sharing Box is perfect for those planning an Easter picnic or afternoon tea. The box features two Fraisier Bunnies (sponge cake filled with mousseline cream and fresh strawberries, topped with green marzipan), two Craquant Eggs (dark chocolate sponge cake with chocolate mousse, a thin layer of crisp praline and a chocolate glaze) and a box of 12 jewel-like mini macarons. The box is available online only, with delivery to select London and Oxford postcodes. Shop online here.
Harvey Nichols’s Chocolate Lover’s Easter Hamper
We all know a chocolate lover. Well tick them off the Easter shopping list because the Chocolate Lover’s Hamper from Harvey Nichols will satisfy all their cacao cravings in one great gift. Especially for the Easter season, there’s chocolate-topped hot cross fudge and gooey halves of chocolate scotch egg. For a boozy treat, there are three luxurious miniature chocolate liqueurs from Austria, which will pair a treat with the corresponding white, milk and dark chocolate raisins. Alongside innovative creations like chocolate-covered edamame beans, there’s classic bonbons, thins, candy-coated drops, bars and – to stress the importance of a balanced diet – oaty and crunchy biscuits that contain no chocolate whatsoever. Order online here for nationwide delivery.
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