Cupboard love! 10 festive foodie gifts to send now
Hungry for hamper ideas? Deliver a taste of Devon to foodie friends with Muddy's edit of the best local chocs, cheese, booze and letterbox gifts.
Raise the spirits
“Wait a minute Mister Postman, please see if there’s a letterbox gin in your bag for me-ee,” as The Beatles once said (sort of). And there is! Four beautifully packaged award-winning pouches of Exeter Gin to be precise, perfect for the gin-lover in your life.
A triffic trio of three wines and delicious cheeses from the vines and cute cows of the Sharpham Estate near Totnes. Both award-winning businesses flying the flag for Devon – bundled with sourdough crackers and crunchy crisp breads, and a spicy dollop of South Devon Chilli Farm Chilli Jam.
O Christmas Tea!
This great-value all-rounder from award-winning Devon Heaven, is a total teatime treat, with Ryder’s mince pies, Teoni’s biscuits, a West Country Cider and Apple Pudding from Georgie Porgie and other tastes of the West.
A few of Muddy’s favourite West Country things presented in a wicker basket, including Devon scones, Lyme Bay’s mulled wine, Otter Vale chutney and Greendale farm shop goodies tied up with string. No kittens or raindrops on roses but check out the Hangover Comforter. Then they won’t feel so bad.
Free someone you love from the Christmas cooking tyranny, with a bespoke Darts hamper, a lip-smacker of a smorgasbord of honey roast ham and Tracklements piccalilli, local cheeses, antipasti and a sourdough loaf. Twixmas sorted.
Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of cheeses (oh stop it) so do a fromage-fan a favour with this bumper box of multi-award winning Sharpham Ticklemore Goat, a deeply savoury Rustic Chive & Garlic, rich and buttery Sharpham Brie, and a Quickes’ cheddar with a spicy kick from South Devon Chilli Jam and caraway crisp breads.
Why should your vegan mate get to stay all slim and lithe while you’re gorging on the Ferrero Rocher? Send them this Vegan Sweet Hamper thoughtfully curated by Instow and Appledore’s John’s Deli, who love to support local producers and presented in a re-usable wicker hamper basket tray with eco-friendly wood wool stuffing wrapped in a bag and bow.
You’ve brought him the coffee machine, now he needs the coffee – and these new plastic-free coffee capsules from Blue Goose are perfect for anyone who hates waste and loves the planet, plus Which? gave them a Best Buy in recent tests. Includes four boxes with 10 pods apiece of specialty grade Arabica coffees, including their Which? Magazine-rated and Great Taste award-winning Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, so eco-style and substance guranteed.
Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum
Ooh let’s have a hot toddy shall we? Lugger Rum from Lyme Bay Winery, an aged Caribbean rum in bourbon-charred oak barrels then spiced with nutmeg, orange-peel, cloves and a hint of vanilla. Just add a roaring wood-burner and cut-glass tumbler.
Brownies by post
Incredible I know, but not everyone loves stuffing their face with stodgy, whisky-filled Christmas cake but never fear, these letterbox brownies from Porsham should fill the cake-hole nicely.
£18.95 – £28.95