What Should You Make Sure Is Included in a Family Christmas Hamper?

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted:23 March 2019 

It can be really hard to find a gift for the whole family, what with different tastes and preferences to consider. Rather than spending hours trawling through shelves at the local shops, why not choose to send a little bit of luxury with our Australian food hampers?

Australian food hampers are the perfect presents this holiday season, and you do not even have to leave your home for them! With the Hamper Emporium, you will have instant access to Australia’s finest selection of Australian food hampers for the holiday season.

Want to know what goes into making the perfect Australian food hampers for families? Find out by reading the information, provided by the expert team at the Hamper Emporium!

Do Australian Food Hampers Contain Savoury Snacks?

All Australian Christmas hampers require good base products. Often, we will choose a few savoury items and then build the rest of the hamper from that point.

Savoury snacks are really handy over the festive season, especially with all the entertaining that families do during this time of year. We include savoury snacks like crackers, tapenades, olives, fennel spreads, sundried tomatoes, and nuts to our Australian Christmas hampers, because they are all such versatile products. They can be added to cheese boards, grazing plates, or just enjoyed on their own.

Do Australian Christmas Hampers Contain Sweet Goodies?

Where would we be without our sweets? The sweet things we include have to marry well with the savoury items, so we bear this in mind as we create new Australian Christmas hampers.

We source some of the finest chocolates to include in our Australian Christmas hampers from Butlers Irish Chocolates, Ernest Hillier, Willie’s Cacao and Morgan’s. Cookies also make an appearance in some of our best Christmas hampers. Our favourites include The Woods Farm shortbread and Byron Bay cookies, which we think are the ultimate treats.

I Want to Include Something to Drink, What Should I Choose?

Christmas is a time to relax and unwind after a long year and to take advantage of having the family together for the festive season. A lot of us celebrate this togetherness by toasting with a favourite tipple. The Hamper Emporium’s best Christmas hampers feature some outstanding bottles of bubbly.

There is no drink more suited to a celebration than champagne, which is why we feature Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Perignon in several of our best Christmas hampers. If wine is more your style, you might prefer a Margaret River Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc, or maybe a delicious Shiraz Cabernet from Islander Estate? Beer and boutique cider are perfect for parties, while we have Penfold’s Grand Tawny Port, Glenmorangie Whiskey and Hennessy Cognac for those with a more refined palette.

Are All Items Inside Your Best Christmas Hampers Edible?

No, not all the goodies inside our best Christmas hampers are edible. We also have gift packs that contain some luxury skincare items from MOR, Jurlique and L’Occitane, fashion accessories from Mimco, notebooks from Rifle Paper Co., glassware and even luxuriously plush bathrobes.

What Are the Best Australian Luxury Gift Hampers for Families?

Choosing our favourite Australian luxury gift hampers for families is almost as hard as choosing a favourite kid, but we will give it a go. Here are two standouts, which we selected after an arduous debate!

The Emporium Hamper

Our Emporium Hamper has everything needed for the perfect party season. Starting off with savouries, we included all the essential ingredients to round out a cheeseboard - think olive and fennel spread, semi-dried tomatoes, tapenade, crackers and quince paste.

You are also spoiled for choice when it comes to biscuits and sweets with a whole range of Morgan’s, Ernest Hillier, Willie’s Cacao and Butlers Irish Chocolates, Byron Bay cookies and shortbread from The Woods Farm. Extras for the pantry include olive oil, truffle paste and the most delicious, award-winning salted caramel sauce.

We finish the hamper with two bottles of Cape Mentelle wine - a Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and the pièce de résistance, a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Vintage.

The Classic Celebration Hamper

Our Classic Celebration Hamper is known for being a people pleaser and it features only the finest nibbles and gourmet treats. Starting with the savouries, this basket has two different nut mixes from Brewer’s Nut, olives, tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes and olive and fennel spread as well as four different types of crackers and crispbread.

Sweets include countless different types of chocolate and fudge, boxes of delicious cookies and biscuits, all washed down with a bottle of Cape Mentelle ‘Trinders’ Cabernet Merlot and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne

Need more information about our family hampers? How can we help?

How Much Will It Cost to Deliver Australian Luxury Gift Hampers?

The Hamper Emporium offers free delivery on Australian hampers this Christmas, so be sure to select the free standard delivery during the checkout process. We also offer express delivery, available for a small additional fee.

Where Can I Find More Christmas Hamper Ideas?

Hamper Emporium’s catalogue is packed with refreshing hamper ideas, so if you find yourself in need of inspiration this holiday season, we are sure you can get some inspiration from our online catalogue. Of course, if you need assistance, you can always count on the Hamper Emporium team.

To get in touch with the Hamper Emporium team this festive season, simply drop us a line via email or give us a call. Our team will be more than happy to assist you during this busy time of year and make your shopping experience a little more pleasant.