2021 holiday gift guide: the best baskets
What brings more holiday cheer than a beautifully wrapped basket filled to the brim with chunks of buttery yellow cheddar, gourmet cookies and well-aged wines? A Christmas basket is traditional, elegant and so British, but perhaps not the most avant-garde. Until now. These days there really is a barrier for everyone. Whether you are a fitness fan or a vegan, an interior enthusiast or a wine lover, there is an indulgent basket for your entire Christmas list.
Daylesford Vegan Vegan Basket
The ultimate customer gift, Daylesford has you covered when it comes to their well-stocked line of organic baskets. And this year your rolodex vegan won’t feel left out, as this protein-rich plant-based basket is packed with home-made and nutritious dishes, such as fermented kimchi, cashew butter, and quinoa porridge. with super seeds. Add to that, you may feel good with your purchase, because with every basket sold, Daylesford plants a native broadleaf tree.
KX Spa wellness basket
If food is not the answer, why not give the gift that seeks to support body, mind and soul? Based in Chelsea KX health club created the ultimate luxury basket designed to refresh and rejuvenate. Personal care at its best, the bespoke wellness basket includes an annual gym membership, a range of SkinCeuticals beauty products, boxing gloves, a trip to the spa, and a nifty travel-sized Theragun for home massages.
Full House Basket by Canvin & Catchpole
With four generations of butchers behind them, the team of Canvin & Catchpole really know their stuff. And as customers become more curious and knowledgeable about sourcing, Canvin & Catchpole have the answers, as all of their fresh produce comes direct from their family farm in Bedfordshire. And for great groceries, the full basket includes a 30-day dry-aged Aberdeen Angus prime rib, 15 free-range pork chipolata sausages, a can of Tellicherry peppercorns from Rooted Spices, six original gooey brownies, and 200g of vintage organic cheddar cheese with crumbly black truffle. To top it off, 12 meals are donated to high schools in England with each purchase thanks to a partnership with the Chefs in Schools charity.
Some people love to put their cooking skills to work and don’t just want to put a little smoked salmon on a salt pan. For the budding chef, Restoration kit promises a world class meal delivered in a box. Best of the best, partner restaurants include Bocca di Lupo, Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Ultra Healthy Farmacy. But if this all sounds too much like hard work, they’ve also launched a ‘Pro’ service where a bona fide private chef shows up next to the kit, cooks the whole meal, then serves it, and even cleans up at the end.
10 Greek Street X Platinum
Want to give a gift that makes life even more enjoyable for the recipient? Presented as “the antithesis of Deliveroo”, Shipping brings the country’s best restaurants to people nationwide. Designed to complement and support restaurants, customers can not only discover the perfect restaurant, but also choose and create a winning menu. The platform includes a range of establishments, like Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano and favorite St. John’s restaurant, known for its nose-to-tail cuisine, as well as neighborhood treasures and emerging chefs. And available for a seamless Christmas day, Soho’s 10 Greek Street Beef Banquet will not be missing.
Go To Sea Cart by Panzer’s
Panzer is a popular neighborhood establishment in St Johns Wood, and luckily this local joy can be shared each year with one of their memorable baskets. And if you don’t want to hold back, the clue is in the name, and the Going Overboard basket really is the gift that has it all. Delivered in a traditional wicker basket, the basket is filled to the top, with champagne, caviar, award-winning cold cuts, Panzer brand smoked salmon, Italian truffles, Manuka honey, a Christmas panettone classic and more.
Gail’s Christmas Basket
by Gail is a place to treat yourself all year round and vacations are certainly no different. Their festive baskets are freshly made and can be delivered right to your door or picked up from one of their bakeries. Freshly baked goods in the Christmas basket include dark sourdough bread and a bundle of sweet treats, such as chocolate sable, winter berry jam, and Christmas buns. And if that’s not enough, enjoy the ultimate Christmas breakfast with the Morning After Basket, which includes; whey toast with organic jam, crunchy fruit and nut granola, smoked salmon, cream cheese and crispy sourdough bread.
Christmas Basket by the Café River
Every year on Christmas day, The river cafe Ruth Rogers serves the Christmas cake for the Italian mother of her husband Richard. Now fans of the Michelin-starred restaurant can taste this cake for themselves and also devour a selection of Italian specialties, presented with a set of Carlo Moretti glasses and napkins, carefully chosen in the pink, yellow and blue colors of the River Cafe. . Opt for one of three gift sets, all of which promise to include favorite ingredients, such as Paolo Petrilli tomatoes, Ortiz anchovies and Volcano coffee, and kitchen accessories chosen by the beloved chef and restaurateur.
Christmas basket by Thyme & Bertioli
What do you get the friend who has it all? Well, it has to be something handmade, lasting, and memorable. Inspired by nature and located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thyme is both an elegant country hotel and the sustainable lifestyle brand run by hotel founder Caryn Hibbert. Inside hand-woven market basket created by sister brands Thyme & Bertioli, you will discover a matching tablecloth and candles, as well as a set of matching napkins, velvet ribbons and reusable cracker barrels (fill with the gifts of your choice!).
Know your basket of classics by Provisions Wine & Cheese
How well do you know your classics? This basket is not meant to be a test, but rather should leave you feeling smug and with a well-stocked wine cellar. Hand picked by the London team Wine & Cheese Provisions, and composed of six different wines, the gift includes a bottle of Château Falfas Le Chevalier de Bordeaux; a Vincent Couche de Champagne; and a Bourgogne Blanc de Bourgogne. And if it’s not just alcohol you want to send, they also have an impressive range of baskets that include specialty cheeses, chocolate truffles and more.
Luxury Gift Basket by Petersham Nurseries
Arbiter of style and taste, Petersham Nurseries launched a new collection of baskets ranging from pink Bellini basket to luxury food and drink basket, gardening basket to gift basket. Known for its expertise not only in the field of plants and horticulture, but also in supplying beautiful linens, glassware and tableware, the gift basket is full of a selection of items to set the perfect dinner table. . Presented in a wicker gardening trug, highlights include a hand-blown glass oil pourer, a set of hand-crafted gold-rimmed tongs jars, five candles to set the mood, a carafe to Italian-made wine and a bottle of Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico.