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HM Christmas Guide to Food & Drink

The crackling of open fires, the harmonious melodies of carols, and the anticipation-filled ambience mark the joyous approach of the festive season. Yet, amidst all the traditional merriment, there's another kind of joy that's universally shared: the delight of indulging in exquisite food and drink. Christmas, with its rich culinary traditions and the clinking of toasting glasses, offers a plethora of flavours waiting to be savoured. Whether you're shopping for the discerning sommelier, the adventurous foodie, or the classic gourmet lover, our curated guide promises to tantalise the senses. Dive into a world where delectable treats meet premium beverages, ensuring that your gifts are not just wrapped in glittering paper, but also in layers of flavour, aroma, and heartfelt memories. Join us as we unwrap the very best of festive gourmet delights in our Christmas guide to food and drink.

Christmas food and drink


Showerings is a new luxury Triple Vintage cider that's on a mission to change the status quo of cider drinking. Showerings is an elegantly dry, gently carbonated and deeply cultured cider, created using techniques requiring as much experience and attention-to-detail as those used in the creation of fine wines. Showerings serves with distinction as an aperitif or as the perfect dining companion over the Christmas period.

£30.00 6 X 375ML Showerings Cider available at Showerings Cider


Sapling Spirits

This Christmas those looking to treat loved ones to a new spirit with a sustainable difference can look to purchase one of Saplings gift sets. Whether a Vodka (£25) or Gin (£25) fan, Sapling offers a gift set for both that includes x3 miniature Sapling bottles of spirits alongside three flavoured tonics & sodas alongside recipe suggestions for how to make each drink.

£28.00 Sapling Climate Positive Vodka REFILL 70cl Available at Sapling Spirits



For all the film fans looking to try a new tipple this Christmas, look no further than Hollywood Film Director (and gin connoisseur!) Paul Feig’s Artingstall’s Gin. Developed using 11 different botanicals to create a unique and refined flavour, it is the perfect tipple to sip straight or enjoy in a selection of cocktails.

£44.00 Artingstall's Brilliant London Dry Gin 70cl available at Amazon


House Of Bruar - Highland Luxury Hamper

Created with an international audience in mind, the House of Bruar Highland Luxury Hamper offers a diverse assortment of preserves and provisions that authentically capture the flavors of Scotland. Presented in a classic wicker hamper, this selection is an ideal choice for those seeking a taste of Scotland's finest.

The Highland Luxury Hamper contains these House of Bruar favourites (no refrigerated items included): House of Bruar Chocolate Selection 320g, House of Bruar Biscuit Tube x2 (200g each), House of Bruar Champagne Truffles 10Pc, House of Bruar Jam 340g, House of Bruar Marmalade 340g, House of Bruar Cake 350g e.g. Genoa Cake, Edradour Piece Cake 540g, Maclean’s MIni Oatcakes 150g, Alexander Dalgetty Selkirk Bannock 450g, Brodies Breakfast Tea Drum & After Dinner Coffee (125g/227g), House of Bruar Mince Pies 372g, Edinburgh Preserves Farmhouse Chutney 300g, Coles Christmas Pudding 454g.

£149.95 Highland Luxury Hamper is Available at


The Aberlour 12 Year Old

Aberlour Whisky was first founded in 1879 with the aim of creating the finest whisky, focusing on substance over style. Since its inception, Aberlour has harnessed a legacy of craftsmanship, passion and knowledge passed down through generations. The Aberlour 12 Year Old is a classic example of how the Aberlour new make spirit is matured, with a subtle and well-balanced ex-Sherry cask influence. With it’s distinct Sherry influence, this fine whisky offers a delightful combination of fruity aromas and rich chocolate notes, making it the ideal tipple for savouring during the festive season

£32.00 the The Aberlour 12 Year Old is available at Amazon


Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits - Classico Grande

This unique spirit has been crafted to capture the essence of a sparkling Prosecco-style wine with flavours that are distinct & contemporary. With notes of classic green apple tartness followed by a soft richness of pear, peach and red apple on the palate to taste. Chalky fine acids are present to clean the palate and get you ready for the next glass.

£9.00 Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits - Classico Grande is available at Lyre's


Christmas Signature Cheese & Wine Hamper

Elevate your holiday celebrations with IMP & MAKERS' Christmas Signature Cheese & Wine Hamper, a meticulously curated collection of our bestselling cheeses and wines designed to enchant your taste buds and create lasting memories. This exquisite ensemble features eight indulgent items, including the playful Mouse House Tree Truckle Cheese and the perfect canvas of Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crackers Selection. Delight in the harmonious blend of taste and tradition with a sip of the rich Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2018, complemented by the Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher and Clawson Blue Stilton cheeses, each a connoisseur's delight. The festive touch of The Mouse House Christmas Tree Cheddar adds charm to your table. Enhance your cheese pairings with Peter's Yard Crackers and elevate the experience with Tracklements Caramelised Onion Marmalade and Mini Sticky Fig Relish. Balance the rich flavors with a crisp Fresh Celery Bunch. This Christmas hamper is the ideal gift for enthusiasts or a delightful treat for your holiday gatherings. Order now and make this season unforgettable with IMP & MAKERS. Contents: Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2018 75cl 13.5% ABV, Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher 150g, Clawson Blue Stilton 220g, The Mouse House Christmas Tree Cheddar 200g (v), Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crackers Selection 280g, Tracklements Caramelised Onion Marmalade 345g ,Tracklements Mini Sticky Fig Relish 28g & Fresh Celery Bunch.

£65.00 Christmas Signature Cheese & Wine Hamper Available at IMP & MAKER


Season’s Greetings Basket From Virginia Hayward

Presenting the Season's Greetings hamper—an enchanting assortment of delectable food and drink items crafted to share the joy of the festive season. Overflowing with a mix of sweet and savoury delights, it is designed to please every palate. Encased in an elegant willow storage hamper, this collection makes for an ideal expression of gratitude for customers, a charming token of appreciation for your staff, or a warm 'Season's Greetings' gesture to share with friends and family.

£50.00 Season’s Greetings Basket Available at Virginia Haywood.