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Taste of Kildare ‘Foodie’ Gift Hampers

Who doesn’t love receiving a hamper? Not only is the sound of wicker basket or untying the ribbon of the gift box so enticing, but to discover a treasure trove of some of your favourite foods inside is something very special.

Did you know that hampers date back to the Victorian period, in the 1800s, when the tradition of gifting someone a custom hamper became the fashion? And even then, it was really only wealthy families who would make and exchange them – filled with the finest food and drink, a basket was made for each member of staff at Christmastime.  Today hampers are still one of the very best gifts to receive and here in Kildare, our ‘Taste of Kildare Christmas Hampers’ campaign is sharing with you some of the best hampers available online from our restaurants and retailers this season:

Taste of Kildare Hamper


Savour the very best of produce from Kildare this season and support the many local food and drink producers with the ultimate ‘Taste of Kildare’ hamper. Each hamper contains; Sparkling Elderflower Drink (Sharon Lyons, Clane); Pro Kulture Organic Kombucha (Barry Flanagan & Rob Rainsford, Sallins); Gibneys Chilli Jam; Chilli Oil and their Cranberry & Port (Bernard Gibey, Kildare); Hadji Bey’s Turkish Delight (produced in Newbridge); Swans Honey & Mustard Dressing (Naas) and L’Art du Chocolate (Maynooth).

Price: €45

To Place an order email: info@swansonthegreen.ie


Lily O’Brien’s


This Christmas send a family member or friend the gift of a Chocolate Hamper Box from the award winning chocolatiers, Lilly O’Brien’s. This Lily O’Brien’s hamper is the perfect gift to spoil somebody special, with free delivery throughout Ireland and the UK. Each stylish Chocolate Hamper Box contains 8 boxes of Lily O’Brien’s finest assortments. Price: €65

Cliff at Lyons, Taste of the Pantry


The Pantry at Cliff at Lyons has a range of signature gifts this Christmas.  Spoil someone special with a gift hamper which includes a cornucopia of delicious goodies like; CLIFF Wild Irish Mushroom Risotto, Cherry and Hazelnut Brownie Dry Mix, Dry Soda Bread Mix, Chocolate Shortbread, trio of Aimsir seasonings, Aimsir, coffee bean and wine box with 2 CLIFF glasses. Price: €95

For the ultimate treat, their Luxury Hamper at €225 will delight all foodies, or for wine lovers browse their ‘Aimsir- Curated Wine Selection’ hamper at €259

Shoda Market Cafe Hamper


Irelands newest lifestyle café, Shoda invites all chocolate lovers to dare to resist their delicious Shoda chocolate gift hamper! Presented in a stylish wicker picnic basket and filled to the brim with all of their favourite products including: Hot Chocolate Swirls, Assorted Mendiants and Flake Truffle Supremes from Chez Emily Chocolates; Bulls Eyes, Clove Rock and Rhubarb & Custard Sweets from A.P Donnelly & Sons & delicious Dark Chocolate & Salt Caramel and Hot Chocolate Drink from Butlers Chocolates Price: €50

Two Cooks Hamper

From 1st December, the Two Cooks in Sallins are selling a range of 8 different hampers to suit all tastes and budgets.  From their delicious Chocolate hampers, to their ‘Italian wines and snack’ hampers from €30.  But for the ultimate treat, if you fancy waking up on Christmas morning with the family breakfast and dinner at your fingertips, then their all-inclusive Christmas Dinner & Breakfast Hamper with basically everything you will need to spoil your family over the whole Christmas, is a must have!! *Very limited availability*