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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, we are sharing with you some of the best hampers available online from our restaurants and retailers this season.

Lily O’Brien’s

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

Cliff at Lyons

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Pictured: Nollaig na mBan Gift Box, €250

The Christmas Shop at the Cliff at Lyons has a comprehensive menu of hampers to choose from.  Beautifully packaged in recyclable, eco-friendly packaging, or a substantial picnic basked crammed with goodies, spoil someone special this Christmas. Authentically Irish, all gifts are either handmade in-house or sourced and produced from Irish suppliers, supporting local this season.

Available to purchase from the Christmas shop at the Cliff at Lyons and online.

  • To purchase, click here. Free shipping on the island of Ireland (order by 19 December) or to collect from Cliff at Lyons (up to 24 December)
  • Facebook: @cliffatlyons
  • Website: www.cliffatlyons.ie

The Nude Wine Company

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Pictured: A Festive Christmas Hamper, €50

The Nude Wine Co., Ireland’s premier online wine supplier, has teamed up with local, Irish craft and food producers to bring you some tantalising Christmas Hampers for that special luxury festive gift.

Specialising in organic and natural wines, they are focused on sustainability from their wine sources to their packaging materials.

  • To purchase, click here. Delivery available (free on orders over €120 – nationwide order by 15 December, Kildare & Dublin order by 20 December), or same day collection near Naas/Sallins (3-7pm, Tuesday to Friday, available until 23 December)
  • Facebook: @thenudewineco
  • Website: thenudewineco.ie

Firecastle

Firecastle
Pictured: After Dinner Delights €130

Festive Hampers filled to the brim with locally sourced products, including those made in-house at Firecastle. With hampers starting from €45, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift, even for the person who has everything!

Swans on the Green Festive Hampers

Swans Hamper
Pictured: Hamper €89

Savour the very best of produce and gift one of the amazing hampers on offer from Swans on the Green. Packed full of delicious goodies, these hampers will delight any foodie this festive season.

From: €39 to €150.

Available in store. For deliveries, email: info@swansonthegreen.ie (nationwide delivery for €11, order by 19 December)

Clanard Court Festive Hampers

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Pictured: Large Hamper €79

Hampers filled with treats produced in-house as well as from Irish suppliers, all handpicked by Clanard Court Hotel Chef. Packed with a selection of Bailey’s Pantry items, Guinness Bread and Rosemary Crackers, a Christmas pudding and Butlers chocolates, who wouldn’t love to open this on Christmas morning!

Small hamper: Signature homemade Bailey’s Pantry items of Tomato Relish, Caesar Dressing, Honey Mustard Dressing, Barbeque Sauce, Stir Fry Sauce and Guinness Bread + Rosemary Crackers, a Christmas Pudding and Butlers Christmas Fudge. €49

Christmas Hampers from the Silken Thomas

Hendricks Gin Hamper
Pictured: Hendrick’s Gin Hamper €60

The Silken Thomas have put together two fantastic hampers for the wine and spirt lover in your life. Choose from the Hendrick’s Gin Hamper, the Smirnoff Hamper or a Wine Hamper. All boxes contain a Silken Thomas Gift Voucher to use for all services in their premises. The perfect gift to enjoy now and later!

Carton House Christmas Shop

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Take home a little taste of Carton House this Christmas with the Carton Christmas Shop. Located in the hotel lobby and open throughout the festive period, give the gift of something unique this Christmas; give them a taste of Carton.

From freshly baked Carton cookies to traditional Carton Christmas puddings, flavoursome chutneys to moreish mince pies, find something to suit all tastes at the Carton Christmas Shop.