Prestige Hampers Christmas Fireside basket | Review

Prestige Hampers Christmas fireside basket.

A hamper is one of my favourite gifts to give at Christmastime. Whether to say thank you, Merry Christmas, or just to treat a special someone to lots of delicious treats in one box. Prior to having the boys I made the effort to make my own treats for my own foodie hampers and they went down a storm. Since then, I barely get time to bake goodies for myself, never mind anyone else! So a pre-made hamper with ready to go items is a good place to start. Prestige Hampers can do just the job for you.

My thoughts

We were very kindly sent a Christmas Fireside Basket from Prestige Hampers and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in. The hamper contained a bottle of wine, a sachet of “proper” coffee, plus a lovely variety of sweet and savoury treats.

Prestige Hampers Christmas fireside basket

Otra Tierra – Merlot

Prestige Hampers wine

I mostly drink red wine these days, but I wasn’t too keen on this unfortunately. It tasted slightly too bitter for me.

Farmhouse Biscuits – Monterey Jack & Paprika Savoury Biscuits

Prestige Hampers biscuits

These biscuits were really moreish. They weren’t too spicy, but just had that flavour kick to them.

Jacquot – Truffes Fantaisie Classique

Prestige Hampers truffles

These truffles were absolutely delicious! They were so creamy and melt in the mouth, but as they were quite rich I couldn’t eat too many at once – so perfect for sharing.

Yorkshire Popcorn – Luxury Toffee Popcorn 

Prestige Hampers popcorn

This popcorn had that crunch that you expect from a toffee popcorn, but I found it was a bit sticky on my teeth. Lovely though!

Quibbles Nuts – Chilli Chilli Bang Bang

Prestige Hampers nuts

I’m quite a spice lover and although these weren’t overly spicy, they had a little bit of a kick so just a handful of these was enough.

Reids – Oatcakes with Butter

Prestige Hampers oatcakes

These oatcakes are somewhere in between crunchy and soft, I guess you could say oaty… They are super buttery though, so perfect on their own as a snack or on a cheese board!

Mrs Bridges – Fine Cut Orange Marmalade

Prestige Hampers marmalade

I’m not particularly a huge fan of marmalade and don’t tend to buy it, but I will eat it if available when eating elsewhere. This one was surprising though – it didn’t have the bitter notes that I usually find.

Buttermilk Artisan Confectionery – Vanilla Fudge

Prestige Hampers fudge

Fudge is a real Christmassy treat isn’t it? Vanilla fudge is a great choice too – this one has a definitive vanilla taste and like the truffles, is really creamy. I could probably eat the whole bag of this to myself though!

Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company – Breakfast Blend

Prestige Hampers coffee

I’m usually an instant coffee drinker, but it’s nice to get the cafetiere on the go every once in a while. This coffee blend has a mellow taste, so it is perfect for pairing with breakfast.


This hamper is a great choice for a Christmassy all rounder gift. With a mix of drinks & food, sweet & savoury, spicy & not spicy. Everything is perfect for getting out for nibbles in front of the fire with a festive movie.

RRP – £59.99

My rating – 4.5/5

I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.

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