A nice way to treat a vegan is to give them a Christmas hamper full of delicious treats. It’s also a nice way to give a gift to a whole family in one go rather than having to think of individual presents. There are a few companies who sell ready made hampers but you can easily make them up yourselves and often this is the cheaper option.
Think about whether you want your hamper to have ready-
Buying a vegan hamper
Make sure you buy a specifically vegan hamper rather than a vegetarian hamper -
The Virginia Hayward Vegan Jute Bag Hamper has chocolate, wine and savoury treats. There's also a vegan tray, and a vegan wine hamper
Ripe Gifts supply a range of luxurious hampers, including a new range of vegan hampers such as their Vegan Teatime Treat collection.
Vorrei import fine Italian food and have vegan versions of the Christmas hampers, as well as supplying other seasonal foods.
Montezuma sell a nicely made vegan chocolate gift bag.
Plamil, the makers of vegan chocolates and spreads, also have a hamper comprised of their own products.
Making a vegan hamper
For this to be viable, you will need to have a very good wholefood shop locally, or be prepared to buy all your products from the many online shops. You may need to buy from more than one place to get a variety. Some things will be available from your local supermarket.
To begin, you need an empty hamper. If you want to do it properly, you could buy a " target="_blank">wicker basket but this may be a waste unless the recipient is likely to find a use for it once all the contents have been devoured. You could buy a large decorated gift box from a stationer’s, or (the eco-
Once you have a container, put some raffia, straw or tissue paper in the bottom.
Now, comes the fun part of choosing what to put inside. Below are some recommendations, but there are probably many more things, depending on the tastes of your vegan. Remember to check our vegan shopping guide if you’re unsure whether or not something is actually vegan.
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If that looks like too much work, you can try the The V Spot's hamper page which has a range of hamper boxes and items to go inside.
Nice stuff to fill a vegan Christmas hamper
- Chocolates & sweets
- Booja Booja truffles
- Preserves - jams and chutneys".
- Pumpkin seed butter or cashew nut butter.
- Peaches in Courvoisier.
- Bottle of wine or their favourite spirit and mixer
- Turkish delight or halva.
- Pistachio nuts, cashews, dried mango slices, dates etc.
- Vegan pesto.
trade ground coffee.
- Drinking chocolate -
perhaps in the form of a bar or a sauce.
- Braised tofu.
- Savoury dips and sauces
- Date syrup
- Twilight bar (like a Mars bar) or a hazelnut Vego bar.
- Mince pies
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce
- Christmas pudding
- Dried fruits -
papaya, apple rings or maybe dried mango covered in dark chocolate.
- Olives stuffed with pimento / chilli.
- Falafel mix.
- Mulled berry punch.
- Flavoured cooking oil such as truffle oil.
- Posh brands of tea, such as Whittard of Chelsea, Twinings, Teapigs or YogiTea.
- Mulled wine kits.
- Japanese rice crackers or oat cakes.
- Tube of Pringles (some varieties are marked as vegan such as the Original flavour)