I used to struggle each year with what to get for our extended family. Between me and the boy we have lots of brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles to sort presents for and it gets both expensive and stressful. So about three years ago I started making hampers and people loved them. I include all sorts of homemade treats; peppermint creams, chocolate truffles, christmas shortbread, hot chocolate pots and BOOZE. Lots and lots of booze.
I found that foraging for berries in Autumn and setting everything off meant that I was far less pushed for time and these delicious boozy delights taste amazing after a couple of months of fermenting. I usually make a few bottles of each and then syphon them into smaller 100ml bottles for each hamper with my own handmade labels.
These are three staples that can really add a touch of swank to the hampers and have everyone nice and merry by the time the Turkey’s out of the oven!