Green Christmas: the perfect Christmas hamper
A big part of Christmas is about celebrating food together with family and friends, and some of us can’t image festive time without a big Christmas hamper full of exciting hand-picked goodies. Today, with a growing range of brands offering responsibly and sustainably made products, it’s easy to choose ones that are not only beautifully designed but also give back to people and environment.
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This first truly organic Scottish distillery really follows their ethos: they use their own pure spring water, energy from renewable sources and absolutely nothing is wasted – even the left-over grain feeds the cows on the farm.
Our hamper pick: Nc’nean Botanical Spirit
Toast offers the first British zero waste beer by using bakery surplus as a key ingredient. They also source all of their packaging from recycled glass. Having rescued over 1 million bread slices, you can now help them achieve their new 1 billion slices goal. What’s more, 100% of their profit goes to food charities. Cheers to that!
Our hamper pick: Toast Session IPA
The Travelling Bee honey
The Travelling Bee Company is on a mission to reduce the demise of the honeybee population. Their experienced and dedicated beekeepers are making sure the colonies are housed in quality hives located in premier locations in Scotland.
Our hamper pick: Sweet chestnut honey
Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate
You might be shocked to learn that slavery is still a big issue in the chocolate supply chain. Tony’s provide an alternative, 100% slave-free chocolate. It not only serves a great cause but is also dangerously delicious and wrapped in cool, boldly designed, recycled paper.
Our hamper pick: Dark chocolate, almond and sea salt
Café Direct coffee
Based in Hackney, this first UK Fair Trade coffee brand invests 50% of their profit back into the grower communities they buy from. And what about the coffee? Their roastery is designed specially to produce high-grade coffees in small batches, with their Q-graders taking care of every single batch.
Our hamper pick: Rich & chocolatey from Guatemala Red de Mujeres
Newton & Pott preserves
Their range of chutneys, hams and preserves are all homemade in East London. They use only natural, fresh and seasonal products, making them last longer through the preserving process. Although they’re very traditionally made, expect to find interesting taste twists!
Our hamper pick: Beetroot and orange chutney