The Best Christmas Parcels

Stock up for the holidays without leaving the house

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A man has many jobs at Christmas. The most important of them? No, it's not wrapping the presents. It's not even decorating the outside of your house with 7-foot flashing Santas. It is, without doubt, having a well-stocked kitchen.

To avoid the fighting over the last gammon in Tescos – and impress guests with your 'organic selection' – one great option is ordering food parcels in.

Here we pick six of the best treasure troves of meat, cheese and wine out there.

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1 | Todenham Manor Farm

If you’re looking for good quality British meat, look no further than Todenham Manor Farm (after all they did scoop up two gold medals from the British Pig Executive as well as six Great Taste Awards this year). Their parcel includes home cured bacon, traditional pork sausages, a gammon joint and a choice of either a topside, rib, sirloin or fillet joint of 28 day aged beef. 

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Prices start from £66.50 todenhammanorfarm.co.uk

 

2 | Devon Hampers

Steak pasty, cider, ale and chocolate. Modest but ticks all the right boxes.

Gentleman’s Indulgence Hamper, from £16 devonhampers.com


2 | The Artisan Smokehouse

A small family run and owned smokehouse on the Suffolk Coast; the parcels from The Artisan Smokehouse are impressive. As you can guess, everything is smoked – including the chilli flakes and salt. This particular one also contains free-range duck breast and salmon as well as an array of smoked cheeses.

£75 artisansmokehouse.co.uk

 

4 | Brindisa

With a shop in Borough Market as well as four Tapas restaurants in London, when it comes to Spanish food, Brindisa know what’s best. Packed with hand carved Ibérico bellota jamón, cured chorizo as well as farmhouse Manchego cheese, this is a great parcel for those looking for something a little less traditional.

La Roja, £55 brindisa.com

5 | Paxton & Whitfield

Britain’s leading cheesemonger have put together a rather generous collection crammed with Red Leicester, cheddar and Camembert (as well as cheese bites, jam and fruit cake). This one is for serious cheese lovers.

The Gastronome, £250 paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk

 

6 | Riverford Organic Farms

You know its artisan organic produce when your Christmas hamper comes in a vegbox. As well as all the regular festive must-haves (turkey, mince pies, Christmas pudding) the parcel also includes veg, Stilton and wine.

Complete Christmas Dinner Hamper, £195 riverford.co.uk

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