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The Best Hampers in Kent

Macknade – “Kentish Christmas” – £55

This hamper is packed with goodies from the garden of England. Kentish suppliers are great all-rounders, but they also have the edge when it comes to Christmas. Favourites include a festive beer from Shepherd Neame (made in Macknade’s hometown of Faversham!) and Christmas Cookies from the Zingiberi Bakery, with dark chocolate, cranberries & seasonal spices. A wonderful festive gift, ideal for sharing… or not!

his hamper contains the following items:

  • Goupie, A Taste of Christmas
  • Hendersons Spiced Cider
  • Zingiberi Bakery’s Christmas Cookies
  • Shepheard Neame Christmas Ale
  • Local Kent Honey
  • Macknade Orange Marmalade
  • Macknade No1. Tea Bags
  • Mighty Fine Things Festive Mulling Syrup
  • Zingiberi Bakery’s Captains Crackers
  • Signature Macknade Box


The Kentish Produce Company – “A Kentish Christmas” – £34.50

Treat someone to a gorgeous gift box full of our favourite Kentish goodies this Christmas:

  • Hunters Chase honey
  • Goupie Mochaccino chocolates
  • Zingiberi Bakery Kentish Apple & Cobnut biscuits
  • Wooden Spoon Winter Chutney
  • Chai Wallah Christmas Green tea
  • Kentish Oils Garlic & Herb Rapeseed oil

All these lovely, locally made products are carefully packaged up into one of our Kentish Produce Company boxes, ready to open on Christmas morning. We can either deliver it to you, or we can send it directly to the lucky recipient if you prefer – just get in touch with any special requests (don’t forget a message!) and we’ll do the rest.


Macknade – “CHristmas Favourites” – £

Brimming with all the classics, our Christmas Favourites hamper highlights our top festive products, which land in-store every October! You’ll have everything you need to make this Christmas the best yet including a Macknade Christmas Pudding (with brandy butter of course!), mince pies and a bottle of English fizz to crack open on the big day.

This hamper contains the following items:

  • Mini Marzipan Stollen Bites
  • Turkish Delights
  • Chapel Down Sparkling Bacchus
  • Mighty Fine Things Festive Mulling Syrup
  • Mince Pies
  • Macknade Christmas Puddding
  • Orange & Champagne Marmalade
  • Lily Puds Brandy Butter
  • Mixed Nuts Selection
  • Franks Luxury Shortbread
  • Boxing Day Chutney
  • Marzipan
  • Nut Cracker Chocolates
  • Wooden Spoon Lemon Curd
  • Goupie Boozy Christmas
  • Macknade No1. Tea Bags
  • Macknade Minty Tea Bags
  • Zingiberi Bakery Christmas Cookies
  • Manaresi Ground Coffee
  • Wicker Hamper Basket


The Whitstable Hamper Company – £30-150

The Whitstable Christmas hampers are now online, with some fantastic new products for our 2020 Christmas range.

Meanwhile, we are still taking orders for bespoke hampers, from £30 to £150. Below are some of the items we currently have in stock. Other items are available and are currently being added to our “Why not add” section.

The hampers include

Local organic juices from Bardsley Juice and Biddenden Vineyard. Handmade chocolates from the Kentish Chocolate Co. Handmade cookies from Zingiberi Bakery. Hand baked crackers from Zingiberi Bakery. Fudge selections from Fudge Kitchen. Chocolate and nougat selections from Cocoba. Spicy fig & plum chutney, sweet piccalilli or chillililli from Whitstable Pickle co. Orange blossom honey, orange & champagne marmalade, red onion marmalade and different preserves from Wooden Spoon Preserving Co. Cold pressed rapeseed oil from Kentish oils. Classic and garlic mayonnaise from Kentish oils. Goupie chocolate confectionery in various flavours (eg salted caramel, original chocolate, sesame butter)Seven flavours of Kent hand cooked crisps.



  1. Hi would you be able to help me, I have left it very late and need to send a hamper to my mother and sister in law who live in Bexleyheath in Kent. My husband and I live in Singapore and with all the restrictions and covid issues it has made this christmas really difficult. If there is still time to send, even if between xmas and new year please can yo let me know.


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