4 Christmas Basket Ideas For Your Loved Ones

December 12, 2018 | Gifts Guide

Christmas is here! And being the most wonderful time of the year means we’ll be spending ample time contemplating what gifts to buy our loved ones. It’s always tricky to buy presents because: 1) we’re unsure if they’ll like it or 2) we don’t know if they already have the gift we have in mind.

Our solution for this is to give them the best gift of all — food.  Love was a close second though. Here’s a gift guide for making customized gift baskets for your loved ones with their favourite things — all available at a Village Grocer near you!

For the little ones:

Every kid looks forward to Christmas because it means presents! And since they run on sugar (mostly), there’s no better gift to give them than something sweet. Pick up their favourite Christmas themed candies or fun gingerbread kit which they can make with the family during the holidays; it’ll be a fun activity for all to enjoy during the festive season.

Featured Products:

  1. Haribo Tangfastics
  2. Cadbury Socks
  3. Cadbury Festive Friends
  4. Kinder Chocolate mini Advent Calendar
  5. Das Knusper Hexenhause Gingerbread House Kit
  6. Rowntrees Jelly Tots

For the sweet tooth:

There are two types of people in the world; those who are unphased by chocolate and those who can’t go a day without it. And if you know the latter, contribute to them living their best lives by giving them the best selection of cocoa goodness for Christmas. It’ll be the sweetest present to give them.

Featured Product:

  1. Grandma Wild’s Mini Chocolate Chip Bites Sphere
  2. Nestle Quality Street
  3. Cole’s Triple Chocolate Pudding
  4. Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp
  5. Green & Black’s Velvet Edition Dark Chocolate
  6. Baileys Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar with Baileys
  7. Baileys Chocolate Truffle Bar with Baileys
  8. Fox’s Chocolatey Selection

For the chef at home:

This set is perfect for the friend whose cooking you can’t get enough of. Put together a basket of items that’ll enhance the dishes they cook or create a few recipe cards to inspire them on new dishes to make using products they’ve not tried cooking with before; like white truffle oil or pure goose fat.

Featured Products:

  1. Russell Taylors Pressure Cooker
  2. Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
  4. Mailie Wholegrain Mustard
  5. Cooks&Co Pure Goose Fat
  6. Hexa Italian Herbs Series
  7. Hexa American BBQ & Steak Spices
  8. Hexa British Table Seasonings
  9. La Rustichella White Truffle Flavoured Olive Oil
  10. Fattoria Estense Aceto Balsamico Di Modena

For the tough cookie:

Everyone knows someone who has a drawer dedicated to snacks. Be it in the office or at home, it’s their happy place. Increase their happiness by gifting them plenty of delicious biscuits! Better yet, get them a few Christmas favourites so they have a bit of holiday cheer in their lives and their mouths.

Featured Product:

  1. Farmhouse Biscuits Finest Biscuit Selection
  2. McVitie’s Victoria
  3. Walkers Scottish Shortbread
  4. Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Festive Shapes
  5. Fox’s Fabulousy Biscuit Selection
  6. The Original Matthew Walker Luxury Christmas Pudding


Everyone loves gifts that are thoughtful, and what better way to get to their hearts than through their stomachs, right? We hope this gift guide has helped you think of ways to create your own personalised gifts baskets for your loved ones. All products above are available at all Village Grocer outlets. Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!


Keep it fresh,

Your friendly neighbourhood grocer.

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