Most Christmas hampers tend to be made up of classic choices like jams, chutneys or chocolates or savoury alternatives such as cheese and biscuits all complemented with wines and whiskeys. But in recent years, meat hampers have started to become equally as popular. And why not? Who doesn’t love a selection of fresh or cured meats to enjoy over the festive season.
Full of Christmas must-haves, Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher’s selection of meat hampers are a great idea for a gift with a difference for friends or family members
Sourcing meat hampers
If you’re looking to create a meat hamper, be sure to source meats that will complement each other, and that offer enough of a choice to create several meals.
There are few limits on what you can choose, as even something as simple as picking farm assured local meats is sure to make a lasting impression on whoever you are sending this gift to.
Types of meat hampers
A turkey hamper is usually made up of a whole turkey or a crown of turkey with the standard traditional accompaniments like pigs in blankets and stuffing balls along with sausages, sausage meat and bacon so you can make your own accompaniments if you choose. Add to this a delicious cured gammon joint ideal for Boxing Day and you have a perfect turkey hamper to fill plates for several meals over a few days.
If you want to offer an alternative to turkey, then why not opt for a goose or duck hamper. Both these birds can be served with the same accompaniments that you serve with turkey, along with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. These meat hampers are ideal for a smaller family or friends who like variety in their choice of meats.
Though turkey, duck or goose hampers tend to be the most popular, you can always ask your butcher to make up different types of hampers using other cuts of meat such as beef, pork or lamb. In fact, you can opt for any meat choices for this thoughtful, practical gift.
As an additional bonus, when sending your meat hamper why not include a copy of our FREE e-book which is packed full of hints and tips on how to prepare your favourite festive meats. The book also includes a whole host of festive recipes from many of the UK’s favourite chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith and Merry Berry.
Click on the image below to download your free copy:
Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher
Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher offers a complete range of meat hampers ready to order now in time for Christmas.
We also have a host of seasonal meats available from our shop in Swansea market or online on our website. Place your order by the end of November and get £10 off.