The best Irish food baskets to give this Christmas


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With the state of Christmas 2020 still evolving, with parents preparing to visit Santa behind the wheel and the bewildering buzz of Christmas carols playing even though you are mentally still in March, there is a firm, rigid and steadfast tradition. solidified that we don’t have to figure out how to digitize this year; eating excessive amounts of food. A basket of delicious treats is the best gift, and these Irish sets are the best there is.

Thomas brown Christmas baskets, from € 80

Filled to the brim in each of Brown Thomas’ luxuriously wrapped baskets, you’ll find all manner of delicacies to accompany you throughout the holiday season. Four baskets are currently available, from the Eglington Hamper, € 80, packed with wine, port jelly, dark chocolate, cookies and more, to the Patrick Hamper, € 300, filled with treats ranging from champagne to caviar.

Manoir Adare baskets, from € 35

Transform your home / office into a luxury five star resort retreat with a basket from Adare Manor this Christmas. On their online store, there are six Christmas baskets, including the Dreaming Of Adare Manor Hamper, € 250, filled with a fluffy bathrobe, plush hotel slippers, a Christmas bauble and a spray bottle. of linen, a diffuser and a candle to perfume your home with the scent of the manor of Adare. There are festive jam baskets, an Adare Manor Afternoon Tea basket and the Sweet and Indulgent basket, € 150, with chocolate, wine, Christmas pudding, Adare Manor Signature 1832 tea, festive jams from the keeper. decadent dining from Adare Manor and more.

Lir Chocolate Basket, € 45

Give the gift of premium handcrafted Irish chocolate with the Lir Deluxe Basket; it is filled with beautiful pockets of truffles, mouth-watering bars and a Discovery Box of individual chocolates.

Lidl Irish cheese basket, € 17.99

It’s not really Christmas until you’ve checked out the Lidl Deluxe line and bought yourself a little jar of saffron, goose fat, and a bottle of truffle oil. Plan your visit around December 10, the launch day of the gift that the cheese lover of your life will go to Emmental for. The Lidl Irish Cheese Basket costs just € 17.99 (a nice Gouda deal – you feta brie-lieve I have hundreds more) and comes with six Irish cheeses, an apple and fig chutney and crackers from Cork’s Hassett’s Bakery; all the ingredients for a Swissful Christmas.

Paddy Box, from € 49.95

For your friend who can’t make it home for Christmas, Paddy Box creates pre-made boxes of beloved Irish favorites, or you can customize your own box of ten items from their product line. There are Dip Dabs, Snack Bars, Tayto and all kinds of other Irish delicacies that you never cared about until you arrived in a country where chocolate tastes like plastic and all the chips have a picture of a tomato and an onion on it. The Christmas Box, € 59.95, comes with all the ingredients for an Irish Christmas; There’s Tayto, tons of Cadbury goodies, including a rose box and selection box, Ballymaloe Relish and Barrys Gold Blend Tea, plus the guarantee that your friend will call you hysterical when they open it.

Avocado baskets, from € 20

This year, Avoca offers a huge selection of baskets, from care kits to afternoon tea sets. There are prices to suit all budgets, from € 20 for the Jammy Trio for a selection of avocado condiments, to a luxury basket of € 460 containing champagne, cashmere blanket, decadent chocolates. and personal care products.

Photograph by Brown Thomas.

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