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Hampers Galore: Six of the best for Christmas

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For many Canberrans, hampers are an important and much-loved Christmas tradition.

They’re the perfect gift for foodies, for colleagues, neighbours, or for people whose tastes you’re unfamiliar with, because no matter what—they’ll be something they like inside.

And if you’re someone for whom hampers conjures a wrinkled nose—think again. Hampers are no longer strange assortments of musty crackers and smallgoods from no-label brands.

This new generation of hampers include gourmet meats and sauces, sweets and chocolates and even whole Christmas feasts! Bon appétit and happy gifting.

Pialligo Estate’s gourmet “Pialli-goodness”

Pialligo Estate is a mecca for all things gourmet—and their Christmas hampers are no different.

With a hand-picked selection of the best of “Pialli-goodness” all wrapped and ready to be gifted, hampers include Pialligo Smoked Salmon, Pialligo Smoked Chicken Breast, Pialligo Streaky Bacon, Pialligo Chorizo Sausages, Pialligo Sliced Ham and yes, the famous Pialligo Bacon Jam.

Looking for something different? Browse the entire hamper range at pialligomarketgrocer.com.au/collections/hampers.

$64 | Hampers must be ordered three days before pick-up | Pick up only from Pialligo Market Grocer at 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo | Order online by visiting  pialligomarketgrocer.com.au/collections/hampers/products/taste-of-pialligo-hamper and the Pialligo team will be in touch to confirm your pick up date

Ooh La La’s Ham-per

Credit: Ben Calvert.

Canberra’s newest hamper delivery service, Ooh La La, has partnered with Queanbeyan’s beloved Balzanelli Smallgoods to deliver Christmas Ham hampers this December.

Featured in the box is half a leg of premium 100% Australian Pork, sustainably sourced and traditionally cured by the Balzanelli family.

Accompanying this Christmas staple you’ll find all the ingredients and instructions to create your very own glaze, including locally-made Black Horse Fine Foods Dark Whiskey Marmalade, oranges from Ziggy’s Fresh, Dijon mustard and cloves.

The result is a bold, rich and sweet glaze that perfectly complements the salty smoked ham.

$140 | Available for purchase online by visiting oohlalacbr.com | Delivered to Canberra and Queanbeyan only, in the week leading up to Christmas

Pialligo Food Emporium

The Pialligo Food Emporium at Rodney’s has a diverse selection of hampers this gifting season—including premade selections and build-your-own options.

Need a quick and chic gift? Select a premade artisanal hamper that already placed in a natural seagrass basket and wrapped.

There is a large selection of hampers, including a variety of hampers showcasing the Emporium’s favourite food and wine products, a vegan hamper and a no-tox cleaning product hamper.

Or, if you’re looking for something bespoke, select a seagrass basket and with the assistance of their wonderful staff and you’ll be able to combine flavours that work well together creating a beautiful, balanced and luxurious hamper—a thoughtful gift set to please any foodie.

Hampers start at $35 | Available from Pialligo Food Emporium, inside Rodney’s Nursery at Pialligo, 24 Beltana Road, Pialligo | Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 8.30–5.30

Sweetest Moments

Crafting exceptional—and edible—centrepieces and gifts, Sweetest Moments has the perfect confectionary hamper for every gifting occasion.

From wreaths, Christmas trees and bottle toppers created from everyone’s favourite treats (think: Ferrero Rochers and Lindt chocolates), Sweetest Moments can customise to suit any need.

Sweetest Moments Christmas range starts at $44.99, and Christmas specials receive a further 10% off when you spend over $110 using the code SWEETXMAS.

Order by 20 December | Order online from sweetestmoment.shop

QT at Home

This Christmas, why not order a most luxurious hamper—one that contains the dishes for a perfect festive summer lunch?

With 16 separate dishes—from Sonoma sourdough, chilled tiger prawns and Sydney rock oysters to smoked salmon, charcuterie, hummus and flatbread, slow-roasted whole chicken, glazed leg ham…we could go on—this is a seriously lush Christmas lunch.

There are even options to add more savoury or sweet dishes—or even a whole market lobster—for an additional cost. Need some drinks with that? Add a wine pack for just $45.

QT Christmas at Home Christmas Menu, feeds 4–6 people, $590 | Pick up from QT Canberra, with last chance for pick up on 24 December | qtathome.com/shop/christmas-at-home

Amici’s Christmas Ham & Porchetta

Credit: Adam McGrath.

Cooked to perfection under the eye of their head chef, Amici’s traditional bone-in Christmas hams and porchetta are the perfect centrepiece for your family feast.

The 100% Aussie hams are marinated for two days in a special cure and are bursting with flavour thanks to their unique water cooking process.

And, take your Christmas feast to the next level with Amici’s mouth-watering porchetta.

Marinated and seasoned with fennel, thyme, sage, cracked pepper and garlic, these are the perfect addition to your festive to-eat-list.

  • Bone-In Leg Ham, includes glaze and garnish, 10kg, $250
  • Barossa Roasted Porchetta, serves between 12-16 portions, includes house-made apple cider gravy, 2.5kg, $105

Order via Amici’s Online Deli before 22 December | Available for pick-up and delivery between the 18-24 December | shop.amici.bar

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