Christmas food hampers: the gift of tradition

There are just a few weeks to go until the big day and we’re all busy with our Christmas shopping. And while finding the “perfect gift” might not be an exact science and making everybody happy is virtually impossible, Christmas food hampers have certainly become a firm favorite over the years.

Whether it’s a company gift for your employees or a thoughtful present for your nearest and dearest, a hamper packed with foodie treats always goes down well!
It’s difficult to go wrong with a Christmas hamper. What matters isn’t really the quantity and type of foodie products contained inside, but the meaning behind the gift. Contained in that hamper is your gratitude for another year together, the promise of sharing good food and a gesture of your friendship and affection. In other words, a hamper contains that most precious of gifts: Christmas spirit!

The tradition behind Christmas food hampers

Would you believe us if we told you that the first “Christmas” hampers date back to before the birth of Jesus, and therefore before Christmas even existed? Well, they do! The Ancient Romans used to exchange baskets of bay and food to mark Saturnalia, the celebration of the Winter Solstice, which was the pagan forbearer of the modern Christian festival.

The custom was handed down through the centuries and, by the end of the Second World War, had become a widely observed tradition. Back then, with Italy gripped by extreme poverty, giving a basket of products from your farm or vegetable plot was often the best way of getting back to normal and rediscovering the joy of sharing after an incredibly difficult few years.
Giving hampers is still popular to this day – and it’s so important that we keep this tradition alive. Why? Because it’s a way of celebrating the joys of sharing, showing affection and giving gifts that mean something. What better way to do all that than by giving traditional, quality products?

That’s exactly why we wanted to create such a big selection of Christmas hampers containing all our most traditional and authentic products. There’s something for all budgets and tastes – and all are made with love and a deep respect for our traditions.

Discover our Christmas Gift Boxes

Our Christmas Gift Boxes contain a selection of our best-sellers: the products that we and you love the most! The flavors and aromas will instantly conjure up the beauty of Italy and make you feel at home, even if you’re far away.

These varied Gift Boxes will look amazing under the Christmas tree, serving as another decoration until they’re opened. Quite simply, they’re the perfect gift for anyone who loves the finer things in life and is passionate about the foodie traditions of the peninsula. Get ready for a voyage of discovery through the flavors of Italy!

We hope our Christmas Gift Boxes make your Christmas a memorable one – we’d be honored to share it with you!