Looking for the perfect gift? You can never go wrong with a hamper.
Overflowing with cheese, wine, chocolate and chutneys, hampers are a great gift for any occasion. But where can you find the perfect one in Leeds? These 5 shops have the best in the city, stocked with everything from Yorkshire teatime treats to winter warmer kits. Each one comes beautifully presented and there’s something to suit any budget, so what are you waiting for? Check them out.
Millies specialises in high-quality Yorkshire fare and they handpick their favourite local produce for all of their hampers. You have loads of choice here, with an Indulgent Chocolate Hamper, a Yogi Tea Hamper and a 100% gluten-free option to name but a few. Their most popular is the Great Yorkshire Hamper, which comes bursting with Lottie Shaw parkin, three Yorkshire cheeses, Bracken Hill jams and chutneys, Yorkshire Tea, crackers, biscuits and more. Prices range from £20 to £120, so whatever your budget, you’ll be able to find the perfect hamper to suit.
Millies, 109 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PJ.
George & Joseph
If you’re trying to find the perfect gift for a cheese lover, check out George & Joseph, a local cheesemongers with a wide selection of hampers that range from £20 to £95. You can get a Port & Stilton Box or keep it classic with the George & Joseph Hamper – it includes Old Winchester, a charcuterie salami stick, tomato & chilli jam, Cornish crackers and a can of North Brewing Co. Pale Ale. You can even build your own hamper, choosing the cheese, crackers, chutneys, booze and meats. So if you’re looking for the ultimate cheese hamper in Leeds, this is the place to go.
George & Joseph Cheesemongers, 140 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4NZ.
Harvey Nichols is a national treasure known for its high-end products, and their hampers are no different. You’ll be spoilt for choice with up to 25 on offer, including luxury afternoon tea kits, boxes filled with fizz and exclusive festive hampers. For those with a sweet tooth, The Sweet Shop is a must. It’s filled with all the traditional tuck shop treats as well as more unusual candies like Negroni Spritz Balls, salted caramel pecans and rhubarb & custard fudge. You can get a hamper for as little as £35 or go all out and splash up to £550.
Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AZ.
The Great Yorkshire Shop
The Great Yorkshire Shop is a small, independent gift shop that showcases the best of God’s Own Country. In fact, their hampers are inspired by special places in Yorkshire, like The York Hamper, which is full of tasty teatime treats found in the city’s quaint cafes. Expect fudge, butterscotch biscuits, shortbread, lemon curd, cheese melts, Cafe York blend coffee and more. There’s also Malhamdale, Ingleborough, Thirsk, Ribblesdale and South Dalton hampers, each packed with delicious local produce and ranging from £50 to £100. On a budget? Their wicker trays start at £15 and you can choose from afternoon tea, biscuits & preserves or cheese.
The Great Yorkshire Shop, The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR.
Haley & Clifford
An award-winning delicatessen that serves the very best produce from Yorkshire and beyond, Haley & Clifford is a local treasure and they do some of the best hampers in Leeds. From cheese to coffee, sweet treats to beer, they’re chock full of goodies, but the Winter Warmer Hamper is the star of the show. You’ll get an array of warming treats, like red wine with mulling syrup, Whitby ginger snaps and chilli chocolate. It comes beautifully wrapped with cellophane and each one includes their signature sugar mouse. Their hampers range from £35 to £100 and they’ll even deliver it for free.
Haley & Clifford, 43 Street Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1AP.