Why Food Is The Perfect Christmas Present For Melburnians
Buying local produce means you’re supporting local producers!
Victoria has had a hard go of it, and getting gift hampers for Melbourne is a wonderful idea to put some money back into the state and the city. Pretty Green has a selection of Victorian producers and small businesses you can choose products from for your Christmas hamper.
An amazing Melbourne-based brand, which also gives back is the delicious chocolate brand Hey Tiger. Hey Tiger is a social enterprise that also makes their own handcrafted, delicious chocolate, which supports cocoa farming communities in Ghana via The Hunger Project. Chocolate and sustainability are a match made in heaven!
Melbourne is such a diverse and vibrant city with incredible food and culture and this is reflected in the products coming from small-batch producers in Melbourne which are perfect for your Christmas hampers.
Introduce friends and family to new flavour combinations and new pantry staples
What better gift than getting someone into a new flavour and helping them shake up their pantry a little. Pretty Green has some amazing small-batch sauces and chutneys to include in a Christmas hamper to Melbourne, most of which are amazingly exciting additions for the average meal or cheeseboard.
Consider the Drunken Sailor Canning Co., with their wide range of relishes, chutneys, jams and mustards, that will help you step up your Sunday night roast, or even just provide the perfect little taste to go with a delectable cheeseboard.
A Christmas hamper full of exotic ingredients and flavours will inspire avid cooks to create awesome dishes, explore new flavours and dive deeper into the magic of spices. Anyone can cook like a pro - great food isn’t just made by chefs. By gifting your mate in Melbourne some new flavours in a Christmas hamper, you can help them realise how easy it is to cook healthy and delicious food every single time.
If you want to deliver a flavour explosion to Melbourne on Christmas go with one of the Spice Master’s Grill Christmas hampers. This ultimate supply of spices and sauces includes a bottle of The Fermentalist’s Reaper Hot Sauce, and Chipotle and Stout Mustard from Drunken Sailor. All perfect for knocking someone’s socks off. Inspire friends and family in Melbourne to discover the magic of fresh spices and empower them to cook amazing food every day with a Pretty Green Christmas hamper.
Gifting food can mean gifting a special evening
If you’re putting together a Christmas hamper for your Melburnian friends, remember that you’re probably creating the perfect night in for them too! Consider the occasion you’re creating when you give a Christmas hamper. If you’re sending a couple a hamper, why not put in the perfect ingredients for a gorgeous date night in. We’d recommend a ‘You Are Gin-Credible’ hamper which includes a beautifully aromatic Tasmanian gin, some tantalising tonics and some crunchy chocolate macadamias. The perfect Christmas hamper for a little night-in in Melbourne.
Suits any budget
When it comes to Christmas shopping, all friends and family may not be equal! You will always have a wide range of people that you’ll be Christmas shopping for and with that range comes different budgets. A Christmas hamper for your Melbourne mates can be altered and customised to suit any and all budgets. If you don’t want to spend more than $25 on a coworker for Christmas, you could just stick with a simple yet fabulous Olsson’s Macrobiotic Sea Salt Blend Shaker. A match made in seasoning heaven.
For a closer mate, you can give the gift of ‘It’s Summer Lime’ which includes two non-alcoholic beers from Sobah, Australia’s first non-alcoholic craft beer brewery, some sour cream macadamias along with mixed chocolate macadamias, all for under $75. If you want to splash a little more cash, maybe for your Mum or Dad, you could say thanks for the gin-etics with a ‘That’s Gin-Tastic’ gift including a botanical-rich sheep whey gin, some delicious variations on the traditional tonic, to be finished off with some guilt-free cookies.