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Christmas hampers from Sussex businesses

Skip the super-pricey Harrods or Harvey Nicks number and instead choose a hamper from a local indie. It's like making your own, but without the days of faff.

Christmas Treats Hamper, Cowdray Estate

STOP PRESS! Don’t miss your chance to Win a fabulous Christmas hamper from Cowdray, worth a whopping £250, here!

Look, nobody said hampers had to be practical. This one is crammed full of sweet goodies and festive treats, the sort of thing you only really have at Christmas. That’s what makes it so special! Chocolate golf balls, chocolate sardines, chocolate EVERYTHING! The perfect gift for that special somebody with a very sweet tooth – oh hang on, that’s Muddy.

One of a range from Cowdray, or go bespoke and order all your faves in one.

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Cheese Heaven Hamper, The Hungry Guest

As if this wicker box full of pickles, biscuits, crackers, sauces, condiments and spreads weren’t a tasty enough option, each hamper comes with a gift voucher for The Hungry Guest’s legendary cheese room. Head along to the Petworth store and the staff will help create the cheese board of your dreams quicker than you can say ‘Sussex Charmer’. Which, incidentally, was* Muddy’s nickname at school.

*was not

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Christmas gift box, Edgcumbes

Have a brew-tiful (geddit?) day with one of these gorgeous gift boxes from Arundel-based Edgcumbes, packed full of everything you need for THE perfect beverage. One for the coffee aficionados out there, or any cyclists, who are basically powered by coffee and cake.

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Christmas Wine & Cheese Lovers Hamper, Bolney Wine Estate

Christmas, wine and cheese go together like snap, crackle and pop. Only in an infinitely more classy way. This show-stopper of a hamper from Bolney is stashed with a few bottles of the vineyard’s finest and other goodies including Tawny Port, English Farmhouse Cheddar, Stilton in a Pot, Bolney Bacchus Chutney and much more. Crack it open after Christmas dinner and nibble and sup your way through the afternoon movies, games and warm fuzzies.

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White Wine Lovers Box, Albourne Estate

Moving away from the traditional wicker, this sturdy cardboard presentation box has a magnetic catch and is made from fully recycled material – top marks in Muddy’s book, and very useful for storing all those unwanted bits of paperwork you’re sure you shouldn’t throw away. The contents aren’t bad either – four bottles of Albourne’s award-winning still whites, perfect for the white wine drinker who can’t make up their mind which they like best. Oooh, and aren’t the labels lovely too?

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Small Hamper for Her, Simply Sussex Produce

What do you give the woman who has everything? A hamper packed full of lovely Sussex gifts and goodies, that’s what. This little trug from Simply Sussex Produce is perfect for those tricky ‘omg what on earth can I get them?!’ friends, class teachers and so on.

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The Super Retro Sweets Hamper,

OMG. Imagine scraping them off the ceiling after they’ve scoffed this little lot. Nonetheless, Christmas is a time for giving and that includes giving kids the chance to overdo it on the sweet stuff. Big kids will love the retro sweeties in this cute hamper from Eastbourne-based too.

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