Plan your Christmas feast

Ah Christmas, a time for feasting! Though we’re still a couple months away, we’re already salivating at the prospect of  tucking in to all that delicious festive food on offer. From the turkey and the Christmas pudding to the mince pies, tipples and cheeseboard, there’s so much goodness to look forward to at this time of the year.

Whether you’re hosting a crowd or toasting the holidays with those nearest and dearest, we have fantastic options on the QVC menu this year to tickle your palette. You can secure your choices early too through Advanced Order, and they’ll arrive in perfect time for Christmas, making it easy to plan ahead. That way you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones!

A season for savoury

What better place to start than with this British meat Christmas hamper from Althams Butchers? This really is the meat hamper. Order it today and it’ll be delivered to your door for the week commencing 21st November, ready to pop in your freezer.

Lay the table and dig into 1kg of beef topside joint, 2kg of skin-on turkey breast roll and 1kg of gammon joint; as well as 454g of unsmoked bacon, 454g of pork and cranberry chipolatas, and 454g of pork, sage and onion stuffing. That’s enough to feed 10 – 12 people, and they’ll love the tender, flavorful variety on offer. Easy to cook, these succulent meats make for a crowd-pleasing centrepiece.

Then of course, there’s the cheese. No luxury spread is complete without a gourmet cheeseboard circulating, and they don’t come any smoother and creamier than Godminster’s Christmas four-cheese signature gift box. Or how about this 12 days cheese truckle advent calendar from The Mouse House? It’s the ’12 squeaks of Christmas’, full of scrummy truckles to take your cheese game to new heights.

While Santa catches his breath, you can always quieten rumbling bellies too with this 30-piece mini assorted party bundle from Chunk of Devon, or this mouth-watering set of five meals from award-winning Farmison & Co.

Anyone for dessert?

Everyone loves sweet treats at Christmas, even when there’s hardly any room left! Aside from the venerable Christmas pudding, we have a host of decadent options for sweet-toothed connoisseurs, including this set of the 12 cakes of Christmas from The Original Cake Company.

Or how about this set of festive frangipane tarts from The Baking Boys? You’ll receive a tasty trio of flavours: mincemeat frangipane, cranberry bakewell frangipane and orange frangipane. Couple these scrumptious tarts with coffee or tea for a dreamy combo.

When it comes to chocolate, they don’t come any more tempting either than the Ultimate Chocolate Box from Calico Cottage. It’s the Today’s Special Value offer this Wednesday 21st, so keep your eyes peeled – a whopping 36-piece solid chocolate finger collection, with everything from honeycomb and dark drizzle to wildly popular salted caramel and dark raspberry. Each piece will leave you purring.

And of course, in the run-up to Christmas, there’s no better way to cross off the December days than with Cocoba’s hot chocolate advent calendar. Filled with delicious hot chocolate flakes, spoons and bombes, you can treat yourself to 24 heart-warming cups of hot chocolate; one for every day.

For those whose love of hot chocolate extends beyond Advent, it goes without saying, The Velvetiser hot chocolate machine from Hotel Chocolat would make a joy-inducing gift!

A festive tipple or two

And to wash down those warm, fuzzy food feels, why not wet the beak with a merry little cocktail? You can line them up in style with this Christmas cocktail advent calendar from Tapp’d, brimming with all your ready-mixed favourites, including pornstar martini, pina colada and more.

Love your gin? Well, you’ll love this ‘Very Merry’ 25 days advent calendar from Craft Gin Club. Created in partnership with Phillip Schofield, this calendar features 25 50ml craft gin surprises waiting behind its doors to get you in a tiddly festive spirit.

From ‘Lakeland Moon Snowfell’ to ‘Burleighs King Richard III’, there are so many interesting gins to discover. Keep an eye out too for the brand-new ‘Winter’ gin created by Phillip himself.

And if someone prefers a little sparkling wine, why not treat them to this 12-day sparkling wine Christmas countdown advent calendar from Freixenet? They’re one of the biggest sparkling wine brands in the UK and over 150 years old, so you can be sure of enjoying real quality.

This snazzy box features four different type of sparkling wines: a Cava and Rosado Cava from the Penedes in Spain, as well as a white Prosecco and a sparkling rose from Veneto in Italy. We love the beautiful pull-out drawers. The whole collection has a lovely glamorous feel to it.

Here’s to a joyous (and delicious!) festive season ahead. Don’t forget, we have a Christmas Preview Weekend coming up in October, and be sure to visit our Christmas shop for plenty of more ideas on food and drinks, as well as decor, gifts, trees and more!

Happy tidings x