Last year, the EZ Hampers team shared our favourite items from our Christmas collection. This year, we’ve done our employee picks again Christmas 2023. Got all of our old favourites as well as some brand spanking new products too! Each year, our Christmas elves test every product that comes through our grotto, ensuring they’re 100% EZ Hampers approved. We make sure that every EZ Hampers Christmas product is both eco-friendly and full of festive cheer! That’s why we’re excited to show our blog readers our most loved hamper products of employee picks Christmas 2023, so that you might get some ideas for your Christmas hampers this December.

Did you know?:

The likelihood of it snowing in the UK on Christmas is 1 in 10 for England and Wales, and 1 in 6 for Scotland and Ireland. However, the odds are decreasing everywhere due to the climate crisis!

Employee Picks Christmas 2023

Lisa’s Picks

New winter products 2023

Diablesse Caribbean Rum

They say: “Diablesse Clementine Spiced Rum: made from single origin, 100% Demerara rum from the DIAMOND DISTILLERY in Guyana, using locally produced sugar cane molasses and traditional pot and column distillation methods dating back hundreds of years. Naturally flavoured with clementine and a warm Caribbean spice mix of vanilla pod, ginger, cinnamon and clove, with notes of toffee apple, toasted cinnamon and bright clementine zest, finishing with sticky gingerbread and warm pimento.”


Lisa says: “Diablesse Rum is a local rum business based in Salford, that produces exquisitely crafted rums inspired by the traditional Caribbean story of La Diablesse. We love supporting Cleo, the owner of Diablesse, as she’s the first female rum maker in the UK to own her own business! As well as tasting just like Christmas, I also love Diablesse Rum as they support and fundraise for the Young Women’s Trust, a feminist organisation that aims to reduce the economic inequality faced by women in the UK.”

Temple Spa Time to Glow

They say: “Looking for instant, youthful radiance? Meet our most powerful, glow-giving skincare heroes. Constantly under attack from environmental stresses, skin can easily lose its natural luminosity and over time, become dull. Enriched with vitamin C, glycolic acid & SPF, this collection works hard to cleanse impurities and melt away dead skin cells to reveal refreshed, healthy-looking & protected skin. Let’s glow!”

Lisa says: “TempleSpa have released an absolutely fabulous Christmas collection, ‘Moments of Wonder’. Each gift set features dazzling artwork of frozen flowers, to embody the essence of Temple Spa; combining nature with science to make expertly designed skincare products. My personal favourite set from the collection is the Time To Glow gift set, as it makes my skin so glowy! TempleSpa products have honestly saved my skin this winter.”

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Erin’s Picks

New winter products 2023 - hawkens gingerbread

Hawkens Original Gingerbread

They say: “Our signature gingerbread man recipe is a firm favourite amongst hundreds of gingerbread lovers across the world, including the Hawkens Gingerbread team! Taste the perfectly balanced blend of gingerbread spice and cloves. Indulge in its brilliance and artisan handmade qualities. Share with your family and friends. Certainly a treat for the tastebuds and the ideal pair of gingerbread delights when cosying up on the sofa after a long hard working day.”


Erin says: “As soon as Autumn starts I start eating gingerbread men. These gingerbread biscuits are absolutely delicious. Their packaging is really cute and I love the variety of flavours and shapes. I love that they make mini ones for their cartons so I can share them with my friends and family, as well as the big ones that are perfect as a little treat for yourself.”

Bettyhula The Secret Wonder Oil Bath Salts Tea Bag

They say: “Himalayan salts are considered one of the healthiest salts on earth containing more than 84 minerals known for their detoxifying properties. Combined with ‘The Secret Wonder Oil’ which has a rehydrating blend of Frankincense Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Rose Absolute – it will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. A blend of 100% pure and natural ingredients carefully chosen for their nourishing and soothing properties. Dissolve a handful of these luxurious Betty Hula Bath Salts into a warm bath for an indulgent, spa-like soak.  In a handy single teabag they are perfect for a little thank you gift, or in your travel bag!”


Erin says: “I love all the Bettyhula products I’ve tried but this one is my personal favourite. It’s so simple to use and budget friendly. I love baths so it’s great to not have the extra clean up a lot of bath bombs and bath salts cause. It leaves your skin feeling so soft and it smells amazing. It’s the perfect way to create a luxury bath without breaking the bank. Also, it feels great to use a product you know has been sustainably made.”

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Gabby’s Picks

New winter products 2023 - cradoc's savoury biscuits

Preston’s Chocolate Eggnog

They say: “Historically, Eggnog was rum mixed with milk to produce a ‘milk-punch’, whereas our unique blend really stands out as a smooth original chocolate version with natural ingredients and a perfect balance of mixed spirits that have additional tweaks to bring you our innovative chocolate nectar. This truly is the ultimate chocolate indulgence.”


Gabby says: “I’m honestly obsessed with Preston’s Chocolate Eggnog! I’ve personally gone through three bottles this year, and plan to buy two more to last me through December. The taste is rich and creamy without being too sickly. It’s the perfect gift for a chocolate lover like myself, and comes beautifully adorned with a festive bow!” 

Mishka Truffles

They say: “Elevate your holidays with Mishka Truffles! Unwrap joy this Christmas with the perfect gift from! Indulge in the art of gifting with our artisan luxurious Belgian chocolate truffles, a treat that goes beyond ordinary. Why choose Mishka Truffles for your small corporate or personal gifts? Unparalleled quality: Our truffles are crafted with precision and passion, ensuring a decadent experience with every bite. Variety of flavours: From classic to exotic, discover a spectrum of flavours that cater to every palate. Yes, we’ve got delightful alcohol-infused truffles too! Elegant packaging: Impress your recipients with our tastefully packaged truffles, designed to make a statement and spread festive cheer.

Gabby says: “As a self-confessed chocoholic, it was no surprise to any of the other EZ Hampers staff that I would be one of the first to try Mishka Truffles. Made locally in Crewe, the taste and range of flavours they offer is fantastic. My favourite flavour is their white chocolate honeycomb truffle, but each flavour is just as decadent and tasty as the rest. Their packaging is also absolutely to die for, especially their new chocolate truffle advent calendars!”

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