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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you’re planning an intimate holiday gathering with family or sending gift boxes to loved ones you might not see this year, relishing in festive holiday sweet treats is guaranteed to bring you joy and cheer. From classic peppermint flavors and Christmas puddings to scrumptious gluten-free and vegan desserts – we’ve compiled this list of some of the best festive holiday sweet treats to indulge in this season.
Charbonnel et Walker
Founded in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain’s first and finest chocolatiers. Charbonnel et Walker are renowned for their dark chocolate, made from the finest dark couverture.
The chocolatier presents a festive treat with their scrumptious Christmas Peppermint Cookie Truffles made of a delicious combination of cookie and peppermint, coated in dark chocolate and cookie pieces.
Settle indoors and savor their decadent Winter House gift box with a signature selection of milk and fine dark chocolate truffle treats. The set is shaped in a bijou house which looks out to a winter morning with snow-capped trees.
A beautifully presented box of Charbonnel et Walker chocolate – whether a gift for you or loved ones – is sure to delight this season.
Fortnum & Mason
‘Tis the season with Fortnum & Mason’s magical Christmas Box. From beautifully-crafted sweets and fragrant teas to biscuits freshly baked in-store, you’ll find a spectacular collection of treats to ignite your Christmas spirit and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. The box contains Dark Chocolate Orange & Cognac Dragees, Christmas Peppermint Bark, Marzipan Christmas Puddings and Christmas Nutcracker Biscuits. As you feast on these goodies, curl up with a mug of one of their 15 silky tea bags from their Christmas Tea Medley. All these sweet treats are packed in Fortnum’s Mini Hamper which makes for a perfect décor piece this season. Hang it with its silk ribbon loop, or even set it down beneath the Christmas tree.
For those with specific dietary requirements, Fortnum & Mason also offers The Joy of Christmas Hamper, Free from Gluten, featuring their signature Vegan and Gluten, Alcohol and Nut-Free Christmas Pudding, traditional Gluten and Alcohol-Free Christmas Cake accompanied with their sweet Cognac Butter and Fig Preserve. The set also includes a selection of festive cups with their Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend Tea and Kings Blend Coffee. Merrymake in true Fortnum & Mason fashion with a bottle of their refreshing and elegant Blanc de Blancs Champagne while relishing in a Gluten-Free Fruit & Nut Piccadilly Flapjack.
For vegan dessert lovers, The Cakery offers their Takeaway Vegan Christmas Afternoon Tea Set. Bring the wholesome and hearty flavors to your home with the take-away set served in a bow-wrapped picnic basket – which you get to keep as a souvenir.
Packed with premium ingredients, the set offers a range of festive baked goods including the Snowman Chocolate and Santa Chocolate (made with vegan chocolate and apple crumble cake), Chocolate Dreams (which contain coconut cream, pistachio and their signature Day Dreamer Cake), Passion Fruit Tart (made with vegan butter, almond flour, dairy-free cream and soy milk), Mini Vegan Cupcakes, and their sumptuous Scones (created with organic cane sugar and golden flaxseed meal).
The set also contains a few savory bites of their Vegan Chickpea Sandwich with Homemade Mayo and Impossible Meatball with Bell Pepper Puree.
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