This local deli is making bespoke hampers in time for gifting at Christmas

Christmas hampers are made to order.

Known locally for being #NotJustACornershop, Wigston Fields News & Deli has been supporting the community through lockdown.

This Christmas, they are continuing to put out the feel-good vibes with a Christmas hamper scheme that gives back.

The shop is creating Christmas hampers full of delicious, locally made treats from nearly 60 small food and drink producers it represents.

Each hamper is bespoke, crafted specifically for the recipient.

For every hamper that is purchased, shop owners Pratik and Bee Master will make their own donation of a Treat Bag to the Leicester South Foodbank, so that someone who is struggling this Christmas can enjoy a nice surprise of their own.

They were inspired by the success of their Pay with a Post-it wall inside the shop where customers pay for a coffee or a small shop for a stranger. People in need then just need to take the post-it note to the counter to use discreetly as payment.

“This year has been so difficult for us all,” said Bee. “More and more people are having to reach out to food banks as jobs are lost and wages are stretched because of the pandemic.

"We wanted to do what we can to give the people in the most need a little bit of luxury at Christmas. We are not adding any costs to the hampers themselves for the Treat Bags – those are on us, being paid for by our shop.”

To order a hamper, the team will need to know your budget and some information about the intended recipient's dietary requirements, plus their likes and dislikes.

Hampers can be made up in advance or for just-in-time collection with more fresh produce like vegan cakes from Hairy Coconut Deli or even premium Doughnotts.

Orders are being taken for individual hampers for private customers as well as multiple hampers for corporate clients who wish to give their teams a gift.

Customers can order their hampers until December 23 for collection. Courier delivery is available upon request.

Email Pratik, or call 07904929374 to make an enquiry or place an order.