If you were 89 and were to receive a food hamper for Christmas, what would you like in it?

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Putting together a hamper for dh's great aunt and her partner. So far I have a small m and s Xmas cake, some Christmas tea, Christmas marmalade, a bag of assorted nuts, some cheesey biscuits and a small thing of chocolates.
What else do you reckon? I have room for probably 3 more things.

Nothing that gets stuck under/to dentures. My Great Aunt eats cashew nuts with her brandy. Either they don't stick or alternatively she might be anaesthetised to the irritation by the brandy.

Posh breadsticks, the wee ones that you can get in whole food shops are nice. Cheesy crackers too.

ibbydibby Sat 02-Nov-13 13:45:11

Mini mincepies? You can get them in Sainsbury's or Waitrose (though not yet..sell by in Sainsbo yesterday was end of Nov. Some kind of treaty biscuits / cookies?

Ifcatshadthumbs Sat 02-Nov-13 13:48:40

I put in my Nan's some of the mini sized tins of Heinz soup. M&s also do some small tinned savoury mince type things that she loves.

If they don't drink alcohol how about some of those mixer sizes cans of lemonade or tonics?

My grandparents love dried fruit (figs, dates etc.), Turkish delight, liquorice all sorts, fruit jellies, cherry liqueur chocolates. They also get through unfeasible amounts of tinned red salmon smile

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 02-Nov-13 13:57:40

My gran would have wanted: proper tea, nothing flavoured, not Earl Grey, just good old fashioned British Breakfast Tea, either loose leaf or bags, biscuits - either a mixed tin or shortbread fingers, maybe a packet of chocolate biscuits, tins of red salmon, crab, some nice savoury snacks or posh crisps, olives, tins of soup, a large bottle of Benedictine grin, maybe a bottle of scotch or sherry for visitors, some nice strawberry jam, marmalade, some crackers for cheese (maybe some nice cheddar too?), pate in a jar and a bag of boiled sweets. Possibly also some liqueur chocolates as well.

Thanks so much everyone smile

wonkylegs Sat 02-Nov-13 14:28:58

We got great granny (90) a selection of biscuits that she liked so much she's requested them again a few times.
We got a selection with jam & honey, wine, chutney & cheese (they like cheese) but we've only had requests for more biscuits.

Branleuse Sat 02-Nov-13 14:34:44

Spam, corned beef, tripe, spinach, liver, murray mints

you forgot the faggots, branleuse!

Branleuse Sat 02-Nov-13 16:38:48

oh yes, sorry. And sherry

farrowandballs Sat 02-Nov-13 21:25:56

Cartmel sticky toffee pudding. Potted shrimps. Pukka bed time tea

RhondaJean Sat 02-Nov-13 21:50:39

Quavers.

My granny had a tiny appetite at 89 and lost most of her sense of taste but she loved quavers and could still taste them.

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