The season of giving is upon us, and our editors share their picks for the best Christmas hampers this year. From show-stopping Bronze turkeys and fruity mince pies to truffled brie and chocolate honeycomb bites, there is much joy to be had in this years list of Christmas hampers, both to give and to receive.
The Truffle Lovers Hamper by Daylesford
The ultimate treat for anyone who loves truffle, the Daylesford Truffle Lovers Hamper is a medley of truffle infused delights. Enjoy mini truffled Panyston brie, truffled single Gloucester, seeded star savoury biscuits, truffle honey, and their much loved truffle and pecorino nuts alongside a bottle of Daylesford prosecco. The truffle hamper makes for a uniquely indulgent gift and we love it as a Christmas party spread too.
£125 at Daylesford
The Magic Of Christmas Hamper, by Fortnum & Mason
Long-time experts in the hamper trade, Fortnum & Mason are recognised all over the world for their excellent Christmas hampers. The range is extensive, with every hamper filled with delights but one that is particularly joyous is The Magic Of Christmas Hamper. It should be noted that Fortnum & Mason make some of the best biscuits this side of the channel and the Magic of Christmas hamper includes no less than six variations of biscuit. Enjoy their Christmas biscuit selection tin, Merryloossus biscuits (a merry chocolate-covered medley of fruit, nuts and spice), Christmas tea biscuits, orange and dark chocolate biscuits, festive flapjack biscuits, and even a biscuit filled mini merry-go-round musical Christmas tin. Also included are their cheese sables with spicy smoked paprika and a box of sumptuous maple, pecan and orange florentines along with a medley of classic Christmas chutneys and pickles, Fortnum and Mason teas and their Christmas coffee blend.
£300 at Fortnum and Mason
The Mini Christmas Hamper, by Ottolenghi
Bursting with baked treats and pantry staples, the Ottolenghi Christmas hampers return this year with much loved classics as well as some all-new items. Brand new for Christmas 2023 is the Mini Christmas Hamperl featuring festive favourites such as the Christmas shortbread snowflakes, Pecan snowballs and dark chocolate pistachio and sour cherry brittle as well as jars of rosemary spiced nuts and creamy pistachio paste.
£50 at Ottolenghi
The Burlington Hamper, By Claridges
A hamper with celebration at its heart, the Claridge’s Burlington hamper includes not one, but two bottles of champagne (the Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut and the Laurent Perrier Rosé) as well as a bottle of Claridge’s gin, two delicious wines and their non-alcoholic sparkling festive tea. Brimming with chocolate truffles, honeys, chutneys, biscuits and shortbread, it contains all the usual merry suspects you’d expect in a hamper. But in true Claridge’s fashion, this hamper goes above and beyond. A set of Richard Brendon Star cut martini glasses, accompanied by a shiny cocktail shaker, champagne cork and a copy of the Claridge’s cocktail book stand the receiver in good stead for Christmas eve drinks. There’s even hot chocolate, ground coffee and Claridge’s bespoke mugs for the morning after as well as a stunning set of Christmas crackers to bring a bit of Claridge’s magic to the table.
£995 at Claridges
Christmas Lunch Hamper, By The Newt In Somerset
A hamper that promises to make this years Christmas lunch the best yet and certainly the easiest to organise, The Christmas Lunch Hamper from The Newt has everything (and we really mean everything) covered for your festive feast, taking all the stress of Christmas ordering off your hands. The centerpiece is the show-stopping bronze free-range turkey, arriving with all the trimmings. Enjoy pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, festive vegetables, and even sourdough bread sauce and rich turkey gravy! Make sure to save room for The Newt’s Christmas pudding with double cream, classic stollen cake, apple crumble mince pies, and their much loved giant chocolate coin.
£395 at The Newt
It’s A Wonderful Life Hamper, By DukesHill
A joy to give and receive, the star of this hamper is the DukesHill famous Boneless Wiltshire Ham. Exceptionally tender, this high-quality ham arrives alongside a delicious Boxing Day chutney perfect for the day’s celebratory feast. Also included is a selection of cheeses, Gran Moravia pistachio sablés, and Scottish oat cakes. For those with a sweeter tooth, there are classic mince pies, wickedly good milk chocolate honeycomb bites, shortbread, fruitcake and a traditional Christmas pudding.
£195 at DukesHill
The Bartenders Hamper, By Harvey Nichols
The ultimate party starter, The Bartenders Hamper has a drink for every mood. From full-bodied and hearty reds to crisp whites, the wine list alone is worth celebrating, with some excellent English sparkling wines included within the selection too. For those who enjoy something a little stronger, the hamper also contains a delightful Dalmore Whisky with notes of caramelised orange and gingerbread, as well as a bottle of Harvey Nichols’s own Foraged Dry Gin. Quite the display to receive, much fun is to be had unwrapping the beautifully designed Harvey Nichols range of ready mixed cocktails, smooth spirits and mixers. It’s worth noting that their negroni is particularly good and worth saving for a special moment.
£1000 at Harvey Nichols
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