It’s never too early to start planning the feasts over the Christmas period. From the Christmas Eve buffet to those days in between Christmas and New Year where you lose track of the days and seamlessly indulge on platter after platter of cheese and charcuterie meats, tins of biscuits and jars of pickles that you wouldn’t touch any other time of the year. And hampers are a great way to ensure you’re stocked up on the finest snacks and treats over the festive season. 

We’ve rounded up the 13 best hampers you can order now, from Brindisa’s Spanish flavours to Fortnum’s giant wicker of wonders. After all, it’s never too early to start ticking off your Christmas checklist.

Touch of Elegance, Marks & Spencer 

The perfect gift for nan, M&S’s Touch of Elegance is filled with all of her favourites. From London spiced distilled dry gin to a luxury gold tea tin, British soft set raspberry jam to all butter shortbread fingers, you’ll be her good books for the rest of the year with this special woven wicker hamper. It ticks all of the right boxes and even comes complete with an orchid in a ceramic pot.

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The Magic of Christmas, Fortnum & Mason 

Fortnum’s doesn’t do things by halves when it comes to hampers no matter the season, so come the festive season, they’ve got every family member sorted. 

From the Savoury Selection Hamper to the Fortnum’s Wine Hamper, they’ve got a hamper for just about every occasion. But for a real blow-the-budget treat, invest in The Magic of Christmas showstopper. Coming in at £300, this is one that’s perfect for all the family. Expect everything from their Christmas infusion tea list and warming milk hot chocolate, to their biscuit selection tin and peppermint bark, plus a whole host of Christmas condiments that are perfect for the big feast and the evening cheeseboard.  

There’s even mini Georgian Christmas crackers and their very own Christmas & Other Winter Feasts CookBook that’s bursting with inspo for over the festive season.

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Artisan Christmas Hamper, Antona At Home

From mince pie bon bons to chocolate and orange cake, there’s so much to look forward to feasting on this festive season when you order Antona At Home’s Christmas 2021 Hamper. Antona At Home was set up in the wake of Covid when Simpsons Restaurant, The Cross and Andreas’ cookery school, Eureka Kitchen were unable to trade. It provided the chance to delight in restaurant worthy dishes through its Michelin meal boxes, which sold out week after week.  

The Christmas hamper, priced from £190, has been created by Bake Off The Professionals Finalist, Bharat Chandegra, with all of the artisan treats handmade by the pastry chef. Available to pre-order, the bundle is brimming with nougat loaded with roasted almonds, hazelnut, pistachio and candied mixed peel; festive sandwich cookies made with 70% dark chocolate ganache; and moreish cherry and chocolate macarons. This is the ideal hamper for those with a sweet tooth. 

There’s also the option to add on an alcohol bundle, which includes Ferrari Maximum Rose, Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs and Prunotto Moscato d’Asti. 

Selfridges Selection, Selfridges

For those steering from the alcohol tipples this Christmas, try Selfridges Selection, a classic alcohol-free xmas hamper. 

Pop open the Selfridges printed hamper and be nibbling your way through double-roasted pistachio Turkish delight; a vegan alcohol-free Christmas pud; mini condiment trio; Christmas coffee; spiced orange hot chocolate; honey with cinnamon; and cinnamon and chocolate almonds. If those flavours don’t scream Christmas, we don’t know what does.

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Truffle Lovers Hamper, Daylesford

One for the truffle lovers… Daylesford has crafted a festive hamper that’s packed full of indulgence, so you can scoff truffle-infused flavours until your heart’s content. 

Priced at £125, expect to be tucking into truffle honey; mini truffled Penyston brie; truffle single Gloucester; truffle and pecorino nuts; and seeded star savoury biscuits come Christmas morning. There’s even a lovely bottle of Prosecco frizzante to help wash it all down. 

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The Christmas Hamper, Brindisa 

Escape to Spain this Christmas through Brindisa’s Christmas Hamper. The famed Spanish restaurant has turned their hand to hampers, offering Brits the chance to delight in the ultimate Spanish selection of festive treats. 

We love The Christmas Hamper – priced at £175 – as it’s packed with everything from Senorio iberico bellota chorizo and salchichon slices; a Manchego semi-cured wedge; Torres truffle potato crisps; chocolate cigarillo biscuits; alemany soft turron bar; and a bottle of Cava MAs Macia Brut.

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Il Formaggio Hamper, Lina Stores

Perfect for the cheese aficionados in your life or storing away until the cheeseboard comes out, Lina Stores has a hamper that’s brimming with all of their favourite Italian cheeses. 

The Il Formaggio Hamper is packed with everything you need to make the best cheese board of the season, from chutney to flatbreads. And of course the cheese! Expect Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Ubriaco al Vino Rosso and Pecorino Brigante.

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Charcuterie ‘Man-per’ Hamper, Best of Hungary 

Best of Hungary hopes to take its shoppers on a culinary adventure to Hungary in every mouthful. Their hampers are a lot more affordable than some of the bigger brands out there but still pack in a bunch of goodies to be enjoyed over the Christmas holidays. Up your charcuterie game and order in the ‘Man-per’ Hamper. 

A hamper packed with venison and water buffalo salami, fiery Bull’s Blood red wine, crushed red peppers and cold-pressed chilli oil? Sounds like it would get the seal of approval from the foodie in your life.

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Discover Eataly, Eataly 

Wrapped and ready for Christmas, head to Eataly to get your Italian hampers this year. Each has been designed by their team of elves, packing in their house favourite Italian treats, from fine chocolates to premium extra virgin olive oils, and of course, a whole lot of panettone too! 

We love their Discover Eataly hamper, bursting with everything from Cantucci with Almonds to Boscaiolo mushrooms and truffle sauce, pistachio cream bar to breadsticks with truffle.

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Festive Fireside Christmas Hamper, John Lewis

For those looking forward to a cosy Christmas in front of their parents’ fireplace this December, order in John Lewis’s Festive Fireside Christmas Hamper and reap all of the benefits when you’re snug come Christmas Eve. 

Wake up on Christmas morning with a warming brew from Little’s Christmas flavour ground coffee before munching through the first of many mince pies. Fill the nibbles platters with Peter’s Yard smoked chilli flatbreads, Popti Cornish Bakehouse snaps olive with garlic and chilli and Tenuta Marmorelle pistachio soft nougat for the sweet-toothed lovers. Don’t worry about buying crackers as this hamper comes packed with six ready for pulling with Christmas lunch.

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The Luxury Hamper, Planet Organic 

Planet Organic has an exciting range of festive hampers that will arrive in time for Christmas. Treat you and your family to The Luxury Hamper and tuck into the likes of Raw Halo Mylk & Pink Himalayan Salt Raw Chocolate Bars; Planet Organic Crunchy Almond Butter; Rhythm 108 Coconut Crunch Biscuit Share Bag; Peter’s Yard Sourdough Flatbread and Seggiano Fresh Artichoke Pate.

£127 (was £150)
www.planetorganic.com

Best of British, Charbonnel

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a little indulgence and here to help you out is Charbonnel et Walker’s Best of British Hamper. Expect an assortment of their classic confectionery, from milk and dark chocolate assortments; Union flat milk sea salt caramel truffles; milk chocolate Champagne truffles; and a milk chocolate sea salt truffle milk mini heart. 

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Corrigan’s Christmas Feast Hamper, Corrigan’s 

Known for using the very best British and Irish produce, chef Richard Corrigan has created his most extravagant hamper yet… Available from 1st December, the feasting hamper is filled with celebration essentials from hand-made mince pies to ham hock & foie gras terrine. There’ll even be a Corrigan’s tea towel and signed cookbook, a perfect present for the foodies in your life. 

As an extra treat, a 25g tin of Oscietra Caviar will be randomly placed inside two hampers, delivering added festive cheer to the lucky recipients.

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Angel’s Delight, Panzer’s 

Packing  a punch this Christmas is Jewish deli, Panzer’s. Their hamper game is always exquisite so order in your favourite from their selection now to avoid disappointment come the big day. 

We’ve got our eyes on the Angel’s Delight hamper, packed with everything you need to make cooking in the kitchen go as seamless as possible. Think cheddar cheese, crackers, Panzer’s honey cake, tinned olives, luxury nuts, chutneys and more.

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