It’s never too early to start planning the feasts over the Christmas period. From treats to enjoy while decorating the tree to those days in between Christmas and New Year when you lose track of time altogether, 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 best Christmas 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 list.
A guaranteed family favourite, this Harvey Nichols hamper is packed with every essential you could possibly need at Christmas. Expect luxury wine and spirit options, including Premier Cru Brut Champagne; chocolate florentines with orange pieces; cut comb honey; chocolate coated and filled medjool dates; and boozy choc truffle selections. Plus, a set of six luxury crackers to pull on the big day.
Brimming with goodies, the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire hamper comes in three different sizes, depending on your needs. Gift the small hamper to a loved one and they'll enjoy everything from luxury mince pies to honey sources from the hotel's onsite bee hives. Or, go big with the large wicker and delight in the likes of Hattingley Sparkling wine, gingerbread fudge, a Christmas pudding made onsite and a William Edwards Hampshire designed mug.
Save yourself time deliberating the snacks and opt for Selfridges’ sweet Christmas hamper. Inside the signature black wicker box, you’ll find 22 items waiting to be discovered, from mulled wine to musical biscuit tins, moreish pigs in blankets to chocolate truffle selection boxes.
It’s not Christmas without a fancy brunch come Boxing Day morning, and what better way to enjoy the seasonal period than with Fortnum’s breakfast hamper. Perfect for sharing, spoil yourselves with smoked salmon, toast-worthy Champagne and caviar and a festive coffee blend.
It’s not Christmas without a few M&S goodies. Spoil your family this year and pre-order M&S’s Magic of Christmas Collection. There’s something for every taste hidden inside, from perfectly matured rich fruit cake and a twelve-month matured Christmas pud to the sparkling caramels and salted caramel golden blond nut selection, and plenty of festive tipples to wash all of the treats down with.
Helping you to host your dream cheeseboard night is The Newt in Somerset’s luxury cheese and cyder hamper. Delicately packaged, expect the bundle to be brimming with award-winning artisanal cheeses, chutneys, crackers and a selection Newt cyders to match.
Set in a rattan basket, this Laithwaites is perfect for days when you don't want to venture out. It's packed with all of your wintry day essentials, from paprika and chilli olives to strawberry jams from Dorset, and plenty of drinks to keep you going. Think light elderflower gin, Champagne, luxury reds and a white Côtes-du-Rhône.
Whether you're gifting the hot chocolate lover in your life or you want to spoil the whole family, this Hotel Chocolat hamper is destined to please. Featuring the brand's iconic Velvetiser - an in-home, barista-grade drinking chocolate machine - this hamper is filled with everything you need to create a hot choc station.
Go Spanish this Christmas and opt for the Brindisa Christmas hamper, filled with the finest charcuterie, Ibérico Bellota hand carved ham, truffle cheese, smoked Marcona nuts, Spanish wines and those all important Torres truffle crisps.
Daylesford's signature white wicker Marylebone hamper is stuffed with award-winning cheeses from their Creamery, organic smoked salmon and hams from their Smokehouse and artisan wines. There's everything you could possibly need for a bumper Yuletide buffet.
Treat the afternoon tea lover in your life to this rosy pink-hued hamper from John Lewis. Lid the lid to uncover treats like Mississippi mud pie cookies; macarons; strawberry jam; chocolate cake; handmade shortbread with rich dark chocolate; and of course English tea.
Renowned for their pistachio-hue branding and exceptional Italian delights, gift one of Lina Stores' signature hampers this Christmas. The l'Aperitivo hamper is bursting with all you need for an impressive spread, from mixed olives and Apulian artichokes to salame and semi-dried tomatoes. Add on a bottle of Negroni or Vermouth to seal the deal.
Renowned for being one of London's top delis, Panzer's knows a thing or two about what works well in a hamper. This Yuletide, indulge with this bumper hamper, packed with Champagne, sticky toffee pudding, smoked salmon and special cheeses.
Designed with savoury fans in mind, Harrods' selection is wrapped inside the powerhouse's signature wicker hamper. Inside you'll find an assortment of cheeses, olives, chutneys, nuts, oat biscuits and pâtés to keep you happy all winter long.
Eataly, London's leading destination for all things Italian, is giving pasta lovers what they want with this pantry essentials hamper. Inside you'll find top Italian pasta picks, from trottole short dry coloured pasta to Genovese pesto sauce. Head in store to get your hands on their bigger hamper options in time for Christmas.
Keeping on the Italian theme, Italian beer brand Birrificio Angelo Poretti has crafted a hamper filled with delights. Priced at £65, the basket is filled with two Birrificio lagers, a jar of Salvi's tomatoes, Salvi's balsamic vinegar, Salvi's olive oil, Salvi's pasta and an Italian cake.