From festive chutneys to crumbly stilton and bottles of fizz for the big day, Christmas hampers are full of the delights you wouldn’t usually add to your shopping list making them the ultimate gift for bona fide foodies. As always, M&S has plenty to choose from whether you’re shopping for the family chocoholic or cheese aficionado.
And these aren’t just hampers, these are M&S hampers, full to bursting with an array of mouthwatering gourmet goodies to tuck into from now until Christmas. There’s the charming Christmassy afternoon tea hamper – think jam and cream topped scones, crumbly shortbread and a bottle of fizz all wrapped up in a wicker hamper to keep – ideal for sending to a loved one you’re not going to see over the festive period. Or the whimsical Percy Pig dedicated collection – you name a Percy Pig product and it’s in here – brimming with everything from the original, insanely moreish sweets to fizzy pops and celebration cakes. And for something more grown-up, we’ve got our eye on the Berrington Hamper filled with a rich Christmas pudding – a divisive but must-have dessert for the big day – prosecco to make your morning Bucks Fizz with, fiery chilli jam with Piquillo pepper, Italian chocolates and plenty more.
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FOR THE FOODIE
For a hamper inspired purely by the indulgence of hot, crusty bread dipped into gooey camembert to a Christmas Day breakfast hamper filled with fizz, smoked salmon and sweet jams, these three top picks with bring joy to the family foodie’s plate this festive season…
Get December 25th (or any day throughout the festive period) off to a great start with smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis, Champagne and, for the more virtuous out there, luxury granola and yoghurt, with M&S's decadent breakfast hamper.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Treat creative little ones to a day of gingerbread making with M&S’s Holiday In A Suitcase Activity Box. Inside there’s a musical, edible house and velvety hot chocolate for little ones, and spiced mulled wine and winter spiced apple fizz for adults. While the Percy Pig hamper is sure to bring a smile to the whole family’s faces – they’ll be tucking into the iconic pink sweet treats until well after twelfth night.
The charming Holiday In A Suitcase hamper is ideal for hosting a festive night with friends - there's mulled wine and salted caramel marshmallows included. And the gingerbread house is a great way to get the little ones in the festive spirit.
FOR THE QUALITY CONNOISSEUR
If food is their thing, go bold with one of M&S’s gastronomic foodies hampers – gorgeous wicker hampers full to bursting with luxury jams, festive panettone, Marc de Champagne truffles, rich wines and much more.
CROWD PLEASING HAMPERS
Looking for something for the person who has everything? You can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper and there’s something for every taste and budget, from pork pie and cheese editions to delectable afternoon tea selections.