Top 10 Best Christmas Hampers

Does anything signal the arrival of Christmas more than a hamper packed full of tempting food and drink being delivered to your door?

Mince pies, fruitcake, shortbread, chocolates, chutneys, preserves, cheese, champagne, port, pâté, tea… All the ingredients for an indulgent and delicious festive period packaged up in a box.

We’ve picked out the finest feasts on the market, so read on and choose the one that makes your mouth water.

If you’re feeling crafty, however, and would rather create your own, see our guide to making the perfect hamper here.

1. Cartwright & Butler Pocklington Hamper

This hamper from Yorkshire based Cartwright & Butler is filled with some of its most delicious products, including preserves, chutneys, cheese biscuits and tea and coffee. But what we like best is the cool blue metal hamper. One for those who prefer a slightly more Scandi sleek aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Fortnum & Mason The Night Before Christmas Hamper

What we love about this hamper is that it was put together with the excitement of Christmas Eve in mind. All that cosiness and expectation is recreated in food form with a selection of spiced biscuits, sherry, fruitcake and dark chocolate gingers. There’s something for everyone and you won’t be able to help to feel festive.

 

 

 

 

3. John Lewis & Partners Festive Treats Hamper

You’ll find all manner of delicacies in this lidded picnic basket, which is of course reusable. The mince pie fudge sounds too good to be true as do the handmade eggnog biscuits. Wash it all down with a glass of the Whale Caller Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Harrods The Knightsbridge Hamper

You’d expect a Harrods hamper to be special and this Knightsbridge collection is rather smart. You’ll find bottles of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and champagne alongside Christmas spiced black tea, plum & berry jam, wholegrain mustard and a rich Christmas pudding, all packed in a branded wicker basket.

 

 

 

 

5. Taste of Bettys Hamper

Anyone who has been to a Bettys Tearoom in Yorkshire will already know the delights of this legendary bakers and if you haven’t, then its Taste of Bettys hamper should give you an idea. With a hand-iced Christmas cake, a bauble filled with chocolates and some buttery shortbread amongst other treats, you’ll want to head straight to God’s Own County where Christmas is clearly done better.

 

 

 

 

6. Daylesford Boxing Day Hamper

Everybody feels a bit stir crazy on Boxing Day, so after you’ve been out for a wintry walk or watched a Yuletide movie, you can tuck into the yummy contents of this organic Daylesford selection and get the festivities going again. With chicken liver pâté, a smoked salmon terrine, a Gloucestershire ham joint, three kinds of cheese and an assortment of chutney and biscuits, you’ll barely need to lift a finger. Or be able to.

 

 

 

7. The Wolseley Christmas Hamper

The Wolseley is a London institution and now you can take a bit of it home with you by ordering a hamper filled with the restaurant’s delicious shortbread, truffles, preserves, teas, wines, Christmas crackers and more. There’s even a gift card for breakfast for two at The Wolseley in there alongside a silver plated tea strainer and porcelain bauble.

 

 

 

 

8. The British Hamper Company Luxury Vegan Hamper

Vegans love Christmas too you know, so why not make this an extra delicious one for the animal lovers in your life. In this stylish box, they’ll find Chilean wine, olives, popcorn, crisps, dark chocolate and more. Or buy this to stock your own shelves if you have some vegans coming to stay. They’ll certainly appreciate the thoughtful gesture.

 

9. Marks & Spencer After Dinner Liqueur Set

This set will help you create the perfect end to a hectic Christmas Day. With Amaretto and coffee liqueurs and some delectable Belgian chocolates, you can warm yourselves by the fire and gently nod off.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Hotel Chocolat All I Want For Christmas Hamper

Christmas is all about giving. And chocolate. So cover off both with this gift set from Hotel Chocolat. There are plenty of moreish treats to keep even the most sweet-toothed person happy.

Source: Telegraph