20 of the best luxury food and drink gift hampers for Christmas 2018

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We’ve compiled the best around this festive period to ensure you get your fill of chutneys, cheeses and chocolate.

Ah, the Christmas hamper. Each one is full of the promise that you’ll be undoing the top button of your jeans after your fourth (OK, tenth) slice of Stilton. Even after you’ve eaten a whole Christmas dinner AND pudding.

Whether you fancy surprising the family with a glorious, cheese and dessert packed hamper for Boxing Day, or buying a fancy wine hamper as a gift for a friend, these seasonal bundles of joy say Merry Christmas like nothing else. 

Here, we’ve compiled the best luxury Christmas hampers around to ensure you get your fill of the best c’s of Christmas: cheese, chutney, chocolate and Champagne. 

Food Christmas hampers 

Covent Garden’s Dining Edit Hamper, £3,000

Cora Pearl dinner voucher
SushiSamba dinner for two gift card
Frenchie Dinner tasting menu for two with wine pairing
The Oystermen dinner for two
The Henrietta Bistro voucher, dinner for two
Lima Floral lunch voucher for two
Petersham Nurseries La Goccia breakfast voucher for two
Balthazar Flowerbx Afternoon Tea for two
Petersham Nurseries Panforte Margherita al Cioccolato
Petersham Nurseries set of six Murano glasses with gold bands
Petersham Nurseries A6 Helabores notebook
Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking by Greg Marchand
Mariage Frères Marco Polo tea canister
Mariage Frères French Tea Club hand blown glass teapot porcelain platinum lid
Venchi Suprema XV cocoa spread with extra virgin olive oil spread, 350g jar
Swell, 16oz marble traveler bottle available at The Shop at Bluebird
Abuelo coffee
Vini Italiani Serpico Irpinia Aglianico Doc Feudi di San Gregorio 2010
Vini Italiani Feudi Di San Gregorio Biancolella
Godiva Christmas dessert collection box, 20-piece
Ladurée Covent Garden box of macarons
Balthazar Mixing in the Right Circles by Brian Silva
Petersham Nurseries: Villa Marcello, Prosecco Millesimato Brut, 2016
Fornasetti, Tema e Variazoni n.130 available at The Shop at Bluebird
Godiva 9 piece cube truffle box
Luxury Covent Garden wicker hamper 

Aldi’s The Exquisite Hamper, £99.99

What’s included?

Cracker selection
Vintage pudding
Sharing mince pie
Christmas cake
Goat’s cheese and pistachio sables
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Toro Loco Edicion Memoria 2016
Lot Series Argentinian Malbec
Vintage Champagne 2004

Harvey Nichols Festive Feast Hamper, £550

What’s included?

Champagne Brut NV
English sparkling rosé NV
Conca Del Riu Anoia
Non-alcoholic sparkling Chardonnay
Mulled wine
Session IPA
Late bottled vintage port
India cream sherry
Christmas teabags
Breakfast blend coffee fine ground
Breakfast teabags
Hot chocolate
Christmas mustard
Cranberry sauce
Christmas chutney
‘Virgin Mary’ preserve
Lime mojito curd
Strawberry jam with Champagne
Pork and sloe gin rillettes
Duck and grand marnier rillettes
Mixed olives with green pepper and chilli
Christmas pudding
Brandy butter
Savoury biscuit selection box
Panforte classico
Plum and port fruits for cheese
Cheddar cheese straws
Japanese rice crackers and norimaki
Fiery chilli and lime peanuts and cashews
Fruity and nutty biscuits
Ginger spice dipped in chocolate for extra punch biscuits
Milk chocolate florentines
Milk chocolate thins
Oaty and crunchy biscuits
Milk chocolate praline baubles
Truffle selection 24 pieces
Half-dipped orange chocolate pieces
British cassis

Selfridges Classic Christmas Hamper, £100

What’s included?

 Selfridges Selection brandy butter
Selfridges Selection mulling spice kit
Selfridges Selection bauble with salted caramel truffles
Selfridges Selection Christmas pudding
Selfridges Selection chianti
Selfridges Selection sancerre
Selfridges Selection milk chocolate shortbread stars
Selfridges Selection strawberry and champagne jam
Selfridges Selection boxing day chutney

Fortnum & Mason Gluten Free Hamper, £75 

What’s included?

Fortnum’s Gluten, Alcohol & Nut Free St James Christmas Pudding

Fortnum’s Christmas Cranberry Butter

Fortnum’s Christmas Spiced Green Tea

Fortnum’s Christmas Spiced Tea

Fortnum’s Christmas Gluten Free Mince Pies

Fortnum’s Gluten Free Christmas Cake

Fortnum’s Christmas Ruby Red Infusion Tea

Panzer’s Festive Hamper, £130 

What’s included? 

Mince pies
Panzer’s honey
Peter’s Yard crispbread
Christmas pudding
Brandy cream

Selfridges The Festive Deli Hamper, £250

What’s included?

Selfridges Selection cheddar truckle
Selfridges Selection potted stilton
Brie de Meaux cheese
Ragstone cheese
Wiltshire ham
Selfridges Selection cured salmon trio
Selfridges Selection apple pear and herb chutney
Selfridges Selection apple and chilli jelly
Selfridges Selection Nocellara olives
Selfridges Selection Chianti
Selfridges Selection Sancerre
Selfridges Selection mini mince pies
Selfridges Selection traditional Christmas pudding
Traditional cognac butter
Selfridges Selection whiskey mustard
Selfridges Selection cranberry
Port and orange sauce
Selfridges Selection festive strawberry and Marc de Champagne jam
Selfridges Selection festive orange marmalade
Selfridges Selection milk chocolate shortbread biscuits
Selfridges Selection mulling spice kit
Selfridges Selection edited chocolate collection box of nine
large Selfridges cooler bag

Xeco Limited Edition Picnic Hamper, £50

What’s included?

1 bottle of XECO Fino
assorted packs of Olly’s Olives
British charcuterie and crackers from Cannon & Cannon
2 bottles of award-winning Double Dutch Tonic Water
twin-pack of Govino glassware 

Fine Food Specialist’s Ultimate Boxing Day Hamper, £450

What’s included?

Smoked duck breast
Filet Tsar Nikolai salmon
Compote AOP 15 months
Snowdonia orchard chutney
Biscuits for cheese
Vacherin Mont Dor
Cropwell Bishop potted stilton
White truffle honey
Traditional festive glazed ham
AAA grade foie gras
Terrine brioche load tokaji sweet wine jelly with truffles
40-52 month 100% Iberico Bellota spanish ham
Fine tawny port
Magnum of Prosecco
Perello Gordal Olives
Valencia chocolate almonds
Christmas pudding
Truffle salami
Cassis Christmas liqueur

Virginia Hayward’s Starry Starry Night Festive Christmas Hamper, £65

What’s included?

Shiraz cabernet cedar creek Australia 
Cambrook almonds, cashew, sweet chilli peanuts and caramelised sesame peanuts
Cottage Delight Cinnamon stars 
Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company After Dinner Ground Coffee 56g
Gold Crown 4”” Round Fruit Cake Marzipan Topped with Toasted Marzipan Stars
Linden Lady 12 Luxury Chocolate Selection with Gold Stars & Sprinkles 180g
Mighty Fine Gingerbread Honeycomb Dips 90g
Rendles All Butter Gouda Cheese Stars 150g
Lily-Flame Christmas Eve Candle
Navy Seagrass Basket

The British Hamper Company’s Mulled Wine And Merry Making Hamper, £65.55

What does it include?

Arpeggio Alicante Bouschet-Shiraz 
Shropshire Spice Co - traditional mulled wine spice 
Yorkshire Crisps in Henderson’s Yorkshire sauce flavour 
Teoni’s Cookies  spiced fingers 
Cocoa Loco milk chocolate Christmas santas 
The Real Smoked Nut Company hickory smoked almonds and cashews 

Todhunter’s The Decadent Gift Hamper, £99.99

What’s included?

The Sweet Potato Spirit Co. raspberry gin
Casalotta rosé spumante sparkling rosé
Soda Folk juniper
Williamson Tea blue elephant tea caddy
Cartwright & Butler chocolate wafer rounds
Cartwright & Butler salted caramel fudge
Loison Panettoncino Amarena
Baru dark chocolate marshmallows with sea salt caramel
Brooke & Amble caramel and sea salt milk chocolate
Nibnibs coconut mini Biscuits
Willie’s Cacao milk chocolate with sea salt
Joe & Seph’s strawberry cheesecake popcorn
Walkers salted caramel thins
Great British Biscotti Co -coffee and walnut
Indie Bay spelt pretzel bites
Todhunter large candle in white tea and cotton flower 

Todhunter’s There’s Snow Place Like Home Gift Hamper, £24.99

What’s included?

New English Teas English Breakfast (10 Tea Bags)
Ardens Classic Panettone
Truffettes De France Noel Truffles
Stas Chocolate Bauble 

Alcholic and wine Christmas hampers

Harrods Champagne Trio, £125

What’s included?

Harrods Champagne grand reserve Nv
Harrods Premier cru champagne
Harrods rosé champagne

Selfridges Selection The Glam Golden G&T Hamper, £150

What’s included?

Goldy Gin Rolling Stones edition
Square Root Hop tonic
Natoora lemon
Natoora lime
Tank highball glasses
Steenbergs pink peppercorns 

Harvey Nichols The Drinks Cabinet Hamper, £500

What’s included?

The Jerry Thomas Project Vermouth Professore Classico
Contratto Americano Rosso
Daffy’s Gin small batch premium gin
Harvey Nichols Champagne Brut
QuiQuiRiQui, Mezcal Matatlan
East London Liquor Company vodka
Auchentoshan 12 year old single malt scotch whisky
Foursquare spiced rum
Aluna coconut rum
Pierre Ferrand 10 Générations Cognac
Ramos Pinto 10 year old tawny port – The Kiss Edition
The Bitter Truth travel set
The Lakes Distillery salted caramel vodka liqueur
Mozart dark chocolate liqueur
Cucumber and lime tonic water
Elderflower and pomegranate tonic water
Orange and lavender tonic water
Raspberry and mint tonic water
Sagaform cocktail shaker
Sagaform cocktail accessories

Cheese Christmas hampers 

Paxton & Whitfield Cheddar and Ale Hamper, £30

What’s included?

1 bottle of Ale No 93
Rosemary wafers
Cheddar pounder
Real Proper picalilli 

Selfridges Cheese and Wine Hamper, £150

What’s included?

Selfridges Selection fig and port chutney
Selfridges Selection caramelised onion chutney
Selfridges Selection mango, lime and chilli pickle chutney
Selfridges Selection apricot and hazelnut savoury biscuits
Selfridges Selection rosemary and sea salt biscuits
Selfridges Selection côtes du rhône
Gourmet cheese board with knives
Ragstone cheese
Graceburn cheese
Petit gaugry cheese
Selfridges Selection cheddar truckle
Selfridges Selection potted stilton
small cool bag

Selfridges Selection Cheese Board Gift Set, £22

What’s included?

British blue stilton
Selfridges Selection sea salt savoury biscuits
Fig and port chutney

Restaurant Story Bespoke Christmas Hamper, £200

What’s included?

Restaurant Story cider
‘An Apple a Day’ vinegar
The Story Saison beer
Restaurant Story ‘Madeleine’ scented candle
Restaurant Story British honey
Restaurant-made mincemeat and pickles
Truffle popcorn

Extras can be included on request:

Dom Pérignon Champagne
Restaurant Story caviar - 30g (£70) or 50g (£110)
Restaurant Story gift vouchers
Tom Sellers’ book ‘A Kind of Love Story’, signed by Tom upon request

Note: Hampers will be delivered by courier on two dates: on Thursday 29 November (for all orders placed by Monday 26 November); and on Monday 17 December, (for all orders placed by Friday 14 December).

Images: Courtesy of brands 


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