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The best Christmas hampers of 2017

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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 of lots of calories and the guarantee 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.

Here, we've compiled the best around this festive period to ensure you get your fill of chutneys, cheeses and chocolate. The most important Cs of the season.

  • The cheese hamper

    Selfridges Selection Cheese & Wine Hamper


    What’s included?


    Iris Natura gourmet cheese board with knives. Comes in 18” hamper basket with cool bag.


    Cheeses

    Potted Stilton Jar

    Golden Cenarth

    Katherine

    Wigmore Baby


    Savoury Biscuits

    Selfridges Savoury Apricot Hazel Biscuits

    Selfridges Rosemary and Sea Salt Biscuits


    Wine and Port

    Selfridges Finest Port

    Selfridges Côtes du Rhône 2010


    Condiments

    Selfridges Mini Fig & Port

    Selfridges Mini Caramelised Onion Chutney

    Mini Mango Lime and Chilli Pickle


    RRP £165, selfridges.com


  • The chocolate hamper

    Hotel Chocolat A Merry Little Chocolate Christmas Hamper


    What’s included?


    Christmas Mini Selection

    Clementine Ribbon Bag

    40% Milk Snowflakes

    Comet Does Caramel Slab

    Rocky Road Slab

    Salted Caramel Nano Slab

    50% Milk with Cookies Nano Slab


    Comes in a ribbon-tied box.


    RRP £25, hotelchocolat.com 

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  • The classic hamper

    Fortnum & Mason The Fortnum’s Christmas Hamper


    What’s included?


    Tea

    Royal Blend

    Breakfast Blend


    Biscuits and dessert

    Christmas Spiced Biscuit

    Explorer’s Biscuit Tin

    St James Christmas Pudding


    Wine and champagne

    Brut Reserve Champagne N.V

    Côtes du Rhône

    Vihno Verde


    Condiments

    Mulled Cranberry & Red Onion Marmalade

    Piccadilly Piccalilli


    RRP £175fortnumandmason.com

  • The gluten-free hamper

    The British Hamper Company Indulgence Gluten Free Hamper


    What’s included?


    Biscuits and dessert

    Kent and Fraser - Lemon Butter Shortbread

    The Simply Delicious Cake Co - Gluten Free Fruit Loaf Cake

    Prewett’s - Gluten Free Chewy Oat & Raisin Cookies


    Chocolate

    Willie’s Cacao - Five Wonders of the World Luxury chocolate

    Willie’s Cacao - Milk of the Gods Luxury Chocolate


    Savoury snacks

    Perry Court Farm - Sweet Apple Crisps

    Kent & Fraser - Olive, Walnut & Pimenton Toast

    Olives Et Al - Rosemary & Garlic Olives

    Angelic - Rosemary & Sea Salt Savoury Biscuits

    Yorkshire Crisps - Henderson’s Yorkshire Sauce flavour


    Condiments

    Hawkshead Relish - Beetroot and Horseradish Chutney

    Thursday Cottage - Handmade Lemon Curd 


    RRP £95notonthehighstreet.com

  • The gin hamper

    Virginia Hayward Gin & Tonic Gift Hamper


    What’s included?


    2 x Fentimans & Bloom Gin & Tonic

    Joe & Seph’s Gin & Tonic Popcorn

    Oloves Basil & Garlic Natural Green Pitted Olives

    Prestat London Dry Gin Truffles


    Comes in a wooden tray.


    RRP £29.99, amazon.co.uk

  • The locally sourced hamper

    Macknade Fine Foods Best of Kent hamper


    What’s included?

    Drinks

    Macknade No.1 Breakfast Tea Bags

    Chegworth Valley Apple & Elderflower Juice


    Biscuits and dessert

    Zingiberi Bakery Apple & Cobnut Cookies

    Goupie Original Chocolates


    Savoury snacks

    Zingiberi Bakery Captains Crackers

    Kent Crisps Sea Salt & Vinegar with Biddenden Cider


    Condiments

    Macknade Strawberry Jam

    Macknade Ploughman’s Chutney

    Kentish Oils Rapeseed Mayonnaise

    Comes in the signature Macknade box.


    RRP £40macknade.com

  • The tea hamper

    Whittard of Chelsea Little Helpers Hamper


    What’s included?

    Mini 1886 Caddy

    Christmas Tea mini caddy

    Mini Mulled Wine Caddy

    Milk Chocolate Bar

    60% Chocolate Bar

    Pimlico Teapot


    Comes in a 14” small grey hamper.


    RRP £63whittard.co.uk

  • The sweet treats hamper

    Funky Hampers Super Retro Sweet Hamper


    What’s included?


    20 different portions of classic sweet shop sweets, including Refresher Bars, Rainbow Drops, Flumps, flying saucers, fizzy cola bottles and dolly mixture (exact contents may vary).


    RRP £29.99funkyhampers.com 

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  • The Italian hamper

    Selfridges Italian Christmas Hamper


    What’s included?


    Selfridges Wrapped Panettone 

    Selfridges Selection Classic Amaretti

    Cantuccini

    Panforte bites

    Selfridges Prosecco


    Comes in a 21” hamper.


    RRP £110selfridges.com

  • The DIY hamper

    John Lewis Build Your Own Christmas Hamper


    What’s included?


    Kubu rattan tray

    Red shredded paper

    Cellophane

    Gift tag 

    Raffia ribbon


    RRP £15, johnlewis.com

Main image: Brooke Lark