The best Valentine’s Day hampers are just the right mix of extravagant and practical – with plenty of wow factor when delivered. Whether you’re sending a little something to make your ‘Galentine’ smile or lavishing love on your one-and-only, these are the best Valentine’s Day hampers money can buy.
By now you’ve probably shopped for the best Valentine’s gift for him and dropped a few clever hints about the best Valentine’s gift for her. You might even have picked up a few Valentine’s gifts for kids this year. But what about spoiling the one you love with the ultimate treat; a Valentine’s Day hamper. With any luck, you’ll get to samples its deligths too.
The best Valentine’s hampers aren’t necessarily wildly expensive. They’re thoughtfully curated to suit the tastes of the lucky recipient. Some people love a decadent hamper stuffed full of luxury chocolates and expensive booze, but others prefer a more practical Valentine’s hamper containing choice items for a lazy, romantic breakfast in bed or a selection of tasty after-dinner treats.
‘From luxurious chocolates and romantic jewellery to posh biscuits and fine fizz, it’s possible to send Valentine’s Day hampers containing almost anything these days,’ says Goodto.com family editor, Stephanie Lowe. ‘To get it right, think about how you want the recipient to feel. Lavished with love? Treat them to a breakfast hamper and offer to serve it to them in bed. Utterly indulged? Go for a hamper of premium treats like Belgian chocolates or a special bottle of fizz. And if you just want to put a smile on someone’s face on Valentine’s Day, choose a low-key hamper of practical items they really love, like coffee or biscuits. That’s sure to let them know you care – without embarrassing them in front of the postie.’
Best Valentine’s Day hampers 2022 – our top 10 favourites
We’ve sampled a broad range of Valentine’s Day hampers this year to come up with this tried-and-tested guide to the best. They’ve all been thoroughly put to the test by our team – tough gig – and we think they’d make unforgettable gifts. So choose something from our list of the best Valentine’s Day hampers and you won’t fail to impress.
Send a Little Love Letterbox Gift – MARKS AND SPENCER | £25
Love is in the Air Valentines ‘Colin’ Gift Bag – MARKS AND SPENCER | £25
Personalised Cadbury Lovers Hamper – PREZZYBOX | £29.99
For Her Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box – LOVE COCOA | £30
Valentine’s Day Chocoholic Hamper – THORNTONS | £35
The Send A Hug Gift Set – CARTWRIGHT & BUTLER | £35
Way To Your Heart Hamper – HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £40
The Way to My Heart Grazing Gift – MARKS AND SPENCER | £40
Pick Me Collection – HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £40
The best Valentine’s Day hampers under £40
Here’s our pick of the best Valentine’s Day hampers and treats that will make an impression without breaking the bank.
1. Send a Little Love Letterbox Gift
AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY UNTIL 15th FEBRUARY
Want to surprise someone you can’t be with on the big day? Send a love-themed letterbox gift on Valentine’s Day. This cute collection from Marks and Spencer is just the thing. From milk chocolate ‘loved up’ lollies to ‘you make my heart go pop’ choc corn and ‘I heart you’ chocolate rainbow hearts, this bundle of loved-up treats is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
‘When this arrived, I thought it was letterbox flowers – and was so surprised when I discovered the treats inside,’ says Goodto.com’s Editor, Anna Bailey. ‘Although you don’t get the ‘wow factor’ you might have with a traditional hamper, I loved the convenience of the letterbox delivery – and not having to knock on my neighbour’s door to retrieve yet another parcel! Every treat was delicious, especially the caramel-filled hearts. But the ‘You make my heart go popcorn’ is the star of the show. A heavenly combination of caramel popcorn, thick chocolate and sweets. Any good intentions I had about saving some for later went out of the window. One bite and I was a goner – my boyfriend’s lucky he got any at all!’
VIEW AT MARKS AND SPENCER | £25
2. Love is in the Air Valentines Colin Gift Bag
AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY UNTIL 15th FEBRUARY
Love him or hate him, Colin the Caterpillar is practically a national institution. And if the object of your affection is a serious Colin fan, they’ll be delighted to receive this wacky gift bag of Colin-themed treats. There are white chocolate faces, caterpillar sweeties and fruity softies to enjoy. There’s even a famous Colin the Caterpillar cake – perfect for a cosy cuppa with your Valentine. A Connie gift set is also available.
VIEW NOW – MARKS AND SPENCER | £25
3. Personalised Cadbury Lovers Hamper
DELIVERED IN 4-5 WORKING DAYS
What could be better than sending someone a box of their most favourite chocolate bars in their very own personalised box? Forget fancy packaging and pricy artisanal stuff – this little hamper of Cadbury’s favourites is definitely the way to the heart of a Dairy Milk lover.
Prezzybox has lots of variations on this theme too – we also love the Wispa Personalised Valentines Favorites Box (£24.99).
VIEW AT PREZZYBOX | £29.99
4. Love Cocoa For Her Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box
ORDER BEFORE 2PM FOR SAME-DAY DESPATCH (MON-FRI)
Looking for a classy Valentine’s Day hamper with a touch of luxe but at an affordable price? Look no further – this brilliant-value hamper contains a host of luxurious Love Cocoa treats. There’s a heart-shaped box of Raspberry Champagne Truffles, a limited edition ‘LOVE’ Salted Caramel bar, a Strawberry Champagne bar, a tube of Mini Pink Gin Truffles, and a mini bottle of Edinburgh Gin.
The packaging is eco-friendly and for every hamper sold, Love Cocoa will plant four trees in Kenya. If you want to add an extra touch, add a gift card at checkout with a personalised message.
VIEW AT LOVE COCOA | £30
5. Thorntons Valentine’s Day Chocoholic Hamper
ORDER BY 4PM FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY
This lovely hamper contains a box of 24 classic Thorntons chocolates, a heart-shaped lolly crafted in solid white chocolate, and a box of caramel and vanilla chocolate hearts – everything you need to make a Thorntons fan feel suitably spoiled on Valentine’s Day.
VIEW AT THORNTONS | £35
6. The Send A Hug Gift Set
This is a really classy Valentine’s Day hamper option. It contains a variety of tasty Cartwright & Butler treats including, among other things, the Butter Oat Crumbles, Chocolate Wafer Crispies, and a bottle of Bottega Rosé. It’s all presented in a very stylish grey box with a black ribbon and pink ‘with love’ sleeve.
We think this is incredible value for money for a cute hamper that contains some truly delicious treats. Everything was utterly delicious but the Chocolate Wafer Crispies were to die for and were instantly hoovered up by kids and adults alike. The Butter Oat Crumble biscuits were also exceptional – and very moreish!
VIEW AT CARTWRIGHT & BUTLER | £35
The best Valentine’s Day hampers under £50
If your budget can stretch a little further, these are the hampers that will wow your beloved.
7. Hotel Chocolat Way to Your Heart Hamper
NEXT DAY DELIVERY FROM £5.95
For serious wow factor, this beautiful Valentine’s Day hamper is just the ticket. From the signature chic packaging to the treats displayed so artfully inside, this is a hamper that’s guaranteed to make anyone feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. Amongst other things, it contains the special edition H-Box which is packed with coveted Hotel Chocolat heart-shaped chocolates and a 250ml bottle of the brand’s own classic Prosecco which is exclusively made at a boutique winery in the Dolomite foothills. Yes, please!
VIEW NOW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £40
8. The Way to My Heart Grazing Gift
AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY UNTIL 12TH FEBRUARY
If the love of your life lacks a sweet tooth but loves a savoury treat, go for this delectable grazing gift bag. It has everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s Day picnic, from hand-cooked crisps and cheese twists to an ‘I heart you’ pork pie and two bottles of Southwold blonde beer, plus caramelised red onion chutney and a decadent truffle mature cheddar. It’s all presented in a practical tote bag so you can refill it for future use and plan another picnic soon.
VIEW AT MARKS AND SPENCER | £40
9. Hotel Chocolat Pick Me Collection
STANDARD DELIVERY FROM £3.95
This cute collection of sophisticated chocolate treats comes in an elegant bag. It contains two packs of Hotel Chocolat Valentine’s Selectors – Raspberry & Peach and Cherry Bakewell. There’s also a bag of Melting Hearts and a packet of Caramel Chocolate Puddles made with 40% cacao. But our favourite item is the Dapper Dogs Matchbox featuring three cute canine characters cast in milk chocolate. Those white and dark chocolate puppy-dog eyes are almost too sweet to eat!
VIEW NOW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £40
10. Whisky Lover Hamper
NEXT DAY DELIVERY STILL AVAILABLE
We’re not saying that whisky is for men – we’re pretty fond of the water of life ourselves – but if you’re looking to spoil your fella with a Valentine’s Day hamper that’s not all hearts and flowers, you can’t go wrong with this hamper for whisky lovers. It contains Pig’s Nose blended scotch whisky, cocoa caramel barista bites (we’re not even sure what they are but they sound delicious) and several other whisky-themed treats. The caramel macchiato and whisky gourmet popcorn has particularly captured our attention!
VIEW AT MOONPIG | £40
11. Cheddar and Wine Gift Box
STANDARD DELIVERY £5
If you’re not sure about whisky, flowers or chocolates for Valentine’s Day this year, try saying it with cheese! This gift box contains a bottle of Selfridges Selection New Zealand sauvignon blanc and a beautifully wrapped handmade cheddar truckle. Simple, sophisticated and sure to please the palate of your paramour. Surely nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a cheddar truckle?!
VIEW AT SELFRIDGES | £40
12. Hotel Chocolat Straight From The Heart
NEXT DAY AND NOMINATED DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE FROM £5.95
This isn’t technically a hamper but it’s such a perfect pressie for Valentine’s Day that we just couldn’t leave it out of this roundup. The show-stopping heart-shaped box contains 35 of Hotel Chocolat’s most coveted creations. If you want to lavish some love on a true chocolate lover, you could even make up your own hamper with this deluxe box of chocs as a fabulous centrepiece. (Hint hint, husband.)
‘I loved the classic presentation of this box – who wouldn’t want to be presented with a giant pink heart-shaped box wrapped up with a bow on Valentine’s,’ says Goodto.com’s Editor, Anna Bailey. ‘You can definitely taste the high quality of these chocolates – I just wish there were more. Unlike a lot of chocolate boxes, there is no surprise extra underneath. Fruit centres are my favourites, so I loved the raspberry and banana smoothies. I left about a third of them, as they contained coffee or alcohol flavours, which I try to avoid – though it wasn’t hard to find someone to share those with.’
VIEW NOW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £42
13. The Taste of Whittard Hamper
Sometimes you want to send something special to someone special on Valentine’s Day but without too much flowery fuss. This is what you need. It’s not cutesy or overtly love-themed but it’s sure to make the recipient feel loved and thought of all day long. There’s a tin of full-bodied, flavour-packed Chelsea Breakfast tea and some Chocolate Chip shortbreads for elevensies. Chase that with a luscious cup of Whittard House Blend coffee and at bedtime, round off the day of love together with a soothing mug of delicious Whittard luxury hot chocolate.
This is another show-stopper, according to our reviewer. It all comes luxuriously packaged and the hamper itself is delightfully authentic with proper straps to unfasten – it looks like something you might find filled with chocolate frogs under a bed at Hogwart’s! It’s a beautiful gift basket that you can re-use when you’ve scoffed the contents. We especially loved the delicious hot chocolate – now that we’ve tasted this, no other kind will do!
VIEW AT WHITTARD | £50
14. The Luxury
ORDER BNY 1PM FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY
This indulgent Valentine’s Day hamper ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a luxe gift for the one you love. It’s the perfect mix of savoury and sweet all presented in a beautifully stylish grey willow basket that you can reuse once the treats inside have been scoffed. From Moores Chocolate Chip Biscuits and decadent Chocolate Cake to the Sweet and Salt Yorkshire Popcorn and a bottle of rather lovely Robert & Reeves Prosecco, this has everything the two of you need for the perfect romantic night in.
This was one of our absolute favourite hampers when we put them to the test. The popcorn disappeared in minutes, as did the decadent chocolate cake, but the items that our testers raved about were the hickory smoke seasoned almonds – wow – and the Extra Mature Cheddar and Caramelised Red Onion bites; both things you probably wouldn’t pop in your grocery shopping every week but they taste incredible. Ditto the scrumptious Rosemary & Sea Salt Crisps. We were genuinely said when these items were gone.
VIEW AT VIRGINIA HAYWARD | £50
The best Valentine’s Day hampers over £50
If you’re looking to push the boat out, these are the best premium Valentine’s Day hampers we’ve found.
15. Luxury Rose Bottega Gift Box
ORDER BY 4PM FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
We just love this Luxury Rose Bottega Gift Box. Not only does it look beautiful but it includes literally everything we’d like to receive on Valentine’s Day. It includes a full-sized bottle of Bottega Prosecco along with other delights like Melting Pot Cranberry & White Chocolate Fudge, Hawkens Gingernut Biscuits, Frank’s Vanilla & White Chocolate Dipped Shortbread and – our favourite – Filberts Pink Gin & Peppercorn Mixed Nuts.
VIEW AT FUNKY PIGEON | £59.99
16. Wickhams Rosé Wine and Rosé Champagne Gift Set
ORDER BY 1PM FOR SAME DAY DESPATCH AND DELIVERY IN 1-2 DAYS
This is a beautiful gift for the rosé lover in your life. It contains a bottle of pale pink Provence rosé and an Extra Brut Premier Cru rosé Champagne both packaged in a stylish, premium wooden presentation box. The Rosé Champagne is from Maison Lombard and made from a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% of a Grand Cru red wine from Verzenay. The Domaine de la Vieille Tour Rosé 2020 is a palest pink Provencal rosé wine and a classic blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault with all the grapes picked by hand. Trust us when we say that any rosé lover in your life will be blessed to bits to receive this for Valentine’s Day.
VIEW AT WICKHAM WINE | £60
17. Valentine’s Breakfast Hamper for Two
FREE NEXT DAY AND NAMED DAY DELIVERY
If you’re searching for the perfect Valentine’s idea for the one you love, make their day with this romantic breakfast in bed experience. Place your order by Friday 11th February to ensure you can enjoy it with your Sunday lie-in. From Husk & Honey’s premium granola to tempting teacakes and exquisite strawberry and tonka bean jam, there’s something here for every kind of breakfast person. Plus, of course, sweet peach juice and a bottle of Presoecco for the perfect breakfast Bellinis.
VIEW NOW – HAMPERS.COM | £65
18. Love Cocoa Valentine’s Day Luxury Chocolate Hamper
PREMIUM TRACKED NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY £3.95
A premium version of the ‘For Her Valentine’s Chocolate Gift Box’ from Love Cocoa which we mentioned earlier, this luxury Valentine’s Day hamper includes some special extras like the Lovingly Dipped Chocolate Caramel Hearts, a beautifully-packaged tube of Double Chocolate Chunk Biscuits and a bottle of Prosecco, amongst other little luxuries.
Our Editor, Anna Bailey, loved the decadence of this hamper. ‘It’s so beautifully presented – it definitely has the ‘wow factor’,’ she says. ‘The packaging is such high quality, it feels like you’re unwrapping a collection of special gifts. For me, the biscuits were the star of the show – deliciously buttery with huge chocolate chunks. And, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Prosecco and champagne truffles on Valentines!’
VIEW NOW – LOVE COCOA | £70
19. The ‘For My Sweetheart’ Hamper
NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY FOR ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 6pm WEEKDAYS
Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with a hamper from Fortnum & Mason – the historic food emporium is the Queen’s grocer and has provided food for the Royal family for generations, after all. In this hamper of delights you get an extraordinary selection of chocolates, sweet treats and tea, all presented in an absolutely beautiful wicker basket. And the price of a Fortnum’s hamper is always less than the cost of buying its contents and the basket individually.
For major wow factor, this glorious hamper wins overall. The hamper itself is an adorably cute and authentic picnic-style Mini Huntsman Wicker basket with separate sides. Delving through it to find the treats concealed within was truly exciting. Tea lovers will appreciate the Rose Pouchong tea in its pretty pink tin – peek inside for truly beautiful tea leaves! The Chocolate-Covered Raspberries were so good that we had to ask someone to hide them from us after we’d sampled a couple. But the chocolate chip shortbread was our favourite item of all – buttery, crumbly and oh-so-chocolatey!
VIEW AT FORTNUM AND MASON | £80
20. Chocolate & Fizz Hamper
NAMED DAY DELIVERY FROM £6.95
Here’s another cracking gift box from Cartwright & Butler. We’ve included it because you can personalise the sleeve on the packaging to create a memorable Valentine’s Day gift – just upload an image and two lines of text to make it extra special. From smooth Ultra Thick Chocolate Salted Caramel biscuits and Belgian Chocolate Fudge to nutty Hazelnut Truffles and Drinking Chocolate – and even a bottle of Prosecco – it’s bursting with the essentials for an unforgettable day of love.
VIEW AT CARTWRIGHT & BUTLER | £90
21. Pierre Marcolini Delicious Getaway Hatbox
If you want to send something r-e-a-l-l-y special to someone special, go for this fabulous Delicious Getaway Hatbox from Pierre Marcolini. If you want to lavish your love with a suitably extravagant token of your affection, this is it. It’s literally a hatbox stuffed full of the kinds of chocolates you see in children’s storybooks. There’s the Petits Bonheurs Plumier box which contains feuillantine and whole hazelnuts combined with a homemade praline, all delicately wrapped like a gold bar for starters. But honestly who cares what else is in there? We’re already sold.
VIEW AT PIERRE MARCOLINI £104