Best chocolate hampers for Christmas 2022: Hotel Chocolat, Lindt and more

If you're looking to gift a chocolate hamper this Christmas, we've tried and tested the best for 2022...

Best chocolate hampers for Christmas 2022: Hotel Chocolat, Lindt and more
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From Hotel Chocolat to Lindt, from Love Cocoa to Pierre Marcolini, here are the best chocolate hampers for Christmas 2022.

Hampers certainly make one of the best Christmas food gifts (opens in new tab), especially when they are bursting full of chocolate truffles, dipped biscuits, hot chocolate, and chocolate slabs.

This year's collection of chocolate hampers includes brands such as Thorntons, Hotel Chocolat, and Lindor - all of which have been tried and tested by the Goodto team of experts. We've chosen a range of different budgets too from cheap and cheerful to indulgent must-haves.

“Hotel Chocolat is my ‘go-to’ when it comes to choosing the best Christmas food hampers (opens in new tab) to gift,” says Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour. “A friend sent me a chocolate hamper for Christmas a few years ago and I still remember the absolute joy of opening a hamper of the most extraordinary chocolate that I’d never buy for myself.”

Best chocolate hampers 2022

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Hotel Chocolat Festive For the Family Collection

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1. Hotel Chocolat Festive For the Family Collection

Chocolate lovers gift box

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Next day delivery available
RRP: £45

Reasons to buy

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Hotel Chocolat finest festive treats
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Great variety
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Perfect for chocolate lovers

Reasons to avoid

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Chocolate only 

Includes: A reusable gift box bursting with Hotel Chocolat caramel cheesecake macarons, Jolly Penguin selector, the Winter Puddings H-Box, orange wafer batons, and 70% dark chocolate shortbread. Put the kettle on...

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "The finest chocolates from Hotel Chocolat including must-try Jolly Penguin chocolate shapes and caramel cheesecake macarons. We really enjoyed sharing the Winter Puddings H-Box - what a treat. The Eton mess chocolate, brownie, and carrot cake were among favourites. The ideal gift box for sharing with loved ones."

Thorntons Ultimate Christmas Wicker hamper

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2. Thorntons Ultimate Christmas Wicker hamper

Abudance of chocolate

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Free delivery available
RRP: £100

Reasons to buy

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Generous amount of chocolate 
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Variety of selection boxes
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Something for everyone

Reasons to avoid

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Chocolate only 

Includes: For the chocoholic in your life we give you the Thorntons Ultimate Christmas Wicker hamper piled high with various Thorntons treats including Continental Famous Desserts, Vanilla Fabulous Fudge Bag,  Mint Crunch Dark Chocolate Block, Bottega Gold Prosecco, Snowy Bear White Chocolate Model and more.

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: "The perfect selection of Thortons finest Christmas chocolates. The kids loved the hollow chocolate reindeer and elf and I and my husband enjoyed the bubbly and various selection boxes. With a whole range of treats, it will certainly see the lucky recipient into the new year."

Love Cocoa Festive Extravaganza Hamper

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3. Love Cocoa Festive Extravaganza Hamper

Finest festive chocolate

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Next day delivery available
RRP: £70

Reasons to buy

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High-quality chocolate
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Perfectly Christmassy
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9 trees planted with purchase

Reasons to avoid

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Gift box, not hamper

Includes: This chocolate-packed gift box is loaded with festive chocolate from gingerbread truffles to Champagne snowballs, from salted caramel almonds to peppermint bark. A real treat for the taste buds. The chocolate is delicious, high-quality that melts in the mouth. Perfect for sharing. Plastic-free packaging too which is a bonus.

Food editor Jessica Dady says: "Our favourite chocolates in this collection included the peppermint bark, Christmas pudding chocolate (which was gone in one sitting!), and the salted caramel chocolate almonds, which were unbelievably moreish. A lovely selection from Love Cocoa. This gift box is a great choice for those who truly love chocolate, especially when it's given a Christmas twist."

Chococo Giant Christmas Hampers in a Wooden Box

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4. Chococo Giant Christmas Hampers in a Wooden Box

Wooden box of goodies

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: 1-2 working days delivery
RRP: £110

Reasons to buy

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Quality chocolate
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Lovely festive packaging (all recyclable)
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Wooden box

Reasons to avoid

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Chocolate only

Includes: Perfect for sharing and for big families, this wooden box is piled high with festive chocolates from chocolatier Chococo. Handcrafted in Dorset, this gift box includes an array of goodies like fizzy pudding chocolate, dark chocolate-covered orange segments, chunky gold snowmen, and hot chocolate flakes.

Food editor Jessica Dady says: "A rustic wooden box, packed with Chococo chocolates. Our favourite chocolates included the dark chocolate orange segments - so rich, with a tangy bite to them. But my highly recommended was the Venezuela Milk Chocolate Christmas Pudding Slabs - I couldn't put it down. Sweet milk chocolate, lightly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and bejeweled with nibbed almonds and raisins - delicious."

Chocolate Adventure Hamper by Clearwater Hamper Store

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5. Chocolate Adventure Hamper by Clearwater Hamper Store

'Letterbox' favourite

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Free delivery
RRP: £36

Reasons to buy

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Good value
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Great array of chocolate; biscuits, popcorn etc. 

Reasons to avoid

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Gift box only, no hamper

Includes: This gift box is predominately a sweet gift box filled with popular food retailer treats such as Joe & Sephs popcorn, Gnaw milk chocolate bar, and Lottie Shaw's triple chocolate biscuits. Perfect for single or couples - that are happy to share.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "The chocolate flavoured popcorn was a big favourite among testers - which was surprisingly moreish and the triple chocolate biscuits which were certainly hard to share. A great 'letterbox' choice to order and get delivered to a friend or family member you might not see at Christmas."

Pierre Marcolini Christmas 'with stars in their eyes' Hat Box

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6. Pierre Marcolini Christmas 'with stars in their eyes' Hat Box

Top-quality chocolate

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Up to 2 working days
RRP: £139

Reasons to buy

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Great assortment of chocolates
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Top-quality chocolate
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Elegant and classy

Reasons to avoid

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Hat box only, no wicker hamper

Includes: From truffles to chocolate spread, from Christmas biscuits to Gianduja stars, this sophisticated hat box from expert chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is on point. Presented in an elegant hat box, perfectly shaped and sturdy enough to reuse - great for storing away this year's Christmas decorations.

Food Editor Jessica Dady says: "If you know someone who will truly appreciate high quality, luxurious chocolate, send them this. Everything in this collection was spot on. Highly recommended."

Hotel Chocolate For Everyone Collection gift box

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7. Hotel Chocolate For Everyone Collection gift box

Luxury chocolate

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Nominated next-day delivery available
RRP: £70

Reasons to buy

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Great variety of chocolate
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Good family selection - something for everyone
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Free personal message card included

Reasons to avoid

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Gift box, not hamper

Includes: Everything a chocolate lover could need; from hot chocolate ‘The Everything Hot Chocolate Sachet Selection’ to Velvetised Chocolate Cream liqueur. This selection also includes the Classic Christmas H-Box along with caramel batons, chocolate penguins, and chocolate vanilla macarons. 

Food editor Jessica Dady says: "Highlights for us include the hazelnut praline penguins, salted espresso martini chocolates as well as the melt-in-the-mouth, chocolate vanilla macarons. All presented in a festive keepsake gift box."

Best of Lindt Collection Hamper

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8. Best of Lindt Collection Hamper

Chocoholics dream

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Free delivery available
RRP: £75

Reasons to buy

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An impressive selection of Lindt and Lindor chocolates
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Beautifully presented in branded gift box
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Personalised choice of Lindor truffles

Reasons to avoid

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Chocolate only

Includes: Dark, milk, and salted caramel Lindor truffles, two selection boxes of indulgent Lindt chocolates, Lindt Nuxor milk chocolate, various bars of Lindt Excellence chocolate, Lindt chocolate spread, and so much more. Perfect for sharing with friends and family over the festive holidays. 

Food editor Jessica Dady says: "For the serious Lindt fan in your life, why not choose this jaw-dropping Lindt and Lindor bundle - perfect for sharing with loved ones and silky smooth Lindt hazelnut chocolate spread. The best thing about this hamper is that you can choose your own Lindor chocolate truffles too - up to 52 in fact - alongside all the other chocolate goodies. A real showstopper when it comes to chocolate hampers."