Best Christmas food hampers 2020: M&S, John Lewis, Aldi and more

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    A food hamper is the ultimate gift – never more true at Christmas time. We all love a Christmas hamper stuffed full of our favourite foodie products. There are so many to choose from, where do you even start? Don’t worry! We’ve rounded up our favourites to make Christmas shopping that little bit easier for you.

    Whether you’re looking for something affordable or you want to get something extra special and push the boat out this year, we have you covered. From Aldi to Marks & Spencers to Fortnum & Mason, we’ve searched the market just for you!

    If you’re looking for something for someone specific, we’ve also chosen our favourite hampers for men, top for gluten-free Christmas hampers and those full of booze too.

    Our best Christmas hamper guide gives you information about how much each hamper costs, what’s inside and where to purchase from. Regardless of cost, you can be sure that they’re great value and full of fabulously foodie goodies.

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    Best Christmas food hampers 2020: Quick links

    Christmas food hampers under £50

    John Lewis’ Taste of Christmas Bag, £20
    Waitrose’s Taste of Waitrose Christmas Hamper, £20
    Aldi’s Christmas Favourites Hamper, £19.99
    M&S Classic Festive Hamper with Fizz, £50
    Walker’s Shortbread Build Your Own Hamper, from £15
    Lakeland Teacup & Saucer Wicker Hamper, £19.99
    Signature Brew’s Christmas Pub in a Box, from £28
    Carluccio’s Fortissimo Hamper, £35
    Konditor’s Vegan Christmas Celebration, £35
    John Lewis’s Gloriously Gluten-Free Sack, £45
    Tracklements Great Taste Gift Set, £19.60
    Aldi’s Vegan Hamper, £29.99
    The Goodness Project The Wonderful Vegan Christmas Chocolate & Snack Hamper, £29.95
    Paxton & Whitfield Stilton & Scoop Gift Set, £42
    Whittard of Chelsea The Christmas Quartet Hamper, £42
    The Luxury Welsh Hamper, £45
    Hotel Chocolate All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper, £27.50

    Christmas food hampers £100 and under

    Aldi’s The Luxury Collection Hamper, £59.99
    John Lewis’ Festive Treats Hamper, £60
    Waitrose’s Gourmet Christmas Hamper, £100
    Aldi’s The Ultimate Celebration Hamper, £99.99
    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers Ginthusiast’s Christmas Food Hamper, £99.99
    Harvey Nichol’s Gin O’Clock Hamper, £80
    Red Letter Day’s Twelve Wines Hamper, £100
    Cartwright & Butler’s Christmas Afternoon Tea Hamper, £60
    Macknade’s Christmas Cheeseboard, £80
    Dukeshill Cheese Lovers’ Hamper, £74
    Dickson & Morris of Melton Mowbray’s Luxury Hamper, £99
    Laithwaites The Extravagance Hamper, £100
    The Personalised Gift Shop Personalised Luxury Whiskey Hamper, £69.95
    Cartwright & Butler Sweet Treat Hampers, £75
    Whittard of Chelsea The Luxury Collection Hamper, £100
    Whittard of Chelsea The Christmas Afternoon Tea Gift Box, £55
    Pure Maple’s Maple Lovers Luxury Christmas Hamper, £70
    Popin’s Knock Your Socks Off Hamper, £99

    Christmas food hampers over £100

    M&S Collection Berrington Luxury, £150
    M&S Collection Blenheim Luxury Christmas Hamper, £750
    The Fortnum’s Classic Christmas Hamper, £175
    Fortnum & Mason’s The Christmas Celebration Hamper, £250
    Waitrose’s No.1 Luxury Hamper, £125
    The Wine Workshops Christmas Fizz Hamper, £140
    The Clarence from Paxton & Whitfield, £200
    Fortnum & Mason’s Festive Essentials Hamper, Free from Gluten, £150
    Sous Chef’s Vegan Pantry Hamper, £115
    Claridge’s Mews Hamper, £125
    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers The Merriest Christmas Luxury Food Hamper, £149.99
    Panzers Splendid Christmas Hamper, £275
    Hotel Chocolat’s Festive Feast Hamper, £300
    Fortnum & Mason The Wine Explorer Hamper, £125
    John Lewis Winter Berry Christmas Hamper, £200

    Marks & Spencers Christmas food hampers

    M&S Classic Festive Hamper with Fizz

    Price: £50

    What’s included: An exciting array of M&S products to give Christmas a bit of extra sparkle. From clementine and cranberry Bucks Fizz to milk chocolate sprouts to turkey feast hand cooked crisps. A taste of Christmas for a loved one.


    M&S Collection Berrington Luxury Christmas Hamper with Prosecco

    Price: £150

    What’s included: A luxurious collection of Christmas goodies including Christmas pudding, panettone, preserves, Marc de Champagne truffles and much, much more. All with the great quality that you can expect from M&S produce.


    M&S Collection Blenheim Luxury Christmas Hamper

    Price: £750

    What’s included: Everything and anything that you could possibly want to give someone this Christmas. A particular highlight is the Clementine gin liqueur light globe gin. Other goodies include Champagne, Madeira wine, Monnet Cognac Brandy, vintage port, rich fruit cake, figgy pudding chutney, amaretti biscuits, panettone… we could go on but you get the idea! It’s a true M&S experience!


    Fortnum & Mason Christmas food hampers

    The Fortnum’s Classic Christmas Hamper

    Price: £175

    What’s included: the home of hampers, Fortnum & Mason curate the best produce for a truly special Christmas gift. This best selling hamper includes Fortnum’s famous tea, Christmas spiced biscuits and Marc de Champagne Truffles. There’s a trio of booze: Brut Reserve Champagne N.V., Côtes du Rhône and Bordeaux Blanc. All topped off with a St James Christmas Pudding and many more festive goodies.


    Fortnum & Mason’s The Christmas Celebration Hamper

    Price: £250

    What’s included: The greatest goodies to celebrate Christmas. Tea, Champagne, coffee and wine all wrapped up with some of the best cakes and biscuits. It’s not only sweet things though – dip into the traditional Stilton jar and waxed Cheddar truckle. There really is everything you or your giftee will need for the foodiest of Christmases.


    Fortnum & Mason The Wine Explorer Hamper

    Fortnum and Mason Wine Explorer Christmas Hamper

    Price: £125

    What’s included: A selection of great wines from some of the greatest wine regions in the world. Whether you like reds or whites, there is something for everyone. This is a great hamper for someone who likes good wine or for a couple where one likes red and one likes white wine!


    John Lewis Christmas food hampers

    John Lewis’ Taste of Christmas Bag

    Price: £20

    What’s included: An affordable and delicious introduction to John Lewis hampers. This would make a great gift for a friend or loved one. It includes Christmas biscuits, mince pies, a Christmas preserve, fruit cake, gold foiled white truffles and an English afternoon tea.


    John Lewis’ Festive Treats Hamper

    Price: £60

    What’s included: A selection of traditional Christmas favourites, all packaged in a lidded basket. The delights inside include a Santa Lucia Merlot, Christmas pudding, Christmas chutney, mince pies and a luxury chocolate selection. There is also coffee, mature cheddar mini bites and some mince pie shortie biscuits. A wonderful way to celebrate the festivities.


    Waitrose Christmas food hampers

    Waitrose’s Taste of Waitrose Christmas Hamper

    Price: £20

    What’s included: A festive selection of Waitrose’s Christmas goodies. Including mince pie fudge, Iberico ham & fig crisps, maple and sesame caramelised cashews, a delicious selection of lebkuchen and Waitrose Christmas Shortbread Stars. All wrapped up in a Christmas-green box.


    Waitrose’s Gourmet Christmas Hamper

    Price: £100

    What’s included: A carefully picked collection of Waitrose Blueprint wine and their Christmas selection. A bottle each of Shiraz, Prosecco and Pinot Grigio complements the food goods. Cranberry curd, salted butterscotch mallows, whisky & marmalade crumbly fudge and pear, chestnut & rum panettone are among the tasty highlights.


    Waitrose’s No.1 Luxury Hamper

    Price: £125

    What’s included: You know you are getting with Waitrose & Partners and this one delivers their finest products. There are sweet and savoury goodies such as a nougat selection, cantuccini, salted caramel truffles, stuffed queen olives and pesto grissini rubata.  Also, a bottle of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and a Cava – Waitrose’s selection of wine is well known for being of good quality. Everything is delivered in a beautiful grey wicker basket.


    John Lewis & Partners Winter Berry Christmas Hamper

    John Lewis & Partners Winter Berry Christmas Hamper

    Price: £200

    What’s included: If you fancy pushing the boat out this Christmas this hamper is the one for you. Perfect for the feeding the whole family its packed with Prosecco, Merlot, Christmas jam and chutney, chocolate, mixed nuts, sharing slab, tortillas, biscuits, popcorn bites – to only name a few! This hamper is just bursting with lots of festive food.


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    Aldi Christmas food hampers

    Aldi’s Christmas Favourites Hamper

    Price: £19.99

    What’s included: A lovely selection of Aldi products and all at an affordable price. Strawberry and Champagne preserves, Specially Selected Florentines, a fruit cake bar, salted caramel truffles and a bottle of Specially Selected Argentinian Malbec.


    Aldi’s The Luxury Collection Hamper

    Price: £59.99,

    What’s included: A specially curated range of Aldi’s well-known Specially Selected products. Everything from tea to jam to sweet treats (including their lovely florentines). Aldi are becoming famed for their affordable yet top quality wines and two of these – New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and an Argentinian Malbec – are included too. And, because it’s Christmas of course, there is also a fruity Christmas pudding.


    Aldi’s The Ultimate Celebration Hamper

    Price: £99.99

    What’s included: Everything you need to treat someone to an ultimate Christmas. There’s tea, tortillas, marmalade, olives fudge, chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate, coffee, cheese, crackers, nuts, stollen bites, medjoul dates, chutney, shortbread, white wine, red wine, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake…and, most importantly, Aldi’s award-winning Veuve Monsigny Champagne. Hopefully that illustrates just how ultimate this hamper really is!


    Christmas food hampers with gin

    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers Ginthusiast’s Christmas Food Hamper

    Price: £99.99

    What’s included: Anything and everything that you need to enjoy a good old gin & tonic! Manchester Gin Signature Blend, Grantham Gin Spiced Apple & Gingerbread Heritage Batch, Polara Artisan Tonic, cheeses galore, mackerel pate, relishes, crackers, olives, nuts and crisps. It’s a generous amount to spend but it’s well worth the money!


    Harvey Nichol’s Gin O’Clock Hamper

    Price: £80

    What’s included: Gin and everything you need to enjoy it. There are two British gin miniatures including one which is exclusive to Harvey Nichols. It’s from a multi-award winning distillery in the Cairngorns. The other gin is Daffy’s which is loved by many gin fans. There’s also Harvey Nichols tonic water, a lovely glass to drink it all from and some snacks to go with a perfectly made G&T.


    Christmas food hampers with wine

    Red Letter Day’s Twelve Wines Hamper

    Price: £100

    What’s included: Enough fine wine to keep someone going for some time. Prosecco, Australian Chardonnay and Shiraz, American Zinfandel Rosé, Italian Pinot Grigio, a superb selection of French red and white wine, two South African beauties and a couple of Chilean delights. There will be many a glass raised over this tip-top hamper.


    The Wine Workshop’s Christmas Fizz Hamper

    Price: £80 for 3 bottles, £140 for 6 bottles

    What’s included: This hamper includes classic Christmas fizz specially selected by Nancy Gilchrist (a Master of Wine). The wines are from all around the world. It is also possible to upgrade the hamper to include a delicious cheese selection.


    Afternoon tea hampers for Christmas

    Cartwright & Butler’s Christmas Afternoon Tea Hamper

    Price: £60

    What’s included: A stunning selection of Cartwright & Butler products. You can always expect the best from Cartwright & Butler; their afternoon tea hamper does not disappoint! Inside the lucky un-wrapper will find the finest tea, savoury cheese flatbreads, spiced orange and cranberry shortbread, melt-in-the-mouth fudge, spiced plum preserve and fabulous fruit candies. All perfectly presented in a Christmas-green wicker hamper.


    Walker’s Shortbread Build Your Own Hamper

    Price: from £15

    What’s included: This depends on what you pick but there are many shortbread based goodies to choose from. These include traditional shortbread fingers, salted caramel shortbread biscuits and a gluten-free selection.


    Lakeland Teacup & Saucer Wicker Hamper

    Price: £19.99

    What’s included: Everything you need to take time out to enjoy a cuppa. Grandma Wild’s Fruit & Lemon Biscuits, Raspberry Jam (perfect on fresh scones!), Bramble House Mixed Nut-Topped Fruit Cake and, of course, English Breakfast Tea by New English Teas. You better get the kettle on!


    Cartwright & Butler Sweet Treat Hampers

    SELFRIDGES. Cartwright _ Butler Sweet treats hamper £75

    Price: £75

    What’s included: Some great sweet goodies that will be adored by whoever is luck enough to get this hamper! Cartwright & Butler are known for their quality goods. This hamper includes: biscuits, drinking chocolate, fudge, toffee and more!


    Whittard of Chelsea The Christmas Afternoon Tea Gift Box

    The Christmas Afternoon Tea Gift Box

    Price: £55

    What’s included: An English breakfast tea, Christmas pudding biscuits and a tasty classic cuvee brut. A great way to treat a loved one – everything they need to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea.


    Whittard of Chelsea The Christmas Quartet Hamper

    The Christmas Quartet Hamper

    Price: £48

    What’s included: Four of the most important things for Christmas: festive tea, hazelnut flavoured Christmas coffee, delectable hot chocolate and rich seasonal all-butter biscuits. Whoever opens this will have a winter full of comfort and joy.


    Christmas food hampers with cheese

    Macknade’s Christmas Cheeseboard

    Price: £80

    What’s included: Only the finest products are used by Macknade. Four superb cheeses, delectable condiments to go with them (such as The Fine Cheese Co’s quince jam), Zingiberi Bakery crackers, fresh figs and fresh grapes  all wrapped up in Macknade’s signature box. This will be the highlight of anyone’s Christmas.


    Dukeshill Cheese Lovers’ Hamper

    Price: £74

    What’s included: everything that a cheese lover could wish for, all wrapped up in a Dukeshill hamper. Isle of Mull Cheddar, Baron Bigod, Cote Hill Blue and Damson Fruit Cheese make up the cheese selection. There’s then chutney, sea salt thins, multi-seed crackers and parmesan and pistachio sablés to join them. Dukeshill are purveyors of the best quality food. Need proof? They are appointed by Her Majesty The Queen.


    The Clarence from Paxton & Whitfield

    Price: £200

    What’s included: an all-British hamper of cheese from the UK’s oldest cheesemonger. There is over 3KG of cheese inside; from the classic Paxton & Whitfield Stilton, to more modern cheeses such as raw milk, Brie-style Baron Bigod. Also inside is a beautiful Acacia wood board set, a stilton scoop, cheese biscuits, accompaniments for the cheeses and a bottle of red and white wine. And obviously many more cheeses!


    Paxton & Whitfield Stilton & Scoop Gift Set

    SELFRIDGE Paxton Whitfield Stilton Scoop small gift set £42

    Price: £42

    What’s included: In short, a mini-truckle of hand crumbled was covered Stilton, a beautiful Stilton scoop and a quince & apple confit. Though this is no normal gift – Paxton & Whitfield have hundreds of years’ experience of cheesemaking so this is truly special.


    Christmas food hampers for men

    Signature Brew’s Christmas Pub in a Box

    Price: from £28

    What’s included: This beer-illiant hamper comes in three sizes (8, 16 or 24 cans) and includes a mix of core beers from this brewery renowned for its collaborations with bands. It also includes 1 Signature Brew glass, Christmassy pub treats, beer mat, Christmas Spotify playlist and a Christmas music quiz.


    Carluccio’s Fortissimo Hamper

    Price: £35

    What’s included: This one is great for the chilli-loving man in your life. This perfectly priced zinging hamper includes chilli oil, chilli pesto, chilli filei pasta, crushed chillies in a lovely ceramic pot and seeds to grow your own chillies. Don’t just spice up your life, spice up someone else’s!


    Dickson & Morris of Melton Mowbray’s Luxury Hamper

    Price: £99

    What’s included: many treats for the pork pie lover in your life! As well as a selection of world-renowned pork pies, there is red and white wine, Prosecco, blue Stilton and some thick pork sausage. The hamper comes in two parts – a lovely wicker basket and an insulated box containing the perishable items.


    The Personalised Gift Shop Personalised Luxury Whiskey Hamper

    personalised luxury whisky Christmas hamper

    Price: £69.95

    What’s included: A popular whiskey or bourbon, an Old Fashioned tumbler and some sweet treats. What’s not to love? This will definitely help the whiskey lover in your life through the festive season. Note: the image shows products that can be selected from – it’s not all included. If you’re ordering to send through the post, this is also great as it comes with a printed message card in an envelope.


    Pure Maple’s Maple Lovers Luxury Christmas Hamper

    Maple Lovers Christmas Hamper Gift Basket

    Price: £70

    What’s included: Everything that the maple syrup lover in your life could ever wish for. Award-winning maple syrup, maple butter, fudge, granola and the most delicious Turkey Hill Maple Cookie Cream Biscuits (these really are very special biscuits!).There is also a pancake flour mix for enjoying the maple syrup with and, for the festive period, a Christmoose…


    Popin’s Knock Your Socks Off Hamper

    Popin Christmas Hamper

    Price: £99

    What’s included: This is a great hamper for anyone who loves quality food produce. Hand picked from small independent food producers by Popin’s deli, this is a great hamper full of delicious stuff that the man in your life will just love!


    Gluten-free Christmas hampers

    John Lewis’s Gloriously Gluten-Free Sack

    Price: £45

    What’s included: A wonderful range of gluten-free goodies including gingerbread fudge, Christmas chutney, chocolate & hazelnut cookies and an iced fruit cake. All of which can be washed down with the Pinot Grigio.


    Fortnum & Mason’s Festive Essentials Hamper, Free from Gluten

    Price: £150

    What’s included: A hamper full of gluten-free delights. Nobody should miss out at Christmas time! There’s a gluten-free St James Christmas Pudding, cognac butter, fig preserve, gluten-free Christmas cake, the finest tea, Blancs de Blancs Champagne and so much more.


    Tracklements Great Taste Gift Set

    Price: £19.60

    What’s included: A great set for anyone who is a cheese lover but gluten-free. There’s a beautiful wooden cheeseboard included with three delicious award-winning Tracklement’s Fruit Cheeses: Quince, Damson and Gooseberry.


    Vegan Christmas hampers

    Sous Chef’s Vegan Pantry Hamper

    Price: £115

    What’s included: Everything the vegan in your life needs to stock up their vegan pantry! Sous Chef are known for selecting the highest quality ingredients and products. The best chefs use them regularly. The hamper includes delicious ingredients such as black truffle oil, La Favorita Pesto with Genovese Basil DOP, dried wild porcini mushrooms and Nicolas Alziari Provence Fruity & Soft Olive Oil.


    Aldi’s Vegan Hamper

    Price: £29.99

    What’s included: A great selection of vegan treats perfect for everyone. There’s a lovely range of Aldi’s growing vegan products. There are gourmet gummy candies, sweet caramel centred dark chocolate truffles, Medjoul dates and richly spiced Free From Christmas pudding. Oh, and a wonderful bottle of vegan Merlot!


    Konditor’s Vegan Christmas Celebration

    Price: £35

    What’s included: Perfect treats for a festive vegan celebration. Included is a Chocolate Raspberry Velvet Cake, vegan mince pies and a bag of Spiced Kipferl Cookies.


    The Goodness Project The Wonderful Vegan Christmas Chocolate & Snack Hamper

    vegan gluten-free christmas chocolate snack hamper

    Price: £29.95

    What’s included: Lots of vegan goodies. Anyone who loves chocolate and a good snack will think this hamper is the greatest gift! Not only are the contents completely vegan, it’s packaging is 100% eco-friendly and wrapped in red tissue paper and topped with a festive ribbon. Beautiful!


    Hotel Chocolate All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper 

    Hotel Chocolat All Dark Vegan Hamper

    Price: £27.50

    What’s included: Whether you’re buying for a vegan or a dark chocolate lover, this hamper is ideal! Included are some of Hotel Chocolat’s favourites, such as 70% Dark Chocolate Ginger Puddles 80% Fruit & Nut Dark Slab and a 70% Dark Chocolate Slab. Whoever ends up with this hamper will be incredibly happy.


    Luxury Christmas hampers

    Claridge’s Mews Hamper

    Price: £125

    What’s included: Does anywhere say luxury like Claridge’s? This hamper is a selection of exclusive produce from the world-famous restaurant, including milk couverture champagne truffles and Claridge’s bespoke blend of tea. Delicious!


    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers The Merriest Christmas Luxury Food Hamper

    Price: £149.99,

    What’s included: This hamper is filled to the brim with delicious products. There’s all the booze you could wish for: prosecco, red wine, white wine and port (as well as some lemonade for those not drinking alcohol). To be swilled down by the drinks, there are all the festive favourites such as mince pies and delectable chocolates. If that’s not enough, there are fine cheeses and an array of condiments to go alongside them on a festive cheeseboard. After all that, the lucky gifted individual can treat themselves to some of the sweet goodies.


    Laithwaites The Extravagance Hamper

    Price: £100

    What’s included: Two wines from the South of France that you can expect to be fantastic (Laithwaites know what they are talking about!). Packaged in a beautiful kubu basket with delicious treats such as smoked chilli crisps, dipped chocolate chip cookies and a fruit-packed Dundee Cake. Delightful!


    Panzer’s Splendid Christmas Hamper

    Price: £275

    What’s included: Some of the most delicious produce on the market – that’s what! Panzer’s source and create some of the finest produce and they have collated a range of traditional Christmas fare for this hamper. Smoked salmon, Stilton cheese, Seville orange marmalade, marron glacé and much, much more.


    Hotel Chocolat’s Festive Feast Hamper

    Price: £300

    What’s included: A truly choc-tastic experience. This is at the top end of anyone’s budget but, if you’re really trying to please a chocolate lover – this would do it. Not only does this include some of Hotel Chocolat’s finest chocolate, but there’s also prosecco, Chocolat Cream Liqueur, salted caramel vodka, cocoa gin, Milky Hot Chocolat and macarons galore. It’s a truly chocolate-covered festive extravaganza.


    Whittard of Chelsea The Luxury Collection Hamper

    The Luxury Collection Hamper

    Price: £100

    What’s included: A delightful selection of tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Breakfast tea and Early Grey, single origin coffee, luxury hot chocolate (including white chocolate), chocolate chip shortbread and milk, dark and white chocolate coated espresso beans. The perfect selection of goodies for those who love their hot drinks.


    The Luxury Welsh Hamper

    Luxury Welsh Food Drink Christmas hampers

    Price: £45

    What’s included: A real taste of Wales! A group of Welsh food and drink producers have got together to create a delicious hamper. There some incredibly good products included such as Halen Mon sea salt, Aber Falls salted toffee liqueur, Siwgr a sbeis Christmas cake, Curn Farm venison snack salami and much much more. Not only are you giving a great gift but you will also be supporting local producers.


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