Best Christmas food hampers 2021: M&S, Aldi and more

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  • If you’re looking to treat someone this Christmas what better way than sending one of the best Christmas food hampers for 2021.

    From Fortnum and Mason to Aldi, from M&S to John Lewis this year’s Christmas food hampers include some of the best Christmas food and best Christmas food gifts on market for 2021. We’ve included a variety of hampers for an array of budgets, tastes, and styles. We’ve also included gift baskets and boxes too. All of these hampers can be purchased online and sent in time for Christmas directly to the luckier receiver’s door.

    The majority of hampers included in this collection have also been tried and tested by the Goodto team so you know that they truly are the best of the best. Highlights for this year include an indulgent hamper from Aldi full to the brim with chocolate goodies and a festive M&S favourite.

    “A hamper is always a lovely gift to receive, no matter the occasion – it’s the perfect present because it’s practical yet extravagant, and makes the recipient feel a little bit spoiled,” says our Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour. “When it comes to buying the best Christmas food hamper, the secret is to think about how it will be enjoyed. In a busy houseful of celebrating relatives, a hamper full of substantial staples like Christmas puddings, cheeseboards, or biscuits will go down well with the host. But for new parents or someone having a quieter Christmas, some truly indulgent festive treats like posh chocolates, rich chutneys, or a bottle of something special to drink will be very gladly received.”

    Best Christmas food hampers 2021 – our top hampers

    Dukeshill It’s a Wonderful Life Hamper – DUKESHILL | £150
    Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper – HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £55
    Harvey Nichols Festive Fancies Gift Box – OCADO | £50
    John Lewis Winter Berry Christmas Hamper – JOHN LEWIS | £200
    Marks and Spencers Classic Ultimate Christmas hamper – M&S | £100
    Aldi’s The Ultimate Decadence Hamper – ALDI | £149.99
    Cartwright & Butler Merry Christmas Gift Box – CARTWRIGHTANDBUTLER | £80
    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers Ginthusiast’s Christmas Food Hamper –LAKELAND | £99.99
    The Fortnum’s Christmas Collection hamper – FORTNUMANDMASON | £150
    Selfridges Festive Deli Hamper –SELFRIDGES | £300
    Marks and Spencers Percy Pig Ultimate hamper – M&S | £75
    Yule Gift Box at Moonpig – MOONPIG | £50
    Aldi’s The Vegan Hamper – ALDI | £29.99
    The Norway Spruce Christmas Hamper – SOCIAL SUPERMARKET | £119.99
    Paxton and Whitfield The Piccadilly Hamper – PAXTON AND WHITFIELD | £100

    Best Christmas food hampers 2021

    The Norway Spruce Christmas Hamper

    Best Christmas Hamper Social Supermarket

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    Tried & Tasted Awards 2021 Best Christmas Food Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next working day delivery

    Includes: A generous hamper packed with bottles of Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, gin, and pale ale. Other drinks included are Lemonaid Passion Fruit, peppermint tea, and coffee. As well as milk chocolate, oatcakes, and relish.

    What we think: “If you are hosting a get-together this Christmas then this hamper is a must. It is the perfect starter kit for any party – packed with wine, gin, beer, and snacks for the evening and then well stocked with coffee and peppermint tea to help everyone perk up the next day,” says Food Writer, Rosie Bensberg. “The Social Supermarket ethos is that every business can be a force of good – and each of these products are. The chocolate is from a company called Chocolate and Love who plants a tree in the rainforest for every bar of chocolate bought and there is a relish from Rubies in the Rubble who make their products from wonky vegetables that would otherwise go to landfill.”

    VIEW AT SOCIAL SUPERMARKET | £119.99

    Lotus Biscoff baking hamper

    Lotus Biscoff Baking Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Free UK delivery

    Includes: Apron, wooden spoons, biscuits, spreads, and more. All are presented neatly in a white gift box. Ideal for bakers.

    What we think: “This generous hamper is packed full of delicious Lotus Biscoff biscuit treats. From the classic individually wrapped biscuits that are perfect paired with a hot cup of coffee to chocolate sandwich biscuits, which the kids devoured in seconds. A great family hamper.”

    VIEW AT HAMPERS.COM | £45

    East India Classic Hamper

    East India Classic Adventure Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day delivery available

    Includes: Three loose leaf teas; spiced caramel black tea, Christmas pudding green tea, and nutty spiced Rooibos tea. Sweet treats include ginger biscuits, truffles, as well as hot chocolate flakes, and coffee.

    What we think: An array of festive spiced treats including spiced caramel black tea, twelve spice biscuits, and Marc De Champagne truffles. We just loved the Himalayan salt and caramel drinking chocolate.

    VIEW AT THE EAST INDIA COMPANY | £99

    Harvey Nichols Festive Fancies Gift Box

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Book a slot via the Ocado website

    Includes: Champagne, white teabags, mini Christmas cake, salted caramel pecans. All presented in a special Harvey Nichols hat box.

    What we think: A wonderful small selection of delicious, high-quality foods and drink. The salted caramel pecans are the best part – absolutely addictive. Something for everyone with the addition of the white tea as well as the Champagne.

    VIEW AT OCADO | £50 

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    The Hyper Localist English Christmas Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Order by 19th for Christmas delivery

    Includes: This delicious quintessentially English hamper includes gingerbread biscuits, Christmas marmalade, tea, fruit cake, Kendal mint cake, and treacle toffee.

    What we think: Suitable for vegetarians, this hamper contains some amazing products from across England including lightly spiced gingerbread biscuits and tea made from 100% plant-based material. The Kendal mint cake is a must-have.

    VIEW AT THE HYPER LOCALIST | £37

    John Lewis Winter Berry Christmas Hamper

    John Lewis & Partners Winter Berry Christmas Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day and nominated day delivery available

    Includes: One of the best Christmas food hampers of the bunch. Loaded with festive treats such as chocolate Santas, iced fruit cake, luxury mince pies, and Hawkens Christmas trees. Drinks in this hamper include John Lewis Prosecco, Imbizo Cabernet Sauvignon, Imbizo Sauvignon Blanc as well as an English breakfast tea and posh hot chocolate too.

    What we think: An assortment of both sweet and savoury snacks makes this hamper suitable for a variety of taste buds. There are so many products in this hamper too, ranging from wine to mince pies to crackers, making it the perfect gift for a large family. All of the products come in an open wicker basket which can be reused again and again.

    VIEW AT JOHN LEWIS | £200

    Marks and Spencers Classic Ultimate Christmas hamper

    Marks and Spencers Classic Ultimate Christmas hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 2nd November

    Includes: This hamper is a great choice for a family with a variety of age ranges. Winter spiced apple fizz, strawberry jam, Seville orange marmalade, cinnamon sugar tortilla rolls, very merry munch tin, and Christmas cake are just a few of the products included in this best Christmas hamper. Not forgetting the added Food and Drink Trivia game.

    What we think: This truly is a classic from M&S. Packed with plenty of festive wonders. And it’s not just about the food with this collection either, the packaging really brings this Christmas hamper range to life including an impressive gingerbread musical house biscuit tin and a luxury gold tea light-up house.

    VIEW AT M&S | £100

    Aldi’s The Ultimate Decadence Hamper

    Aldi’s The Ultimate Decadence Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 28th November

    Includes: This hamper has everything ranging from tea to fudge, crisps, nuts, marshmallow, coffee, and jam. It’s got Christmas dessert sorted with a melt in the middle chocolate bombe. Aldi beloved Moser Roth chocolate. A whole Christmas cake. Not forgetting a couple of bottles of bubbly including Pinot Grigio, Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé and Veuve Monsigny Champagne.

    What we think: Aldi has impressed us once again with one of the best Christmas food hampers. This £150 hamper is bursting with treats from mature Cheddar cheese bites to sticky ginger and dark chocolate biscuits. New for 2021, this hamper contains 35 festive items, one of which is a 30 month matured Christmas pudding, which is just heavenly.

    VIEW AT ALDI | £149.99

    Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper

    Best Christmas Hamper Hotel Chocolat

    Credit: Hotel Chocolat

    Tried & Tasted Awards 2021 Best Christmas Food Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day and nominated day delivery available

    Includes: A delicious array of chocolate goodies from chocolatier Hotel Chocolat including Christmas tree chocolates, chocolate Santas, Winter pudding H-box, festive wreath, and a bottle of classic Prosecco. One of our best chocolate hampers for Christmas 2021.

    What we think: “Being confronted with this much chocolate is bound to awaken everyone’s inner child,” says Rose. “The Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper would make a great gift for a family as there is something to suit all tastes and ages. And plenty to go round. The Festive Wreath was a particular hit. It’s delicious milk chocolate with crunchy biscuit pieces. The Winter Puddings H-Box contains some delicious festive truffles. And everything comes neatly packaged in a chic minimal black box that could be easily reused.”

    VIEW AT HOTEL CHOCOLAT | £55

    Paxton and Whitfield The Piccadilly Hamper

    Best Christmas Hamper Paxton and Whitfield

    Credit: Paxton and Whitfield

    Tried & Tasted Awards 2021 Best Christmas Food Hamper

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Named day delivery available

    Includes: This hamper is bursting with a variety of cheeses including Paxton & Whitfield cheddar pounder, stilton, smoked Ceodre, Celtic soft as well as wholegrain oatcakes, and multi-seed and cracked black pepper Artisan toast.

    What we think: “This hamper is a cheese lover’s dream. It contains all the components for a classic Christmas cheeseboard. Five pieces of cheese (including Stilton and Cheddar), biscuits, and chutney. We were blown away by the great quality and depth of flavour of all of the cheese. Plus it comes in a lovely reusable wooden crate. Paxton & Whitfield has been around for 200 years making it the UK’s oldest cheesemonger, possibly Europe’s. They stock a wonderful selection of artisan cheese, making them the ideal place to trust with your Christmas cheese course.” says Deputy Food Editor, Rose Fooks.

    VIEW AT PAXTON AND WHITFIELD | £100

    Cartwright & Butler Merry Christmas Gift Box

    Cartwright & Butler Merry Christmas Gift Box

    Credit: Cartwright & Butler

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Between 1-3 working days

    Includes: Mince pies, cranberry sauce, honeycomb, toffees, and fruit jellies are just a handful of tasty treats in this gift box by Cartwright & Butler. All the condiments come in reusable jars and most of the boxes can be used again for other treats.

    What we think: “This beautifully presented gift box is overflowing with delicious produce from biscuits to fudge. By far the favourites among our household included the dense fruit cake loaf topped with fondant and marzipan, cranberry, and rolled oat crumbles, which disappeared in one sitting, and the dark chocolate mint thins, which were enjoyed with a cup of coffee.”

    VIEW AT CARTWRIGHTANDBUTLER | £80

    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers Ginthusiast’s Christmas Food Hamper

    Lakeland's Hay Hampers Ginthusiast's Christmas Food Hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: Between 15th-17th December

    Includes: Anything and everything that you need to enjoy a good old gin and tonic. Manchester Gin Signature Blend, Grantham Gin Spiced Apple, and Gingerbread Heritage Batch, Polara Artisan Tonic, cheeses galore, mackerel pate, relish, crackers, olives, nuts, and crisps.

    What we think: It’s a quirky take on a hamper, swapping classic wine or prosecco often found in hampers for gin instead. All the savoury snacks; roasted pistachios, crisps, and roasted green peas with wasabi, pair wonderfully with the different variations of gin. It’s a generous amount to spend but it’s well worth the money as you can enjoy this hamper for many weeks to come.

    VIEW AT LAKELAND.CO.UK | £99.99

    Carluccio’s Il Grandiosa Hamper

    Carluccio’s Il Grandioso Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

    Includes: Carluccio’s Il Grandiosa Hamper comes loaded with the very best of artisanal Italian produce. Sourced from some of Italian’s finest suppliers, this hamper includes a classic Panettone Tradizonale, figs marinated in rum, Prosecco, Vin Santo dessert wine, extra Virgin olive oil, an array of Carluccio’s most popular pasta such as pappardelle – as well as many other Italian favourites.

    What we think: “We just love this vibrant hamper full to the brim with amazing, classic Italian food. The showstopper by far was the Panettone Tradizonale, which is one of the best Panettones we’ve tasted this year. We think this is a very generous gift ideal for those who love to cook and love Italian food as much as we do.”

    VIEW AT CARLUCCIOS | £365

    The Fortnum’s Christmas Collection hamper

    Fortnum Christmas collection Christmas food hampers

    Credit: Fortnum and Mason

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

    Includes: An array of coffee, tea, and some very specially selected products from London’s famous Fortnum and Mason’s. Christmas orange and dark chocolate biscuits, Christmas reindeer noses, and a rich Christmas blend coffee. All snug in a branded F&M single-handled huntsman basket, tied with a bow.

    What we think: Highlights for us include the Christmas mini merry-go-round musical biscuit tin – a novelty gift the kids will love, Christmas figgy preserve – just perfect paired with cheese and crackers, and our favourite Christmas peppermint bark, a minty chocolatey treat to tantalise the taste buds. Great for sharing.

    VIEW AT FORTNUMANDMASON | £150

    Betty’s After Dinner gift hamper

    Betty’s After Dinner gift hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 24th November

    Includes: The perfect array of after-dinner treats including classic peppermint creams, peppermint tea, and rich, Peruvian Pangoa Single Origin Coffee. A lovely little collection ideal for couples.

    What we think: Another of our best Christmas food hampers courtesy of Betty’s. Highlights of this collection include Betty’s signature florentines; gooey almond and fruit florentines coated in a rich Swiss Grand Cru dark chocolate base. The chocolate orange biscuits are also a favourite that will be hard to share.

    VIEW AT BETTYS | £90

    Selfridges Festive Deli Hamper

    Selfridges Festive Deli Hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 20th December

    Includes: A very impressive hamper from Selfridges this Christmas. This generous gift is overflowing with Selfridges hand-picked favourites including Selfridges Selection salted maple pecan milk chocolate bar, Selfridges Selection Christmas hot chocolate, Selfridges Selection Parmesan & Garlic Water Biscuits, and Selfridges Selection 2010 malbec to name a few.

    What we think: This would make a great gift for big families or loved ones who love to indulge. With everything from smoked salmon to champagne to brandy butter and Christmas pudding, this hamper really brings all of the favourite Christmas foods together. Presented in a sturdy Selfridges branded wicker hamper, you can’t go wrong.

    VIEW AT SELFRIDGES | £300

    Yule Gift Box at Moonpig

    Yule Gift Box Moonpig

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Nominated day delivery available

    Includes: Packed full of a variety of both sweet and savoury treats including gouda biscuits, wafer crackers, clotted cream fudge, coconut and cacao popcorn, breakfast tea, and apricot jam. A festive slab of chocolate by Thornton & France decorated with golden chocolate pieces as well as a box of sweet Le Caprice chocolates. Dark chocolate and ginger biscuits and balsamic vinegar assorted nuts. Not forgetting a bottle of bubbly too.

    What we think: “A great value for money hamper with something for everyone. The chocolate slab was eaten by the kids and gone in minutes, the dark chocolate and ginger biscuits were enjoyed with a cuppa and the gouda biscuits and assorted nuts were shared amongst friends with a glass of Prosecco in the evening. A very delicious collection all packaged in a festive, golden gift box.”

    VIEW AT MOONPIG | £50

    John Lewis & Partners Spirit of Christmas Basket

    John Lewis & Partners Spirit of Christmas Basket

    Credit: John Lewis

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day and nominated day delivery available

    Includes: This open basket by John Lewis includes 14 classic Christmas treats like Prosecco, Christmas pudding, and Christmas preserve. It’s great for sharing with the whole family. It also has a few surprises in there too like eggnog popcorn and chocolate-covered marshmallows.

    What we think: A really great selection of brands are included in this hamper like Joe & Seph’s, Finca Nova, and Orchard Preserves. And with three bottles of alcohol included for just £100, it’s good value for money. The reusable wicker basket is a great bonus too. We can see why it’s on the best Christmas food hampers list for 2021.

    VIEW AT JOHNLEWIS | £100

    Wriggle’s The Tea Party Hamper

    Wriggle’s The Tea Party Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next working day delivery

    Includes: Wriggle’s luxury tea party hamper is filled with a handpicked selection of tea, biscuits, marmalade, and sweets too. Think fudge, florentines, jam, green tea, and wildflower honey.

    What we think: “A really lovely collection and at a good price too. The gin and tonic marmalade was a big hit as well as the Jasmine green tea and elegant English lemon and ginger biscuits, which paired perfectly together. We loved the gift box and the fact that it was recyclable too.”

    VIEW AT WRIGGLE | £55

    The Wolseley Medium Christmas hamper with champagne

    The Wolseley Medium Christmas hamper with champagne

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next working day delivery

    Includes: Salted caramel florentines, winter spiced shortbread, orange chocolate truffles, and Pommery champagne are just a handful of the products included in The Wolseley Christmas hamper. It’s a taste of some of London’s finest.

    What we think: If you’re looking for a hamper with a touch of class, one to really show off then this is the ticket. We just love that all of the products included are handmade in-house at The Wolseley cafe by their highly qualified pastry chefs – it gives this hamper a real exquisite feel. The packaging is modern with a black, white, and gold theme throughout which we really liked too.

    VIEW AT WOLSELEY | £250

    Love From Santa Hamper at Moonpig

    Love From Santa Hamper at Moonpig

    Credit: Moonpig

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Nominated day delivery available

    Includes: Swap the traditional wicker hamper for a festive red Santa sack. This seasonal sack is bursting with a range of sweet and savoury treats including pralines, honeycomb, biscuits, crackers, and a cheeky bottle of Prosecco. Ideal for sharing.

    What we think: “As soon as we opened the box, we were sold by the festive red ‘Merry Christmas’ sack – a great way to present a delicious range of goodies. The highlight of this collection was by far the chocolate brownie biscuits, which were unbelievably moreish with a sweet chocolate flavour and coconut crunch. The buttery mince pies were also a big hit; a combination of crumbly buttery pastry and rich, dense mincemeat filling.”

    VIEW AT MOONPIG | £40

    Fortnum’s The Magic of Christmas hamper

    Fortnum’s The Magic of Christmas hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 15th November

    Includes: This large hamper contains 20 Fortnum and Mason branded items such as coca dusted milk chocolate almonds, Christmas biscuits, chocolate gingerbread men, piccalilli, cranberry sauce, olives, and more. A real festive treat.

    What we think: Fortnum’s have done it again with this stunning collection of signature favourites. This is a real, indulgent Christmas hamper that really brings the magic of Christmas alive. Loose leaf tea such as the plum, apple, and cinnamon infusion, Christmas tea biscuits, and a tangy Boxing Day chutney will certainly awaken those taste buds. One of our best Christmas hampers for 2021.

    VIEW AT FORTNUMANDMASON | £300

    The Absolute Classic Hamper

    Hotel Chocolat The Absolute Classic Christmas Hamper

    Credit: Hotel Chocolat

    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 19th October

    Includes: This hamper contains everything a chocoholic could possibly wish for at Christmas. There’s a bottle of Chocolat Cream Liqueur (an incredibly velvety blend of chocolate, vodka, and cream) and a sachet of Classic Hot Chocolat to drink, plus 40% Milk Batons, Chocolate Macarons, a tin of Pink Champagne Truffles, and the best-selling chocolate gift box, The Everything Sleekster.

    What we think: “The best Christmas food hampers aren’t just full of delicious things – they’re also beautifully presented for maximum impact,” says our Consumer Editor, Heidi. “Hotel Chocolat does this so well – The Absolute Classic Christmas Hamper arrives in an unmistakable black ribboned box, so you know you’re opening something very special, even if you haven’t guessed what’s inside.”

    VIEW AT HOTELCHOCOLAT | £80

    Marks and Spencers Percy Pig Ultimate hamper

    M&S Percy Pig Ultimate hamper (1)

    Credit: M&S

    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 14th November

    Includes: A selection of Percy Pig sweets including pennies, snoses, choc corn, biscuits, chocolate bombe, and sweets tin. The Percy Pig plush toy is a nice little bonus gift.

    What we think: For the Percy Pig fan in your life, this ultimate hamper by M&S is full of Percy Pig-themed treats. From pennies, to snoses, from biscuit tin to plush toy. It’s a fun, vibrant hamper for adults and kids alike. Packaged perfectly in a grey hand-woven wicker hamper with a Percy Pig fabric liner. A new entry in this year’s best Christmas food hampers roundup.

    VIEW AT M&S | £75

    Cartwright & Butler Ultimate Vegan Gift Hamper

    Cartwright & Butler Ultimate Vegan Gift Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

    Includes: One of our best Christmas food hampers for vegans. This hamper includes Strawberry Preserve, Rhubarb & Custard Sweets, Seeded Beetroot Flatbread, and Caramelised Onion Chutney – a mix of both sweet and savoury produce.

    What we think: At just £42, this vegan hamper is a great choice if you’re on a budget and looking for something not overly Christmas. Highlights for us include the vibrant, crisp beetroot seeded flatbread crackers which are just perfect paired with the tangy caramelised onion chutney. We just love the packaging too, which can be personalised too.

    VIEW AT CARTWRIGHTANDBUTLER | £42

    Fortnum’s A Winter’s Evening hamper

    Christmas food hampers Fortnum Evening hamper

    Credit: Fortnum and Mason

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

    Includes: This small decadent hamper from Fortnum and Mason. With four handpicked, signature Christmas pieces; Fortnum’s Single Malt Scotch Whisky Chocolate Truffles, Fortnum’s Speyside Single Malt Dailuaine 8-year-old, Fortnum’s Salted Hazelnut Shortbread Rounds, and Jamaica Blue Mountain Ground Coffee.

    What we think: We can imagine enjoying this warming hamper by the comfort of the fire snuggled under blankets watching a classic Christmas film. The 8-year-old bottle of Whisky and Whisky chocolate truffles pair perfectly. Finish with the hazelnut shortbread and cup of ground coffee. Perfect.

    VIEW AT FORTNUMANDMASON | £100

    Aldi’s The Vegan Hamper

    Aldi vegan hamper

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    Order: Coming soon | Delivery: TBC

    Includes: Traditional wicker basket packed with Moser Roth orange fruit creams, Specially Selected earl grey tea, truffles, candies, pudding, crisps, wine, and our favourite vegan cookies.

    What we think: Aldi is becoming known for their generous Christmas food hampers and this vegan version doesn’t shy away from Christmas favourites. Packed with orange fruit creams, truffles, Christmas pudding, cookies, and Medjoul Dates. It’s a bargain at just £30 and even includes a bottle of Argentinian Malbec.

    VIEW AT ALDI | £29.99

    Dukeshill The Box of Delights

    Dukeshill The Box of Delights Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 1st November

    Includes: This hearty hamper is packed with Christmas wonders including mince pies, chocolates, cheese, meat, biscuits, and condiments such as piccalilli and chutney. All washed down with a bottle of fine La Grande Marque Saumur Brut.

    What we think: A show-stopping gift that will certainly take pride of place in the kitchen this Christmas. Dukeshill’s Box of Delights hamper includes a mix of both sweet and savoury traditional Christmas foods including a mouthwatering Boneless Wiltshire Ham, ideal for sharing on Christmas or Boxing Day. Highlights for us include the extra-large Christmas pudding, again one for sharing on the big day, and the quaint box of sticky sweet Turkish delights.

    VIEW AT DUKESHILLHAM | £250

    East Anglian cheese hamper

    East Anglian Cheese Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Nominated day delivery

    Includes: A generous selection of cheese; Mrs Temple’s Binham Blue, Norfolk Dapple, Lincolnshire Poacher, and Baron Bigod. An impressive round of Bungay Raw Butter, along with Peter’s Yard Original Sourdough Crispbreads and a tangy Norfolk Crier Onion Marmalade.

    What we think: “The ideal hamper for lovers of strong, mature cheese. The Brie-style cheese was the majority favourite alongside the sourdough crackers; the perfect snap and paired well with every cheese in the collection. The biodegradable, natural wool insulation was a great added touch to the hamper to ensure the produce was delivered cold and fresh. But also no excessive plastic or packaging is needed. The perfect hamper for sharing on Christmas Day.”

    VIEW AT MORTONSFARM | £47.50

    Lakeland’s Hay Hampers The Merriest Christmas Luxury Food Hamper

    Lakeland's Hay Hampers The Merriest Christmas Luxury Food Hamper

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    Order
    : Available to preorder | Delivery: Between 15-17th December

    Includes: 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.

    What we think: The ideal hamper for big families as there is so much variety, this hamper is sure to last well into the new year. We love the mixture of sweet and savoury products as well as some classic festive treats like mince pies and fudge. The red wine, Prosecco, and white wine are a great addition too. All packaged in an impressive wicker hamper.

    VIEW AT LAKELAND.CO.UK | £149.99

    Aldi’s The Luxury Collection Hamper

    Aldi's luxury Chrismas food hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 28th November

    Includes: Enjoy a selection of Aldi’s best Christmas produce for 2021 including dark chocolate and ginger biscuits, clotted cream fudge, Specially Selected florentines, Luxury Chocolate Winter Dessert chocolates, and many more. Not forgetting two bottles of wine; Argentinian Malbec and Specially Selected Pinot Grigio.

    What we think: New for Christmas 2021, this hamper from Aldi has a great range of Christmas foods to choose from. Highlights for us include sourdough crackers, iced fruit cake, and the farmhouse chutney. This hamper is ideal for big families and most of the products have great dates so will last well into the new year.

    VIEW AT ALDI | £59.99

    Pierre Marcolini ‘stars in your eyes’ hamper

    Pierre Marcolini ‘stars in your eyes’ hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

    Includes: Sapin Bonheur malline and Gianduja Stars malline; an assortment of luxurious chocolates. Milk Chocolate Croustillant; crispy nougatine with slivered almonds and caramel coated in chocolate. Mouthwatering Casse-Noisette spread; chocolate and hazelnut spread. Alongside a tasty chocolate snow bear and the show-stopping Christmas Speculoos hazelnut Christmas tree. As well as candied grapefruit, and a box of classic truffles. All presented in an elegant hatbox.

    What we think: “This is certainly one of my favourite Christmas food hampers so far for this year. This elegant collection by Belgium chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is packaged beautifully. Before you even open the box, the aroma of chocolate surrounds you. The chocolate itself is just heavenly. You’ll find it hard to share this hamper as it’s so delicious. The hazelnut Christmas tree was a real showstopper and great for sharing. The detail in this chocolate collection is very impressive.”

    VIEW AT MARCOLINI | £139

    Wriggle The Celebration hamper

    Wriggle The Celebration hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next day delivery

    Includes: Domenico de Bertiol – Prosecco Frizzante “Spagorosso”, Free Run Juice – Samurai Chardonnay, and Gonzalo Gonzalo – Gran Cerdo Tinto makes this the perfect celebration hamper. Paired with savoury goods; spicy Gordal olives, parmesan, toasted pine nuts & basil biscuits, sourdough crackers, olive oil crisps and cherry peppers stuffed with cheese.

    What we think: Great for those looking for something more savoury based. This hamper ranges from crisps to olives – all perfectly served with your choice of three bottles of alcohol. An added bonus is that this hamper is suitable for vegetarians too. The box and packaging are very quirky, which we love.

    VIEW AT GETAWRIGGLEON | £90

    That Counts Christmas Gift Hamper

    That Counts Christmas hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 25th November

    Includes: Enjoy a selection of Love Corn Smoked Barbecue, Mini Popcorn Sweet & Salty, Drinks Biscuits Pecorino, Rosemary & Seaweed, Amaretto Gummies, Nemi Teas Earl Grey, and Lemonaid Blood Orange. Not forgetting Dorset Sea Salt Co Chilli, Turtle Bags, Shortbread Hazelnut & White Chocolate, Milk Coco Chocolate, and Redemption Roasters Coffee.

    What we think: We just love that you can choose from four different versions of this versatile hamper; Blue Christmas, Golden Glow, Evergreen, and Rudolph Red (as listed above). All of these tasty festive treats are presented in a trendy white crate, which can be used around the household after use and is made from recycled products.

    VIEW AT THATCOUNTS | £65

    Iconic Wensleydale hamper

    Iconic Wensleydale hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: From 8th December

    Includes: This is one of the best Christmas food hampers new for 2021. Full to the brim with Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese favourites such Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries, Yorkshire Wensleydale & Apricots, Yorkshire Wensleydale & Stem Ginger and classic Yorkshire Wensleydale.

    What we think: A great array of cheeses in this hamper including an interesting Yorkshire Wensleydale & Apricots, and Yorkshire Wensleydale & Stem Ginger – which work perfectly. The selection of crackers is suited to each cheese. The rich fruitcake is a lovely, sweet bonus to this hamper selection.

    VIEW AT WENSLEYDALE | £45

    The Snowdonia Cheese Company Vegetarian Christmas Star Hamper

    Christmas food hampers The Snowdonia Cheese Company Vegetarian Christmas Star Hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: Between 2nd-9th December

    Includes: All of the cheeses included in this Christmas food hamper are vegetarian-friendly; Black Bomber, Red Storm, Truffle Trove, Rock Star, and Beechwood all covered in vibrant wax coating to keep them as fresh as possible. A trio of chutneys, extra virgin olive oil, olives, truffles, buttermilk crackers, Casa Silva Los Lingues Carmenère Reserva, and a branded slate board.

    What we think: “The cheeses in this collection are just delicious. It was hard to pick a favourite but in terms of powerful flavour, the smoked and truffle cheeses really packed a punch and paired perfectly with the buttermilk crackers. The highlight in this hamper had to be the fancy bottle of Laudemio Frescobaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is now taking pride of place on the kitchen worktop.”

    VIEW AT SNOWDONIACHEESE | £75

    Wensleydale hamper for families

    Wensleydale hamper for families

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: From 8th December

    Includes: Enjoy feasting on Cheddar cheese crumbles, Yorkshire chutney, English oatcakes, salted caramel shortbread, seeded flatbread, and butter fudge, Not forgetting the star of the show, the array of cheeses varying from Wensleydale Blue to Fountains Gold Cheddar with caramelised onion.

    What we think: New for 2021, this Wensleydale food hamper has a great range suited to a family of four or more. Our favourite item in this collection has to be the natural honeycomb, which is exactly that, sticky, sweet natural honeycomb that can be added to bread as a very unique treat.

    VIEW AT WENSLEYDALE | £100

    Cartwright & Butler Winter Delights Picnic Hamper

    Cartwright & Butler Winter Delights Picnic Hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

    Includes: New for 2021, this hamper is full to the brim with sweet treats like Cartwright and Butler’s sherbet pips sweets, rum and raisin fudge, chocolate wafer rounds, shortbread, and acacia honey. The addition of salted caramel drinking chocolate, apple, and orange juice makes this a suitable hamper for alcohol-free households.

    What we think: We just love the wicker basket that all of these tasty treats are packaged in. It’s a great bonus to this collection and will be perfect to whip out in the summer months and fill with all your favourite picnic treats. It’s a great choice for those who don’t want to go too heavy on Christmas food but still want a well-deserved treat.

    VIEW AT CARTWRIGHTANDBUTLER | £83

    The Luxury Hamper by Black Sheep

    The Luxury Hamper by Black Sheep

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Certain areas only

    Includes: This gift box is packed with fresh produce including Wensleydale and Fountain’s Riggwelter cheese, as well as chorizo and hazelnut & cider salami from Lishman’s of Ilkley Yorkshire. Drinks include; Bobby Horn’s new cider, Black sheep ale, Riggwelter, and Milkstout. The rest of the collection features mustard, pickles, cheese biscuits, olives, and crisps. This hamper also contains a new branded plywood waxed cheeseboard.

    What we think: The perfect hamper for those wanting a true taste of Yorkshire. Ideal for sharing with friends and family, this collection includes booze, cheese, and meat. Great for those wanting to try new brews as Black Sheep have included a selection of hand-picked ale, beer, and stout to try. Remember the fresh produce in this hamper will need to be refrigerated immediately once delivered.

    VIEW AT BLACKSHEEPBREWERY | £79.95

    Dukeshill Jolly Robin hamper

    Dukeshill Jolly Robin hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 1st November

    Includes: This festive hamper is packed with a variety of Dukeshill finest including savoury foods such as a 900g boneless Wiltshire ham, oak-smoked salmon, pork rillettes, and chutney. Sweet options include a classic panettone, honeycomb, and shortbread. Not to mention a bottle of Tanners Cava Brut.

    What we think: Ideal for those who appreciate luxurious Christmas food and want to indulge in tender cuts of meat and savoury, salty snacks. All paired perfectly with a glass or two of Cava Brut. It’s no wonder this is one of our best Christmas hampers for 2021.

    VIEW AT DUKESHILLHAM | £100

    Artisan Chocolate Gift Hamper

    Artisan Chocolate Gift Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Next working day delivery

    Includes: A delicious assortment of chocolate goodies like chocolate shortbread biscuits, Pembrokeshire sea-salted fudge, ruby chocolate, white chocolate heart, salted caramel medallions. Some delicious chocolate peanut butter, hot chocolate powder to make a warming brew, milk chocolate fudge, strawberry lollypop, and sea salt caramel chocolate.

    What we think: Targeted at those who love chocolate, this hamper is full of sweet treats. The chocolate shortbread biscuits, salted caramel medallions, and chocolate peanut butter are among our favourites. You know you’re in for a good quality collection with this hamper too as the Welsh Luxury Hamper Co. has won a variety of awards for its delicious produce including Best Luxury and Corporate Gift Provider 2020 – UK AND WALES and The Best Welsh Christmas Gift 2019.

    VIEW AT DISCOVERDELICIOUS | £55

    Cartwright & Butler 12 Days of Christmas Box

    Cartwright & Butler 12 Days of Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 3 working days

    Includes: This unique Christmas gift box includes classic earl grey tea, milk chocolate drinking chocolate, peanut and popcorn brittle, lemon zest shortbread rounds, cranberry and rolled oat crumbles as well as seven other delights.

    What we think: New for 2021, this amazing 12 days of Christmas box contains a whole heap of teatime treats including our favourites; Cheddar cheese crumbles, milk chocolate almonds, and mouthwatering triple chocolate chunk biscuits. The perfect gift to share with family in the run-up to Christmas.

    VIEW AT CARTWRIGHTANDBUTLER | £110

    Macknade’s Christmas Cheeseboard

    Macknade Christmas Cheeseboard Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery Up to 5 working days

    Includes: An array of cheeses including potted Stilton, Cheddar, goat’s cheese, and Vacherin Mini Mont D’or. Not forgetting olive oil crackers, fig salami, quince jelly, and pickled walnuts alongside a bottle of Bin No27. Fonseca Porto.

    What we think: Certainly a hamper to share with family on Christmas day as it has all the classics you’ll need to indulge in after Christmas dinner. The cheeses vary from Stilton to Cheddar. Highlights for us include the olive oil crackers, fig salami, and Bin No27. Fonseca Porto.

    VIEW AT MACKNADE.COM | £90

    Wensleydale Afternoon Tea hamper

    Christmas food hampers Wensleydale Afternoon Tea hamper

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: From 8th December

    Includes: Enjoy a selection of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheeses, fruitcake, locally produced strawberry preserve, brand new, Sticky Fruit Chutney, oatcakes, tea, and coffee. All the ingredients you need to create a decadent and delicious Yorkshire afternoon tea

    What we think: Highlights of this collection of us include the butterscotch crunch biscuits, extra moist fruit cake, and creamy Yorkshire Wensleydale with cranberries – delicious. We just love the addition of fine blend coffee and whole leaf tea to serve alongside this collection of sweet and savoury goods.

    VIEW AT WENSLEYDALE | £55

    Marks and Spencers Classic Christmas gift box

    Marks and Spencers Classic Christmas gift box

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: from 2nd November

    Includes: This generous gift box contains a whole heap of warming festive treats including Christmas spiced tea, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, shortbread trees, and chocolate orange cookies. Not to mention a bar of luxurious dark chocolate with clementine, sweet apple and fig chutney, and jam too.

    What we think: It costs just £30 for this Christmas gift box from M&S making it a great choice if you’re on a budget but you don’t want to skimp on products. Ideal for a sweet tooth, this collection contains a variety of classic festive treats. We particularly love the buttery Christmas tree shortbreads.

    VIEW AT M&S | £30

    Paxton & Whitfield Christmas food hampers

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    The Clarence from Paxton & Whitfield

    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Named day delivery available

    Includes: 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.

    What we think: One highly indulgent hamper for the cheese lover in your family. The bottle of red and white wine pair perfectly with the array of cheeses you can choose from. The keepsake Acacia wood board set is a great bonus in this hamper and really ties the collection together nicely. It’s a classy choice.

    VIEW AT PAXTONANDWHITFIELD.CO.UK | £200

    Farhi Luxury Chocolate Gold Christmas food hamper

    Farhi Luxury Chocolate Gold Christmas food hampers

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    Order: Available to buy now | Delivery: Up to 5 working days

    Includes: Delicious milk chocolate and dark chocolate dipped dates, as well as pistachio and cashew stuffed dates. A ribbon-tied bag of white sugared almonds. Pots of dark chocolate pistachios and cinnamon honeyed almonds. Not forgetting orange slices dipped in dark chocolate, papaya, and prunes too.

    What we think: “The dates were just so good. The chocolate, both milk and dark, worked so well with the sticky-sweet date flavour. I’ve had chocolate-covered nuts before but never pistachios so the dark chocolate pistachios were a game-changer for me. So moreish and ideal for sharing too.”

    VIEW AT FARHI | £100

    Betty’s Yorkshire Delights hamper

    Betty’s Yorkshire Delights hamper

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    Order: Available to preorder | Delivery: From 17th November

    Includes: A warming collection of English breakfast tea, Yorkshire fruit cake, fruit clusters, Yorkshire gingerbread, raspberry preserve, and a giant chocolate coin. Packed into a neat wicker hamper.

    What we think: “Betty’s has done it again with this impressive and certainly one of the best Christmas food hampers new for 2021. A classic Yorkshire fruit loaf; sweet, rich, and crumbly, and chocolate-covered fruit clusters are just a few of the highlights in this hamper. It’s a great way to try some of Yorkshire finest and particularly targeted as those with a sweet tooth.”

    VIEW AT BETTYS | £65