Best Christmas food hampers 2022: Fortnum & Mason, M&S, and more

Tried and tested - the best Christmas food hampers for 2022 including Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis and more...

A selection of the best Christmas food hampers for 2022
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From John Lewis to M&S, here are the best Christmas food hampers for 2022 including newcomers and best sellers. 

From budget hampers that don't shy away from quality, to overindulgent, extravagant hampers that certainly have the 'wow' factor, this year's collection is stronger than ever.

All of the hampers in this feature have been tried and tested first-hand by the team at Goodto.com.  As well as hampers, we've included gift baskets and boxes too. We've ensured that all the hampers included can be purchased online and sent directly to the lucky receiver's door in time for Christmas. Highlights from this year include hampers from Bettys and Fortnum & Mason.

"No matter the occasion, a hamper is always a lovely gift. Hampers are practical yet extravagant and make the lucky recipient feel spoiled - the perfect present," says Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour (opens in new tab). "When buying a hamper think about how it will be enjoyed. In a busy houseful of celebrating relatives, a hamper full of important staples like Christmas pudding, cheese, 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."

Christmas food hampers for 2022

The Fortnum's Collection Hamper

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1. The Fortnum's Collection Hamper

Popular luxury hamper

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Nominated day delivery available
RRP: £160

Reasons to buy

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Classic Fortnum & Mason products
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Luxury

Reasons to avoid

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UK delivery only

Includes: Lemon curd, strawberry preserve, and all butter crackers are just a few of the luxury products included in Fortnum & Mason's must-have hamper. Not forgetting salted caramel blonde chocolate almonds, hot English mustard, and popular Piccadilly piccalilli. 

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "If you're looking to send a hamper of pure quality and luxury you can't go wrong with a Fortnum & Mason hamper - particularly this best-seller; The Fortnum's Collection hamper. Bursting with classic F&M treats from Queen Anne Blend of loose-leaf tea to The Fortnum's fruit cake. The Fortnum's Marc de Champagne truffles and Piccadily chocolate pearl biscuits were popular amongst our tasters."

M&S Windsor hamper

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2. M&S Windsor hamper

Classic M&S produce

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Delicious variety of M&S products
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Wine included
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Sweet and savoury products
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Free delivery

Reasons to avoid

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Sunday delivery is not available

Includes: A large collection of M&S favourites like roasted and salted mixed nuts, Italian chocolate assortment, strawberry jam, Columbian ground coffee, Côtes du Rhône La Grande Voute, and many many more. 

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "The perfect selection of both sweet and savoury treats as well as two bottles of good quality wine: Côtes du Rhône La Grande Voute and classic Prosecco. Presented in dark-stained wicker hamper - ideal for reusing whether that's to re-gift and make your own hamper or store blankets or books in your home. The Italian chocolate assortment and Italian chocolate hazelnut creme were big hits."

John Lewis Winter Warmer Christmas basket

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3. John Lewis Winter Warmer Christmas basket

Festive treat for couples

Specifications

Order: Available to order now
Delivery: Click & Collect and name day delivery are available
RRP: £80

Reasons to buy

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Good variety of sweet and savoury
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Festive favourites
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Click & Collect available

Reasons to avoid

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Not technically a hamper but open top wicker basket

Includes: Santa Lucia Merlot and Santa Lucia Sauvignon Blanc are the two bottles of wine included in this hamper - great paired with the treats supplier in this collection. Christmas pudding, milk chocolate, shortbread, and mince pies are just a handful of products included.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: “If you’re looking for a warm, festive hamper this Christmas basket by John Lewis is a great choice. An array of wines and traditional Christmas treats like mince pies and Christmas pudding are included as well as seasoned almonds and truffle and rosemary potato crisps which are perfect with both the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.” 

Paxton and Whitfield The Piccadilly Hamper

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4. Paxton and Whitfield The Piccadilly Hamper

Tried & Tasted Award winner

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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High quality, luxury cheese
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All the components for a classic Christmas cheeseboard
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Reusable wooden crate

Reasons to avoid

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Cheese and crackers only

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.

Deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks (opens in new tab) says; "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 courses."

Bettys Yorkshire Delights hamper

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5. Bettys Yorkshire Delights hamper

True taste of Yorkshire

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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High quality products
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Perfect for sharing
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Lovely reusable wicker basket hamper

Reasons to avoid

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For sweet tooth only

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.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: “Bettys has done it again with this impressive and certainly one of the best Christmas food hampers for 2022. 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's finest and particularly targeted as those with a sweet tooth.”

Macknade's Christmas cheeseboard hamper

Credit: Macknade
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6. Macknade's Christmas cheeseboard hamper

Ideal cheeseboard selection

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Up to 5 working days
RRP: £90

Reasons to buy

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Good variety of cheeses
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Wine included and paired perfectly
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Comes in a Signature Macknade Hamper Box

Reasons to avoid

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Up to 5 working days to deliver - not ideal if it's a last minute gift

Includes: An array of cheeses including potted Stilton, Mini Vacherin, Mont d'Or, and Michel’s Mount, White Lake. Not forgetting sourdough crackers, and piccalilli served alongside a bottle of carefully chosen rose wine.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "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 Lincolnshire Double Barrel - all chosen by Macknade's expert team of cheesemongers. Highlights for us include Pete’s Yard Rye & Charcoal Sourdough Crackers, Drivers Chunky Piccalilli, and potted Stilton - all paired with a Le Mistral Merlot, Domaine Sainte Rose."

Cartwright & Butler Ultimate Vegan Gift Hamper

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7. Cartwright & Butler Ultimate Vegan Gift Hamper

Perfect selection for vegans

Specifications

Order: Available to buy now
Delivery: Up to 3 working days
RRP: £50

Reasons to buy

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Vegan
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Good variety of products
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Sweet and savoury

Reasons to avoid

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No hamper included, only a reusable box

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.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "At just £50, 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."

Bettys The Harrogate hamper

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8. Bettys The Harrogate hamper

New for 2022

Specifications

Order: Order today for delivery from 27th September
Delivery: UK delivery only
RRP: £165

Reasons to buy

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High-quality food
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Beautifully presented in a reusable wicker hamper
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Delicious locally sourced Yorkshire produce

Reasons to avoid

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UK delivery only

Includes: New for 2022, this hamper includes an array of must-have products from Bettys tea room including classic strawberry preserve, chocolate desires, Yorkshire shortbread, 80 tea bags of Bettys popular team room blend, and more.

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "The Harrogate hamper is new for 2022 and is just perfect if you're looking to brighten up someone's Christmas with a selection of delicious sweet treats. By far our favourites are the florentines made with sticky sweet flaked almonds, mixed citrus peel, dipped in decadent dark chocolate. The Yorkshire fruit cake was also a big hit presented in an elegant cake tin which you can use time and time again."

DukesHill Meat Lovers hamper

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9. DukesHill Meat Lovers hamper

High-quality, high-rated meat

Specifications

Order: Available to buy today
Delivery: Tracked delivery is available
RRP: £105

Reasons to buy

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Great selection of meat
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Packaged carefully to keep the meat cool

Reasons to avoid

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Meat only - not suitable for vegetarians

Includes: Think tender pork sausages, chorizo jam, Wiltshire ham, duck legs, pork pie, and rind-on old-fashioned middle bacon. A hearty hamper packed with a meat feast ready to share. 

Consumer editor Heidi Scrimgeour says: "High quality produce in a sturdy branded 18-inch wicker hamper. It's exactly what you expect a 'meat lover' hamper to be - full to the brim with succulent cuts of the finest meat from a 1.2kg porchetta roasting joint to French country pate. Perfect for indulging in over the festive season - whether you chose ham for Christmas Day or pork pies for Boxing Day. The dates were reasonable too."