Christmas is the time of year when most of us like to indulge ourselves and our family and friends. Giving a luxury hamper to someone special is an ideal way of showing them how much you appreciate them. It is also a great way to give your recipient a wider range of gifts, and to personalise the present.
This year we are concentrating on luxury hampers, which include the finest chocolates, after dinner coffees, delicious Christmas puddings and much more. So whether you’re looking for a gift for family and friends or a corporate hamper for colleagues and clients, check out our top luxury hampers for inspiration.
Fortnum & Mason Hamper – £85
A veritable feast awaits you with this festive hamper from Fortnum &Mason, including some Christmas essentials that you can’t possibly do without. There’s the classic Fortnum’s Cranberry Sauce, made with juicy oranges and Fortnum’s LBV Port, the juicy and flavoursome St James Christmas Pudding, enriched with rum and cognac, for Christmas morning there’s the delicious Christmas Spiced Marmalade and loose leafed tea. Add to these the Christmas Spiced Biscuits, Mulled Wine Spices and Christmas Chutney and you are sure to be a winner this Christmas with this hamper. Visit Fortnum & Mason.
John Lewis Contemporary Silver Hamper – £100
Kick start the Christmas festivities with this wonderfully rustic Christmas Hamper, presented in a wooden crate. This is a really great hamper to give to a work colleague as a thank you for all their hard work.
There are two bottles of wine and a selection of Christmas goodies, including Christmas pudding with cider to all butter flapjack bites, marinades and preserves to mini crackers and ginger fudge cheese bites and fancy crisps, all from the top range at John Lewis.
Harrods The Grosvenor – £175.00
Harrods is synonymous with fabulous Christmas luxury goods, and this family based hamper contains a great selection of Christmas essentials. There are special Christmas blends of tea and coffee, all accompanied by an assortment of sweet goodies, including mince pies, Christmas pudding, marmalade, fig and plum jam, Christmas cakes and confectionery, after dinner coffee, breakfast tea, marshmallows, Christmas nuts, and even a bauble. The star of this hamper however has to be Sebastian the Christmas 2013 teddy bear. See Harrods for details.
Selfridges Indulge & Delight hamper – £250.00
Selfridges are renowned for their delectable delicacies and this hamper gives you the opportunity to sample some of their finest items. There’s the ubiquitous Christmas pudding, full of juicy fruits, fabulous British preserves, fine wines, savoury biscuits for sharing, panetonne, piccalilli, brandy butter and after dinner mints, cranberry and orange sauce, honeycombe and coffee.
Added to this is a bottle of champagne to celebrate with family and friends. Visit Selfridges.
Harvey Nichols Gourmet Christmas Hamper – £350.00
Beautifully presented in this wicker basket is the Harvey Nichols Gourmet Christmas Hamper, which you can send off with a personal message to your recipient. This is one fully packed hamper that will definitely see you through the festive period. This impressive hamper includes some truly delicious and unique items from champagne cocktails, apricot and lavender preserve, garlic stuffed green olives, late bottled vintage port, mango chutney, baci di dama chocolate, hazelnut biscuits and matcha and cranberry biscuits. Also contains cute coasters and a truffle slicer. From Harvey Nichols.
Prestige Celebration Hamper – £595
This is the hamper to beat all hampers, and contains literally everything you would need for Christmas and beyond, and includes a ham and smoked salmon.
Contained within this Celebration Hamper is a selection of alcoholic beverages, including: an old pulteney single malt scotch whisky and lyme bay winery damson gin reserve liqueur, a set of damask design collection crackers, a white chocolate & cranberry Christmas pudding and a Christmas cake, tea, coffee, and drinking chocolate flakes, mini mince pies with almond topping, four types of preserve, a luxurious panettone regal cioccolato and much more. From Prestige.