Looking for the best Christmas food hamper? Read on for the best gourmet food hampers…
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Best Foodie Hampers for Christmas
Budget foodie hampers
Join the BeerBods beer club, one of the original beer subscription services, to receive a box of 8, 16, 24 or 48 craft beers to your door. The perfect gift for your favourite beer geek, the hamper includes a weekly email with tasting notes for the beer of the week, along with a live online tasting session every Thursday, so the gift keeps on giving well after Christmas Day.
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This indulgent hamper will keep them going well past the festive season. Stocked with dark chocolate slabs, hot chocolate flakes and salted caramel puddles, plus plenty more, this collection is manna for those with a sweet tooth.
Supporting independent producers is more important than ever this year. Barbury Hill makes it easy to do just that, featuring several specialist small food businesses in one easy to navigate website, that allows producers send to you directly. The Crickmore family at Fen Farm make artisan cheese and raw cultured butter. This collection features the stinky Baron Bigod, a raw milk Brie-de-Meaux style cheese, Truffle Baron with an added layer of truffle, and a delicious creamy St Jude alongside handmade Bungay Raw butter.
A great-value all-rounder from this wine and cheese specialist. Goodies include your choice or red or white wine, 18-month old Comte; cute tin of Portuguese sardines, can of duck pate, French cheese biscuits to have with drinks, cold pressed Italian olive oil and a bar of dark mint Belgian chocolate.
Support British artisan cheesemakers with this curated box of South West cheeses. It contains a creamy Royal Bassett Blue, vine-leaf-wrapped Eve goat’s, a rich raw-milk Sharpham Rustic and a vintage cloth-bound cheddar.
Mid-range foodie hampers
Just the thing for Christmas, this hamper contains outstanding Secret Smokehouse smoked salmon and plenty of things to serve it with, including caperberries, pickled cucumber, seeded spelt crackers and a bottle of white wine.
Ravinder Bhogal, owner of Jikoni restaurant, aims to cook ‘without borders’. Explore the cuisine and culture of Kenya, Bangladesh, Indian and beyond with her vibrant hampers. The Hug in a Box hamper includes sweet (paan and cashew fudge) and salty (moreish spiced Kenyan Jikoni mix) snacks, as well as three unique chutneys (banana ketchup, beetroot and Bengali tomato) to add a global twist to your festive meals. Four of Jikoni’s block print table napkins, hand printed in Jaipur by a women’s cooperative, are also included, plus a bottle of South Pickenham sparkling wine from Norfolk. Splash out on the luxury tea-total hamper, adding a set of Lalani & Co organic teas, a Jikoni cookbook and a Maison Bengal tote bag handmade in Bangladesh.
Swap Santa’s brandy and Rudolph’s carrot for a glass of fizz and gingerbread biscuit this year. Beautifully packaged in a reusable tin, these delicately iced twice-baked biscuits look great and will keep, unopened, for up to five months.
Give your Christmas a Mediterranean twist with this Italian-inspired hamper. Packed with speciality foods, from pungent white truffle oil to indulgent pistachio cream, this set will take your Italian cooking to the next level.
Natural wine is the Marmite of the wine world. For those who love its funky taste and want to support small producers, this is the perfect gift: Shop Cuvée (the retail arm of restaurant Top Cuvee) has filled a fluorescent reusable crate with a natural fizz, homemade mulled wine, a pre-made Three Sheets Negroni, plus Neal’s Yard cheese (ours was the luscious, buttery Hafod) salami, Portuguese tinned mackerel, Kold fermented hot sauce and a chunky bar of Tony’s Chocolonely. Each crate features a personalised Christmas card containing 25% off for both the shop and restaurant.
Blow-out foodie hampers
Try pairing your favourite Italian cheeses and salami with gin instead of wine. This kit from Soho’s Lina Stores includes a full bottle of Villa Ascenti from Piedmonte, tonic, salami and ‘nduja with rosemary flatbreads and a balanced pear chutney to enjoy with Parmesan and a delicate pecorino brigante.
This hamper contains high-quality festive favourites, such as mini mince pies, Severn & Wye smoked salmon, cheeses, chutney, crackers, booze and biscuits. It makes a great gift, or use it to stock up your kitchen over the festive period.
This selection of wines is carefully curated from around the world so your favourite wine lover can explore the globe through the terroir of each bottle. The hamper includes a variety of styles, from a rich, Australian Barossa shiraz to a vibrant Portuguese vinho verde and many more. The traditional hamper also makes an elegant keepsake to store more wine, cookbooks, or even potatoes!
We wouldn’t mind being snowed in if we had this hamper to hand. Complete with champagne, hot chocolate, amaretti panettone and smoky nibbles, it’s ideal for a cosy winter’s night in.
Your festive afternoon tea is sorted with this luxury hamper filled with artisan products. Tuck into buttery shortbread biscuits and champagne truffles while sipping a cup of Claridge’s blend tea.
If you want a hamper that’ll keep you fed all Christmas, invest in this smart M&S collection. Christmas morning is sorted with bucks fizz, Christmas cake and Seville bitter orange marmalade, while wholegrain flatbreads and fig chutney will bolster your Boxing Day buffet.
Filled with Ibérico jamón, gordal olives, smoked almonds, turrón and manchego, as well as a bottle of cava and Spanish red wine, this is Christmas with a Brindisa twist.
Satisfy your savoury tooth and get your Christmas buffet sorted with this hamper filled with potted blue stilton and cave-aged cheddar bundled next to charcuterie, seeded crackers and tasty condiments.
Can’t make it to Fortnum’s for afternoon tea this winter? Bring Fortnum’s to your home with this well-stocked hamper. Brew earl grey in a classic striped teapot and tuck into chocolate biscuits on the side.