Best foodie hampers for Christmas
Whether you want to stock your cupboards with festive treats or need a gift for the foodie in your life, these are the most indulgent hampers to buy this Christmas
Looking for the best Christmas food hamper? Whether you're looking for the ultimate cheese box, a parcel packed to the brim with chocolate or a wicker basket full of Christmas classics, we've gathered the best hampers to buy this year, whether as a treat for yourself or friends and family.
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Best Foodie Hampers for Christmas
Budget foodie hampers
Salted caramel never fades in popularity and this appropriately named ‘extravaganza’ hamper contains every interpretation you need. From smooth hot chocolate to fudge, shortbread and toffees, this sleek box filled with treats is guaranteed to please.
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.
This brilliant value for money hamper from small Hackney-based bakery Lele’s is packed with freshly baked treats - and all vegan too. At under £30, there’s something for everyone: from soft and intensely almondy amaretti, to iced brownies and classic mince pies. The lemon shortbread had classic buttery crumble even being plant-based. We loved the extra addition of a vegan and gluten free cake mix and sprinkles to get baking your own once you’ve finished the rest of the hamper.
Give the gift of a cheesy night in. This hamper is the ultimate baked camembert experience, containing the cheese itself, a ceramic pot to bake it in until perfectly melted, plus all the trimmings – crackers, chutneys and a bottle of Cotes du Rhone.
Lola's is not just about cupcakes: this utter treat of a hamper showcases their top quality brownies. Six large fudgy brownies with festive decoration are the star of the show, but there's plenty more in the wicker tray too, including two buttery mince pies, a bottle of Seedlip, cheese and chutney. There's also added extras to get your house Christmas party ready, with a bouquet of flowers, crackers and sparklers.
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.
Mid-range foodie hampers
Every chocolate moment is covered with this chocoholics dream hamper: including chocolate fudge for an after dinner treat, spiced hot chocolate for cold winter nights and chocolate raisins for tucking in a pocket on a winters walk. Christmas classics have been given a chocolatey makeover too, with a chocolate Christmas pudding and a chocolate and amaretti panettone.
This unique wine hamper comes stocked with all you need for a festive aperitif hour. The Oranj spiced malbec mulled wine is infused with orange, cloves and spiced rum for a warming treat. Enjoy the bright red fruit and herbaceous notes of the unusual pinot noir pet nat for festive bubbles with a difference, paired with Spanish manzanilla olives and olive oil crisps. Finish with the bespoke, bittersweet and zesty Oranj juice cocktail.
The truffle lover will be overwhelmed with this hamper packed full of every truffle-scented and flavoured item you can imagine. There’s ingredients to make luxurious meals, including truffle infused risotto rice and pasta. There’s perfect Christmas party snacks with dangerously moreish truffle breadsticks and crisps, plus truffle salt and infused olive oil to add the perfect finishing touches to roast potatoes or salads. Everything comes wrapped in a festive red Eataly box, tied with a satin bow.
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.
This hamper acts as a meal kit and hamper in one. Cook the perfect steak night with the contents, starting with the two fillet steaks and even the mustard, creamy Bordier butter and seasonings to make it stand out. A bottle of Malbec is included to pair with the steaks.
Blow-out foodie hampers
Go for a taste of festive luxury with this special Harrods hamper. Filled with Christmas treats this is an unforgettable gift – from Christmas pudding and mince pies to chocolates and champagne, all in a classic wicker basket.
For the home bartender in your life (or to stock up your own collection!), we love this spirits collection from Fortnum & Mason. Filled with interesting bottles such as honey spiced vodka liqueur and English framboise, it is perfect for party season. If you know exactly what someone likes, go for the elegant bellini or kir royale gift boxes.
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.
Bring a taste of London’s iconic River Café restaurant home with this festive gift bag. Contained in a signature colourful River Café tote bag are ‘party essentials’ – from prosecco and panettone to striking blue candles and signature River Café long matches.