Best foodie hampers to buy 2023
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 food hamper to treat a lucky loved on too? Whether you're looking for the ultimate cheese box, a parcel packed to the brim with chocolate or a wicker basket full of sweet and savoury treats, we've gathered the best hampers to buy this year, whether as a treat for yourself or friends and family.
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Read on for our picks of the best gourmet food hampers…
Best foodie hampers to buy at a glance
- Best overall food hamper: olive luxury food hamper, £99.99
- Best hamper for cider lovers: DukesHill Whisky Cask Cider Savoury Hamper, £69
- Best alcohol hamper: olive gin & tonic hamper, £59.99
- Best hamper for two: Pique 'A Whitebox Christmas', £65
- Best hamper for cheese: olive cheese hamper, £49.99
- Best luxury produce hamper: Made in Oldstead 'The Oldstead hamper', £150
- Best regional hamper: Macknade Ultimate Kent Foodie Hamper, £100
- Best Spanish hamper: Iberica Foods speciality Spanish hamper, £55
- Best hamper for ingredients: Belazu luxury hamper, £100
- Best global hamper: Jikoni hug in a box hamper, £95
Best foodie hampers to buy 2023
Luxury food hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop (£99.99)
We've selected our very own pick of gourmet food and drink to build the ultimate luxury hamper, chosen by our expert editors. This hamper contains a little bit of everything - from jars of Sicilian pesto and hazelnut spread from Strazzanti, to British wildflower honey, a selection of three artisan British cheeses, Rococo chocolate, wine and more.
The Olive Shop, £99.99
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DukesHill Whisky Cask Cider Savoury Hamper
- Available from DukesHill (£69)
Best hamper for cider lovers
Cider fans will love this sumptuous hamper. Inside, discover three bottles of Dukeshill’s rich and warming cider aged in whisky, accompanied by Isle of Mull cheddar and a lavish selection of sliced charcuterie including pastrami, bresaola, lomo and porchetta, plus accompaniments like fig chutney and multi-seed crackers.
Gin & Tonic hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop (£59.99)
Gift the gift of the ultimate gin hour with our very own carefully curated craft gin and tonic hamper. It's bursting with treats - containing a 700ml bottle of Jensen's Bermondsey Dry gin plus a selection of Bermondey Mixer Co. tonic waters in classic, cucumber, and grapefruit flavours. A selection of bean-to-bar chocolates from Bermondsey-based Lucocoa complete the hamper, with flavours ranging from milk to 70% dark and natural blonde.
The Olive Shop, £59.99
Pique 'A WhiteBox Christmas'
- Available from Pique (£65)
Best hamper for two
For a special festive lunch or night in for two, this collaboration between Pique and Whitebox is an indulgent treat. Bringing the spirit of picnics to the festive season, this hamper is loaded with treats to share. The centrepiece is a Camembert studded with rosemary, garlic and thyme - pair with the charcuterie board, fluffy focaccia and crunchy ‘picos’ (like breadsticks) for dipping. For dessert, share a box of the fudgiest salted caramel brownies (our personal highlight) and soft pistachio cookies. To accompany your feast, choose from either a negroni or margarita cocktail cracker. Everything is delivered entirely plastic-free in a pretty pink box tied with festive red ribbon. It would make a great treat for a birthday or special occasion that happens to fall in December.
Cheese hamper by olive magazine
- Available from olive shop (£49.99)
Christmas is the best time of year for cheese, so we've curated our own indulgent cheese hamper. This showcases the best of British artisan cheesemaking with three brilliant cheeses: iconic Colston Bassett stilton, a complex cheddar perfected by Westcombe Dairy in Somerset and creamy Sussex Camembert from award-winning, self-taught cheesemonger Alsop & Walker. Crackers, fruity apricot toasts and piccalilli finish the hamper to be cheeseboard ready.
olive shop, £49.99
Made in Oldstead 'The Oldstead hamper'
- Available from Made in Oldstead (£150)
For a unique gourmet experience, the Made in Oldstead Christmas hamper is a luxurious choice. The Christmas classics are all here, but have each been given an unusual spin: think sweet cicely hot chocolate, woodruff eggnog, apple mint fudge and root vegetable brownies. The jar of creamy chicken liver parfait was our highlight – spread liberally on toasted slices of the sourdough bread you'll also find tucked inside the heavy wicker basket. Smoked salmon, charcuterie, cheeses and a ham complete the savoury items. There are even four crackers to open, containing cans of wine plus a mini candle. A hamper to enjoy and explore on a cold winter night.
Made in Oldstead (£150)
Macknade Ultimate Kent Foodie Hamper
- Available from Macknade (£100)
We love this hamper as a great way of discovering independent, artisan brands. A deep dive into the Kent food scene, there's a wide range of sweet and savoury treats, plus drinks. Highlights for us were the large bottle of Owlet Kent pear juice, the spicy sweet chilli jam and the local lager. It's a great one for sharing as there's something for all tastes, and a lovely way to support local.
Iberica Foods speciality Spanish food hamper
- Available from olive shop (£55)
Find everything you need for an authentic Spanish spread in this generous hamper, including jamón ibérico, reserve manchego, spicy Gordal olives, membrillo and a bottle of Reserve Rioja Crianza. There’s also a turron (nougat) to share, or keep for yourself for later. £55, shop.Omagazine.com
olive shop (£55)
Belazu Luxury Hamper
- Available from Belazu (£100)
We use and love Belazu products all year round and this hamper combines all their best products into one package guaranteed to please a keen cook. The range of ingredients are perfect for stocking up the store cupboard, ready for winter weekends filled with cooking. It’s filled with Great Taste Award winning products, including luxury items such as white truffle olive oil, balsamic vinegar and saffron. The 500ml of Verdemanda olive oil is a staple in our kitchen and we also love the unique fruity apricot harissa.
Jikoni Hug In A Box Hamper
- Available from Jikoni London (£95)
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.
Jikon London (£95)
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