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The 10 best christmas hampers for 2018

18 Oct 2018

We crave home the most over the festive season. Whether you’re buying Christmas hampers for couples on the other side of the world or treating your partner to a beautiful feast, our luxe and affordable selection is guaranteed to deliver nostalgia, surprise and joy to your very merry recipient. From the traditionals to the twists, there’s something to extract surprised squeals from any family member, friend or colleague. Here are 10 to whet your appetite.

1. The best Christmas hampers for your homesick brother: Christmas Cheer Hamper, £33.97

Packed with lots of Christmassy British produce - from crumbly Cotswold Fudge to traditional mulled wine spice - this is one the best Christmas hampers for men or women hankering the taste of home.

2. The best Christmas hampers for your foodie friend: The British Christmas Hamper, £79.00

Opening up this box of delicious merriment on Christmas Day will put a grin on any lucky recipient’s face. Those who love good British food will be even more impressed, since all our produce is carefully selected from the finest artisanal companies in the country. Elegant and English Strawberries & Cream biscuits, whiskey-kissed Christmas cake baked in the south Shropshire Hills and the creamiest, silkiest milk chocolate Santas from Cocoa Loco in West Sussex are just a few highlights.

3. The best Christmas hampers for your party-loving sister: The Christmas Party Hamper, £65.00

Nothing says merry Christmas like a sumptuous wicker basket crammed with red wine and indulgent food. The party will be going well into the new year with the eye-widening amount of exquisite British food. Just a few to get your mouth watering: hickory smoked almonds and cashews from Cheshire, artisan cheese biscuits from Derbyshire (made with freshly grated Wookey Hole Cave-Aged cheddar) and a festive favourite - traditional spiced biscuits from Teoni’s Cookies in Devon.

4. The best Christmas hampers for couples who love luxury: Luxury Christmas Port Hamper, £85.00

Whether you’re gifting your best friend or your favourite uncle and aunt abroad, this riot of British delicacies will delight any recipient. With the wonderful Taylor’s Late Bottled Vintage Port packed into the feast, it’s one of the best Christmas hampers for sharing by the roaring fire on a frosty winter’s eve. Grate Britain’s bite-sized cheese biscuits are impossibly tasty paired with the simply divine cranberry & raisin toasts - and that crumbly Cotswold Fudge Co tablet will generate melt-in-the-mouth groans from any happy gift-recipient.

5. The best Christmas hampers for someone really special: The Christmas Extravagance, £255

If you want to spoil your other half or truly treat your favourite person, this is one of the best Christmas hampers to put under the tree. Not that it will fit - this lavish feast is the largest of our festive hampers. Your giddily content recipient can make their way through magnificent British fare as they sip Bordeaux wines and Taittinger champagne. ‘Tis the season, after all.

6. The best Christmas wine hampers to treat your Mum: Mulled Wine & Merrymaking, £57

Tom and Jerry, yin and yang, Christmas and mulled wine. Good things come in twos and you’ll find no finer example than this - one of our loveliest Christmas wine hampers filled with velvety Sicilian red wines from Arpeggio paired with a mulled wine infusion from Shropshire Spice Co. With tasty boxes of spiced fingers, smoother-than-silk chocolate Santas and award-winning Yorkshire crisps, it’s a devilishly good festive treat.

7. The best Christmas hampers for your tea-obsessed Gran: Afternoon Tea Hamper, £49.97

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,” so said Henry James in The Portrait of a Lady. He wasn’t wrong. From handmade fruit cake to gooey toffee waffles you can warm up over your tea, you’ll be pushed to find any of the best Christmas hampers as quintessentially British as this one.

8. The best Christmas hampers for your hard-to-buy-for Dad: The Festive Celebration, £155.00

Nothing encompasses the spirit of Christmas than this big bundle of British goodies. Traditional treats from wonderful British producers include sea salt caramel truffles from world-famous Prestat, mulled wine spices, two bottles of fruity Chilean wine, handmade Christmas cake, luxurious stilton biscuits and award-winning pork crackling from The Snaffling Pig (warning: the latter is dangerously moreish).

9. The best Christmas hampers to make a big impact: Christmas Banquet Hamper, £189.00

It’s a showstopper guaranteed to send jaws to the floor on the 25th - if you want to treat a loved one to one unforgettable feast, this is one of our best Christmas hampers to do it with. Bottles of English sparkling wine, brandy Christmas pudding from Cole’s in Essex, spiced apricot and cranberry chutney from the Lake District - it’s a joyful selection of foods from luxurious British producers, most of which have won awards.

10. The best Christmas hampers for your chocoholic workmate: Divinely Decadent Chocolate Hamper, £49.87

Gift these seven dreamy products this December, all wrapped up in one of our bespoke Christmas hampers and finished with a delightful navy ribbon. Cocoa-dusted truffles, real strawberries covered in creamy white chocolate, old-school fondant creams, luxurious hot chocolate… your lucky recipient won’t know where to start first.

We deliver to 50 countries worldwide, making it easy to give a loved one abroad some top-quality comfort food over the festive period. From wine-filled wickers to afternoon tea delights, browse the best Christmas hampers on our website and delight your loved ones this festive season.