11 of the best hampers for Christmas and beyond

A treasure chest of cheese or a stash of chocolate treats?

Ottolenghi Ultimate Christmas Hamper, £350
Ottolenghi Ultimate Christmas Hamper, £350

Ottolenghi

Inside this red box are 30 Ottolenghi favourites. Mince pies, lavosh, tahini caramel and Aleppo florentine brittle are just a few of the sweet and savoury delicacies. £350; ottolenghi.co.uk

Petersham Nurseries Luxury Christmas Hamper, £180
Petersham Nurseries Luxury Christmas Hamper, £180

Petersham Nurseries

The Richmond garden centre has a glowing reputation for its plants but also its food – as exemplified in its Luxury Christmas Hamper. It celebrates British produce with an Italian twist, from Rosemary and Orange Chocolate Truffles to Black Olive Tapenade. £180; petershamnurseries.com

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Harrods

Entitled The Ultimate, you’d be hard-pressed to find a match for Harrods’ top-end festive offering. Brimming with caviar, cured meats, fine wines and sweet treats, there’s plenty to keep a party satisfied for the 12 days of Christmas – and beyond. £5,000; harrods.com

Harrods The Ultimate, £5,000
Harrods The Ultimate, £5,000

Brindisa

This bundle of Spanish treats – including tortas de aceite, manchego and a steady supply ofjamón ibérico – is almost too good to gift. £150; brindisa.com

Brindisa Christmas Hamper, £150
Brindisa Christmas Hamper, £150

Charbonnel et Walker

For a sweet fix, the Mayfair chocolatier proffers dark chocolate mint thins alongside decorative paper theatre characters, crackers filled with sea-salt caramels and, of course, a box of pink Marc de Champagne truffles. £120; charbonnel.co.uk

Charbonnel et Walker The Grand Circle Hamper, £120
Charbonnel et Walker The Grand Circle Hamper, £120

St John

Fans of Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s fabled nose-to-tail dining will rejoice at a monochrome hamper laden with St John favourites, be it a Christmas pudding or a bottle of Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru NV Champagne. £220; stjohnrestaurant.com

St John The Christmas Lunch Hamper, £220
St John The Christmas Lunch Hamper, £220

Harvey Nichols

A veritable bartender in a box, The Drinks Cabinet Hamper features ingredients for mixing the perfect Negroni or Martini, its own small-batch gin, two bottles of Gusbourne sparkling wine and much more. £500; harveynichols.com.

Harvey Nichols The Drinks Cabinet Hamper, £500
Harvey Nichols The Drinks Cabinet Hamper, £500

La Fromagerie

London’s celebrated cheese room crams camembert, cheddar and stilton aplenty into its 2019 box, alongside accompaniments of biscuits, caviar and toasted hazelnuts. Plus there’s a case of P Louis Martin NV Brut champagne and a whole list of wines. £1,000; lafromagerie.co.uk.

La Fromagerie The 2019 Box, £1,000
La Fromagerie The 2019 Box, £1,000

Fortnum & Mason

Would it even be Christmas without just perusing Fortnum & Mason’s legendary selection of Yuletide goods? And this year, the department store has released a vegan-friendly version with all the traditional teas and tipples. £150; fortnumandmason.com

Fortnum & Mason The Vegan Friendly Christmas Hamper, £150
Fortnum & Mason The Vegan Friendly Christmas Hamper, £150

Panzer’s

From the St John’s Wood delicatessen comes a New Year’s Eve-inspired hamper filled with champagne, caviar and a pound of smoked salmon. £90; panzers.co.uk

Panzer’s Out With A Bang! Hamper, £90
Panzer’s Out With A Bang! Hamper, £90

Fine Food Specialist

One for truffle obsessives, this hamper has 30g of fresh black truffle centre stage, with truffle condiments, cheese, oil and cured meat in a supporting role. £199.95; finefoodspecialist.co.uk.

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