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By Boutique Handbook writers

Who doesn’t love receiving a Christmas hamper? Indulgent food and hopefully a bottle of wine (or two!)

From beautiful but budget-friendly options to Christmas classics from Fortnum & Mason and Claridge’s, there’s something for everyone.

So if you’re still deciding which Christmas hamper to buy for 2021, here is our pick of the best ones around in price order from lowest to highest.

We may earn a small commission from some of the retailers if you click on links in this article, but we don’t allow this to influence our recommendations. 

Best Christmas Hampers to buy in the UK

Biscuiteers Nutcracker Biscuit Tin

Christmas hamper 2020 Biscuiteers nutcracker biscuit tin
Credit: Biscuiteers

Not strictly a hamper, but this Nutcracker Biscuit Tin by Biscuiteers was too adorable to leave off this list.

Presented in a beautiful keepsake tin – and perfect for sending as a gift – it contains 10 hand-iced biscuits, including the Sugar Plum Fairy and of course, the Nutcracker.

Price £35

Buy from Biscuiteers here

Build Your Own Scottish Christmas Hamper

Best Christmas hampers 2020 Build your own
Credit: The Tartan Blanket Co.

The Tartan Blanket Co. might be our new favourite gifting website – and their customisable options mean you can spend as little or as much as you like.

For their Build Your Own Scottish Christmas Hamper, you start with a scarf or blanket presented in a beautiful gift box and add as many luxuries as you like.

Choose from chocolate, Scottish shortbread, a candle, mug, socks – and even a Christmas book.

Price from £36 (depending what you add to the hamper)

Buy from The Tartan Blanket Co here

Sussex Luxury Cheese Collection Hamper

Sussex Eggspress Luxury Cheese Collection hamper
Credit: Sussex Eggspress

Treat the cheese lover in your life to a luxury hamper and support local businesses at the same time.

All the items in the Sussex Eggspress hampers are from small Sussex producers who use the highest quality ingredients.

They also do a Sussex Luxury Brunch Box (£34.99) and a Luxury Gourmet Gift Hamper (£44.95).

Price from £47

Buy from Sussex Eggspress here

Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper

Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper
Credit: Hotel Chocolat

A Christmas favourite, the Hotel Chocolat Merry Christmas Everyone Hamper is one the whole family can enjoy.

With dark chocolate and salted caramel snowflakes, winter puddings, chocolate Christmas trees and Ho Ho Ho chocolates, it’s a festive feast for those with a sweet tooth.

The ribbon tied box also includes a mini bottle of Prosecco and champagne truffles.

Price £55

Buy from Hotel Chocolat here

Bettys Festive Teatime Gift Box

Credit: Bettys

The Boutique Handbook team love anything from Bettys. It’s great for giving gifts all year round, but especially so at Christmas.

Gifts start from just £10, but our favourite this year is the Art Deco-inspired Festive Teatime Gift Box.

This exclusive gift contains a Spiced Christmas Tea, Christmas Blend Coffee, Yorkshire Gingerbread, Swiss chocolate shortbread and Lady Betty Peppermint Creams.

Price £50

Buy from Bettys here

Made In Italy Hamper

Primo x Nife is Life Taste of Italy Christmas hamper 2020
Credit: Nifeislife

This authentic taste of Italy hamper is from luxury online Italian delicatessen, Nifeislife.

Filled with the very best Italian specialities, it includes a bottle of Primo Aperitivo Negroni and bottle of prosecco.

Luxury Italian pasta, organic balsamic vinegar, Italian extra virgin olive oil, and an artisan Italian pannetone complete the decadent feasting hamper, which comes gift wrapped in a traditional woven basket.

Price £125

Buy from Nifeislife here

The Fortnum & Mason Classic Christmas Hamper

Best Christmas hamper 2020 - The Fortnum's Classic Christmas Hamper
Credit: Fortnum & Mason

When we think of Christmas hampers, we immediately think of Fortnum’s, so we had to include their Classic Christmas Hamper on this list.

Packed full of still and sparkling tipples, utterly indulgent biscuits, jars of loveliness and rich delicious puddings, it’s our idea of festive heaven.

Other favourites include The Merrymaker’s Hamper (£75) and The Spirits Explorer Hamper (£150).

Price £175

Buy from Fortnum & Mason here

Maison Samadi Luxury Chocolate Christmas Hamper

Credit: Maison Samadi

Celebrate Christmas in style with this luxury hamper by iconic Knightsbridge chocolatier Maison Samadi.

Filled with decadent truffles, melting chocolate hearts, assorted chocolate thins and chocolate coated almonds, among other treats.

In an extra touch, the show-stopping box is decorated with real preserved flowers that will last until next year.

Price £280

Buy from Cosaporto here

Claridge’s Davies Hamper

Claridge's Christmas hamper
Credit: Claridge’s

This stunning hamper from the team at Claridge’s hotel in London’s Mayfair is a splurge, but it’s fabulous.

It includes homemade and exclusive-to-Claridge’s products you can’t get anywhere else. Highlights are the Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut, Claridge’s Aged Negroni, Claridge’s Champagne Truffles, Claridge’s Christmas Cake and Claridge’s Blend Tea.

We also love the Claridge’s Mews Hamper (£150) and The Breakfast Edition Hamper (£150).

Price £495

Buy from Claridge’s here

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