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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 food and drink gifts to Christmas classics from the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, there’s something for everyone. So if you’re still deciding which Christmas hamper or foodie gift to buy, here is our pick of the best ones around in price order from lowest to highest.

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Best Christmas Hampers to buy in the UK

Christmas food and drink gifts under £50

Love Cocoa Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker

Love Cocoa - The Nutcracker Christmas chocolate
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The perfect chocolate gift for any age, we love the Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker (£20) from Love Cocoa that comes in the cutest box. Its three layers contain a trio of different chocolates, Salted Caramel Cocoa Covered Almonds, Colombian Milk Chocolate Buttons and Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffles. More highlights from this year’s Love Cocoa Christmas collection include the Christmas Cheer Chocolate Hamper (£36) and the Festive Fun Hamper (£42).

Price £20

Buy Love Cocoa Christmas gifts here

Letter Box Hamper – Best of British

Letter Box hampers
Credit: Letter Box Hampers

For a personalised gift with a selection of mini treats you can order at the click of a button, we love Letter Box Hampers. Beautifully wrapped in traditional parcel paper with twine and ink stamps, their Best of British Hamper includes a selection of the best produce from across the whole of the British Isles, such as chocolate, nuts, biscuits, tea, jam and a choice of mini gin or vodka. Great for gifting all year round, customise or choose from cheese, chocolate, alcohol, vegan, gluten-free and health and wellness boxes.

Price £32.95

Buy Letter Box Hampers here

Biscuiteers Nutcracker Biscuit Tin

Christmas hamper 2020 Biscuiteers nutcracker biscuit tin
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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 £38

Buy from Biscuiteers here

Odysea hampers

Odysea Christmas hamper
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Odysea aim to provide the finest European produce in their food and drink gifts and hampers. With a range of products and budgets, stylish Christmas presents don’t have to cost the earth. Hamper highlights include Odysea Party Hamper (£33) filled with meze and the freshest olives. Other favourites are The Brother Marcus Cookbook Hamper (£50) and the Kew Gardens Hamper (£90).

Price from £33

Buy Odysea hampers here

The Cocktail Society Cocktail Kits

The Cocktail Society cocktail kits
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Please the cocktail connoisseurs in your life with these cocktail kits from The Cocktail Society. Pictured is the Apple & Elderflower Martini Cocktail Kit, but there is everything from Old Fashioned and Negronis to Espresso Martinis and Tommy’s Margarita cocktail kits. They also do individual cocktail bottles that work great as stocking fillers (from £13.99).

Price £43

Buy The Cocktail Society gifts here

Ottolenghi Christmas Mini Hamper

Ottolenghi Mini Christmas Hamper
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For a tasty treat that won’t break the bank, buy someone an Ottolenghi Christmas Mini Hamper (£50) this festive season. This taste of Ottolenghi ribbon-wrapped box includes Rosemary Spiced Nuts, Preserved Lemon and Chilli Olives, Pecan Snowballs, Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Sour Cherry Brittle and Christmas Shortbread Snowflakes. It’s Christmas Day — all wrapped up. Push the boat out with the Holiday Hamper (£280) or The Ultimate Christmas Hamper (£370).

Price from £50

Buy Ottolenghi hampers here

Harvey Nicks No Reindeers Were Harmed Vegan Gift Box

Harvey Nichols No Reindeers Were Harmed Vegan Gift Box
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Looking for the perfect food and drink gift for the vegan in your life? Harvey Nichols No Reindeers Were Harmed Vegan Gift Box (£75) is just the ticket. It contains a bottle of red and treats such as Sherbet Lemons, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Stemmed Ginger Dark Chocolate Biscuits and Strawberry and champagne Preserve. Other Harvey Nichols Christmas hamper delights include The Champagne Breakfast Hamper (£100) and the Snowed In Hamper (£200).

Price £75

Buy Harvey Nichols hampers here

Daylesford Organic The Antipasti Hamper

Daylesford Antipasti hamper
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Give a taste of Daylesford Organic with The Antipasti Hamper that is perfect for grazing and still comes in at under £100. It includes a bottle of Rosé Frizzante, Sparkling Apple Juice, Smoked Houmous, Garlic & Herb Olives, Organic Wax Cheddar from their Creamery, Truffle Salami, Caramelised Onion Chutney and Manuka Honey & Oat Biscuits. More Daylesford favourites are the Night Before Christmas Hamper (£130) and the Cheese & Pickled Hamper (£260).

Price £80

Buy Daylesford Organic hampers here

Christmas food and drink gifts under £100

Selfridges Christmas Night-In Box

Selfridges Christmas Night In Box
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Selfridges always have a great selection of treats available at Christmas. This year we love their Christmas Night-In Gift Box which includes a bottle of Selfridges Prosecco, Selfridges Selection Panettone Caramel Truffles and a Diptyque Délice Christmas scented candle. More favourites are the Christmas Treats Gift Box (£60) and The Panettone Hamper (£150).

Price £100

Buy Selfridges Christmas hampers here

House of Gods Prosecco & Overnight Stay Hamper

Prosecco Hamper & Glasgow Overnight Stay
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House of Gods is a boutique hotel in Edinburgh with a soon-to-open outpost in Glasgow. To celebrate the new opening in early 2024, guests have the option to buy a Prosecco hamper, which includes a voucher for a decadent overnight stay. Usually priced at £259, for a limited time before Christmas get one for £149. If you want to really push the boat out, treat your loved one to their Luxury Christmas Hamper with Overnight Stay and ‘Treat Me Like I’m Famous’ Experience. Think roses, petals and fizz in the room, butler service and midnight feasts. Way better than your average hamper!

Price from £149

Buy House of Gods hampers here

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Treat Hamper

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Treat Hamper
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When we think of Christmas hampers, we immediately think of Fortnum’s, so we had to include a few of this list. Pictured is the Fortnum & Mason Christmas Treat Hamper (£110) which includes wine, biscuits, Christmas pudding, cognac butter and gold chocolate coins. Or go for the trusty Classic Christmas Hamper (£200). Other favourites include The Christmas Eve Box (£70) featuring chocolates and a Fortnums toy bear perfect for little ones, and The Cocktail Cabinet Hamper (£200) for adults.

Price £175

Buy from Fortnum & Mason here

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Experience Chocolate Hamper

hotel chocolat velvetiser hamper
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Hot chocolate lovers will delight in the The Velvetiser Experience Chocolate Hamper from Hotel Chocolat. This stunning gift hamper has everything you need to create next-level hot chocolates at home, including a barista-grade drinking chocolate machine that uses real grated chocolate and your choice of milk to create velvety hot or ice chocolate at the touch of a button. We’re also fans of the chocolate and wine Sip, Dip & Savour Chocolate Hamper (£150).

Price £200

Buy from Hotel Chocolat here

Claridge’s Davies Hamper

Claridge's Davies hamper Christmas
Credit: Claridge’s

This stunning hamper Davies 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 Fumoir Negroni, Claridge’s Champagne Truffles, Claridge’s Christmas Cake and Claridge’s Blend Tea and Claridge’s Art Deco mugs. We also love the Claridge’s Mews Hamper (£150) and The Cocktail Edition (£150) served in a chic ribbon-tied hat box.

Price £495

Buy from Claridge’s here

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