The best Christmas hampers

Buying a Christmas hamper for a vegan, chocolate lover, your parents or a pal who LOVES breakfast? These are 2019's best Christmas hamper buys – they're selling out fast!

Selfridges Christmas Hamper: Best of Selfridges
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Still to sort your gift list? Let us tell you now: Christmas hampers are a win-win. So easy to buy, especially for a family, they're always a welcome buy, with something for everyone in each one. This year, there are some show-stopping buys – everything from super good value supermarket buys, vegan or chocolate hampers, booze-filled hampers and, as you'd expect, a £5,000 hamper from Harrods. We'll have two.

If you have a hamper on your to-buy list for a special family member or friend, be sure to check our list below for the best ones to spend your ££s on. From Fortnum & Mason to Abel & Cole, Hotel Chocolat and John Lewis, we've covered the best.

On a budget? These hampers start from just £27.50.

You can find more gifts for foodies on our dedicated gift guide.

1. The foodie's Christmas hamper

The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole

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Looking for a great all-rounder hamper to surprise a foodie with this year? After all, they do put in all the hard effort of cooking – and making everyone Christmas tipples all day – it's the least you could do. The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole is organic, and packed inside its wicker basket is a smorgasbord of festive favourites, including everything from cheese and crackers to meat, chutney, mince pies and Scottish shortbread. To wash it down, you'll have a choice of a weighty and aromatic Cotes du Rhone or a light and luscious Giol Prosecco Frizzante. This is the ultimate gift for that special foodie in your life, whoever it may be.

Click to shop The Hero Christmas Hamper from Abel & Cole for £120.

2. The chocolate lover's Christmas hamper

Chocolate hamper: A Merry Little Christmas Hamper

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A small(ish) hamper for a someone with a big sweet tooth, this chocolate hamper is the buy for that friend who loves everything chocolate. It costs just £27.50 from Hotel Chocolat, the Merry Little Christmas hamper comes with several different types of chocolate from dark to milk, caramel to fruity and there's even some rocky road in there. The best part? It comes gift-wrapped to make life easier!

Click to shop the Hotel Chocolat Merry Little Christmas hamper for £27.50.

3. The Christmas lover's hamper

Waitrose Christmas hamper

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The flavours of Christmas are perfectly encapsulated in this festive gift box. From smooth mince pie fudge, to the warming aromas of Lebkuchen, rich spiced mulled wine and all butter shortbread. And for a savoury treat try our turkey stuffing crisps

Waitrose & Partners Taste of Christmas Gift Box, £40

4. The ale lover's Christmas hamper

Spicy craft beer hamper

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This craft beer hamper is perfect for ale fans. It's filled with two bottles of Camden Hells lager, hot chilli crisps, chilli jam, chilli rice crackers and more! You can add your own free personalised gift message with this hamper, too.

Spicy Craft Beer Hamper, £25, Amazon

5. The breakfast hamper

Breakfast hamper: Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly hamper

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Because what's a Christmas hamper list without a Fortnum & Mason mention? This is the ultimate hamper for those who believe the first meal of the day is the best meal of the day. The Piccadilly Hamper comes with a range of the finest examples of breakfast teas, coffees, tipples, marmalades, preserves, condiments, biscuits and chocolates. All of which are popped into a Fortnum & Mason basket you'll keep forever. This hamper would also make a great thank you gift to whoever you're staying with this Christmas.

Click to shop the Piccadilly Hamper at Fortnum & Mason for £100.

6. The Vegan hamper

Ultimate Vegan Hamper from Planet Organic

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Treat the Vegan in your life to a wonderfully plant-based hamper this Christmas – it'll make their year! Know someone whose trying Veganuary? This is also a great buy for them. Included is a large range of Vegan cupboard staples they can use year round –not just at Christmas – and Planet Organic have wrapped it all inside a lovely wicker hamper to make this gift that little more special.

Click to shop the Ultimate Vegan Hamper at Planet Organic for £100.

7. The savoury hamper

John Lewis & Partners Chelsea Hamper

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John Lewis' Chelsea Hamper will suit your savoury-loving friend down to the ground. It comes with a lust-worthy range of nibbles, alcoholic drinks and more. Our favourites are definitely the Grandma Wild's Mini Bites For Sharing Mature Cheddar, the Linden Lady Handmade Truffles and of course, the Tooma River Reserve Chardonnay. We think this is a bargain for £100, and it all comes packed inside a wicker basket that can later be used for making your very own hamper or for storing blankets – just saying.

Click to shop the John Lewis & Partners Chelsea Hamper for £100.

8. The Christmas Port & Cheese Gift Hamper

Christmas hamper

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A fantastic hamper for all port and cheese lovers, it comes with a full bottle of Fine Ruby port, award winning Black Bomber cheddar, award winning Green Thunder cheese, a smooth and creamy smoked Cheddar and luxury black pepper and sea salt crackers. Add your own free personalised gift message with this hamper. 

Christmas Port & Cheese hamper, £45, Amazon

9. The beauty hamper

Boots Christmas hamper

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Looking for a budget (but generous looking) gift for a beauty lover? Look no further. This hamper includes a limited-edition body butter and super size 'w'-shaped bath fizzer, plus a body scrub, wash and two fabulous face-saving masks!

Soap & Glory Wonder Woman Glam-azing Pamper Hamper, £20, Boots

10. The £5,000 hamper (forward to your millionaire friends/lottery winners, etc)

Christmas hamper Harrods: Ultimate £5,000 hamper

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Got a spare £5,000 lying around before Christmas? Thought so. Treat your loved ones to this extensive Christmas hamper spread from Harrods and you won't be hungry for the majority of 2020. Included is a delectable range of food ranging from cured meats to caviar, cakes, cheese, chocolates and more. In terms of drinks, there's everything from Champagne to tea, coffee, wines, spirits inside, all of which come encased in three gorgeous Harrods hamper baskets. Show-stopping doesn't even cut it. 

Click to shop the Harrods Ultimate Hamper for £5,000 on site (or just to have a nose).

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