A selection of the best food and drink

The best hampers, caviar and chocolates for Christmas.

The Windsor Hamper

(£1,000, 0845-300 1707, Fortnumandmason.com)

A grand Christmas feast from Fortnum and Mason. Delicacies include Fortnum's famous King George Christmas pudding, a box of Christmas crackers filled with superior gifts and a fine selection of wines including vintage champagne.

Gourmet House Caviar


(from £109 for 30g Iranian Beluga Caviar, Gourmethouse.com/uk)

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Premium, ethically farmed Beluga caviar and the highest quality Sevruga and Russian Oscietra caviars are available to buy directly online from this family company. Gourmet House either wholly or partly owns the farms where its premium sturgeon is harvested', ensuring a supply of the freshest caviar is available worldwide.

Un Lujazo


(£150, Brindisa.com)

A gift box bringing you the tastes of Spain. It includes a selection of cheeses, award-winning hand-carved Jamon de Iberico Bellota, cured meats and fish, preserved Piquillo peppers, salted Marcona almonds and a selection of Spanish wines.

Il Maestro


(£245, Gelupo, 020-7287 5555)

The company is part of the stable that runs the restaurant Bocca di Lupo, which specialises in regional Italian food that Giles Coren called "just bloody marvelous" in The Times. Il Maestro, presented in a leather-strapped hamper, is its celebration of the best of Italy, from Tuscan cheeses, truffle products from Umbria, a selection of wines and the Bocca di Lupo cookbook.

The Ultimate Christmas Table


(£500, 0800-083 1233, daylesfordorganic.com)

The Ultimate Christmas Table hamper from Daylesford Organic should see you well stocked for the festive season. It includes a hand-reared organic turkey, succulent ham, venison pie, mince pies and award-winning cheeses, as well as condiments, sweet treats and wine.



(020-7437 0011, Paulayoung.co.uk)

Paul A Young Fine Chocolates is gaining a reputation as one of the most successful chocolatiers in London, says The Daily Telegraph. With three successful London shops and numerous awards, his chocolates use real champagne and are made by hand. For Christmas he's taken classic flavours such as mince pies, mulled wine and gingerbread to create festive chocolates with a twist. 15 pieces £26, 25 pieces £40, 42 pieces £65.