A selection of Christmas hampers

From the last word in luxury from Fortnum & Mason to a wine and cheese selection from La Fromagerie.


This is the extravagant, top-of-the-range offering from Fortnum & Mason, the venerable London department store. The Imperial Hamper includes smoked salmon, Beluga Caviar, Foie Gras en Croute and a selection of drinks including a rare tea selection and Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne Ros 2004.

Last orders for Christmas delivery 16 December. £5,000, FortnumAndMason.com.


Consider this the budget option, at least compared with the Fortnum & Mason offering above. But it should still more than impress your guests. The Connoisseur's Hamper from Selfridges includes smoked salmon, Osietra Gold caviar, a York ham, Champagne & Chateauneuf du Pape, and a speciality Christmas pudding.

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Last order date for Christmas delivery is 1pm, 22 December. £1,000, Selfridges.com.


The Observer calls La Fromagerie one of London's greatest cheese shops and its Regional French Box includes the best cheeses and wines from the Loire, Champagne, Midi-Pyrenees, Haut-Doubs and Savoie regions, and a selection of biscuits, saucisson sec, chocolates and nuts. Cheeses include a fine Vacherin du Haut-Doubs and among the wines is a P. Louis Martin NV Brut Champagne.

Last order dates for Christmas delivery is 6pm, 20 December.£295, LaFromagerie.co.uk.


The John Lewis Christmas Treasures Chest is the finest hamper from the department store and is delivered in a lidded wooden trunk. It features a variety of "curated gourmet savouries and confectionery and fine wines and champagnes", as they put it, including Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne and Graham's Fine Tawny Port. Also featured is a plum pudding from high-end grocers Melrose and Morgan, a venison and cognac pt and a glazed fruit cake. Click and collect order by 21 December.

Last order dates with standard delivery is 20 December or 22 December with premium delivery. £1,000, JohnLewis.com.


Ottolenghi, a deli run by London restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, presents a range of seasonal favourites in its Christmas Hamper & Champagne. It includes mince pies freshly made in the deli's bakery, Christmas cake, chilli and coriander chutney, rosemary, cheese and chilli crackers, and a bottle of Champagne.

Last order date: 21 December. £150, Ottolenghi.co.uk.


This is the Ultimate Christmas Hamper from Forman & Field, an online provider of gourmet food from independent producers. It includes H Forman & Sons smoked salmon alongside other delicacies including caviar, and is presented in a traditional wicker hamper basket.

Order before 17 December.£324.95, FormanAndField.com.