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A selection of Christmas hampers

Some of the most resplendent festive hampers money can buy for your nearest and dearest.

823-Selfrdiges-

Selfridges Festive Favourites Hamper should help impress the foodies in your life with a selection of fine cheeses, including a Colston Bassett Baby Stilton, as well as chutneys, Royal fillet of salmon, mince pies, chocolates, a selection of wines and champagnes, and a rich fruit Christmas cake baked from a traditional recipe.

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Last order date for Christmas delivery is 22 December at 1pm. £750, Selfridges.com.

823-Fortnum-&-Mason

For the ultimate in Christmas luxury from the food suppliers to the royal family, The Imperial Hamper from Fortnum & Mason includes everything from beluga caviar, best-quality smoked salmon, a selection of cheeses and rare teas to the finest wines and champagnes, including Cristal 2007 by Louis Roederer.

Last order date for next day delivery is 22 December.£6,000, FortnumandMason.com.

823-Aldi

With its stylish, pale-blue packaging and wicker hamper, filled with luxury wine, pudding, truffles, champagne and biscuits, Aldi's Exquisite Hamper is modelled on Fortnum & Mason's high-end Christmas hampers. Aldi is offering five different versions of its Christmas hampers from its online store.

Next-day delivery is available, but stocks may be limited, so order early. £93.37, Aldi.co.uk.

823-Paxton-&-Whitfield

Paxton & Whitfield, purveyors of fine cheeses since 1797, offers an all-British collection, The Hearty British Feast, which is perfect for a buffet lunch with family and friends. It includes a smoked Wiltshire ham, cured to a traditional recipe, a Baby Stilton, a Dorset Cheddar aged in caves for a distinctive flavour, and a selection of biscuits and pickles.

Last order date for Christmas delivery is 20 December.£140, PaxtonandWhitfield.co.uk.

823-Hotel-Chocolat

Presented in an elegant, ribbon-tied box, Hotel Chocolat's online-only The Festive Chest selection should please all the family. It includes a Just One More nibbles box, Clementine Baby Bombes, mini Christmas crackers, white chocolate snowflakes and a cookie wreath. There is also a special reserve tawny port and a bottle of prosecco with which to wash it all down.

Same day and next day delivery are available. £150, HotelChocolat.com/Christmas.

823-British-Fine-Foods

British Fine Foods specialises in sourcing the best food and drink from the British Isles. Its Eleven Pipers Piping Christmas Hamper includes a side of classic smoked salmon from Inverawe Smokehouse, a Shropshire black ham from Dukeshill Ham, a selection of wines and cheeses, and a Christmas pudding and mince pies.

Last order date for Christmas delivery is 16 December. £450, BritishFineFoods.com.

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