A selection of Christmas hampers
Some of the most resplendent festive hampers money can buy for your nearest and dearest.
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.
Last order date for Christmas delivery is 22 December at 1pm. £750, Selfridges.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.