A selection of Christmas hampers

The most scrumptious Christmas hampers with which to celebrate the festive season.


Martin Brigdale

Forman & Field specialises in "the finest food from Britain's small producers", according to The Sunday Times, including smoked salmon from a family-run smokehouse that dates from the 19th century. Its Ultimate Christmas Hamper is filled with similarly high-quality products sourced from all corners of the UK, as well as Zwyer caviar an ethically sourced, farmed caviar, free from chemicals and growth hormones from further afield. Last order date for Christmas delivery is 15 December.£349.95,, 020-3601 5464


Award-winning plant nursery Petersham Nurseries became famous for its attached restaurants and has since branched out into food delivery. The Savoury Christmas Hamper is stuffed with traditional Italian and British treats from Neal's Yard seasonal cheese and English preserves, to Petersham's own-brand organic Earl Grey tea and panettone, and Italian wines. Last order date for UK delivery is 18 December, or 8 December for bespoke hampers.£115,, 020-8940 5230


Chococo is a family firm based in Dorset that specialises in delicious handmade chocolates using locally sourced ingredients. The chocolate itself is sourced from ethical, fair-trade producers, and contains no additives or preservatives. Its Giant Luxury Christmas Chocolate Hamper is filled with a selection of its annual best sellers and seasonal delights, all presented in a silver square box with rope handles. Seasonal treats include fig and port chocolates, award-winning gingerbread caramels, Madagascan dark chocolate clusters studded with dates, coconut, cocoa nibs and hazelnuts, and a wide range of other goodies, including milk and dark chocolate baubles stuffed with chocolate buttons. Last date for delivery before Christmas is 18 December.£99.95,; email:, 01929-421777


Organic food delivery specialist Abel & Cole has produced a range of hampers, including its "ultimate crowd pleaser", the Merriest Holly Jolly Hamper. This wicker hamper is stuffed with goodies to appeal to all your guests from Champagne, traditional plum pudding and smoked salmon, to ham by Daylesford and cheeses, pickles, biscuits and chocolate. Order as early as possible final Christmas deliveries will be from 20-24 December.£295,, 03452-626262


Paxton & Whitfield, purveyors of fine cheese since 1797, offers The Ultimate Paxtons Collection a decadent hamper that embodies a passion for exceptional cheese, fine food and wine, presented in two large branded wooden hamper boxes. Last date for UK mainland delivery, Tuesday 19 December. £1,000,, 01451-823460


For the last word in luxury, Fortnum & Mason food suppliers to the Royal Family is the obvious choice for Christmas hampers. Its Christmas Feast Hamper includes everything you need for the perfect gourmet Christmas, from vintage Louis Roederer champagne to selections of sweets and cheeses, and a whole decorated York ham.Last order date for next-day UK delivery is 22 December.£1,000,, 020-7734 8040


Celebrate in style with Selfridges' Christmas Traditions Hamper, which is brimming with festive treats, from mince pies to caviar and Champagne, all presented in Selfridges' trademarked stylish packaging, in a traditional wicker basket. Last order date for nominated next-day delivery is 22 December.£1,000, email:, 0800-138 8141



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