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The best Christmas hampers

From classic Christmas treats to festive tipples, these wicker wonders cover all needs, says Natasha Langan.

Daylesford’s Kingham Hamper, £2,000

Daylesford's Kingham Hamper, £2,000

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Abel & Cole The Merriest Jolly Hamper, Organic, £285

Abel & Cole The Merriest Jolly Hamper, Organic, £285

The organic food-delivery service has a range of organic Christmas hampers. This one comes stuffed with "indulgent organic staples, all produced in small batches from artisan suppliers", says The Independent, including everything from Champagne to award-winning ham and stilton. It's all delivered in a reusable fabric-lined hamper and the fresh food is kept chilled with bags of wool to cut down on waste. The last order date for Christmas delivery is 18 December.

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Betty's Perfect Christmas Hamper, £80

Betty’s Perfect Christmas Hamper, £80

This Christmas hamper, presented in a traditional wicker basket, hails from the well-known Harrogate Caf Tea Rooms and bakery, and is "particularly good value", says The Independent. It's filled with "top-notch" goodies, including marzipan fruits, Yorkshire gingerbread, a bottle of chardonnay and Christmas coffee, and a "knockout" Christmas cake. Order by 20 December for Christmas delivery.

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Selfridges Selection Christmas Day Hamper, £1,000

Selfridges Selection Christmas Day Hamper, £1,000

"Selfridges has curated ten smart grey wicker hampers for 2019," says Good Housekeeping. This one is bursting with produce to help you celebrate the day in style covering everything from your morning fizz to your late night snacks. Highlights include Selfridges' selection of fine wines, spirits and champagne, smoked salmon and caviar, and an excellent selection of cheeses from the Fine Cheese Co. Last order date for Christmas delivery is 23 December.

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Fortnum & Mason The Windsor Hamper, £1,000

Fortnum & Mason The Windsor Hamper, £1,000

Fortnum & Mason is "the go-to destination for decadent delights all year round, but particularly at Christmas", says Vogue. The Windsor hamper contains a collection of outstanding products to create a truly extravagant feast, including a whole York ham, organic smoked salmon, a selection of chocolates, preserves and cakes, plus their famous teas as well as vintage port and wines. The last order date for UK Christmas delivery is 20 December.

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Paxton & Whitfield Three Cheese & White Wine gift set, Selfridges, £55

Paxton & Whitfield Three Cheese & White Wine gift set, Selfridges, £55

One for the cheese lover in your life Selfridges has partnered with Paxton & Whitfield, which has been selling fine cheese and wine from its shop in Jermyn Street in London since 1797. The hamper features three British cheeses cheddar, goat and stilton along with a bottle of Paxton & Whitfield's sauvignon blanc.

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