26 of the best Christmas hampers for 2021—festive treats for you or a loved one

Discover our curated list of the best Christmas hampers for the holiday season based on quality, quantity of products included and value

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The best Christmas hampers are those that will surprise and delight their lucky recipients thanks to their luxurious presentation and, most importantly, the bounty of high-quality products found inside.

A hamper is a great present as it contains a wealth of goods that the person you're shopping for can enjoy during December, or put away in their pantry to re-discover and appreciate next year.

Our pick of the best Christmas hampers for 2021 includes options for all budgets, from luxury Christmas hampers by Fortnum and Mason to the best Christmas food gifts in the form of M&S hampers.

As with all the best Christmas food and drink, you'll need to order most of these hampers in advance. Plus, don't be surprised if these sell out quickly this year. Shipping delays and supply chain issues are forecast to last well into December, so it will pay off to plan ahead and start shopping early.

Where to find the best Christmas hampers

Best Christmas hampers to buy in 2021 

Be it a wicker basket or chic box, these gorgeous hampers will arrive right at your doorstep, leaving you with plenty of treats to enjoy this holiday season.

Before you swipe the card, keep in mind that many companies do not accept returns on short shelf-life or perishable items. So, choose wisely.

Best Christmas hampers under £90/$90

1. John Lewis & Partners Farmhouse Hamper

John Lewis & Partners Farmhouse Hamper, one of w&h's best Christmas hampers picks

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RRP: £37.50 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

A traditional hamper featuring Christmas hallmarks, from jams and marmalades to chutneys, oatcake bites and shortbread rounds. We love the cute size of this hamper–it's perfectly presented for taking to a Christmas party and delighting the host.

• View Farmhouse Hamper at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)


2. Aldi The The Afternoon Treats Hamper

Aldi The Afternoon Treats Hamper, one of w&h's best Christmas hampers picks

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RRP: £39.99 | Delivery: 1-7 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

The Afternoon Treats Hamper is a luxurious offering from the retailer, with biscuits, shortbread and florentines, accompanied by tea and coffee and even delicious praline chocolates. It also has festive staples like stollen and panetonne, as well as shortbread for a lovely crumbly treat and conserve and marmalade to enjoy with all your favorites.

View The Afternoon Treats Hamper at Aldi (opens in new tab) 


3. Marks & Spencer The Beaulieu Hamper with Red Wine

Marks & Spencer The Beaulieu Hamper with Red Wine

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RRP: £50 | Delivery: 3-6 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Unsurprisingly, the Beaulieu Hamper overflows with rich red wine and complementing nibbles to top off the buzz—salted peanuts, biscuits, and treats in between. Plus, the wicker hamper comes with a faux-leather handle and strap for easy carry.

 View The Beaulieu Hamper with Red Wine at Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)


4. Selfridges Selection Mini Vegan Cheese Board gift box

Selfridges Selection Mini Vegan Cheese Board gift box, one of w&h's best Christmas hampers picks

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RRP: £55 | Delivery: 5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Merry Vegmas! This mini Selfridges Selection hamper is both festive and ethically made, with none of our furry friends harmed in the process. Discover a delicious Apple, Pear and Plum Chutney, Fig and Apricot Vegan Cheese, oatcakes and organic wine. Plus it comes with a small wooden cheese board too.

View Selfridges Selection Mini Vegan Cheese Board gift box at Selfridges (opens in new tab)


5. Charming Bakery The Ultimate Cake Gift Hamper

Charming Bakery The Ultimate Cake Gift Hamper

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RRP: £64 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Dive headfirst into The Ultimate Cake Gift Hamper curated by Charming Bakery. Adorned in hand-designed prints, this hamper is undeniably decadent and indulgent, bound to satiate any hankering for sweets. Choose from a variety of cakes, along with a chocolate-y mix of brownies. This one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser as one of the best Christmas gifts for mom (or Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law). 

View The Ultimate Cake Gift Hamper at Charming Bakery (opens in new tab)


6. Borough Box Prosecco and Cheese Gift Hamper

Borough Box prosecco and cheese gift Christmas hamper 2021

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RRP: £74.99| Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Cheese lovers, rejoice! This Christmas hamper comes complete with just about everything you could ever dream of for a cheese platter—from vintage cheddar to sourdough crispbreads, pink onion relish, and truffle honey. Wash it all down with a glass of sparkling Prosecco.

 View Borough Box Prosecco and Cheese Gift Hamper at Borough Box (opens in new tab)


7. Abel & Cole Organic Festive Pantry Hamper

Abel & Cole Organic Festive Pantry Hamper, one of w&h's best Christmas hampers picks

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RRP: £75 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK

From mini mince pies to your favorite festive snacks, this organic Christmas hamper features some of the best Christmas food we love to enjoy over the Holidays. During the initial scrummage, you'll unearth a broad range of delights, from Orange biscuits and Earl Grey tea to olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Our verdict: an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

View The Organic Festive Pantry Hamper at Abel & Cole (opens in new tab)


8. Cartwright and Butler Winter Delights Picnic Hamper

best Christmas hampers from Cartwright and Butler showing their winter delights picnic basket

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RRP: £80 | Delivery: 6-10 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK

Send your loved ones (or enjoy yourself) this luxury picnic hamper full of sweet and savory delights for the Holidays. With this bundle, expect to indulge in Salted Caramel Shortbread, Chocolate Wafer Rounds, and Rum & Raisin Fudge, as well as Acacia Honey for spreading on toast and Caramelised Onion Chutney for cheese and crackers. 

While the products might be delectable, our favorite inclusion of all is the pale pink, double lidded wicker basket itself—a classic piece for picnics and adventures outdoors that can be reused time and time again (and long after all of the food inside has been eaten!). One of the best Christmas gifts for her, that we know for certain.  

 View Cartwright and Butler Winter Delights Picnic Hamper at Cartwright and Butler (opens in new tab)


9. Christmas Star Hamper by Snowdonia Cheese Company

Snowdonia Cheese Company Christmas Star Hamper 2021

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RRP: £85 | Delivery: 1-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Yes the Snowdonia Cheese Company do cheese (it's all in the name, right?) But they also do a hamper containing fantastic wine, top quality charcuterie and moreish nibbles to serve with your Christmas cocktails when you have people over. 

Our favourite fromage from the Snowdonia Cheese Company? Their award-winning extra mature Black Bomber cheddar. Enduringly popular and award-winning for a reason, you've never tasted a smoother, creamier cheese. Dangerously moreish, we'd buy this hamper just for the cheese (but the other high-quality products are a definite bonus). 

View the Christmas Star Hamper at snowdoniacheese.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Best Christmas hampers between £90/$90 and £150/$150

10. The Joy of Wine Experience Home Tasting Kit by The Wine Society

The Joy Of Wine Experience Home Tasting Kit

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RRP: £96 | Delivery: 4 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Less of a hamper in the traditional sense and more of a box of the best wine you've ever tasted, the Wine Society's The Joy Of Wine Experience Home Tasting Kit makes the perfect Christmas gift for the wine curious who would be interested to discover the techniques and pleasures of wine tasting. 

The case includes ten specially chosen bottles of wine, including a bottle of Prosecco and Cava as well as Reds and Whites. There are also easy-to-follow instructions and paper for taking notes to make the wine tasting experience easy and fun for both beginners and old hands. We'd personally recommend The Society's Australian Shiraz and The Society's Saar Riesling, but the joy of wine tasting is you'll probably discover your own favourites depending on your tastes and palette.

View The Joy of Wine Experience Home Tasting Kit at thewinesociety.com (opens in new tab)

11. iGourmet A Taste of Greece Gift Crate

iGourmet A Taste of Greece Gift Crate

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RRP: $99.99 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: US

Holiday flights to Greece are expensive. So, bring the Mediterranean to your dining room with this Greece-inspired gift crate. Inside, you'll find a host of cultural bites, like Greek olive mix, stuffed grape leaves, and more. One of the most unique Christmas gifts, that we know for certain. 

View A Taste of Greece Gift Crate at iGourmet (opens in new tab)


12. Selfridges Selection Classic Christmas Hamper

Selfridges Selection Mini Classic Christmas Hamper

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RRP: £100 |  Delivery: 5-10 day shipping | Refundable? Non-refundable | Region: UK

Indulge in Christmas delights from rich hot cocoa to decadent brandy butter and caramel spread. This hamper brims with enough variety for the entire family—or if you plan to hoard the stash for yourself. It's truly the gift that keeps on giving.

• View Selfridges Selection Classic Christmas Hamper at Selfridges (opens in new tab)


13. Fortnum & Mason The Christmas Treat Hamper

Fortnum & Mason The Christmas Treat Hamper

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RRP: £100/$145.54 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK and US

Two things come to mind when it comes to Fortnum & Mason: top-quality treats and hampers. This 6-piece bundle combines both. Among popular options, this one is a standout for having a little of everything, like Marc de Champagne Truffles, Christmas pudding, and even a mini-musical biscuit tin. 

• View Fortnum & Mason The Christmas Treat Hamper at Fortnum & Mason (opens in new tab)


14. Cartwright & Butler Festive Favourites Wicker Hamper 

The festive favourites wicker christmas hamper 2021 by Cartwright and Butler

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RRP: £105 | Delivery: 1-3 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day refund policy | Region: UK

The thing we just love about Cartwright and Butler hampers is the incredible quality of their products. And it's not just what's inside the hampers that's premium, but the actual hamper itself exudes luxury, with smart grey leather straps and shiny silver buttons. 

This new Christmas food hamper for 2021 contains all of what you'd expect from a 'festive favourites' hamper and more - the best mince pies, Christmas Loaf Cake, moreish cheese crackers and shortbread. Our favorite inclusion of all has to be the Mulled Wine Spice Bags and a bottle of Cielo Del Sur Merlot—so you can brew a warming Christmas drink to enjoy in front of the fire.

View the Festive Favourite Christmas hamper at Cartwright & Butler (opens in new tab)


15. Fine Food Specialist Ultimate Truffle Cheese Board

Fine Food Specialist Ultimate Truffle Cheese Board

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RRP: £108.95 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK

Delight your favorite turophile with the Ultimate Truffle Cheese Boat by Fine Food Specialist, an online marketplace of top-quality produce and ingredients. This luxe cheeseboard spotlights a unique selection of artisanal cheeses, including Acacia Brie with Truffle and more. This one is hard to beat, whether you're on the hunt for the best Christmas gifts for your wife or Christmas gifts for friends.

View Ultimate Truffle Cheese Board at Fine Food Specialist (opens in new tab)


16. Liberty London Strawberry Thief Suitcase Picnic Hamper

Liberty London Strawberry Thief Suitcase Picnic Hamper

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RRP: £110 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Strawberry fields are forever—as is the case with this berry-clad hamper by Liberty London. This basket is perfected with artisanal goods and treats, encased in a cottagecore-inspired suitcase. The packaging alone suits well as one of the best weekend bags for your toiletries. 

View Strawberry Thief Suitcase Picnic Hamper at Liberty London (opens in new tab)


17. Selfridges Selection The Pantry Essentials Gift Box

Selfridges Selection The Pantry Essentials gift box

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RRP: £120 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Meet the adult version of Christmas cookies—with a unique twist. Created by Selfridges, this bespoke collection encompasses a wide variety of delicacies, including flavored chutneys and marmalade, savory outtakes, chocolate-coated honeycombs, and more. 

 View Selfridges Selection The Pantry Essentials Gift Box at Selfridges (opens in new tab)


18. Panzer's The Christmas Connoisseur 

Panzer's The Christmas Connoisseur hamper

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RRP: £135 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

The Christmas Connoisseur is for the foodie with refined taste. Packed with bite-sized treats and savory delights, this hamper offers a wide selection from fine cheese to caviar. The biggest challenge? Saving leftovers. Pre-order yours now, and it'll arrive right before Christmas day.

View The Christmas Connoisseur at Panzer's (opens in new tab)


Best Christmas hampers over £150/$150

19. The Eat, Drink & Be Merry Hamper by Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat's best Christmas hamper for 2021 - The Eat, Drink & Be Merry Hamper

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RRP: £150 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: UK

Ideal for the chocolate connoisseur, this hamper brims with sweet treats and boozy tipples. Each bite-sized delight is infused with grated flakes, rich cocoa, and an authentic, creamy taste. Recipients will also enjoy the Biscuits of the Gods: three parts chocolate, one part biscuit, and all parts delectable.

View Hotel Chocolat The Eat, Drink & Be Merry Hamper at Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab)


20. It's A Wonderful Life Christmas Hamper by Dukeshill

DukesHill It's A Wonderful life hamper 2021

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RRP: £150 | Delivery: Standard shipping available | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Dukeshill are the purveyors of luxury fine foods and they are most renowned for holding the Royal Warrant to the Queen for their cured hams. So, if you want to find the best Christmas hampers that come with a royal seal of approval, just take your pick of their range of luxury hampers (starting at £85) and Gift Boxes (starting at £39).

As well as producing a wonderful array of top-quality cured and fresh meats, they also offer smoked fish, cheeses, puddings and much more in their luxurious hampers—some of which can be found in W&H's top pick for 2021, their 'It's a Wonderful Life' hamper.

View the 'It's a Wonderful Life' hamper at Dukeshill (opens in new tab)


21. The Breakfast Edition hamper by Claridges

Claridge's Shop The Breakfast Edition

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RRP: £150/$206.89 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK and US

Breakfast at Tiffany's? More like breakfast at Claridge's, courtesy of The Breakfast Edition hamper. Elevate your morning meal with fine tableware, premier coffee beans, a loose leaf tea blend, and the brand's special preserves. You'll want to wake up at the crack of dawn, even during Daylight Savings.

View The Breakfast Edition at Claridge's Shop (opens in new tab)


22. Brindisa Christmas Hamper

Brindisa Luxury Hamper

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RRP: £175 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Get a taste of Spain's finest with Brindisa's Luxury Hamper. This hamper bundles mouthwatering Spanish delights, like 100% Iberico acorn-fed ham, truffle crisps, chorizo and turron. If you're looking for the best Christmas gifts for grandparents, well, everyone will want a bite out of this one.

View The Christmas Hamper at Brindisa (opens in new tab)


Charbonnel et Walker Decadent Sea Salt Caramel Hamper

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23. Charbonnel et Walker Decadent Sea Salt Caramel Hamper

RRP: £195 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Celebrate the holidays with this exquisite hamper, teeming with a decadent selection of chocolates and truffles. With this bundle, you can envelop your taste buds in rich salted caramel flavors. Expect to find praline, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and even almonds in this luxury hamper.

View Decadent Sea Salt Caramel Hamper at Charbonnel et Walker (opens in new tab)


24. Daylesford The Taste Of Italy Hamper

Daylesford The Taste Of Italy Hamper

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RRP: £200| Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Buon Natale! Celebrate Christmas this year with Daylesford's Taste of Italy Hamper, curated with an assortment of sauces, oils, and more. It also comes with fizzy Rosso Piceno and Prosecco, the perfect duo for your drinks cabinet over the Holiday season.

View The Taste of Italy Hamper at Daylesford (opens in new tab)


25. Fortnum & Mason The Family Christmas Hamper

The Family Christmas Hamper

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RRP: £250 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

Fortnum & Mason is known for their iconic hampers and this offering is undoubtedly one of the best Christmas gifts for parents and kiddos alike. It comes with a bottle of their signature champagne as well as as couple of bottles of wine, accompanied by a showstopping Christmas pudding, several biscuit selections, tea and coffee, chocolate gingerbread men and jars of marmalade, preserve, pickle and cranberry sauce.

View The Family Christmas Hamper at Fortnum & Mason (opens in new tab)


26. The Christmas Supreme Basket

The Christmas Supreme Basket

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RRP: £450 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable?: Non-refundable | Region: UK

For the ultra-luxe gastronome, The Christmas Supreme is worth the lofty price tag. This basket bundles 33 gourmet food & drink items, whether you're into champagne from Pol Roger or award-winning snacks like smoked salmon and pâté. 

View The Christmas Supreme Basket at Hamper Gifts (opens in new tab)


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