Our pick of the best Christmas hampers for 2021 highlights a variety of sweet, savory, and boozy bites from big brands like John Lewis and M&S, to smaller, independent businesses.
The fall season has yet to arrive, but this year more than ever it's important to shop in advance.
Much like with beauty advent calendars, the best Christmas hampers sell out quickly every year and this year pandemic-related shipping delays are also expected.
Cue our guide to the best Christmas hampers for 2021, featuring fan favorites from Fortnum & Mason, along with lesser-known brands. These gourmet goodies suit most budgets, taste palates, and dietary needs (think vegan alternatives!).
Best Christmas hampers to buy in 2021
Ring in the holiday season with our specially selected list of the best Christmas hampers for 2021. Be it a wicker basket or chic box, these gorgeous hampers will arrive right at your doorstep, leaving you with decadent treats and the best Christmas food gifts to enjoy this holiday season.
The Fortnum's Classic Christmas Hamper
RRP: $269.25/£185 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
This "perennially popular" hamper reveals a wide range of treats, including (but certainly not limited to) buttery biscuits, rich puddings, and more.
John Lewis & Partners Festive Treats Hamper
RRP: $82/£60 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK
A traditional hamper featuring Christmas hallmarks, from chocolates and pudding biscuits to English breakfast tea.
Virginia Hayward Love From Santa Christmas Hamper
RRP: $41/£29.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK
Deck the halls with this jolly hamper brimming with indulgent and savory bites. Enjoy brownie biscuits, pralines, and more.
The Family Christmas Hamper
RRP: $363.85/£250 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Undoubtedly, The Family Hamper is one of the best Christmas gifts for parents and kiddos alike. Festive flavors include teas, coffees, biscuits, sweet and savory bites, and more.
The Champagne Breakfast Christmas Hamper
RRP: $95/£70 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: US
A lavish brekkie bundled in a woven basket. Indulge in fresh coffee, prosecco, sweet jam, and more varieties.
Fortnum & Mason The Christmas Treat Hamper
RRP: $145.54/£100 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
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.
Borough Box Prosecco and Cheese Gift Hamper
RRP: $103.41/£74.99| Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 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.
Cartwright and Butler Winter Delights Picnic Hamper
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 re-used time and time again (and long after all of the food inside has been eaten!)
Baker’s Hamper by Sharpham Park
RRP: $172.37/£125 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 7-day return policy | Region: UK
When it comes to hampers, this one is chock-full of luxury essentials for baking pursuits—from flour and measuring spoons. It'll transform your home into a full-scale bakery, serving as one of the best kitchen essentials you'll treasure long after the holiday season.
John Lewis Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ Hamper
RRP: $158.57/£115 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK
It's no secret that the best gin advent calendars fly off the shelves year after year, so why not gift a gin-themed Christmas hamper for 2021 too? Aside from a generous bottle of Salcombe Gin, this basket features branded glasses, a copper barware set, and more.
The Eat, Drink & Be Merry Hamper by Hotel Chocolat
RRP: $206.84/£150 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and 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.
Daylesford The Taste Of Italy Hamper
RRP: $275.81/£200| Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | 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.
The Family Sharing Hamper by Harrods
RRP: $275.814/£200 | Delivery: 3-6 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
As the name suggests, the Family Sharing Hamper is one of the best Christmas gifts for parents who want to splurge for the entire family. From cream fudge to premium ground coffee, teas, and nuts, this bundle is sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters.
Selfridges Selection The Pantry Essentials Gift Box
RRP: $141/£120 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | Region: US and 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.
The Breakfast Edition hamper by Claridges
RRP: $206.89/£150 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Breakfast at Tiffany's? More like breakfast at Claridges, 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.
Virginia Hayward Proudly Vegan Christmas Hamper
RRP: $48.26/£34.99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: UK
Merry Vegmas! The Proudly Vegan hamper is both festive and ethically made, with none of our furry friends harmed in the process. Discover new sweet and salty bites, such as Indie Bay Cracked Pepper Crunchy Pretzels and Cambrook Giant Chilli Corn. Or, munch on unique flavor combos—like toffee apple and cinnamon gourmet popcorn.
Abel & Cole Artisan Christmas hamper
RRP: $172.41/£125 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 14-day return policy | Region: UK
From mini mince pies to your favourite 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 Red Label Goat's Cheese and Fig & Balsamic Chutney to Abel & Cole's Organic Brandy Butter. Our verdict: an unforgettable gastronomic journey.
Charbonnel et Walker The Ultimate Celebration Hamper
RRP: $393.08/£285 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: US and 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 flavors, including strawberry, sea salt caramel, and even Moet Champagne. Think of it as one of the best designer bags for your pantry.
Liberty London Strawberry Thief Suitcase Picnic Hamper
RRP: $137.92/£100 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK; however, this specific product is only available in the 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.
Marks & Spencer The Beaulieu Hamper with Red Wine
RRP: $68.94/£50 | Delivery: 3-6 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: US and UK; however, this specific product is only available in the 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.
iGourmet A Taste of Greece Gift Crate
RRP: $139.99/£101.53 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable?: No | 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.
Selfridges Selection Mini Classic Christmas Hamper
RRP: $89/£75 | Delivery: 5-10 day shipping | Refundable? 28-day return policy
Indulge in Christmas delights from rich hot cocoa to decadent brandy butter and caramel spread. This mini 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.
The Christmas Supreme Basket
RRP: $553.16/£400 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable?: No | 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.
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