Our pick of the top Christmas hampers to impress your guests this season

By Tempus | 07 Dec 2020 | Indulge

Our round-up of luxury Christmas hampers, from Harrods to Charbonnel et Walker, are bound to delight every taste

Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year, and also one of the rare occasions where you can overindulge without a shred of misplaced guilt. A hamper is the perfect present and a gift that keeps on giving, once your loved ones have finished indulging in its luxe contents they’ll be able to enjoy the stylish hamper basket, which can make a great blanket box, picnic basket or log holder.

In our round-up, you’ll find a selection of what we believe to be the best Christmas hampers of 2020, whether you’re shopping for a chocaholic or wine connoisseur, we’ve got you covered.

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* A Merry Christmas Hamper, Fortnum & Mason, £400.00

A Merry Christmas Hamper, Fortnum & Mason, £400.00

Fortnum & Mason have taken the phrase 'The more the merrier' to a new level this Christmas – and it is certainly the case with this hamper. Filled to the brim with decedent treats that bring an exquisite taste of Christmas home to its lucky receiver. Hidden within its coveted wicker hamper you’ll be pleased to discover 23 luxurious treats, including Fortnum's vintage champagne, cognac butter, Marc de Champagne truffles, and Fortnum's Christmas pudding madeira, which is matched perfectly to the St James Christmas pudding that is also included in this divine hamper.

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* Christmas Eve Hamper, Harrods, £600.00 

Christmas Eve Hamper, Harrods, £600.00 

What’s not to love about this hamper? For the lovers of luxury in your life, we promise that it doesn't get better than this. Inside two ample-sized Harrods wicker baskets you’ll find a selection selection of the most indulgent treats from Harrods’ acclaimed food hall. It offers six fine wines, a Napoleon grande champagne cognac and an abundance of both fresh and pantry items. This is a hamper that will ensure your pantry’s stocked well into 2021. (Available from 10 December.)

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* Party Starter Hamper, Harvey Nichols, £185.00

Party Starter Hamper, Harvey Nichols, £185.00

2020 may have left some feeling a little deflated, but it will be easy to reignite merriness with this fun-filled hamper. Lift the lid of the beautiful black wicker hamper and you’ll find prosecco, limited-edition blood orange and clove negroni, crisp white wine, Small Batch Gin and an array of moorish nibbles, hand-picked to perfectly complement each drink. We’ll cheers to that!

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* Partners in Wine Hamper, Bolney Wine Estate, £175.00

Partners in Wine Hamper, Bolney Wine Estate, £175.00

Fit for any wine enthusiasts you may know, Bolney Wine Estate have created the Partners in Wine Hamper, which offers timeless pairings of a trio of cheeses and wine. Nestled in the wicker hamper, you’ll also find a Bolney cheeseboard and knife, plus crackers and chutney to perfectly compliment the basket’s boozy contents.

Alcohol-free hamper, Daylesford, £100.00

Kick-start the festive season hangover free with this hamper, available to be pre-order for delivery from 19 December, Daylesford’s tipple-free gift is packed with indulgent treats. Inside you’ll find Irish smocked salmon, a selection of cheeses, fig chutney, and an array of festive nibbles: the perfect gift for a loved one who is passionate about the finest fresh produce.

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* The Confectioners Delight Christmas Hamper, Charbonnel et Walker, £120.00

The Confectioners Delight Christmas Hamper, Charbonnel et Walker, £120.00

This sumptuous hamper is sure to be received with pure delight by all chocoholics. Inside the festive packaging choose from a revered selection of delicious chocolates, including dark chocolate mint thins and a Christmas fine milk and truffle assortment.

 

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* Build your own hamper, Le Deli Robuchon, pricing starts at £20.00

Build your own hamper, Le Deli Robuchon, pricing starts at £20.00

Give a gift of indulgence to your loved one (or yourself) this Christmas with Le Deli Robuchon’s fully customisable hamper - handmade in Britain. This luxe festive hamper can be filled to the brim with decadent gourmet treats of your choosing. Pick from a range of luxurious food and drink products, many of which were championed by the late Joël Robuchon, hand-picked from across France, England, Spain and Italy. Highlights that can be added into this versatile hamper making it one-of-a-kind, include le roy rené nougat, panettone fiasconaro, a traditional box of Catànies, and a bottle of one of our favourite champagnes, Laurent Perrier.

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* Tasting Box, Brindisa, £45.00

Tasting Box, Brindisa, £45.00

The sought-after Brindisa Tasting Box is the perfect hamper that will transport the delicious flavours of Spain to your dining table. Inside the hamper’s luxe contents will excite and awaken your tastebuds. Savour the flavours of alejandro semi-cured picante chorizo, ortiz anchovy fillets, artemonte partridge pate, ortiz bonito fillets and much more. Your sweet tooth will also be satisfied as alemany chestnut honey, amatllons (white chocolate coated marcona almonds) and rabitos royale chocolate covered praline filled figs are all included in this wonderful hamper. All that’s left to do is buy one before they sell out!

Related: Tempus' guide to the luxurious gifts perfect for your loved ones this festive season

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Lyaness Hampers, £65.00 - £125.00 

To celebrate the festive season Lyaness, an award-winning bar situated in Sea Containers, has created three hampers – all joyfully named – to help you spread the Christmas cheer. Choose from the Lyaness Christmas Hamper (£125.00) containing two bottles of wine, a Hot Toddy, Lyaness' bottled cocktails and several other treats. The 'Better Half' box (£70.00) includes two of Lyaness' most-loved cocktails, a Vermouth kit, and a collection of luxe products from Agua Spa to help your loved one relax. Priced at £65.00 is the aptly-named 'Nah, Screw That, I’m Staying In' hamper, which includes founder Ryan Chetiyawardana’s recommendations on top takeaways, must-watch Netflix shows and DIY cocktail recipes – of which the hamper contains a pick and mix of Lyaness' coveted cocktails.