The best Christmas hampers to treat them to this year

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by Sophie Knight |
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If you've run out of ideas for Christmas presents already, take a look at the best Christmas hampers. When your family extends into Kardashian levels of people, running out of Christmas gift ideas is easy to do. However, a great option is a festive hamper.

Like advent calendars, whether it's beauty advent calendars or tea advent calendars, you can choose one featuring anything these days. Whether you want a traditional hamper with cheese and biscuits, or tea and cookies, or want something a bit different, there's a hamper for everyone.

Our only advice when choosing a Christmas hamper is to find one you'd like and then hang around when your friend or family member opens it, and hope for some leftovers. Or, just treat yourself to one. Go on, it's your Christmas too.

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Love From Santa Gift Hamper

Love From Santa Gift HamperNot On The High Street
Price: 32.50

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The Love From Santa Gift Hamper is here to get you in the festive spirit, with shortbreads, mince pies and a smooth Casalinga Organic Sangiovese wine to savour. Whether it's a gift to a friend or a way for you and a loved one to unwind on Christmas Eve, this one is sure to be a hit.

Customer review: "Order was an Xmas present for a family member who was delighted with the contents."


Hotel Chocolat The Large Chocolate Hamper

Hotel Chocolat The Large Chocolate HamperAmazon

Rrp: 42.50

Price: 42.50
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Featuring salted caramel chocolate puddles, salted caramel chocolates, a dark chocolate slab, and classic hot chocolate, the Hotel Chocolat The Large Chocolate Hamper is just delicious. Your mum will LOVE you for buying her this. And she won't share it. And neither would we.

Customer review: "Amazing selection of high quality chocolates. The H-box provides a good variety of different flavour, texture and variety of chocolate. The tea won over my father who was very sceptical and hates any other tea apart from his strong brew of Yorkshire tea. The hot chocolate was the best we have ever tasted and the salted caramel slab and chocolates were perfect for my mother who adores salted caramel."


The Festive Celebration Gift Box

The Festive Celebration Gift BoxCartwright & Butler
Price: 55

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The Festive Celebration Gift Box from Cartwright & Butler is certainly that - a celebration of all things festive. Beautifully presented, it includes all of the goodies you'll need this festive season. From gingerbread fudge to mince pies and mulled wine spice bags. It really does make a wonderful Christmas gift.


The Marks and Spencer Collection Hamper

The Marks and Spencer Collection HamperMarks and Spencer
Price: 55

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A bestselling hamper over at M&S, you can really count on the brand to deliver quality hampers year after year. Complete with tasty shortbreads, biscuits, chocolates and more, it also comes with a bottle of Bordeaux Merlot to kick back and enjoy. There are loads of hampers to choose from at Marks and Spencer.


The Cheese Lovers Hamper

The Cheese Lovers HamperHampers
Price: 39

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Christmas and cheese pretty much go hand in hand. and we couldn't think of anything better than winding down over the festive season with a tasty cheese hamper. The Cheese Lovers Hamper has a versatile range of award-winning cheddar cheeses from The Snowdonia Cheese Company and Mouse House along with artisan crackers and spreads.


The Taste of Fortnum's Hamper

The Taste of Fortnum's HamperFortnum & Mason
Price: 75

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When you think 'Christmas hamper', you probably think of F&M straight away. There isn't a more iconic hamper than the big wicker one from London's exclusive shop, and there are loads to choose from – depending on what your budget is. The Taste of Fortnum's Hamper is the most affordable option and contains plenty of treats - including tea, champagne, chocolate and a fruit cake.


Christmas Pamper Gift Box

Christmas Pamper Gift BoxEtsy
Price: 11.29+

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What better way to show someone how special they are than by giving them a unique pamper gift box filled with beautiful handmade gifts and goodies? This Christmas Pamper Gift Box from Etsy comes with Christmas socks, body lotion, shampoo, soap, body wash and tasty Lindor treats for them to enjoy.


Spicers Of Hythe Winter Wonders Hamper

Spicers Of Hythe Winter Wonders HamperVery
Price: 55.99

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The Spicers Of Hythe Winter Wonders Hamper contains the best winter indulgences, from red wine and tea to mixed nuts and chocolate. For a seasonal celebration for all your friends and family (or a little treat for yourself), bring the Christmas season in the right way.


Family Christmas Hamper

Family Christmas HamperNot On The High Street
Price: 65

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This Family Christmas Hamper from Not On The High Street will be loved by kids and adults alike. So on theme, it features an offering of festive decorated biscuits, a hot chocolate kit, a brownie baking kit and a cranberry wreath baking kit. You'll have so much fun creating Christmas memories together.


Stocking Fillers Gift Box

Stocking Fillers Gift BoxImp And Maker
Price: 69

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This truly delightful Stocking Fillers Gift Box contains a selection of luxury foodie treats that will ramp up your gift-giving game. Think 'thank you teacher' offerings, 'oh - I didn't know we were doing presents this year' panics, and stocking fillers for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Including yourself, of course.

Customer review: "Fabulous box of goodies. From ordering to delivery, everything was perfect. Fantastic customer service, would definitely order again. Absolutely 5 stars - even more, thank you."


Highland Hamper

Highland HamperAmazon

Rrp: 39.00

Price: 39.00
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If you love all things Scotland but haven't been able to take a holiday there this year, then this Highland Hamper is ideal to remind you of the food you love from the area. It features a Dundee whisky cake, shortbread biscuits, dessert chocolate selection box, strawberry preserve and Edinburgh tea and coffee.

Customer review: "Fantastic hamper gift set all full of Scottish made treats. Recipients loved it."


The Gourmet Hamper

The Gourmet HamperAmazon

Rrp: 39.00

Price: 39.00
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This Gourmet Hamper from Clearwater Hamper holds a host of treats. It includes coffee, tea, popcorn, dark chocolate, mince pies and many more treats to look forward to. Everything you could ever need for a cold winter's evening, it's perfect for foodies.

Customer review: "I ordered this for my mother in France, I wanted something from England as I know she will have a lot of chocolates from my family in France and she was absolutely over the moon with it! She loved the presentation, the content!! I know she will not enjoy everything but I know she will share the items with all her friends and family and I have never known my mother to be so happy with a present before like this! so thank you very much!"


Botanicals Hamper For Your Face

Botanicals Hamper For Your FaceNot On The High Street
Price: 105

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Filled with luxurious facial skincare, this Botanicals Hamper For Your Face is a real treat. It features a range of organic products created from the purest of natural ingredients, designed to provide the ultimate facial skincare treat from cleanser, toner, cream, body oil, and two soaps.


Marvellously Vegan Gift Hamper

Marvellously Vegan Gift HamperNot On The High Street
Price: 62.50

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For any vegan friends or family members, Virginia Haywood's Marvellously Vegan Gift Hamper from Not On The High Street is packed full of delicious vegan snacks. From plant-based sweet treats to savoury bites, this one is sure to go down well.


Where to buy the best Christmas hampers?

There are so many places to get your hands on a fab hamper, from Not On The High Street to Etsy, you'll have loads to browse from. Amazon also has their fair share of hampers. And, if you're looking for a food hamper, then Marks and Spencer, Fortnum and Mason or Cartwright and Butler can help you out there.

How to make your own Christmas hamper?

Hampers are definitely one of the easiest DIY presents to make, and you can get really creative and personal. All you need is a wicker basket or a gift box to add your presents. Presents, ribbons and tissue paper can't go amiss to dress it up either.

Next is what to put in your hamper. Does your bestie love bath bombs? Create a little spa sanctuary with some goodies from their favourite brands. Has the recipient recently had a new baby, or adopted a puppy? You could even put together a selection of goodies for them and their new addition, as they adjust to their new life.

Whatever their penchant, all you need is a cute basket and some great ideas. It's a thoughtful gift that doesn't have to cost the earth, and it's one that's personalised to them. Happy hampering!

Sophie Knight is a contributing writer to Closer. No subject is off-limits. Sophie is mum to one son, Eli, who helps out with rigorous product reviewing at home.

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