Luxury food hampers: the perfect Christmas gift
Are you wondering what to get for your boss, mother-in-law or that person on your Christmas gift list who has everything? Everyone loves to eat and drink – that’s why you can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper full of delicious and delightful gourmet foods and drinks which are sure to please.
There’s a huge variety of different Christmas hampers available with something to satisfy all tastes. Fortnum & Mason has a choice of 32 festive Christmas hampers available on their website, while Regency Hampers offers over 55! Many companies also offer the possibility to create a customised gift hamper.
Here are a few gift hamper ideas for the food lovers on your gift list. All of the hamper companies mentioned below offer international delivery so that you can easily ship some Christmas cheer to family and friends around the world.
Classic gourmet hampers for foodies
When it comes to gourmet food hampers, it’s hard to beat Fortnum & Mason . Their luxury hampers are full of enticing festive treats like classic Christmas pudding, shortbread, biscuits, chocolate, jams and marmalades, teas and coffee.
The Classic Christmas hamper is their most popular, filled with gourmet delights like St James Christmas pudding and cognac butter, Christmas shortbread and Christmas spiced preserve. There is a large variety of other hampers to choose from: from the ‘Ladies’ favourite’ to ‘Fortnum’s taster hamper’ and the ‘Children’s Christmas hamper’, there’s something special for everyone.
For the wine connoisseur
You can’t go wrong with a wine hamper, a gift which is sure to add some festive spirit to anyone’s Christmas. Do you know a wine connoisseur? How about sending them a collection of rare vintages, or a luxury champagne hamper? Vintage Wine Gifts offers a selection of luxury hampers of vintage bottles of wine, port or champagne, along with other traditional Christmas treats like fruitcake, shortbread, pudding, and marmalades.
Regency Hampers’ enormous selection of gourmet Christmas hampers includes many tempting choices, like the ‘Festive Cheese & Wine Favourites’ hamper, ‘Traditional Port & Stilton’ hamper, or the ‘Champagne Indulgence Luxury Christmas’ hamper.
Irresistible hampers for chocolate lovers
Who doesn’t love to receive chocolate as a special gift? Hotel Chocolat has an enticing collection of over two dozen different festive Christmas hampers specially prepared for chocolate lovers and presented in stylish gift boxes. You can also personalise your gift by filling your own Christmas gift box or gift bag. Add a bottle of Prosecco and other traditional festive treats like shortbread, or mulled wine sachets to make it extra special.
A delight for tea and coffee aficionados
Any tea lover would be delighted with Whittard’s stylish collection of Christmas tea hampers packed in a signature Whittard gift box and decorated with a red ribbon and matching gift tag. Inside are a beautiful fine bone china mug, a selection of quality teas, and a tea infuser. Choose from the ‘Classic English Tea Hamper’, the ‘Tea O’Clock Hamper’, or the ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Hamper’.
For coffee addicts, Whittard’s ‘Coffee Connoisseur’s Hamper’ is sure to please with its selection of different ground coffees, chocolate-coated espresso beans and a 4-cup cafetière.
By Isabel Putinja, Travel Writer