The best Christmas hampers of 2020
At Christmas, there’s nothing more exciting than a knock on the door – especially when it’s food that we find on our doorstep. We may not be able to surprise each other so easily in person this year, but we reckon a boxful of tasty treats is the next best thing, and that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best hampers for the festive season. There’s an option for all foodies, whether they are keen cooks or they prefer something they can tuck into straight away. What’s more, these hampers offer up quality ingredients sourced from all over the globe, so you can really spoil our loved ones with something they couldn’t pick up in the supermarket.
Le Marché du Chefs
Le Marché des Chefs, the exciting fine dining produce and hamper supplier delivering in and around London, has launched its Christmas produce, hampers and gifts, just in time for the festive season. Using its enviable network of fantastic artisanal producers, LMDC is promising consumers the most delicious – and truly special – Christmas imaginable. With a number of gift hampers available, ranging in price from £35 – £400, offering everything from truffled honey and caviar to truly special charcuterie and cheese, these are gifts to impress even the most discerning of tastebuds.
We particularly recommend the Steak and Smoked Salmon hamper, a veritable feast for the ultimate luxury experience, made up of high-quality products that are good enough to be served up in the world’s best fine dining restaurants – the fillet is one of the tenderest we’ve ever had. All gifts are available for purchase now at www.lmdc-gifts.co.uk. The last order date for the gifts is 18th December for delivery on the 23rd December.
Luxury department store Harvey Nichols are also offering up a decadent array of hampers for groups of all sizes. There are alcoholic hampers for the perfect toast, non-alcoholic hampers to make staying sober more special, beauty hampers for pampering yourself and food hampers for the best sweet treats and savoury delights.
If you’re going to be home alone it’s no excuse not to treat yourself, so why not indulge in a Harvey Nichols Festive Fancies Hat Box for £50. These Festive Fancies are the perfect size for not sharing. Open the stylish Harvey Nichols hat box hamper to discover fragrant white tea; sparkling Harvey Nichols Premier Cru Brut Champagne; a mini Christmas cake made to a family recipe in Shropshire; and salted caramel pecans, one of the most addictive snacks you’ve ever tried. The festivities just got a whole lot fancier. Shop the hamper selection here.
Sous Chef is the shop for people who love cooking – with ingredients, equipment, tableware and gifts inspired by leading restaurants and international food. The company, run by chef Nicola Lando and her husband Nick Carter, ships to thousands of customers every week, from home cooks to some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe.
If spaghetti is your thing we recommend the Don’t Look Down on Pasta kit. It includes a selection of Italy’s finest ingredients (both the pasta and tomatoes have a certified place of origin and are produced to obsessive standards) to make a set of ultimate spaghetti recipes. The full-colour pasta recipe booklet gives you a brief introduction into each pasta dish, and recipes for making carbonara, voatsiperifery pepper cacio e pepe and classic pomodoro spaghetti at home. The set is available to buy here for just £38.50.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend treat or to send a gift to someone special, Gail’s At Home Hampers are the perfect way to brighten up this festive season. The boxes are available for delivery only, making them a safe way to show your love this Christmas. We recommend Gail’s Christmas Hamper, which includes everything the bakery is famous for, freshly baked and festively packed in two large gift hampers: Dark Sourdough, Quicke’s Whey Butter, GAIL’s Organic Jam & Marmalade, Fruit & Nut Granola, 12 Mince Pies, 4 Christmas Buns, Cheddar Cheese Crackers, Seeded Crackers, Spicy Seeds, Maple Seeds, 4 Cheese Straws, Speculoos Biscuits, Vanilla Shortbread, Chocolate Sablés, Brown Sugar Sablés, 6 Madeleines, 4 Brownie Fingers, 5 Tahini Bites and 5 Honey Cakes, Citrus Marmalade & Ricotta Slice, GAIL’s House Blend Coffee, Chocolate Gift Box by Melt London and a “Repurposed By Walid for GAIL’s” candle. Order your hamper on their website for £150, or check out their wider range.
If you want to spice up your Christmas, Mexgrocer, a passionate team comprised of Mexican nationals and those that love Mexico, have the perfect answer. Celebrate this festive season with some of the most iconic tastes and flavours Mexico has to offer by ordering one of their hampers, which can be tailored to size and budget. You could try the Best of Mexgrocer hamper for £50, serving up 15 best-selling items; the Ho Ho Ho! Hamper for £70, including 22 authentic ingredients, or our personal favourite, the Feliz Navidad! Christmas hamper, offering the best of Mexico through no less than 25 high-quality products. Check out the full range online.
One of the very finest cheesemongers in London, La Fromagerie features a maturing cellar, a dedicated walk-in cheese room and an affineur (cheese specialist), who is on hand to help with selections. They have hand-selected a British Cheese and Beer box including £65 worth of Montgomery’s Cheddar, The Kernel Brewery Beer with La Fromagerie Biscuits and much more. Find out more at www.lafromagerie.co.uk.
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