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Best Christmas hampers 2023, from Marks & Spencer to Fortnum & Mason

(Lindt / Selfridges / Whittard / Yahoo Life UK)
Full of festive food and drink, plus a candle or two, here's the best Christmas hampers for 2023. (Lindt / Selfridges / Whittard / Yahoo Life UK)

Christmas isn't Christmas without a hamper or two. Perfect for those impossible-to-buy-for friends, stubborn grans or headstrong aunts, they're a great way of showing someone just how much they mean to you, without the burden of making sure you choose the right thing.

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Complete with a mix of items, both food and wellness-related, they often come packaged in gorgeous wicker baskets that can be used far beyond the festive season.

Ranging in price, they cost anywhere between £25 and £1,000, with some of the most luxurious picks coming with more than 30 items in total.

So, as a little gift to you, we've sifted through this year's line-up of Christmas hampers and rounded up the best options, including luxury picks from the nation's favourite: Fortnum & Mason, as well as budget-friendly numbers from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and even Swiss chocolatier, Lindt.

🎁 Best Christmas hampers for 2023

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Highlights: If you know someone who's a fan of the sweet treats that the festive season brings, then this one's for them. A classic pick, this hamper isn't short of puddings. The perfect set-up for a cosy night in, complete with bag of festive ground coffee, iced fruit cake and more, it all comes neatly presented in a lovely wicker basket.

  • Sent with a personal message
  • Affordable
  • Not many savoury options
£40 at Marks & Spencer


  • Berry Medley Soft Set Jam (113g)​

  • Christmas Iced Fruit Cake Bar FW (400g​)

  • Christmas Spiced Black Tea FW (100g​)

  • 8 Chocolate and Speculoos Cookies and Cream Biscuits (176g)

  • Christmas Pudding 6 Month Matured (100g)​

  • Christmas Ground Coffee Blend (227g​)

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Highlights: Synonymous with Christmas, Fortnum & Mason's range of hampers never cease to amaze us, and this year's line-up is no different. Averagely priced compared to the rest of the luxury brand's selection of hampers, this number is their most popular, and comes with everything you could possibly need to reach for on Christmas Day. Whether that be a cup of loose leaf tea and choc-orange biscuits, later washed down with a bottle of bubbly and chocolate truffles.

New hampers from Fortnum & Mason this year include: The Christmas at Piccadilly Gift Box (£85), The Fortnum & Mason Winter Pamper Hamper (£280), The Starry Night Gift Box (£55), The Christmas Eve Box (£70), The Amalthea Gin Gift Box (£75) and The Christmas at Highgrove Hamper (£200).

  • Bursting with festive treats
  • Great selection of wine
  • Features signature wicker basket
  • Expensive
£200 at Fortnum & Mason


  • Boxing Day Pickle, 250g

  • St James Christmas Pudding, 454g

  • Royal Blend Tea,125g Loose Leaf Caddy

  • Fortnum’s Christmas Pecan & Ginger Biscuits, 250g

  • Fortnum’s Christmas Orange & Dark Chocolate Biscuits, 125g

  • Christmas Figgy Preserve, 200g

  • Christmas Cognac Butter, 195g

  • Fortnum's Marc de Champagne Truffles, 125g

  • Fortnum's Brut Reserve Champagne NV, Louis Roederer, 75cl

  • Fortnum's Pays d'Oc Blanc, Jeff Carrel, 75cl

  • Fortnum's Sicilian Perricone, Cantina Paolini, 75cl

  • Large Hamper

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Highlights: A best-seller right now over on John Lewis, this Christmas Treats Sack is filled with Prosecco and festive treats, and is only £35. While it comes in a fetching red and gold drawstring sack (not a wicker hamper), it contains exactly what you'd expect to find in a Christmas hamper, but for a more affordable price.

  • Affordable
  • Only five items
£35 at John Lewis


  • Waitrose San Leo Prosecco DOC, 75cl

  • Abbey Biscuits Chocolate Brownie Biscuits, 150g

  • Linden Lady 6 Chocolate Covered Fudge, 80g

  • Maxwell & Franks 4 Mince Pies

  • Cambrook Brilliantly Baked Sweet Chilli Peanuts & Cashews, 45g

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Highlights: A bottle of Gavi and Côtes du Rhône, side-by-side a festive blend tea and selection of delectable sweet treats. Our favourite item? The musical biscuit tin filled with teeny-tiny little gingerbread people. 

  • Simple yet refined mix of products
  • Two bottles of wine
  • Not many savoury options
£100 at Selfridges


  • Selfridges Selection Hanging Bauble with Salted Caramel Truffles, 60g

  • Selfridges Selection Christmas Pudding, 454g

  • Selfridges Selection Festive Blend Tea, 50g

  • Selfridges Selection Christmas Musical Biscuit Tin

  • Selfridges Selection Côtes du Rhône, 750ml

  • Selfridges Selection Gavi DOCG, 750ml

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Highlights: A Christmas hamper complete with a cuddly, plush toy? That's right, this pick from Harrods features the department store's signature festive bear, which on its own costs £40, alongside a selection of other (edible) treats including three delicious jars of winterberry jam, brandy butter and cranberry sauce spiked with port. 

  • Comes with a teddy bear
  • More of a splurge at £175
£175 at Harrods


  • Christmas Bear 2023 Ethan (36cm)

  • Christmas Blend Loose-Leaf Tea (125g)

  • Classic Christmas Pudding (454g)

  • Salted Caramel Shortbread (200g)

  • Winterberry Jam (325g)

  • Brandy Butter (220g)

  • Cranberry Sauce with Port (325g)

  • Festive Fudge, Brittle & Honeycomb (310g)

  • Chocolate Bear Stick Pack (90g)

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Highlights: As expected, this hamper is bursting with chocolate — it does come from best-selling Swiss chocolatier, Lindt, after all. Expect to find everything from the brand's iconic chocolate bear, to bags of chocolate truffles and miniature Lindt Santas. You even get to choose 650g of your favourite truffles to be included, too. 

  • Perfect for chocolate lovers
  • Includes 650g Pick & Mix
  • No wicker basket
£60 at Lindt


  • Lindt TEDDY Milk Chocolate 5 Pack Perforation, 50g

  • Lindt SANTA Milk Chocolate 5 Pack Perforation, 50g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Mini Truffles, 80g

  • Lindt 1 x TEDDY Red OR Blue Jumper Milk Chocolate, 200g

  • Lindt SANTA Milk Chocolate, 125g

  • Lindt LINDOR Double Chocolate Mini Truffles, 80g

  • Lindt TEDDY White Chocolate, 100g

Cartwright & Butler

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Highlights: Lift the lid on a selection of festive sweet and savoury favourites. Perfect for those who are alcohol-free this Christmas. 

  • Alcohol-free
  • Good mix of products
  • Price just misses 20% off deal
£70 at Cartwright & Butler


  • C&B Cranberry & Orange Mini Mince Pies

  • C&B Almonds in Dark Chocolate

  • C&B Cheese & Chilli Shortbreads

  • C&B Winter Spiced Orange and Cranberry Shortbread Rounds

  • C&B Cranberry Sauce

  • C&B Gingerbread Fudge

  • C&B Tea in Carton Afternoon Tea

  • C&B Café York Fine Blend Coffee

  • C&B Caramelised Onion Chutney

  • C&B Soft Fruit Jellies

  • C&B Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Stirrer

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Highlight: Different from your usual foodie hamper, this gift from The White Company is perfect for those who take comfort in putting their feet up and lighting a candle. It features the brand's signature festive scents: Winter, Myrrh, Fir Tree and Nordic Wood, and comes with everything from candles to home spray. 

  • Chic packaging
  • No full-sized items included
£80 at The White Company


  • Winter Signature Candle, 140g (approximately 33 hours’ burn time)

  • Winter Hand Wash, 250ml

  • Myrrh Mini Diffuser and Reeds, 50ml (lasts approximately 1 month)

  • Nordic Woods Votive Candle, 75g (approximately 18 hours’ burn time)

  • Fir Tree Home Spray, 100ml

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Highlights: Hot drink lovers, rejoice! As this hamper from Whittard doesn't just come with one type of hot beverage, it comes with three. Complete with loose leaf tea, luxury hot chocolate and Christmas coffee, it even comes with a box of moreish Christmas Pudding biscuits. 

  • Great for those who love a brew
  • Only one food item included
£90 at Whittard


  • Christmas Tea Loose Tea Clip Top Tin

  • Christmas Tea 25 Individually Wrapped Teabags

  • Ginger Snap Loose Oolong Chai

  • Christmas Coffee Clip Top Tin

  • Luxury Hot Chocolate Clip Top Tin

  • Christmas Pudding All Butter Biscuits

  • Christmas Spice Espresso Beans