What brings on the holiday cheer more than a beautifully packaged hamper stuffed to the brim with butter-yellow chunks of cheddar, moreish biscuits and well-aged wines? A Christmas hamper is traditional, elegant and oh so British, but perhaps not the most cutting edge. Until now. These days, there truly is a hamper for everyone. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a vegan, an interiors enthusiast or a wine lover, there’s an indulgent hamper for your entire Christmas list.
Plant-Powered Vegan Hamper By Daylesford
The ultimate client gift, Daylesford has you covered when it comes to their well-stocked range of organic hampers. And this year, the vegan in your rolodex won’t feel overlooked, as this protein-rich plant-powered hamper is overflowing with homemade and nourishing cupboard favourites, such as fermented kimchi, cashew nut butter and super-seed quinoa porridge. Add to that, you can feel good with your purchase, as with every hamper sold, Daylesford plants a native broadleaf tree.
Wellness Hamper By KX Spa
If food isn’t the answer then why not give the gift that seeks to support the body, mind and soul? Chelsea-based fitness club KX has created the ultimate luxury hamper designed to refresh and rejuvenate. Self-care at its finest, the bespoke wellness hamper includes an annual gym membership, a series of SkinCeuticals beauty product, boxing gloves, a trip to the spa, and a clever travel-sized Theragun for at-home massages.
Full-House Hamper By Canvin & Catchpole
With four generations of butchers behind them, the team at Canvin & Catchpole truly know their craft. And as customers become increasingly curious and educated about sourcing, Canvin & Catchpole have the answers, as all of their fresh produce comes directly from their family farm in Bedfordshire. And to give the gift of great groceries, the full-house hamper includes a 30-day dry-aged Aberdeen Angus rib of beef, 15 outdoor-bred pork chipolata sausages, a tin of Tellicherry peppercorns from Rooted Spices, six gooey original brownies, and 200g of crumbly black truffle vintage organic cheddar. To top it off, 12 meals are donated to secondary schools in England with each purchase thanks to a partnership with the charity Chefs in Schools.
Some people love to put their culinary skills to work and don’t just want to slap a bit of smoked salmon on a saltine. For the budding chef, Restokit promises a world-class meal delivered in a box. Best of the best, restaurant partners include Bocca di Lupo, Michelin-starred Gymkhana, and uber healthy Farmacy. But if that all sounds too much like hard work, they’ve also launched a “Pro” service where a bonafide private chef turns up alongside the kit, prepares the entire meal, then serves it, and even cleans up at the end.
10 Greek Street X Dishpatch
Want to give a gift that makes life just that much better for the recipient? Billed as the “antithesis to Deliveroo,” Dishpatch brings the country’s best restaurants to people’s homes nationwide. Built to complement and support restaurants, customers can suss out not only the perfect restaurant but also pick and choose to create a winning menu. The platform includes a range of establishments, the likes of Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano and favourite St. John Restaurant—known for its nose-to-tail cooking—as well as neighbourhood treasures and emerging chefs. And available for a seamless Christmas day, the beef banquet from Soho’s 10 Greek Street won’t go amiss.
Going Overboard Hamper By Panzer’s
Panzer’s is a much-loved neighbourhood establishment in St Johns Wood, and thankfully that local cheer can be shared each year with one of their memorable hampers. And if you don’t want to hold back, the clue is in the name, and the Going Overboard hamper, truly is the gift that has it all. Delivered in a traditional wicker basket, the hamper is filled to the top, with the likes of Champagne, caviar, award-winning charcuterie, Panzer’s-own-brand smoked salmon, Italian truffles, Manuka honey, a classic Christmas panettone and more.
Gail’s Christmas Hamper
Gail’s is a place to indulge year-round and the holidays are certainly no different. Their festive hampers are freshly prepared and can be delivered directly your door or picked up from one of their bakeries. Freshly baked goods in the Christmas hamper include dark sourdough bread and a batch of sweet indulgences, such as chocolate sables, a winter berry jam and Christmas buns. And if that’s not enough, enjoy the ultimate Christmas breakfast with the Morning After hamper, which includes; whey-buttered toast with organic jam, a crunchy fruit and nut granola, smoked salmon, cream cheese and crusty sourdough bread.
Christmas Hamper By The River Cafe
Ever year on Christmas Day, The River Cafe’s Ruth Rogers serves her husband Richard’s Italian mother’s Christmas cake. Now fans the Michelin-starred restaurant can sample that cake for themselves and also devour a selection of Italian delicacies, presented alongside a set of Carlo Moretti glasses and napkins—carefully chosen in The River Cafe’s signature pink, yellow, and blue colour scheme. Opt for one of three gift boxes, all promising to include favourite ingredients—such as, Paolo Petrilli tomatoes, Ortiz anchovies, and Volcano coffee—and kitchen accessories chosen by the much-lauded chef and restaurateur.
Christmas Hamper By Thyme & Bertioli
What do you get the friend who has it all? Well, it has to be something handmade, sustainable and memorable. Inspired by nature and set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thyme is both an elegant country house hotel and the sustainable lifestyle brand run by the hotel’s founder Caryn Hibbert. Inside the handwoven market basket created by sister brands Thyme & Bertioli, you will discover a tablecloth and coordinating dinner candles, as well as a set of matching napkins, velvet ribbons, and reusable cracker barrels (to fill with gifts of your choice!).
Know Your Classics Hamper By Provisions Wine & Cheese
How well do you know your classics? This hamper isn’t meant to be a test but instead should leave you feeling smug and with a well-stocked wine cellar. Hand-selected by the team at London-based Provisions Wine & Cheese, and comprising six different wines, the gift includes a bottle of Château Falfas Le Chevalier from Bordeaux; a Vincent Couche from Champagne; and a Bourgogne Blanc from Burgundy. And if it’s not just alcohol you want to send, they also have any impressive lineup of hampers that include specialty cheeses, chocolate truffles and more.
Luxury Gift Hamper By Petersham Nurseries
Arbiters of style and taste, Petersham Nurseries has launched a new collection of hampers ranging from the rose Bellini hamper, to the luxury food and drink hamper, the gardening hamper to the gift hamper. Known for their expertise not just in plants and horticulture but also in sourcing beautiful linens, glassware and crockery, the gift hamper is brimming with a selection of items to lay the perfect dinner table. Presented in a wicker gardening trug, highlights include a handblown glass oil pourer, a set of handmade gold-edged pinch pots, five candles to set the ambiance, an Italian-made wine decanter, and a bottle of Castello Fonterutoli Chianti Classico.