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9 of the best Christmas hampers

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Nov 07, 2022
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Jam-packed with unique food and drink, from artisan ham to sourdough doughnuts, these decadent Christmas hampers are guaranteed to impress. Feast your eyes on our tried and tested favourites and treat someone special, or yourself!

DukesHill It's a Wonderful Life Hamper, £175 

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Offering a taste of the very best of DukesHill, this hamper is sure to please the whole family, with highlights including a delicious DukesHill Wiltshire Ham and the company’s signature traditional Oak Smoked Salmon alongside DukesHill Blinis. The savoury selections also include meltingly tender Pork Rillettes, Isle of Mull Cheddar, Cote Hill Blue Cheese, a Boxing Day Chutney, Parmesan & Pistachio Sablés and Scottish Oatcakes. Sweet picks include a Family Christmas Pudding, Classic Mince Pies, Handmade Scottish Shortbread and Milk Chocolate Honeycomb, finished off with a bottle of Tanners Cava Brut.

Fodder The Great Yorkshire Hamper, £210 

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If you want to experience Yorkshire produce at its best, this luxury hamper from Harrogate Food hall Fodder is a real winner. It’s packed with 20 different luxurious products, including Leventhorpe Sparkling Wine, Yorkshire Crisps, Sing Gin, Farrah’s Harrogate Toffee and Fodder’s own Raspberry & Rhubarb Jam, all packed up in a lovely wicker basket.

Imp & Maker Chocolate Lovers Gift Set £59.95

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Imp & Maker is a small British business based in the heart of Lincolnshire specialising in gift sets that are hand-picked and beautifully packed for delivery to anywhere in the British Isles, with a commitment to sustainability, welfare and supply chain transparency.

The company have some cracking, expertly curated hampers and gift boxes this year with something for everyone and to suit all budgets. Our pick is the Chocolate Lovers Gift Set, which includes sublime salted caramel buttons and honeycomb bites from Cocoba, Diforti’s incredible Salted Caramel Cannoli, Naked Vanilla marshmallow and yummy hot chocolate from Spice Kitchen.

Abel & Cole Best of British Hamper, £195 

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Great for the eco minded, all of Abel & Cole’s hampers are carbon neutral and only come with necessary packaging to keep waste to a minimum. The ‘Best of British’ Hamper has been carefully-curated with sustainability in mind; discover high-welfare Smoked Salmon from Severn and Wye Smokery and Orange & Elderflower Ham from Daylesford, perfect for serving up with scrambled eggs and a glass of Oxney NV English Sparkling Wine for your Christmas morning breakfast.

Chefs for Foodies Ultimate Turkey Christmas Dinner Recipe Kit £139

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This Christmas dinner meal kit from Masterchef winner Steven Wallis (in partnership with recipe box specialists Chefs For Foodies) would make a wonderful and practical gift for Christmas. Including all the ingredients you need to make a chef-quality Christmas dinner, the recipe kit feeds 6 people and is £139, the equivalent to just £23.16 per head.

The kit includes quality ingredients sourced from British suppliers and family-run butchers including a quality turkey breast fillet with prosciutto ham. The trimmings include, sage and onion stuffing, roasted parsnips with polenta and parmesan, bacon pangritata brussel sprout, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets and luxury gravy. Chef Steven has also provided a video Masterclass with a seasonal, entertaining step-by-step guide crammed with Christmas tips to perfect the most important home cooked dinner of the year.

Luxury Foodie Hamper, £90

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Belazu’s fantastic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products are carefully sourced for incredible flavour (we’re obsessed with their Rose Harissa) so a hamper of the company’s most-loved products is sure to go down a treat with the foodie in your life! This fantastic box contains treats like Black Olive Tapenade, Truffle & Artichoke Pesto, Balsamic Semi-Dried Tomatoes, Shawarma Paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil with White Truffle, Apricot Harissa and Saffron.

Brindisa Artisan Selection Box, £95

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Offering continental flavour in buckets, The Artisan Selection Box from Spanish food specialists Brindisa offers a special selection of the company’s most loved products, packed full of chilled food such as hand carved jamon and chorizo, and a sumptuous Spanish cheese. You’ll also find exquisite store cupboard luxuries like Ortiz anchovy fillets in olive oil, Gordal olives, Perelló hot guindilla peppers, Alemany orange blossom honey and Salted Marcona Almonds.

Crosstown Christmas Hamper, from £57.95 

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Known for their exquisite hand-crafted sourdough doughnuts, London-based producer Crosstown have launched a host of tempting gift sets this Christmas. Our pick is this fabulous hamper, which includes a six-pack of festive doughnut, a tube of gourmet biscuits, chocolate bars, almond butter, salted caramel chocolate truffles and your choice of specialty drink.

Harvey Nichols Fancy Trimmings Hamper, £125

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A best-seller every year, this classic Harvey Nichols wicker hamper has everything you need to add those all-important finishing touches to your Christmas celebrations. It’s themed around European Christmas flavours and continental style, so expect Premier Cru Champagne from France, Panettone from Italy, tea with Scandinavian-inspired spices, and classic British touches like gin-infused truffles and Festive Nutty Brittle.

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