Our best buy overall goes to the DukesHill ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ hamper. This is a perfect all-rounder and includes signature Wiltshire ham, pork rillettes and oak-smoked salmon, which is delicious and perfect for Christmas morning blinis. The cherry on top is a lovely, bubbly cava brut to sip.
At Christmastime, there’s nothing quite as exciting as opening a gorgeously presented hamper of festive food and drink. So, we have gathered some of the best options around, with a variety of themes and for a variety of budgets, so you can find your perfect wintry treat.
There are small hampers, perfect for a bit of me-time while binging Christmas films; there are hampers that will thrill your host if you’re heading to a Christmas party, and there are giant hampers packed with everything you need for all the holiday festivities with the family.
Christmas hampers come in all shapes and sizes, from a bundle that will create the perfect cheese board to a basket filled with larder goodies, or boxes packed full of wine or cocktails to crack open.
Whether you’re sending a hamper as a gift or picking one for yourself, we’ve rounded up the top Christmas food and drink hampers this year.
Just don’t forget to breathe in between bites of cheese and biscuits.
How we tested
We spent weeks sampling mince pies, cheeses, chocolates and wine – it was exhausting work – to bring you our final thoughts on some of the best Christmas hampers available. We looked at how many products each hamper holds and, of course, the quality of the contents.
The best Christmas hampers for 2023 are:
- Best Christmas hamper overall – DukesHill It’s A Wonderful Life hamper: £195, Dukeshill.co.uk
- Best budget Christmas hamper – Dunnet Bay All Things Rock Rose Gin hamper: £71, Dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk
- Best Christmas hamper for a party – Baxters of Scotland The Sommelier Selection hamper: £199, Baxtersofscotland.com
- Best wine and cheese Christmas hamper – Snowdonia Cheese Company Cheese and Wine wicker hamper: £85, Snowdoniacheese.co.uk
- Best sweet treats Christmas hamper – Fitzbillies Christmas Thank You hamper: £112, Fitzbillies.com