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Best Christmas hampers 2023, from John Lewis to Fortnum & Mason

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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 best value 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

Product count: 14
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 one of 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 gold coins

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
£260 at Fortnum & Mason


  • Fortnum's Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut Champagne, Maison Bonnet, 75cl

  • Boxing Day Pickle, 230g

  • St James Christmas Pudding, 454g

  • Fortnum’s Christmas Tea Biscuits, 120g

  • Christmas Biscuit Selection Tin, 650g

  • Strawberry Preserve 340g

  • Colombia El Jordan Estate Ground Coffee, 227g

  • Christmas Cognac Butter, 195g

  • Christmas Merrilossus Biscuits, 600g

  • Christmas Black Tea, 200g

  • Fortnum's Dão Tinto, Niepoort, 75cl

  • Chocolate Gold Coins 100g

  • Burlington Breakfast Marmalade, 340g

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

Product count: 5
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

Product count: 7
Highlights: A number of Love Cocoa's Christmas hampers are already sold out, but luckily for us this brilliant pick — complete with seven different types of delicious chocolate — is still available to buy in time for the festivities. Featuring the brand's most-loved seasonal treats, each piece of chocolate is beautifully packaged using eco-friendly, recyclable packaging. The perfect gift for a chocolate lover this Christmas. 

  • Eco-friendly, recyclable packaging
  • Seven types of chocolate
  • No wicker hamper
£60 at Love Cocoa


  • Peppermint Bark 35% White Chocolate Bar

  • Gingerbread 71% Dark Chocolate Bar

  • Christmas Pudding 41% Milk Chocolate Bar

  • Cranberry & Caramel 41% Milk Chocolate Bar

  • Champagne Snowball Milk Chocolate Truffles

  • Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Truffles

  • Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Biscuits

Product count: 11
Highlights: On sale for 33.60 down from £42, this hamper has already gained hundreds of rave reviews this year. One shopper said that they were "surprised at the amount of produce" included, while another described it as "a lovely gift". With a generous total of 11 products, each festive foodie favourites, there's no-doubt this would make one happy recipient. 

  • Nice range of products
  • Currently on sale
  • Basic packaging
£33 at


  • 380g Rich Dundee Cake by Welsh Hills Bakery

  • 260g Grandma Wilds 4 Luxury Mince Pies

  • 150g Masala Dippers by Howdah

  • 100g Choccy Scoffy Chocolate Truffles by Monty Bojangles

  • Ginger Thins by Anna's

  • 56g Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company GoldBag

  • 38g The CCC Mini Mint Drizzle Bar

  • Joe & Seph's Speculoos Popcorn 30g

  • 112g Thursday Cottage Strawberry Jam

  • 45g Sweet Chilli Nuts by Cambrook

  • New English Tea Afternoon Tea

Product count: 6
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

Product count: 9
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)

Product count: 9
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 bars to bags of chocolate truffles. 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
£55 at Lindt


  • Lindt LINDOR Double Chocolate Truffles 200g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles 200g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles 200g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Bar 100g

  • Lindt LINDOR White Bar 100g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Salted Caramel Bar 100g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Salted Caramel Bar 38g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Bar 38g

  • Lindt LINDOR Milk Orange Bar 38g

Product count: 5
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

Product count: 7
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