Food & Drink

Jason Allen 06/12/17

Selfridges’ Luxury Christmas Hampers

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Christmas hampers…

your ability to feel sad.

And this is mainly because –

A) You get presents!  But even nicer than that…

B) You get to give presents!

The obvious problem here, however, is that some people are harder to buy for than others.  Suuuure that special someone’s a foodie who’d love a great bottle of wine, some cognac butter, a few mulling spices and a little vanilla caramel fudge to unwrap on the 25th December, but what you want is to get them a gift that’s actually going to last. You know, like maybe something beautiful that they can carry their picnics to the park in, when summer rolls around…

And wouldn’t you believe it, the research bods at iconic London department store Selfridges’ have only gone and solved this “perishable vs long-lasting gift” dilemma by creating a vast selection of beautiful (long-lasting) food hampers containing delicious consumable treats, which range in price from just £39.99 to, erm… £10,000.

Behold a few of our favourites –


This one includes a family-sized amount of goodies, including a Christmas pudding made to an exclusive recipe dating back to 1929, plus some brandy butter made with Cognac Leyrat VSOP, Christmas Jam (that is, strawberry & Champagne jam), chocolate coated honeycomb, a kilogram of panettone, some Chianti, and more. Price: £160 | Take A Look


Breakfast in Bed Hamper

More accurately known as the ‘Prosecco In Bed’ hamper, this one’s priced at just £70 and features strong Italian coffee, traditional lemon curd, vintage thick cut marmalade, some very English tea, British strawberry jam, and – oh yeah – a beautiful Selfridges Food Hamper.  Price: £70 | Take A Look


Cheese & Wine Hamper

Coming with four cheeses, three chutneys, two types of biscuits, a bottle of wine, a bottle of port, a great big hamper AND a cheeseboard with accompanying knives. Price: £132 | Take A Look


Christmas Day Hamper

Had a good year?  Well how better to celebrate it than buying this veritable giant of a luxury Christmas hamper. Aside from the hamper itself (which will easily double as a spare bedroom for small guests once Christmas is over) this thing features literally dozens of the nicest things on earth, including a Christmas cake that’s been fed a glug of whisky each week while it rests; some Scottish shortbread made at the foot of Ben Nevis; plus fudge, smoked salmon, truffles, wines, spirits, cheeses, and – most essentially of all – Champagne Glitter Crackers. Price: £400 | Take A Look

Decide to check out the full range and – in addition to those above – you’re very likely to also stumble across an all-felt hamper from Lucy Sparrow; an office party hamper; and our favourite: the glorious salted caramel panettone hamper…

Finally it’s worth pointing out once again that every hamper comes with an actual Selfridges Hamper which is not only sturdily made of wicker & leather, but which will also happily act as a side table, a toy chest or a picnic basket for years to come.

So you’ll have the present and the future sorted…

NOTE: Selfridges’ Luxury Christmas Hampers are on sale now in stores and on Click here to see if there are any that take your fancy, or find out more by calling 0800 138 8141 or emailing [email protected]

Selfridges | 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1A 1AB