Best Christmas hampers: the Homes & Gardens edit

We reveal our favorite Christmas hampers for the holidays – packed with delicious food and drink to wellbeing must-haves

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While Christmas is usually the one time of year when you're guaranteed to see friends and family over the holidays, 2020 is bound to be an exception to the rule. 

With stay at home orders and local lockdowns scuppering any chance of travelling to see loved ones, it's worth planning ahead and sending them something really special in advance of the big day.  

Christmas hampers are the ideal gift – they're packed with treats that people would rarely buy for themselves but can be so very welcome over a family-free festive break. 

From hampers packed with delicious food and drink to homeware and wellbeing treats, we've chosen our favorites to help you send love to your loved ones this Christmas.

1. Best drinks and snacks hamper


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Waitrose & Partners No.1 Luxury Hamper, £125, John Lewis & Partners
With three bottles of wine and a host of sweet and savoury snacks all from the Waitrose No.1 premium range, this generous hamper bound to keep appetites sated in between meals. 

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2. Best Christmas hamper for cocktail lovers 


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Selfridges Selection Martini Cocktail kit, £155, Selfridges
Give the gift of a shaken, stirred or anyway-they-want-it martini with this exquisite cocktail hamper. 

Contains everything you need to make a delicious martini from Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth and Belvedere vodka, to LSA martini glasses and a jar of Selfridges Selection Nocellara Olives for garnish.

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3. Best hamper for festive fragrance


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The Winter hamper, £100, The White Company

Give the gift of scent this Christmas with this beautiful fragrance-filled hamper.

Infused with the brand's festive Winter fragrance, this hamper contains a room diffuser, candle, ceramic tree decorations with scented spray, diffuser plate and four ceramic star tealights.

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4. Best Christmas hamper for Afternoon Tea


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The Fortnum's Afternoon Tea Hamper, £500, Fortnum & Mason

A hamper round-up isn't complete without including the king of hampers, Fortnum & Mason. 

Packed with 17 items, including a tea pot, teacups and saucers, five different teas, biscuits, preserves, fruit cake and more, it's everything a true tea lover could need.

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5. Best for lovers of pattern (and treats)


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Strawberry Thief suitcase hamper, £95, Liberty

They say that great things come in small packages and this exquisite suitcase hamper is a prime example. 

Packed with a delicious selection of chocolates, biscuits, teas and jam, all decorated in a variety of iconic Liberty designs, they're presented in a beautiful (and reusable) suitcase adorned with the famous William Morris print.View Deal

6. Best for a relaxing Christmas


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The Rest & Restore Wellbeing Hamper, £200, Daylesford

Buying for someone who needs some R&R? This elegant hamper contains everything they need to relax for the festive season. 

From supplements to boost their health to bath salts and soothing tea to help them unwind, after the year we've had, we could all do with a treat like this.View Deal

7. Best hamper for vegans 


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The Vegan Pantry Gift Hamper, £115, Sous Chef
Encourage a friend to embrace Veganuary this year with this collection of plant-based foods, snacks and condiments. 

From black truffle oil and dried porcini mushrooms to Valhrona dark chocolate and Umbrian lentils, only the very vest of vegan food with do.View Deal

8. Best Christmas hamper for traditional treats


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Santa's Little Hamper, £60, Betty's
Famous Yorkshire tea house, Betty's, has gathered a host of its most popular festive treats into this beautifully packaged picnic hamper.

Containing fruit cake, Christmas pudding, chocolates, gingerbread and tea (naturally), this is a welcome treat to anyone who longs for traditional English sweets.View Deal

9. Best for last-minute deliveries


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The York Grand Festive Hamper, £250, Milk&More
If lockdowns are lifted at the last minute and you need a speedy gift for visiting family, this stunning hamper can be delivered quickly by doorstep milk service, Milk&More. 

Packed with 21 items, including cakes, sweets and savouries and a bottle of Prosecco or tea to wash them down.View Deal