Christmas is coming! Make sure this festive season is utterly unforgettable with an all-encompassing luxury hamper. From £125 to £20,000, we’ve found a selection of the most lavish that you could give this festive season.
The most distinguished produce from around the world has been selected by Harrods to create this limited-edition hamper for 2013. Champagnes, wines and spirits total 25 bottles and include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2000 Magnuma and Dom Pérignon 2004 Magnum. Confectionery includes a three tier Christmas cake weighing 9.5kgs and an Archive Collection Christmas pudding, while fresh products include Beluga caviar, foie gras and an 8kg Iberico Ham. Luxury crackers filled with Harrods gifts and delivery in an impressive wooden presentation trunk complete the selection to create a hamper fitting of its name.
Standout feature: gold olive oil and marmalade
This winter wonderland of extravagance, containing irresistible delicacies from vintage Krug champagne to fresh Scottish smoked salmon, is the most magnificent in the Fortnum & Mason range. Aged balsamic vinegar and white truffle oil rub shoulders with Beluga caviar, foie gras with truffles, chewy, chocolatey Florentines and rare and special Panama Esmeralda coffee. The wines and spirits are more than equal to the challenge; Dom Perignon Rosé, D’Oliveras Boal Madeira and a Bowmore 25-year-old single malt are just a hint of the many pleasures to be found inside. A glittering new Nuts About Christmas Pudding, with its crown of gilded nuts and its melting heart of Somerset Cider brandy butter rounds off this fantastic feast.
Standout feature: new Nuts about Christmas pudding
This wonderfully decadent Christmas hamper collection, includes the finest quality produce to help you cook up a culinary storm, as well as quick fix ready-made delicacies, vintage Champagne and sensational 10 year old Port. The Harvey Nichols Connoisseur Christmas Hamper is beautifully presented in a Harvey Nichols wicker basket and sent with a gift card which can be personalised with your own message.
Standout feature: perfect for indulgent Christmas entertaining
This Selfridges showstopper includes 52 different gifts, chosen as the very best in their category by Selfridges’ team of dedicated food experts. Promising the best flavours around- whether its their decadent Christmas pudding, champagnes or jams – and whether it’s for a group to share or an oh-so-lucky individual – this gift will be sure to dazzle when the 30 inch basket arrives at their door.
Standout feature: Selfridges’ very best items
East India Company’s Wonderland hamper is a beautiful trunk brimming with gastronomic treats from around the world including caramel and sea salt biscuits, strawberry and pepper jam, fig and olive savoury marmalade and lapsang souchong mustard. Packed in alongside enrobed macadamia nuts, enrobed raspberries, sea salt chocolate and the delightful Baroness box of truffles is an eclectic assortment of teas from Bombay chai and Assam tea to British peppermint and Jasmine green tea, a delicious Tiger of Mysore coffee caddy and two delicate East India Company fine china mugs.
Standout feature: treats from around the globe
The complete collection from Daylesford to see you through Christmas Day and beyond: smoked salmon for Christmas morning, baked ham and all the trimmings, a full cheeseboard with biscuits, preserves and plenty of sweet indulgences for an abundant, festive table. This fresh hamper is only available for delivery on Friday 13th December or Friday 20th December. The protective packaging inside this gift box is 100% biodegradable, recyclable and made from sustainable raw materials and the wooden gift box, made from renewable resources is designed to be reused. It’s almost guilt free indulgence.
Standout feature: environmental conscience
Rather than filling their baskets with biscuits and jams, chutneys and wine – Forman and Field Ultimate Christmas Hamper is filled mainly with fresh, mainly British, hand prepared food that you want to pop in your mouth, rather than stash at the back of a cupboard.
Forman & Field’s sister company, H.Forman & Son, is the oldest producer of smoked salmon in the world and have been doing this in East London since 1905, supplying many of the world’s top chefs, caterers, restaurants, and superyachts. The De Luxe is Forman and Field’s most luxurious “off the shelf” hamper, but its also possible to include any foods from their range to create your own bespoke hamper as spectacular as you like.
Standout feature: British foods
Crammed full of three whole sides of smoked salmon, three duck breasts, Welsh cheddar, local chocolates and many more gourmet offerings. As a lasting gift, you’ll also have the choice of either a bespoke oak presentation platter or a handmade chopping board, both of which are handmade at a local workshop.
Standout feature: freshness
A healthy twist on the traditional decadent hamper – Harvey Nichols have created a hamper for those planning a healthy start to 2014 without compromising on taste. The full range of Riot of Colour products features flavour sensations such as honey and bee pollen biscuits and apricot and lavender preserve as well as individual snack packs of seeds, porridge and chocolates.
Standout feature: healthy alternative
A luxury hamper filled with the finest artisanal chocolates which Alain Ducasse has handpicked a selection of his favourite speciality chocolates handmade at his recently opened factory in the heart of Paris.
To enhance the gourmet experience, the hamper includes a bottle of Champagne NV Selection Alain Ducasse Brut; previously unavailable for purchase in the UK and only served at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Hampers are available for pre-order from 1st November to 10th December.
Standout feature: Ducasse’s artisanal skills
To order any of these hampers please use the links above, or contact your Insignia personal assistant.