Christmas Hampers

This is our Christmas hamper page, here we feature the current John Lewis Christmas hampers, confectionery hampers and gift food sets. Where we find them we also like to highlight special offers. It's been several years since we first started to develop our seasonal pages, originally a simple gift page then broadening the coverage out to include pages like this. If you're looking for other Christmas pages the Christmas directory has links to our most popular Christmas features.

Follow this link for gift food sets from John Lewis.

Christmas Hampers

We've been unable to identify the precise origins of the Christmas Hamper so if you know where it comes from we'd be happy to hear from you, our contact details are at the bottom of the page. The concept of a charitable hamper is a British custom which goes back to the Victorian era, possibly earlier. It seems that a wealthy philanthropist might prepare a hamper of foods and give it to a need person or family. When this custom changed to mean a wicker chest of treats for people who don't need a 'food parcel' we're not quite sure.

Hampers differ from other seasonal food gifts in that they traditionally feature a range of seasonal goods. The John Lewis Fireside Hamper is a good example of the current thinking. It includes: Handmade Christmas Chutney, Claires Handmade Extra Fruity Raspberry Jam, Fairtrade Organic English Breakfast Teabags, Jolly Good Chocolate Honeycomb Crisp, Linden Lady Giant Milk Choc Buttons with Sprinkles & Star Decoration and a Duni Cocktail Napkins Snowflake 24cm x 24. You get the idea? Something for everyone.

As an alternative you can set about making up your own hamper and giving it as a present or taking it with you if you're going to stay with friends. In our experience it's often hard to save any money by buying your own goods on a like for like basis but if you make up your own hamper you will be able to personalize the components.

John Lewis Christmas Hampers - Luxury Xmas Hampers - Gift Food Sets

Christmas Hampers come in almost every size and price. You can find basic versions from £10 with luxurious examples costing several hundred pounds. Christmas hamper retailers below, Christmas gift retailers further down the page.

Christmas hampers generously filled with delicacies like; chocolate, wine or champagne also delicious cheeses and preserves. In them you can find tasty cakes, Christmas puddings, biscuits and the best chocolates and all kind marmalades. Different kinds of nuts are a popular part of hampers. Also fragrant candles to help create that special Christmas atmosphere.

Gift Food Sets From John Lewis

Emma Bridgewater Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea Bag

Emma Bridgewater Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea Bag

Wenlock Marathon Hamper

Wenlock Marathon Hamper

Edinburgh Preserves Cheese Wedge Gift

Edinburgh Preserves Cheese Wedge Gift

Confectionery Hampers From John Lewis

Charbonnel & Walker Union Jack Hamper

Charbonnel & Walker Union Jack Hamper

Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate & Prosecco Hamper, 750g

Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate & Prosecco Hamper, 750g

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Hat Box Hamper

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Hat Box Hamper

Chocolate Hamper selected by Waitrose

Chocolate Hamper selected by Waitrose

Haribo Gift Box selected by Waitrose

Haribo Gift Box selected by Waitrose

Tear and Share Sweetie Hamper selected by Waitrose

Tear and Share Sweetie Hamper selected by Waitrose

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