The 12 Best Options for Hampers in the UK
Eat, drink and be merry—all year-round! With these sumptuous gourmet hampers in the UK, you can feast like a king or treat yourself and your loved ones with gift hampers that are far from generic. Whether you are looking for festive treats for a Christmas hamper or healthy options for your parents’ gift hamper, we have listed down the best hampers in the UK for all tastes and occasions.
Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of these stores still deliver their items while adhering to safety and hygiene standards. However, some of them are closed for the moment, but will re-open again when permitted and it has become safer. We’ve noted below the service and policy changes of these companies, to be updated frequently.
|BEST FOR||Luxury Gift Boxes|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 9.95 – GBP 500|
|DELIVERY FEE||From GBP 3.95|
|CONTACT||0800 456 1919 / +44(0)1423 814008 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||SagePay, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Visa Debit|
Bettys is your fail-safe option since their hampers cut across all occasions with popular premium items everyone can enjoy. You can choose any one of their luxury gift boxes to give to a boss, colleague, friend, relative and neighbour. Our personal favourite is their bestselling “Taste of Bettys Gift Tin” so your recipient can sample the all-time Bettys favourites in in one charming gift tin. Or for the coming holidays, be the best Santa with the Christmas Banquet Hamper. They usually post last day of orders for Christmas and other holidays, so if you don’t want your gift hampers to arrive before the holiday ends, make sure you make the cut-off.
Note: Because of the COVID restrictions, Bettys is temporarily closed for customers at this moment. However, they still offer delivery services, but for select products only. And most likely there would be delays too, although you are rest assured that the hampers will be handled with best hygiene practices.
2. Fortnum & Mason
|BEST FOR||Classic Christmas Hampers|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 15 – GBP 6,000|
|DELIVERY FEE||From GBP 5.95|
|CONTACT||+44 (0)20 7734 8040 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Bank Transfer|
Holiday hampers from Fortnum & Mason are popular gifts given by companies as corporate gifts as well as for personal gifting purposes. They have Wine Hampers, Food Hampers, Christmas Hampers, Halloween Hampers and so much more. They also have a section for gift hamper ideas, ranging from hampers for him and her to housewarmings and weddings. Their beautiful wicker basket adds a rustic charm to the entire package. Free delivery is only available to Fortnum & Mason account card holders who choose standard delivery for an order over £50 to a UK address.
3. The British Hamper Company
|BEST FOR||Healthy Food Hampers, Award-Winning British Food Items|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 36.97 – GBP 650|
|DELIVERY FEE||Prices are inclusive of delivery fee|
|CONTACT||+44 (0)1522 581 581 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||SagePay, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal|
The British Hamper Company has earned a good reputation for hamper delivery in the UK because of their high-quality products. For food hampers, they aim to pack award-winning British food into beautifully decorated hampers for any occasion. They even have hamper options for gluten free products and a special healthy hamper for diabetic loved ones. If it’s not peak season, they aim to deliver hampers UK within 48 hours after completing your transaction.
Note: Deliveries are still going to be made to customers in the UK. The staff has taken practical measures to ensure the hamper gets to you safely and on time. Delays are unlikely except in other countries like Spain and Italy. Once at your address, the employee will leave your hamper at your doorstep, and continue to maintain social distancing.
4. Farmison & Co.
|BEST FOR||Meat Boxes and Hampers|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 15.95 – GBP 250|
|DELIVERY FEE||Free for orders over GBP 40|
|CONTACT||01765 601 226 | [email protected]|
For your meat-eating family and friends, send them a premium meat hamper from Farmison and Co. Their meat is not your usual fare because they make sure that the meat you get is the very best produce that money can buy. The free range, heritage breeds they offer are native to the British Isles and thrive by grazing in verdant, fertile pastures in the north of England. So, it’s no surprise that they’ve won online butcher of the year. Their timeframe for hamper delivery is within 2-3 days. The fee if you do not reach the minimum order for free delivery is GBP 5.95.
Note: Orders thru call or online are still being taken even amid the COVID crisis. And due to a high level of demand in their stores, the delivery of their hampers is now a full 7 days a week, rather than 6 days per week as it was before. Furthermore, the company has implemented and strictly followed social distancing and hygiene measures in their workplace and for clients.
5. John Lewis
|BEST FOR||Customised Luxury Hampers|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 15 – GBP 1,000|
|DELIVERY FEE||GBP 3.50; Free for orders GBP 50|
|CONTACT||03456 049 049|
While John Lewis carefully curates items included in each of their hampers, sometimes not all items in the hamper can match your preference and taste. So, John Lewis gives their customers the option to customise their gift hampers. Or you can always give your recipient the freedom to choose for themselves by buying gift cards and vouchers the next time they want to order a hamper from John Lewis.
Note: John Lewis is sadly closed for now as per the government instructions. There’s no certain time for them to be back yet as the COVID condition is a variable one. Until that happens, you can participate in their activities or events online in the meantime.
6. Marks & Spencer
|BEST FOR||Affordable hampers for all occasions|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 10 – GBP 999.99|
|DELIVERY FEE||Free standard home delivery on orders over GBP 30|
|CONTACT||0333 014 8000|
|PAYMENT||M&S Credit Card, M&S Charge Card, M&S Budget Card, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Maestro, M&S Gift Card, M&S E-Gift Card|
This British multinational retailer sells everything from clothes to wellness products and gift hampers in the UK and around the world. Their price range for their hampers range from budget-friendly to high-end. All occasions are covered with their collection of Alcohol Hampers & Gifts, Chocolate Hampers & Gifts, Wicker Hampers, Food Hampers & Gifts, Alcohol Free Hampers & Gifts, Flower Hampers & Gifts, and Fruit Baskets. There are also hampers suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Note: The huge retailer giant is presently open though hygiene practices are strictly followed. For instance, there are regular hand washing and sanitation, basket and trolley cleans, checkout area cleans, and on top of that, a general deep clean before closing the store at night.
7. Black Mountains Smokery
|BEST FOR||Smoked Food Hamper Boxes, Luxury Food Hampers|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 49 – GBP 375|
|PAYMENT||Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch|
Black Mountains Smokery’s smoked food hampers make for a tasty treat for all occasions. Far from the usual hamper food fare, you’ll find the perfect gourmet gift for food lovers here. Their award-winning smoked salmon is their bestselling product. Their smoked salmons are luxurious and easy to prepare for your holiday parties. Their packaging consists of sustainable cardboard hamper boxes. You can also opt for a wicker hamper for a rustic, luxe feel. Mainland UK Premium Delivery by overnight courier is £7.95
Note: To keep the staff and customers safe during this time, orders should be made via phone or online. Then you may come to pick up at their store or that it will be sent to your address.
8. Waitrose & Partners
|BEST FOR||Christmas Hampers & Food Gifts|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 20 – GBP 1,000|
|DELIVERY FEE||From GBP 5.95|
|CONTACT||0800 188881 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||Partnership Card, Visa Debit (Delta), Maestro UK, MasterCard, Visa Credit, American Express|
Waitrose hampers and food gifts include fresh food hampers & gifts, classic hampers & food gifts, sweet treats and gift sets. So, whether you’re looking for something sweet for the holidays, something savoury for Christmas dinner or something practical for a birthday gift, Waitrose gives you tons of options. Their beautiful hampers, crates and gift sets are available in a range of sizes, filled with various delights depending on the occasions, some with bottles of fizz and more.
Note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there’s been a change in their delivery methods and product availability. For instance, Click & Collect delivery is still available where you can pickup your item the next day at 4pm in-store, or you can have the standard delivery of 3-5 days if you like. Also, since some of their products are in high demand, restocking may take some time.
9. Abel & Cole
|BEST FOR||Organic Hampers, Fruit & Vegetable Hampers, Recipe Boxes|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 11.50 – GBP 170|
|DELIVERY FEE||There is a minimum order value of GBP 12.00, plus a delivery charge of GBP 1.25|
|CONTACT||03452 62 62 62 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||Credit Card/Debit Card; They accept most cards excluding American Express|
You can buy a full feast from Abel & Cole. The best part is the food’s all organic! Their delicious hampers are ethical, seasonal and sustainable. They also have a “build your hamper” option for you to get the most out of your hamper purchase. You can even filter the selection further for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, fair trade and dairy-free products.
Note: Abel & Cole’s store has modified their business structure to adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak. It involves a top-to-bottom adjustment, involving their packaging, manpower, product offerings, social distancing, hygiene measures, and the like. All of these are done to make sure your health and safety comes first and deliver the best service to you. You can still visit their store and purchase their goods online.
|BEST FOR||Luxury Chocolate Hampers|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 2.95 – GBP 259.50|
|DELIVERY FEE||GBP 3.95|
|CONTACT||01929 421777 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||Visa, Mastercard, PayPal|
Chocoholics rejoice! For friends, family, colleagues and neighbours with a sweet tooth would absolutely love receiving a chocolate hamper from Chococo. Choices range from boxed fresh chocolates, vegan chocolates, bars, slabs & drops, chocolates clusters & treats, hampers & hot chocolates, and novelty chocolates. Order by noon for next day delivery.
Note: Their chocolate range will presently be limited at this unsettling time. There might also be delays when you order from them. Also, if you plan to order, you can send them an email rather than call as the distancing procedures means they only have a small team at their office.
11. Not on the High Street
|BEST FOR||Special Occasion Gift Sets|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 3.50 – GBP 650|
|DELIVERY FEE||GBP 3.75; Some products include free delivery|
|CONTACT||0203 318 5115|
|PAYMENT||Visa, Mastercard, PayPal|
Not on the High Street sells products from various shops and brands, so they have over a thousand hamper options for you. From baby hamper to tea set hampers and gourmet food boxes, you can find the perfect hamper for every occasion. Some of their popular hampers are Ginger Lover’s Hamper by Keelham Farm Shop, Best Of British Letter Box Hamper With Gin by Letter Box Hamper, and Artisan Cheese And Chutney Collection by Cows and Co.
Note: In the unfolding event of COVID-19, fortunately, Not on the High Street is still taking orders! Although your parcel will be sent to you on time as much as possible, there remains a possibility that it could be delayed.
Of course, both the staff and partners are closely monitoring the government and Public Health England, while implementing steps to combat the pandemic.
12. Petersham Nurseries
|BEST FOR||Wellness Hampers, Garde Gift Boxes|
|PRICE RANGE||GBP 7.50 – GBP 490|
|DELIVERY FEE||Calculate at checkout|
|CONTACT||020 8940 5230 | [email protected]|
|PAYMENT||Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club/Discover or Maestro|
Petersham Nurseries is ideal for friend and family with a green thumb. Help them start their own green patch or grow their garden with seeds and gardening kits from Petersham Nurseries. Aside from seeds and gardening essentials, they also sell notebooks, candles, handmade soaps, propagation boxes and tea sets—everything you need to de-stress and detoxify as well as beautify your home.
Note: Petersham Nurseries Richmond is slated to open on May 20th, in accordance with government regulations concerning the pandemic.