Pre-order the very best hampers for Christmas now – before they sell out.

Has the world gone mad? Like beauty advent calendars, the very best Christmas hampers sell out long before December. What’s more, recent pandemic shipping dramas will likely wreak havoc on this year’s Christmas hamper shopping. If you’ve got your eye on bagging an iconic wicker hamper laden with goodies, it may be prudent to pre-order early.

Here are six of the best 2021 Christmas hampers to pre-order before they sell out.

Ultimate Decadence Hamper


Aldi is bringing back its sell-out copycat Fortnum & Mason Christmas hampers; last year’s boxes sold out in record time. From 27 September, you can pre-order the Ultimate Decadence Hamper, filled to the brim with 35 festive treats including cakes, a 30-month matured Christmas pudding and a few bottles of wine. It will sell out. We’re warning you. £150. Shop it here.

Champagne Diptyque Gift Box


To pre-order this gem of a gift box, call ahead (0207 318 3458) or email The hamper includes a bottle of fizz, salted caramel truffles, Diptique bestselling scented candle and body oil and a pair of Johnstons of Elgin cable-knit cashmere socks. Guaranteed happiness. £175. Shop it here.

The Fortmason Hamper

Fortnum & Mason

A Fortnum & Mason wicker basket screams Christmas, and charmed picnics for years to come. Did you know the price of a Fortnum’s hamper is always less than the cost of buying its contents and wicker individually? This year’s box includes Fig & Fennel chutney, Burlington Breakfast Marmalades and Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Florentines. £130. Shop it here.

The Artisan Christmas Hamper

Abel & Cole

Order early and opt for this Abel & Cole Artisan Christmas Hamper, laden with organic goodies from independent makers. Delve into the box to discover all the beginnings of a brilliant cheeseboard, mini mince pies, organic brandy butter, moreish Sloe Gin Truffle and more. Even the fanciest of foodies will be delighted. Available from 13 December. £125. Shop it here.

Hay Hampers Ultimate Christmas Cheeseboard with Port


Trust Lakeland to bundle together a gourmet festive hamper packed with luxury savoury treats and classic festive tipples. This picnic cool bag is filled with fine cheeses, port, crackers and other accompaniments. Order now and Hay Hampers will deliver your hamper between 21 and 23 December. £99.00. Shop it here.

The Ottolenghi Hamper


After a rotten year, please the most discerning of family members, or even yourself, with this hamper from award-winning Ottolenghi. Inside the rather chic white magnetic box lies trademark favourites like the much-loved chilli and coriander chutney, chilli salt and rosemary spiced nuts and nougat. £120. Shop it here.

By Annabel Jack
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Annabel Jack

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Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.