The best Marks and Spencer Christmas hampers and food gifts

Here are the best hampers from M&S, perfect for gifting to foodies this Christmas.

M&S hampers

by Ellen Kinsey |

Looking for a thoughtful gift for a foodie in your life? Christmas hampers are an excellent present for food lovers or drink connoisseurs. They also make great activities too - with baking sets, gingerbread house kits, and afternoon-tea picnic baskets.

If there is one thing M&S always deliver on its luxury. All of these hampers are high-quality, carefully curated and have beautiful presentations. Plus, most of the hampers we have selected either come with a wicker basket or reusable jute bag to reuse for future picnics or hampers.

With that in mind, here are our picks from this year’s amazing range of Marks and Spencer's Christmas hampers, which you can send right to your loved one's doorstep - or directly to yours.

They are selling out fast, so be sure to pick up your favourite before its gone. And if you miss the delivery date there is always your New Year's Eve food plans to keep in mind.

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The best Marks and Spencers hampers for Christmas

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Marks and Spencer hampers

Marks and Spencer hampers
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Treat someone to afternoon tea in style with this luxurious wicker hamper filled with classic treats such as devon scones to a Victoria sponge cake. Gift ContentsGold label tea tin (25g/pack of 10)Scottish shortbread tin (100g)Devon scones (280g/pack of 4)Swiss chocolate truffles (124g/pack of 10)Victoria sandwich cake (410g)All butter Viennese milk chocolate dipped fingers (135g)British soft set raspberry jam (113g)Presented in a grey handwoven wicker hamper with grey faux-leather handle and strap

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This gorgeous foodie gift hamper comes with a selection of kitchen favourites perfect for home cooks. There is even a fun food trivia game to entertain your dinner party guests while you whip up a feast.Gift ContentsVentresca tuna fillets (115g)Rosemary and Lemon EVOO oil (500ml)Collection Rosemary and Olive Crackers (130g)Caponata antipasti (265g)Il Cappelli spaghettoni (500g)Il Cappelli Spiralotti (500g)Hot Calabrian Chilli (280g)Calabrian Chilli and Wild Fennel Ragu Pasta Sauce (280g)Italian Soft Pistachio Nougat (150g)Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (250ml)Food and Drink Trivia gameGift Box

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The iconic Colin the Caterpillar cake has its own gift set. It includes all you need to make tasty chocolate cupcakes, plus all the added extras such as icing, sprinkles and chocolate faces to decorate with. Perfect for budding cooks.Gift ContentsChocolate cake mix (500g) x2Colin the Caterpillar™ decorated white chocolate faces (127g)Indulgent chocolate icing (400g)Colin the Caterpillar™ Sprinkles (75g)Colin the Caterpillar™ pencil case with 12 biscuits (128g)Cupcake casesColin SpatulaColin gift bag

Holiday in a Suitcase Activity Box
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Create the ultimate festive evening with this Christmas gift hamper. Get creative and build your own gingerbread house while sipping on mulled wine or an indulgent hot chocolate with marshmallows. Gift ContentsLa Vita Sangiovese (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 12.5%)Winter spiced apple fizz (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 4%)Mulled wine syrup (370g)Build your own gingerbread house kit (645g)Mixed Squirrel Nuts (400g)Stollen Loaf (580g)Gingerbread Musical House (230g)Christmas Milk Hot Chocolate Flakes (240g)Salted Caramel Mallows (180g)All butter shortbread biscuit box (168g)Yule Duel gameSuitcase Gift Box

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This gift hamper contains everything you need for a festive gathering, presented in a reusable jute bag and cool bags. It is filled with delicious nibbles, drinks and a variety of party spread foods.Gift ContentsClementine light up snow globe gin liqueur (70cl) (Alcohol Content- 20%)Christmas Limited Edition Conte Priuli Oro Prosecco (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 11%)Luxury gold tea light up house (125g)Scottish mild & delicate smoked salmon (300g) x 2Beef burger spring rolls (240g)10 Posh cheesy beans on toast (195g)10 Chicken tikka naans (200g)10 Mini smoked Scottish salmon en croutes (345g)12 Mini chicken & garlic kievs (360g)Collection golden blond star Christmas pudding (800g)Magic and sparkle light up box (345g)Jute bagLarge 20l cool bag

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Make the countdown to Christmas that extra bit special with this delightful kids' hamper. It comes with a festive dining set, including a bowl, plate and cup, as well as a pack of chocolate coins. Gift ContentsKids' Countdown to Christmas Melamine SetFelt Hanging Advent CalendarSmall Robin Room DecorationChocolate Golden Coins (80g)

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This luxurious wicker hamper is filled to the brim with delicacies, from celebratory drinks and deserts to sweet treats and savoury snacks. Gift ContentsClementine gin liqueur light globe (70cl) (Alcohol content- 20%)Delacourt Champagne Brut (75cl) (Alcohol content- 12.5%)El Duque de Miralta Rioja Gran Reserva (75cl) (Alcohol content- 13.5%)Barolo Roberto Sarotta (75cl) (Alcohol content- 14.5%)St Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (75cl) (Alcohol content- 12.5%)Late bottled vintage port (75cl) (Alcohol content- 20%)Golden Negroni (500ml) (Alcohol content- 23%)Marksologist cacao and aged rum old fashioned cocktail (50cl) (Alcohol content- 26%)Perfectly matured rich fruit cake (907g)Collection intensely fruity Christmas pudding (907g)Nocciolato panettone (1kg)Luxury gold tea light up house (125g)Columbian Ground Coffee (227g)Pears in white port (580g)Spiced plum & ginger chutney (400g)Cherries in Kirsch (580g)Collection Chilli Jam with Piquillo pepper (410g)Strawberry and Champagne conserve (250g)Clementine and gin marmalade (250g)Cranberry and port sauce (335g)Organic Zambian honey with Walnuts (454g)Chocolicious Belgian biscuits (380g)Gingerbread Musical House (230g)Collection biscuits for cheese (260g)All butter Parmesan & chilli shortbread biscuits (80g)Salt and pepper spiced nuts (100g)Italian Soft Pistachio Nougat (150g)Magic and Sparkle light up box (345g)Christmas pudding truffles (125g)Mini wicker with net of coins (80g)6 Luxury festive crackersPresented in a dark-stained hand woven wicker hamper with brown faux-leather strap

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This carefully curated food hamper has everything you need for a Michelin star evening. From Prosecco to red and white wine to mushroom pate and a roast ham joint. It is the perfect indulgent treat for the holiday season. Delivery from 23rd December 2021.Gift ContentsProsecco (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 11%)Clocktower Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 12.5%)Côtes du Rhône La Grande Voute (75cl) (Alcohol Content- 14%)Perfectly matured rich fruit cake (907g)Perfectly matured Christmas pudding (454g)Collection 6 mince pies (329g)Spiced plum & ginger chutney (400g)Collection chilli jam with piquillo pepper (410g)Blond chocolate and caramelised Pecans (330g)Christmas pudding truffles (125g)Collection biscuits for cheese (260g)Chocolicious Belgian biscuits (380g)Collection smoked salmon royal fillet (150g)16 Cocktail blinis (112g)Roasted mushroom pâté (180g)Pork, chicken and stuffing layered pie (860g)Collections vintage Red Fox Red Leicester (250g)Award winning blue Stilton® (200g)Marcel Petite Comté Reserve PDO (200g)Pave d'Affinois (150g)Sweetcure Ham Joint (670g)Stone-in sweet and buttery Italian Nocellara olives (180g)Large Rattan Basket and Large coolbag

Tea in Mayfair Hamper
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Who doesn't love a spot of afternoon tea? Make it that extra bit special with this Tea in Mayfair hamper featuring all the treats you would expect from high tea plus a bottle of Conte Priuli Prosecco Rosé. Delivery from 30th December 2021.Gift ContentsConte Priuli Prosecco Rosé (75cl) (Alcohol Content– 11%)Luxury gold teabags (250g/80 bags)Scottish all butter home bake style shortbread squares (200g)Devon scones (280g/pack of 4)British strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream butter cream cake (405g)Cherry Bakewell tarts (190g)British strawberry soft set jam (113g)Presented in a grey hand woven wicker hamper with grey faux-leather handle and strap

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Treat your guests to a tipple of festive gin and Christmas crackers complete with a paper hat, Christmas jokes and foiled paper confetti.Gift Contents2 x Clementine snow globe gin liqueur cracker with clementine snow globe gin liqueur bauble (5cl), light clementine tonic (150ml), paper hat, joke and paper confetti2 x Spiced sugar plum snow globe gin liqueur cracker with spiced sugar plum snow globe gin liqueur bauble (5cl), light Indian tonic water (150ml), paper hat, joke and paper confetti

Are Christmas hampers worth the money?

It depends on what you get in them as some hampers are typically good value for what you pay for, but with others, it would be cheaper to buy bits individually and for you to make yourself.

It is always worth working out the total cost of the contents of the hamper you are considering. One thing to note is that with a hamper, you sometimes get a wicker basket too, which can be reused for picnics or storage - which makes it worthwhile.

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