Did you know that hampers were introduced to England by France and gained popularity during the Victorian era? A wicker basket filled with delicious and savoury treats even dates back to the days of William the Conqueror. Hampers, for centuries, have been a sign of charity.
Now, they make a perfect treat and a cool gift, which could keep you going for a while…
Though hampers are more traditionally given at Christmas, we’ve crafted this list of the best vegan hampers that can suit all year round. Also, we’ve outlined our favourite goodie in each wicker basket - so you can see what we’re excited by. This collection has everything: savoury snacks, spa goodies, prosecco. You can get it all delivered to your doorstep.
Or perhaps to someone else’s.
Let’s end Veganuary with a little celebration.
SHOP: The best vegan hamper this Veganuary
1. Luxury Gift Hamper
Jam-packed with treats and liqueurs, this hamper is available in several different dietary options. So if you're gluten-free and vegan, they have an option for that – don't worry. Top pick: Candy Kittens Confectionary
2. Supercharge Healthy Food Hamper
Beautifully packaged, this hamper is full of little nibbles, and a whole array of healthy food. From sachets of tea to crisps, this is the ultimate superfood gift box. This is ideal for people who are conscious about eating healthy.Top pick: Mr Organic Aubergine Paste
3. The All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper Collection
This stunning All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper Collection makes dairy-free gifting easier (and more exciting) than ever. This hamper from Hotel Chocolate is the answer to your dark chocolate prayers. It's bursting with flavours like ginger and hazelnut.Top pick: Mini Hazelnut Buche
4. Vegan Self Care Pamper Hamper
From Fluffy Cat Candles is this gorgeous hamper of self-care, full of stunning items, exceptional for anyone needing a bit of a pick me up. This small business is ethically minded and all the products included in the hamper are vegan and cruelty-free, which includes: a relaxing face mask, some Nomo chocolate, and a candle of your choice.Top pick: Tea Pigs Herbal Tea
5. Vegan "Snack Attack" Gift Box
If you love snacks, this gift box from The Vegan Kind is for you. It's the ideal hamper, full of treats and goodies. Not only is it great value for money, but it's all hand-picked by a vegan company that know what tastes great.Top pick: Eat Real Snacks
6. Virginia Hayward: Veritably Vegan Hamper
This Veritably Vegan hamper from luxury brand Virginia Hayward is irresistible. With this gorgeous collection, they've chosen a good selection of vegan snacks, which makes a good gift for a plant-based diet. It's so thoughtful and impressive.Top pick: Melting Pot Vegan Handmade Fudge
7. The Vegan Pantry Gift Hamper
If you want to gift something a bit more expensive, this hamper is something you should check out. Clocking in at over £100, this pantry hamper is full of celebratory vegan ingredients, designed to make delicious vegan meals. It's positively glowing with top-quality items for your pantry: including truffle oil, jackfruit and pistachio butter.Top pick: Casale Le Marmore Spelt Soup Mix
8. The Vegan Kind - "Be My Valentine" Box
We thought we'd sneak in this Valentine's Box, which is bursting full of treats for that special someone in your life. Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. So, cuddle up, and get snacking.Top pick: Biona Organic Pomegranate Hearts
9. Vegan Truffles & Prosecco Gift Box
Treat yourself, or your loved one, with this hamper from Hampers.com. They've selected a box of lavish hazelnut vegan truffles from the award-winning chocolate maker Booja-Booja, which are gluten and soya-free. Perfect. For the bubbly, Hampers.com have picked Letizia Prosecco.
10. Vegan Letterbox Gift
This cool vegan hamper can fit right through the letterbox, so there's no answering the door for the delivery guy. In this hamper from Harding Gomez, there are so many treats including crisps, nuts and chocolate.Top pick: Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
11. My Vegan Hamper
My Vegan Hamper has a great range of hampers for every occasion, from movie nights to a wellness retreat. They're well-priced and jam-packed with treats.Our favourite: The Snack Attack
12. Spa Letterbox Hamper
This gorgeous box on Etsy is worth your attention. Heni's Handmade Soap is a small business that handmakes vegan soap. In this insanely beautiful box, you are treated to facial steam, bath melt, lavender pouch, five vegan soaps and a bath bomb. What a treat. The soaps look so beautiful. This would make such a lovely gift for a loved one - or would be a great treat for yourself.Top pick: Heni's Handmade Soap
Fancy making your loved one a hamper yourself?
Here are some tips on making someone close feel really special:
If you're dropping the hamper off in person, why not present it in a wicker basket?
If you're sending a hamper by post, it's really important to package the hamper well, whilst still making it look pretty and special. Though it's a little Christmassy for January, here's an important guide about making a gift box.
Remember: the more eco-friendly, the better.
If you want to include some food in your DIY hamper, you need to make sure that your snack collection is varied and tasty. Why not check our article on vegan snacks?
When it comes to vegan self-care products, we've got you covered. Here are some tips on finding the perfect eco-friendly moisturiser and skincare swaps.
Maybe you could even make your own candles?
If your loved one is a little partial to a tipple, by all means, put some alcohol in their hamper. Let's forget about Dry January. No need to worry: we've got the ultimate list of beers, wines and spirits that are all 100 per cent vegan.