Christmas gift guide 2020: Best affordable festive hampers this year

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Christmas is a time for giving but also a time for enjoying delicious foods. Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing small presents, usually food items, in a wicker basket. With hampers becoming extremely popular, they are one of the best gifts on the market because they contain a variety of different presents, suitable for all. Here are the best festive hampers on offer for 2020

Aldi

Discount retailer Aldi launched its Christmas hampers earlier than ever this year, with the range being sold exclusively online.

Each hamper contains food and drink and prices range from £19-£99.

The cheapest of the hampers is The Christmas Favourites Hamper which is available online at £19.41.

In total there are five goodies inside including a bottle of Specially Selected Argentinian Malbec, Iced Fruit Cake, Moser Roth Salted Caramel Truffles, a Chocolate Florentine Selection and Strawberry & Champagne Preserve.

There is also a vegan hamper which costs £26.35.

In The Vegan Hamper, there is a range of delicious treats including Strawberry Gourmet Gummy Candies, Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookies, Earl Grey Tea Bags, Moser Roth Strawberry Creams, Moser Roth Organic Dark Chocolate, Free-From Christmas Pudding, Medjoul Dates, Salted Caramel Vegan Truffles and a bottle of Estevez Chilean Merlot. 

The Chocolate Celebration Hamper contains a range of chocolate goodies as is available to buy for £28.25.

The Afternoon Treats Selection Hamper contains all goodies associated with afternoon tea including shortbread, tea, coffee and marmalade.

This costs just £29.44 and fans have branded it as a dupe of the expensive Fortnum & Mason wicker hampers.

The other three are part of the luxury collection and prices range between £59.93 and £99.56.

These include a whole range of goodies including a Christmas cake, champagne and a set of jams. 

For £99, you’ll get 25 goodies including three bottles of booze – Veuve Monsigny Champagne, Argentinian Malbec and A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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Marks & Spencer

With prices starting at £20, M&S’ hampers are available to re-order right now with delivery from November 4.

The Christmas Afternoon Treats Gift Set is the cheapest one available at £20 and it includes a selection of delicious treats like milk chocolate truffles, teabags, fruit cake, jam, marmalade and shortbread.

The Classic Christmas Gift Box contains festive goodies like fruit cake, soft jam, Christmas pudding, Jaffa cakes and shortbread.

M&S also has two more expensive hampers priced at £40 and £50, both of which contain a bottle of clementine and cranberry Bucks Fizz.

Each hamper comes beautifully presented in its own gift box, which means it doesn’t even need wrapping.

Lakeland

A traditional hamper comes in a wicker basket but this year, Lakeland has decided to put their food items in a reusable tote bag.

With prices starting at £24.99, customers can choose from an array of different hamper bags, all including different goodies like biscuits, gin as well as sweets and salted caramel sauce.

The For the Love of Honey Hamper Tote is packed with honey-flavoured treats including Honey & Oat Biscuits, Honey Mustard, Blossom Honey and BBQ Sauce with Honey.

It costs £29.99 plus gift wrapping options are available at the checkout.

Hampers.com

Hampers.com has an array of festive hampers this year, with prices ranging from £26 to £105.

A Little Taste of Christmas hamper includes mince pies, Christmas pudding as well as gourmet chocolates. It costs £26 and is available to purchase right now.

The Winter Wonders Christmas hamper is perfect for wine lovers as it is priced at includes a bottle of red and white wine.

The most expensive hamper comes in at £105 and customers can expect a bottle of champagne, mince pies, festive cookies as well as ginger thins and delicious chocolates.

MuscleFood

Something a little different for this year is the launch of Christmas dinner hampers.

These are perfect for anyone who may not want to visit a supermarket during the peak period or for those who may be self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Priced at just £59, MuscleFood has a variety of different hampers to help you cook your Christmas dinner.

With different meat options as well as gluten-free available, the hamper comes with everything from potatoes to pigs in blankets to help you celebrate the big day.

Make your own

Making your own hamper can be extremely fun and is a great way to get creative.

Wilko has hamper boxes available to buy as well as affordable chocolate and decorative gifts to include in the hamper.

Toblerone also recently launched two new flavours including almond and chocolate orange which would make a great addition to a festive hamper.

Mince pies are also a great option and Aldi recently launched new flavours of mince pie including Aldi’s Specially Selected Blood Orange & Gin Mince Pies and the Specially Selected Salted Caramel Crumble Mince Pies costing £1.79 for a pack of six. 

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