You know it’s almost time for the holidays when shops begin to fill up with hampers filled with the finest food and wine. Few places do this better than Harrods, the world-famous department store located in London’s Knightsbridge.
Classic hampers from Harrods — Photo courtesy of Harrods
Whether you want to stick to the Christmas classics or feel like straying to a more experimental side this year, Harrods offers a wide range of hampers during this festive period, including these delicious concoctions:
The Christmas Carol Hamper - £100
Based on favorite foods from Victorian England, The Christmas Carol features festive larder essentials such as tangerine marmalade with orange liqueur, spiced plum and fig jam and Christmas pudding with brandy, along with sweet biscuits, shortbread and brandy butter.
The Montpelier Hamper - £295
The Montpelier Hamper aims to provide a taste of the British Isles and the world beyond. Featuring thin-cut Seville orange marmalade, rose and lemon Turkish delight, cheddar with cracked black pepper, prosciutto cotto, a classic quintet of Harrods wines and much more, this one is a real gem.
The Draycott Hamper - £75
The Draycott Hamper is the perfect gift for chocolate lovers, featuring three delicious bars in milk and dark varieties, alongside chocolate chunk-studded butter biscuits. The Italian-style coffee and Georgian blend loose-leaf tea are the perfect accompaniment to all this sweetness.
A Celebration of Christmas Hamper - £750
A Celebration of Christmas includes everything you will need for the perfect Christmas. All the essential ingredients are here, from crackers to fruit-studded cake and a panettone. Superb champagne, wine and a limited-edition Glenfiddich 15-year-old single malt whisky will make sure you have an enjoyable festive period!
The Knightsbridge Hamper - £250
Highlights of this thoughtfully curated hamper include mince pies with cranberry, classic Christmas pudding with brandy, Boxing Day chutney, spiced tea and spiced coffee. And, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a few seasonal tipples: champagne and red wine are also included.
The Perfect Provenance Hamper - £5,000
Featuring acclaimed vintages direct from Napa Valley estates and the cellars of Mouton-Rothschild, this hamper is a wine lover’s dream.
Enjoy these fine vintages one glass at a time with the Coravin wine saver, which allows wine to be drawn from a bottle without displacing the cork – a truly innovative technology that will prevent your favorite wines from going to waste in the unlikely event that you can’t manage the whole bottle!
Nowhere does Christmas better than Harrods, so get down there now to start the festivities early!