It wouldn’t be Christmas without a wicker box stamped with that distinctive F and M. Fortnum & Mason’s hampers are synonymous with Christmas gifting, and this year’s offering doesn’t disappoint. Start with Fortnum’s Blancs de blancs champagne (or if it’s too early, a cup of loose-leaf tea). Then move onto the broad range of sweet and savoury treats to accompany your Christmas dinner: festive chutneys, cognac butter, nutcracker biscuits, a Christmas pudding, and a bottle of red and white wine.
You can spend less, or far more, depending on budget – Fortnum & Mason’s hampers start from £75 for the ‘Merrymakers’ hamper and rise until you reach the last word in luxury gifting, the Imperial hamper, which costs an eye-watering £6,000.
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