There’s nothing quite like an Easter hamper overflowing with goodies to get the long weekend off to the best possible start. This is an occasion that revolves in large part around food, after all, whether that’s savouring some slow-cooked lamb, slathering butter on a hot cross bun or adding to your collection of Easter eggs. From baskets overflowing with sweet treats to booze-filled suitcases, here’s our edit of the best Easter hampers to buy now.
Fortnum & Mason Easter Hamper
Fortnum’s is the grande dame when it comes to hampers, and this new Easter offering doesn’t disappoint. It’s full of all the seasonal treats you’d expect, like Easter simnel biscuits and a selection of chocolate eggs, as well as a few that you might not be so familiar with – like their in-house blend of Easter tea, made with elderflower and orange blossom, or their adorable sugar-coated carrot sweets, ideal for luring in the Easter bunny.
Harrods Easter Feast Hamper
This jam-packed Easter hamper has something to keep every member of the family happy. As well as a range of chocolates and Easter eggs packaged in chic Harrods-branded bunny-shaped boxes for the kids, there’s plenty to please the grown-ups, from premium tea and coffee blends to Cartwright & Butler cheddar cheese straws, plump Gordal olives and wine and Champagne from Harrods’ own label.
Harvey Nichols Happy Easter Hamper
Harvey Nichols likes to have a little fun when it comes to their food offerings – case in point, this cheery Easter hamper. The sunshine-hued offering takes zingy lemon as its central flavour and is packed full of chocolate lemon biscuits, lemon sherbet fudge and lemon curd. But the star of the show is their unusual new Easter egg design – a Belgian chocolate dinosaur egg on toast, ideal for those with Tyrannosaurus Rex-sized appetites.
Selfridges Easter Treats Hamper
This hamper has everything you need for a truly indulgent Easter tea break. There’s Selfridges Selection Traditional English Breakfast teabags, as well as crumbly demerara shortbread for dunking. But it’s the chocolate offerings that really stand out, designed to appeal to those with a seriously sweet tooth, from a pistachio-encrusted, lemon-infused white chocolate bar to chocolate brownie Egglets and sticky Hot Cross caramels.
Cartwright & Butler Easter Gift Hamper
As fine purveyors of teatime treats for more than 115 years, Cartwright & Butler are known for having the butteriest, creamiest, crumbliest cakes and biscuits. And there are plenty of those in their Easter gift hamper, from their two best-selling shortbread flavours – Lemon Zest and Chocolate Drop – to their chocolate wafer crispies and a beautifully presented simnel loaf cake. They’ve done away with the traditional wicker hamper in favour of a smart yellow tin – perfect for storing fresh loaves of bread once you’ve eaten all the goodies.
Daylesford Easter Hamper
Bring all the charm of the Cotswolds home with you with this new offering from Daylesford, which is packed full of chocolate figures inspired by the animals on their organic Gloucestershire farm, from cows and Legbar hens to a Gloucester Old Spot sow with her piglets – there’s even a chocolate tractor. Alongside whimsical confectionary you’ll also find more traditional Easter eggs, as well as their moreish organic ginger and marmalade cake housed in its own keepsake tin.
Liberty Elysian Day Easter Suitcase Hamper
For something a little different head to Liberty, whose stylish range of suitcase hampers are covered in some of their favourite vintage prints from the archive. We’re particularly taken with this Elysian Day offering, which is characterised by a parade of exuberantly retro-infused blooms that feel just right for spring. Inside you’ll find velvety Charbonnel et Walker pistachio truffles, Pump Street chocolate and Sipsmith lemon drizzle gin, ideal for toasting any Easter celebration.
Abel & Cole Luxury Easter Hamper
They might be best known for their doorstep deliveries of organic and wild groceries, but Abel & Cole also do a fine line in hampers. All of the artisanal treats inside their Easter offering have been ethically-sourced from some of their favourite makers, including traditional simnel cake from The Famous Hedgehog Bakery, organic chocolate raspberry mini eggs from Cocoa Loco and malty English Breakfast tea from Fairtrade brand Hampstead Tea – so you can enjoy them all guilt-free.