Christmas hamper ideas for colleagues, friends and family

12 Oct 2021

Christmas Gifts

Embrace the season of goodwill and treat your loved ones with our generous Christmas hamper ideas

Bursting with unique and luxurious chocolates, our Christmas hampers make the ideal festive gift. Whether you’re shopping for a colleague, friend, or family member, these beautifully presented hampers will leave them spoilt for choice. From our signature chocolate bites to our cocoa-infused gin, you’ll find a wide range of our most-loved products in our hampers. There’s just one question… which should you choose? In this guide, we share our favourite Christmas hamper ideas for people who deserve an extra-special gift this year.

First up, work colleagues…

Christmas hamper ideas for below the tree

Chocolate hamper ideas for work colleagues

Finding the perfect work hamper can be tricky so having a wide range to choose from is essential. Are you shopping for just one hamper for your closest work pal? If this is the case, you probably know a little more about their personal tastes. Are they a serious chocolaholic? Choose a hamper that gives them a taste of our most popular cocoa creations, such as our Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection or seasonal Merry Little Christmas Collection — which comes adorned in a festive red ribbon.

Are you the boss and looking to give your team a well-earned holiday gift? Consider the Festive Feast Hamper for everyone to share. With a wide selection of treats to choose from, there’ll be something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. This Festive Feast Hamper also includes a bottle of our lively Classic Prosecco for the team to pop open and celebrate the year’s successes. Surprise everyone by walking into the office with a hamper in your arms and you’ll feel like Santa Claus for the day!

On the other hand, if some of your team are working from home, you might want to consider sending individual goodies like one of our chocolate gift boxes or a fun advent calendar in the run-up to December. Thoughtful gifts such as these are always well-received, plus it’s a great way to raise spirits as the days get shorter.

Work colleagues celebrating Christmas with sparklers

A special Christmas hamper for your best friend

It’s always difficult to show how much a friendship means to you and finding a truly thoughtful present can be a challenge. When we’re struggling to think of a showstopping gift, we always plump for a stand-out hamper.

Our Large Chocolate Hamper carries an abundance of our most celebrated recipes, making it the ideal gift for your best pal. What better way to kick off the celebrations? With this hamper, they’ll be nibbling their Salted Caramel Chocolate Puddles on Christmas morning… True indulgence! This box comes beautifully wrapped with a Hotel Chocolat ribbon, making it a picture-perfect addition under the Christmas tree. The tricky part will be resisting opening it until the 25th!

If you’re buying for your best pal and their family, we recommend a fabulous family-sized hamper like our Merry Christmas Everyone Collection. This bow-wrapped box contains everything a family will need for an indulgent festive evening. Think our Ho Ho Ho Pillow pack, Winter Puddings H-Box and more. While the little ones will love nibbling on the adorable Chocolate Christmas Trees in the collection, the adults will be entranced by our Festive Wreaths made from our high-cocoa milk chocolate. With this hamper, you’re sure to be in the running for ‘best present of the year’.

Young woman wrapping a Christmas hamper in brown paper

Now, Christmas hamper ideas for your own family…

The perfect hamper for your family

Gifting a chocolate hamper is an extra-special way to spread festive joy in the family. Does your dad love experimenting with new chocolate flavours? Maybe your sister adores anything dark and dairy-free? Browse our collection of hampers and find their perfect match.

If the extended family is quick to reach for the festive bubbly, then they’ll be delighted with our Chocolate & Fizz Collection. We think both chocolate and prosecco are key to a very merry Christmas, which is why we have created a hamper showcasing our slightly more boozy creations. Our favourite item in this hamper is our classic Champagne Truffles Selector — elegant and uplifting milk chocolate and cream truffles with a generous splash of champagne.

Does someone you love deserve a bit of pampering? Our Rabot Collection will treat them to a selection of our favourite chocolates paired with some favourite Rabot 1745 skincare products. Both our Saint Lucia Body Mist and Cacao and Almond Body Butter offer a whirlwind of uplifting scents and skin-nourishing ingredients. Plus, they’ll get to sample our new Nutmilk chocolate batons made from finely milled hazelnuts. It’s a feast for the senses.

If you’re looking for a stunningly presented, all-rounder which exudes Hotel Chocolat luxury, take a look at The Absolute Classics Hamper. It’s packed full of our most satisfying treats. With our Pink Champagne Truffle Tin and Chocolate Macarons, this is the ultimate chic gift. Plus, we’ve even included our fabulously unique Velvetised Chocolate Cream for those partial to a warming festive tipple. 

Vegan Christmas hamper ideas

What about Christmas hamper ideas for dairy-free relatives? Shopping for those with special requirements can be daunting, but we’ve made it a breeze. For the milk-free or vegans in the family, our All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper Collection won’t disappoint. Just take a peek at these brooding high-cocoa recipes.

Family opening Christmas gifts by the tree

Christmas gifts for all

For more Yuletide inspiration, take a look at our guide to Christmas stocking fillers. Or, brush up on how to make the best Christmas hamper — just in case you fancy curating your own!

From everyone here at Hotel Chocolat, wishing you a Merry Christmas! And happy gift-giving. We hope everyone adores their hampers.