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The festive season offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a terrific tipple or devour a delicious treat with loved ones. For private PAs and household staff, luxury Christmas hampers make this experience even easier, with a boutique selection of delicacies carefully chosen, packaged and delivered to your door just in time for December 25. They also double as gifts for a principal’s family and friends – after all, who wouldn’t delight in a delivery of sumptuous snacks?
We’ve chosen five of the best options for your household, ensuring the Christmas cheer continues well into the New Year.
The Harrodian, Harrods
Taking its name from the emporium at which it is found, The Harrodian is the definition of understated luxury, containing everything you need for a festive feast. It includes everything from Imperial caviar and foie gras de canard truffle to Domaines de Ladoucette Champagne and a Grand Cru chocolate collection, all presented across three generous hampers.
Available from Harrods
Festive Feast, Harvey Nichols
Keep the Christmas celebrations going with the Festive Feast from Harvey Nichols. Containing decadent Christmas puddings, bottles of fine wine, cheese boards and enough spirits for a few rounds of cocktails, this gourmet gathering will delight even the fussiest of eaters. Best of all, it also includes everything you’d need for the morning after – tea, biscuits and sweet treats.
Available from Harvey Nichols
The Decadence Hamper, Selfridges
This bespoke and exclusive hamper re-defines indulgence, featuring an exceptional collection of festive food and drink. Mince pies and Christmas puddings sit by Oscietra caviar and a bottle of 2006 vintage Lynch Bages, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The Tom Dixon ice bucket ensures everything stays chilled, while the champagne glitter crackers will keep guests entertained all night long.
Available from Selfridges
The World’s Most Decadent Christmas Hamper, VeryFirstTo.com
For a festive feast to remember, it’s hard to look past this extravagant collection of gourmet goods. Nearly everything in this hamper is exclusively produced – items include the very rare Almas caviar and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon 1961, the same vintage served at HRH Charles and Diana’s wedding in 1981. However, it’s not just the finest food and drink that’s included – luxury accessories like Versace champagne flutes and Mother of Pearl caviar spoons complement the epicurean delights.
Available online from VeryFirstTo.com
The Imperial Hamper, Fortnum & Mason
This opulent offering covers a full day of drinking and dining, with festive fare suited for every hour of the day. Start the day with Dom Ruinart rose and a breakfast of Scottish smoked salmon, before moving onto the main event – lunch. Christmas ham and all its condiments are on offer, to be followed by a selection of sumptuous sweet treats, pudding included.
Caddies of Fortnum & Mason’s teas and coffees complete the offering, ensuring the festive eating can continue well into Boxing Day.
Available from Fortnum & Mason
Should you need any other assistance with your festive preparations, get in touch with Tiger Private on +44 207 917 1803 today.