20 best Valentine's hampers 2023 for him and her | The Sun
VALENTINE'S Day isn't too far away now, and one perfect gift for your loved one is to buy is a hamper.
We've picked out some of our favourite Valentine's hampers, including options with wine, cheese, chocolate and fizz – among other nice treats.
You'll find many major retailers and departments stores stock a range of food and drink hampers, lots with specific Valentine's Day options.
We have found top Valentine's Day hampers from major high street retailers like John Lewis and Marks & Spencer and some more premium options from upmarket department stores like Fortnum & Mason.
Of course, it's lovely if you've got the time to put together your own homemade Valentine's hamper.
But if you're strapped for time, finding a pre-made one packed full of goodies your partner loveds to enjoy together will certainly hit the mark come February 14.
If you're also wondering what other gifts to buy, check out our selection of Valentine's gifts for him or Valentine's gifts for her for some inspiration.
Valentine's hampers for her
1. The For My Sweetheart Hamper
Fortnum & Mason's For My Sweetheart collection includes a selection of high-end chocolates, sweet treats and quality teas.
It is common knowledge that Fortnum & Mason have some of the best hampers out there, and this one is the ideal gift for a foodie.
We love that it's perfectly packaged in a traditional wicker basket, which can be reused for picnics, date nights or for storing other items in afterwards.
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So why not treat your significant other to something extra special this Valentine's Day?
- The For My Sweetheart Hamper, £80 from Fortnum & Mason – buy here
2. Cocktail Lover's Hamper
We love this letterbox gift hamper from Marks & Spencer.
It offers a guarantee that a delivery will successfully makes its way through the door.
Perfect for the cocktail enthusiast, or someone who is interested in improving their mixing skills.
The Cocktail Lover's hamper features everything you'll need to get started on your mixology journey.
Included inside is a two-pack of Martini glasses, Marksologist Madagascan vanilla espresso martini cocktail, a cocktail book and shaker, all packaged in a beautiful gold print gift box.
- Cocktail Lover's Hamper, £24 from Marks and Spencer – buy here
3. Highland Fayre Chocolate Lover's Gift
In this box from Highland Fayre you'll find a range of indulgent treats including chocolates pastilles and flowers, and aparticularly cute teddy bear to go with it.
A cute and simple gift that is great for anyone shopping on a budget as the hamper comes in at under £30.
We love that the entire hamper is presented in a Valentine's appropriate red jute bag, which saves on the packaging and can be reused after too.
- Chocolate Lover's Gift, £25.14 from Highland Fayre £25.14 – buy here
4. The Lovestruck Hamper
Another even more luxurious hamper from Fortnum & Mason, which looks just as delicious as the one we previously featured above.
You'll find some delicious-sounding treats inside the Lovestruck Hamper, including chocolate and macadamia biscuits, ruby chocolate florentines and chocolate-coated raspberries.
If you're looking to pull all the stops out this Valentine's Day to impress the object of your affection, then this hamper gets our vote.
Plus you know if it's Fortnum & Mason then you're getting some of the best quality products there is.
- The Lovestruck Hamper, £100 from Fortnum & Mason – buy here
5. The Pocklington Picnic Hamper
This hamper from Cartwright & Butler contains everything you'll need for a cosy February 14 picnic.
Inside the Pocklington Tin Hamper you will discover an array of sweet and savoury treats, including crisp tomato & basil flatbreads, fruity chutney, crumbly sweet butter shortbread and sweet fudge.
With so many goodies in one hamper, we're sure your Valentine will find a new favourite treat.
The hamper comes packaged in a stylish grey tin which can easily be reused.
- The Pocklington Picnic Hamper, £100 from Cartwright and Butler – buy here
6. The Kitchen Heroes Gift Box by Celia Brooks
If you've got a budding chef at home that is super passionate about their grub – this is the ideal Valentine's gift.
This hamper gift set is a full-on culinary experience, all specially curated by food writer and presenter Celia Brooks.
Each component has been handpicked by Celia for quality and versatility, and comes accompanied with recipe ideas to spark some cooking inspiration.
With just a few high-quality ingredients from the hamper such as the premium olive oil, Balsamic condiment and mushroom pate, your at-home cooking can be elevated to the next level.
The gift comes hand-packed in a beautiful signature presentation box.
- The Kitchen Heroes Gift Box by Celia Brooks, £65 from Hampers.com- buy here
7. Love You Gift Hamper
Does your love have a sweet tooth? If so, they will absolutely love this hamper as it's full of sweet delicacies.
The Love You Hamper is full of indulgent goodies to sink your teeth into, including gourmet popcorn, premium chocolate, fun strawberry heart sweets and more.
To finish things off nicely, there are two small bottles of Robert and Reeves Prosecco for you to enjoy together.
Everything is neatly packed into a rose gold sack, which can be re-used after.
- Love You Gift Hamper, £32.50 from Virginia Hayward Hampers – buy here
Valentine's hampers for him
1. Hotel Chocolat Tipples & Treats: Chocolate & Fizz Collection
For the special guy in your life, you can't go wrong with some fizz and chocolates.
The Chocolate & Fizz Luxe Collection features a bottle of the brand's signature Prosecco.
It also includes a variety of dark, milk and white chocolate treats, along with delicious Hotel Chocolat macarons and biscuits — so your Valentine can really make the most of every mouthful.
Once the Prosecco has gone, there's even a comforting cup of rich 70% Hotel Chocolat drinking chocolate to indulge in.
- The Chocolate & Fizz Collection, £39.50 from Hotel Chocolat – buy here
2. Amazon Luxury Port & Cheese Gift Hamper
If you want vino on your Valentine's Day, take a look at this hamper from Amazon.
This fantastic hamper is a great gifting option for all port and cheese lovers.
Included inside is a full-sized bottle of Fine Ruby port, some award-winning Black Bomber and Ruby Mist cheeses, hand-baked wheat wafers and caramelised red onion marmalade.
Sounds delicious if you ask us, and there's plenty to share between two as a romantic Valentine's Day treat.
- Luxury Port & Cheese Gift Hamper, £49 from Amazon – buy here
3. Virginia Hayward Tray of Delights
This hamper includes a premium bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, a range of sweet goodies and some savoury biscuits to keep your other half happy.
Items have been carefully curated, so food and wine buffs will enjoy the special edit of delectable treats to work their way through.
All of the foodie additions pair beautifully with the notes of the white wine too, so you'll win extra brownie points on the complimentary selection.
- Tray of Delights, £34.99 from Virginia Hayward – buy here
4. Hampers.com Real Ale Hamper
Who says Valentine's hampers have to be all about wine and fizz?
For a real ale fan this hamper filled with a proper pub experience you can indulge in at home will tick all the boxes.
Included in this set are three exceptional ales, which pair perfectly with a trio of everyone's favourite pub snacks that includes Savoursmiths crisps, rosemary and garlic olives and a bag of smoked mixed nuts.
All the goodies are presented in the brand's signature cream 'h' gift box.
- Hampers.com Real Ale Hamper, £36 from Hampers.com – buy here
5. Stormtrooper Beer Victory Thirst Aid Kit
Got a Star Wars fan at home that loves his hops too?
If the answer is yes, then this hamper is the perfect addition to his home bar setup.
Enjoy an imperial invasion on your tastebuds with five cans of space craft beer, including SNIPA Indian Pale Ale, two cans of Galactic Pale Ale (suitable for vegans), Lightspeed Pilsner and Shadow Stout.
The gift also includes a 384ml ale glass with printing on the front and back, plus nucleation and some coasters.
If you get peckish on your exploration of flavours, there are some tasty snacks thrown in for good measure too.
- Stormtrooper Beer Victory Thirst Aid Kit, £20 from Prezzybox – buy here
6. Weekend Breakfast Box with Coffee
We've heard that apparently the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so why not start the morning off right with this breakfast feast?
The weekend breakfast box from Dukes Hillham has everything you'll need to create the perfect romantic breakfast.
You'll be tucking into traditional pork sausages, streaky bacon, traditional black pudding, wholegrain pancakes, tasty sweet jams and high quality tea.
Start the day right come February 14 by treating him with breakfast in bed, or whip up the contents as a filling brunch, the choice is completely up to you.
- Weekend Breakfast Box with Coffee, £45 from Dukeshillham – buy here
7. John Lewis Half Bottle of Champagne & Truffles Gift Box
Simple but meaningful, this understated gift box is something you can share together as you toast to another Valentine's Day.
This hamper set from John Lewis includes a 37.5cl bottle of Charles Vercy Champagne, along with a box of Holdsworth Exquisite handmade chocolates truffles to tuck into.
A chic gift if you are looking for something more budget-friendly for your loved one.
- John Lewis Half Bottle of Champagne & Truffles Gift Box, £19 from John Lewis – buy here
Valentine's hampers for couples
1. Classic Alcohol Free Hamper
If you don't drink there are plenty of non-alcoholic hampers out there to indulge in.
This wicker hamper is filled with delicious nibbles including luxury crackers with Roquefort, sea salt and cracked pepper crisps and Island Bakery's buttery shortbread.
The food items pair perfectly with the refreshing sparkling elderflower pressé from Belvoir Farm and Slumber Jack's premium ground coffee for your caffeine hit.
It's the perfect hamper gift for any non-drinkers on the most romantic day of the year.
- Classic Alcohol Free Hamper, £43 from Hampers.com – buy here
2. The Fortnum's Vegetarian Valentine's Day Meal
If you want to end Valentine's Day on a high, look no further than the Fortnum & Mason Vegetarian Valentine's Day Meal hamper.
It will take all the hassle out of cooking an impressive dinner on February 14th.
For starters there are a variety of nibbles, including the antipasti olive selection, slow roasted tomatoes with garlic, oregano and chilli, burrata and Fortnum’s walnut and seed crackers.
For your main there's a salt baked celeriac lasagne with earthy winter truffle, with a green beans and shallot dressing on the side.
For dessert you'll tuck into a selection of dark, milk and white chocolate truffles.
Our mouths are watering just typing out the tasty-sounding menu.
- The Fortnum's Vegetarian Valentine's Day Meal, £125 from Fortnum & Mason – buy here
3. The Perfect Cheese Valentine's Hamper
If a wine and cheese night is your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day, then you'll both simply love this hamper.
The set contains a selection of award-winning cheeses and chocolates, so there is a savoury or sweet treat to suit all tastebuds.
Team this array of goodies with your favourite wine or some port to complete the perfect romantic evening.
- The Perfect Cheese Valentines Hamper, £55 from Not on the High Street – buy here
4. Valentine's Day Lindor Truffle Gift Box with Engraved Personalised Lid
Now if we're talking about the ultimate Valentine's hamper for a chocolate lover – this gift could be it.
This giftbox features a selection of delicious Lindor chocolates in assorted flavours, which comes beautifully presented in a wooden keepsake box.
To make the presentation extra special, you're able to fully personalise the wooden box with your names, initials or anniversary date too.
They say chocolates are overrated, but we think this is the ideal token of affection for your beau, especially for the partner who just can't resist 'something sweet'.
- Valentine's Day Lindor Truffle Gift Box, £54 from Regency Hampers – buy here
5. Valentine's Pamper Hamper
The Pamper Hamper is the perfect gift for someone who needs to take the weight off their feet and relax after a long hard day.
You'll be able to sip on Robert & Reeves Prosecco whilst indulging in Holdsworth handmade chocolate truffles.
Then set the scene with the gorgeous scented candle from the Somerset Toiletry Co and enjoy the premium lavender and chamomile scented hand wash and bath soak.
- Valentine's Pamper Hamper, £39.99 from Virginia Hayward – buy here
6. Bearing Gifts Food Hampers
If you're keen to stick to a budget this Valentine's Day, but you're still looking for a special treat you both can enjoy, then this hamper is ideal.
Tuck into a plethora of handpicked favourites including heart-warming tea, indulgent salted caramel chocolate and even some gourmet popcorn.
This hamper is a crowdpleaser that will not break the bank, and is a nice selection you both will love sharing.
- Bearing Gifts Food Hampers, £25 from Hampers.com – buy here
When is Valentine's Day 2023?
Valentine's Day always falls on February 14th, this year that date falls on a Tuesday.
Where to buy Valentine's Day hampers?
You can find Valentine's Day hampers pretty much anywhere as the time gets nearer.
Most supermarkets tend to pull together products towards the end of January and many specialist places will have already rolled out hampers for Valentine's Day.
Department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Harvey Nichols are also likely to release gifting hamper options for Valentine's Day nearer to the time.
Shoppers should also keep an eye on the likes of Not On The High Street and eBay for smaller businesses that specialise in handmade gifts and hampers too.
How much do Valentine's hampers cost?
From our selection, you can see that hampers will vary in cost depending on what is inside the hamper.
Hampers can start from as little as £20, upto as much as £500 if you're looking at expensive options.
Most food hampers are affordable and include a small selection of tasty items, so are ideal if you are on a budget.
However, for hampers that include gourmet food or premium wines, it shouldn't be a shock that you're likely to pay more.
There are plenty of places to find great quality hampers, so you will definitely be able to find one that matches your price range.
Is a hamper the same as a gift set?
No, although there are similarities, we wouldn't say that the two are the same.
A gift set is usually made of products from one company or brand – usually meaning it's cheaper than buying products individually.
With a hamper, you're more likely to find products from a variety of different brands as well as an assortment of products.
This could simply be savoury treats with something sweet included and possible a few beverages.
A hamper is mostly an exploration of different products that in some way tend to compliment each other.
What do you put in a Valentine’s hamper?
If you want to make your own Valentine's hamper, there are all sorts of things you can include in your special gift.
Yes, there the obvious additions like chocolates, wine, prosecco or champagne, but we would advise you to include things that mean something to you as a couple.
Whether it's food, drink, something funny or something that reminds you of them, personal items with some sentimental meaning will make the hamper even more special.
We'd recommend including something that's unique and not necessarily shop-bought too.
What can I send instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?
Flowers are of course the most typical gift that's given on Valentine's Day, but there are all sorts of other gifting avenues to explore.
Of course, you could always send your loved one a hamper, with a mashup of all of their favourite things.
Chocolates are another fantastic, if familiar, choice of Valentine's gift.
You could also choose something naughty like lingerie or a sex toy gifts if you want to opt for a risque present.
We're also huge fans of experience gifts like cocktail classes, fancy meals out, theatre trips or spa days for a Valentine's Day to remember.
What is the best gift for Valentine’s?
Honestly, the best gift for Valentine's Day all depends on your partner's preferences and tastes.
The best gift will be something that shows how much you appreciate and love your partner.
In many cases it will not matter how expensive or extravagant the gift is, especially if you've been together for a while.
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Personal gifts are always the most thoughtful to receive, especially when it comes from someone you really love.
Our list above are just suggestions – spend as much or as little you want — just make sure your gift makes your partner smile.
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