2 October 2017 - Janet Bird
There may still be three months to go before the big day, but cut price retailer Aldi has launched a range of Christmas hampers aimed at rivalling those of luxury brand Fortnum & Mason.
The bargain supermarket's range of five hampers is available to pre-order now, with the smallest costing just £19.99 and the largest £99.99. They include wine, Christmas puddings and other treats - including Aldi's mince pies, which were last year rated better than those of Fortnum & Mason by Good Housekeeping magazine.
The most expensive hamper includes a bottle of champagne, three bottles of wine, chocolate, panettone, a Christmas cake and pudding, crackers and the ubiquitous mince pies.
Fortnum & Mason's iconic 18-hamper range – which is also available to pre-order now - costs from £55 to £1,000. A comparable hamper to Aldi’s most expensive offering costs £175 and includes a bottle of champagne, two bottles of wine, two types of biscuits, two tins of tea, Cognac butter, Champagne truffles, piccalilli and two types of marmalade as well as a Christmas pudding.