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Is this M&S hamper really worth £1000?!?

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VampiresLoveNECKtarines Fri 31-Oct-14 19:58:18

Was looking through the M&S Christmas food catalogue and couldn't understand how all this food and drink could add up to £1k?!? Sheer madness to me!

BOFster Fri 31-Oct-14 20:01:58

A few bottles of plonk? Blimey.

Surely real booze connoisseurs would be after artisanal bollocks from Harrods or something, rather than our nation's finest purveyor of pants?

bakingtins Fri 31-Oct-14 20:07:25

There's about 40 items on the list and while one or two are bottles of bubbly, there are also packets of diamond encrusted biscuits and gold plated jars of jam. Does it come with the services of a butler for the entire holidays?

InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Fri 31-Oct-14 20:08:03

One of mine and DH's favourite activities in the run up to Christmas is trying to guess the price of M&S hampers grin. We take it in turns to read out the list of contents and the other person tries to tot it up.

We never underestimate the price, in spite of years of estimating experience.

Mrsgrumble Fri 31-Oct-14 20:14:04

Honesty, that's a joke

I once won a Christmas hamper with champagne, luxury cheeses, whiskey, brandy, lots of wine, lots of luxury chocolates - huge (about a metre long wicker basket)

The basket alone was beautiful.

.... Totally off point of thread blush

LokiBear Fri 31-Oct-14 22:35:42

No. Just no.

chocomochi Fri 31-Oct-14 22:43:11

I thought they added one too many zero's before clicking your link. But definitely no mistake there shock at the cost.

squiggleirl Fri 31-Oct-14 22:44:38

There's 15 bottles of alcohol in it (3 red, 3 white, 1 brandy, 1 port, 2 champagne, 4 sparkling wine, 1 gin)

There are also chocolates, biscuits, cake, pudding, jams, tea, coffee, fruit, olives, peaches, honey, chutneys, oil, vinegar, cranberry sauce.

Not saying I'd buy it, or even want it (why in God's name do they still include tea and jam in hampers?), but it is M&S, and there is a lot of stuff in the hamper.

BOFster Fri 31-Oct-14 22:52:31

But it's a THOUSAND POUNDS shock

joanofarchitrave Fri 31-Oct-14 22:56:59


It's delivered with a personal message, which is presumably 'I am considerably richer than yow'

To be fair, the three wicker trunks probably make up a couple of hundred quid.

SecretNutellaFix Fri 31-Oct-14 23:19:20

I worked out how much the alcohol price came to and it was about £300, so no I certainly don't think that it is worth what they are charging.

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 31-Oct-14 23:25:29

I'd rather have the cash thanks

JeanneDeMontbaston Fri 31-Oct-14 23:28:45

I haven't even looked at the link yet, I'm snorting at 'Britain's finest purveyor of pants'.

0pheliaBalls Sat 01-Nov-14 07:43:05

That's actually disgusting. Just buy the stuff separately (not necessarily from M&S either) and put it all in a nice box. Presumably this is for people with more money than sense time who think impersonal, expensive gifts are the way to go. Just, no.

vestandknickers Sat 01-Nov-14 07:48:00

Free delivery though!


flanjabelle Sat 01-Nov-14 07:50:27

Oh well if there's free delivery I may just have to...


WastingMyYoungYears Sat 01-Nov-14 08:00:00


Thanks for bringing this to my attention OP winkgrin.

Jellylove Sat 01-Nov-14 08:25:02

The personal message would have to be from the queen!

Would like to see what Aldi could come up with in its advert for its alternative hamper? smile and the price

trixymalixy Sat 01-Nov-14 11:25:40

If you were rich enough to spend £1k on a hamper you'd buy one from F&M or Harrods surely, not M&S?!??

Camolips Sat 01-Nov-14 11:31:55

I'm intrigued now. How much would a Harrod's one cost with similar stuff? I'm assuming M & S have actually done some marketing for this.

Camolips Sat 01-Nov-14 11:33:49

Even if they don't sell and they reduce them by 75% in the after Christmas sale I still wouldn't be tempted.

WastingMyYoungYears Sat 01-Nov-14 12:18:23

I wonder if they expect not to sell many, but do it to make their cheaper (grin) hampers appear to be more reasonably priced.

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WrappedInABlankie Sat 01-Nov-14 12:29:09

Who spends £20,000 on a hamper???? Wtf shockshockshock

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