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Are Fortnum and Mason hampers worth it?
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KateLumley · 07/12/2021 13:34

Just that, thinking about ordering one for friends.

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cloudtree · 08/12/2021 11:00

The influencers have actually devalued the brand a bit imo. Everyone has a F&M (either real or faked) in their Instagram photos of their living room now.

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SlurpleThePurple · 08/12/2021 11:07

I'd be thrilled to receive one! You've given me a great idea for a gift for my in-laws who are hard to buy for, so thank you Smile

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Snugglepumpkin · 08/12/2021 11:41

The teeny huntsman basket is incredibly cute & can be reused for many things.
We use one to collect berries in the summer in the garden (I chuck kitchen roll in the bottom before I do) & it makes me feel I should be wearing a long flowy, flowery skirt & wafting through fields full of meadow flowers or something.

The rest of the time it lives in the greenhouse with my smaller hand tools in it.

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DappyApple · 08/12/2021 12:15

We’ve been gifted several F&M hampers previously ,(Dhs work) and tbh they’re a bit hit and miss. A lot of the stuff isn’t to our taste and I’ve gifted on several items to my mum who wasn’t keen either. Don’t think it’s worth the money.

We got given a Harvey Nichols hamper last year, there was nothing in that that we didn’t like. Far better than F&M.

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HumousWhereTheHeartIs · 08/12/2021 12:27

I use my F&M hamper as a coffee table which makes them even lovelier gifts

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Iamblossom · 08/12/2021 12:33

I absolutely love F&M. It's one of my favourite places to go in London and I also love the Champagne bar they have in the Royal Exchange. I went with friends last week and we booked into the wine bar in the food hall.

It is pricy, but spectacular at Christmas. I bought myself a wicker hamper a couple of years ago as a Christmas present to myself, and the basket sits in my living room.

The amount of pleasure I got and still get from having it makes it worth it for me, but I totally get why people would laugh at me for what they see as a total waste of money. It's a personal thing.

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TellMeItsNotTrue · 08/12/2021 16:26

I wish I hadn't seen this now 😂 it's made me want the empty hamper more and more!

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Paquerette · 09/12/2021 15:28

I agree with DappyApple. The Harvey Nichols hampers are amazing. Their biscuits and prosecco are definitely worth buying a hamper for.

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5foot5 · 09/12/2021 19:23

Yes, I'd love one for the basket alone

Indeed. I was bought one last year from work. The contents were very nice but I really love the wicker basket and have used it for picnics - the F & M on prominent display!

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Plantsandpuddlesuits · 09/12/2021 19:34

I'd love one just for the wicker basket alone!

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Eyesofdisarray · 09/12/2021 19:44

Won one in a school raffle once 😊
Basket great for storage under a coffee table

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VittysCardigan · 09/12/2021 19:55

I've just looked at the link someone posted - i would love the Hibernation Hamper please

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Thanksagainand · 09/12/2021 20:16

Omg fortnums every time! It says treat! Glamour! Special! Glyndebourne! Butlers! Lace tablecloths! Can you tell ive always wanted one? When lived in london f and m was my go to relax place. M and s? Treat yes, but more busy commuter cba to cook. Not the same at all.

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MindfulBear · 09/12/2021 20:23

No. We ordered a hamper from F&M for the great aunts back in 2018/19. We were all so disappointed.
The hamper arrived with a couple of smashed items. Which happens. That's ok. However Their customer service was a nightmare to get hold of and then Instead of offering a full replacement or a refund they quibbled about sending out replacement items and there was no apology for the mess either.

Left a sour taste so no I wouldn't recommend at all!

On the other hand I received this amazing hamper from regency hampers recently and it is super lovely. Cannot recommend it enough. Lovely wicker picnic case. Real China and cutlery. Cheese. Smoked salmon. A bottle of something. Lots of other bits. Yum yum!

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