In this post I'll discuss the different types of hamper and what makes hampers the perfect gift for any occasion.
What is a hamper?
First of all, let's set the record straight and establish exactly what we mean by a 'hamper'. When most people think hamper, they immediately think of a large woven basket packed with cutlery, jam, wine, cheese, meat, chocolate and everything in between. This picture isn't necessarily wrong it just isn't completely right. A hamper is simply a collection of food or drink items usually presented as a gift. I believe some people are put off by the thought of buying a hamper because they feel it may be slightly 'overkill', however this couldn't be further from the truth.
Now we’ve established what a hamper is, we can discuss the reasons why hampers make an excellent gift for any occasion:
They’re bespoke to the occasion
Hampers are gifts suitable to any occasion and are usually hand made with a particular recipient in mind. For instance, if you’re looking for a hamper, for a birthday, Christmas, retirement celebration or even a housewarming gift, hampers are often hand crafted to fit that specific occasion.
You can create your own
A great thing about hampers is that you can make them for yourself and personalise gifts to your exact specifications. There are a couple of ways to do this:
1. Use our online tool - our ‘Create Your Own’ service allows you to choose from hundreds of different products and build your own bespoke hamper. Simply select your packaging, choose the contents and enter a shipping address. It’s as easy as that.
2. Source your own products and build a hamper - with a little extra effort, there is nothing stopping you from going online or to supermarkets and sourcing the products for yourself and building your own hamper. This may take a little extra time (and potentially cost more) but the option is on the table.
They’re a safe bet
We all have those people in our lives that are incredibly difficult to buy for and dread the time of year that we have to frantically search for something they haven’t already got. Well, regardless of who’s special day it is, you can rest assured that there will be a hamper suitable for them. Be it beer, wine, cheese, choccy’s, sweets, champagne and everything in between, hampers have it all. With over 350 variations of hampers to choose from you can be certain you’ll find the perfect gift for any recipient.
The best gift is not always the most expensive, but the one that you can tell somebody has put real thought into what you’d like and bought you a gift that is personal to you. Not only can you find the perfect hamper for any recipient, you can add your own personal gift message inside the hamper to make the gift truly personal.