Christmas Hampers That Are A Bit Different

Sleigh Bells Hamper

Sleigh Bells Hamper

It’s been such an amazing year here in the UK. Among the many exciting events were the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. But even with all that now behind us, we still have the best holiday of the year on the horizon which is our holly, jolly Christmas! Before we realise it, we’ll all be madly dashing around for exciting Christmas gifts to give to our family, friends and business associates. But each year, everyone wants to find something a bit different to get people.

Holiday Cheer HamperWe would like to recommend sending our Christmas hampers this year. We always enjoy creating hampers that are a bit out of the ordinary especially, our range of festive Christmas hampers. This year is no different. Our yuletide collection is like nothing available on the internet or in any high street shops. We’ve created a range that is really quite different and we think you are going to love them.

Snowman HamperThese hampers for Christmas are bundled up in unique containers of various colours, shapes and styles. All of the containers are completely reusable for numerous decorative features around the home. Their contents vary from savoury pates and oval albert biscuits to Belgian fine chocolates and homemade mince pies. All are lovingly wrapped with beautiful Xmas ribbons and bows to give them a real “wow factor”. With the unfavourable economy in mind, we’ve tried to keep prices down so they’re more affordable to everyone. Our Christmas hampers are gorgeously presented and still kept sensibly priced.

Savoury Christmas HamperSo, as the time nears to do your gift giving for the holiday season, we hope you’ll consider our festive Christmas hampers at The Hamper and Gift People. When you’re looking for something a bit different in the way of food hampers, ours are the “bee’s knees”! As always, we have traditional Christmas hampers packed in wicker trays and baskets, if you prefer. Lastly, the website has the ability to “create your own hamper” as well, if you want to make your hamper a bit more personal.



Why Send Hampers For Christmas?

As we start our approach to another Christmas season, the question in the back of many people’s minds is always - “What do I get them this year?” The answer usually comes back as “I haven’t a clue.” So, it gets put off as long as possible to avoid the decision. Before you know it, Christmas is only a few days away and you’re now back into a stressful situation of coming up with a quick gift. Panic, panic.

Sound too familiar? Of course it does. We’ve all been there and dread it once we’re there. Why go through it all again this year? Just for Christmas HamperAvoid it all this year and send hampers for Christmas! Christmas hampers is the most logical and tastiest choice every time. Why, you ask? Because Xmas hampers, filled with loads of gourmet foods and treats is a gift everyone loves. Sending festive foods & sweets for Christmas is such a thoughtful way to express your holiday cheer to loved ones and are always very well received. The Xmas hamper choices available online are enormous. But if you just don’t find the perfect hamper to send, then have you considered creating your own hamper? We wrote a post a few weeks back about making your own hamper here. It’s easy to do, only takes a few minutes online and you can do it all in the comfort of your home, right on our website. Pick and choose the items you want to go in your hamper gift and at the same time, keep a lid on the costs to stay within your budget. Simply remove an item from your basket before proceeding to checkout. Don’t forget to add a free personal message to your hamper order, so the person receiving the food gift knows who sent it and why.

There are other things you can get people for Christmas. Some people insist on sending flowers or bottles of alcohol that are always nicely wrapped up. But honestly, do you really get that excited at the thought of receiving flowers or a bottle of bubbly for Christmas? Doesn’t do much for me. The flowers never seem to last very long and the bubbly is just not very inspiring as a Christmas gift, in my humble opinion. By sending a lovely Christmas hamper, your gift tells the recipient how much thought you put into getting them a nice food gift they can share with their family. After all, it’s always the thought that counts. A Christmas hamper with amazing homemade mince pies, delicious Belgian chocolates with lovely soft centre’s, a handmade Christmas cake that tastes like no other and even some yummy marzipan fruits…is going to dazzle anyone’s taste buds in a hurry. If I was able to choose my Xmas gift between a bottle of booze, a bouquet of flowers or a tasty Christmas hamper…it would take me less than a second to decide.

Rudolph's Christmas HamperGive them something they’ll really enjoy this Christmas. Why not send your family, friends and clients a tasty Christmas hamper from The Hamper and Gift People. Just click on the tab at the top of this blog post that says “buy hampers”. It will connect you to our website and you’ll be able to browse all of our lovely Christmas hampers we offer.

Hampers With A New Look

 Are you someone that enjoys something a bit different or out of the ordinary? Tired of the same old routine you see day in and day out? Well, we felt the same way and decided to make an attractive change to some of our hamper range.

The Hamper and Gift People "Blue Ribbon Hamper"Not too long ago, we decided to create some very attractive new hampers. Our traditional wicker baskets and trays are always going to be on offer. But we have created some exciting new hampers that are really unique and well, we must say they look absolutely gorgeous. All of the containers our new hampers have been created with are reuseable for dozens of uses around the home. After your recipient has devoured the delicious foods and treats in their gift basket, they’ll have a lovely container that can be used around the home for so many uses. Many of the new hampers are packed in planter pots. These pots come in a variety of dazzling colors and styles. These planters are perfect for planting herbs and indoor house plants.

These new hampers have a variety of goodies that anyone would love to receive as a gift. Some of the items included in these lovely gifts are chocolates and chocolate cremes, truffles, cookies, shortbread biscuits, savoury biscuits, cakes, handmade brownies, award winning chutneys, relishes, pates, award winning preserves, savoury snacks, sweets and a variety of teas and coffee. We also have a Christmas range that will include handmade mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake. Each are different, so there are dozens of food and treat combinations available. We have also been very mindful on keep our prices down so they are affordable.

The Hamper and Gift People LogoIn addition to these new hampers, we have changed our logo a bit. We now have an oval logo that gets attached to each of our hampers. As time goes on, you will see more of our logo in everything we sell. We have added the new logo to our Twitter page, Facebook page, Google Plus page and Pinterest page. We have also added social media links to the homepage of our website. Please click on any of the links and say hello. We would be so thrilled to hear from you. Quite often, you’ll find us there chatting away to our lovely followers. - The Hamper and Gift People


Make Your Own Hamper Online

The Hamper and Gift People Tasty Treats Hamper

You can easily make this yourself online, on our website!

If you are thinking about sending someone a nice food hamper and not sure what to send, this post is here to help. Hopefully, this will help you decide the best direction to go with your food hamper gift.

First thing to think about is the person you are sending it to. You know what they like and aren’t crazy about. If it helps, make a list of the foods and treats that you know they love. If you still aren’t sure, ask one of their friends, family members or a coworker. It’s a sneaky way to get the low down on what they love to eat and it’ll make your gift a cherished one.

On our website, we have loads of hamper choices and everything has been thought out already. All you have to do is choose one you like and go through checkout. But if you would like to create your own hamper, we have a section that’ll let you do just that. Just look for the create your own hamper button on the left hand margin and it will take you to the food and treat categories. Simply choose the foods and sweets you like and add them to your shopping cart. When you are done, it’ll show you the total and you can finalize your transaction quite easily. But what if this is your first time and you’re just not sure what foods go best with what?

If you are sending a sweet hamper, you might want to keep the items sweet related. Chocolates are always a popular choice. If you click on the category titles related to sweets, it’ll be pretty straight forward. But if you want to send a more savoury hamper, there’s a few things you might want to remember. If you want to send a nice mature cheddar, think about what goes well with cheddar. Here’s a hint: McKenzie’s oval albert savoury biscuits go great with any cheese. But that’s still not enough to make your hamper look great. Add a nice pate to your hamper. Everyone loves a tasty pate, and there are loads of great choices. I would also recommend adding a nice chutney to this tasty hamper. An oval albert biscuit with a slice of mature cheddar and a nice red onion marmalade or a beetroot and orange chutney is just awesome. So, now you’ve added a few foods that all compliment each other and the price of the hamper is still quite sensibly priced. Sometimes people like to add a few cheeses, or a couple of different oval albert biscuits to the hamper. Some like to add cheese straws with all of this, which also goes very well. You could even add a non alcoholic fruit juice that would make it even nicer for your recipient. Some might even add a bad of mint cremes as a little dessert. All are great choices and the more foods you add the nicer the gift becomes. If you are on a budget, just delete an item and it comes straight off the total immediately.

Well, I hope this post has given you some ideas of what you can add to a hamper gift to make it special. There really is no wrong way to make a hamper, but by adding items that compliment each other, your recipient benefits big time and will thank you over and over again. Hope you have fun making your own hamper and don’t forget to save us to your favourites.