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.



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


What Are Food Hampers?

To explain in simple terms, food hampers are traditional wicker baskets filled with various types of foods and drinks, wrapped up and presented as gifts to family, friends and clients. Here’s how they originated and became what they are today.

Food hampers as we know them presently, date back to Victorian times and even beyond that. Typically at Christmas, wealthy Victorian families throughout England would package up seasonal foods in lidded wicker hampers and give them as gifts to their hired staff. These food hampers would have the necessary foods required to create a festive feast for their own families. During these times, it was a very lovely gift to recieve and the Victorians were known to be quite generous to their staff at Christmas time. There was also evidence of hampers given by charitable organisations that contained donated second hand clothing, household cleaning products and vegetables that helped needy families through financially difficult times.

As the industrial revolution expanded and railroads became more accessible throughout England and Europe, people found it easier to send food hampers by rail. Hence, the concept of sending food hampers from a distance was born. First on the commercial scene, was a small London retail shop that came up with the idea of sending food hampers as gifts for Christmas. The brainstorm caught on well and became an incredibly popular way of delivering gifts at Christmas in England. Other countries like the United States, Canada and Australia heard of this marvelous gift giving concept at Christmas and soon created their own versions of food hampers and gift baskets.

Hampers have come a long way since the Victorian times. From traditonal wicker baskets with loafs of bread, hard cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables to what’s available now, they’ve really become the smart gift to give. With the help of the industrial revolution, food & packaging innovations and the internet, today’s food hampers are the best ever. If you’re short of time you can choose from pre-selected hamper baskets that contain a wide variety of foods, chocolates, puddings and drinks. If that’s not what you’re after, you can also create your own hamper online in just a few minutes. This has proved to be a popular way to send hampers. With a wide selection of food categories to choose from, you simply pick the food items you want and go to checkout to complete your transaction.  Add the delivery name & address and a personal message and you’re done. Within a short time, you’ll receive a confirmation of your order by email and estimated delivery date. Best of all, you’ve done this online in only a few minutes. The hassle of driving, parking and time it takes to shop has been completely removed. That’s convenience. Give it a try and take the stress out of your gift giving.