Why hampers make great presents for your employees

Did you know that hampers were originally fashioned into gifts as far back as the Norman era? It wasn’t until the Victorian period, however, that wealthy Victorian families started to give hampers as gifts to their staff. The 1980s saw a huge corporate hamper revival and today they’re more popular more than ever! Here are a few reasons why hampers make ideal gifts for your employees.


Hampers are well loved because of their long established history and association with the festive season. The festive season is all about giving, and being the recipient of a hamper is always set to impress. Hampers can be enjoyed by the recipient as well as their friends and families, so it really is the gift that keeps on giving! It also gives your special members of staff the opportunity to try new indulgent products they might not have thought to try before.


The beauty of hampers is that they can be made bespoke and tailored to the tastes of your unsuspecting employees. You’re in charge of selecting the products that will be delicately packed into a smart gift box stylish basket – you can even have a personal message card delivered for an added personal touch. Creating bespoke hampers shows you have put a lot of thought into the gift and will truly make your staff feel appreciated.

Ultimate people pleaser

Hampers are great as there’s always something for everyone. From traditional wicker baskets laden with rich sweet treats to beautifully wrapped gift boxes full of delights with a modern twist, a hamper is true token of appreciation for your staff. We’ve got 90 years experience delighting people with our exquisite hampers, so we’re shining the spotlight on some of our corporate favourites…

The Celebration

It’s time for your staff to relax and unwind with the Celebration Basket. A modern delight, the Celebration Basket comes packaged in a black felt box with mince pies, orange & cranberry Christmas marmalade, chocolate coated ginger biscuits, a bottle of Vinem Garnacha syrah and more! This gift is perfect if you’re on a modest budget for staff gifts, and will be sure to invoke the yuletide party spirit.

The Canterbury

Named after the nearby beautiful Kentish medieval city, The Canterbury is a charming wicker and seagrass hamper boasting an array of 20 luxurious sweet and savoury goodies to tingle your tastebuds. Please your employees’ palate with Sparkling Brut Reserve, Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc all paired with oat fruit flapjacks, gouda & chive biscuits, sesame peanuts, shortbread finger selection and much, much more. The Canterbury is ideal if your budget is at the higher end of the scale, but the joy it will bring the lucky member of staff is priceless.

The Brabourne

Arranged in two black woven gift baskets, The Brabourne is one of our most popular gifts featuring a delightful blend of sweet and savoury treats. You will reward your employee with two bottles of Italian Rometta wine, Belgian chocolates, red onion & cheddar biscuits, whisky marmalade, ale beer crackers amongst many other delights. The best part is that the black woven gift baskets are reusable and make stylish storage solutions, meaning this hamper truly has a lasting legacy beyond Christmas.

We hope that this has given you food for thought when deciding how to reward your employees this year. You can see our full range of corporate gift hampers here!

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“Service rating : Choice was excellent - communication excellent and delivery was on time - all my expectations exceeded. Product: A great selection. Living overseas it is always difficult to choose a gift and again I was very impressed with the choice - my mother, who after all is the important player in this game, was overjoyed.”

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