March 04, 2021
You may think we’re biased, but here at the Awesome Hamper Company, we think that hampers are, well, pretty awesome. In fact, we’re so confident in this, that we’ve even put it in our name!
But why are they so awesome? And why do we think they make the ultimate birthday present?
In our latest blog post, the hamper experts at the Awesome Hamper Company outline their top five reasons why hampers are the perfect gift for someone’s birthday… and why you should consider giving the gift of a hamper to someone you love or care about.
Perhaps the most famous hampers in the world come from luxury London food and drink purveyors, Fortnum & Mason. With a pedigree stretching back to the 1700s, Fortnum & Mason hampers are the creme de la creme of luxury hampers, containing all sorts of tasty delights and high quality drinks. In fact, the first Fortnum & Mason hampers were created in the 1730s. Did you know, the company has even sent hampers up Everest!
Hampers really took off as a gift back in the Victorian times, when transport by railways made it increasingly easy to send presents of food and drink to relatives and friends at other ends of the country. Fast forward to the 2020s, and hampers continue to grow in popularity, thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic and the surge in sending personalised gifts.
With a history dating back over 300 years, hampers have been the perfect gift for generations - you can’t deny they have a brilliant track record!
We’ve all been there… every year for a birthday receiving the same presents as the year before. Lacking creativity and excitement, it gets a bit boring receiving deodorants from Auntie Sally and supermarket chocolate boxes from nan.
What makes hampers special is the fact that they contain all manner of goodies, and if you’re creating a DIY hamper, you can make it bespoke and unique to the recipient. All you need is a wicker hamper or basket (which you can find online or even in second hand stores), and fill it to the brim with the recipient's favourite things. Whether that's sweets and chocolate, bath treats or even a bottle of their favourite wine, a bespoke gift hamper is sure to make a birthday even more special.
We have a range of hampers available on the Awesome Hamper Company website, and each can be personalised to include a personal message - so if you don’t fancy getting craft yourself, take a look at our range here.
Hampers don’t just have to be for birthdays...
Traditionally, hampers as gifts were seen as something for the festive period, with many people sending hampers friends, family, colleagues and even clients for Christmas. However, these days hampers can be the perfect gift for any time of the year - whether you’re celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.
Once all the goodies and treats inside the hamper have been eaten or used up, the wicker basket or hamper can be reused again and again!
Whether it’s transformed into a toy box, used for kitchen storage, or refilled with sweets, chocolates or other delights, a hamper is the gift that just keeps on giving!
In a nutshell, receiving a hamper is a super special gift. When filled with a variety of luxurious treats, they certainly make a show stopping present - particularly when beautifully presented in a traditional wicker hamper.
Plus, because hampers are so versatile, they can be created bespoke for any occasion or event. From a romantic hamper for Valentines Day, or as a wedding gift to the happy couple, right through to a fun filled sweet hamper for the kids, the possibilities are endless!
We love how creative you can be when it comes to gift giving. We like sourcing as many local, UK made products as possible and putting them into wonderful gifts to be enjoyed by anyone. We're even soon to be launching a range of pet hampers! From dogs to cats and even Guinea Pigs!