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Why Hampers Are The Greatest Gifts

Sep 5, 2008
UK hampers are gifts that are traditionally presented in a wicker basket. The act of giving a hamper has a long history in Western culture and, before, was done as a noble gesture, using the hamper to give food and other home essentials to the poor. The basket the gift was displayed in was also purposefully chosen as it was a helpful household item that could be used and reused.

In recent times, hampers have come to be less a gift of necessities and more a gift of little indulgences, such as wine hampers for example. An emphasis is placed on the best products such as gourmet jams, expensive chocolates, exotic coffee beans, quality wines and other premium products that can be enjoyed as a treat and will store long enough for your special someone to take their time in using the item.

There has also been a growing fashion to produce specialist UK hampers - wine hampers that are stacked with a broad range and types of wine, chocolate hampers and bread and cheese hampers. Hobby hampers are an even more new development and are filled not with food but with essential and wanted items to please gardeners or DIY enthusiasts, for example. The contents of a hamper are only restricted by your imagination!

The flexibility of wine hampers is why it makes such a wonderful present. They can be adapted to any person and can be filled with anything that would satisfy the recipient. When picking the hamper you want to give, give careful attention to what items the recipient enjoys - are they a red wine connoisseur? Then wine hampers are a great idea! Are they a food lover? Then fill the hamper with premium food products. Are they expecting a baby? Why not give them a hamper filled with useful baby items.

UK hampers can be used for any occasion - for birthdays, for hens nights or bachelorette parties, for weddings, for anniversaries, for an expecting mom-to-be and, most popularly, for Christmas.

The Christmas hamper has become big business and, in an intriguing twist, the public are buying Christmas UK hampers to use for themselves instead of as a present for other people. Often packed with luxury Christmas treats such as shortbread, chocolate, wine, Christmas pudding and even turkey, they are bought by individuals to be used over the holiday season. Many UK hampers are bought on a payment plan over the year and then used for the Xmas period, helping individuals afford the expense of the wonderful Christmas treats wanted over the Christmas period.

There are plenty of companies that specialize in making hamper gifts and most of them can be found quickly and simply on the web. Many of them will have pre-packed UK hampers - such as wine hampers or food hampers - and some may allow you to personalize a hamper and fill it with products of your choice. Almost all companies will deliver your hamper, making it a convenient and thoughtful present.

Of course, you don't have to use a company to give a wonderful hamper and it can be even more personal to make your own. When making a hamper, give careful thought to what they might like. Use helpful products and luxury products that your special someone might not know to purchase for themselves, to make it even more lovely. Hampers also work best when filled with products that won't spoil quickly, such as wine for wine hampers. If you do intend on filling in products that need to be kept cool or will spoil, then make sure the hamper is sent as quickly as possible and make sure your special someone understands that the items must be used as soon as possible.
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