Since gift-giving is a way to show someone how much you care about them and how valuable you deem your relationship, finding a gift that would perfectly express this can be exhausting. With so many occasions, whether it’s holidays like Christmas and Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, it can be a hassle trying to come up with a gift that’s at the same time useful and surprising. And yet, the solution may be easier than you think. Why complicate the gift-shopping process, when you can simply focus on a universal option that offers something that would please even the pickiest of giftees. Sounds too good to be true, right? But rest assured it isn’t when you choose to give a gift basket or hamper.
Reasons why gifting a hamper is always a great idea
Time after time, hampers prove to be the most popular gifts because they’re convenient, flexible, customisable and versatile. So, let’s discuss these attributes in more detail.
They’re Easy to Buy
The pandemic we’ve faced since 2020 made it clear just how blessed we all are to have the internet. This only shifted things in the positive direction for online businesses and made deliveries safer and more convenient than ever before. This, of course, is valid for gift basket shopping too as there are timely hamper delivery options, including same-day deliveries created especially for the forgetful senders, and those who want to capture the element of surprise.
You can’t deny this would save you from a great deal of unnecessary gift-buying hassle and stress. Do a bit of research, find a store with the best delivery and hamper options, place the order for the giftee’s address and you’re done. All this without even stepping out of the comfort of your home!
They Can Be Anything You Want Them to Be
It doesn’t matter who you’re buying for, there’s the perfect basket. Whether you prefer to spend as little time as possible on choosing from the ready-made arrangements, or want to personalise the set to wow your recipient, a good hamper store can meet your every requirement.
You can buy gift basket arrangements for corporate relationships, sets for the special someone in your life, as well as options designed to cover your holiday gift-shopping. In terms of the items they’re filled with, you can find a range of classics like chocs in all forms and flavours, fruit bits and chocolate-dipped fruits, doughnuts, macarons, nuts, almonds, and salty snacks. And of course, these can be topped off with complementary drinks to boost their flavour, ranging from unique Australian craft beers and wine to coffee and tea.
Other options include goodies like pampering bundles with slippers, robes, skin care products, and organic candles in addition to the edible treats. In case your recipient isn’t that much of a fan of pampering essentials, but is into greenery instead, you can buy gift baskets inspired by nature. There are amazing gift sets with flowers, as well as those with potted plants.
Additionally, you can find baskets for new mums equipped with essential baby items. For corporate occasions, you’ve got hampers made up of classic edible treats and assorted drinks that would save you from appearing gift-less and leave a lasting impression even to the recipient you know so little of.
Though if you feel like something’s missing you could always have the set delivered to your door, so you can add some extras and then give it to the giftee.
They’re Several Gifts Wrapped in a Single Gift
I don’t know about you, but I have some people in my life who prefer receiving multiple gifts instead of a single expensive gift. And hampers are the perfect solution when it comes to surprising them. But even if you don’t have such peculiar giftees, the fact this kind of gift consists of several items in one means it’s perfect for sharing.
Let’s say you’re buying for a friend’s birthday – the treats can spoil both him/her and their partner as they enjoy lovely movie nights having your delicious basket as the main snack provider. In other words, if you care to spread the joy, it’s the gift of gifts as it can be shared with more people than one. Imagine how many bonus points you’d get if you purchase that special box that also includes some vegan treats for that other half who happens to be vegan so both of them can enjoy.
Want to surprise them with something from around the world if they can’t travel abroad yet? Why not pack up the box with internationally-famous chocolates like the mouthwatering Belgian and Swiss treats, or amaze them with bottles of wine or beer cans from across the world that would provide their palate with a blast of flavours.
As for the corporate gifting, there are also many combinations you can make. For instance, you can pair practical stationery with edible goods and give the recipients something tasty to snack on during break time. To enhance the gift given further, you can also throw in some items fit for office décor such as plants.
In any case, you can be sure a hamper will leave a smile on everyone’s face as they unpack the carefully selected items one by one. And even after they’ve eaten all the tasty treats, there will still be something left from the gift if you choose to include some more permanent options like plants or decor. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving.
They’re Ideal No Matter Your Budget
You know that feeling of liking something only to find out it’s not exactly within your range of “affordable”? It’s a bummer, especially when you’re buying for a truly special person. Well, the great news is, with a hamper there’s no disappointment because there are sets of baskets, boxes, buckets, anything you can think of, available at any price you can imagine.
A unique and exclusive range, or simpler and smaller baskets – you won’t be out of options regardless of how much you’re willing to spend. And, if you feel like you could throw in something additional for a special touch, you have the chance to send a heartfelt note they could proudly keep in their scrapbooks for years. If this doesn’t sound like the perfect gift, I don’t know what does!
You can always do it yourself too! I would love to know your favourite hamper gift idea in the comments below?