It’s an easy option for people to go online and select pre-selected hampers of all different types of themes however wouldn’t it be a lot better for that personal touch if you were to select your own items, get the packaging and send on yourself? This does take a little bit of effort but could be specifically rewarding and you can make this very specific to the needs of the individual person rather than having to select pre-packed items.
You can purchase hamper baskets in lots of different places which include sites like Amazon. Some people go for the typical basket look whilst others will go for a container type. Some things to bear in mind are the quality of these containers. If you are planning to put a lot of different items in the basket or container then you will want to ensure it is strong enough to hold them. Things like wine bottles can be quite a heavy thing to hold so bearing this in mind is essential. In addition to this, if you are planning to post the hamper to a location rather than give it to someone face to face, bear in mind that it will require to be protected. Using a container like approach is pretty easy as it can be sealed wrapped and sent on however if you are going for the basket option then in order to protect all the good you will require to put some plastic or similar over the hamper.
What Items to use for the Hamper
There are many different types of Hampers that you could look at creating. Depending on the occasion and on the persons likes, you can personalise this as much as you want. For example if you know the person likes good cheese and wine then you could go onto a somewhere like Godminster Farm Shop and get some high quality items. There are lots of different types of generic hampers that are common that can help spark some ideas such as:
- Chocolate Hampers
- Wine Hampers
- Cheese and Wine Hampers
- Christmas Hampers
- Biscuit Hampers
- Food Hampers
Remember that if you are using alcohol then be aware of the laws around age of consumption i.e. you wouldn’t put this in a gift for a 16 year olds birthday!
You could personalise the hamper by placing a card within it or even a special message on the container (if this is the look you have went for). Also bear in mind you could get things like personalised chocolates or write a specific message on a bottle of wine for the recipient.
This can be a challenge if you are not doing face to face. If you are trying to deliver this to an individual by mail then you need to consider the following:
- Weight – There are restrictions on weight and different criteria
- Size – Similar to the above. The heaver and bulkier the item the more expensive it will be
- Delivery type – If you want to track the item then use something like recorded delivery
- Insurance – If you have put a lot of expensive items in the hamper then you may want to ensure for loss
The delivery aspect of this via the mail companies can be a pretty expensive aspect.