Hay Hampers

Delivery Options


Next Working Day - Place an order before 2pm and we can deliver it to your recipient the next working day. Deliveries are made during working hours weekdays 9-6.00pm. Gifts containing fresh foods i.e. cheese, or smoked fish cannot be dispatched on a Friday so if ordered between 2pm Thursday & 2pm Monday will be delivered on Tuesday). Over the Christmas period we are unable to offer this service due to the extremely high volume of sales.  

Named Day - When placing an order, if you wish the gift to be delivered on a certain day such as their birthday or moving-in day you can select any working day (Mon-Fri) when you checkout - free of charge. Fresh food gifts cannot be delivered on a Monday. There is a charge for this service for orders placed in December. 

In time for Christmas -  During the very busy December period we offer to select a named day delivery (for a surcharge of £5 per address/date) or a free  ‘In time for Christmas’ delivery, where we will ensure that the gift you have purchased is delivered in time for Christmas as per our gift code delivery schedule to ensure maximum life of products for the Christmas period.  In summary, this term means - we guarantee 2 delivery attempts before Christmas, and for the courier to hold it available for collection, it will be the earliest possible delivery whilst optimising life for Xmas. Hampers containing fresh products will be shipped according to our delivery schedule with the shortest shelf life being delivered latest. This option will cease to be available when all our delivery slots are full. 

Delivery to Multiple Addresses in One Order - Order multiple gifts and send them all to different addresses in one easy checkout process. Simply add as many gifts as you need to buy into your cart, select specific desired delivery dates by gift, create individual gift messages and then proceed to checkout where you can select a different address for each gift and then make one payment. We will then process your order and despatch your gifts individually as required. All free of charge!




SATURDAY DELIVERYSaturday - You can select specific Saturday delivery for a £6.95 (inc. VAT) surcharge.

SUNDAY DELIVERYSunday - You can select specific Sunday delivery for a £15.00 (inc. VAT) surcharge. This service is only available for our non-perishable gifts.


Bulk delivery- If you are ordering a large number of gifts (i.e. more than 10) to go to the same location, it may be possible to arrange a bulk delivery at a discount. Please speak to our Corporate Sales department on 01476 550420 for advice. 



International and UK Offshore Delivery (excluding USA & some others due to customs limitations) is available on a selection of gifts excluding alcohol. Only non perishable gifts are available for overseas delivery. Surcharges start from £9 depending on the country and you can find out the specific cost by selecting your gift and adding the address in checkout, where the surcharge appears under the address field. Delivery leadtimes vary depending on the specific custom requirements of the country and start from 2 working days. If you have a specific deadline it is best to speak to customer services on 01476 550420. In Time for Christmas deadline is 16th December for the majority of countries.


We reserve the right to remove any delivery option from checkout selection at any time due to logistical limitations.




Customer Service is our priority

Tracking your delivery You will receive an email with a courier tracking reference and links to the courier's website for you to follow the progress of your delivery. We also provide your name and phone number on the gift card so that your recipient can call and thank you when they receive the gift. To track a Parcelforce order (where the tracking number you have been given starts with two letters) click here to be taken to their tracking page. To track a FedEx order (where the tracking number you have been given starts with a number) click here to be taken to their tracking page.

If the recipient is out when the courier attempts delivery, then the courier posts a card advising the recipient that they have attempted delivery and inviting them to telephone our  courier to arrange either:

  • A collection from the nearest depot, which is available the working day after the card was left
  • Re-delivery to the original address during normal working hours. They can also advise a safe place for it to be left such as with a neighbour or in a porch or shed etc.

We also try to keep an eye on our deliveries (when our workload allows), and contact you if we can see it has not been successfully received. 

If delivery is not successfully completed after 5 days the parcel will be automatically returned to Hay Hampers.  A charge of £12.00 including VAT (£10.00 + £2.00 vat @ 20%) is made for re-delivery to the original or alternative address.  A charge will also be made for any items which become unsuitable for sale and need replacing (perishable and chilled items like smoked fish, hams and cheeses which have a short shelf life).

We have 35 years’ experience in packing and sending gift hampers and we select our couriers for their reliability and responsibility, so we pride ourselves on the rarity of any problems but in the unlikely event of damage or loss in transit, we will replace the damaged contents or gift immediately and free of charge providing the following:

  • The goods are signed for upon receipt as damaged or have been refused because of obvious damage
  • Any damage which cannot be seen from the outside must be notified to the couriers and Hay Hampers within 7 days.
  • Damaged goods are retained for inspection and it may be required that they are returned to us at our expense before replacement or refund. Returned goods must clearly show the full name, address and telephone number of the sender.
  • We cannot accept responsibility for the wrong order or non-delivery, resulting from incorrect information or addresses being provided.


THE IMPORTANT BIT...In all instances, we are only as good as the information you provide!

Please ensure the recipient address is up to date, accurate (especially the postcode) and has all the required information such as flat number etc. Please include the recipent phone number to receive SMS updates from the courier. We deliver during working hours and the delivery driver requires a signature, so it may be worth considering sending to their work address? If you think the location is hard to find, it might be worth calling us and passing on any specific delivery instructions. If the delivery is unsuccessful due to inaccurate information there will be a cost to you of any unresaleable items (due to excessive time out of refrigeration) and for redelivery. 


We are sorry we cannot deliver to any patients in hospitals. 

Hay Hampers are passionate creators and suppliers of luxury wine and food gifts -not just at Christmas,  We have gifts for every occasion. We have a wide range of birthday gift hampers, Mother's Day , Easter or thank you gifts with delicious, gourmet food and the best wines are our specialism.  All our gifts are beautifully packaged and sent with free UK delivery including a proper gift card (we even inspire you with gift messages). We cater bulk orders and bespoke hampers for our corporate business customers sending hamper gifts to employees or clients. We are passionate about customer service and will always do whatever we can to help you. Call, email, live chat, facebook message or try our help pages for assistance.

Our mission is to make gift giving an easy pleasure with our perfectly presented premium products! We hope your recipient enjoys their hamper and have a Very "Hampery" Christmas with one of our best-selling food and wine gifts include luxury cheese board selections for him. or a chocolate hamper for her. Try something different with our authentic range of Italian hampers with Prosecco for foodies. We also love our range of craft beer & snack gifts. Our range includes gin & whisky spirit gifts. We also have a range of traditional British foods, such as Port & Stilton, or Afternoon Tea gift, and special dietary requirements gifts such as Vegan hampers so you can find the best hamper gift for you.

Here at Hay Hampers Ltd, we handle multiple allergens, before purchase please refer to the allergen information which is available on each item product page and includes any “Contains” information. If in doubt, please contact us on 01476 550420 before purchase.