Hay Hampers

10 tips to help you with Christmas Gift Giving


The festive season is coming alongside the complaint about hyper-materialism and many blame capitalism for consumerism. However, gift giving is a wonderful and powerful tool our society would do well to relearn how to use and appreciate.

Gift Giving

To help you this festive season, we have compiled a list of our top ten gift giving tips collected in 35 years in the hamper industry. When it comes to gift giving, we want our gifts to come across as thoughtful, tasteful, and creative; but sometimes we just end up stumped and the “art” of gift giving becomes stressful. So here are our suggestions:

1. Gift giving is an opportunity to strengthen a bond with someone, and it's important to take advantage of the entire experience from the packaging to the moment the gift is received.
2. The act of giving demonstrates you care, but most people also want to feel understood.
3. So really take the time to listen to people and they will always tell you what they want as a gift, quite often when you least expect it.
4. A handmade gift is extra special, whether it's made by you or a pro. When you give a gift that was made by hand, you aren't only giving an object, but you're also sharing a story, inspiration and emotion.
5. It's not about what you spend, it's about the amount of intention that you give with.
6. Fine food is always well received and go a long way in all cultures and traditions.
7. Christmas gifts: Take the hardest person to shop for on your list, and get their gift NOW. Pretend this weekend is December 24th, and do your best. Just by taking the pressure off, you might end up finding the perfect gift.
8. If you're having a hard time finding a gift for a loved one, try looking for a handmade gift that tells a story that your friend or family member would appreciate, not just the piece. 
9. Cards, must we have them? Absolutely, research shows that healthy relationships are based on selfless giving. Gift giving is an extension of that feeling.
10. Take wrapping and delivery off your to-do list. For out-of-town family and friends, order from online retailers that will wrap and send gifts directly to their homes.

Posted By The Taste House at 12/11/2019

In these unprecedented times, we want to reassure you we care deeply about your gift purchase and provide a regularly updated Covid page here to provide guidance on how we are monitoring the situation in relation to our service. 

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, Valentine's Day 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 here). 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.