Hay Hampers

Lockdown: let's improve our mood with good food


With the news breaking about another lockdown and this time in the midst of the darkest days of winter our minds have been turning to ways we can improve our mood with food. 

Good Mood Food

In January, after the excesses of the festive period, a lot of our minds and bodies turn naturally to seeking out healthier lifestyle choices. Dry January, Vegan-uary, No Beer for a Year, Sugar Free February are just a few we have heard of, plus of course the usual New Year’s resolutions. 

We have a great range of Vegan hamper gift options here for those in your life who are full time vegans or just trying it out for January, and also a wide variety of alcohol-free gifts here for those going dry for the month.

However, with lockdown in mind we have tried to seek out information on the foods we could all be trying to increase in our diet that might improve either our mental or physical well-being – Or Good Mood Food as we like to call it. 

Dark chocolate  - rich in compounds that may increase feel good brain chemicals. See our range of dark chocolate gifts here.

Fatty fish like salmon – rich in omega 3 fatty acids, that may lower your risk of depression. See our range of smoked salmon hampers here.

Nuts and Seed such as almonds are high in tryptophan, zinc, and selenium, which may support brain function and lower your risk of depression.

Coffee -  provides numerous compounds, including caffeine and chlorogenic acid, that may boost your mood. Research suggests that decaf coffee may even have an effect.  See our coffee hampers

Oats and other wholegrain fibres.  These stabilise your blood sugar and boost your mood. Our granola flapjack is a delicious way to enjoy both oats and seed.

Posted By The Taste House at 08/01/2021

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.