Hay Hampers

How to get around the Office Xmas Party problem


So 2020 is being rounded off with the loss of the ability to party! But don’t let that bring you down. We have other ideas on ways to celebrate! Together – alone.

What about Office Christmas Party this year?We are having a number of enquiries from businesses looking to thank their staff for their support and hard work this Christmas but unable to do so in the usual ways such as staff parties and outings.

We want to share with you some of their ideas for Christmas as well as some of our related success stories from earlier in the year.

Office Christmas meal hamper substitute

Normally take staff out for a festive meal? Maybe send them a hamper for them to enjoy together in their working from home settings. Combine it with a teams meeting or zoom. This worked really well in the summer with our afternoon and cream tea hampers; enjoyed in garden settings for summer thank yous.

GF91C – charcuterie and cheese board gift to nibble on of an evening

CT60S – a selection of cheese and savoury bit but also mince pies and sweet treats to enjoy –

SG69C – for if you want to include alcohol with your cheese board this hamper with both red and white will ensure they have something to suit their preference

Or our corporate sales team can put something together to suit exactly what you need. We can even source extra non-food item (such as games/crackers) to include - if your order is big enough -or we can put something that you already have and wish to include in the package (such as quiz questions).

Office party substitute

If your parties are more celebratory (i.e. boozy!) in nature than a sensible meal we can help you out there too…

CH78C – a variety of beers, pale ales, lager and cider for those that prefer their beer to wine, but complimented with a vast array of bar snacks and savoury nibbles

Ct73C – celebrate with a bottle of bubbles and some indulgent treat foods with a festive vibe such as luxury Belgian chocolates, chocolate coins, candy canes, cranberry cookies and crackers of pralines.

SG52 – give them options, beer and wine, sweet and savoury, cheese board.

As with the above, our corporate sales team can put together exactly what you need, we can even include items in the gift such as your playlist suggestions, even photocopies of Mike from IT’s face to make it feel more like the usual office party!

WFH – maybe a thank you to their whole family for the disruption

We all know that the working from home situation can be difficult. Not everyone has dedicated space for home working and sometimes family or flatmate space has been used. So send a thank you to their whole household. Give them a gift that they can share with those around them that have been affected by their hard work.

CT61C – A gift built with the whole family in mind – something for the very young to enjoy too.

CH97C – sweet and savoury treats a plenty – something for everyone and plenty to share.

CT26C – Our most popular family gift for Christmas – we are sure it will have everything on your tick list of things to include.

Whatever you are thinking of doing instead of a party this year give us a ring and have a chat to our corporate sales team who will do their best to bring some zing.

We hope that you can find some safe fun – because we all need to spread a bit of joy in these long winter nights!

Posted By The Taste House at 03/11/2020

This year, Christmas may not be quite what we are all used to, but we can all send food and love to those we will be missing and connect with them in different ways. 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, 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.