"My dealing with Virginia Hayward has always been very good. The staff are friendly & polite at all times, the deliveries are on time and the hampers are of a very good …"

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Virginia Hayward: We are passionate about hampers…

Virginia Hayward Ltd. Christmas 2012 - Hampers and Gifts

Virginia Hayward Ltd was established in 1984 by Gin and Geoff Hayward. 30 years on and we remain a family-owned and managed business and, today, our company mission is exactly the same as it was on our first day:

“To source and supply high quality, beautifully presented luxury food and wine hampers
that are reliably delivered and delightfully received in a timely manner and
are supported by impeccable levels of customer service.”

Since then we have successfully grown into one of the most highly respected companies in the luxury food and wine hamper industry.

We have a 65-strong team (over 150 staff during the busy Christmas season) operating from two sites that cover over 170,000 square feet of converted offices and modern warehousing in the heart of the beautiful Dorset Countryside.

The Indulgence Hamper from Virginia Hayward Ltd
Our four packing lines give us the ability to pack over 5,000 hampers per day and in 2014 we despatched over 340,000 hampers.

All our hampers featured on the website can be purchased immediately either on-line or over the phone by calling our friendly call centre. No order is too small or too large and we endeavour to accommodate every single hamper enquiry whether it’s a large corporate order, a single hamper with an obscure international delivery address, a bespoke enquiry or you require an ‘own’-brand hamper solution.

In addition to supplying hampers directly to the public for personal gifts and corporate gifts we are also very proud to be the approved hamper supplier for well-known brands such as John Lewis, Waitrose, Selfridges, Laithwaites, Interflora, Booths, Buy A Gift, Red Letter Days, Iflorist, Providore, Funky Pigeon and Aimia.

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Reasons why you should choose Virginia Hayward for your hampers:

30 years of hamper and gifting experience

Delicious Delights Hamper

  • Family-run and managed business
  • We despatch over 350,000 hampers and gifts every year
  • Dedicated in-house food and wine product sourcing teams

Range to suit all tastes, diet and budgets

  • Wide range of sumptuous food hampers and gorgeous gifts
  • Range includes food and wine hampers, sweet and chocolate gifts and speciality diet options (gluten free, diabetic and vegan hampers)
  • Hampers range from less than £20 to over £700

Hampers for friends and family

  • Ideal as personal gifts for friends and family for Christmas, birthdays, other celebrations or just to say thank you
  • Empty wicker baskets, boxes, trays and packaging also available
  • Send with a personalised message

Cheese Lover
Corporate hampers for Christmas or other occasion

  • Existing range or choose a bespoke gift solution for customers and colleagues
  • Corporate discounts, branding and personalisation available
  • Ideal as team incentives, sales promotions, competitions, loyalty scheme rewards


Presentation and personalisation

  • Wide range of personalised product options including boxes, leather tags and presentation ribbonPersonalised Ribbons to customise your hamper from Virginia Hayward
  • All hampers and gifts beautifully presented using a variety of baskets, boxes, cartons, trays and trunks with co-ordinating tissue paper and ribbons

Unrivalled customer service

  • A responsive and no-quibble customer service ethos
  • Dedicated customer sales team
  • Seamless and hassle-free end-to-end service
  • Company-wide ‘can do’ attitude; we’ll always be prepared to go the extra mile

Careful packing and prompt deliveryCareful Delivery from Virginia Hayward

  • Resilient packaging, accurate despatch and detailed tracking systems
  • Order by 1.30pm for next day delivery (mainland UK)
  • Excellent long term relationships with our preferred carrier networks

We care about the environment

  • Totally committed to continuously source and use environmentally-friendly packaging wherever possible
  • All of our outer boxes are made from 100% recycled board
  • Our internal packaging is biodegradable and can be recycled

Wholesale customer hamper options

  • Customised ‘own’-brand and bespoke hamper solutions
  • Virginia Hayward branded and personalisation options
  • Bespoke hamper solutions



A few extracts:

Delivery, service, presentation and the products were excellent...”

“We were delighted with the hampers; all were packaged beautifully...”

“All of our employees received a Christmas hamper and all commented on how delicious everything was...”

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