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How To Pack a Hamper

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Ever since we introduced our empty wicker baskets, we’ve been asked how best to pack a hamper so that it not only survives its journey to its recipient intact, but also still retains the ‘wow’ factor, or the special touch that it had as you fastened the lid.

Of course you’ll start packing your hamper from the bottom upwards, so that’s where we’ll start, but before you even begin, make sure that you choose a basket which fits your goods as closely as possible so there’s very little empty space. Also, once you’ve decided on your products, put the brightest, most impressive products to one side for your special top layer.

  • It’s important to make sure that you put your heavy items at the bottom of the basket, so that they don’t crush all the other goodies. We like to put a layer of cushioning, such as crumpled paper, on the bottom of the basket and then rest any glass bottles of drink on the bottom of the basket, individually wrapped so that if they do break, the liquid does as little damage as possible.
  • Next, jars, tins and other heavy or rigid items go in on top of the wine. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you use some kind of filling (we use biodegradeable chips made from maize starch) to pack into any gaps, as it’ll prevent your products from moving around too much.
  • Keep adding products and filling the spaces until you’ve only got the ‘top layer’ products that you put to one side left. Arrange these neatly on the top and pack around them with brightly coloured shredded paper or tissue paper so that your recipient opens the hamper to an explosion of colour and delicious treats.

We can supply all of the essential and decorative packaging that you need as well as empty wicker baskets.

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DELIVERY DISCOUNTS

For larger orders we can offer discounts, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

We offer tiered delivery discounts for 2 or more hampers being delivered to the same UK address, on the same day. The discounts are calculated as follows:

Amount of itemsDiscount
2 – 3 items25% delivery discount
4 – 6 items30% delivery discount
7 – 9 items35% delivery discount
10 – 14 items40% delivery discount
15+ items50% delivery discount

If you purchase via our website your discount will be automatically calculated at the checkout.

If you place your order over the phone or via email, our friendly team will calculate the discount for you.

Unfortunately we cannot offer delivery discounts on hampers being delivered outside mainland UK.

 
 

Delivery Options & Surcharges

Delivery TypeOrder and DeliveryDelivery SurchargesCost and Terms
Standard Delivery3-5 working daysNo Surcharge AppliedStandard delivery price
See individual product listing
Saturday DeliveryOrder in advance for a Saturday delivery or by 13.00 (GMT) on a Friday£3.95

Standard delivery price + £3.95 surcharge

Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm

Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

Sunday DeliveryOrder in advance for a Sunday delivery or by 13.00 (GMT) on a Friday£15

Standard delivery price + £15 surcharge

Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm

Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

Next Day or Named Day DeliveryOrders for Next Day Delivery will need to be placed by 13:00 (GMT) or order in advance for a specific date (excl. Saturday & Sunday).
Please note that Letterbox Gifts are delivered using Royal Mail, so when selecting a Named Day delivery we cannot guarantee a
precise delivery date for these gifts. However, in our experience, 90% of orders are delivered on time.
£1

Standard delivery price + £1 surcharge

Gifts ordered on a Friday will be delivered on a Monday

Not available for Highlands, Islands or Overseas

In Time For Christmas

(when applicable)

Order in advance for Christmas gifts£0

Standard delivery price – see individual product listing

Typically, we will deliver between the 7th and 23rd December

Gifts ordered on a Friday will be delivered on a Monday.

Deliveries will made between 9am and 5pm.

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