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How To Pack a Hamper | Step by Step Guide

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Our step by step guide on how to pack a hamper has all the tips you’ll need to ensure your gift looks beautiful and arrives safely. Find the perfect container in our range of empty hampers and baskets which include traditional lidded baskets as well as a variety of trays and boxes. 8 1: Add a thin layer of loose packaging chips or bubble wrap at the very bottom of your basket. (If you’re packing a gift tray, skip to step 4!) How to pack a hamper 2: Add heavier items such as wine and jars of jam at the bottom of your basket. We would advise wrapping these in bubble wrap to ensure they don’t hit each other, it also avoids them crushing lighter products and means they will be safely surrounded by plenty of padding. How to pack a hamper 3. Once all of the heavy items have been added, put aside your favourite products to add to the top layer of your hamper. You can then arrange the remaining products and add in a little more loose packaging to fill any gaps. If you have a very large hamper you may have to pack multiple layers, adding a little packaging in between each one. 4 4. To start on your final layer or if you’re packing a gift tray, lightly crumple tissue or shredded paper to cover the basket. This provides a bright and attractive background for your final products to be presented on. Choose a colour tissue or shredded paper that compliments your colour scheme. How to pack a hamper How to pack a hamper 5. Now you can arrange your chosen products on your top layer. This is the first thing you recipient will see when they open the basket so go for maximum impact with fun, colourful products. 7 6. Add the finishing touches to your basket with bows, ribbon or gift tags and then package it up for transit. Choose a well fitting cardboard box if you’re posting your hamper, making sure there isn’t space for it to rattle around. If you’re hand delivering your hamper a cardboard box may not be necessary. 9 If you have any questions or would like assistance please contact our friendly Sales Team who will be happy to help. Email: [email protected] or telephone: 01747 851515 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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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.

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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