What could be a more traditional seasonal gift than a classic Christmas Hamper with loads of suitable food and beverages for the festive season?
Hamper gifts became fashionable in the Victorian era when the rich would provide wicker baskets of food for their staff and those less fortunate for them to enjoy a decent Christmas dinner, bringing to mind the Cratchit Dinner in a Christmas Carol by Dickens
“There never was such a goose…it’s tenderness and flavour, size…were the themes of universal admiration….the pudding, like a speckled cannon ball…..blazing in half of half a quarter of ignited brandy….oh a wonderful pudding!”
The market for hampers has dramatically changed over the years. In the nineteen seventies food and gift hampers were often purchased on installment by families for their own Christmas, and this remains a popular way to spread the cost of Christmas to date although rather than receiving a traditional gift hamper nowadays the savers receive gift cards or vouchers to spend
The eighties saw the growth of the hamper market for corporate gifts and entertaining. A way for companies to show appreciation to staff, clients or suppliers of their work or relationship with the business. This trend rises and falls with the economy but continues to this day as a popular Christmas theme.
The dot.com era of the nineties to date has introduced gift hampers online making sure cupboards are full of festive cheer by offering luxury hampers packed with exotic food and drink, and conveniently delivered to your door.
Here at Armadeli we love the tradition of gift hampers, and we offer both a bespoke service in our shop where we can help to create the perfect hamper for any occasion for you to take away and deliver yourself in person or we can arrange delivery if required.
We also have a range of hampers online which offers our customers the ability to select a hamper from the comfort of their own home which we will pack and arrange to be delivered at the click of a button! Alternatively if you have specific requests you can email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to help!
Take a look at our range or visit our shop Armadeli, Unit 2, the Swan, Stroud GL5 2HE