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What is a Gift Hamper?

Christmas hamper

A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing small nonperishable food items, particularly seasonal favorites such as fruitcake or plum pudding, chocolate, nuts, jams, biscuits, honey, smoked or dried meats, and cheese. Some hampers containing tea, coffee, or cocoa might also include a cup and saucer, often seasonally themed or personalized. Luxury hampers may also contain high-end items such as tins of caviar or small bottles of wine. A “fresh hamper” contains perishable items such as fruits, baked goods, or flowers. The tradition of the Christmas hamper may be intended as a special holiday meal for people who might otherwise have no memorable meal to mark the occasion, or for people such as students or shut-ins who are unable to join their families for Christmas.

In the US, the Christmas hamper is more usually called a gift basket and does not necessarily contain food items. Non-food gift baskets are frequently themed, such as baskets containing luxury bath items including scented soaps and towels, or beauty baskets with skincare products, perfumes, or lotions. These gift baskets are also popular for occasions other than Christmas.

Corporate hampers

A number of companies exist that sell ready-made food hampers or provide customers the service of compiling a custom hamper for them, which may involve company staff going shopping for requested specific items on behalf of individual customers. Such hampers are popular gift items in the UK and Ireland. Hamper companies usually link their services to certain occasions, most particularly Christmas, and provide options for payment across the year. Grocers, delis and supermarkets may also stock ready-made hampers, though mostly just on a seasonal basis, and with a selection generally limited to items stocked by the store or sourced from their own suppliers.[2]

Recently dietary hamper companies have sprung up which provide sufferers of diseases such as diabetes or those intolerant to foods such as gluten a selection of food which is suitable.

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​Gourmet Fruit Baskets

Fruit baskets may not be the first things that come to mind when you want to share your love with a special someone, comfort a grieving friend or loved one, or treat your coworkers with something tasty. As far as we’re concerned at iGiftFruitHampers®, that should change.

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Sure, we love a basket stuffed with fresh edible fruits, chocolates and gourmet treats. We ought to, since no one does fruit baskets better than iGiftFruitHampers®. In fact, when it comes to fruit hampers, fruit delivery or gift baskets of any kind, we feel confident saying you’ll be hard pressed to find better.
And when it comes to treating your co workers, consider that most workplaces are already so saturated with junk food that a basket overflowing with colorful, succulent fruits will come as a relief. Help give everyone an energy boost in the afternoon with a basket filled to the brim with delicious fruit.
Still have doubts? Just remember, our baskets contain fruits that are so fresh and of various ripeness that they will rival any candy or cookie for sweetness and overall taste. Don’t believe us? Order a fruit basket and find out today!
And that’s why we think you should take our word for it: there are many occasions when gift fruit baskets are just the thing. Consider a friend or loved one who recently enrolled in a new fitness regimen and wants to implement an overall healthy lifestyle. You still might want to send a gift basket for one occasion or another, so surprising such a person with a healthy gift basket full of the freshest, juiciest fruit—the only kind we use—will communicate your love and care without burdening that someone with sweets he or she doesn’t want. Don’t add to the temptation in their life, and send a gift that is delicious and healthy.
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The Newcastle Pudding Lady
And when it comes to treating your coworkers, consider that most workplaces are already so saturated with junk food that a basket overflowing with colorful, succulent fruits will come as a relief. Help give everyone an energy boost in the afternoon with a basket filled to the brim with delicious fruit.
Still have doubts? Just remember, our baskets contain fruits that are so fresh and of various ripeness that they will rival any candy or cookie for sweetness and overall taste. Don’t believe us? Order a fruit basket and find out today!

Christmas Hampers 2016- Chocolate Gourmet Gift Add Ons

Our Christmas Chocolate & Gourmet range is now available to purchase online. Create your own hamper and add that special personal touch to your Christmas Hampers. www.iGiftFruitHampers.com.au

Add any of our Christmas chocolates to one of our Fruit Gifts and add that special touch.

Our chocolate range includes Lindt, Asbach Pralinen, Baci, Chocolatier, Ferrero, Hachez, Heidel, Jacquot Lily O’Briens, Mozart.

Chocoholics will love the extra touch of sweetness!

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Christmas Hamper + Cherries + Chocolates

Christmas Hampers 2016

Christmas Hampers & Baskets delivered to Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra | Brisbane & Across Australia

The best selection of Fruit Gifts in Australia unique Hampers and Christmas Gift Baskets for you to choose from.

Each gift hamper is individually hand made with Xmas ribbon and express delivered across Australia including some regional areas. Whether you love chocolate, gourmet nibbles & delights or a nice bottle of wine or two, we are sure you will find Christmas gift hampers or baskets for those special friends, valued clients and family.

Christmas Hamper + Cherries + Chocolates
Christmas Hamper + Cherries + Chocolates

It’s nice to receive and it always brings about a feeling of goodwill between the two people. That is why thanking corporate clients and customers around Christmas time and the holiday period with a gift is ideal. It shows that you appreciate their friendship and custom during the year and that you wish them well over the holidays. After all, without your clients and customers, where would your business be?

Celebrate this festive season with unique corporate Christmas hampers designed and put together by the talented team at iGift Fruit Hampers. We pride ourselves on providing a diverse range of luxury fruit gifting solutions for corporate enterprises, and have over 70 different hamper designs for our clients to choose from. Our unique gift baskets are brimming with quality products and decorations, giving them a charming festive feel your employees, corporate partners, friends and family will appreciate.

Christmas Hamper 2016 Shipping Cut-Off Dates

All our deliveries are made using an express courier service.

At an additional cost, you can upgrade your delivery method and make sure your gourmet hamper is delivered in time for Xmas.

The delivery cut-off dates for Christmas are:

  • Capital Cities except for Sydney (next day) – Wednesday 21st December (order before 2pm)
  • Sydney Metro (same-day) – Wednesday 21st December
  • All regional locations – Monday 19th December

We can send Christmas gourmet hampers without perishable fruit after these dates but can’t guarantee delivery to arrive before Xmas.

Show your clients and your co-workers how much you appreciate them with a Corporate Christmas Hamper. During this special time of year, it’s more important than ever to show the people around you how much you care. iGift staff can help you do that with quality fruit gifts.

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CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKET + THE PUDDING LADY CHRISTMAS CAKE AND LIQUEUR SAUCE

 

iGift Fruit Hampers only uses express delivery for Christmas hampers – we offer Free shipping and a $12 flat rate across Australia 

It is important that your gift hamper reaches its destination in the best possible condition during the hotter months leading up to Christmas in Australia. All individual hampers are delivered using an express service which can be in all capital cities next business day and same day delivery in Sydney. iGift Fruit Hampers does not offer a cheaper slower method of delivery because we are sending perishable Fruit Gifts.

Why use iGift Hampers for Christmas gift baskets and corporate gifts?

iGift Fruit Hampers has been operating as a online gift Fruit hamper business since 2014. Our Fruit Boxes and Gifts have received excellent feedback and reviews. Which can be viewed on our website and on our Facebook page.

iGift Hampers has many happy customers and we are happy to discuss any special requirements and changes to suit your needs.

What’s the perfect Christmas corporate gift?

Knowing what people consider as a perfect gift can, for most people, be difficult enough, but when it is a client it can be even more difficult.
Therefore, the gift you should buy should be one that is guaranteed to please most tastes. Gift certificates are practical but they can be a little impersonal and alcohol may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The answer lies with iGift Hampers and it is, of course, a gift hamper full of fresh edible fruit.
iGift Hampers have a fantastic range of Christmas hampers to choose from and because there is always a selection of the finest and scrumptious goodies, if there is something that the recipients don’t like they can simply share, but they will still find items for themselves they enjoy.

Show your appreciation with a gift

Because Christmas hampers can be delivered directly to your clients’ doors if you wish, it means you won’t have to put off delivering your gift due to work commitments. This means that their gifts won’t be late and won’t look like ‘last minute’ ideas.
Another advantage of planning ahead for your corporate gift hampers is that you can have stationery items or office accessories, such as coffee mugs, added to each hamper with your company logo. So the next time your clients want to place an order for the product that you provide, your company name is right there, always reminding them of your service.
If you want to provide your company clients with the very best gift to celebrate the end of the working year, then you can get in touch with the hamper professionals at iGift Hampers.

As an employer, you probably like to give your employees something special each Christmas to show your appreciation for all of their hard work. After all, your business wouldn’t be possible without them! However, it can start getting really old when you hand out the same old gifts year after year. When your employees can predict precisely what they’ll be receiving, then you know it’s time to mix things up a bit. You’re busy, though, and probably don’t have the time to brainstorm a ton of creative different ideas. Fortunately, there’s a versatile – and unique – solution: Christmas hampers. Discover the many reasons why Christmas fruit baskets are such a great idea.

Something For Every Budget –

In order to run a business proficiently, you need to carefully budget and account for every single expense. Your Christmas gifts, then, also must fit within your budget. The beauty of gift baskets is that they are available in every size, shape and configuration imaginable. Because of that, they are also available at many different prices. Whether you have a very constricted budget or one where the sky is the limit, you can find just the right thing when you pick out gift hampers. The best part? Low priced or high end, gift baskets also look stunning – and are always greatly appreciated.

Delivered to home for a fun family surprise gift –

Most employees expect to receive their Christmas gift at the office. Usually, the last day before the holiday the boss or manager rounds everybody up and hands out the gifts. In other words, there is really no element of surprise involved in gift giving at the office most of the time. Gift baskets are neat, though, because you can have them delivered directly to your employees’ homes and give them a real surprise. They won’t be expecting a package to arrive, and when they realise that it’s a gift hamper from their employer they will be doubly pleased.

Gifts That Keep On Giving –

Unlike a gift voucher or some other traditional present, gift baskets are excellent because employees can bring them home – or open them at home after they’re delivered – and share the contents with their friends and family. The gift hampers that you give your employees, then, can be enjoyed by many other people who will all be very impressed. Upon unwrapping their Christmas hamper, your employees can then dig in and enjoy the bounty of delicious treats that are within. Usually, those baskets will last for at least a few days, meaning that they can be enjoyed again and again. Without a doubt, gift hampers are great options for employees at Christmas time.

Christmas Hampers

Luxury Fruit Baskets & Gift Hampers – FREE DELIVERY

 

If you are looking for a truly unique gift idea, iGift Fruit Hampers has just unveiled a brand new range of specialised luxury Christmas fruit gift baskets and Christmas gift hampers which are sure to please your family, friends and co-workers!

Fruit Basket + Chocolate
Fruit Basket + Chocolate

This exciting new collection of gift baskets and gift hampers are presented as an elegant fruit bouquet and feature a handpicked mix of exotic seasonal fruit, delicious chocolates (choose from Anton Berg, Ferrero Rocher, Terry’s & Lindt varieties), specialised tea and coffee, artisan honey and puddings, quality Australian and International wine varieties and spirits, and the finest French champagne.

This is a great gift idea that will delight all ages and tastes!

Each gift hamper is put together with love and care and features fresh fruit sourced directly from Quality Assured growers around the country.

Luxury Gift Hamper
Luxury Gift Hamper

 

You can even spice up your gift hamper with fresh roses, one’s favourite chocolate box, a bottle of wine or a cute Message Bear!

Everything is housed in a sturdy timber wooden gift box, which can be used for storage or turned into a unique herb box! Or you can opt for the brand new tower box packaging, which is finished with a hand-tied bow or the brightly coloured gift bucket. Either way – the gift is sure to make a fabulous impression.

What’s more is the gift hampers and gift baskets can be conveniently purchased online, delivered Australia-wide for FREE and come with a full sized personalised gift card!

Christmas Hampers
Christmas Hampers

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. For more information on delivery conditions, please click here.

 

iGift Fruit Hampers are great for all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, baby hampers and gifts for new mums, house-warmings or to congratulate a friend or family member on a new job!

Cherry Gift Hampers
Cherry Gifts

For more information on iGift Fruit Hampers, please visit the official website and Facebook profile.

Pre-order your luxury gift basket or gift hamper today to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING – this is a limited offer.

The History of the Hamper

When we think of a hamper nowadays, it’s more likely to mean a basket overflowing with sweet treats and bottles of bubbly than the original wicker picnic baskets or containers farm-workers used to transport fruit and veg. In fact, from personalised chocolate collections to value bundles, our luxury hampers at iGift Fruit Hampers are some of our favourite ways to say thank you or ‘get well soon’. But how did this once utilitarian container turn into one of the most indulgent gifts we can give? We took a look back through history to find out the origins of hampers and when people started giving them as gifts…

Hampers as food carriers

The first hampers were simply used to carry food in early agricultural society. Basket-making guilds in Britain date back to at least the 15th century, and wickerwork was produced much earlier in the Medieval period. These baskets would only have been used to cart farm produce back from the fields and to market, as the woven material was sturdy and light enough to hoist on your back. Raw foods straight from the earth like turnips and potatoes are a far cry from the tasty fruits, chocolate, gourmet food and alcohol we pack in our hampers today!

Hampers as lunch packs

The other major use for hampers was transporting your own food – from travellers contemplating a lengthy coach journey to field-labourers setting out for a day’s work, hampers were used to fuel the long hours ahead. They naturally would have contained more simple fare than that nice bottle of Prosecco that you might find in gift hampers now, but staples like meats, cheeses and bread are still part of the wider tradition of hamper-giving today.

When travelling the country and Continental Europe became fashionable for the elite in the 18th Century, hampers became a little more upscale, and might have featured things like game pies, preserves and fruit cake to keep ladies and gentlemen going on the road. Coaching inns began to provide them to send their esteemed patrons on their way.

Hampers are often synonymous with picnic baskets, and although food was taken out for hunting expeditions in the Medieval era, the leisurely picnic-for-picnic’s sake only became popular in the Victorian period. Summer days in the 1800s for the gentry would be filled with parties heading out into the country and to sporting events like Eton cricket matches and days at Epsom Derby, though the set-up was a lot more formal then – servants would have to carry tables and chairs out for the picnickers to lounge on!

Hampers as gifts

Others had found a different use for hampers potentially as early as the Norman Conquest, with reports of William the Conqueror himself bringing baskets of gifts across the Channel. In any case, the roots of the word, from the French ‘hanapier’ meaning a case of goblets certainly suggest some Continental influence was involved somewhere!

However, it wasn’t really until much later that hampers became something to give to another, rather than consuming yourself. Well-off Victorian families started a tradition of giving a hamper to their staff at Christmas, although these often contained things like clothes and useful tools to set them up for the rest of the year.

This seasonal gift-giving spread and became more sustainable with the advent of the railways during the early 19th century, when fresh foods could be transported quickly enough to reach those in another county, or even country. More functional, energy-building foods for the lunch hamper like cheese and bread were gradually replaced with jellies, chocolates and fine wines for a gift hamper.

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Fruit Baskets with Chocolate

Our hamper selection

Whether it’s a selfless gesture to someone far away who needs it, or a cheer-up treat for a friend who’s had a hard time, hampers can now fit almost any occasion. They’re still used for saying thanks to hard-working employees, or just as a gesture to relatives on the other side of the world, as reminder that you’re thinking of them.

As for our hampers at iGift Fruit Hampers, they obviously reflect our love of all things fruit! With gifts like the Fruit Box Hampers, from Fruit Basket Gifts to Fruit Towers and Fruit Hampers with Chocolate, we like to think our hampers continue the historic tradition of making people smile.

You can also widen the appeal for any wine aficionados out there, with our Champagne and Wine Hampers including rich fruity reds, crisp chilled whites and a touch of fizz if you want to help someone celebrate. Chocolate liqueur hampers are available for real chocolate fans, and beer and whisky drinkers aren’t left out either, with our Special Alcohol hampers.

Though we’ve seen that hampers have a long and illustrious past as useful lunch packs, noble charity donations and seasonal gifts, the best part about modern hampers is that you can make your hamper say exactly what you want to say, with personalised special occasion bundles. Whether you have a son or daughter who’s passed their driving test, nailed important exams or even welcomed a new addition to the family, include a personalised card and you can congratulate them personally!

Christmas Hampers

A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing small nonperishable food items, particularly seasonal favorites such as fruitcake or plum pudding, chocolate, nuts, jams, biscuits, honey, smoked or dried meats, and cheese. Some hampers containing tea, coffee, or cocoa might also include a cup and saucer, often seasonally themed or personalized. Luxury hampers may also contain high-end items such as tins of caviar or small bottles of wine. A “fresh hamper” contains perishable items such as fruits, baked goods, or flowers. The tradition of the Christmas hamper may be intended as a special holiday meal for people who might otherwise have no memorable meal to mark the occasion, or for people such as students or shut-ins who are unable to join their families for Christmas.

In the US, the Christmas hamper is more usually called a gift basket and does not necessarily contain food items. Non-food gift baskets are frequently themed, such as baskets containing luxury bath items including scented soaps and towels, or beauty baskets with skincare products, perfumes, or lotions. These gift baskets are also popular for occasions other than Christmas.

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The Pudding Lady Fruit Gifts

 

Fruit Baskets a great gift choice to send instead of flowers

Why should you send fruit baskets instead of flowers?

No matter the special occasion, when people can’t think of a proper gift, they tend to send flowers. Flowers are indeed beautiful and they smell wonderful, but they also have some downsides. A flower bouquet will not last longer than a few days. It will eventually wither so the bouquet will no longer look so pretty and will definitely not smell so nice anymore. To sum up, you will probably spend a lot of money on a flower arrangement just to see it thrown away after a short while. So why not send something more thoughtful and more useful, like a fruit hamper? The person you will send it to will surely appreciate it more than a bunch of flowers. Besides, there will certainly be a lot of others sending enough of them. If you think about it, a gift basket of fruit looks like a bouquet of flowers in bloom. It is beautifully wrapped, colored and above all, healthy. If you want to make it even more interesting, you can also customize it by adding chocolate, a fine bottle of wine, some silk flowers that will last forever or a cute stuffed toy.

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Fruit Basket with Chocolate + Only Red Roses

Maybe you are wondering about the events on which you can send such a gift. The answer is simple: there is no event on which a fruit hamper would be a bad idea. You can send a baby hamper to a new mommy or for a baby shower. Imagine the look on her face when she sees that she finally received something more useful than the flowers she is already surrounded by. It will surely be a great idea as a birthday gift. If we are talking about a man, you can add a bottle of alcohol to the fruit basket, and if it is a woman, chocolate or silk flowers might do the trick. Sending fruits as a gift to someone who is in hospital is a much more inspired idea than a flower bouquet with a “Get well” card. Fruits can help them get back on their feet quicker while the flower perfume can make them nauseous or allergic.

Get well citrus fruit basket
FLU BUSTER CITRUS FRUIT GIFT BASKET + 1KG EPSOM BATH SALTS

You can send a gift basket even if there is no special event to celebrate. It can be a way of showing your love and gratitude. On Valentine’s Day you can show a little love to your sweetheart and on Mother’s or Father’s Day, your sense of appreciation towards your parents. On funerals you can send your condolences, avoiding certain flowers that will only remind the family of their loss. The Holidays are also a perfect occasion to receive such gifts. You can order a Christmas hamper before going home to celebrate this special evening with your family. Another event, on which you cannot fail with a fruit basket gift, is when having a birthday “party” at the office. You are probably not so close with some coworkers, so instead of being the 25th of your colleagues offering flowers, just order a nice fruit hamper and watch them smile while you are handing it to them. Fruits can be delivered to your workplace without any occasion. It can just be a way of showing the company’s commitment to health and its employees.

If you have no idea where to buy a fruit basket in Australia, then here is a hint: visit iGift Fruit hampers. These guys have prepared for you the most beautiful hampers. You can choose one from the lists or you can customise it yourself. Besides, if you find it hard to decide, you can always contact them and ask for help on the live chat. Your gift fruit hamper will be packed with love so why not send a very “fruitful gift” and put a smile on someones face today.

​FRUIT BASKETS AND FRUIT HAMPERS STILL MAKE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT

Fruit Baskets and Fruit Hampers still make a perfect Christmas gift

Are you ready for Christmas?

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The Pudding Lady Fruit Gifts

Granted, that’s a standard, secondary question traded between friends or neighbours, usually after a “Hi, how you doing?’.

This Christmas take the stress out of shopping and order your fruit gifts online. We include Free Shipping with all of our Fruit Hampers and Fruit Baskets.

Our Fruit Gifts are delivered to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra and across NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT.

We buy the freshest fruit available at great quality and competitive prices – which we pass onto our customers, who order fruit baskets.

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But fruit hampers and fruit baskets are only two features of what iGift Fruit Hampers calls a multifaceted operation that caters to each customer’s particular needs. Chocolate, wine, stuffed animals, gourmet food and, of course, fruit gifts for every occasion are available throughout the year.

Give the gift of Fruit and let them know how much you care!

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Fruit Hamper with Champagne

Christmas Fruit Hampers

FRUIT HAMPERS & FRUIT BASKETS make the perfect gift for Christmas.

Christmas Fruit Baskets 2015

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