The Perfect Corporate Gift? Hampers!
Published:29 Jun 2022
When it comes to finding the perfect corporate gift, many people struggle. What do you buy for a company that has everything? The answer may be something they don't have - a hamper! Corporate hampers make the perfect gift because they are unique and can be tailored to the specific needs of the company. They are also a great way to show your appreciation for all that the company has done for you. At Simply Thank You, we have a range of hampers, perfect for a variety of corporate gifting options!
The history of giving hampers as a corporate gift
Giving hampers as gifts dates back to the Victorian era. The tradition began as a way to show appreciation for employees during the holiday season. Hampers were filled with food and other treats, and given to workers as a thank you for their hard work throughout the year.
A typical treat in the Victorian era would be a plum pudding, which was a symbol of good luck. A Christmas gift from a Victorian boss would probably include a hamper with a plum pudding, some oranges, and a few bottles of good quality wine.
(Did you know that the most popular wine in the Victorian era was port? It was so popular that there was even a saying, 'At Christmas, you must drink port'.)
The tradition of giving hampers as gifts has continued throughout the years and is now more popular than ever. Hampers make the perfect corporate gift because they can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its employees.
Nowadays, hampers are given for all sorts of occasions, not just Christmas and they have boomed as a corporate gift option all year round. We send out hundreds each week, from big to small letterbox sized mini gifts - and we always get positive feedback.
Why are hampers the perfect corporate gift?
While we have so many other options for corporate gifts, we pondered as to why hampers are a great corporate gift idea. Here's our take.
**The size! ** Remember the joy of a child getting your presents on a birthday or Christmas - we bet you went to the largest gift. A hamper arriving at a home or an office causes a real flurry of excitement. There's the opening of the box, reading the note, unwrapping each item.
**The personalisation ** Hampers are great because they give you multiple chances to give them the right thing. You might select some chocolates that perhaps aren't their favourite, but the wine, toiletries or gift card you include may all go down a storm. We can also customise the box the hamper comes in, the wrapping and stuffing used and the note, so the whole hamper arrival is a branded experience. It's memorable and fun to receive!
Here are some of the hampers that Simply Thank You offers:
- Alcohol Hampers
- Cartwright and Butler Hampers
- Cheese Hampers
- Experience at Home Hampers
- Fruit Hampers
- Flapjacks and Muffins
- Non Alcoholic Hampers
- Postal Hampers
- Sharing and Team Hampers
- Sweets and Chocolate Hampers
- Sustainable Hampers
- Tea and Coffee Hampers
**The share factor ** A hamper begs to be shared. If you are giving it as a client gift, this makes it perfect. Often many people will be working with you, and a hamper allows each person to take or enjoy an item rather than having to think of 5 or more individual gifts.
The social element A hamper's contents will be taken home - and your name will be on the lips of the family members and friends who hear all about the gift. Word of mouth marketing at it's finest!
Tailored to the occasion They make perfect corporate gifts because they can be tailored to the specific needs of the sender. For example, if a company is celebrating a milestone anniversary, you could include a bottle of champagne or wine in the hamper. If you are looking for a corporate gift that is unique and thoughtful, simply, hampers are the way to go!