The 10 Best Gift Hampers For Any Occasion
Date Posted:16 June 2023
Have you ever tried to find online gift hampers for your loved ones but been tempted to give up after you opened dozens of links to hampers that only work for a single, specific occasion that's months away? If you have, you certainly wouldn't be alone.
Many gourmet hampers these days have a theme that makes them inappropriate gifts on 364/365 days of the year. But that doesn't mean all hampers are like that. In this blog post, we'll share ten of the best gift hampers for every occasion. No matter what occasion or event you're shopping for, they'll delight, excite, and spoil your gift recipient.
The 10 best hampers for any occasion
Finding unique hampers for any occasion might seem like an impossible task, but we promise you it can be done. In this section, we'll share ten suggestions of hampers that suit every major and minor holiday, life milestone, and celebratory event – from weddings to Christmas to birthdays to Grandparents' Day.
So, without further ado, here are our gift ideas:
#1. Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper
The Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper is one of our most popular gift hampers of all time – and for a good reason. This gourmet gift box is packed with an irresistible selection of gourmet snacks, from olives to beer nuts to tapenade to quince paste. Plus, it features a bottle of Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz – a South Australian wine that offers hints of red berries, spice, and smooth leather.
#2. Moët With Australian Sweets & Nuts
If you're looking for a gourmet hamper that's more suited to a toast than a sit-down meal, the Moët With Australian Sweets & Nuts hamper is for you. It's one of our most popular gift baskets for promotions, new jobs, corporate milestones, new homes, and new investments. This hamper features an exquisite bottle of the world's favourite champagne (Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial), plus crème brûlée roasted peanuts, toffee popcorn brittle, and maple coconut roasted almonds.
#3. Foodies Hamper
There's no finer gift for a foodie than a hamper full of gourmet, artisan products from local producers. If you're shopping for such a person, we recommend the Foodies Hamper. It features a medley of flavours, from black truffle paste to sticky fig syrup to toffee popcorn brittle to garlic salt flakes. It's one of our best-value gift boxes, for sure.
#4. Sweet Bites Hamper
The Sweet Bites Hamper is one of our top luxury gift baskets for gift recipients with a serious sweet tooth and a habit of snacking. This hamper will indulge their sweet whims and desires and spoil them with sweets from The Woods Farm, Kokao, Morgan's, and Maggie Beer. This hamper will make your giftee sweet on you for years to come.
#5. Self-Care & Mulberry Silk Hamper
Pamper hampers are a great option if your giftee isn't a foodie or you don't know their tastes particularly well. The Self-Care & Mulberry Silk Hamper, in particular, is a good gift for ladies of all ages and backgrounds. It boasts a Mulberry silk eye mask, a bouquet of preserved flowers, and a burgundy cosmetic bag, among other gifts.
#6. Luxury Cheese & Chocolate With Moët Hamper
Our Luxury Cheese & Chocolate With Moët Hamper is one of the most sought-after gourmet food hampers when it comes to shopping for cheese aficionados. Boasting three types of cheese, two pastes, and two chocolate treats – all from Maggie Beer – plus a bottle of Moët & Chandon, this hamper will have your gift recipient saying "cheers" and digging in in no time.
#7. Chandon Celebration Hamper
A bottle of Chandon instantly makes any special occasion better and fancier – and what's better than a bottle of Chandon? A bottle of Chandon and four gourmet sweets. With the Chandon Celebration Hamper, your gift recipient will be able to pick their poison in the best way. Will they opt for lemon white chocolate almonds, burnt toffee popcorn and cocoa-dusted cashews, French vanilla almonds, or cashew toffee brittle? Find out with this hamper.
#8. Moët Magic Champagne Hamper
A little magic can make many special occasions shine brighter and feel sweeter, and if you're looking for an injection of magic, you can't go wrong with the Moët Magic Champagne Hamper. This decadent hamper creates an enchanting private moment. Your gift recipient can sip on their very own bottle of Moët & Chandon from a limited edition metallic gold glass goblet while enjoying the smell of a hand-poured soy wax candle and some rich, dark chocolate almonds. It's one of our most universally loved luxury gift boxes, so it's a savvy choice for a champagne lover.
#9. Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Hamper
Whisky may seem like an adventurous choice, but we believe that any whisky drinker (novice or experienced) or classy gentleman/woman will get a kick from our Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Hamper. This hamper features a tasting pack from world-renowned whisky producer Glenmorangie, plus a selection of sweet and savoury gourmet foods to enjoy with it. It's one of our most unique gifts.
#10. Exquisite Homewares Hamper
Shopping for indulgent gift baskets for people with dietary restrictions is no easy task, but we have a great suggestion for those in this position. Our Exquisite Homewares Hamper features a selection of luxury gifts that will add sophistication and elegance to any space. From a hand-poured candle to white marble coasters to a Himalayan rock salt and grater set, this hamper exudes class and homeyness.
FAQs about the best gift hampers for any occasion
Now that we've covered our top gift hamper suggestions for every occasion, we want to take the time to answer a handful of the most common questions about occasion-neutral gift hampers.
What are the best items for a hamper for each occasion?
If you're looking for or creating a hamper for a particular special occasion, here are some occasion-specific items to include:
- Christmas hampers – Shortbread, fruit mince pies, gingerbread cookies, and biscuits with cinnamon and nutmeg
- Birthday gifts – A bottle of bubbly or wine to celebrate turning a year older
- Mother's Day – Something pink or purple, flowers, and self-care items
- Father's Day – Beer or whisky, savoury nibbles, and sports-themed items
- Baby shower – Baby clothes, baby shoes, baby rattles and bibs, and children's books
- Easter gifts – Chocolate eggs
- Engagement gifts – A keepsake item that the couple can display in their home
- Wedding gifts – Something for the kitchen
How do you make hampers look pretty for a special occasion?
Here are some tips from our gifting experts on how to make your hamper look good on any special occasion:
- Choose products that look aesthetically-pleasing together
- Go for quality rather than quantity when choosing hamper gifts
- Invest in a high-quality hamper box
- Dress your hamper up with ribbon and a hamper slip
- Add an aesthetically-pleasing card to your hamper
What is the difference between giving a gift hamper and a gift basket for a special occasion?
The terms "gift hamper" and "gift basket" are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are some important differences between them. When it comes to gifting for a special occasion, gift hampers are usually reserved for more major occasions, like weddings, milestone birthdays, new babies, and wedding anniversaries, while gift baskets are usually reserved for smaller, more routine celebrations like non-milestone birthdays, promotions, new jobs, and new homes. That's because gift hampers are usually larger than gift baskets.
Gift hampers are also more of a personal gift because they're more expensive. So, people tend to give gift hampers to close friends and family members and gift baskets to colleagues, extended family members, and acquaintances.
What can I put in a relaxing hamper for any occasion?
If you're creating a relaxation-themed hamper, here are some items you can add that suit any occasion:
- Bath soaks
- Hand cream
- Body wash
- Exfoliating scrubs
- Eye masks
- Soft towels
- Face masks
- Personalised gifts (wine tags, notebook covers, jewellery, wallets, keyrings, etc.)
What are some good gifts to put in a hamper for any occasion?
If you're looking to create unforgettable luxury gift hampers, here are some gifts that suit every special occasion:
- Pamper gifts (bath robes, bath soaks, eye masks, etc.)
- Chocolate and lollies
- Wine, champagne, whisky, and beer
- Nuts (sweet and savoury)
- Homewares and luxury keepsakes
- Chutneys, sauces, and pastes
- Wafers and biscuits
- Olive oil
Why are gift hampers the best gift for any occasion?
Here is a list of reasons why gift hampers are the perfect gift for every special occasion:
- They're perfect for every type of event and gift recipient
- They expose your giftee to new gourmet products
- It's no big deal if your gift recipient doesn't like a particular item because there's plenty more to enjoy
- You don't need to know your giftee's tastes super well
- They truly pamper your giftee
- Your giftee wouldn't buy themself a hamper
- You can treat your giftee to their own personalised gift hamper and really spoil them
Treat your loved ones to the best gift hampers for any occasion
Finding a gift hamper that suits every occasion is no easy task, but we can make the process easier. In this blog post, we shared ten hampers that will suit any celebratory occasion, from Mother's Day to birthdays to Christmas to new jobs to promotions. Those hampers include:
- Red Wine & Nibbles Hamper
- Moët With Australian Sweets & Nuts
- Foodies Hamper
- Sweet Bites Hamper
- Self-Care & Mulberry Silk Hamper
- Luxury Cheese & Chocolate With Moët Hamper
- Chandon Celebration Hamper
- Moët Magic Champagne Hamper
- Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting Hamper
- Exquisite Homewares Hamper
The Hamper Emporium's hampers are packed with gourmet goodness. We also offer free hamper delivery with all orders, plus a card that you can add a personalised message to.