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How to Select the Perfect Gourmet Gift Basket or Hamper

6 Tips From the Specialists at The Hamper Emporium Shopping at The Hamper Emporium is a simple and easy way to show your appreciation to clients, suppliers and employees. Follow these 6 easy tips to find the perfect solution for every occasion.

Shopping at The Hamper Emporium is a simple and easy way to show your appreciation to clients, suppliers and employees. We are committed to creating quality gourmet gift baskets and hampers filled with specially selected products from the best producers in the world. 

We believe The Hamper Emporium is the best choice for gourmet hampers and corporate gift baskets. Our passion is helping you express yourself to the most important people in your business. That's why we've developed 6 tips to help choose the perfect hamper company for your clients and staff.

1. This is your gift, not ours.
Most gift hamper companies cover their products and boxes with their logos. But, at The Hamper Emporium we have a higher standard of quality and customisation. We know that when you share with your friends, relatives, clients and employees a gift of thanks, you want us out of the equation. This gift is about you and the people you're trying to make feel special. So, when selecting a hamper company, ask about their branding. Is it all over the hamper, the box or on the gift card?

2. We don’t shop at the Local Supermarket!
Not all gift hampers are the same. Many hamper companies use common, everyday food from their local Supermarket! While these stores do offer some good products, at The Hamper Emporium we understand that your hamper is a special gift for someone you care about. We believe the produce it contains should be special too. Look for high quality food from global producers. South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria are home to some of the finest food artisans in the world.

Outstanding quality shouldn’t end with food. Wine, beer and champagne deserve the same attention. Sending low-quality alcohol can cheapen your gift. An exceptional bottle of wine, a set of craft Australian and imported beer or a quality bottle of champagne can be the perfect finishing touch to your gift.

3. Delivery costs are affordable.
When The Hamper Emporium packages your gift hamper, we pay precise attention to detail. That same close eye is needed when you’re considering the cost of shipping. Hidden in small print, some hamper companies charge over $20 for hamper delivery! It should never cost you more than $10-15 to ship anywhere in Australia. Anything more than that is pure extortion. At The Hamper Emporium, for orders of $150 or over to the one address is Free Australia-wide and for orders less than $150 shipping never costs more than $10.50 Australia wide.

4. First impressions matter...
Making your friends, relatives, employees and clients smile with thoughtful gifts is what The Hamper Emporium lives for. But that smile can be dulled if their beautifully crafted hamper is hidden underneath bulk, unappealing packaging. Some gift hamper companies present their hampers to your staff or clients inside shoe-box type packaging with their logos all over the box. Hamper Emporium gourmet gift hampers are professionally gift wrapped and finished with double sided Peruvian satin ribbon.

5. ...and so does size.
When it comes to food and alcohol, the quality isn't the only factor to consider. The size of the products is important too. One way many gift hamper companies cut corners is buy offering 'hotel size' products. Instead of being greeted with a bountiful hamper of delicious drinks and treats, they find small packages of chocolates, small jars of jams and piccolos. The list of ingredients inside the hamper may be long, but the actual product is underwhelming. Products like this cheapen your gift and draw away from the true intention of the gesture.

6. Buy what you want.
Do you have something special in mind? Do you want a particular theme? Ask the gift hamper  company your considering if they can fulfil your requests. Many hamper companies operate like a production line; simple products in and standard hampers out. If it is your gift, make sure you get what you want, not what they want to sell you.  At The Hamper Emporium, we want to create the perfect gift for every occasion. If you can’t find what you need on our site, customising the perfect package is our pleasure. We want nothing more than to make you and your gift recipient happy. So make sure you order your Xmas Gift Hampers this festive season before the free delivery cut-off!