How Do I Create The Perfect Gift Hamper?

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted:8 April 2015 

How Do I Create the Perfect Gift Hamper?

Creating the perfect gift hamper is usually harder than it looks. This has a lot to do with the huge amount of variables you have to take into account. Hamper Emporium has years of experience with the creation of gift hampers, so we do not mind sharing some of our tips with you.

Male of Female?

Good gift hampers are always dedicated gift hampers. This basically means that you have to take into account the person that the hamper is meant for. Even though you can find a lot of unisex hampers nowadays, it is always better to personalise.

Gift for women should have some feminine colours and it is never a bad idea to incorporate some cosmetics. However, it is also important to realise that not every woman is crazy about cosmetics, so you may have to adjust your plan along the way. 

When you create a gift hamper for a man, it is good to stick with darker and colder colours, although you cannot go wrong with red either. The items you use in the hamper itself are also dependant on the person you are making the hamper for.


Before you start creating your gift hamper, it is essential to determine the characteristics of the person you are making the hamper for. Is the recipient a rugged man who loves the outdoors and a good beer? Or is it someone who likes to read and enjoys a nice glass of wine? Successfully determining the characteristics of the recipient is vital to make your hamper a success.

When you look at the gift hampers of Hamper Emporium, you will quickly notice how these characteristics actually translate into a gift hamper. Beer hampers are meant for people who like the outdoors and do not mind the occasional barbecue and that is why Hamper Emporium often selects all types of rugged snacks for these beer hampers. Our wine hampers on the other hand are more suited for the intellectual type, who likes to enjoy the finer things in life.

If the characteristics of the recipient are not that clear, try to figure out what their hobbies are. How do they act in general? It might even be a good idea to talk to someone close to the recipient, so you can figure out what direction you should go in. 

Quality over Quantity

When you have been in the gift giving business as long as we have, you notice the value of branded items. This has a lot to do with quality and a lot of people who create their own gift hampers tend to go for quantity instead. Choosing quality over quantity is definitely recommended, because people tend to appreciate a good quality product more than more items of lesser quality.

Hamper Emporium only works with the finest products for gift hampers. Brands we often include in our gift hampers are Butlers, Fardoulis, Brown Brothers, Elsa’s Story and Marquise clothing. Choosing decent brand definitely makes a difference. 


Creating a gift hamper without proper presentation is a big no-no. When you look at all the hampers of Hamper Emporium, you will see that each of our hampers comes in a luxurious keepsake box. This is an absolute standard for a luxurious gift hamper, so you must find something that is good enough to present your hamper in. 

The use of ribbons is also a good idea, but it does take some skill to make them look great. Ribbons radiate a certain class and mystery and immediately take you back to happy memories. Most of our gift boxes, especially our luxury gift boxes, have a ribbon on them. 

If you are not entirely sure what to go for, have a look around on Hamper Emporium and get some inspiration. Do take into account that most hamper boxes can be quite expensive and that you are often better of buying a pre-made hamper.

Discover the Perfect Gift Hamper on Hamper Emporium

Customers who rather not create their own gift hamper, can always search the range of Hamper Emporium for the perfect gift. Our range
consists of gourmet hampers, corporate hampers, baby hampers and much more. 

When you shop at Hamper Emporium, you can also take advantage of a free standard delivery service, no matter the hamper you have

If you have any questions about our hampers or products? Do not hesitate to give us a call or contact us on the website. Our friendly staff will gladly advise you.

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