Christmas is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, a time of joy and pleasurable indulgence and choosing gifts for your loved ones is all part of the festive fun.
A great way to show someone just how much you appreciate them is by giving them a beautifully presented chocolate Christmas gift hamper, brimming with festive goodies they wouldn’t ordinarily buy themselves.
The history of the hamper
Hampers haven’t always been used as Christmas gifts. Hampers, as we know them, were introduced to Britain in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror.
Designed to contribute to families in need, they were used as charitable donations consisting of food, drinks and clothing which would last for weeks.
During the 18th and 19th Centuries hampers were a popular choice for stage coach travellers to dine en route, and with the expansion of railways during the 1800s, sending hampers became much easier, sealing the start of gift hampers being given as presents and the Victorian tradition of gifting Christmas hampers was bestowed upon us.
What kind of Christmas hampers are available today?
Christmas hampers are typically presented in lidded wicker baskets, filled to the brim with sweet treats and savoury foodstuffs, bottles of wine and Champagne. Great as an all-rounder gift, there’s mostly something for everyone.
Today's hampers have evolved as a perfect gift for family and friends, colleagues and customers, to show them just how much we appreciate them. Often seen as a luxury gift, buying a Christmas hamper doesn’t have to break the bank.
There are many affordable options to choose, from classic festive gifts, fresh fruit and floral baskets, branded corporate gifts and of course a whole host of hampers filled with chocolate themed goodies.
NEW at The Chocolate Emporium – Christmas chocolate gift hampers
Whether you’re on the hunt for a Christmas hamper for a chocolate loving colleague, customer, best friend or family member, we have introduced a brand new range of luxury Chocolate hampers, which are brimming with festive treats. The perfect gift to send this year!
Filled with life’s essential chocolate luxuries, our exclusive Christmas hampers make a most memorable gift; beautifully presented in a delightful wicker basket and available in two sizes – a hamper for one or as a sharing basket.
A great way to say Thank You to your staff and customers and show your family and friends how much you love them!
Order yours today – they’re a limited edition, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
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