The History of Hampers

The History of Hampers

Hampers are a perfect gift for any occasion.

Whether you are looking for a way to thank the clients of your business for their loyalty, or you want to reward a member of staff for all their hard work, hampers are perfect.

Hampers make a great gift and you can fill them with all kinds of items, including indulgent treats like chocolate, biscuits, bottles of wine and savoury snacks.

And although they may be associated with Christmas, you can send them at any time of year – with a fantastic range available catering for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and even weddings.

Hampers have a long and illustrious history, dating as far back as the time of William the Conqueror.

The concept of hampers originally started in France and the baskets full of treats were introduced to England back in the 11th century.

But it was not until the Victorian era that giving such gifts became a popular choice.

The massive development of the railways in the 1800s made it much easier to send perishable goods in hampers to friends and family around the country. It became something of a tradition to send hampers at Christmas.

Employers also used to present their staff with a basket of goodies at this time of year to ensure that they had a wonderful Christmas with plenty of festive food and drink to enjoy.

Nowadays, you don’t just have to wait for December to send hampers. You can give them as gifts all year round.

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