If you believe giving a gift basket is the last resort of the uncreative. Random food and drink in a throwaway container that is seemingly twice the price of buying each item separately, then you’re missing out on the best gift you could give your dad this Father’s Day.
We’ve talked to people who thought this way about gift baskets and then they send one as a gift and are blown away by the reaction. (Don’t take our word for it, read GF Hamper feedback here.) It’s one of the reasons why gift hampers are popular gifts at this time of year.
We asked Lee, GF’s supreme hamper expert with over 15 years’ experience creating gifts for loved ones, about some of the more common misgivings people have about giving a food hamper as a gift. Here’s his advice/
One reason people can be hesitant about gluten free gift hampers is that they seem impersonal. Is there a way to make the gift hamper more personal?
At GFH, we’ve developed a range of gluten free hampers that suit all occasions, like our Afternoon Tea gift selection, Beer Lovers Gift Box and our Sweet Tooth Gift Pack. These are hand-wrapped to order and include a gift card with your chosen message.
We also make it easy to add-on products such as a bottle of wine, raw chocolate or popcorn to every one of our gift hampers, which adds a personal touch.
Additionally, if you’d like to create a truly personal gift, we also offer customers the opportunity to create their own hamper selection from scratch. It’s a three-step process. Begin by selecting your hamper style, then choose a personal selection of gluten free food and drink from over 200 fantastic products. Finally, tell us where you’d like it delivered and we do the rest. So if you know someone who loves luxury gluten free baked treats for instance you can create the perfect hamper for them. Get creating.
How far ahead should you order a gift basket for a major event like Father’s Day?
We encourage gift-givers to place their order for hampers as early as they can and to schedule delivery as well. This year we are seeking people book hampers earlier than ever. With the increase in demand we’ve seen for recently holidays, we’re asking customers to make sure they’re not disappointed and book their hampers now.
What is the biggest mistake people make when buying a gift hamper?
Make sure you’ve got the right size gift basket depending on whether you are sending it to an individual, a couple or a family.
When ordering for a celebration like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, do you have any helpful tips?
Take some time to think about some of the things you mum or dad likes – or maybe some new indulgence you’d like them to try. Show them you took the time to really consider what they enjoy.
Some of the top selling gifts for Father’s Day include our Gluten Free Savoury Selection which comes with award-winning smoked cheddar and savoury biscuits by Kent & Fraser, alongside a selection of soups, sauces and gourmet snacks; Or the perfect gift might be our Indulgence Hamper which include tasty bakes and savoury. This selection also includes a smooth, rich French Bordeaux wine.
Shop our entire gluten free hamper range here.