A beautifully presented gift hamper is the perfect way to show someone that they’re appreciated and cared for. Whether it be an act of love for someone special, a thank you for a job well done, or a corporate gift to a valued client, a packaged selection of desirable products is guaranteed to bring a smile to every recipient’s face.
What better way to express gratitude than by gifting a delightful hamper from an independent Canberra supplier that showcases exquisite products from the national capital and surrounding region.
There is no shortage of local companies specialising in the curation of gift hampers for every occasion, to suit every budget. From premium foods, including artisan chocolates and cured meats, to fine drops from local wineries and craft breweries, there is something to satisfy every palate. There are also unique local gift hampers available that include pampering bath, body and beauty products, vouchers for local massage and wellness centres, and even pet treats for furry friends.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a gift hamper company, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
- Premium quality products. There is a direct correlation between the quality of goods comprising a gift hamper and the profound expression of love, gratitude or sympathy delivered to its recipient. Nothing conveys such messages better than a charming assortment of premium quality products curated by independent locals. A gift hamper shouldn’t contain the same products you can fill your trolley with at a major supermarket, but rather fine foods and other indulgent speciality items.
- A wide range of themes. You’ll be able to source a gift hamper available to suit every occasion, from birthdays and anniversaries, to weddings and bar mitzbahs. You may choose a box of fresh local fruit, or body pampering delights or a mixture of everything. You can also discuss dietary requirements – such as vegan, gluten-free and nut allergies – when you order.
- Beautiful presentation. Quality gift hampers are fabulously presented to display the goodies inside. You’ll want the person receiving the hamper to be excited by what they see and thrilled that each item has been personally selected with care. You can also write an individual message for an added personal touch.
- Prices to suit every budget. You’ll be able to select a gift hamper that suits your budget, whether budget, high end or everything in between.
- Fantastic service. Check that the gift hamper business you select can deliver to the right location, and on time. The best businesses deliver locally and Australia-wide. They can also handle speed delivery, even same day in the capital region.
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GG’s Flowers & Hampers is a social enterprise florist and gift hamper business in Canberra providing meaningful employment for people with special needs. Originally established for Gayana Wijewickrema, a cheeky young woman with Down Syndrome, the business has blossomed into the gift that keeps giving, proudly employing more than 35 Canberrans with special needs, all paid award wages.
GG’s beautiful, socially conscious gift hampers, created with products procured from social enterprises and local small businesses, are shipped around Australia and New Zealand. Each hamper is hand packed by people with special needs from a range that includes gourmet food, wine, non-alcoholic cordials, and pamper packs. Fruit baskets and corporate gift hampers are also available.
Happy customer Emily Stewart-Reed wrote on RiotACT, “GG’s Flowers & Hampers make beautiful hampers and their bouquets are nearly as lovely as the delivery people.”
With a huge range of edible delicacies and high quality gifts, the team at The Gift Hamper Co. can take the hard work out of choosing a gift package. Whether it be a celebration of a memorable occasion like a baby shower or a housewarming, or a corporate package for an important client, they have a gift hamper to suit everyone. They can even provide an accompanying handwritten card for that extra personal touch, and offer free Canberra delivery, plus same-day service within the ACT.
Google reviewer Louise Nott wrote this about her experience buying a gift hamper from The Gift Hamper Co. for a special occasion, ‘I recently ordered a gift for Mother’s Day. This local Canberra company provided a great service, was easy to deal with and there was no fuss. The gift was lovely and prepared beautifully. Thank you Daniela, I will happily recommend you to family & friends!’
The Lazy Grazer is a small, family-owned local business that prides itself on its high-quality gift hampers and excellent customer service. Filled with the freshest produce, gourmet foods and bottles of wine and sparkling that Canberra has to offer, The Lazy Grazer has a wide range of delightful grazing platters and gift hampers to suit any customer’s needs.
Here’s what Google reviewer Kylie Rule had to say about her experience with The Lazy Grazer, ‘I called wanting to arrange a treat for a special someone going through a rough time and even though she was already flat out Sarah did not hesitate to accommodate my request. The grazing box was beautifully presented and very much appreciated by the recipient. (…) I would highly recommend The Lazy Grazer for any catering or grazing box delivery needs and will be sharing my exceptional experience with friends, colleagues and family.’
The friendly team from Urban Providore Australia believe there is no better gift than food, which is why they bring together some of the finest artisan products from the Canberra region and across Australia to feature in their wonderful gift hampers. They have a great range of gourmet, artisanal foodie hampers, and you can even customise your own to suit your particular needs. From “salami bouquets” to “vegetable floristry,” to jams and marmalades, and a wonderful selection of alcoholic beverages, Urban Providore truly has it all. In response to COVID-19, Urban Providore has even introduced a special range of gift hampers that are perfect for isolation, such as the “Sheet Fort Picnic Hamper” to the “Sweet Isolation Happiness Pack,” enjoy the delicious gourmet foods of local producers from the comfort of your own home.
Google reviewer Phoebe Redford writes, ‘Fantastic service – fast, helpful, pleasant and fantastic local products. I ordered a hamper late on Friday afternoon, got a response within 15min and even assistance with some IT issues. The hamper was ready and delivered Saturday morning. Absolutely recommend!!’
Specialising in sourcing the finest products from the Canberra and Southern Highlands regions, Sharwood Hampers firmly believe in supporting local suppliers and producers to create their gift hampers. Based in Bungendore, owner Sharon lovingly curates gift hampers to suit every occasion, including special events such as birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries, romantic gestures, corporate gifting, and tasty treats for pets. Sharwood Hampers also proudly supports Karinya House, a local charity that has been protecting mothers and their babies who are without shelter or support for over 20 years – a portion of the sale of every gift hamper from Sharwood Hampers is donated to Karinya House.
Imogen Maley left this review for Sharwood Hampers on Google, “Beautiful basket, delivered on time (earlier than promised!) with great service and a photo of the actual hamper sent to my email. Would definitely order through you guys again.”
If you’re looking for more ideas on personalised gift ideas, you might like our article on the best “experience” gifts you can find in Canberra.
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