The best gift baskets & hampers in Canberra

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Joss, from Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats. One of Canberra’s most recommended places to buy gift baskets and hampers. Photo: Supplied.

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.

What makes a great gift hamper company?

  • 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.

The best gift baskets & hampers in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook, as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Miss Mustard's Sweet Treats

Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats is a small-batch kitchen that handcrafts each cookie with love. These free-range cookies are guaranteed to make you do a happy dance. Every bite of every cookie is crumbelievable. Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats sells 4, 6 and 12 packs, as well as custom cookie cakes.

Regular cookie flavours include white chocolate and macadamia, double chocolate fudge, salted caramel and raspberry, and fairy bread. Also, chocolate mint fudge, peanut butter chocolate, gay time, hazelnut fudge, and chocolate chip. Vegan and gluten-free cookies are baked and every month, Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats creates special flavours, like Strawberry Dreams and Caramel Chai Latte.

Cookie cakes are 22 cm and, on each one, Miss Mustard’s writes a custom sweet message in a Vanilla Bean icing.

Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats are ‘feel good’ too – $2 from every order is donated to a mental health organisation through the company’s ‘OK CoOKie’ program.

Clients love filling their crumb craving with Miss Mustard’s Sweet Treats. Local delivery and shipping Australia wide are available.

Nicole Okeefe wrote on Google, “Hands down the best cookies I have ever eaten! I also love that buying and eating cookies supports charities. Amazing business.”

GG's Flowers & Hampers

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.”

Sharwood Hampers

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 Fyshwick, 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."

Urban Providore Australia

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!!'

Sucré Salé

For a sweet-as-can-be gift or grazing box, head to Sucré Salé. Best sellers include Choccy Madness, Lolly Overload, and Life is Better than Sprinkles. Gluten-free boxes can also be ordered.

All sweet grazing boxes come in small, medium and large. Customised and corporate boxes are available. Sucré Salé also works with customers to create unique boxes that include branded cookies or cupcakes.

Amy Kelly wrote on Facebook, “I have purchased two boxes, both looked amazing and were full of great treats!”

The Gift Hamper Co.

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!'

If you’re looking for more ideas on personalised gift ideas, you might like our article on the best gift experiences and the best places to buy gifts in Canberra. You might also like to check out our article on the best flower delivery services and best dessert delivery services in Canberra.

Your experience with gift baskets & hampers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had any experience with any of the gift hamper companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a gift hamper delivered same day in Canberra?

Yes. Several Canberra companies offer same-day local delivery on gift hampers, gift boxes and gift baskets. Free local delivery is available from some suppliers, with same-day service, and out of business hours and on weekends, for a reasonable fee.

Are vegan and gluten-free gift hampers available in Canberra?

Canberra's specialty gift hamper companies can cater for specific dietary requirements. Vegan goodies and gluten-free delights can be curated in some packs. Nut products may be included in some pre-made hampers, however all goods usually come individually wrapped with full nutritional information and ingredients lists.

Can I get a corporate gift hamper in Canberra?

Yes. Several Canberra gift hamper companies can curate packs to suit corporate gifting, whether you're showing a valued client your appreciation, saying thank you for a job well done or spreading cheer during a special time like Christmas.

Are custom-made gift hampers available in Canberra?

They sure are. Many Canberra suppliers offer a service where customers can tailor hampers to suit any occasion, including corporate gifts and milestone celebrations. Choose from fine local products including gourmet foods, fine wine and craft beer, and bath and body indulgences. Even pet hampers are available for furry friends.

Can I get a gift hamper to support Canberra's independent artisan producers?

Absolutely. Showcasing the finest gourmet delicacies, fresh produce and beautiful wines from the national capital and surrounding region is a specialty for many Canberra gift hamper companies. Gift cards from local wellness centres and massage therapy establishments can also be included.

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I recently ordered from Sweetest Moments and was very happy with the quality of the product + the service was amazing!

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