A beautifully presented gift hamper is the perfect way to show someone how much you care about them. Whether it be an act of love for someone special in your life, 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.
We asked our readers from Canberra and the surrounding region to share their favourite local gift hamper companies. Below, you will find a recommended list of reputable establishments guaranteed to provide a wonderful gift that is sure to be enjoyed by someone who deserves it. And if you are not sure what you are looking for, the following checklist should help you decide on something perfect.
- 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 so expect fine foods and beverages bursting with flavours, and indulgent, useful specialty products.
- A wide range of themes. There should be a gift hamper available to suit every occasion, from birthdays and anniversaries, to weddings and bar mitzbahs! Perhaps a box of fresh local fruit suits the occasion, or a selection of indulgent body pampering delights. Or a mixture of everything. A provision for dietary requirements – such as vegan, gluten-free and nut allergies – is also welcome.
- Beautiful presentation. Each gift hamper should be fabulously presented to display the array of goodies inside. Recipients should be excited by what they see, and know they are receiving a gift that has been personally selected with care. An accompanying individual message gives a hamper an enhanced personal touch.
- Prices to suit every budget. A company’s gift hamper selection should offer an array of choices from budget to elegant high-end, and everything in between.
- Fantastic service. Canberra’s best gift hamper businesses should be able to offer speedy delivery both locally and Australia-wide. Same-day service within the capital region is also a handy option.
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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.
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.
Among The Lazy Grazer’s splendid grazing platters you can find cheese plates, charcuterie, and options for gluten-intolerant customers. If you’re looking to surprise a loved one, The Lazy Grazer’s gift hampers are wonderful – and there’s even an option for you to customise them to suit your needs exactly.
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.’
Pialligo Estate Grocer is Canberra’s only contact-free click and collect grocer, where you can find all your essential items in the one-stop shop.
Alongside groceries, they have also compiled beautiful gift baskets and hampers, designed especially to spoil your mother, for Mother’s Day. Carefully curated with some of the freshest Pialligo Estate produce, these gift baskets and hampers are sure to please.
Offerings include a Breakfast Hamper, packed with mouth-watering Pialligo Estate Bacon and Smoked Salmon with freshly baked bread, a Tea, Sparkling & Biscuits hamper, and a Vase, Chocolate & Sparkling basket.
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!!’
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!’
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, check out our article on the best “experience” gifts you can find in Canberra.
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