Top 5 Tips for Buying Sweet Hampers Online

Top 5 Tips for Buying Sweet Hampers Online

Give someone the perfect sweet hamper gift.Why not go the whole-hog with a sweet hamper? Our five tips to buying them online, you can guarantee great big smiles.

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1. Know your recipient!

Everyone likes sweets but not everyone will like the contents of every hamper. The trick is to know what the recipient really likes and then find a hamper that matches these tastes.

Whatever their preferences, you are bound to found the perfect option if you look for it. Don’t just buy the first hamper you see, browse the full range and ask yourself “will the recipient enjoy everything that’s in here?”

If the answer is no, then you haven’t found the perfect sweet hamper!

2. Sweet hamper basket

The contents are arguably the most important feature of your hamper but you also need to spare a thought for the presentation as this is what really sets a gift apart.

When buying a hamper, you’ll notice a few different styles of basket around. The most common is the traditional picnic basket style with woven wicker material but there are other things you can try. Wooden carry baskets, complete with handles, make a great alternative and can even be painted to add a burst of colour.

With a stunning basket to hold their goodies, your recipient will effectively be getting two gifts in one and can use their basket to hold other items once emptied of all their treats.

3. Never panic buy!

Do yourself and your recipient, a favour and start your search as far in advance as you can. Picking the first basket of sweets you see is unlikely to prompt the same reaction as handing over a thoughtful and personalised hamper full of special treats and you should want your special someone to truly love their gift.

4. Delivery dates

You’ve picked the perfect hamper and started your search early enough to ensure you find the perfect gift, but will it get there on time?

Failing to check to delivery dates and times is a common error made by those ordering online. It can be easy to assume anything bought online can be deliverable within a day or two and while this is true in some cases there are other factors to consider.

Check the delivery times well in advance and make sure you place your order with plenty of time. You can always order now for a later delivery so you don’t need to worry about being premature.

5. Don’t forget the occasion

When buying a sweet hamper it is all too easy to focus on the recipient and the contents and forget about the occasion. Birthdays, Christmases, new parenthood and congratulation hampers are all popular gift ideas and each can contain their own special things to represent the occasion.


With these tips in mind, buying a sweets hamper online should become easier!

Good Luck!