Gourmet Hampers – Much More Than Gift Baskets

So we all know what gift baskets are – carefully arranged gifts for delivery filled with a few tastefully chosen items. But gourmet hampers? Well let’s just say the gourmet hamper is the bigger, better option when you’re talking gift baskets. More products, a diverse selection of tastes and inclusions, and simply a bigger impact on delivery – that’s what to expect when you order a gourmet hampers Sydney. Here’s our unique twist on what to expect and how to put together a gourmet hamper for a gift idea, sharing with family and friends or for a work commitment experience.

By definition gourmet usually brings to mind an impression of quality, handmade and taste driven products – perhaps inspired by well known chefs, or made to secret generations old recipes. Whether the product is a niche driven pate made from the finest local ingredients to by a small restaurant holding, or an additive like honey sourced from local flowers and bees, gourmet products do have a certain something that lifts it above the mass produced ordinariness of other products.

For me, gourmet means a connection between the maker and the product – whether by having a hand in producing the finished good, or in managing the product itself. A perfect example of this is a locally blended lavender honey cookies – sourced from regionally specific bees, harvesting from lavender grown in the paddocks, and used as a flavor in home style cookies. What could be more unique, handmade and regionally authentic?

In the same vein, a gourmet hamper is the ideal gift decision as a combination gift reflecting regional authenticity. This is where local hampers and gift baskets can really make a meaningful impact as a delivered gift. Firstly, having all of the products from the same regional area makes for a brilliant themed gift, and concentrates the recipient’s expectations on that specific location. Secondly, the single source theme associates any experiences and expectations to that region – for example a romantic vineyard locale will ignite memories of personal experiences in that region. And these two ideas simply increase the enjoyment of opening and sharing a gourmet hamper from the region.

Here’s what to expect in a gourmet hamper, as compared to a gift basket. Immediately you will notice the size – hampers are larger and heavier, because of course they contain more products. Taking the time to look at the hamper you will see several products of different sizes and shapes arranged around the basket, most times it will be in a basket, although sometimes you may just receive all the products in a box. Once you have unpacked all the products and assembled them together, you will notice you have a sampler range from across a wide spread of diverse tastes, treats and flavor combinations. This is the central idea of this gift – to share with you a multitude of tastes, flavors and food experiences in a single gifting experience.

Overall, you will be impressed with the sheer size and range of tastes and flavors in a gourmet hamper. As distinct from a gift basket, which is usually a little smaller and may contain non-food items, a hamper is purely for the food lover. Next time you have the opportunity to share a significant gift occasion, make sure to take the time to consider a gourmet hamper.

BP Murphy is a makes hampers and gift baskets for a living over at [http://www.huntervalleyhampers.com.au] and has considerable experience working with large Corporates making their Christmas Gifts.

Hunter Valley Hampers is a Gourmet Hamper specialist, the best known business for Gourmet Hampers Australia. Visit [http://www.huntervalleyhampers.com.au] anytime for all your hampers and gift baskets.

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