We are not all-natural cupids when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but preparing a gift that will impress your significant other doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right balance of thought, presentation and sentiment, you can create the ultimate gesture to light up February 14th, without all the fuss or hassle. This article explores how hampers can make for the best romantic present, alongside seamless ways to tie it all together using various packaging options.
How to make a hamper more personal
Hampers are a great way to showcase your gift items in an arrangement that will create an eagerness to see what is inside. Let those eyes feast upon an array of treats, bath and body products or anything you can think of that will light up their faces on this lovey-dovey day.
The trick to doing your own comes down to thinking hard about your partner’s interests and tastes. Sticking with a theme will also help you discover the best products to fill your hamper with while keeping a consistent touch.
Ditch the idea of everyday items that your partner (or customer) is likely to have, such as kitchen utensils or soaps. We also recommend thinking outside the box and straying away from the cliche loofah and body wash; narrow down on their interests to find something that speaks volumes about who they are as a person.
Goodies that say ‘I love you’
That being said, finding more sentimental or useful items for hampers can be the tricky part, especially when your gift is centered around Valentine’s Day; every little detail counts. So, to make it easier for you, we have collected a few of our favourite product ideas to pop into your selection:
- Fancy teas and coffees
- Artisan chocolate (presented in our chocolate boxes)
- Chutney or jam (wait for it) that YOU made yourself
- A small potted plant
- Your loved ones favourite wine (enclosed in one of our wine boxes)
- Personalised cupcakes (using our nifty cupcake boxes)
- Homemade macarons (showcased in our macaron boxes)
- Plant seeds (if they have a green thumb)
- Face washers or lotions for the beauty conscious
- Pet items for those with fur babies
- Framed photos (of you both, of course)
- A message or poem you have written yourself
Of course, you don’t have to get as creative as some of the ideas above but going one step further to make it more personalised and sentimental will make all the difference on the day.
Tie it all together with the perfect hamper boxes and cases
Now, nothing is more important than how you choose to set the final details in place. If you are gifting your partner, think about the overall theme and item’s you have chosen and how you would like them to be seen at first glance.
In this case, our Hamilton Collapsible Case Boxes make for a sophisticated, exciting way to tie your gift together. These beauties feature a magnetic closer and a matte embossed finish for an elegant take on the modern hamper in an array of sizes.
Meanwhile, popular favourites across our rectangular gift boxes and square alternatives are also an easy way to put the finishing touch on your present. Choose the perfect size for your needs and know that your hard work is well and truly ready to go.
A note for retailers: If you sell hampers, our ever-popular gourmet display boxes present a sneak-peek window offering your customer a first impression which will create a sense of excitement on the day.