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Hamper History

The History of Hampers

The History of Hampers

The word Hamper is a primarily British term for a wicker basket, usually large, used for the transport of food.

Hampers were traditionally used for picnics due to the open ventilation and sturdiness offered by the wicker basket.

There is also a long tradition of social philanthropy and charity related to hampers. Community groups or individuals would donate hampers of food, clothing, toiletries and other household necessities to deprived families as a gesture of good will and community spirit.

Up until the mid 20th century, in the Western tradition, the hamper was a basket that could be delivered by hand to the lucky receiving family. Such hampers made ideal gifts, and the willow basket made for a useful item around the house or farm.

Hampers Today

Hampers today have become a very popular way of expressing seasonal good spirit at Christmas.

We believe in preserving this traditional sense of good will here at interHAMPER, which is why we have presented you with a wide choice of hampers perfect for showing your love and good will for your family or friends.

Why Choose interHAMPER?

Honest Hampers

We are a small, family-run business that's been selling good honest hampers online since 1999.

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Free Candy Canes

Every Christmas order includes a free sprinkle of peppermint candy canes.

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Free Name a Rose Gift

We can add an optional FREE Name a Rose gift card to your order, if you like, its a lovely little extra treat and its free! Enjoy x.

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We deliver throughout mainland UK for just £3.99. (We also deliver to Northern Ireland and offer Saturday, Sunday and morning deliveries too)

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