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☘ COMPETITION: Simply guess how many chocolate gold coins are in this gift basket to win a Christmas hamper worth £50! 🎁 Comment a number below, competition ends Friday 8th December. Good luck!

🎄 View our Christmas hamper range here:

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We're excited to announce that our brand new 2017/18 hamper range is now available. Whether you're looking for a gift for someone special or deserve a treat for yourself, you'll find the perfect hamper for any occasion!

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Dud you know that today (25th July) is the official wine and cheese day? What better excuse do you need to treat yourself? Browse our luxury wine and cheese hampers here:

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There's often confusion about what a gift hamper is. Here's our definition and an insight into what types of hamper are most popular (based on our sales stats) over the past 4 years 👉

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Did you know our hampers are hand packed and shipped next day in the UK for free? View the full hamper range here:

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Struggling to find the perfect gift hamper? Create your own personalised bespoke hamper here:
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NAME THE HAMPER AND WIN! Come up with a name for our Father's Day Beer Hamper in the image below and add your name in the comments section. The winning name will be used on our site and the lucky winner will also receive the hamper worth £32 - Perfect for treating Dad. Earn additional entries here

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Hampers have evolved over time to match the ever-changing trends of the period. Over the centuries, traditional hampers have comprised of food and drink items carried in a wicker basket to take on a day out, to a show or to enjoy tucking into on a warm summer's day as a picnic.

In more recent times hampers have evolved into a complete gift and given as a present to thank you, happy birthday, Merry Christmas and for other special occasions. These food gifts are often referred to as gift hampers for this reason and may or may not include the traditional wicker basket. Instead, more commonly this food hamper includes a gift box, a gift bag, an open basket or is presented on a gift tray.

From the Middles Ages to Modern Day
One of the earliest recorded uses of hampers dates to the 11th century and William the Conqueror who is credited with bringing them to England. The word ‘hamper’ comes from the French ‘hanapier’ meaning ‘a case for goblets’.

The tradition of giving hampers as gifts began much later, in the Victorian period. Wealthy families would put together a basket of food and drink and present it to their staff at Christmas. The enhancement of the railway system allowed for gifts to be sent over much longer distances, increasing the popularity of Christmas gift hampers.

As it became easier to import goods from countries all over the world, the contents of gift hampers improved and diversified. Although they were traditionally just for Christmas, their popularity meant they were used for other events, including as gifts for birthdays.

During World War One, gift hampers were donated to the Red Cross to be sent to soldiers and prisoners of war overseas. Giving them a welcome care package and a taste of home on the front lines.

A hamper as we would call it in the UK is generally referred to as a gift basket, rather than a hamper. However, a hamper in the US is known as a clothes or laundry basket. The history of this was based around a gift in a basket which is given as a present to someone else, rather than for personal use that a traditional hamper would have been intended for.

Today, the word ‘hamper’ encapsulates these terms, so in the UK, ‘gift basket’, ‘gift hamper’, and ‘hamper’ all mean the same thing.

Modern gift hampers are given for a wide range of occasions and are delivered to destinations all over the world. You can send modern day hampers to Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand and many more international destinations.

Ten years ago, created a service that gave customers the opportunity to build a personalised hamper that they knew the recipient would love. The Create Your Own Hamper tool gives users the ability to choose from over 150 food and drink items.

As tastes continue to develop and evolve, so will’s extensive range of gift hampers. From the smallest gift basket to the biggest hamper, celebrate your next special occasion with

Hampers for all occasions

For over 40 years, the retail store for Clearwater Hampers, have been selling hampers to send as gifts to family, friends and business colleagues. We can send gifts to countries all over the world and if you order before 2pm you can take advantage of free UK delivery. Browse our range of luxury hampers and send a hamper full of history, love and amazing products!

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Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your dad, stepdad and grandad how much they mean to you. has a fantastic collection of Father’s Day hampers that are packed with delicious treats that he’ll love but if you’re looking to give a truly personal gift, then we can help!

With our ‘Create Your Own Hamper’ tool you can build a personal gift from scratch, choosing from over 150 food and drink items to create a hamper you know he’ll love.

Build a Father’s Day Gift Hamper
From smoked meats and indulgent cheeses to craft beers and ales, create the perfect gift hamper for him this Father's Day!

Meat & Fish

Smoked chicken, duck and salmon are all available when choosing your items. Perfect for adding a touch of luxury, we source all our meat and fish from the best possible suppliers. For the ultimate indulgent treat, then why not add award-winning Scottish sliced venison?

If he is a bit of a 'foodie', then why not choose a gift basket from our delicious food hampers collection! Each one is packed with a wide range of treats from the finest suppliers.


Cheese is always a popular addition to a gift hamper and we have several indulgent cheeses to choose from. The Applewood Smoked Cheddar Wedge and Snowdonia Black Bomber are just two of the delicious selections available if you know he loves cheese!

If you'd rather not start from scratch with a hamper, then why not choose the Port and Cheese Hamper. Featuring Wensleydale with Mango & Orange as well as the delicious Cheddar, he'll love this luxury present.


From dark chocolate pastilles and chilli truffles to raspberry bites and Belgian chocolate hazelnut thins, we have a fantastic collection of chocolate treats available. Discover our full range of chocolates that are perfect for a Father’s Day hamper!


Choose from traditional beer favourites like Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona Extra or spoil him with unique alternatives like Hunters Brewery ales and James Boag lager. Browse's range of luxury beer hampers for the perfect gift for a beer lover!

If your dad prefers wine, then we have a wonderful selection of reds, whites and rosés from vineyards all over the world. For the ultimate alcohol treat, choose whiskey, Champagne or Port!

Alternatively, if you're looking for an alcohol free gift this Father's Day, then why not view our fantastic collection of alcohol free gift hampers. Perfect for putting a smile on his face without the hangover!

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Discover the full range of next day hampers that we have available, perfect for Father's Day and many other occasions!

Buy a gift hamper before 2pm each day to be eligible for free next day UK delivery! Whether you're creating your own gift hamper or selecting one of our existing gifts, you can choose your preferred date of delivery to ensure it arrives in time for Father's Day.

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Although Mother’s Day is celebrated in the UK in the March, countries all over the world celebrate mums on different dates. International Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of May in a variety of different countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA.

Mother’s Day Gift Hampers
Many European countries, such as Germany, Italy, Greece and Belgium also celebrate on this day as well as some Asian nations like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and India.

If you live in one of these countries and you’d like to send a gift to your mum or grandma in the UK, then look no further than! Discover our fantastic collection of Mother’s Day gift hampers that are available with free UK delivery.

Best Mum Luxury Hamper (£49)

The Best Mum Luxury Hamper is filled with delicious treats that show her how much she is appreciated! From luxury sweet treats to a fragrant scented candle, she’ll love this gift that is carefully hand packed in a wicker hamper.

The Elegance (£42)

The specialists at choose only the finest goodies to go into our fantastic Mother’s Day hampers. The Elegance gift hamper features a range of sweet and savoury treats that are accompanied by a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina.

Tea & Treats For Mum (£29)

Perfect for a relaxing and soothing day, the Tea & Treats For Mum has everything she needs to unwind after a busy day. From moist cherry and almond fruitcake to a Hardys Best Mum chocolate bar, she’ll love this wonderful hamper.

Mother’s Day Champagne Hamper (£89)

The Mother’s Day Champagne Hamper is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, packed with a fantastic range of treats and goodies including a bottle of Autreau Roualet Brut NV Champagne! The Champagne is the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate nibbles within the hamper! As with all of our Mother’s Day hampers, this gift is eligible for free UK delivery.

International Gift Hampers

As well as delivering gift hampers to mums in the UK, we have a fantastic international delivery service that brings hampers to people in countries all over the world. If you’re mum or grandma is in the USA, Canada, Australia or elsewhere, discover our fantastic range of gift hampers that are eligible for international delivery!
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