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What to Put in a Hamper?
Published on 30/07/2021 Updated on 30/07/2021
Empty Wicker Hamper Basket, Lidded (Extra-Large 18")

What to Put in a Hamper?

There are endless reasons to send someone a hamper, they are, after all, the perfect gift for just about any occasion. But what to put in a hamper for a gift you’ll know they’ll love? We stock a huge range of hampers so you can find the ideal gift in just a few clicks. Plus, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t worry, we have a create your own option so you can select precisely what you want. To help get you started, we’ve put together a few of our favourite ideas for packing the perfect hamper for a colleague, friend or loved one.

What to put in a food hamper

Whatever tickles their tastebuds, we’re sure to have an ideal hamper for your chosen recipient. If you’re putting together a hamper full of indulgent snacks and treats, why not consider some of the following as great additions to a food hamper?


Who doesn’t love cheese? As a tasty savoury snack, and the perfect accompaniment to wine, a cheese board is a fantastic gift for any foodie. Our Ploughman’s Choice Hamper with Red Wine comes with everything needed to indulge, including pâte, pickled shallots, chutney, oatcakes, and crisps. The delicious cheese selection of this hamper comes with both brie and cheddar, plus a bottle of wine to perfectly pair with it all.


A delight for anyone with a sweet tooth, a chocolate hamper can be a real treat, be it for birthdays or any other occasion. Our chocolate lover’s hamper is just the thing for any chocoholic in your life. Coming with chocolate popcorn, biscuits, cake, and truffles, this delicious hamper is beautifully presented and an ideal option for when you want a truly indulgent gift.

Baked treats

Because there’s never a reason to not have some cake, we have a dedicated range of hampers that offer delicious baked goods! They’re fantastic for sharing, too, so ideal for gifting to an office or classroom. Our Fresh Muffin Basket will be a very welcome treat come coffee time, loaded with delicious muffins in chocolate, raspberry, and blueberry flavours, all presented in a hand-woven tray.

Luxury foods

The fun of a classic hamper is that they come with all sorts of gourmet treats you usually don’t get to indulge in – and that goes for many of the hampers in our range. Try our <Downton Hamper with Red Wine for a selection of delectable treats that will elevate any special occasion in the most delicious of ways. Coming with award-winning Cotswold cheese, spicy peanuts, as well as luxury jam, marmalade and biscuits, with a bottle of wine to finish, it’s sure to excite as a luxury food gift.


Still stuck on what to put in a food hamper? The classic fruit basket is the perfect solution. Colourful and striking, a fresh fruit hamper can cater to all sorts of diets and is sure to have something for everyone. Try our Exotic Fresh Fruit Gift Basket for a twist on the classic, including pineapple, mango, melon, passion fruit, lemon, oranges, kiwi and more.

What to put in a gift hamper for special occasions

When it comes to celebrations, putting together a bespoke hamper can really help to mark the occasion. At those times, it can seem doubly important to know what to put in a gift hamper for a real stand-out present. Here are just a few ideas:

Celebratory Items

Of course, hampers are very celebratory as they are, but Regency allows you to add some extra fun and flair with our range of celebratory extras. Is it someone’s birthday? Then take a look at our birthday hampers for a fantastic range that adds thoughtful extras like birthday cakes, or personalised glasses. Our Birthday Man Gift Hamper with Beer is ideal for brothers, dads, uncles, boyfriends, any guy in your life, and comes with delicious snacks including peanuts, pork crackling, pickle, cheese straws and lager, plus a personalised pint glass to serve it in.

Personalised messages

You can keep the personalised theme going with our range of personalised hampers and wooden boxes. This lovely range allows you to put your message right on the hamper, for a keepsake your recipient can treasure forever. Our Personalised Cheese and Pâte Selection Gift Box with Port is a delicious choice, and comes with Pâte, stilton, picked onions, relish, olives, crackers, peanuts and vintage port. Best of all, it’s all presented in a wooden box you can personalise with your own message — far better than a card!


Nothing says ‘celebration’ quite like champagne. Why not combine the excitement of champagne with the charm of a personalised gift with our Paul Langier Champagne Gift Box with Engraved Personalised Bottle for a real ‘wow’. Presented in a wooden gift box complete with bow, you can add your personal message right to the bottle, making it a wonderful choice for weddings, graduations, and all of life’s milestones.

Your choice of gift

If you don’t know what to put in a hamper to really make it pop, then we can make it even easier for you. Our create your own hamper option lays out all of our items so you can pick precisely what you want down to the ribbon. Select exactly what you want to add, whether that’s gourmet treats or blissful pampering products. Then, you can add all the thoughtful touches you please, including foil balloons, gift cakes, cards, teddies, and much more.

Of course, if you’d rather put together a DIY hamper yourself at home, we can still help. You can pack all the luxury items and gifts you’ve collected for a loved one in style using one of our empty hamper baskets. Not only will it make for exceptional presentation of your gifts, but the basket itself will make for an excellent present to be used again and again for picnics and more in the years to come.

Find the perfect hamper with Regency Hampers

Whether it's a hamper from our range, one you’ve created in our custom options, or a hamper made yourself at home with our ideas, Regency Hampers can help you create a gift that’s sure to be loved and remembered. View our full luxury hamper range.

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