The Best Christmas Hampers
By Shafiya Nawzer
There is something exciting about receiving a hamper as a gift – opening it up and rummaging inside to unearth not one, but many gifts, all carefully thought out to complement one another. With everything that’s happened this year, there’s no better time to show some love and send an extra special gift hamper. There is no greater joy than receiving a hamper full of treats at Christmas time. With so many options to choose from, there’s a Christmas hamper to satisfy even the pickiest of people.
Here is our selection of what we believe are the best Christmas hampers, ranging from flowers to balloons.
When we think of hampers, we generally think of food and drink but not this time; Oopsy Daisy has created a lovely hamper full of botanical elements to bring some festive cheer to your home.
Oopsy Daisy is a florist founded by Hafsah Cader. They curate bouquets for all kinds of needs and also enjoy curating unusual arrangements and personalising them according to the customer’s taste.
This Christmas they offer The Jolly Ginger Bread Box, Clumsy Mini Christmas Trees, Elves Candy Cane, and many more that are ideal for gifting this season. They always love to experiment with unusual flowers, colours, and techniques that leave a ‘wow’ factor with their customers.
Instagram - Oopsydaisylk
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Contact details – 0776322449
Boxalaté offers customised gift boxes that are carefully designed to suit every occasion and person. They emphasis in making the most important people in your life feel loved and appreciated, and that a beautiful box says more than an ordinary gift card. They have a range of curated boxes which includes personalised boxes, corporate boxes, promotional boxes, and many more. Boxalaté makes sure not to gift the products alone, but are also filled with immense love and are customised to the exact requirements of their customers.
Boxalaté offers two ways to curate a gift box. Firstly, you could choose a box from the pre-curated gifts that are displayed on their Instagram feed/highlights. The other would be a ‘Build Your Own Box’ concept. Customers can choose from a wide range of products available.
This Christmas they have a wide range of beautifully wrapped gifts, cookies fresh out of the oven, and unexpected surprises from secret Santa. From Christmas cakes and oven baked cookies to gooey marshmallows and candy canes, this Christmas they have it all.
Instagram – boxalate.lk
Facebook - Boxalaté
Contact details – 077 580 6688
Hishma Hassan is the founder of small home-based business WaxTalx. She is a 13-year-old entrepreneur and makes scented candles and soaps during her free time. She started doing this as a hobby and a form of stress relief. WaxTalx is a passion project. They make a variety of hand-poured scented candles and soaps of customers’ preference. All the ingredients they use are locally sourced and mostly chemical-free. They try their best to make sure all their products are eco-friendly and cause minimum impact on the environment.
They have prepared an exciting Christmas themed gift hamper which includes - three red and three green coloured candles. You can customise your candles with the available seasonal fragrances.
Visit their website for more details www.ladylife.lk
Instagram – waxtalx
Confetti is a team of three best-friends who always wanted to do business together; they spontaneously started an event planning business during the lockdown after studying the hype about the industry.
They enjoy the process and love the idea of creating unique gifts using balloons as the core element. The brand aims to serve its consumers with unique gifting solutions and balloon deco for a reasonable price.
For this season they have quite a selection of gifting options – a confetti Christmas hamper, red/white matte Christmas hamper, and Christmas balloon ornament with lights. The gift hampers include a mini Santa, cookies, a Christmas ornament, and a Santa hat. They are also the pioneers in introducing hot air balloon hampers, flower balloon bouquets, and balloon cones in Sri Lanka.
Contact Details – 0778968804/ 0776332952
Instagram - confettico.lk
Their journey began with co-founder Amathulla Nazmideen, who brought a team together to deliver her passion for events and experiences to the next level. They asked themselves, “what really, unites people” and started to realise that it could be more memorable, powerful and eternal than ‘a story’. In 2016 they vowed to contribute their best to represent originality, innovation, and creativity. Kreative Story is a one-stop outlet for all creative gifts and event organising. They create unique, artistic, and long-lasting memories through their original ideas together with desired concepts. They are determined to celebrate all occasions throughout the year and Christmas to them means brightness and happiness in the air. This season they offer customised gift hampers suitable for everyone to make Christmas more creative. They also have started their first International outlet in the UK recently; this enables shoppers to send gifts through them.
Instagram – kreativestory
Facebook - Kréative Story
Contact details – 077 085 8555
MAZE is a locally designed and produced sock brand. They recently released a new pick and choose a gift box where you can pick from their famous designs and gift it in a custom-made box. Prabath Seneviratne, MAZE Owner, and Founder added, “I am excited to release these gift boxes in time for Christmas this year. We hope these gift boxes make it a tad bit easier for busy shoppers to find a thoughtful, tasteful, and gorgeous gift to thank their friends and loved ones, despite going through an unprecedented time.”
All MAZE socks universally fit, so you don’t have to think twice about sizes. The MAZE pick and choose gift boxes can be purchased at their store at One Galle Face Mall, on Level 05, where they will pack and deliver it to the recipient’s doorstep. Each purchase of MAZE socks on their site or their retail store sees a donation towards the upkeep of Prithipura Communities, a charity providing loving homes for people living with disabilities in Sri Lanka.
Instagram and Facebook – mazeted
Contact Details - 077 066 6293