With Christmas coming on thick and fast, it’s fascinating to have an insider view on what it’s like for you, as you prepare for the festive season. Highland Fayre has been a loyal customer for many years and we have worked with them on bespoke projects, as well as supplying them with gift packaging from our standard range. We asked Stewart Donaldson to explain what it’s like preparing to supply the nation with luxury filled Christmas hampers at what’s possibly for most of us, the craziest time of year.
With only 6 weeks left until Christmas, it is all action stations here at Highland Fayre HQ. At this time of year, our phones are running off the hook as we start fulfilling orders for corporate customers, before the flurry of orders start coming through from our private customers gifting family and friends.
To tell you the truth, we have been getting ready for this year’s festive season since April. That level of preparation now puts us above those who have their Crimbo shopping finished by September (*Cough, my mum) and those who have their decorations up in November.
Last week we launched our 2013/14 collection of Luxury Hampers. With over 80 brand new hampers created for both highlandfayre.co.uk and christmashamper.com, it’s our biggest range since the company’s inception back in 1985.
Just some of the brands new to Highland Fayre this year are Cocoa Ooze and Kindness Bakery, who represent some of the highest quality home grown produce Scotland has to offer. Luxury handmade chocolate company Cocoa Ooze has only been running since 2008, while Kindness Bakery is steeped in family tradition, with its delicious recipes being handed down from generation to generation.
Unlike many other hamper companies, we create all of our gift hampers in-house, and are in full production packaging all our Corporate Hamper orders for Xmas.
Personalised wine and Champagne are expected to be one of our top selling items among our private customers this festive season. More and more of our customers have been using this service throughout the year when gifting for birthdays, weddings or just saying thank you to someone special.
If you would like help finding the perfect gift this Christmas then please give us a call or visit our websites. Highland Fayre’s dedicated sales team are more than happy to assist you in creating the perfect luxury hampers that meet your exact requirements.
Highland Fayre’s 3 top tips for choosing Christmas hampers for clients and staff
- Think of the whole family – after all, the contents of Christmas hampers are shared by all.
- Choose hampers that can be shared and enjoyed by the whole office. A gift basket with a selection of cakes, crisps and chocolates are ideal for this type of situation.
- Get personal – add your own personal touch to luxury hampers with a special message.
For more tips on how to gift staff this Christmas visit our hamper blog.