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Alternative Gift Packaging Ideas

17 June 2024

It all started with the wicker hamper basket back in 1864. From there, we’ve expanded our range to include a variety of gift packaging options. Why? Because we wanted to bring in cost-effective alternatives that still look great within your retail space.

Alternative gift packaging ideas

From wooden crates and bottle boxes to bamboo board - there’s something for every budget. Plus, we offer free delivery on orders over £175 ex VAT, no minimums and next day delivery if you order before 3pm.

Wooden Hamper Crates

Starting with our wooden hamper crates. These are a great option for businesses looking for a packaging option with added rustic charm. These sturdy containers are durable and reusable, making them a sustainable choice. Customers are increasing their awareness when it comes to sustainability so this is a great choice.

The crate is perfect for showcasing artisanal products, gourmet foods, or corporate gift packages. Wine, port or cheese often find natural homes in one of our wooden crates or trays. The robust and well-finished construction means this packaging option often finds a useful role around the home. That's even after the gift products are removed.

Bottle Baskets & Baskets

For businesses in the beverage industry or those looking for bottled gift items, bottle baskets and bottle boxes are a great choice. Wooden wine boxes feature a robust construction. They're designed with a sliding front panel and rope handle. All our wine boxes come assembled to save you time. The lid of the bottle box can also be laser engraved with your logo, company name or chosen message. Just get in touch to learn more or head to our Branding & Bespoke page.

Our wicker bottle carriers are double steamed which gives them a luxurious, honey-coloured finish. Bottle baskets are not only visually-appealing but also functional. Recipients can reuse them for picnics, as storage for household items or as a decorative element in their house. This dual-purpose packaging ensures that your brand remains in the minds of your customers long after the gift has been enjoyed.

Bamboo & Slate Boards

Our bamboo and slate boards are an innovative packaging solution that doubles as a gift item. These boards are perfect for presenting gourmet food items such as cheese, charcuterie, pastries or baked goods. The natural materials add a touch of elegance, making your gift stand out.

Like all our gifting products, the real beauty of this packaging lies in its reusability. Once the food has been enjoyed, the recipient has a high-quality serving board that can be used for years to come. This not only adds value to your gift but ensures that your brand is associated with quality and practicality. This will have your customers coming back to you time and time again.

alternative gift packaging ideas including wooden hampers and slate boards

Shopping Baskets & Bags

Shopping baskets and bags are another versatile and stylish packaging option. They're available in various designs. The shopping baskets are made from wicker and fit a range of retail looks. They are ideal for creating gift hampers filled with a variety of products. From fresh produce and gourmet treats to beauty products and home goods.

We also recently added jute bags to our range. Whilst they work in retail environments, they also look great as a gifting container. Like our wooden bottle boxes, they can also be customised in high volumes. One of the main advantages of shopping baskets is their practicality. Recipients can reuse them for shopping, storage or as decorative pieces in their homes. This sustainable option not only reduces waste but can also hold a lot of gifts.


Adding alternative gift packaging into your business strategy can elevate your brand. It can also leave a lasting impression on your customers. Wooden crates, bottle boxes, bamboo and slate boards and shopping baskets enhance the presentation of your gifts. They also add value through their reusability and functionality to the customer.

Ready to take your gift packaging to the next level? Look at our fully gift packaging range. If you're still not quite sure what you're looking for, give our team a call or pop us an email and we can help.