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Last Minute Gift Packaging Checklist

6 December 2023

This time of year is perfect to take stock and ensure you have everything you need for the last-minute Christmas rush. Some customers will leave their shopping until right before the big day, you don’t want to lose those purchases due to lack of stock.

We make topping up your packaging range easy. Standard delivery is free over £175 ex VAT for all orders to the UK mainland. For orders under this amount the standard delivery charge is £9.95. We aim to send orders next working day (unless palletised), but just note this isn't guaranteed. Ensure you leave yourself enough time for your order to get to you.

A successful festive finale to the year

Gift Hampers

First on your list should be the making sure you have enough hampers. We’re not just talking about wicker hamper baskets. This could be hamper boxes, wooden and cardboard bottle boxes, hamper trays and more. Our traditional and highly popular wooden and wicker products are complemented by attractive and contemporary boxes made from high grade cardboard and coated with premium quality coloured paper.

Empty wicker hampers are popular with a wide range of retailers as well as PR firms and businesses looking for ways to present original and exclusive corporate gifts. Wooden wine boxes feature a robust construction, a sliding front panel and strong rope handles. All our cardboard wine boxes come fully assembled to save you time and are made from recycled board coated with red, black or natural paper.

The best news is that all our hamper baskets, boxes and trays are available at competitive wholesale prices. This gives you scope to create even more exclusive premium quality gift packages at an attractive cost.

Void Fill

As you already know, void fill such as shredded paper and wood wool can enhance your gifting range. Not only does it give a high-quality look to your hampers and inject some texture and colour, but it also helps protect the contents of your hampers. Ensure you have plenty of stock on hand ready to create a filled hamper or bottle box at a moment’s notice.

Our FSC shredded paper and wood wool is available in various colours. It's ideal for gifting, hamper making and cosmetics packaging. Using shredded paper for your packaging will enhance the presentation of your gift hampers and create an unboxing experience that your customers won't forget. In a variety of colours, from neutrals to vibrant shades, it’s a no-brainer for Christmas gifting. What’s more, if you still have stock leftover after Christmas, you can reuse for January sales and Valentine’s Day hampers.

Last minute check list for gift packaging over Christmas

Ribbons & Bows

Creating an appealing range of hampers will help you stand out from the crowd. Don’t lose sight of the small finishing touches. Double-faced satin ribbon gives your hampers a professional finish. We stock a variety of colours and styles to add a bit of final finesse.

It can be hard to gauge how much ribbon you’ll need for each hamper, tray or box. A handy tip from us? Measure how much you use for each product then you can get a better idea of the amount you need to see you through the festive season.

Transit Packaging

Don’t just concentrate on the stock you need for offline purchases. If you’re an online business, then keeping track of transit packaging is just as important. Our transit packaging supplies include outer boxes, postal boxes and bottle packaging for all your shipping requirements.

Our easy-to-assemble postal boxes are ideal for shipping goods through the postal and courier systems. These low-cost flat pack postal boxes are also an affordable hamper option for subscriptions boxes, beauty products, clothing and more. As they’re flat pack you’ll be able to store them over Christmas and for as long as you need after that.

Last Despatch Day Reminder

We'll continue to despatch orders until the last courier collection from our warehouse on Wednesday 20th December around 3pm. We aim to send all orders on a next working day service (unless palletised) but it's important to allow 1-3 working days. This is especially true at Christmas when courier services are at their busiest.

Call our team as soon as possible if you need last minute stock urgently and we'll do our best to meet your requirements.