Hampers – chances are you’ve sent one or received one. We all know what to expect: distinctive baskets filled with flowers, greeting cards, and sometimes a little essence of chicken or a bottle of wine, if you’re lucky.
Beyond what we know of the traditional hamper, however, are unique gift baskets that put the generic crackers and wine offerings to shame. From a whole case of craft beer to boxes of durian treats, here are 10 best hamper delivery services for all occasions.
It’s a well-known fact that eating chocolates increases your endorphin levels – that hormone that makes you happy. For loved ones in need of good vibes, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier makes a variety of artisanal hampers filled with everything from chocolates to macarons, meringues, and even champagne.
Handmade in French tradition, the chocolates are beautifully presented in their signature mint green packaging.
Image adapted from: @laurentbernardchocolatier
The hampers start at $99, and are customisable depending on the occasion they are intended for. To brighten up your recipient’s day, send something small like the hamper chocolate discovery ($99), which comes with three tins of chocolate candies and a bar of chocolate.
Otherwise, go all out with the Celebration Hamper ($329), if you really want to splurge on that special someone. This one comes with seven types of chocolates and cookies and a bottle of red wine packaged in a velvet-lined leather box.
Price: From $99
Delivery: $12 for next-day delivery | $25 for same-day delivery
Address: 80 Mohammad Sultan Road #01-11, The Pier at Robertson Quay, Singapore 239013
Contact: 9725 0579 | Laurent Bernard Chocolatier website
The 50 Shades Of Pink hamper ($168) is chock-full of pampering essentials for major R&R.
Image credit: The Hamper Story
If you’re big on practicality and don’t want to gift people pretty but useless knick-knacks, consider The Hamper Story. Not only do they specialise in hampers with practical and high quality items without sky-high markups, but they also allow full customisation.
If there are specific items you wish to add to an existing hamper in their catalogue, just say the word – within a reasonable timeframe for them to procure said item, of course.
The Godfather hamper ($308) contains premium items like Glenfiddich whisky, artisanal chocolates, and truffle chips.
Image credit: The Hamper Story
You’ll also be doing good, as My Hamper Story supports local businesses when sourcing their hamper items. Plus, their hampers are environmentally-friendly and free of unnecessary plastic wrapping – and you can repurpose the various aesthetic carriers which include rustic wooden boxes and atas leatherite crates.
Here’s a way to give someone a taste of the world without the heavy price tag. Thirsty offers a selection of international craft beers in gift boxes for your hops-loving friends.
Journey to Australia beer box ($55)
Image credit: @thirstybeershop
They have a Journey to Australia discovery box ($55), that has pilsners, ales, and lagers all from down under.
Image credit: @thirstybeershop
Each box comes with a choice of either nine beers, or eight beers and a beer glass if you decide to forgo the last can. They’re themed for just about any occasion, like Hoppy Birthday ($55) for turning a year older, and Hoppily Ever After ($55) for newly-weds.
Starting at $50 for a box of nine beers, these gift sets are an affordable option for the sender with a lot of heart, but not a lot of coin.
Price: From $50
Delivery: Free same-day delivery before 4PM | Express delivery at $20
Address: 8 Lorong Bakar Batu #04-07, Singapore 348743
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-6PM
Contact: 9234 7216 | Thirsty website
There’s nothing cheesy about sending over a hamper from The Cheese Shop, apart from the fact that these fully customisable baskets let you select every last wedge to create the perfect gift box.
Image adapted from: The Cheese Shop
There are more than 100 types of cheeses to choose from, including ones from France, Spain and Switzerland. You’ll even be able to pair your selection with sides like dried fruits, crackers and cured meats to create a DIY charcuterie experience at home.
Price: $20 for the basket, then fill it with as many cheeses as you wish
Delivery: $15 for minimum order of $50 | Free delivery for orders above $100
Address: Full list of The Cheese Shop outlets
Contact: 9152 3601 | The Cheese Shop website
Coffee lovers will have met their match with the coffee hampers by Bacha Coffee. The Moroccan coffee company offers customisable hampers and pre-set selections, for both the fussy and the indecisive.
Image credit: @bachacoffeeofficial
Starting at $83, the coffee hampers come with everything one would need to brew a smooth, rich cup o’ joe. The Bacha Heritage Gift Sets ($83) are the smallest ones available and come with three variations of coffee flavours. These are packed with a coffee mug, saucer, and even a silver spoon in addition to the Arabica coffee sachets.
Image adapted from: Bacha Coffee
There are more extravagant sets, like the Milano Morning Hamper ($330), which includes more coffee brewing tools like a coffee pot, gold filter and candy sticks to sweeten up your gift.
If you want to commemorate any festive occasion with a bang, balloons are certainly the way to go. And with Bearloon, you’ll be able to tag balloons to an array of gifts for your hamper, like flowers, chocolates and snacks.
Scroll through their website and you’ll find an array of balloon hampers for all sorts of celebrations. Gift a new mummy the Newborn Hamper (from $148), which comes with gifts for the baby, like a onesie, stuffed bunny and rattle. Or get a friend who’s missing trips overseas the Dagashi Gourmet Hamper ($148) that’s filled with snacks, candy and soda from Japan.
They offer free same-day delivery, as long as you place your orders before 2.30PM each day. For specific time slots, there’s a $25 charge.
Price: From $98
Delivery: Free same-day delivery for orders placed before 2.30PM | $25 for specific time slots
Address: 22 New Industrial Road Singapore, #03-22 Primax, Singapore 536208
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-5PM (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 8383 3104 | Bearloon website
If there’s one thing we know about durian lovers, no thorny shell or pungent smell will stop them from getting to those nuggets of bittersweet gold. If you count yourself a fan, you will be happy to know that Golden Moments offers durian dessert gift bundles with 90-minute delivery. Filled with treats like durian ice cream, mochi and even puffs, the hampers are perfect for those who love durian, but the mess, not so much.
Image credit: @goldenmomentssg
Starting from $84, these are the only durian dessert hampers on the market so far.
Price: From $84
Delivery: $15 islandwide delivery within 90 minutes of ordering
Address: 110 Lor 23 Geylang, #07-13 Victory Centre, Singapore 388410
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-6PM
Contact: 8766 8960 | Golden Moments website
For a gift for your tea-spilling besties, the tea hampers offered at TWG Tea are ideal for a hot gossip sesh at home.
$261 fetches you a Classic Tea Hamper. The tea-riffic treats in this box includes two types of teas, chocolate bars, and tea jelly. Additionally you’ll get a pair of teacups and saucers, and a silver-plated tea scoop for you to host your own tea party at home.
Image credit: TWG Singapore
You can add on in decadence to these gift sets, with their unique tea-themed additions like tea-scented candles and teapots.
Image adapted from: TWG tea
When in doubt about what to gift in a hamper, chicken essence is quite the fail-proof option. And if you’re a person of tradition, you can pick up a Nourishing Chicken Essence hamper ($138) from Eu Yan Sang.
Here, the homegrown brand’s chicken essence is presented in a basket alongside some of their signature products, including essence of fish and a pack of herbs to make tonic soup.
Image adapted from: @juneoesque
Perfect for the elderly, or for those feeling under the weather, these hampers are a great way to wish your loved ones better health.
Delivery: $13 for orders less than $120 | Free same-day delivery for orders made before 9AM
Address: 21 Tai Seng Drive, Eu Yan Sang Centre, Singapore 535223
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6PM (Closed on Saturdays & Sunday)
Contact: 1800 888 1879 | Eu Yan Sang website
Fruit hampers are a safe choice when you’re unsure of what to get your recipient but still want to make a good impression, especially when you fill them with quality seasonal fruits like the ones from MomoBud SG. Here, you can customise a basket with exotic choices like Japanese Komitsu honey apples, medjool dates from Jordan and strawberries from Korea.
Start by picking a price point for your hamper (from $100), then indicate the fruits you want included in the selection. Because MomoBud SG only uses whatever is in season, hampers will vary throughout the year.
Price: From $100
Delivery: $7 for minimum order of $50 | Free delivery for orders above $100
Address: 138 Robinson Road #02-32 Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-7PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-3PM (Closed on PH)
Contact: 9834 8923 | MomoBud SG website
There’s no escaping the truffle trend in Singapore. It’s on our fries, pastas and pizzas. Chances are, you may also have a loved one who enjoys all things truffle. If they call themselves a truffle enthusiast, Da Paolo Gastronomia offers a truffle hamper filled with an assortment of truffle products direct from Italy. At just $99.90, you’ll get truffle oil, truffle honey, truffle balsamic glaze and a box of chocolate truffles.
The festive version of the truffle hamper included truffle honey as well.
Image adapted from: Da Paolo Gastronomia
The hamper is a great option for any home cook looking to subtly elevate their dishes. If you’re unsure of what to pair your truffles with, these would go nicely with fresh breads that are also available for delivery from Da Paolo Gastronomia. They offer 2-day delivery for orders made before noon, as well as pickup if you’re in a hurry.
Delivery: $20 per location for minimum order of $60 | Free delivery for orders above $250
Contact: Da Paolo Gastronomia website
Hampers have become synonymous with celebrations, love and well wishes. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your newly engaged colleague, or just want to show some love to a friend, you should be able to find something on this list that works.
If hampers aren’t your thing, check out:
Cover image adapted from: Thirsty, The Cheese Shop, Bacha Coffee
This article contains partial partnership content. However, all opinions are ours.
Article originally published on 7th March 2022 by Cherisse Goldwich. Last updated by Renae Cheng on 28th June 2022.
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