Scottish food: the Father’s Day gift baskets he’s sure to enjoy

Shopping for a Father’s Day gift can be challenging, especially for a Dad who has everything. So, this year, why not think inside the box, or even a wicker basket, and buy him a Scottish food hamper.

We’ve talked to people who were a wee bit reluctant to send a gift basket. Then they sent one as a gift and were blown away by the reaction. (Don’t take our word for it, read our feedback here.) It’s one of the reasons why gift hampers are one of the most popular gifts at this time of year.

We asked Lee, Scottish Food and Hampers’ expert with over 15 years’ experience creating gifts for Dads and other loved ones, about some of the more common doubts people have about giving a Scottish food hamper as a gift and here is his advice …

Scottish Sweet Tooth Gift Selection
Scottish Sweet Tooth Gift Selection. Shop Now

One reason people can be hesitant about food hampers is that they seem impersonal. Is there a way to make the gift hamper more personal?

At Scottish Food and Hampers, we’ve developed a range of luxury hampers and gift boxes that suit all occasions, like our Sweet Tooth Gift Box, the Eriskay Cheese and Wine Selection and our Beer and Savoury Selection. These are hand-wrapped to order and include a gift card with your chosen message.

We also make it easy to add-on products such as a bottle of whisky, smoked meats or luxury chocolates to every one of our gift hampers, which adds a personal touch.

Additionally, if you’d like to create a truly personal gift, we also offer customers the opportunity to create their own Scottish hamper from scratch. It’s a three-step process. Begin by selecting your hamper style, then choose a personal selection of Scottish food and drink from over 250 fantastic products. Finally, tell us where you’d like it delivered and we’ll do the rest. So if you know someone who loves traditional Scottish treats for instance you can create the perfect hamper for them. Get creating.

Scottish Cheese and Red Wine from Bordeaux hamper
Eriskay Wine and Cheese Hamper selection, – Buy here

How far ahead should you order a gift basket for a major event like Father’s Day?

We encourage gift-givers to place their order for hampers as early as they can and to schedule delivery as well. This year we are seeing people book hampers earlier than ever. With the increase in demand we’ve seen for recently holidays, we’re asking customers to make sure they’re not disappointed and book their hampers now.

What is the biggest mistake people make when buying a gift hamper?

Make sure you’ve got the right size gift basket depending on whether you are sending it to an individual, a couple or a family.

Malt Whisky Lover’s Gift Selection – Shop here

When ordering for a celebration like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, do you have any helpful tips?

Take some time to think about some of the things you mum or dad likes – or maybe some new indulgence you’d like them to try. Show them you took the time to really consider what they enjoy.

Some of the top selling gifts for Father’s Day include our Taste of Scotland Hamper which includes favourites like Tunnocks Tea Cakes, Walkers Shortbread, Isle of Arran Cheese, Baxters Soups and Irn Bru Would you believe there are haggis flavoured crisps too? Or the perfect gift might be the Malt Whisky Lover’s selection which includes a bottle of Aberlour 10 year old single malt from Speyside.

Shop our entire range here.

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