Bringing joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting

One of the UK’s biggest and most loved hamper companies

Here to help you celebrate all occasions in style

With humble beginnings, hampers.com started out as a fish farm business in the Oxfordshire countryside in 1979 and traded as Clearwater hampers. Back then, we sent trout and smoked salmon products via mail order alongside various other food gifts. Quite different to where we’re at now.

We have remained in Oxfordshire throughout, changing the name to hamper.com, the home of Clearwater hampers in 2015 and becoming hampers.com in 2020, as we felt adding the 's' better represented what we do as a business. One thing has always remained consistent and that is that we pride ourselves on being a team, who cares in the same way that you do. We believe in triggering memories and creating happiness through our personal touch, capturing the essence of this through a wonderful gift that is much more than just a gift - it’s an experience.

1979

Clearwater Hampers mail order founded

1996

hamper.com launched

1998

Revolutionary create your own hamper launched one hamper.com

2003

Queen's award for export

2011

Milestone 100,000 hampers sold in one year

2013

Moved to Milton Park, Oxford

2016

Range increased to 350 hampers

2020

Launched our rebranded website, introduced a fresh new range and doubled capacity

Bringing joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting

Our 2,000sq m combined office and warehouse can be found within Milton Park, Abingdon, and features the very latest secure racking and safe storage facilities, including permanent refrigeration units to keep all food and drink at optimum temperatures.

This is complemented by a state-of-the-art picking system that allows our team to accurately handle the high volumes of orders that come through hampers.com every year, especially considering ALL hampers are picked, packed and posted by hand.

Capturing the essence through a wonderful gifting experience

We do this because we know how important it is that when the gift from you is opened, it feels thoughtful, personal and is presented to the highest of standards. It’s all part of how we bring joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting.

Triggering memories and creating happiness

It’s not as simple as just filling a hamper with a few gourmet foods and drinks and hoping it ticks the right boxes, so that someone will love the treat you surprise them with.

Everyone at hampers.com is a gifting expert; we strive for accuracy, precision and complete care with every single hamper that we design, create and build for you and for them, by hand.

We work with some of the finest and most reliable suppliers who offer the very best food and drink items that we know you and they will love. And all of our orders are packed with tender love and care to ensure your loved one receives a gift they’ll never forget.

We always endeavour to source our products responsibly and therefore only work with UK suppliers that we have diligently selected, to ensure that we are minimising our impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to the community - where it matters most.

We live and breathe our vision

Our vision is to bring joy and wholehearted togetherness through gifting.

We aspire to do this in a number of ways, - by being a team that cares in the same way you do, by triggering memories and creating happiness through our personal touch, capturing the essence of this through a wonderful gift that is an experience, and minimising our impact on the environment and making a positive impact on our community.

We understand that you want a gift for someone truly special or remarkable in your life that conveys just how much you care.

We pride ourselves on being a team who cares the same way you do and that’s why our gifting experts have put so much time and effort into creating a truly luxurious range of gift hampers that you’d be more than proud to put your name next to.

Whatever your reason for surprising someone to a food and drink hamper, we want to help capture the essence of the moment; helping to create smiles, trigger memories and spread happiness.

And we do all of this while working hard to minimise our impact on the environment and maximising our positive impact on the local community.

Meet the team

As you’d appreciate, we’re all about the people.

We believe that people come first, and we’ve surrounded ourselves with a truly fantastic team who understands you want your gifts to be as meaningful as if you’d hand-picked them off the shelf yourself.

Get to know the team who put you and your gifting experience first:

Patrick Gore

Managing Director

Hannah Lia

Operations Director

Phil Davies

Sales & Marketing Director

Vitali Kamroves

IT Manager

Russell Bradley

Warehouse Manager

Gavin Blake

Goods In Manager

Rob Anders

Packing Manager

Nicole Gibbons

Customer Service Manager

Laura Knox

Corporate Account Manager

Mark Wright

Corporate Account Manager

Totoro

Paw-sonal Assistant

Patrick Gore

Managing Director

Patrick has many years experience running businesses of various shapes and sizes, from professional rugby clubs to a nationwide value-for-money retailer. His favourite hamper is the Luxury Port & Cheese Hamper.

Hannah Lia

Operations Director

Hannah has previously worked at a senior level in motor finance where she headed up the Project Management function and led an exceptionally successful team to deliver large scale change projects. Her favourite hamper is The Prestige Food & Wine Hamper.

Phil Davies

Sales & Marketing Director

Phil has been with hampers.com since 2014, in which time he has doubled sales and grown the sales team from two to seven full-time members of staff. His favourite hamper is the Wine, Cheese & Pate Hamper.

Vitali Kamroves

IT Manager

Lithuanian-born, Vitali is the ‘problem fixer’ at hampers.com. If there’s an IT issue, anything at all, he is the best man for the job. His favourite hamper is the Craft Beer Hamper.

Russell Bradley

Warehouse Manager

Russell’s job is to oversee everything within the warehouse and make sure that all hampers purchased online get out the door on time, in the most pristine condition. His favourite hamper is The Cheese Lovers Hamper.

Gavin Blake

Goods In Manager

Gavin has worked at hampers.com for 4 years and is the master of stock and making sure all components are top quality. He’s also the joker of the team and ensures there is joy in the warehouse. His favourite hamper is Sweet Treats For Her.

Rob Anders

Packing Manager

Rob’s job is to oversee all the gifting experts within hampers.com, and his keen eye on packing means that all hampers are sent out at the very highest standard. His favourite hamper is the Best of Both Wine Gift Box.

Nicole Gibbons

Customer Service Manager

Nicole has a wealth of experience within FMCG and is in charge of customer happiness - she’s the hampers.com Customer Champion. Her favourite hamper is the Boozy Afternoon Tea Hamper.

Laura Knox

Corporate Account Manager

Laura has been part of the sales team for several years now; you could say she is our Gift Specialist. Her knowledge of all things ‘hampers.com’ means she is always happy to lend a hand to any department. Her favourite hamper is the Prosecco and Treats hamper.

Mark Wright

Corporate Account Manager

With years of sales knowledge, Mark has a wealth of experience and is happy to help with any corporate hamper needs. Wednesday evenings you will usually see him head out the door promptly to train the Didcot Girls Football Team who hampers.com happily sponsor. His favourite hamper is Bearing Gifts.

Totoro

Paw-sonal Assistant

Totoro is of the sausage dog variety and, although originally bred to hunt small animals, Totoro has decided to move away from her breeding heritage to persue a career as a Paw-sonal Assistant at hampers.com. She is tasked with giving out cuddles to those in the office who need it and is partial to a rich tea biscuit.

If you fancy joining our wonderful team, drop us an email at [email protected].

Everything you need to know about us:

 

Address: Milton Park, 36 Innovation Dr, Milton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1235 833732 Email: [email protected] VAT number: 907467994 Company registration number: 6167203