Weighing up Christmas Gift Hampers

Food! Wine! Handmade chocolate truffles! It's no wonder the gift of treats delivered to the door at a stressful time of year is an increasingly popular one - with those giving and receiving!

With shopping malls and supermarkets descending deeper each year into pre-Christmas chaos, the Christmas hamper concept just keeps getting better. It's so easy to avoid the congested streets and grumpy shoppers by choosing a gift basket or hamper online from the comfort of home.

While it's easy to see the savings in time and stress, how do gift baskets rate when it comes to putting a dent in the wallet?

Those with the time and energy to put together their own hampers may be able to cut costs by scouting around for each special treat and searching for a cheap basket or gift box to put them in.

However, it's worth remembering that it's not just the individual contents that make up a Christmas hamper. The basket, cellophane, ribbons, wrapping and safe packaging - not to mention the time taken to track down all the best produce and arranging them carefully together - all add to the overall cost.

Weighing it all up, on balance it would be difficult to produce a homemade hamper for much less than a last-minute lifesaver from Gift Barn. In fact, given the reputation of a place like Gift Barn for high quality, you'll get a surprisingly good deal.

Their range of Christmas gift hampers are a triumph of festivity and include the makings of a fine Christmas celebration with treats including stuffed spanish olives, handmade cranberry and orange fudge, Christmas fruit mince pies, and Champagne. I can think of several friends who would find that hamper the most wonderful gift ever imagined!

For those in need of a last-minute gift, businesses such as Gift Barn offer a selection of pre-packed gift hampers and baskets containing a wide range of treats.

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Bruce Cornwell

My daughter has lived in New Zealand for over 10 years. We always send her and her family gifts for every occasion which costs and American arm and leg. I've looked many times to find a NZ Company I could order from to send local and the other day I found this company. I ordered one day and it was delivered the next. My daughter loved it. She said that the different products in the basket were the best quality and local products. I am so happy to have found this website. Thank you so much,

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Barbara Ryan

I've been on the receiving end of the Bennets premium chocolates. Very nice gift. So now I'm sending them as a birthday gift. This site is very easy to manage - with lots of other interesting gifts to choose from too.

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Angela Cahill

A fabulous experience was achieved by using Gift Barn to send a super special birthday surprise to my sister-in-law in New Zealand from my husband and self in the U.K. She loved it and it was received by courier on the day...Thank you Gift Barn.

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Kay Austin

My friend received her gift and was delighted with the contents and presentation. I was impressed with the quick delivery and hassle free service. Many thanks to The Gift Barn. I will certainly recommend and use your service again.

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Paula Riseborough

Brilliant choice and service. Excellent for overseas customers and the quality is always excellent. I will recommend to all ex-pat kiwis to use for family back home. Thank-you

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Margaret Brain

Delighted with the quick delivery, and stunning flowers sent- 3 Pink Gerbra. Recipient was also delighted. Very happy to recommend this company for outstanding customer service

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Lesley Gradek

Gift Barn makes it soooooo easy for us to send personal gifts to folks back home in NZ. Thank you for a wonderful service. I have used this company for many years. A satisfied repeat customer. Thanks to all at Girt Barn.

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Kiri Atkins Pakiri

Best online gift company! Great products, fast service, lovely helpful staff, always deliver quickly. Far exceed my expectations, guaranteed satisfaction every time. Recommend 100%!! Can't thank you enough :))

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Nicola Vandermeer

I live in London, UK and have used The Gift Barn many times to send gifts home to family in NZ. They always provide a fabulous service - my stepmum especially loved her birthday pamper box of ecostore lotions and potions delivered last week! Thanks for all your help in helping me to send love back home :-)

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Fiona Bledge

I was delighted with the gift basket I ordered for mum on her birthday. She was thrilled with the way it was presented and especially pleased with the gift card which used a lovely font and seemed more personal. They also delivered on time. Thank you so much, I will definitely be ordering from you again.

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