THE HAMPER’S TRADITION: DON’T FORGET YOUR HOUSE HELPERS
Hampers are one of several related basket like items. Hampers have a long and illustrious history, going as far back as William the conqueror. The concept of hampers originally started in France and baskets full of treats were introduced to England back in the 11th century but it was until the Victorian era that giving such gifts became a popular choice.
Hampers were used as charitable offerings full of foods, drinks, clothing, toiletries, cleaning products or other household necessities designed to assist families in need with items that could last them for weeks.
In recent years, hampers are a perfect gift not only for charity but other occasions like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weddings, birth of a child, anniversaries and a way an employer showing appreciation for their employee’s hard work.
There are varieties and options to consider and choose from when looking to gift someone a hamper or you can have your hampers customized. Hampers come in small to large sizes and also depends on the content. Hamper makers usually link their services and content to certain occasions, most popular one is the Christmas hamper. A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing both perishable and non – perishable food items such as chocolates, nuts, biscuits, cakes, honey, cheese, wine, sweets, canned products, rice, oil etc.
Other hampers include what one may term luxury hampers which may contain high earned items such as bottle of expensive wine and champagne, expensive perfumes, luxury bath items such as scented soaps and towels or beauty baskets with skin products and lotions.
Hampers for babies are all one of the hamper traditions you will find in Ghana, where a newly born is gifted with baby products i.e. baby lotions, bathing soap, baby powder, wipes, diapers, towels, baby dresses, shoes etc.
Don’t forget your house helpers; in the light of the Christmas celebration, when thinking of loved ones, family and friends to present hampers to, do not forget to make it a memorable one for your house helpers (Domestic staffs) i.e. your maids, nanny’s, drivers, cleaners and security guards. These people who make taking care of your home a lot easier with their services ( cleaning, taking care of the children, cooking, ironing, running errands, guarding the house amongst others).
Hampers for this festive season, don’t look any further. They can be found in almost every supermarket in Accra.