5 Reasons to buy our Hamper trays and gift boxes

Posted by Kirsty on 23rd Sep 2019

'Yule' love our range of Gift Box Packaging!

It wouldn't be Christmas without a beautifully presented hamper or gift box full of delicious and luxurious products, carefully curated, to delight the recipient. Not sure what to buy for your in-laws, your neighbour or a relative you rarely see? A prepacked hamper or gift box is the ideal solution.

Pre-packed gift hampers are a great way of introducing customers to products they may be unaware of or been curious to try. If you have excess stock this is also an ideal way to package these items with your more popular products.

Hampers are not just for retail businesses, corporate gifting is still big business. According to Luxury food and beverage provider, Cartwright & Butler, over two-thirds of businesses (67%) sends gifts to clients and staff throughout the year with more than half (57%) of those asked saying they spent between £50-£150 per client gift.

If you haven’t capitalised on gift hampers, then now might be a perfect time!

Here at Meridian, we offer everything you need to create a ready-made hamper or gift wrapped product at varying price points.

5 reasons why we think our boxes are the best:

  1. A wide range of colours & sizes in small minimum order qtys available with all the corresponding products in stock, from ribbon to cellophane, to create a complete gift set
  2. Our boxes are a lot more cost-effective than premium wicker hampers or rigid boxes
  3. Our boxes are supplied flat, saving you precious storage space
  4. The boxes are made from corrugated board, which is biodegradable & recyclable
  5. Our boxes are attractive and sturdy enough to be re-purposed for another use to reduce single-use packaging

Let’s check out the range and give you some inspiration on how you can use our products to delight your customers.

Hamper Trays

If you need a gift box that shows the contents we recommend the tapered hamper tray range. They are by far the best option for retailers looking to create attractive in-store displays and are particularly popular during the Christmas period.

Ribbon, shred fill, cellophane, acetate lids and swing tag are not included but can be purchased to create a truly bespoke gift box.

We have intentionally not created overly ‘Christmassy’ designs, this allows you to provide gifts that look festive but are not too seasonal, meaning any surplus packaging can still be re-purposed throughout the rest of the year.

Available in 9 x colour variants & 4 x sizes:

  1. Small shallow- 45mm depth- 180x126 (top) / 148x102 (bottom)
  2. Small- 70mm depth- 200x128 (top) / 154x94 (bottom)
  3. Medium- 65mm depth- 256x200 (top) / 210x166 (bottom)
  4. Large- 70mm depth- 400x256 (top)/ 366x208 (bottom)

The small shallow and small are ideal for creating beauty hampers or wax melt gifts, the larger hampers are perfect for creating a luxurious gift of deli treats, from wine to chutneys. Take your inspiration from the indulgent hampers that grace the shelves of Fortnum & Mason or Harrods each Christmas.

Whether you have a retail premises or e-commerce platform, customers still like to put together their own selection, why not offer them the chance to select their own packaging, products and ribbon for a truly bespoke gift. Our minimum order qtys are intentionally low so that you can offer your customers a range of colours and sizes without feeling like you are stuck with too much stock left over

Gift Boxes

Our newest product launch, these strong corrugated gift boxes are elegant enough to be used for cosmetics and candles, pre-packed deli products, beauty products or clothing. Why not use them for wedding gifts or baby showers, memento boxes, raffles or prize draws.

Available in 4 x colour variants & 4 x sizes:

  1. Small gift boxes- 322x189x98mm
  2. Medium gift box- 368x268x130mm
  3. Large gift box- 408x340x130mm
  4. Large cube- 200x200x200

The small gift box is a shoe box style that has optional chocolate and wine dividers or a transparent window available. The Large cube is your traditional hat box, ideal for creating luxurious hen party or baby shower gifts. You will find a size to suit any occasion!

If you can't find something that will work with your products then get in contact to discuss your requirements. We have helped work on gift boxes and hampers for everything from pet products to baby clothing.

       If  you’re looking for the best quality and value, look no further. We offer the largest selection of wholesale small and large hamper tray options while providing better quality and value than our competitors. All the hamper boxes and consumables are held in stock, available for next day delivery. You’ll never need to tie up cash or valuable storage space.