Hampers have a long and illustrious history, dating as far back as the time of William the Conqueror.
The concept of hampers originally started in France and the baskets full of treats were introduced to England back in the 11th century.
But it was not until the Victorian era that giving such gifts became a popular choice.
The massive development of the railways in the 1800's made it much easier to send perishable goods in hampers to friends and family around the country and it became something of a tradition to send hampers at Christmas.
Employers also used to present their staff with a basket of goodies at this time of year to ensure that they had a wonderful Christmas with plenty of festive food and drink to enjoy.
Nowadays, you don't just have to wait for December to send hampers - you can give them as gifts all year round.
And with a wider selection of items to include in your basket than ever before, you can find one that perfectly suits the recipient - or even choose the exact contents yourself.