New Year New Celebrations Can Be Made More Luxurious With a Food Hamper

The New Year brings much new promise, and 2013 may yet bring many reasons to celebrate for people all over the country. Whether it’s something as simple as passing a driving test, or something as huge and life-changing as having a child or getting married, gathering friends and family around to celebrate special moments always makes for a memorable occasion. This guide gives a comprehensive run-down of the largest public celebrations of 2013 and how best to celebrate them, as well as some contingency plans for unexpected special occasions.

Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is one of the first real events on the calendar and is an opportunity for everyone to indulge their extravagant side. Whether happily settled in a relationship or in the first flushes of love, planning the perfect date is important for Valentine’s Day. Some enjoy a lavish meal at a restaurant, followed by a night in a 5-star hotel, while others prefer to curl up on the sofa with a luxury food hamper and a collection of favourite films. This private celebration between two people is often one of the most special events of the year, and should be arranged accordingly.

Baby Announcement, Shower, Arrival and Christening

When the news of a baby comes as early as January or February, a new addition to the family can be expected by the end of the year, which means a whole new set of important dates to memorise for those giving gifts. Sending a gift to expectant parents after they announce that they are about to have a baby is a token of love and friendship, and the imminent baby shower will be a day specifically based around gift-giving. Bringing a food hamper stuffed with decadent treats to one of these occasions can help parents-to-be to enjoy the last of their luxuries before their life is dedicated to a child. For new parents planning a Christening or ceremony of baptism for their baby, a party for friends and family is customary; hiring a caterer is often expensive and making the food themselves is not an option for busy mums and dads. Huge gift boxes stuffed with food and beverages can keep guests’ stomach filled and ensure the celebration of a baby goes without a hitch.

Graduation Days

These traditionally occur in June or July, when the weather has warmed up and is perfect for a picnic. Packing up an extravagant, locally sourced gift hamper and taking the family out to the country in honour of someone graduating their college or university is an appropriate and relaxing way for the student in question to relax and enjoy a summery celebration. Traditional gifts for a graduation include clothing emblazoned with the name of the institute, framed diplomas, and even sometimes a first set of wheels.

Engagements and Weddings

The process of getting engaged and the time leading up to the actual wedding is full of mini-celebrations, from the engagement party to the respective stag and hen parties. Engagement gifts are traditionally something that both members of the couple can make use of, such as gift vouchers, homeware items or bottles of champagne in beautiful decorative cases. These also make great weddings gifts, with many engaged couples registering their interest in certain items online so that guests know what they’d appreciate as a present. Stag and hen parties are slowly losing their wild reputation, with many women choosing to retire to a spa for a weekend while men opt for golfing trips and casino nights; add an element of further luxury to these events by bringing quality chocolates, imported wines, mouth-watering local cheeses and a selection of other tasty goodies in the form of a hamper or gift box.

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About Scottish Hampers: Scottish Hampers take a modern approach to gift hampers, sourcing the best quality food and drink from every corner of Scotland. The hampers cater to all tastes and budgets with a choice of contemporary and traditional products. Scottish Hampers evolved from  a Scottish food business established in 1982, building an excellent reputation for quality and service. It is committed to finding the best products from coast to coast, tasting and discovering big name brands and artisan producers.