Shall I make my own corporate Christmas Hampers or buy ready-made hampers? How to make your own sustainable corporate hamper for Christmas

Shall I make my own corporate Christmas Hampers or buy ready-made hampers? How to make your own sustainable corporate hamper for Christmas

Corporate Christmas hampers can be a great way to show your company’s commitment to the environment. They are also a great way to get employees and customers involved in the festive season. With so many different types of corporate Christmas hampers available, it can be a bit tricky to know which one is right for you. So, this guide will help you to decide which type of corporate Christmas hamper is best for you and your company. It will also explain how you can make your own sustainable corporate Christmas hampers at home.

You should purchase ready-made corporate hampers because they are hassle-free

Every year when Social Stories Club receives quotes for Christmas hampers we will have a few people exclaim what a relief they do not have to do them themselves this year. From storage, to supply issues, to the expensive cost of postage of different items shipped individually, to delays in delivery, and it always takes more time than planned to pack the hampers, it’s no wonder they hire a company to do the job.

Is it cheaper to buy ready-made hampers or to make your own?

It can often be cheaper to purchase ready-made hampers, especially if you are purchasing for a large group such as an office. If you order products online, you will have to pay for the shipping of these items. If you purchase in stores you will need to factor in your time, and transport costs too.

Shall I make my own corporate Christmas hampers if I want my gifts to be sustainable? How do I make my own sustainable corporate hampers?

Choosing sustainable gifts for your clients, employees and partners is a great way to create stronger relationships with them and show them that you care about what impacts their business has on the environment.
For example, there are many corporate gift options on the market that look great but are just not as sustainable as other options.

If you want to be sustainable and create your own gifts there are a few options.

First, you can fill your hampers with social enterprise products.

Second, you can hire someone with barriers to employment and pay them the living wage to pack the hampers.

Third, you can measure the carbon from delivery and join an online carbon offsetting programme to offset the carbon, you can also purchase sustainable packaging including biodegradable mailer bags, compostable wood wool filler, and paper rope hampers.

Another extra touch to make your ethical gift more impactful is to write the stories of each of the social enterprises and put these into a beautifully presented story booklet for Christmas, so your employees can read about the sustainable social stories behind each gift.

If all of this feels a bit overwhelming, another option is to find a sustainable corporate gifting supplier, such as Social Stories Club, who will do all of the above for you.

Why should I purchase ready made corporate Christmas gifts?

As Christmas approaches, organisations across the UK make preparations for the festive season. With Christmas hamper delivery services becoming more popular, people are increasingly taking advantage of these services to make their holiday celebrations easier and more convenient. However, if you are looking to buy a ready-made corporate Christmas hamper, it’s important to keep a few things in mind before making your final decision.

First of all, make sure you choose a sustainable option that will be suitable for your business environment. Many companies run on tight budgets during the festive season, and it can be tempting to opt for a cheaper option that will save some money in the short term. However, this might end up costing you more in the long run if it causes damage to your company’s reputation or damages your employees’ morale if the gift feel’s like it is made by people who have been exploited. By choosing a well-made corporate Christmas hamper, you can ensure that your employees will get a positive impression of both the company and the leaders in that company.

Second, ready-made hampers are hassle-free, cost-effective, and can be personalised and made to be unique. There are vegan options, gluten-free options, options for chocoholics, and more. You do not have to do the hard work, because it is done for you.

If I want a unique corporate gift hamper for Christmas do I have to make it myself?

When it comes to purchasing gifts for your employees, it's important to make sure you choose something unique to them. A unique gift will make the recipient feel special and will show them that you have put some thought and effort into choosing something that's just for them. It can also help build loyalty to your business and increase retention. When it comes to clients, no two people are the same so your corporate gift must meet their individual needs. For example, some people may prefer to receive vegan gifts or gifts that are gluten-free.

If you make your own corporate Christmas hampers you can make these to be very unique and personal with all your employees' favourite foods and drinks. To make it incredibly unique you would purchase different options for each person for their gift hamper according to their tastes. Alternatively, you could choose a corporate gifting supplier which makes unusual corporate gifts such as Social Stories Club. Each product inside a Social Stories Club gift hamper has a unique social story of how it creates a social impact. Inside your sustainable employee gift box, you can find socks, soaps, truffles, teas and so much more and each of these products will either contribute to building schools, helping homeless people or creating jobs for individuals with previous convictions.

If you want to purchase a ready-made gift that’s unique to each person, you can book a 1:2:1 with us at Social Stories Club and find out more. There are options to build your own gift box, which you can do for each of your staff members, there are options for gift cards where your staff can choose their own gifts. There are also options to create a special webpage with a few different gift options that are all similar prices and pre-paid. This way your staff can go and claim which gift they would like.

Personalise your ready-made corporate gift

If you want the best of both worlds, then purchase a unique corporate gift that is sustainable and add one item for each recipient which is unique to them. This can be a small extra, such as someone’s favourite chocolate bar, or a bar of soap, but will make your staff member feel considered. At Social Stories Club we offer bespoke corporate gifts and branded corporate gift hampers, which are great ways to offer more personalisation. You can also add a thoughtful note to your gift hamper for free, and a different note can be written about each recipient to let each person know why you are grateful for them.


When you buy a corporate gift for Christmas for your employees, clients, or partners you can make a difference in someone's life if you opt for a social enterprise corporate gift. Whether you create it yourself or use an ethical corporate gifting supplier such as Social Stories Club, a sustainable Christmas hamper will make an enormous impact.

Making your own employee gift box can be fun and very rewarding and will make you feel good about your business. You can also make sure that your hamper is sustainable by choosing quality social enterprise products with a social impact, using sustainable packaging, and offsetting the carbon from transport. However, if you want the most cost-effective and hassle-free option, your best bet is to find a sustainable gift supplier that matches your values.

You can still choose a ready-made corporate gift and make it unique and personal. That being said, there are lots of ways you can personalise your corporate gift hampers, making sure that they are unique and memorable for each person. If you want to stand out this season, find a sustainable corporate Christmas gifting company and make your own corporate Christmas hampers with their help. Not only will they be personalised, but they will also be more sustainable too.

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