How to Spot a Gourmet Hamper

Interview With Hunter Valley Hampers
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Taste a Genuine Authentic Gourmet Hamper this Christmas
AFTER A HALF DOZEN Christmas Seasons as the creative designer behind Hunter Valley Hampers, Kacy has a special feeling for knowing what her buying public wants.
And when you consider her Hunter Valley Hampers has sold out completely in 2011 and 2012 on a budget of zero advertising, it's no wonder she must be doing something right.  Artisan Food, Craft Beer and handmade fresh regional produce is a winning formula.
Over coffee, we sat down and asked her secrets to making a delicious gourmet hamper and what makes Hunter Valley Hampers a trusted authority on gift baskets.

"No Pretzels," Kacy laughs, when I ask her the secret to gourmet gift baskets, "Once we stopped putting in bags of pretzels we noticed we got a different clientele."

Keeping it Real for the Peeps

The secret to Hunter Valley Hampers success over the last decade (the business has operated independently since 1988, although only recently moved to 'high end' gourmet in 2009) is offering quality product regardless of the price.

"People are willing to pay for quality product," Kacy explains, showing a jar of tunisian spiced pickle made locally, "and so long as they know you are backing the product up with a meaningful purpose, place and personality; they will pay a premium price."

"We see competitors offering plastic poinsettia flowers and questionable "gourmet" products like john west smoked oysters - these things just don't meet what our clients expect in a regional gourmet hamper," Kacy offered as a reason for the loyal customer base at Hunter Valley Hampers.  "It's really quite embarrassing to turn up at a corporate tower in Sydney and expect the executives to accept a hamper filled with this sort of stuff - I can see why people keep coming back to us.  We keep our hampers understated and let the real food do all the talking."

Making meaningful Connections with the Community

Things are looking great this Christmas, but I feel the moment of truth for any Christmas Gift Basket is the minutes after arriving home when the hamper box is sitting by your front door.  You place the box on the kitchen counter and open it to reveal a wicker basket filled with clinking jars, bottles, pouches and pudding - all presentation packed under crisp cellophane and ready for display under the Christmas Tree in time for the big day. 

An authentic artisan hamper for a genuine, homestyle Christmas Day.  Merry Christmas, and Give Yourself the Gift of a Joyous Sharing Christmas with real friends and valued family members.

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EVERYONE KNOWS the John Hunter Hospital is in Newcastle, NSW 2300 - and it is a small town, so we all have some connection to each other - whether it be through work, sport, education or family - so making a thoughtful charity gift at Christmas in Newcastle NSW 2300 is like giving to a friend in some ways.

And in all the hustle and movement in Newcastle 2300 we can too easily forget those who live with the struggle of poverty, lack of opportunity and sheer hopelessness.  They often front up at the John Hunter Hospital for companionship or some imagined medical condition.  It is these people who should not be forgotten whilst we all gorge on unwanted mince pies, or leave half drunk bottles of beer at backyard barbeques.

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When I returned to Newcastle after living and working abroad, the first thing I noticed was how small everything looked - in my memory somehow it had been stored as this big grand place with monuments and towering buildings and epic natural features.  But not the John Hunter Hospital, or JHH as the medical staff, nurses and allied health call it.

But with the passage of time, that distance had eroded the memories to the point that on seeing them for the first time since returning from Europe - everything had a kind of hometown intimacy.  I truly felt like I had returned back home to Newcastle - that being a Novocastrian was definitely part of my identity.

CHRISTMAS TIME is a time of frenetic acquisition - we move around consuming parties and gatherings and people with pace, as though there is some crazy same day delivery deadline to get in as much as we can before we settle down at some family home for the Christmas Day luncheon.

I urge you all to go out and get involved in some small way with those less fortunate - even if it is only dropping a few coins into a buskers hat.   Just give something away to a fellow Novocastrian and see how you feel - it can be a curious sensation indeed.

In Newcastle 2300 NSW - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Gorgeous Fruit Basket filled with fresh seasonal fruit

At the Beginning we were amazed at the difference fruit baskets and hampers made to patients at the John Hunter Hospital.  People would call us or place their order online using the secure shopping cart and then we would be parking and carrying in arms full of fruit gifts and delivered gifts for people who were currently patients at the John Hunter. 

The famous Hunter Valley Hampers Logo, since 1988

Then walking through the wards, and the looks of amazement and smiles of approval from all the people waiting outside, and most importantly the staff, who eagerly took the hampers from us and wanted to be the lucky person to hand over the 0ifruit basket to the patient and see the infectious smile and show of gratitude that it gave.
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It's true a fruit basket won't make a lick of difference in a week or a year from now, but when you are laid up on a bed in hospital and haven't seen a friendly face for a few days, let me tell you, it can mean the world.  Sometimes I have seen the looks in peoples eyes, and how they almost turn away, and bite their lip and try to stifle away a cry - other times it's open arms and almost wanting to give us a hug as they excitedly unwrap the envelope to read the important personal message.

The John Hunter Hospital is an important center for volunteer, fundraising and community work, and sharing the knowledge and experience of the people who have spent their lives working with patients at their most vulnerable is what they do best.  Making someone feel less alone and more welcome at this time is priceless and something that can't be taken lightly.

A great charity to support is the miracle babies foundation at the John Hunter Hospital.  It does great work helping new families with support and assistance to connect with other caregivers and allied health.  It goes without saying that any assistance or donation to help them continue their work would be most appreciated not only by the team but also by the people and children who benefit most from their expertise.

Another great concept is the idea of the everyday hero - which aims to connect people in their day to day life with the great ideals and out of reach goals that some of us may not have the chance to impact on.  Take a look at Everyday Heroes John Hunter Hospital to find out more.

Whilst we are talking about the amazing work of the John Hunter Children's Hospital, it is worth noting that the kaleidoscope unit works tirelessly to further the cause of children's health and acts as a central point for all medical and health related information and services to gather.  As a resource for local community children, the Kaleidoscope initiative is invaluable, lending the Hunter Region a first class facility to assist in the management and care of the whole range of childhood medical issues.

Of course, the children benefit from the joy and opportunities offered by the likes Starlight Foundation, which presents children with once in a lifetime opportunities to meet, experience and connect with dreams and aspirations they might otherwise not have encountered.

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Sending a Fruit Basket as a Get Well Gift
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The health and fitness trend influences even people's gift giving practices with the increasing popularity of fruit baskets. Studies show that more fruit baskets are given in recent years than in the last decade. The further improvement of online fruit basket services also increase sales of fruit baskets as gifts.

It does not only make shopping for gift baskets easier; most sites even provide delivery services. People can express their thanks and give their gifts while sitting comfortably in their home or office.

When searching for the perfect fruit basket for home use or as a present, there are several things and choices to consider. From the fruits to be included, to the kind of baskets and fillers to be used, care must be taken for your fruit basket to remain special and avoid looking generic.

More fruit baskets' sites are developing and along with this, the choice of fruit basket sites becomes a critical consideration.

First, find sites that suits your needs. Do you need a holiday basket? A Valentine basket or an Easter basket? Search engines are a great tool for looking up these sites. Just type "fruit baskets" and search away. Refine your search when you logged on a particular site. Compare and see if their selections and designs suit your taste. Usually, these sites feature pictures, descriptions, and the price of displayed baskets.

Second, more fruit baskets sites usually lets customers choose the fruits to be included in their baskets. Check if the site has a harvest listing wherein the fruits' name and harvest period are displayed. The more recent the harvest date is, the fresher the fruits are, and thus, better quality. Select the freshest fruits for your fruit baskets.

Third, check arrival periods. Does the site ship orders immediately or do they ask for day allowances? This is important as long travel may damage the quality of the fruits in your basket. Fourth, check the website for its security measures; FAQ pages usually answers security questions about the site. This is important because sensitive information is to be used to purchase your order such as bank account and credit card numbers.

Also, be ready with the credit card to furnish the site with the necessary information to confirm your order. However, before confirming, consult the price list, delivery charges, delivery time, and method before closing the deal. Most fruit basket sites also feature promos such as overnight deliveries and extra gift items. It might be worthwhile to check these. As most sites have this feature, you can include a card in your purchase with your desired message if the baskets are to be shipped directly to your recipient.

You didn't even break a sweat in sending your gift, plus your recipient would be glad that you are concerned about her health (hence, the healthy gift). Continue clicking and send your friends and loved ones more fruit baskets. It is a great, healthy, and easy way to show you care.