A right royal party at GWD

May has arrived and has brought with it some wonderful weather – something I’m sure we’ve all been craving and hoping for during the long winter months.  Now that the sun has arrived I’m sure everyone will be wanting to make the most of it – after all, there’s no guaranteeing that it’s going to continue into July and August!

A right royal party

One product that frequently sees the light of day during the summer months is the hamper box, and we’re generally pretty busy making these all year round.  We’ve mentioned these on this blog before – we had the rather odd task of making some hamper boxes for a company of architects for the purpose of celebrating Chinese New Year.  These were shipped to the South of France: try getting your head around all of those different cultures!  It just so happened that one of these hamper boxes ended up in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.  We’re not quite sure how it got there, but it ended up being a gift to Prince Albert of Monaco – GWD now has some royal connections!IMG_0095

Hamper boxes for the summer

Hamper boxes are great for the summer as they’re a great way to pack lots of food and drink together and head out for a picnic.  Consequently they are a great promotional tool or goodwill offering; perfect if you want to wow a client or showcase your product in as stylish way as possible.

In terms of the interior, we can also make hamper boxes with sub compartments so that you can keep the food for your picnic separate.  Many of the hamper boxes we make are intended for use at festivals – consumers can buy a hamper box ready packed with a bottle of wine, some crisps and some sandwiches or anything really!IMG_0092

Hamper boxes for Christmas time

Traditionally, hamper boxes are very popular at Christmas time, and we’re always busy in the months before yuletide making hamper boxes to store a variety of goodies.  In the past we’ve made a fabulous rectangular Carluccios hamper box filled with an assortment of edible treats – rectangular hamper boxes being particularly good for storing food and wine.  We also make round and square hamper boxes for Bettys who use them to pack an array of cakes and snacks.IMG_0089

Hamper boxes are a great way to present food, drink and anything else in a stylish, smart and efficient way.  Whether you want a picnic, an array of treats for Christmas or want to impress a royal, hamper boxes are a great way to do just that.  Over the years we’ve built up a lot of experience in making hamper boxes and are able to use our expertise to build a bespoke hamper box that can cater for a variety of needs.


Noel Greenwood is the Managing Director of GWD Ltd, the designers and manufacturers of presentation and promotional packaging.  You can reach him on (01279) 416093 or at the company’s website: www.gwd.ltd.uk