Best Pet Hampers

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What to surprise someone then pet hampers make a lovely gift to give anytime of the year to family members and friends who are proud pet owners. They will be thrilled that you’ve thought about their best friend.

Fortnum and Mason Hamper
Image Credit – A Typical Fortnum And Mason Pet Hamper

Whether it’s Easter, Christmas, a birthday event, or just a special surprise there’s plenty available for dogs, cats and even some for rabbits!

Pet rabbits and other small pets are now catered for with smaller festival treats such as Cabor Easter eggs, available from our quality and dedicated pet UK suppliers.

So what are hampers?

Generally the word ‘hamper’ conjures up a wicker basket filled with delicious treats, the most UK iconic hamper being Fortnum and Masons known throughout the world as a gorgeous gift to receive, with the wicker basket emblazoned with ‘F & M’ which can be kept afterwards, recycled, and used around the home or even in the car boot filled with your pet essential travel items.

These prestigious baskets are the luxury end of hampers, where you can order from the businesses’ own online selection or handpick items to create your very own selection for your lucky recipient.

What goes into a pet hamper?

Pet hamper company’s send hampers full of special items such as luxury gourmet pet foods and pet treats, special drying dog towels, all kinds of pet toys, grooming and pampering treats, dog collars and leads!

\\\ Who Sells The Best Hampers?

Our Gold Star Rated Pet Hampers Include

Pet Hamper company @Pet_Hamper. This lovely company uses quality branded shopping bags as hampers, which are considerably easier to send in the post to customers, but they also offer customers the additional service to pick and choose from their premium fun, quality pet ranges. There’s special dog and cat pet toys, special pet treats, grooming products, blankets and bowls and more. The choice is endless and can be yours to make.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mutts and Hounds @MuttsAndHounds have a stylish choice of wicker basket hampers to choose from and one can go a step further and order special ‘Personalisation Services’ and have cushions, dog beds, neckerchiefs and toys all beautifully embroidered with your pets name with a fabric swatch service available to ensure you are co-ordinating your purchases with your or your gift recipient’s existing interior themes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Luxury Dog Hampers only sell their natural and ethically sourced products for dogs in a true oblong shaped wicker hamper basket with postage for the UK included in the price.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Not In The Dog House have a large selection of quality treat boxes starting at a very reasonable price. Ideal for any special occasion but also offer a seriously luxury gourmet dog food hamper in a stylish 2-sided opening basket that’s fully recyclable, particularly suitable for summer day out picnics, as featured below.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Paleo Ridge Gourmet Dog Hamper featured below available from Not In The Dog House

Not In The Dog House hamper

Pet Presents @PetPresents offer dedicated ranges for pets and particularly note for small, medium and large dogs. Very useful when ordering food based hampers, if you are not sure what your recipient dog likes, but you know it’s size! Introduced this season, new monthly treat boxes by subscription for dogs, cats and small pets mostly sent out in branded cardboard style treat boxes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Red Nelly Lovely ethically sourced dog products. Their business offers special treat boxes that include stylish sustainable gifts including grooming, toys and treats. Boxes are fully recyclable.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Gift4Paws @gift4paws are exactly as their name describes offering a dedicated online pet gift store with treat boxes including personalised gift boxes, free printed gift messages with customization available. Prices start at just over a modest £10.00 .

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Mutts and Hounds Hamper

Image courtesy Mutts and Hounds – Gift hamper of toys and treats

Lords and Labradors @lordsandlabs As we write, their current festival hamper is already sold out but there are cute special buckets, modestly priced, full of special treats for dogs and cats. Once all eaten the bucket can be recycled, perhaps storing your latest cat toys when not being used!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Lords and Labradors special treats in a bucket

Image courtesy Lords and Labradors – Treat bucket full of toys and treats

As we move to a more ‘working from home economy’, shopping online subscription style pet services have hugely increased and become the ‘norm’ with everything from pet flea treatments, to pet foods, and of course, very popular treat boxes being offered, arriving monthly providing pampered pets with new and interesting toys and gourmet foods.

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Tips when buying hampers

  • Hampers sell out fast for festivity events such as Christmas and Easter, orders need to be in early.
  • Do look out for discounts when buying as a new first customer order.
  • Check if the company offers free delivery.
  • Message the company at the time of the order if you need the hamper to arrive by a certain date.
  • Some company’s offer personalisation on boxes and cards. Personalised orders are generally non-returnable. Make sure you’ve spelt the name right!
  • Avoid buying dog collars and dog jackets if you’re unsure of your recipients dog size. This prevents disappointment and unnecessary returns.
  • Ask the company if you’re unsure about suitability of food products for the breed.
  • Businesses try to use recyclable cardboard treat boxes – dispose of appropriately when unpacked.
  • If completely unsure about what your recipient may like, buy a gift card as most company’s offer these.
  • If you’ve received super service ensure you leave a 5 stat review on social media.

About Hampers

Hampers made history back in William The Conquers day, during the late 11th century, allegedly being gifts in covered baskets containing wine goblets.

The Victorians who particularly are noted for celebrating Christmas and introducing most of our modern day customs where the wealthy are credited with filling baskets full of foods and treats and giving as gifts. This continued with long established stores (established circa 1707) such as Fortnum and Masons continuing the tradition.

There’s no specific date when pet hampers appeared in the UK but according to lots of pet statistics, 21 million cat and dog owners like to pamper their pooches more and more spending many millions on treats each year.


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