Our Story

The New Forest Hamper Company was created to give our customers a taste and feel of the New Forest at home.  Our wide choice of beautiful local products are sourced from carefully selected local suppliers, in order for you to create magical bespoke hampers for your family, friends and colleagues.

The New Forest Hamper Company started as a simple idea - a way to champion local producers across different cottage industries and package them all together.  A way to share and provide the tastes and smells from the New Forest and surrounding area, so people all over the U.K. could enjoy them at home.

Business started by delivering a few hampers to local people in and around the Forest, before astonishing growth via word of mouth referrals.  Before long we were sending orders throughout the U.K. and almost four years later, we now have a dedicated team to hand-pick and create our bespoke hampers with the same passion as when we started.

We now work with over 36 carefully chosen local suppliers to create award-winning hampers with over 150 unique local treats, from chocolates and drinks, to snacks and pampering and home luxuries.

Given the challenging times of 2020 that appear to have rolled over to 2021, we're thrilled that we can help deliver some moments of joy to you and your loved ones, straight to your door!

Winter Walk At Beaulieu

The team

The company founders Jason and Adie met climbing Kilimanjaro in 2009 - and they have overcome many mountains and challenges since! 

Jason is a qualified chef and having worked his way up to Head Chef level, started his own event catering company in 2010 specialising in the charity sector and working all over Europe with various charities and high profile clients including Richard Branson & family and England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio.  Adie has a corporate marketing and communications background, managing events across the U.K. and worldwide, before joining forces with Jason to manage their charity and private clients.  

The idea to start New Forest Hamper Company came in 2017. As Adie and Jason were already working with many local suppliers for the catering business, they came up with the idea as a way to further showcase all the amazing local produce, right on their New Forest doorstep.   

Now, with their two young children, when they're not enjoying family fun on the Forest, they seek out delicious food products and drinks to pack into the hampers and make sure the dedicated team are creating amazing experiences for their customers.

Jason And Adie Best Supporter Local Produce 2020

Awards

Winner “Best Supporter of Local Produce”
- The New Forest National Park & CLA Awards 2020

Winner “New Forest Marque Award for Food & Drink 2019/2020”
- New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards

Finalist Entrepreneurship 2019/20
– New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards

Regional Finalist 2019/20
– Rural Business Awards South East

Highly Commended Finalist “Best Supporter of Local Produce”
- The New Forest National Park & CLA Awards 2019

John & Sara Hazell Delivering Christmas Cakes Dec 20

Our suppliers

We are based in the heart of the New Forest and have built excellent relationships with all our suppliers.  We work hard to find local people that create exceptional products and we admire their skills and passion.  They are our partners and we value their insights and experience - without them we wouldn't have our wonderful business...

Our 40+ suppliers include craft distilleries and breweries to farms and artisan food creators.

Many of our suppliers are award-winning producers of sweet treats, pampering indulgences, home luxuries and savoury delicacies, helping to create luxurious hampers with a unique local flavour.  

Because our customers create their own bespoke hampers using our Hamper Builder Tool, we feel that each and every single hamper we make tells its own story depending on the combination of products selected.  We love that individuality...

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