The word gourmet (pronounced gor-MAY) can refer to a person, a restaurant, a chef or food. Let's explore this:
A gourmet is someone who is a connoisseur of food and drink. To them, food is an art form and not just a means to an end. They enjoy the experience of eating, tasting, cooking and presenting food. They thrive on edible luxury.
A gourmet restaurant is an establishment where food is prepared and served with the highest quality standards and impeccable technique.
A gourmet chef has a very high level of skill in preparing food and making good use of the finest ingredients. They can serve food that challenges the palate or offers a twist from a traditional dish.
Gourmet food is food prepared with precision and presented in an artful manner resulting in the highest quality and flavor. It is small batch produced thus not requiring all the preservatives found in most mass produced products at your local supermarket that need a longer shelf life.
A gourmet food hamper is a collection of gourmet food items like crackers, chocolates, jams and preserves, packaged together, with or without alcohol, and presented or delivered to someone, in a hamper box or basket, often as a gift or gesture.
Here at Pamper Hamper Gifts, we offer luxury gourmet hampers that contain the very best of locally made Australian artisanal food, snacks and wine. We pride ourselves on the quality of the food in our luxury gift hampers as well as the elegance and style with which they are presented.
Our food hampers contain the highest quality products from around Australia, such as Robert Oatley Wines, Jasper+Myrtle Chocolate, Port Willunga Fine Foods, Mount Zero Olives, Byron Bay Cookies and much more. The foods that we include have been specially chosen for their excellent ingredients, unique recipes and great taste. These top notch food products are packaged in our stylish signature Black and White gift boxes.
Our luxury hampers come with free premium delivery across Australia, and same day delivery options within the Sydney metro area making them an excellent gift for any occasion. They can be an ideal birthday gift, Christmas gift, house-warming surprise, anniversary gift, corporate gift or a special treat for any other occasion. (Or, just buy one for yourself so that you can feast on some delicious snacks).
OUR TOP 4 GOURMET GIFT BASKETS
We have a range of different themed hampers packed with high quality treats – so you are sure to find the right gourmet gift basket for any occasion. Here are the top 5 of our gourmet hampers Australia loves:
The Antipasto Pleaser is an exciting hamper features a selection of yummy gourmet treats that are a must-have for every pantry. This simple yet tasteful hamper is full of the good stuff; Jim Jam Foods Fig and Quince pastes, Mount Zero's Chardonnay Verjus, Sami's Caravan Nuts and Valley Produce Co Artisan Crackers. All you have to add is cured meats! This bundle of tasty treats will be a delicious indulgence and a great way to learn about some local Australian artisan food producers.
Red Wine & Sweet Treats Gourmet Hamper
The Red Wine & Sweet Treats Gourmet Hamper is designed to be quietly enjoyed, think a Friday night in with your bestie or movie night with your partner. In fact, it is so good that you might want to keep it all for yourself. It includes both sweet and savoury treats - Port Willunga Salted Pistachios, Torrone Rinaldi Chocolate Hazelnut Nougat and Melbourne Cocoa's delicious Mocha Chocolate.. It is paired with a superb Pinot Noir from Robert Oatley's Signature Series.
White Wine & Nibbles Gourmet Basket
Our White Wine & Nibbles Gourmet Basket lovely hamper makes a great gift and it contains plenty of delicious locally made Australian treats – such as Mount Zero Olive Oil, Jim Jam Fine Foods Fig & Quince Paste and Mount Zero Olives to name a few. It also contains a delightful Sauvignon Blanc from Robert Oatley's Signature Series. It's everything they will love.
Bill Granger Australian Food Cookbook Hamper
The Bill Granger Australian Food Cookbook Hamper is a true gem and the perfect gift for that someone in your life that loves to cook. Bill Granger's Australian Food Cookbook celebrates today's bright picture of Australian food. Paired with a 500ml bottle of organic olive oil, chardonnay Verjus, Egyptian dukkah and kalamata olives - just a few cooking essentials from Australian producer, Mount Zero Olives. Be ready to be invited over for dinner soon!
And, yes that's true - our gift hamper service does include free standard delivery Australia wide! Where possible we also offer same day or next day delivery, and if you need your gourmet gift hamper delivered on a specific day or date we can do that too, with a little notice! See our Delivery Information for specific details.
WHEN IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GIFT SOMEONE A GOURMET HAMPER?
Gourmet gift hampers make a wonderful gift for any special occasion. Whether it is a Father's Day gift, a birthday gift, a thank you gift or a just because gift, food is the fastest way to everyone's heart! Everyone loves receiving thoughtful gifts of food. Food is a part of our lifestyle, the basis for many social gatherings and celebrations.
In fact, one thing the healthiest and longest living communities in the world have in common is that they enjoy food together with family and friends. It has been found that the more often people share meal times with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and content with their lives. Sending a gift full of delectable goodies when you cannot see them in person is the perfect way to send a heartfelt gesture.
WHY ARE GOURMET HAMPERS SO POPULAR?
Every person is different and with our large range of gourmet hampers, you can be sure to find one that perfectly suits your recipient. Over the Festive Season, our Christmas Hampers are filled to the brim with all the festive gourmet nibbles and treats perfect for sharing with family and friends. Throughout the year, you will find savoury or sweet gourmet hampers that will delight on every occasion.
It's always fun to receive a hamper full of goodies you've never tried before but you know you'll love.
WHAT WINES CAN YOU INCLUDE IN A GOURMET BASKET?
Some of our gourmet baskets have been paired with wine already. We have a selection of Robert Oatley Signature Series wines, Chandon sparkling wines, rose and we have even paired them with champagnes and whiskys should that be your drink of choice. Our Rose & gourmet nibbles has proven to be a popular hamper for women and the Glenmorangie & gourmet nibbles popular for men.
WHERE CAN I HAVE A GOURMET HAMPER DELIVERED?
If your gourmet gift box contains alcohol, Pamper Hamper Gifts supports the responsible service of alcohol and ordering off our site, you agree that you are over 18 years old and the receiver of your gift is not a person under the age of 18 years old.
We deliver our luxury gourmet hampers Australia wide. Our hampers include free premium (express) delivery and delivery is 1-2 business days from date of dispatch for metro cities and 2-5 for regional areas. If you would like an accurate delivery time frame, our customer service team are happy to assist you with any of your enquiries.