Feast on the finer things in life with a hand-packed artisan hamper.

Hunting for a foodie gift with a difference, but don't know where to start? Discover family business Under Fine Wraps, an online luxury hamper and gift business based in Whitwell, Rutland. Founder Clare Underwood so loves finding, and testing, food and drink from local artisan producers that she turned her personal passion into a business. Clare made it their mission to create a collection of hampers only filled with the very best of items. And so Under Fine Wraps was born. The USP? Each and every item on their site has gone through a series of trials before being included in their listings, meaning the buyer can trust their judgement.


Before making the final cut, each product – be it beer, chocolate or baby gifts - is trialled by the team and by the UK’s top food and drink connoisseurs. Under Fine Wraps frequently host tasting sessions with family, friends and tasting professionals. Many items get left behind while the ‘winners’ feature on the site. So far, over 150 different products have been selected for their hampers; quite a lot when you consider that each hamper contains on average six items. ‘We have a very simple rule at Under Fine Wraps: never put anything into a hamper that we ourselves wouldn’t eat and enjoy,’ explains Clare.


After selecting the best foods and drinks, the team then decides what works best together – for example, the right kind of beer with a curry and the right wine bottle with a certain cheese. As all savvy givers know well, it’s the presentation of a gift that makes your heart a flutter. Each of their items is hand-wrapped in the UK. The hampers come in sturdy wicker baskets with smart leather straps or a use-again wooden crate. If you can eat or drink it, you’ll find it in one of their hampers – choose from Beer Hampers, Birthday Hampers, Hampers for Men, Champagne Hampers, Wine Hampers and Prosecco Hampers.

Special mention must go to the Beer and Treats Hamper, which includes premium beers nestled alongside the kind of nibbles that get every man salivating. Think crispy duck peanuts by Captain Tiptoes, the meaty treat pork crackling from Snaffling Pig, French pate and salt and pepper biscuits. Equally popular is the Prosecco and Chocolates gift hamper packed in a charming white washed wicker hamper with leather straps and hinges.


Forgotten to buy a gift? No sweat. Order before 12 noon and you can get next day delivery – choose express delivery at checkout. Delivery is free for orders over £50 and the company offers a no hassle returns policy. Sign up to the mailer and receive 10% off your first order on non-sale items. And if you’re bulk buying and need more than one hamper, you can get a 5% discount to each hamper at checkout.

April 2017