Mother’s Day – A History

Every year Mother’s Day comes along, a day to celebrate mums all around the UK. But why do we mark the day? And why does the date change in the UK each year? Mothering Sunday History Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent – exactly 3 weeks before Easter Day. It was a […]

Why Is Boxing Day Called Boxing Day?

Boxing Day, how do you spend it? Nursing a fuzzy head, reaching for the indigestion tablets, or perhaps taking a brisk walk with friends and family? Whatever you may do, it most likely doesn’t involve any boxes or boxing. So why is Boxing Day called Boxing Day? Taking place on 26th December Boxing Day is celebrated in many […]

Mince Pies – The History

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At the ihampers house, this means one thing… mince pies! (We’re rather partial to the Barfield Bakery variety, which features in many of our hampers.) These delicious sweet treats fuel us as we busily take all your festive hamper orders – we simply love that scrumptious combination […]

Vegan Recipes: Muesli Muffins

The final recipe in our World Vegan Month vegan recipes series is for muesli muffins. These are perfect for breakfast on-the go, or simply as a tasty mid-morning snack (we enjoy ours with a good cup of strong builder’s tea.) Super easy and super tasty, this is a vegan friendly bake that is sure to […]

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Simple Vegan Recipes: Coconut Cookies

This week our simple vegan recipe is… drum roll please… coconut cookies. These tempting morsels are super easy to make and are absolutely delicious. So what are you waiting for, grab your pinny and get baking! Ingredients for coconut cookies simple vegan recipe 200g shredded coconut 30g rolled oats 2 ripe bananas Method for coconut […]

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Easy Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Truffles

This week we are sharing an easy vegan recipe – deeply decadent vegan chocolate truffles. These luscious vegan truffles are an ideal after-dinner treat and perfect enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee. What’s more, they are exceptionally easy to make. So roll up your sleeves, rake out your spatula and try not to lick […]

Recipe: Vegan Banana Bread

Today is World Vegan Day, to celebrate we thought we’d share a delicious vegan recipe – banana bread. This scrumptious teatime treat is the perfect antidote to use up all those brown bananas no one wants to eat! What’s more, our vegan friendly recipe is utterly delicious. We enjoy it smothered in nut butter with […]

Fudge – a deliciously happy accident

Fudge. This creamy confection is a popular addition in many of our food hampers, sweet hampers and Christmas gifts. A popular treat throughout the UK , with fudge shops galore permeating the delicious aroma of molten sugar across many seaside towns and tourist hot spots. Fudged it… they certainly did Selling such a fabulous product […]

Choosing a birthday gift

Birthdays are the perfect time to send gifts of love and affection to your loved ones, friends, family and colleagues. Giving gifts on someone’s birthday has been a long standing tradition, but choosing the right gift can, of course, be tricky. Things to think of while picking that perfect present; 1: Age We all go […]

How To Create A Bee House (Or Bee&Bee)

We recently wrote about the decline of Bees around the world and the affect it would have on us as a species and we received a lot of requests asking us to create a guide on how to build a Bee shelter we discussed. Creating a Bee shelter is a simple task that can be […]