The company started trading in 2011 when Stuart Ebdy, a former Scottish Young Entrepreneur of the year found a mutual love of fine Scottish food products with 2 businessmen in North East Scotland. Our shared vision of selling Scottish hampers online using only the very finest Scottish products was exciting enough for us to launch the business and sell many hampers in our first Christmas of trading.
In 2012, and Stuart bought 100% of the company and moved the head office to Edinburgh.
After a busy 2013, it became clear to us that although Scottish Hampers were very popular indeed at Christmas time, there were many quiet months throughout the year where sales were slower.
Stuart has previously set up a company in 2007 selling personalised beer, wine, champagne and whisky, and although he left this business, his desire to once again get back into the gift market never left him.
Furthermore, a big corporate order in December 2013 showed us that there was more demand for gift boxes than we realised, and we decided to scale the business.
In 2014 we moved to new premises in Edinburgh, to allow us to create gift boxes, personalised alcohol and food hampers for our clients throughout the UK. Unlike many gift retailers online, we have 100% control over the packing and fulfillment of all orders, and this allows us to create something quite special for all clients.
We now offer a white label drop shipping service for personalised alcohol and our gift boxes. We supply many gift websites throughout the UK with our unique range of personalised bottles, and personalised hampers and gift boxes.
Our internal portfolio of specialist websites includes websites for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, birthday, christmas, wedding and even new baby and new home.