Inspiring a new way of gifting - and you’re a part of it
You might not know this, but hampers really developed in their modern form in the First World War. It was a way for people to feel connected, even when they were miles apart. It was a gift of thoughtfulness. A gift of essentials. A gift that made the person know somewhere someone is thinking of them. It far exceeded a “box of food”; it was a connection to their home and family when they couldn’t feel further away from their daily life.
And that’s what we want to rekindle with Baxters of Scotland
Our limited edition Luxury Hampers and Gift Boxes are brimming with the most exclusive and luxurious goods, sourced from a small selection of artisan creators in Scotland. Each item has been carefully and thoughtfully curated to bring everything into one memorable and extraordinary gift.
Where it all began
‘Baxters’ wasn’t always a household name. It began in a ‘wee’ village in the North of Scotland, Fochabers in 1868. From high-street grocer to a multi-national company, we have never forgotten our roots - or how hard it can be for small businesses.
That’s why Audrey Baxter (great-granddaughter of founder George Baxter) created this new chapter with Baxters of Scotland to help other Scottish-owned producers realise their full potential.
Past, present and future…
Just like in the Great War, our hampers are also more than ‘items in a box’. In fact, it’s not even about the products themselves. It’s about bringing everything together: the luxury goods, the artisan producers, a passion for Scotland and a shared mission of supporting small Scottish businesses.
A brand with purpose
The Scottish Highlands might look vast, but it has a small, close-knit community. And as part of that community, we want to support other family-owned businesses. Our mission is to create a circular economy, to not only support Highland creators, but to go the extra mile (quite literally) to help them with visibility and practical support wherever we can. Keeping employment in the Highlands, we are repurposing the Highland Village to facilitate this venture. Plus, each of our artisans are pre-paid, so they never have to worry about logistics with us.
Sustainability is also extremely important to us. We are continuously looking for ways to minimise our carbon footprint through our deliveries and packaging.