Simply Hamper Workshop at Metta Cafe

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Everyone loves to receive presents especially a beautiful gift hamper filled with an assortments of goodies! Simply Hamper is well-known for its wide variety of custom-made hampers for all kinds of occasions from corporate gifts to hampers for new mums and babies.

Our team was invited to Simply Hamper workshop where we will learn how to make our very own gift hamper at Metta Cafe and at the same time, Alexis Tan, Managing Director of Simply Hamper announced its partnership with Metta Cafe for the 2nd year running to align its corporate social responsibility goal of touching hearts one hamper at a time. Simply Hamper will include a selection of thoughtful and handcrafted gifts from the cafe. He added that “The spirit of gifting should be extended to those in our community and not just the consumer” on the partnership with Metta Cafe. He hoped the partnership would inspire people from all walks of life to work together to help build a better world.

The event was held at Metta Cafe which is an initiation by Metta Welfare Association to provide F&B vocation training for Metta School graduates aged 18 and above with mild intellectual disability and/or autism. The cafe’s mission is to provide an avenue for these youths to acquire vocation, work and life skills to prepare them for employment in their adult years, thereby helping them achieve financial independence and survival confidence in their personal skills. 

Felicia Wee, the Deputy Executive Director of Metta Welfare Association shared with us that the public can book for private or corporate events and birthday parties at their private area. It is a huge and cosy area suitable for hosting events and there is no rental fee, all you need is to cater your food from Metta Cafe and this is to provide their students with job opportunities and a venue for them to learn and upgrade their skills. She highlighted that the menu is Halal certified, they also provide for vegetarians and catering services. Check out its yummy eggless cookies, mooncakes and more, please click HERE

In addition, Simply Hamper has also team up with social enterprises such as Stirring Hearts to handmade greeting cards which customers can purchase to add on to the hampers they ordered.


A closer look at some of their beautiful gift hampers. The above is well-suited for Corporate gifts. You can customised your corporate gift hamper filled with delightful gifts by putting your company’s logo with creative artwork from their designers. 


This gorgeous gift hamper is for new mothers, the basket is filled with good quality products of natural lotions, tonics to pamper, please and energize new mothers!


This hamper is sure to delight new parents, it is perfect for celebrating new born and as a baby shower gift. It is a beautiful and good starter kit gift hamper filled with baby essentials.


Ann Low, the talented Gift Basket Designer from Simply Hamper taught us how to decorate and pack our gift hamper. 


Under Ann’s guidance, we started working on our hamper. It is important that we chose the correct gift basket or box to hold our contents. Next, we need to decide how to place our contents correctly and secure them well so that the items won’t move around during delivery. By doing so, we need to take into account the size and shape of each of the product when placing them in the basket. Ann advised us to put the bigger items at the back and stack them proportionally. Check that the items placed in the gift basket are well-balanced. 


This is the fun part for many of us, we get to shrink wrap our gift basket by using a shrink wrap bag and blow it with a heat gun. We have to be careful not to overdo it as it will burn a hole. 


Finally, you can use your creativity and decorate your gift hamper by adding ribbons and bows to your gift hamper. Some of the items in our gift hamper are from Metta Cafe, a large canister of freshly baked cookies by the students of Metta Cafe and a beautifully coloured hand-painted Orchid prints mug from students of Arts@Metta. 

All artworks at Arts@Metta are exquisitely handmade, bearing individual artist’s creative imprint. They also provide customisation of artwork designs for individual and corporate clients. Please click HERE to find out more. 

Besides hampers, Simply Hampers also provides beautiful floral bouquets and vase arrangement tastefully designed by their qualified trained floral stylists. For more information on Simply Hamper, please click HERE


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