Hampers Of Haughley offers a real taste of Suffolk
When Stacey Lascelles decided to send a friend a Christmas Hamper filled with Suffolk goodness last year, she searched around to see what she could find.
"I couldn't find anything without ordering everything individually and thought: there's a gap in the market here," she said.
"It's been a long process but I've now launched my own company with bespoke hampers after linking up with local producers and supplied my first hamper last month."
Stacey, 31, who lives in Wetherden, Suffolk, has called her business Hampers of Haughley, where it is based.
Each selection of goods is presented in a handwoven, sustainable wicker basket which can be personalised, and delivered free via courier to anywhere in the country.
She supplies hampers for anything from a small 'thank you' to a big brand event.
"From Suffolk vineyards and family orchards to award-winning bakeries of the county's heritage coast, we present the best of Suffolk and beyond," she said.
"Our suppliers promote sustainability and the benefits of home-grown produce, from handmade chocolates to English wines, fine tea and luxury jams."
Local suppliers include Giffords Hall Vineyard, Pump Street Chocolate, Scarlett & Mustard, Maynard House Juices, Marimba and Harris & James.
"Contents are often handmade and small batch, and are carefully selected for their quality,company ethics and plastic-free packaging," said Stacey.
"At the moment I am running the business alongside my work in marketing but I have several helpers including my mum, Michelle, and husband John. I'm hoping it will become a full-time business.
"We've got a large stock and all people need to do is browse the website to make their choices."
Stacey hopes Hampers of Haughley will one day rival the likes of those from Fortnum & Mason.
"I'd say with your loved one's name on the outside, and local delights on the inside, Hampers of Haughley provide the perfect, personal Christmas gift." said Stacey.
"We also have a few items from Norfolk and Essex.
"We are now taking orders for Christmas and then we aim to focus on other celebrations such as Valentine's Day, as well as other events as Mother's Day and gentlemen's hampers for Father's Day."