Virginia Hayward Ltd was established by the Hayward Family in 1984
and we remain a family owned and run business. Housed in
beautifully adapted traditional farm buildings in Dorset, we are
ideally positioned to benefit from the wealth of award winning food
producers here in the West Country. We are committed to finding the
best of local, national and international produce for inclusion in
our gifts and hampers.
From January through to August, we spend our time in research and
development. Our buyers travel to food and trade fairs in search of
exciting new products, and current suppliers visit to show off
their latest wares. We visit basket and packaging manufacturers in
search of innovative ways to present our gifts. At the moment, we
are experimenting with new equipment and products that will make
our range more environmentally friendly.
As a company, we are proud to supply food hampers to such well
known high street names as Selfridges, John Lewis, Waitrose and
With our care and attention to detail, our dedicated buyers and up
to the minute market research, you are guaranteed to find a hamper
or gift for any occasion, whether it be Christmas, Valentine’s Day,
Mothers’ Day, Easter or Fathers’ Day
Traditional Values, Modern Approach
The key to our success is in combining traditional values, fresh
modern produce and state of the art technology. Our modern contact
centre is run by friendly and efficient staff. No order is too
large or too small, and you can purchase hampers online, via email,
post, phone or fax. Excellent customer service is extremely
important to us and we aim to make your buying experience as smooth
and enjoyable as possible.
We consign parcels directly to individuals and all addresses are
checked using the latest postcode verification software. All
parcels can carry a personal message which is an integral part of
the address label, ensuring that the message and parcel will never
We own 90,000 sq ft of licensed warehousing and we lease an
additional 50,000 sq feet, housing up to 125,000 finished
hampers at any time and ensuring the quick and efficient despatch
of your gifts.
One of our specialities is creating and supplying corporate gifts
tailored to your requirements. Whether you are looking for
incentives, rewards or promotions, we can put together a gift to
suit your taste and budget. This can be personalised with your own
message. For large corporate orders we can use your own branding
and logos in a variety of ways.
Our heritage as specialist suppliers of mail order hampers and
gifts has enabled us to offer contract packing, warehousing and
fulfilment services to a range of industry sectors.
We promote our year round and Christmas hamper ranges through two
affiliate schemes at Virginia Hayward, both of which offer
fantastic support to affiliates. Both of our schemes offer a basic
commission of 12.5% and some great creatives.