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What is Gift by Text?

28 Oct 2022 by Sophie White

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What is gift by text?

Gift by text is our brand new service which allows you to find last minute gifts for friends, colleagues and loved ones.

Once you’ve placed your gift by text order with us, a gift message featuring the hamper of your choice, is sent to your recipient via text and email. This can be a same day delivery gift message for last minute gifts or scheduled for a future date.

Your recipient will then be able to enter their preferred address and arrange delivery of the hamper at a time that suits them.


Why send hamper gifts by text?

There are many reasons to send a gift by text!

  • It’s a great last minute gift idea. Left it to the last minute or forgotten an important occasion? Our gift by text service allows you to send last minute gifts UK wide and internationally making it a great option for last minute gifting.
  • It can be a surprise! No need to ask your recipient for their address and spoil the surprise, all you need is their mobile number and email address.
  • It makes bulk ordering easy. Sending corporate gift hampers or gifts to multiple friends? Do so last minute and without collating addresses for each recipient.
  • It’s fast. Select today’s date at checkout for instant gift delivery or select a future date so that it’s delivered in line with their special occasion.
  • It’s available internationally. We offer our gift by text service to all 40+ countries that we deliver to. So, whether you’re looking for last minute gifts Canada bound, same day delivery in Dubai, last minute gift ideas Singapore or same day delivery gifts London bound, we can help.
  • They’re convenient. Quick and easy ordering from the comfort of your own home. And it’s okay if your recipient is away - they have up to 1 year to arrange the delivery so can do so at a time convenient to them.


How to send a gift by text with The British Hamper Company

It couldn’t be easier to find a last minute gift for mum, dad or someone special in your life!

  1. Select a hamper and add it to your basket. Choose your desired food hamper from our gift range. For international gift delivery, select your recipient’s delivery country first to filter the range.


  1. Input your details. This includes your email address, so we know where to send an order confirmation to.
  2. Select Gift by Text on the delivery details page. Choose the ‘Yes please’ button to send a gift by text. Then, enter your name and your recipient’s details (including their email address and phone number). Finally, enter the date we should send the gift message and the gift message itself.

    If you’d like to send an anonymous gift, you can do so by entering a different name at this stage – perfect for Valentine’s day!



  1. Continue to payment and wait for your gift by text to be delivered. We’ll send it out on the date that you’ve chosen at checkout.
  2. Your recipient will get a text message from GIFTBYTEXT and click on the provided link. This unique link will take them through to our site, with a message clearly showing that you’ve purchased a gift for them, along with the luxury food hamper details. They can then simply select the ‘Arrange delivery’ button to have their hamper delivered at a time to suit them.


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Looking for a last minute gift to send for a special occasion? Explore some of our most popular ranges using the links below:


And don’t forget, we offer a next day delivery UK service too! Simply place your order before 3pm and select ‘UK Next Working Day’ as your delivery country at checkout.

Discover our full selection of UK next day delivery gifts here.