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EVERYONE KNOWS it is a small town, so we all have some connection to each other - whether it be through work, sport, education or family - so making a thoughtful charity gift at Christmas in Newcastle NSW 2300 is like giving to a friend in some ways.

When I returned to a Christmas in Newcastle after living and working abroad, the first thing I noticed was how small everything looked - in my memory somehow it had been stored as this big grand place with monuments and towering buildings and epic natural features.  It was like the Christmas of my childhood.

But with the passage of time, that distance had eroded the memories to the point that on seeing them for the first time since returning from Europe - everything had a kind of hometown intimacy.  I truly felt like I had returned back home to Newcastle - that being a Novocastrian was definitely part of my identity.

Christmas and Giving Presents and Gifts in Newcastle

CHRISTMAS TIME is a time of frenetic acquisition - we move around consuming parties and gatherings and people with pace, as though there is some crazy deadline to get in as much as we can before we settle down at some family home for the Christmas Day luncheon.

And in all the hustle and movement in Newcastle 2300 we can too easily forget those who live with the struggle of poverty, lack of opportunity and sheer hopelessness. Even donating a Gift to a Toy Run is something in the right direction.  It is these people who should not be forgotten whilst we all gorge on unwanted mince pies, or leave half drunk bottles of beer at backyard barbeques.

I urge you all to go out and get involved in some small way with those less fortunate - even if it is only dropping a few coins into a buskers hat.   Just give something away to a fellow Novocastrian and see how you feel - it can be a curious sensation indeed.

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People seem to place so much importance on selecting their favourite place, their favourite food, their favourite wines.  And it seems like an endless quest to keep chasing the idea that somewhere out there is a new exhilarating combination of flavour and design that will totally know who you are and where you belong.

Like trying on an old pair of jeans for the first time, or that knowing smile from a childhood friend when you catch each other’s eyes through a crowd after decades apart.  Just the feeling of comfort and identity that you get when you finally, completely, have found your “thing”.

It’s the same here at Newcastle Hampers, where you can confidently make a selection from our aged menu of delectable hampers and gift baskets featuring the finest of local providore fresh food and boutique wines from little out of the way vineyards that we think are pretty special.  Like for example our latest find – a bespoke winery at Twin Bridges where the knowledge and experience adds up to something like 500 years which is a lot compared to the six vintages they have available for sale.  But being “new” doesn’t mean rough and ready or lacking in finesse – quite the opposite as the latest vintage has emerged as well credentialed drinking and cellaring proposition.

Just Like Twin Bridges is linking the gap between experience and taste, so too do the team behind Hunter Valley Hampers, who has established a reputation that echoes beyond the small operations team into the boardrooms and executive suites across Australia.  Just as there is so many differing tastes and experiences to be had across the mighty Hunter Valley, so too do the degrees of wonderful vary across the hamper and gift basket combinations on offer.

If we did have to declare a favourite, it would be limiting our experience to one single selection of products, condiments and wines above all the others – and this would be against our avowed promise to offer a full flavour degustation of all the Hunter Valley has to offer.  So, if I may dare, I suggest you take me up on the offer to declare my favourite, but perhaps not just yet - -there is another blog post in that and I would hate to play my hand early.

Newcastle Hampers are the perfect award winning gift idea for Christmas 2013 and there has never been a better time to share our local Hunter Valley produce with your friends family and business connections than right now. 

Being in this game for a decade or so has taught me a lot about human motivations and desires.  First, there are the game players – who want to sort of win a discount or extra additive at no extra cost no matter what.  Sure, we let them win so long as they pay at the right margin.  It’s all about meeting the client’s expectations and keeping the business afloat right?

Next, are the Free Delivery Monks.  They are like monks in that there is no way to sway their beliefs.  If delivery ain’t free, then there’s no play.  And, after being in this game for so long, can I let you in on a secret?  Yeah, well, delivery ain’t free – not ever.  So sure we might be able to hide the delivery cost from you, but it will still be there, somewhere, and our margin will remain intact.  After all, there is no point winning an account at a lower margin – heck – we sell out every Christmas so why sell out at below margin?  Doesn’t make sense does it?