Welcome to Usmaa's Hampers & Gifts
Hi, my name is Usmaa and I want to introduce you to how Usmaa’s Hampers & Gifts came to be. Basically, I always wanted to have my own business but I wanted it to be the sort of thing that would benefit people like me. I was a full-time teacher for years but being so busy, I didn’t have the time to make the sorts of lovely gifts I wanted to give people and when I searched online, I couldn’t find the sort of hampers and gifts I was looking for which really brings me onto why I chose to start ‘Usmaa’s Hampers & Gifts’ and moves the story from me to you…
People often ask me, ‘Why did you start a sweets and chocolates hampers and gifts business?’ Well, I suppose I started it mostly because I love sweets and chocolates myself but seriously, I had to start somewhere. I am hoping to branch out as the business develops so keep following on social media to stay updated and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear the latest news and get discount codes etc. Anyway, I wanted to be able to offer hampers and gifts that deliver excellent quality whilst also providing value for money.
Given the fact that so many of us these days have a variety of dietary needs whether through choice or otherwise, my aim is to be able to offer a range of gifts that will cater to halal, vegetarian and vegan diets. I am currently working very hard and hope to soon be able to provide gluten free and dairy free products as part of our range.
According to National Geographic, “a whopping 91% of plastic is not recycled” and I am conscious of the amount of plastic being used within our industry. I feel that a great deal more can and should be done to reduce this number. Therefore, I am working towards reducing our use of plastics and replacing them with more natural, recycled and recyclable materials. Currently at the start of my journey, I am already using recycled cardboard trays and wicker hampers and actively looking for ways in which to be more ‘green’. My goal is to ultimately not use any plastic at all.
Finally, just want to say that we hope you will join us in our journey, stay in touch via social media, subscribe to our newsletter and support our store.
P.S. I changed to ‘we’ at the end because this has always been my vision but I work with my husband and we are the team behind Usmaa’s Hampers & Gifts.