There are products that are distinct not only for the various ways they can be used but also for their aesthetic quality. One of such products is that quaint-looking basket which people make use of in various ways. Hampers in Australia are used chiefly to transport different items especially food. In the US and Canada, however, term is used to refer to a container for holding dirty laundry, regardless of whatever it’s made of. In agriculture, it is traditionally used as a holder of fruit and vegetables and is usually carried on the back.
When families go on a picnic, it’s something that is almost always brought. Right after a table is prepared or a large cloth is spread on the ground, it is usually the first thing that is placed there. It would hold food, beverages, utensils, napkins, and even glasses and cups. What sets it apart from other baskets is its sturdiness because of the material it’s made of which is wicker. And because the wicker is woven in a way that there are gaps between the layers, it also provides open ventilation.
In some homes, these delightful baskets are used as centerpieces for dining tables. Different kinds of fruit are usually neatly tucked in there. These are generally the open type and have no handle. In some homes, they are used in many ways including serving as a magazine or book rack or used to contain knickknacks. Mothers who take their baby with them when they go out of the house use them to carry baby stuff like clothes, milk bottles and even toys.
As a great gift idea, these portable receptacles can be decorated with ribbons and other decorative items where anything from confectionery to wines can be put in. It can be a nice-looking present for all occasions like Christmas, Valentine’s, anniversaries or can serve as giveaways to business clients or gifts for company employees.
These versatile receptacles are also traditionally associated with charity and philanthropy. When needy people lack basic items like food, clothing, and toiletries, caring individuals or organizations use these baskets to carry these goods.
Despite the introduction of paper and plastic bags, hampers Australia continue to remain very popular because of their distinct characteristics. It combines sturdiness, beauty and versatility.