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The Stories Inside the Hamper – The Goodness Project 

In 2013, Anna Szanto and her partner set up the Goodness Project, a service which makes healthy living more convenient with carefully curated gift hampers and subscription boxes filled with wholesome, vegan and gluten-free goodies.  

Anna-Szanto-The-Goodness-Project-Christmas-hampersThey soon outgrew their kitchen table, then moved into a small office, a bigger office and are now are based in a large warehouse in London. One of their most popular offerings is their range of sustainable festive hampers, to be enjoyed by families, friends, employees and clients. 

Why do we gift hampers at Christmas?

The tradition of giving a  wicker basket, filled with delicious and savory treats, dates back to the 11th century. The origin of the Christmas hamper is deeply rooted in charity, philanthropy, and community. Filled with daily necessities for families, these hampers were gifted to those less fortunate. Today, they are a cherished gift given to those you love most.  Anna and her team start preparing their festive hampers six months in advance. They consider every product carefully, to make sure their customers feel a little bit of magic when they receive a hamper. Each hamper is full of Goodness: it contains a divine selection of sweet or savoury food treats, each with a social story of how it makes a positive impact on the world.   

Meet Prodigy: makes delicious chocolate that enables all of us to make healthier choices for ourselves and our planet every single day. Chocolate that contains no refined sugar, is low in natural sugar, vegan, gluten and dairy free, compostable, biodegradable, palm oil and plastic free too. 

Christmas themed, Yogi Teas can also be found in the hamper, a brand influenced by the 3,000-year-old Indian philosophy, Ayurveda, and the magical health giving powers of herbs. The teas are grown with regenerative agricultural practices, that are crucial in the fight against climate changeEvery purchase helps provide specially formulated porridge to schoolchildren in Rwanda. 

The festive treats can be washed down with a bottle of organic Merlot from Wild Thing’s Christmas Collection, which supports the Born Free Foundation’s work worldwide to save animal lives in the wild. By drinking Wild Thing, you are helping the wildlife charity take action for lions, elephants, tigers, gorillas, wolves, bears, dolphins and much more.  

Commitment to sustainability from product selection to delivery  

The Goodness’ Project commitment to sustainability does not end there. In addition to delicious products, they concentrate on making sure that the hamper packaging is straightforward to recycle. Over the years, they have developed a unique set of guidelines whereby every product must fall into one or more of these categories: organic, vegan, gluten-free, fair-trade, environmentally-friendly, chemicals-free, cruelty-free, people and planet positive. With every hamper sale they will plant a tree with their customer’s name on, so that the customer can actually track their tree and watch it grow. 

You can buy the Goodness Project’s gift hampers online at Legacy Marketplace – the marketplace for a successful, sustainable events and corporate gifts. This one-of-a-kind platform connects PAs and event organisers to products, venues, gifts and services that have a lower environmental impact and contribute to positive social change. 

How to gift sustainably – exclusive with the CEO of Legacy Marketplace