The Curious History of Gift-Giving – Gifting Hampers & Flowers in Singapore

The Curious History of Gift-Giving – Gifting Hampers & Flowers in Singapore

Whoever started the tradition of giving gift hampers surely did a good deed. The history and origin of gift hampers are as ancient as man and society itself and have become the most preferred tool of expression. As societal beings, who enjoy human interaction and conveying our feelings, we consider giving get well soon hampers, congratulatory hampers and bouquets as a means to express love, gratitude, empathy, and appreciation.

Gifts are a marvellous gesture in themselves, which serves as an important touchpoint to reemphasize your thoughts and feelings towards a person or moment.

The origin of gifts

Be it the holiday season in Singapore, your birthdays, social events, sending someone good wishes, congratulating them, or simply expressing sympathy, gift hampers have always been the answer. But do you know, the history of gift-giving dates back to pre-date civilizations or maybe since the origin of the human species?

In the primitive culture, gift-giving was fairly usual as a gesture to show affection and love towards each other. In addition, gift-giving was expected to function as a status symbol when tribal leaders exchanged gifts to show appreciation for winning a war.

In the Egyptian era and the medieval age, gift-giving was regarded as good luck tokens and to show favour. Even today, following similar traditions, giving gifts is still a part of our culture and the gifts that we send define the message we want to spread.

The modern gift-giving era

The contemporary era of gift-giving is no more new in Singapore than it was since the beginning, although gift-giving is meant for all celebrations and occasions in today’s world.

Nowadays, gift hampers in Singapore include several items in a single basket. There are different gift hampers that you can send out to someone special, apart from their anniversaries and birthdays, such as:

  • Well-wishes hamper: To brighten up someone’s day when they feel under the weather, the best thing to do is give them a get-well-soon hamper from a range of online and offline deliveries in Singapore.
  • Apology hampers: Apology hampers in Singapore are appropriate to resolve grievances, and it is most effective when flowers, chocolates, and fruits are combined as per the like to whom the hamper is being sent.
  • Congratulations hamper:Congratulations hampers are the sincerest way of expressing congratulations to the receiver or during a business opening. In Singapore, when marking the beginning of a new venture, congratulatory flower stands are the most acceptable form of tradition that leaves a good impression.
  • Customized hampers: Customized hampers in Singapore are gifts for special occasions such as festivities and brand family gatherings. Halal hampers in Singapore can be availed from various flower shops, although the hamper’s contents might differ.

Ending notes

Everyone loves the combination of flowers, chocolates, and fruits, and when packed as a gift, the happiness gets doubled for the recipient. You can now get wonderful gift hampers from Prince’s Flower Shop, both online and offline, to make your special someone happy or to let them know you care.

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Carol T
Carol T
one of my most fav nurseries out of many i’ve explored in SG. it’s conveniently located near bukit panjang mrt. above all, the prices are reasonable (esp various types of soil mix, fertilizers, pesticides & pots). i’ve bought many plants here; on my lucky days i managed to buy a few rare caladiums and begonias! 😀
Francis Soh
Francis Soh
A lot of varieties of flowers to choose.
Guangmian Kung
Guangmian Kung
Some of the kindest people you will see around the area, and their flowers and plants are great in price and selection.
always bought flowers from here and they always look exceptional and beautiful. thank you so much for the flowers as always!
Jen Vernis
Jen Vernis
Purchased twice at this shop. Good services and reasonable price.
Rasyad Rahman
Rasyad Rahman
Have been ordering flowers from Prince's since 2011 and i have been happy with their quality and service for the past decade. Bought flowers for delivery yesterday and the bouquet was beautiful. Service is great and the flowers looks better than the photos.
Wan P
Wan P
Huge, fresh flower bouquets for really really cheap. They even gave me a discount. Why would I bother going to any other florist?
Brandon YEO
Brandon YEO
Bought fresh cut flowers for my bai bai table. Lots of variety to choose from, excellent service and well-mannered and knowledgeable sales team. Affordable and value for money prices right here fam Thanks, will patronise again huat ah
Your 'go to' place to buy fresh flowers & exotic plants in the west. Large variety of plants & gardening tools available on demand. Staff were helpful & friendly. Five stars!!
Jocelyn SuaJocelyn Sua
04:50 27 Feb 23
My boyfriend ordered this beautiful bouquet of roses from Prince's Flower Shop. Nicely arranged with prompt delivery as requested. Absolutely more than satisfied when i received this. Thanks for the surprise! Kudos to the great service!
Estelle TanEstelle Tan
07:26 21 Feb 23
Prince is our designated florist that we purchase flowers from since 2016, be it bouquets for special occasions, congratulatory flowers or condolence flowers, we only choose them. Even our wedding flowers are all from them!! Their flowers are of good quality and very lasting, customer service is professional too. Attached pic was my roses 7 days after Vday'23, taken under natural sunlight 👍🏻👍🏻
Chua MelChua Mel
11:35 18 Feb 23
had the most pleasant shopping experience buying flowers from prince for valentine’s day. staff was very responsive and helpful, and with such a wide variety of flowers to choose from, i don’t think there is any other places i would buy flowers from other than from prince. 10/10 recommend!
Tommy ChungTommy Chung
09:26 17 Feb 23
Have been delighting my missus with fresh flowers immaculately arranged by Prince’s flower shop since my first order with them few years back.From then on, I rely on their experienced service for many occasions. Congratulatory flowers, Valentine’s, Birthdays, even my own proposal!
Xin Le LianXin Le Lian
09:11 17 Feb 23
Bought my Valentine's bouquet here via instagram. The staff was friendly and patient in explaining the different types of bouquets available and worked well within my budget. They have both delivery and self-pickup options which made it very convenient for us buyers. Needless to say my special one was very pleased with the bouquet. Will definitely come back here again for my flowers.






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