Homemade Christmas hamper ideas for all
Posted on November 17 2020
Put love and thought into your Christmas gifts this year by creating a personal and thoughtful DIY Christmas hamper for that special someone. Fill it with their favourite things, be it food, wine, skincare products or a mix of them all. Christmas hampers will make a wonderful gift for 2020, especially for a family member or friend who can't be with you this festive season. Here are our tips for getting them just right...
Hamper ideas for him
Whether it's for a brilliant brother, a devoted dad or a loving partner, a Christmas hamper will go down a treat. The first step is to think about your hamper box and wrapping. The second step is to think about their favourite items or hobbies. Are they football fanatics or golf obsessives? Gardening pros or wine connoisseurs?
For football supporters, a hand-drawn framed image is a thoughtful personal gift which you can find on various different creative eCommerce platforms. Take a look here for inspiration. Fill with other smaller items such as football socks, their teams' scarf and their favourite chocolate or tipple.
If choosing wine and cheese, shop local. Search around your local area for your best cheesemonger's and have fun indulging and sampling the produce. Pick their favourite red or white and throw in a few of their favourite biscuits or Christmas snacks, and don't forget the chutneys!
For the well-groomed men in your life, this Kiehls 'groom on the go' set is an ideal addition to their hamper. Top off the box with their favourite craft beer, mini aftershaves and chocolate.
If you want to add something extra special to their hamper, why not gift them an experience? From helicopter tours to spa days and whisky tastings. Browse some brilliant experience days here. You are bound to find an adventure that they will love.
Hamper ideas for her
For mums, grandmas, girlfriends or sisters; a thoughtful hamper will be gratefully received. They'll love the thought that went into it - and being spoiled.
Track down their favourite items. Skincare and makeup? Hot chocolate and snacks? Or candles and bath bombs?
For mums and grandmas, adding a family photo in a frame will be a lovely personal touch. A drawing by a little one in their life is another lovely idea and will give the recipient something to treasure.
Other items to include could be skincare products such as hand creams, moisturisers, cleansers and toners. Take a look at these Christmas skincare gift sets for inspiration and pick their favourite brands or products.
Not that into skincare products? Add some of their favourite chocolate, sweets or tipple to finish the hamper.
For the busy bees in your life, allow them some time to relax by creating a mindful hamper. Include all things zen such as indulgent scented candles, delicious herbal teas, a lovely notebook and facemasks. This Neom scented candle and these personalised notebooks are fab additions.
For the sweet-toothed, this ultimate hot chocolate gift pack from Fortnum & Mason is a wonderfully indulgent gift to include in a hamper. If you would like to keep it entirely homemade, create a homemade baking basket by whipping up their favourite festive treats. These brownie mince pies are divine.
Hamper ideas for kids
Fill hampers for the kids with mini-toys and games that will create hours of endless fun and will keep them busy on the big day. We have 100s of stocking fillers to choose from for boys and girls.
Add some fun and silly games to get the family together. This Little Elf Who Am I? game and Antler Ring Toss game will provide plenty of laughs.
Themed hampers that fit with their individual likes and hobbies are a great idea, too. For space lovers, this moon or rocket nightlight is such a treat! Other fun space items include a space projector torch, space temporary tattoos and space age activity roll.
For little artists, these colouring mugs and these rainbow pencils make for the perfect gifts. Include other items such as paint brushes, notepads and crayons to get their creative juices flowing.
How to arrange and wrap a gift hamper
Once you have chosen what goes into your gift hamper and you have the basket and materials, the last step is to arrange and wrap the hamper goodies.
Firstly, add some material to the bottom of the hamper to give some height to the chosen items and make them look pretty. Our hamper kit include straw to help you with this. Craft paper will work well for this, too.
Now the base is sorted, we need to arrange the items so that they are clearly visible and look pleasing to the eye. Start from the back of the hamper and work your way forward. Start with the largest item at the back and in the centre. Followed by the next tallest on either side then add the smaller pieces row after row. Keep adjusting the contents until you are happy with the arrangement. For some extra sparkle, scatter some confetti and dot some mini chocolates over the top.
When wrapping your Christmas hamper you'll need cellophane, a ribbon and a gift card. Place your cellophane under your hamper or gift basket and bring the four corners together above the hamper. Twist at the neck to secure and add some clear tape. Wrap your bow around the neck of the hamper and attach your handwritten gift card and there you have your Christmas hamper.
We hope we have given you some gift ideas and inspiration for your DIY Christmas hampers this year.
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