When you think of a Christmas hamper, you probably imagine a beautiful box or quality wicker basket, packed full of delicious festive treats. Typical hampers given at Christmas might include speciality cheeses, preserves, biscuits, cakes, charcuterie, and maybe a tipple or two. Hamper gifts don’t have to be exclusively for foodies, though. You can find some great ready-made hampers for all interests and tastes, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for in the shops, you can create your own! Here are a few ideas to inspire your gift-giving this Christmas.
- Traditional Luxury Christmas Food Hamper
If you’re buying for a traditionalist, you really can’t beat proper Christmas hamper, like this one from British Fine Foods. Designed especially for those who enjoy the finer things in life, this special hamper contains irresistible gourmet and artisan British food to be enjoyed over the festive season.
- Film-Lovers Delight!
If you’ve got a movie fan in the family, how about putting together a personalised film hamper for them? Find a nice basket or box, choose a few DVDs of movies you know they’ll love to watch, and pack in some goodies to eat and drink while they do so! For a low-effort version, this Movie Night Tote Bag comes ready filled with sweet treats galore.
- Perfectly Packaged Pampering
Inspire a girls’ night in by filling a hamper with a selection of face packs, moisturisers and other lotions and potions to be enjoyed with friends. Add a CD or DVD and a bottle of bubbly and you’ve got the makings of a perfect pamper evening. For a ready-made version, we love The Beautiful Lady Hamper, which includes a pre-mixed cocktail and sleep-in rollers!
- For Creative Cooks
Got a friend who loves to get creative in the kitchen? You could build a box or hamper filled with herbs, spices, sauces and marinades, plus an apron, wooden spoon and recipe book. For anyone with a sweet tooth, how about a chocolate-making hamper – a few bars of the good stuff, some moulds, decorations and a book for inspiration. This Cook’s Corner Hamper contains specialist spices and gourmet ingredients for budding chefs.
- Hobbyist’s Hamper
Whatever their interests, from knitting to gardening, you can give a beautiful and thoughtful present by putting together some items related to your recipient’s hobby. There’s plenty of inspiring ideas online, and unless they have a particularly obscure pastime, you’re likely to be able to find a ready-made hamper that’s related, saving you time and hassle.