Sometimes it can seem impossible to find that perfect gift for someone. And even when you do feel you’ve found the right thing, or buy someone a gift they’ve specifically asked for, you can’t help but feel it’s a little… impersonal.
Whether you’re stuck in a present-buying rut or just want to give something more unique this year, putting together a personalised Christmas hamper for someone is always a great option. Packed full of individual items, little treats and surprises; it’s bound to hit the mark and you’ll get extra brownie points for effort.
How to construct the perfect hamper:
- Decide on a Budget – this will dictate the theme and extent of your contents. It might be worth considering who it’s for; you’ll probably want to spend more if it’s for your mum than for the office secret Santa, for example.
- The Contents – make it personal and relevant to the recipient. Would they prefer food, beauty products, a tipple perhaps? Is there anything you know they really like?
- Container – Think of something practical that compliments the theme of the hamper. Remember to keep it interesting and exciting though. Good examples include a terracotta plant pot, serving bowl or wooden crate.
- Use a Filler – This will help make your hamper appear much more presentable. Scrunched up paper works a treat.
- Arranging – Start by choosing a front for your hamper. Then place the largest/tallest items first and arrange the smaller items in around these.
- Wrapping – The most popular choice for this is cellophane because it is see-through. For a more unique look try something that suits the theme of your hamper, such as a tea towel for a food themed hamper.
What should I put in the hamper?
If you’re still struggling for ideas as to what to put in your Christmas hamper, here are just a few suggestions that are sure to go down a treat.
Food and drink-
- An Organic tea, such as this higher living earl grey
- An interesting condiment such as banana ketchup or organic sesame oil
- An unusual sweet treat such as seed & bean lemon cardamom dark chocolate
- A seasoning or rub, such as truly simple all-purpose gourmet seasoning.
- A treat for the face, such as this dead sea spa magik algimud active seaweed face mask
- A specialist body product such as bean body peppermint coffee bean scrub
- A beauty accessory such as this opal London bamboo eyemask
- For men, try adding some shaving cream such as burt’s bees men’s aftershave cream while for women burt’s bees lip shimmer cherry should go down well.
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