This is a guest post from Interflora on how to easily create your own gift basket for Christmas. Did you know in the UK a gift basket is called a gift hamper? ;) I didn't!
Only the best for Christmas!
Festive Christmas hampers and gift baskets are a great way to show your friends and
relatives how much you care! The time and effort that goes into making them is far more
appreciated than a single shop-bought present, especially if you add a few little personal
touches to it.
If you customise your own Interflora Christmas food hamper, rather than purchasing a uniform version you can add all your chosen recipient’s favourite treats, as well other memorable knick knacks for that little extra Christmas kick.
Take note of the wine they like to drink, what chocolate they buy when they really want to
treat themselves and other special food items that they like. You could add some home-made
biscuits or cakes if you know they admire your cooking and you want to make it even more
Think outside the hamper
Christmas gift baskets aren’t limited to food and drink; they can be made up from virtually
anything. Toiletries are often a handy size for filling a small hamper. Try to get a bottle of
the recipient’s signature perfume or aftershave for a personal touch. You can often get free
samples of some toiletries at make-up counters which are handy for filling in any gaps.
Make a hamper for the kids
A toy hamper for a child usually goes down well if you don’t know what to get for them. Fill a
basket with a selection of small treats such as a tub of Play-doh, a small box of Lego, some
pretty hair ribbons and a teddy bear.
There really is no limit to what you can put in a home-made Christmas hamper. A favourite
book or magazine, a couple of cheap DVDs, kitchen equipment, a purse or money box, a
pretty scarf – anything you can afford that is small enough to fit into your chosen basket or
box will work well.
Try to add at least a couple of items that demonstrate how well you know the recipient and be
creative with your presentation to make a truly beautiful gift.