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Do you put in food and drink or arts and crafts or a mixed range of hamper items?


Posted anonymously, 29th November 2015


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  • It depends on who I’m making the hamper for – but generally I try to include at least one keepsake item as well as consumables.


  • I love to do movie night in packs with a DVD and snacks


  • I out little candles, books, jams, coffee. What ever I have at hand really


  • Wine crackers, nuts , shortbread, tea towels etc


  • Sometimes I do themes like Mexican some mexican beer nacho chips salsa limes etc or italian with pasta olives cheese wine etc


  • Things that are personal to the recipient – eg notebook, vase, mug… Anything not too expensive but nice.


  • Definitely depends who it’s for for me – but usually wine, chocolates, candles, maybe a cheeseboard, olives or stuffed peppers and a decorative item from kmart or something :)


  • I think hampers are so creative and can be made really nicely . Women can have beauty products, candles , soaps etc that smells nice . Food hampers can have chocolates ,biscuits etc. I think you have to know the person too otherwise items can be unsuitable .


  • depends who it is for.

    soaps, candles, deoderant, perfumes, homemade cookies or treats, choccies, fruit cake, scratchies


  • Aprilb1 – personalising each hamper/basket is a great idea. Your ideas sounds great.


  • Depends who its for – my nan i gave her a hamper with teabags, biscuits, a calendar, candles, fruit cake, tea towles etc for my sister i do beauty items like body washes, sprays, candles, a yearly diary, chocolates etc


  • I like to put in wine/champagne,chocolates and gourmet goodies!


  • I put things like the dry ingredients for cookies which still need to be made in jars, with a note of what needs to be added to make them and how long to cook them, a wooden icy pole stick which has a heap of dried melted chocolate and a few little marhmellows on it, with insturctions attched like sit in a hot cup of milk, home made preserves, chutneys. and for christmas some homemade shortbread and fruit mince tart, and a few slices of fruit cake.


  • I make up mini sections for the hampers with all of the different Christmas treats.


  • I try to use a container that forms part of the present (washing basket/kitchen bowl/flower pot/chopping board) and then a mix of foods and other items that I think the recipient will like. Wrap the lot in a cellophane and top with a bow. Always looks great.


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