Sometimes it can be hard to know what to get someone for a gift, which is why creating a hamper is always a brilliant solution. I absolutely love making up a gift hamper, it’s such a creative way of giving thoughtful gifts. It’s an opportunity to give your friend or relative a sample of lots of lovely things, one of which they’re bound to like. It can be fun creating these hampers, too, adding personal touches that you simply can’t get from purchasing pre-made ones or other gift items. If you’re thinking about making gift hampers for this holiday season or the next birthday coming up, here are five great things you can include in it.
Food items are always a safe bet on including in a hamper, whether it’s a selection of nice cheeses, biscuits, or some luxury chocolates. This is a particularly good idea if the person you’re giving the hamper to is a big foodie and enjoys indulging in some top-quality produce. Just be mindful of expiration dates for adding food products to your hamper; you don’t want to make them ill accidentally!
Books are another nice addition to gift hampers, whether it’s one or two new books from their favorite author, or a recipe book full of new and exciting meals to try. Even if the person you’re giving the hamper to isn’t a big reader, you can always find something for them to enjoy, even if it’s a novelty book that will suit their sense of humor.
3. Luxury Soaps
Buying people soaps as gifts might seem like a cop-out but don’t underestimate how much some luxury products can spruce up your hamper. They’re a particularly good idea if the person the hamper is for enjoys pampering themselves or deserves to do so. There are numerous quality soap brands out there, but for something extra special, you should consider adding some lavender goats milk soap to your hamper. Lavender is always a popular scent for its relaxing qualities, but the goat’s milk the soap is made from is very good for your skin and will leave it feeling silky and smooth, making it the perfect luxury soap.
Like food, wine, beers, gins, and other liqueurs, they are often found in hampers and food-based ones. However, they can be added to any kind of gift hamper as a nice boozy treat. If the person you’re giving the hamper to doesn’t drink, simply add some fancy soft drinks as an alternative, or some luxury tea or coffee brands for them to enjoy instead.
Finally, consider adding some small games or puzzles to your hamper for something a little bit different. These are great novelty gifts and are perfect for rainy days or to use as boredom busters. They’re even better to include in Christmas or other festive hampers that the whole family can enjoy together on the day.
When creating a gift hamper, it’s good to be versatile, so there are plenty of interesting options that the person receiving it can enjoy. Consider the items above for your gift hampers and how they could be perfect for your loved ones.