Are you in search of some genius gift ideas that work for anyone and work with your budget? Make a gift hamper! Seriously! Making a personalised hamper will ensure that your gift is useful, packed with carefully chosen gifts that the receiver will love.
The important part is that you’re putting thought into what the receiver will love and you’re making it with your own two hands.
It’s a little more work than buying a pre-wrapped hamper off the shelf but isn’t it worth the effort take to personalise your gift makes the gift so much more meaningful?!
How To Make A Gift Hamper Guaranteed To Impress The Pants Off Anyone!
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1. When You Make A Gift Hamper, You Must Decide On A Theme
The theme of your basket is going to tie in with the occasion, so a festive gift hamper will be much different than the one you create to celebrate a new baby.
If the occasion doesn’t present a specific theme then have a think about:
- Who it is for
- What are their interests and hobbies
- likes and dislikes?
2. Decide on a budget
Your budget will dictate what you put in the basket, therefore, you need to know how much you are prepared to spend before you even start.
A hamper is a great way of presenting a group of individual presents that you have carefully chosen, and it does not have to break the bank. In this case, all of the items to make the gift hamper and the gifts themselves are from wilko.com and they total about £20 in total.
You can always save more money by adding in little gifts that you make yourself.
3. Choosing The Contents Of Your Gift Hamper
You can put anything in your hamper. Just make sure that it is well suited to the recipient.
The contents of your hamper will usually reflect your theme. So, if you want to make a baby themed hamper, for example, you may want to consider baby grows in larger sizes as new parents will receive plenty of newborn gifts.
This particular hamper is being filled with:
- the wilko Festive Variety Tea Set
- wilko Reindeer Mug with biscuit pocket
- the wilko Coffee Variety Pack
- wilko Festive Hot Chocolate in 4 flavours
- tin of wilko Chocolate Chip Biscuits
It’s nice to choose things that your recipient will like, but might not necessarily buy themselves.
4. Make A Gift Hamper Without A Crappy Basket!
The most popular hamper container is a wicker basket, but they always end up being recycled or left into the charity shop. A gorgeous alternative is this wilko ‘Merry Christmas’ felt basket that could easily be reused each year to store gifts under the tree or to even make another hamper for someone else.
Some ideas for you:
- Wrapped cardboard boxes
- Felt baskets
- Flat pack boxes designed for flat hampers
- Tote bags or gift bags
- Old crockery, bowls, casserole dishes
- Serving trays
- Crate boxes
- Or you could make the container, like a fabric basket
5. Make a hamper with lots of lovely filler!
Filler has the job of filling the gaps between gifts, raising them and helps style into something a little more presentable.
I saved myself some time and got the wilko hamper accessory pack which included cellophane.
You can use
- Shredded tissue paper
- Scrunched tissue paper
- Scrunched gift wrap
6. Make A Gift Hamper Presentable
The best way to get started is by playing around with the arrangement of your products. Choose a focal point for the front your hamper. Start with the largest or tallest items first and arrange the smaller items around these because it makes it a lot easier to wrap.
To help with arranging items follow the rule of thirds. Attempt to group things in threes and attempt to create a triangle shape with your products.
Consider overlapping items, and using clear double-sided tape or Bostik Glue Dots to help keep items still. If the hamper just doesn’t seem right, adding or subtracting filling can make a big difference!
7. Make a Gift Hamper Look Professionally Wrapped
When it comes to wrapping a hamper, the most popular wrapping is cellophane because it is see-through.
This wilko Hamper accessory kit contains everything you need to wrap.
Ribbons and bows finish off a gift hamper nicely. Don’t forget to include a card and you’re done!
Forget “What do I get her? She has everything!” A hamper can make a lovely gift if you make it up yourself and personalise it.