Why settle on one gift when you can make your own Christmas hamper gift ideas?! A gift box is an easy idea you can easily dial up or down depending on your budget and still make it meaningful.
The decision-making process starts with the hamper itself. You could go on the hunt for a stylish wicker basket, a wooden crate or even an old shoebox wrapped in festive paper. It could be something they’ll reuse for years to come.
6 Christmas Hamper Gift Ideas To Make The Season Easier
Next up is your Christmas hamper contents list – here are six gift ideas you won’t want to leave out.
Add One Standout Item To Your Hamper
While it’s fun to include a variety of different gifts, you don’t want to end up filling your festive hamper with a load of old tat. Choose a standout present that will really mean something to them, be it a one-off event or an item built to last.
Jewellery adds a finishing touch to any outfit. They also carry memories of special occasions or those we’re close to. Earrings can be as subtle or as flashy as you choose, while a necklace or chain can be tailored to any style with ease.
Alternatively, does your loved one have a favourite band or an artist they’re obsessed with? See if you can pick up tickets and surprise them. You could even get one for yourself and go along as a pair.
Add A Gift Card
Sometimes it’s nice to give people the opportunity to pick out something for themselves. Gift cards put the power in their hands – and take some of the pressure off you!
Gift Vouchers Are Versatile
Are they a shopaholic? Drop in a voucher for their favourite store or online shop. If they’re planning an interior design makeover or are soon to be moving, how about a gift card for homeware? If they love to eat out, see if their favourite restaurant offers personalised coupons.
Get Creative With Gift Voucher Templates
You can also get templates you can completely customise, so it shows you put a little time and effort into the presentation.
The opportunities don’t end there. You could put some money towards a hotel or flights if they love to travel, or chip in for an outdoor activity for an adrenaline boost. Don’t worry about offering a huge amount – every little helps.
Homemade Christmas foods
No list of Christmas gift box ideas would be complete without some delicious food-based treats. The festive period is a time to indulge, so why not have a go at making your own gingerbread men? You could even make items into edible tree decorations.
Jams and chutneys are a Christmas staple. That’s because they last well if you want to reserve them for special occasions. Try your hand at an orange marmalade and add a personalised label to each jar.
Cheese and crackers are another festive favourite. Pick up favourites from your local farmers market and bake the biscuits to go with them yourself. If you really want to go all out, throw in a cheese knife set for good measure.
One bottle of fizz
Will you be nursing any hangovers around the big day? Many of us like to get merry over Christmas in more ways than one. Choose a bottle of prosecco if the recipient loves to celebrate. Alternatively, you could opt for a vintage red wine if they prefer their poison alongside a roaring fire or a gourmet meal.
If beer or cider is their drink of choice, you could buy a bottle of their favourite or go for something a little more experimental. Do they like to try new things?
If they don’t drink or are planning to cut down, non-alcoholic alternatives are becoming more and more popular. They’re my go to since I don’t drink. Alternatively, choose a sparkling water or a pressed juice in an attractive bottle that they can reuse however they wish.
A novelty festive item
There’s a time and a place for novelty items – and Christmas is it. After all, if you can’t be silly with those you love, then who, can you? It’s my moto year-round if I’m honest.
Socks are a classic novelty hamper gift choice and offer plenty of opportunities. Everybody needs at least one garish festive-themed pair. There are plenty of websites out there that allow you to take things up a level with personalisation. Try putting your own face on them as a permanent reminder of how much you care about them.
You could go even further out there and throw in a set of beard baubles if your friend or family member is follicly gifted. Just try not to go too far – the last thing you want your hamper to do is upset them.
A Christmas survival kit
Christmas may indeed be the most wonderful time of the year – but with last-minute gift buying, the cooking of the turkey (or nut roast) and a whole lot of hosting, it can sometimes feel like an ordeal. Are there any items you can add to help your recipient make it through?
If they have a hectic schedule, they might appreciate a pocket datebook to keep track. For those whose plans involve a lot of partying, you’ll want to opt for soothing choices such as bath salts and green teas to help them recover.
Are you all set? Knowing what to put in a Christmas hamper isn’t the problem – it’s narrowing your options down. Whichever items you settle for, you’re sure to put a smile on their face.