There's nothing better than getting a box full of stuff and the excitement of seeing what's inside!
This year I will be giving Christmas Hampers to the majority of people on my list. There's tons of reasons to put together hampers such as...
1) It's a lovely personal gift that shows you know and have thought about your recipient
2) It's a cheap way to give a big present
3) You can give people something useful that will get used rather than (durh dur durrrrr) regifted (hangs head in shame!)
So where to start?
1. Make a list of people you will give a hamper to
2. Find that number of boxes and decorate with christmas wrap and ribbons (don't do a massive box, it will cost a fortune!!) Baskets look lovely if you can find some on offer.
3. Decide on a theme
Ideas for themes...
Good if sending to a different county
Think chutneys, biscuits, different teas, honey, swizzle sticks, home made biscuits
Breakfast in Bed
Marmalade, Jams, Breads, Honey, Orange Juice, Champagne
Minitures, Cocktail Cherrys, A Snowball, Babycham, Foods containing booze such as jams or drink sachets, Pack of Resolve
Coffee & Chocolate
Various coffee sachets (split the boxes of 8 and put one or two in each hamper), Chocolate Minatures (Booths have a big box of Green and Black's Minitures on offer for £9 until Christmas Day - again split the box), Marshmallows, Tinned Cream, Coffee Biscuits
I start hamper harvesting early doors when I see things on offer that I have an appropriate coupon for or I use my Tesco Price Promise coupons again when the product is on offer.
The hampers can be quite cumbersome so I tend to set them up in the garage and stack them up.
Oh, a big tip...check sell by dates!! Some biscuits I bought in September expire in December. So I HAD to eat them!! Not cost effective, but quite delicious.
Have you any ideas for themes?
I'll post photos asap