Sunday, November 28, 2010

Creating A Personalised Christmas Hamper Gift This Christmas

By : Melissa Andrews

Nothing says Christmas quite like a hamper filled with festive treats. Department and grocery stores offer a wide range of Christmas hampers but for a personal touch you might like to create your own. You can tailor the contents to suit the person you are giving the Christmas hamper too, or choose a theme and make a number of hampers to give to your friends and family.

If you are planning on sending your hamper through the post then a sturdy picnic basket is a great way to make sure the content arrive in good condition. These can be quite expensive but often it is possible to find them in charity shops for very little money if you are lucky to find the right one. If you are trying to save a bit more money on the actual basket then why not try decorating a cardboard box with some pretty Christmas paper or ribbon to dress it up.

Add some decorative straw or shredded paper filler from a christmas hamper or stationary shop so that you can easily display the goodies. If your basket doesn't have a lid, you might want to buy some clear cellophane and bright ribbon to keep everything together.

If you are good at baking then perhaps you can make some Christmas goodies such as mince pies or Christmas cake to add to the hamper. Jams, pickles and chutneys are also good to have a jar of in the hamper.

Often hampers might contain a bottle of wine or a spirit but if you are creating your own then try and find out what drink the recipient might prefer that way you can add their favourite bottle of wine that will give it a personal touch. If they are not drinkers then perhaps you might be able to add a nice variety of tea or coffee for them to enjoy over the Christmas period.

Hampers are not just for adults they are also a great idea for a gift for the kids as well. If you add sweets or homemade biscuits then they will love that. Perhaps you can also add some art materials or a creative gift that can keep them occupied on Christmas day.

For those struggling for time to create the perfect hamper gift then there are numerous shops and websites that sell hampers. Interflora Christmas hampers as christmas delivery gifts are a great gift for anyone looking to give a hamper as a gift. Other sites also offer the possibility for you to custom make the hamper with your own choice of products in there for a great personal touch over the festive period.

Author Resource:- Interflora are the flowers delivered specialists so why not have a look at the Interflora blog for more great flower and present ideas.
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