Making your hamper gives you virtually limitless possibilities for content and presentation, allowing you to design a wonderfully meaningful gift for any recipient and occasion. DIY hampers are also smart because you can prevent unnecessary waste and add only products you know the recipient would enjoy.
What goes in a hamper
Check out our gift hamper ideas if you’re seeking specific gift ideas.
Theme: A theme will help connect all of the parts of your hamper. Choosing depending on the recipient’s hobbies and personality, as well as the occasion, will assist you in creating a thoughtful gift that they will cherish. Consider our gift hamper ideas for inspiration.
Budget: If you have a specific budget in mind, consider how you will divide it among the various sections of the hamper. By including homemade items, like baked goodies, you can save money while demonstrating how much you care.
Recipient: Your overall hamper theme and individual gift selections should be guided by the recipient’s likes and dislikes. For example, it is vital to consider their specific tastes and dietary requirements while purchasing or preparing food.
These considerations may limit the weight, size, and variety of items you can purchase. One of the most important considerations when putting up a food hamper is expiry dates.
Size of the hamper: Ensure enough space in the basket to display your items (or another container) to ensure an excellent presentation. You may wish to select your gifts first and then look for a suitable hamper.
Items you will require to wrap your hamper
Hamper presents are typically in a wicker basket filled with wood wool, covered in cellophane and embellished with plastic ribbon. All of these materials are available to make your own hamper’ kits. However, you might want to think of something a little different, not only because it might result in a more beautiful and personal gift but also because it can be more environmentally friendly.
The container: Consider upcycling another container from your home if you don’t already have a wicker basket that could be recycled. Strong cardboard boxes that may be embellished to match the theme are great for gift hampers.
Suppose you opt to purchase a container and attempt to select something that will be used frequently as part of the gift. For example, you could make gardening hamper out of a huge plant pot or a food hamper out of a serving dish. For more ideas, check out our gift hamper ideas.
The filler is: You may require filler to organise your gifts on. There is biodegradable, FSC-certified wood wool available, as well as 100% recycled shredded paper. Better yet, do it yourself by shredding and scrunching paper from your stash.
The final word: You may be able to avoid using any form of packaging depending on how and when you gift your hamper. If you must wrap, use biodegradable and compostable cellophane. As long as the material is reused, organza is another appealing and eco-friendly option. Finally, you may use various fabrics or recycled wrapping paper to keep the contents a surprise.
The ribbon consists of Plastic ribbons frequently used to tie gift baskets. Tiny Box sells a variety of bright ribbons created in the UK from recycled plastic bottles. Other environmentally friendly options include biodegradable twine and reusable fabric ribbons.
ideas for gift baskets
- Christmas hamper
- New home, new baby hamper
- Food and beverage hampers
- Coffee basket
- Tea basket
- Sweet basket
- Chocolate gift basket
- Other suggestions
- Pampering basket
- Movie night is hampered
- Craft basket
- Gardening basket