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The Best Christmas Hamper Ideas for Your Friends and Family

August 08, 2021

The Best Christmas Hamper Ideas for Your Friends and Family

Everyone loves the festive season… the twinkling decorations adorning homes, the excitement in the weeks leading up to the big day and of course the mountains of food and drink! Christmas is a time for celebration and being together – particularly important after the difficult year we’ve all had. So why not make Christmas 2021 extra special and one to never forget (for all the right reasons!).

When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, we all have our own way of doing it. Perhaps you like to plan ahead and have all your Christmas presents sorted by the start of November, or are you a last minute Harry, dashing to the shops on Christmas Eve? Whatever your Christmas shopping style, gifting a hamper could be the perfect way to show someone that you care this holiday season. 

But don’t just settle for generic Christmas hampers. There are many different varieties to choose from to suit any taste, style or budget, and you could even create your own! 

The Awesome Hamper Company is the number one specialists for ‘awesome’ Christmas hamper ideas and gifts, from delectable food hampers through to unique alcohol hampers, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, the Christmas hamper idea experts at the Awesome Hamper Company have shared their top ideas for the best Christmas hamper ideas and Christmas presents so you can be sure to wow and enthral your friends, family and loved ones.  


1. Homemade Christmas gifts and cards 

Nothing says ‘I love you’ than a handmade Christmas card or gift. We all have memories as a child creating our very own greetings cards, using PVA glue, glitter and colouring pencils to draw santa and his sleigh, or create a friendly snowman. However the tradition of Christmas cards has started to dwindle in recent years. 

Homemade Christmas Cards

Why not turn this on its head by getting crafty this year and creating your very own Christmas cards, made with your own fair hand? It goes without saying that homemade gifts will always go down a treat – you can always tell that a homemade gift has been created from the heart. You could even encourage the kids to get involved and help make the Christmas cards, ready to be sent out with your Xmas gifts, especially if you have friends or a relative who lives far away. We think it's such a wonderful, personal touch at Xmas. Even better when it is accompanied by a handmade gift - for example a Christmas hamper which could be something special for all your family members!


2. Chocolates and sweets in a decorative box or gift basket

 Let’s face it... Christmas is a time for feasting, with sweets and chocolates being some of the most popular treats throughout Xmas. 

 Everyone loves something a little naughty, so why not make a loved ones Christmas extra special than with a gift of chocolates and sweets in a decorative box. Ideal when found in a Christmas hamper, those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to receive delectable goodies on the big day itself.

 Either make your own by finding a decorative box and filling it to the brim with a loved ones favourite sweets and chocolates, or find a ready made chocolate hamper or sweet hamper from the wide variety available on the Awesome Hamper Company’s website.

 Full to the brim with goodies like chocolate truffles and candy canes, these make a great gift and help to create the best Christmas hampers or gift basket.


3. A festive mug for their morning coffee or hot chocolate

 Before the bubbly is opened and the madness of the day begins, there is nothing better than enjoying a warm mug of coffee or hot chocolate on Christmas morning - even better when it’s enjoyed from a festive mug! There are a wide array of different Xmas gifts for coffee lovers out there, from barista style coffee machines, through to coffee and hot chocolate subscriptions. However you can’t beat a super special festive mug - plus it's the perfect Christmas hamper idea.

 The Awesome Hamper Company offers a range of different coffee hampers and coffee gifts which could be ideal for the coffee connoisseur family member in your life. Take a look here.


4. Homemade cookies 

 Sweet, chunky, chewy and straight from the oven, no matter how you enjoy cookies, a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect Christmas gift for both young and old. This festive period, mix up the classic chocolate chip recipe and opt for something truly Christmassy for scrumptious sweet treats.

Homemade Christmas Cookies

 One of our favourite festive flavours is gingerbread. This subtle spice is a traditional Christmas taste, and Christmas themed gingerbread is easily made at home by following some simple recipes. Use a cookie cutter to make Christmas themed shapes, such as Christmas trees, presents or even angels, and decorate the biscuits to your heart's content.

 If you’re thinking of something a little more unusual for your Christmas cookies, why not add some additional festive ingredients, such as cinnamon, orange peel and raisins to create a Christmas pudding flavoured batch of cookies. Absolutely delicious!


5. A Christmas tree decoration they can hang on the tree next to theirs 

Christmas Tree Decorations

 Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas tree providing the focal point for the festive get-togethers. Decorating the tree is a pastime which the whole family enjoys, with ornaments and Christmas decorations being collected throughout the years to signify special moments or memories from times gone by. Add to the collection of ornaments this year with a personalised bauble for your loved one - something which can be cherished for Christmases to come and the perfect Christmas gift for all the family. You could even make it super special by making your own - a lovely way to enjoy a homemade Christmas and super cost effective.


 6. A small gift card to one of their favourite stores or restaurants 

 Stuck on ideas for gift basket ideas? Who doesn't love treating themselves to something special at a favourite shop, or enjoying a delicious meal at one of their favourite restaurants? Gifting a voucher or a gift card to store or restaurant could be an easy way of ensuring a loved one really gets what they want this Christmas - plus you’re helping to support the retail and hospitality industries get back on their feet by encouraging people to get back out there again after the Covid pandemic.

 You could even make a Christmas hamper even more special by not only filling it with goodies, but surprising someone with the addition of a gift card waiting to be discovered within it. Now that's what we call levelling up your Christmas hamper ideas!


 7. Buy a ready made Christmas Hamper or gift basket

 Perhaps you’re stuck for time, or struggling to think of creative ideas on what to fill your Christmas gift hamper or gift basket with… never far, the Awesome Hamper Company is here to help! Offering a plethora of different hampers and gift baskets to suit all tastes, styles and budgets, we’ve thought of pretty much anything and everything to make sure your Christmas gifts go down well this year.

 From alcohol gift hampers filled with gins, whiskeys, craft beer or cocktail sets and pamper hampers, through to classic chocolate hampers or American sweet hampers, we literally have something for everyone. You could even make it extra special with a milled wine kit!

 You can even make your hamper from the Awesome Hamper Company’s huge range even more special by adding a personalised note inside the hamper. We’re here to make gift giving easy and straightforward!

 Plus, our ready made Christmas hamper ideas make the ideal solution for corporate gifting - whether you need to send a present to staff, clients or even suppliers, there is an option to suit your business needs.


 8. Small Christmas Gifts to include in your hamper or gift basket

 If you like to get crafty, creating homemade Christmas gift baskets or Christmas gift hampers could be right up your street. Fill it with all of their favourite things, from chocolate to sweets, and even lovely scented candles. Make it personal to them so they can see that a lot of love and attention went into making it. 

 Some of our favourite small gifts to include in a hamper or gift basket are candles, skincare products, bubble bath, chocolate, craft beer, biscuits, sweets, mulled wine kit, makeup, hair accessories and even small toys for the kids. The lucky recipient will be delighted with their homemade gift basket.


9. Alcoholic Christmas Gift ideas

Alcohol at Christmas time is a great combination, so if you can make someone’s favourite tipple into their Christmas present you’re on to a winner! But don’t just settle for a bottle of their favourite wine, bubbly or spirit. Make the Christmas gift more exciting with a special alcoholic gift set. For example, the Awesome Hamper Company has a range of alcohol hampers to please gin lovers, wine loves and even whiskey lovers. You could even give the gift of cocktail making gift boxes so they can create their own concoctions complete with cocktail glasses and shakers. Where’s the party?!

Alcohol Gift Hamper

 Check out the Awesome Hamper Company’s wonderful array of luxury Christmas hamper ideas, Christmas presents, gift baskets and gift boxes by clicking the link below. For more ideas and more inspiration, why not browse our full website.

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