Christmas Hamper Inspiration
When you have someone special in your life but don’t know what to buy them for Christmas I think a Christmas Hamper is a great idea. I think when you put them together yourself it makes them even more special as you can really tailor it to the reciprocant. Last year we made a special food hamper for my husband’s Nan who needed wheat-free products and has trouble getting out and about. I lined it with a red scarf to keep her warm and threw in a few Christmas Knickknack’s to give it a festive feel.
I was invited to Christmas in July and got some Christmas Hamper Inspiration at Wilko – quality products at affordable prices.
Creating a Christmas Hamper
- What are you going to put into your Christmas Hamper?
There are so many ideas of things that could go in a Christmas Hamper depending on the recipient. You could base it on a current hobby interest or favourite film. Here are some general ideas:
Food (pickles/cheese/biscuits/fruit/Christmas meal, etc), cooking/baking, drinks (wine/tea/coffee), beauty, health/fitness, clothing, cooking, toiletries, Pet, Collectibles, Cleaning (for a first car as opposed to a mother/wife!), DIY, Tech, Humour, Sweets, Small Toys, Christmas Eve (colouring books/Reindeer food, PJs, etc) – and so on.
Suggested items from Wilko:
Wilko Fruits Bath Foam Mini (418849) £1.00; Wilko Gadget Face Mats (418313) £3.00; Wilko Gadget Selfie Stick (418326) £5.00; Wilko Green Bird Bottle (0418074. £3.00); Wilko Silver Star Votive (0418037) £2.00; Wilko Safari Hand Puppet Elephant/Zebra Assorted (417387) £3.00; Wilko Story Tales Peg Dolls Red Riding Hood (415893) £2.00; Wilko Blox Figures Assortment (414839) £2.00; Wilko Chitter Chatter Teeth (320694) £1.00; Wilko Kiss 3D Smokey Eye Shadow Set (SKU 418869) £3; Wilko Silicone Muffin Cases 12 Pack (SKU 284943) £2.
- First you need to decide on your Hamper Basket
For example would you go for the Wilko Large Bamboo Hamper Basket (401525) £2.50 or the Wilko Small Bamboo Hamper Basket (401526) £1.50.
Which size you opt for may well be determined by the products you have opted to go for or you budget perhaps.
- How are you going to decorate your Christmas Hamper Basket?
You may wish to opt for the Wilko Hamper Accessory Pack (shredded paper, cello wrap and jumbo pull bow. 401492) £2.00. Or you may wish to use Wilko Merry Christmas Ribbon 3m (401496) £1.00 or Wilko Frozen Ribbon 3m (419564) £1. If you wanted you could even wrap the Hamper Basket – chose from Wilko Merry & Bright Striped Wrap (8 metres assorted. 419927) £2.00; Wilko Foil Baubles Wrap (5 Metres 419929) £2.00; Wilko Gnome Gift Wrap (12 Metres 419945) £2.00; Wilko Stag Gift Wrap (8 Metres 419930) £2.00; and Wilko Luxury Craft Wrap Twin Pack (419801) £4.00.
- How you are going to arrange your Christmas Hamper Basket.
As I say last year I placed a red scarf at the bottom – this not only added to the Christmas Hamper, and gave the base a good colour but it also raised everything up in the basket. I also won a fruit hamper last year and they used cardboard underneath to do the same thing. You may fit the Wilko Ultra Soft Throw Silver (120x150cm. 0417730. £5.00) or Wilko Fleece Throw Grey Star Design (120x150cm. 0417727. £3.00) at the bottom of your Christmas Hamper Basket.
I think a few key Christmas Decorations added in to the Christmas Hamper give it a really nice touch: I like Wilko Nature’s Noel Tartan Heart Decoration Assorted (419853) £1.00; Wilko Nature’s Noel Bird Decoration (419854) £2.00; Wilko Nature’s Noel Metal Mistletoe Decoration (419607) £1.50; Wilko Nature’s Noel 3D Wooden Tree/Star Decoration (322140) £1.00; Wilko Merry & Bright Mini Knitted Jumper Decoration Assorted (419842) £1.50; Wilko Merry & Bright Embroidered Star Decoration (419847) £1.50; Wilko Merry & Bright Mini Fabric Stocking Decoration Assorted (419845) £1.50; Wilko Merry & Bright Glitter Metal Snowflake Decoration (419604) £1.50 or the Wilko Merry & Bright Felt Robin Hanging Decoration (419841) £1.50.
Do you feel inspired to make a Christmas Hamper from items at Wilko? Do you have any other ideas for a Christmas Hamper?