DIY Hamper Ideas
With the holiday season now upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for the people in your life. Gift hampers have long been a popular choice, but rather than buy a pre-made one, why not consider making one on your own?
A DIY hamper made by you is a gift that will have an extra personal touch, and it’s a great idea because you can customise it for the recipient. If you aren’t sure how to get started with DIY hamper ideas, just read on! We’ve put together a helpful list for you to go over.
Food and Drink
The most traditional hamper contents are food and drink. Whether it’s chocolates, biscuits, coffee, or cookies, food hampers will always go over well. Just because food hampers are traditional doesn’t mean they can’t make great DIY hamper ideas, so go ahead and make your own by catering to the preferences of whoever you’re going to give it to.
For the tea lover in your life, you could add in some hand blended loose leaf tea made by The Tea Crowd. Their Tea Gift Tin has four incredible tea varieties made from all natural ingredients that are free from any additives and artificial flavourings. You could add in a Tea Sip Kit Set by Neo Organic Tea for a small additional tea gift.
Some gourmet cookies will pair with almost any other kind of food or drink in a hamper. The Christmas cookies made by Our Sweet Pantry are available in vanilla or gingerbread flavours, are decorated with royal icing, and are packaged individually so that they will last for up to two months.
Other great food hamper ideas include things like the delectable Mixed Dessert Box by Cocoa Oven or some of Currong Comestibles delicious marmalades, chutneys, and jams. You can’t go wrong by including all the things you know the recipient loves – that’s the point of gifting, after all!
A Customised Housewares Hamper
If you’d like to try a hamper idea that’s really different, why not make one out of houseware items? You can include items like small handmade bowls, trays, or anything else you think the recipient might love. A beautiful resin Trinket Tray by Frankie in the City would make a great gift basket ideas alongside some of Wildflower Naturals pillar candles.
For an extra dose of thoughtfulness, consider adding in a personalised Christmas bauble made by ByKimb. This acrylic bauble is available in frosted white or frosted clear and will look lovely no matter where it hangs.
A set of customised coasters would also make a good addition to a housewares DIY Christmas hamper, such as these from Shake the Tree Art. The coasters can be made with metallic accents, holographic glitter, or both and you can also choose up to three different colours. Shake the Tree Art also offers custom resin letters, numbers, and symbols that would also make fantastic gifts!
Additional housewares hamper ideas to consider are floral smudge sticks, organic cotton tea towels, and macrame wall art. There’s really no end to the types of things you could add to this type of gift hamper, so start brainstorming!
A Personalised Gift Hamper Just For Him
For the special guy (or guys) in your life, custom DIY gift hamper ideas perfectly tailored to what they enjoy could go over very well! Whether it includes a personalised Leather Dopp toiletry kit or a handmade leather card holder, it’s sure to be well-received!
For a guy that enjoys dressing sharp, consider the quality handmade leather suspenders made by The Local Craftsman. Also available in the fashion department are Dressed for Sunday’s fun little cufflinks, and for something a little more personal, consider Vantler Leather’s selection of personalised keyrings.
Mix the hamper up a bit by adding in some quality, all natural tonic syrups from The Cure Tonics. These mix perfectly with tonic water, but work just as well as mix in a great cocktail.
A New Take On The Traditional Gift Basket Ideas
There’s nothing wrong with adding something new to something traditional, DIY Christmas hamper ideas have the potential to be a truly fantastic practical gift basket. Add in whatever you think the recipient will love and cater to their favourite colours, tastes, and personal sense of style!