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Week 2: Christmas hamper ideas

Last week was week 2 of our Christmas ideas. We have been talking about different Christmas ideas each week on the run up to Christmas. The aim is to explore and enjoy a less commercialised Christmas and get in the festive spirit. You can catch up on the series here.

This is the overview of the series:

Week 1: Homemade Christmas gift ideas

Week 2: Christmas hamper ideas

Week 3: Ethical gifts of kindness ideas

Week 4: Buying from small crafters

Week 5: Keeping it green

Week 6: Creating magic

There were some amazing ideas be thrown around last week! We have put together our favourite 10:

  1. Cheese lover hamper: homemade chutneys & crackers hampers;
  2. Mish mosh hamper: a selection of someone’s favourite things. Similar idea to what the teen put together;
  3. Homemade beautification hamper. Wellness Mama has a great recipe for dry face mask that you just mix up as needed, you could also make your own lip balms and bath soaks or bath bombs and through in some simple make at home from kitchen ingredient ideas;
  4. Christmas Eve hamper: A Christmas family DVD, pj’s, popcorn and snuggly socks;
  5. Craft kits hampers: How To crochet Guide, with some great online resources, a pattern, ball of yarn and hook;
  6. A book lovers hamper: novels, tea, a blanket for curling up under and biscuits for easy consumption whilst reading;
  7. Tea & coffee lovers hamper: A set of matching mugs, a tea strainer and array of loose teas/or a cute cafetiere with a selection of artisan coffees;
  8. A chocolate lovers hamper: With a chocolate recipe book, an array of chocolates, and some posh cocoa for cooking with;
  9. Winter survival kit hamper: homemade hot chocolate, hand warmers, toasty thick socks, soup recipe card and soup cup bowl/bowl cup;
  10. Dreaming of summer hamper: beach towel, rose tinted sunglasses, soothing beach sounds CD, coconut body moisturiser and a beach book;


We had a great post from The Teen suggesting her perfect hamper and what she felt her peers may enjoy to get some inspiration flowing for presents for teenagers.

Keep your comments coming in. What’s your favourite? Any great ideas to add to any of the hampers? Make sure you’re hooked up to us on Twitter and Facebook and join in the chats, be great to see you there.

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