I love shopping, and I love a bargain. I have a cupboard in my home full of little gifts that I pick up throughout the year, ready for Christmas. At Christmas I create hamper gifts for people with all of the bits that I have collected.

What I love about creating hamper gifts is that you can make them to suit varying budgets. You can create a theme. And I think it makes a really thoughtful gift.

These are a few ideas for hamper gifts that you can easily put together yourself.

Pamper Hamper Gifts


These pamper hamper’s are easy to put together because you can pick up bits from so many places and can really create them to suit any budget. Who wouldn’t love a box of treats to indulge themselves in.

hamper gifts

Pamper Hamper ideas:

  • Face masks (The pots pictured are £6 each from The Body Shop)
  • Make Up Bag
  • Candle
  • Bubble Bath
  • Body Spray
  • Book
  • Hand cream
  • Nail varnish
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
  • Voucher for manicure

Movie Night Hamper Gifts

These are great for those hard to buy for people, and again really easy to add to if you have a bigger budget. You can even make unique movie night hamper gifts by adding personalised items such as this personliased popcorn bowl

hamper gifts
hamper gifts

Movie Night Hamper Ideas:

  • Popcorn
  • Popcorn bowl
  • Pick n mix sweets
  • Hot chocolates
  • Mugs
  • DVD’s
  • Voucher for Deliveroo or Just Eat for a takeaway
  • Blanket for snuggling on the sofa

Date Night Hamper Ideas

These are a great gift for couples, and you can add a voucher for your babysitting services too! I love these Simply Cook kits. You can buy a pack of four different meal kits for £10. Each kit contains a recipe card and the herbs and spices needed to make that meal. I often order a box and split it by 4 recipients making it a £2.50 bargain. There’s lots of bits you can add to make it a really special gift.

hamper gifts

Date Night Hamper Ideas:

  • Simply Cook Meal Pack
  • Chopsticks
  • Wine
  • Dinner Plates
  • Candle
  • Place mats (Why not get some personalised ones from Snapfish)
  • Wine Glasses
  • Chocolates
  • Voucher for M&S Dine in For 2

Mindfulness Hamper Gifts

A mindfulness hamper can be a really thoughtful gift. You can make it personal by adding things related to their hobbies and things they love. It’s another one where it’s easy to pick up those things you see throughout the year when you think “That’s perfect for…” and put them aside for Christmas time.

hamper gifts

Mindfulness Hamper Ideas:

  • Journal (Paperchase do a great range)
  • Essential Oils Diffuser
  • Air Pod Travel Case
  • Pin Badge
  • Cotton Clara Embroidery Kit
  • Affirmation print in a frame
  • Cosy Socks
  • Nice Tea selection
  • Book about recipients hobby

What to use for the hamper container…

Poundland and B&M sell a range of baskets to put your goodies inside. Alternatively you could buy a cotton tote bag. I like the actual hamper container to be soemthing that the recipitent can use.

hamper gifts

Seagrass hamper Amazon £6.95

hamper gifts

Plastic basket Amazon £2.50

hamper gifts

Wooden crate Amazon £8.49

hamper gifts

Cotton tote bag Amazon £6.95

I hope you like these hamper gifts ideas.

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10 Comments on Creating Your Own Hamper Gifts

  1. I love this idea!! You really can’t go wrong with a hamper and it means so much more when the person has gone to the effort to put it all together for you themselves xx

  2. I love making hampers at Christmas. I love the idea of using a wicker basket to display the gifts. Last year, I reused cardboard boxes and wrapped them in wrapping paper, which isn’t quite as nice!

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