They say the way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach. We say it’s through a box filled with gifts. Be it in a jar, bucket, or basket, a homemade Christmas hamper is surely the most generous gift you can give this year and simply the perfect holiday gift for all the special people in your life. Whether you’re on a tight budget or willing to go all out, we have the best gift hamper ideas for you.
While gift hampers may require you to buy several items, in reality it can cost you less in exchange for more, even making you feel and look extra generous. You don’t even have buy a pricey wicker as using any simple old basket should do. Or if you have an old planter box in the garden, a little touch up can make it bright and beautiful. So be it a bucket, basket, bowl, jug, or bag, there is really no straightforward rule. Just don’t forget to add a pretty bow and a thoughtful Christmas card, and you’re good to go.
Morning Coffee Basket
Who doesn’t love to drink coffee in the morning? If you know some friends who can’t skip their favourite cuppa, this simple hamper will certainly be appreciated and is sure to boost their coffee station at home.
1. Bodum Bistro Coffee Mug 350ml Set of 6 $26.95
2. Savannah Classic Coffee Grinder $39.95
3. Typhoon Living Canister $14.95 each
4. Maxwell & Williams Motion Coffee Spoon $3.50 each
5. Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker 3 Cup Cork $25
But if you’re willing to splurge, you can pair this hamper with the barista-approved (6) Smeg Coffee Machine from $389. This elegant espresso and cappuccino maker will be a stylish addition to any counter.
Home Baking Hamper
People who truly love to bake may already have a nice baking sheet, set of measuring cups, and cool baking gadgets at home. New tools would surely put a smile on their faces, but it won’t hurt to add more tools to their collection, like the fabulous suggestions we have listed here. These gifts showcase sophisticated designs that add flair to any kitchen.
1. Ecology May Gibbs Blossom apron and oven glove from $12.95
2. Ladelle Lawson measuring spoons and cup sets from $19.95
3. Wilton Cake Decorating 3pc Tip Set $8.95
4. Chasseur La Cuisson Mixing Bowl 21cm – 2L Duck Egg Blue $24.95
5. Wiltshire baking pans from $5.95
And if budget is not a concern, you can upgrade this hamper with a splurge-worthy (6) KitchenAid Artisan KSM160 Stand Mixer (from $637), handy (7) Soehnle Page Profi Digital Kitchen Scale 15kg ($79.95) or a lovely (8) Anchor Hocking Canton Footed Cake Plate & Dome 30cm ($79.95) for baked creations worthy of their place on the table.
Christmas BBQ Tools
Summer and Christmas won’t be complete without the barbie. End the year by gifting your family or friends with a BBQ-filled hamper. From dry rubs to grills, BBQ tools are definitely a welcome upgrade to any holiday party. Put together this budget-friendly hamper every BBQ party needs.
1. Tramontina Jumbo Polywood Steak Knife Natural $6 each
2. Ecology Acacia Provisions Tongs 30cm $7.95
3. Zyliss Silicone Basting Brush $18.95
4. Kilner Clip Top Square Spice Jar 70ml $4.95
5. Lodge Logic Cast Iron Reversible Grill 43x24cm $99
If you’re feeling a bit more generous, adding the (6) Finger Food From the BBQ Grill Cookbook $42.95, (7) Davis & Waddell Electric Meat Mincer & Vegetable Slicer 2 in 1 $129 or the (8) Everdure by Heston Blumenthal CUBE Charcoal Portable BBQ Orange $199 to your hamper will surely take it to another level.
Summer Survival Kit
Great for the beach, picnics, camping, and road trips, this simple summer survival kit is perfect for anyone who live for the warm weather. Let them have fun under the sun while also keeping them refreshed and dehydrated. This summer survival hamper is simply the best for the season.
1. Avanti Groovy Ice Block Mould 6pc $9.95
2. Thermos Thermocafe Vacuum Insulated Bottle 750ml Teal $20.95
3. Serroni Unbreakable Pitcher on Ice $34.95
6. Kitchen Warehouse White Wash Picnic Basket 2 Person Driftwood $39.95
5. Appetito Silicone Round Ice Cube Tray $14.95
If budget permits, pair this hamper with the (4) Cuisinart Ice Cream & Frozen Yoghurt Maker 2L Stainless Brushed $149.
Party Essentials Hamper
Do you know someone who likes being the hostess with the mostess? Surprise her with this party essentials hamper. Filled with lots of eye-catching tableware and design accents, this gift hamper will have your best friend hosting a the best parties, thanks in part to you.
1. Salisbury & Co Churchill Etched glassware $6 each
2. Salt & Pepper Apollo Dinner Set 12pc Blue $49.95
3. Ecology Arcadian Coasters Set of 4 $9.95
4. Salisbury & Co Albert Rectangular Acacia Serving Boards from $29.95
5. Serenity Earth Glaze Jar Candle 300g Blackberry Vanilla & Musk $19.95
And if you got a little extra cash, perhaps you could add the elegant (6) Stanley Rogers Manchester Cutlery Set 30pc $59.95, (7) Avanti Art Deco Cocktail Shaker 700ml $29.95 and (8) Amalfi Saba Table Runner 35cm Cream $29.95 for an even more generous holiday hamper.
*Please note that prices are current as of posting but may change after the offer period.