Unbelievably, Easter is nearly here. People across the country are gearing up for spring and sharing sweet treats. If you’re wanting to get creative with your gift-giving this year, a homemade Easter hamper could be just the thing you’re looking for. We’ve put some tips together to get you started.
First things first: what gifts would you like to put in the hamper? This will very much depend on the person you’re buying for. You might want to get a close friend their favourite bottle of wine, whereas if you’re buying for little ones you’ll want to stick to sweet treats or toys. Whoever you’re buying for, you can’t have put together an Easter hamper without some chocolate. Watch out for Easter Eggs for sale to get some traditional goodies.
Use the senses
While tasty treats will be a staple of your hamper, you can get inspired by the other senses. You could include flowers for a splash of colour, alongside a floral scent. A soft toy or pair of socks, which feel great to touch. You could record your own voice message in the card. It’s your gift, so get creative as you like.
As you’ve decided to make a hamper, rather than buy one, you’ve got a great opportunity to tailor it. Think of the person you’re making it for and ask yourself what they would appreciate the most. Maybe they would like some bulbs to plant in their garden. Or perhaps a seasonal recipe of yours they admire, like hot cross buns. It could be a book you’ve been wanting to recommend. These thoughtful additions to your Easter hamper will make it an even more special gift.
You’ve got all your gifts, now it’s time to put it all together. A hamper is traditionally presented in a wicker basket, with cellophane and ribbons. However, there are some twists you can add to make your gift more eco-friendly. For instance, you could pick a container the recipient will get a lot of use from or one that’s made from recycled products. Or for your wrapping choices, you could opt for biodegradable materials. Your hamper will still look great, and it’s better for the environment.
Creating your own Easter hamper is such a special way of showing someone you care. It gives you a chance to get personal and creative. Do you have any tips for putting together a gift hamper?