Gift hampers make great presents as they can be given for literally any occasion. Shop-bought hampers can be expensive and restrictive as you can’t change the contents. DIY Gift hampers are a great idea if you need a cheap gift as they are so versatile and can suit any budget or taste. They also have the advantage of looking much more expensive than the cost of the individual items.


Buy in Bulk

If you have quite a few people to buy presents for then making a hamper for each person can work out much better value. You can buy items in bulk and split them up to be added to each hamper. Find items online, in discounts shops, or on sale. If you are making hampers as Christmas gifts, you could shop throughout the year when you see a good deal. For example, you could make chocolate hampers and buy large packs of chocolate to be split up into each hamper. If you want to make each hamper different perhaps you could buy one thing that goes into each person’s basket like a personalised mug.



Have a Nice Box

You will need to think about what you want to put all your goodies into. You could purchase ready-made gift baskets but these can be a bit more expensive. You could grab a cheap box from the pound shop and make it look pretty or you could just decorate a cardboard box with nice paper and ribbon.



Half of the enjoyment of receiving a hamper is how it is packaged. You can make your hamper look so beautiful with just a little effort. Cellophane wrap can be bought on the roll so it’s ideal if you have several hampers to make. You can get coloured cello wrap if you want to conceal the items inside a little more. Add some nice tissue paper inside the box to place your items on top of. Finish with a nice bow and a gift card.



The possibilities are truly endless for what gift hamper you can create. Think of the person and what they would enjoy and how much of a budget you have to spend. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.


  • Spa Day in – Face masks, essential oils, bath bomb, pyjamas, chocolate
  • Movie Night – Popcorn, sweets, Amazon gift card to exchange for a movie
  • Gardening – Gardening gloves, mug, hand cream, pack of seeds
  • Food – DIY scones and preserves
  • Date Night – Wine, chocolates, take-away gift card, Amazon credit for a movie.
  • Hot Chocolate – Mug, hot chocolate, can of cream, flakes, marshmallows, sprinkles