How to make a personalised Christmas hamper

If you want to create a Christmas memory that will last a lifetime, what could be better than a dream gift presented in a creative and thoughtful way? A Christmas hamper means you can give loved ones a selection of presents to suit their personalities in beautiful, creative packaging. Show them you care this Christmas with our guide to creating a Christmas hamper.

Christmas hampers make the best presents

Putting together a personalised Christmas hamper for friends and family is both caring and imaginative, so why not try it out this year? We have all the tips you need to buy interesting and fun hamper contents for everyone on your list, allowing you to assemble a hamper that will both surprise and delight the lucky recipient.

If you'd like to make a Christmas hamper, first of all you need to think about who you are buying for and what they might like.

Whether you want one present per person for a family, or a selection of gifts, we have a huge range of products from small stocking fillers to extra special larger items.

If you're stuck for ideas this year, create a personalised hamper as individual as the person who will receive it.

Hamper ideas

Whether you're buying for a small child, a dear friend, or a business contact, we've got presents to suit different age groups and interests. Our Christmas gift range is bigger and better than ever. Take some time to browse our stocking fillers, gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for kids and hamper ideas.

Christmas gifts for her

Our range of gifts offers a huge selection for mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas, best friends and aunties. You can choose from Great British Bake off presents for the baker in your family to Champagne Beauty and Cocktail accessories, Botanicals gardening accessories and Me to You Plush toys, as well as much more.

The luxurious 'I love you' hamper for her

Want to spoil that special lady in your life? This Christmas, treat her to a luxurious hamper. Use a champagne bucket as a container, and fill it with some of the following items to make her Christmas pop. Whether she likes to get dressed up for a night on the town and needs somewhere to put her jewellery and accessories, or she prefers a cosy night in with a hot water bottle, we've got the gifts to make her smile:

  • Champagne Cocktail Shaker
  • Champagne Set of 4 Ceramic Coasters
  • Champagne Hot Water Bottle
  • Champagne Cocktail Set

The keen gardener hamper for women

If you know someone who is always pottering around in the garden, why not create a gardening themed hamper? Whether she likes tending the flowerbeds or watching the birds, use a hanging basket and fill it with some of the following for her to enjoy once spring comes around:

  • Botanical Garden Secateurs and Glove Set
  • Botanical Garden Trowel and Fork (fully printed)
  • Botanical Garden Bird House
  • Botanical Garden Hand Care Set in a Jar

Gifts for him

Mad about the boy? Our range of Christmas gifts for him includes The Tour cycling accessories and The Beautiful Game set for outdoor activity lovers. Meanwhile keen gardeners will adore The Allotment gardening accessories and our male grooming kits ensure they can get spruced up for evenings out too. Take a look at some of our hamper options:

The keen gardener hamper for him

Is your other half green fingered? Choose a tin bucket as a container, fill it with everything from secateurs to a thermometer and watch as the garden blooms:

  • Allotment Secateurs in a Box
  • Allotment Gnome Key Holder
  • Allotment Wooden Thermometer
  • Allotment Drinking Flask

The grooming hamper for him

For the man who likes to look after himself, choose a sophisticated wooden box as a container, and fill it with a variety of products. From fragrances for men to fun quizzes and games, there is no shortage of items for the man in your life:

  • Noble Pub Quiz
  • Noble Glasses Cleaning Kit
  • Noble Mug with Gift Nails
  • Noble Wash Bag

The cycling hamper for him

If your man is a cycling enthusiast we've got the perfect gift for him. Whether he likes mountain biking or he uses a road bike to travel to work every day, use a wire basket as a container and fill it with these bike-themed presents:

  • Tour Keylight
  • Tour Bike Tool
  • Tour Torch
  • Tour Water Bottle

The foodie gift range

Tickle your foodie friends' taste buds by choosing from our large selection of Christmas gifts for food connoisseurs, which feature cuisines from the Continent and beyond. Italian, Spanish, French, Asian and Indian foods are all represented, and we've put together a couple of example hampers below to give you a flavour of what's available.

The keen baker hamper

If you know a keen baker who loves the Great British Bake Off, this hamper is the ultimate recipe for Christmas present success. Firstly, choose a large mixing bowl as a container. Then fill it with some of the suggested gifts below so that the baker in your life has all the accessories they need to whip up cakes for afternoon tea, including a cake stand to present them on:

  • Great British Bake Off Apron
  • Great British Bake Off Star Baker Mug and Cutter
  • Great British Bake Off 4 x Cake Forks
  • Great British Bake Off Cake Slice

Italian hamper

Using a metal colander as a container, you can create a delicious and attractive gift for the Italian food lover. For a thoughtful present include some of the following items, and your friends and family will soon be serving up mouth-watering antipasti washed down with a tempting cup of coffee:

  • Gourmet Italian Oils and Herb Tips
  • Gourmet Italian Infused Oil Dipper

Spanish hamper

Use a paella pan as your container and place some Spanish foods inside it. Beginners can try out recipes with the Spanish cookbook before serving up tapas and other tempting creations:

  • Gourmet Tapas Bread Dipping Set
  • Gourmet Tapas Olive Server
  • Gourmet Tapas Spanish Cookbook and Garlic Oil

Gifts for kids

Make Christmas morning truly special for your little ones with something from our large selection of gifts for kids. Whether they adore the little yellow Minions, they simply can't get enough of Elsa and Anna from Frozen, or they are constantly watching Star Wars DVDs we have lots of themed presents featuring all their beloved characters.

Stocking fillers

Looking for extra stocking fillers? We've got loads of stockings that you can pack with items your child will love. Here are some of our best stocking fillers for this festive season:

  • Classic Star Wars R2D2 Travel Flask
  • DC Comics Superman Mug and Sock Set
  • Minions Mug Eyes
  • Age of Ultron Avengers Hulk Lenticular Velcro Wallet
  • Frozen - Mug with a Hug Knitted Cover in Window Box

Secret Santa

It's Secret Santa time again, but what can you get that is creative and fits your budget? Your work colleagues or family members will be delighted by these gifts; and they're just a few of our favourites from the enormous collection of Secret Santa presents. Whether you are looking for fun games for the office joker, or some classic beer and wine glasses, we have lots of choice:

  • Play That Tune Game
  • Say What You See Game
  • Hook A Duck Bath Game
  • Bath Slam Dunk
  • Festive Trivia Quiz+

Making your Christmas hamper

Chosen your gifts? Now you just need to pick the ideal hamper to house them in. Remember: anything can be a container for your gifts, so it's time to get creative. We already suggested some handy hamper container ideas in this guide and it's good to remember that hampers don't need to be a traditional style and shape. Be creative and present your gifts in style, or opt for a classic hamper basket or box.

Making your hamper couldn't be easier. Line a container with wrapping paper if possible. Place the heaviest items at the bottom of your hamper and the lighter or more delicate presents on the top. Pack any gaps with cotton wool or wrapping paper balls.

For that finishing flourish, tie your hamper with ribbon and add a tag with a personalised message. Glitter gel pens are brilliant for adding a special touch to tags.