A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating A Gift Hamper for Any Occasion

by Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager

Traditionally, you might have deemed giving a gift hamper something that would only be done for Christmas. These days, though, you don’t even have to wait until the festive season before gifting a loved one a woven basket filled with various thoughtfully-chosen items. 

You can do the filling and choosing yourself, too, as you don’t have to settle for simply buying ready-assembled gift hampers from retailers. By taking the DIY route instead, you can prevent needless waste, as you can limit the basket’s contents to items the recipient will like.  

What form should your hamper take? 

Traditionally, a gift hamper is a woven basket containing a range of presents, such as food and drinks, for the person set to receive it. What exactly you put in the hamper and how you dress it up may depend heavily on the theme you choose for it – if, indeed, you have much of a ‘theme’ at all. 

The specific occasion for which you’re presenting the hamper is one obvious theme you can go for, though. For example, festive favourites like chocolate, biscuits, fudge and mince pies are common candidates for inclusion in a Christmas hamper, while Easter eggs could go into – yes – an Easter-themed hamper. Meanwhile, baby hampers could hold baby shampoo and baby lotion. 

Your budget might rather limit your options anyway – but even in this case, you could save money by making some of the basket’s contents yourself, such as by baking homemade food.

How should you package your hamper? 

Well, you will need a basket... or will you? Rest assured that if you lack a wicker basket ready to be recycled, you can always use a different type of container, like a strong cardboard box, which you can easily decorate – for example, by painting it. 

Compelling alternative options include, for a gardening hamper, a large plant pot or, for a food hamper, a serving bowl. Then, there’s the filler in which your gifts inside the container will be nestled. We can help here by providing hamper filling paper that is reusable and recyclable and that also simply looks great, with so many coloured and themed options available.   

Just click through to our online shop to start browsing the selection of hamper filling paper we currently have in stock. We routinely have various themed collections for our natural shredded kraft paper here at, which will help to make your task of selecting the right paper for the job even easier! 

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About Liz Seyi Magnate I   Digital marketing manager

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