Hamper help!

Hello, knowledgeable people in my phone!

I'm looking for some ideas and wondered if you guys could help?

This year I'm thinking about doing hampers/gift baskets and struggling for ideas.

Couples hamper (22&21) (brother and his gf) - £40
Cousin - female (21) - £20
Cousin - male (18) - £20
Cousin - male (14) - £20
Godson - male (13) - £20

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


I have enough money to last me the rest of my life ... until I go and buy something!


  • StokieBecks
    StokieBecks Forumite Posts: 4,997
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    Its always a very tricky thing to do as so much depends on individual likes (andhow well you know their likes and dislikes) but some ideas...

    I do toiletry ones - you can get so much more for your money if you shop around than you would in a gift set. Maybe for the two younger boys you can do Lynx etc can always be teamed with a £10 gift card for a sports shop/google play/itunes

    Other ideas for the older ones bottled beers or wine (also b&m have supposedly got a three pack of little flavoured gins for about £7 if they are into gin) cinema card, popcorn/sweets - make it a " night out" box or alternatively buy a dvd and some drinks and nibbles for an at home movie night.

    Have a look on ebay too for ideas - you can always adapt them to suit but may give you something that you hadn't thought about
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  • Thrice
    Thrice Forumite Posts: 159 Forumite
    I made a 'Couples Hamper' a few christmases ago, it went down really well!

    I added two bottles of wine, a tub of Pringles, a big share bag of chocolates, a bag of popcorn, a small nice candle and two DVD's ( a typical chick flick and an action movie) both I got on a deal somewhere for a few pounds each.

    I've done other ones like one for my mother in law, again a smelly candle, adult colouring book and pencils, face mask and hand mask, that sort of thing. Pamper night in for one x
  • VintageHistorian
    VintageHistorian Forumite Posts: 868
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    For the cousins you could do an "ice cream sundae" hamper, with nice paper cups (you can get some lovely ones on eBay), a selection of toppings and sauces, and then a voucher for the local supermarket so they can buy the ice cream.
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

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  • Murphybear
    Murphybear Forumite Posts: 7,171
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    If any of them have pierced ears then you can get some nice earrings. Have a look on Amazon. I bought 4 pairs all very pretty for less than £10. They come directly from Asia so allow time for delivery
  • bella_m
    bella_m Forumite Posts: 17
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    Try picking a theme to make each hamper personal.
    I love the couple hamper "evenings in" theme mentioned already.
    How about a chefs theme if anyone likes cooking/baking. Recipes, fun and luxry ingredients, cookie cutters, fairy cake cases.
    Stationery themed hampers can look great if you find things in strong colours. Pens, writing papers/envelopes, fun notebooks, pencil holders, paperchase things.
    If alcohol is an option this is an easy one and you can throw in some good crisps, nuts or better.

    Whatever you choose give them a personal touch.
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