Easter is around the corner and you might be looking or that perfect gift for a family member or perhaps a close friend. Whilst you could go to a store or shop online for a gorgeous Easter hamper, it’s much more personal and meaningful if you make your own. Let’s take a look at what you could include in your hamper and how you can pull it all together for Easter Sunday.

What Are You Putting Everything In?

To start with, you need to decide what will be the hamper part of your gift. What will you put all your Easter goodies in? You can buy empty hampers and baskets online, which become cheaper if you buy them in bulk. Perhaps you’ll find a wicker basket or picnic hamper in a charity shop. Head to the supermarket and take a look at what cardboards boxes they have at the end of the tills. If you can find a strong decent sized box you’re sorted. Simply cover it in some bright, bold and springtime looking wrapping paper and you’ve got yourself a DIY Easter hamper. Tear up some thinner cardboard to fill the bottom of the hamper with, giving it extra support, strength and allowing the products to have some protection from damage.

Easter Goodies

It wouldn’t be an Easter hamper without plenty of Easter goodies. From chocolate Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes, to cakes and tasty treats, be sure to fill your hamper in style. Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, Kit Kat Bunnies, personalised white chocolate Easter eggs from the likes of Thorntons. There are loads of Easter themed sweets around these days, including jelly Easter rabbits rather than jelly babies and there are also eco-friendly Easter treats available. Add fantastic Easter goodies so whoever you’re making the hamper for can enjoy Easter with delicious goodies.

Something Different

How about creating a hamper with things they perhaps wouldn’t get at Easter? Luxury looking jams, cereals and coffee for Easter Monday breakfast. Maybe things for the home? A sweet smelling springtime candle, a homemade bath bomb, spa products or some new artwork for their walls. People often get inundated with chocolate eggs at Easter so something a little out the box, in your hamper, could be a great gift.

You could even hand make some chocolate flapjack to include, or make some white chocolate fudge

Get The Drinks In

Whether you want to include a bottle of bubbly or some fine wine, check the alcohol aisle and pick out something on offer. There is always a decent wine with a good percentage knocked off. Meaning your hamper looks that little bit more expensive that it actually is. If you’re not one for including some booze, take a look at some soft drinks. Again, one of the fancy ones like Belvoir or Shloer is usually on offer. Maybe a decent box of tea is more up your street?

Springtime Flowers

Why not send some flowers this Easter to brighten up the living room of your family friends? A beautiful bouquet is wonderful. You could also create a centrepiece for the recipient to use in the middle of their Easter Sunday dinner table. It could be the icing on the cake of your Easter hamper. Add some cute and cuddly Easter characters too. A beautiful way to share some Easter love.

Make your own Easter hamper this year, make more than one if you feel like it. When you’ve done it once, you’ll never go back to buying shop bought hampers again!

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