15 Ways to Style your Christmas Hamper

Hampers are great for people who want to spend time and love putting together their gifts this Christmas. Find all of your recipient’s favourite things and fill your hamper with a wonderful array of sights, sounds and smells that you know they’ll love.

The contents don’t have to be complicated- it could be anything from their favourite biscuits to a handmade toy. It’s a guaranteed winner on Christmas Day, and an easy way to get children involved in finding gifts for friends and family. Pick and pack to your hearts content!

There’s a huge range of hamper and gift wrap product available online an in store at Hobbycraft. Have a browse of the examples below for inspiration!

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1. Sweet Treat Hamper

If you know someone who has a love for all things chocolate, then a chocolate making hamper is a great gift. Fill jars and cellophane bags with Candy Melts and edible toppings and then decorate with a few embellishments. You could even have a go at making your own chocolatey sweet treat to include in the hamper to keep them going during their own chocolate making session.

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2. Festive Frost Hamper

If your craft talents cover many bases, capitalise on this and fill your hampers with lots of lovely personal handmade items. If your recipient loves a certain colour or colour palette why not theme your hampers content around this?  Ice blues and silvers are a big trend this Christmas so I decided to create lots of different makes within this colour palette for my hamper below.

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3. Creative Gift Wrap

It’s easy to personalise your gift wrap by adding twines, ribbons, brush lettered gift tags, and festive components. There’s a huge selection available online and in store at Hobbycraft!

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4. Christmas Hamper for Two

It can often be tricky when it comes to buying a Christmas gift for couples- do you buy them something individually? What if you spend more on one than the other? Well, why not gift a hamper for two? Problem solved! Simply fill with two of everything, two mice pies, two handmade crackers, two delicious hot chocolate lollipops to settle down with on Boxing day and so on…the list is endless!

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15 Handmade Gifts for your Festive Hamper on the Hobbycraft blog

It’s nice to mix up shop bought gifts with a couple of items that have been handmade, so in the post above we’ve put together 15 homemade gifts for you to include within your festive hampers this year!


5. Night Before Christmas Hamper

By Christmas Eve the excitement for the big day has reached it’s peak, as every child up and down the country anticipates what Santa will be leaving under the tree.

This Christmas eve hamper is full of goodies to help keep the kids occupied and also help with the decorating too! There are some carrots for Santa’s Reindeer, a mince pie for the man himself, a few pre-Christmas sweet treats, and as a small gift to open Christmas eve night. If you’re struggling to find the perfect stocking, why not get the kids to make their own, simply grab a selection of craft essentials and a blank stocking base to make up a stocking craft pack.

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6. Simple Bow Hamper

Seal your hamper gift with a proud red bow, sure to look gorgeous under any tree. Hampers are a great way of reducing waste at Christmas, as they are reusable year to year and easily customisable. How about using chalkboard paint to decorate hanging ceramic decorations, that will then be reusable in themselves?

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7. Crochet Label Hamper

Go for a trendy look with DIY crochet reindeer », star » and Christmas tree » tags, tied on with raffia. Afterwards, the recipient can use the crochet tags as Christmas decorations! Two gifts in one!

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8. Modern Scandi Hamper

For Scandinavian style, stamp red designs onto tags and ribbon. You can use conventional Christmas stamps or alphabet stamps to make your messages more personal.

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9. Papercraft Hamper

Use papercraft techniques to create custom made gift tags and gift boxes to go a step further with your handcrafted presentation. The efforts you’ve gone to will be clear to see by the lucky recipient!

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10. Rustic Felt Topper Hamper

Felt toppers and chalkboard gift tags tied with twine give hampers a rustic look.  Using the same toppers and tags throughout ties your gifts together as a set and shows the love and effort put into arranging and packing it all. Best of all, the tags and toppers can be re-used afterwards for other crafty projects!

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11. Hot Chocolate Gift Basket by Kim Stoegbauer for The Tomkat Studio

There’s nothing better than a good brew on a cold winter’s day, so why not treat the tea-love in your family to a beautiful hamper, filled with delicious teas and a few sweet treats to enjoy at the same time. You could also do the same with different types of coffee or hot chocolate.

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12. Personalised Gift Bags and Boxes

Find the perfect way to present your Christmas gifts with our range of gift bags and boxes, ideal for wrapping up your thoughtful treats for a lucky loved one. The festive designs makes them ideal for any gift you’re giving for the holiday season!

Why not add a brush lettered gift tag or dried orange, cinnamon, or berry sprigs to add a personal touch to these pre-made bags and boxes?

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13. Handcrafted Sugar Cookie Sacks by Celebrate-Creativity »

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15. How to Make Hand Painted Gift Wrap on the Hobbycraft blog »

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