Christmas is all about indulgence, and there’s no better way to spoil someone special than with a festive hamper packed with seasonal treats. Whether that means decadent food and drink products they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves, or a carefully chosen selection of tiny luxuries that dazzle through their sheer variety, a well-stocked Christmas hamper is a delight to receive. Whether you’re putting together your own hamper or choosing between the various pre-made versions on offer, we have lots of inspiration to help you find the perfect gift. From yummy chocolate gift hampers for all ages to personalised hampers for him and her, consider these Christmas hamper ideas to treat everyone on your list:
The classic Christmas food hamper is perfect for nibbling during those quiet days between Christmas and New Year. Packed with wine, cheese, chutney and biscuits, it’s sure to appeal to anyone with a taste for savoury snacks. For added points, tailor it to their specific tastes – consider adding beer or brandy, cured meat or nuts, posh teas or coffee or any other luxury treats they enjoy.
Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without seizing the opportunity to indulge your sweet tooth – and nothing says extravagance like a Christmas hamper packed with delicious chocolate and sweets. Browse our selection of chocolate Christmas hampers to find a wide selection of baskets, boxes and bags ranging across a variety of sizes and price points, all packed with mouth-watering Cadbury bars, sweets and seasonal treats. It’s the perfect way to spoil someone special – or treat a couple or the entire family to a gift with enough variety to satisfy every taste.
Christmas is also an ideal time for other forms of indulgence. Whether they need a little pick-me-up before hitting the Christmas party rounds or a bit of me-time following a massive Christmas shopping expedition, a pampering Christmas hamper is the ideal gift to show you care. Pack it with mini versions of their favourite makeup and beauty products – think face masks, bath oils, rich lotions, nail varnish, and even cosy slippers and a scented candle. Don’t forget to tuck in a personalised barof Cadbury chocolate for them to savour while they relax.
A hamper packed with art and craft supplies is a fun idea for adults and kids alike and can provide a great way to spend time together as a family over the Christmas break. Let their creative mind run wild with a selection of water-based paints, coloured paper, stickers, stamps, crayons and any other imaginative bits you can think of – perfect for making next year’s Christmas cards or thoughtful decorations for the Christmas tree.
Alternately, if you know someone with a hobby that requires lots of materials, why not create a bespoke hamper to help them indulge? Think colourful yarns and needles for the dedicated knitter in your life; some quirky kitchen utensils, spices and flavoured oils for the creative home chef; or packets of seeds, pretty gloves and even some heavy-duty hand cream for a keen gardener. You might even want to include a favourite tipple and some chocolate for them to enjoy after putting in some time on their craft…
Heading to a Christmas party and want to bring an impressive gift for the host or hostess? Fill a pretty basket with a colourful selection of exotic fruit – making sure to
include a tasty pineapple, a traditional symbol of hospitality. For the rest, think mangoes, pomegranates, melons, passionfruits and seasonal treats such as satsumas – all of which go wonderfully well with chocolate, should you wish to include a few extra treats.
Don’t forget Fido or Fluffy this Christmas. Spoil your four-legged friend with their very own pet gift hamper filled with dog or cat treats and toys that will make them feel part of the celebrations. Even better, guarantee a festive photo op by including a pet-sized Christmas jumper, a set of reindeer antlers for your puppy or an elf costume for your cat…simply irresistible. Need more Christmas inspiration? Check out our suggestions for stocking fillers and advent calendars to prolong the Yuletide fun.