I am in Scotland and my sister is having a baby in a few weeks. As a gift I want to give her a hamper but make it all up myself. Does anyone have any useful ideas of things to include and most importantly where I could buy a cheap hamper basket to put it all in ?
Please help! I want to make it as lovely as possible!
I started it to save money (you can buy more stuff for the money than what comes in those pre-made gift sets) but I'm really getting into it! You can make them much more personal too. For my dad I am making a basket with barbeque sauces and for my brother I am making one with movies and popcorn and I even found some of those movie box candies at wal mart (only 97 cents each!) and a big popcorn bowl to put it in.
My girlfriend and I have, for the past couple of years, been exchanging hampers with my folks at Christmas. Each year, the contents of the hampers have a theme. So far, we've had Italian food, things beginning with the letter 'C', and organic food. We're looking for something different (and preferably obscure!) for this year's hamper.
Everything has to be readily available, and can't be perishable (it's going to sit under a Christmas tree for a couple of weeks…)
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Does anybody have any recipes for pickles, preserves or Alcoholic creations (i.e. Sloe Gin etc)
I'm working on a bigger budget then normal this Christmas and I want make a hamper of home made goods for family this year (but I am limited on time a little so preserving time needs to be a maximum of 4 weeks)
By bigger budget I actually mean I'm the most limited budget that I have ever been on before (but I worded it very poorly above)