Creating your own Christmas hamper

What better way to spread festive cheer than gifting a homemade hamper, ensuring your loved ones receive all their favourite things with that personalised touch. Here’s our guide to putting together the perfect Christmas hamper.

1. Pick your basket.

We love this wicker hamper from The Basket Company, available in different sizes to suit you.

2. What’s Christmas without a big mug of hot chocolate?

Try this limited edition Christmas hot chocolate from Whittards.

3. Now you need something to dunk…

You can’t go without a treat to dunk into your hot chocolate…try these Christmas shortbread from The House of Edinburgh.

4. The perfect Christmas tipple! 

This festive gin from Edinburgh Gin combines two classic Christmas botanicals – frankincense & myrrh with hints of orange blossom.

5. It’s not just about the sweet things…

Christmas hampers aren’t just about the sweet treats…it’s time to introduce some savoury foods too! We love these cheese straws from Waitrose.

6. Cheeseboard anyone?

This country garden chutney from Tracklements is the perfect accompaniment to a cheeseboard – sweet, tangy and subtly spiced.

7. A Christmas classic!

Mince pies are a staple at Christmas, so why not try spiced mince pies from the Heston at Waitrose range? They even have a lemon twist, delicious.

8. The finishing touch!

To add that extra special finishing touch, tie up your hamper in this grey and gold “Merry Christmas” ribbon from Cox and Cox.