No matter what time of the year it is, there are few gifts more personal or heartfelt than a personalized hamper basket make especially for someone you know. Not only do they appreciate all the effort that it takes to put something unique together, but the wrapping is so useful too, with the woven baskets getting almost as much use as the gifts themselves, if not more. So exactly how do you go about making a hamper gift basket and where can you find a hamper basket to put all your gifts in?
When choosing your hamper basket, you want to make sure that you choose the right style for the gift you want to give. Baskets come in such a range of sizes, shapes and colors as well as durability and getting something inexpensive doesn’t have to mean that it is inferior in quality. Of course you want to save money, so when looking for cheap woven baskets to present as gift baskets, it’s a good idea to check that they are made adequately to hold the gift you are giving, particularly if you are going to be including glass containers such as preserves or wine. Wicker baskets are great in that they are inexpensive and are very sturdy and come in a huge array of colors and sizes.
Many of the storage baskets that are used for gift packages are later used as picnic baskets or veggie garden baskets. Perhaps you could consider putting a lining in your basket to make it more appealing. Some simple chequered red and white fabric will give you a decidedly country feel, while some cream and lime stripes or some natural fibre fabrics will lend themselves to cottage industry and organic gifts. Fabric is a great way to liven up any hamper basket.
So you have found your hamper basket and now need some great ideas for what to put in them. Depending on the season and the reason for giving the gift, there are a myriad of great ideas to look at. Gourmet gift baskets are fantastic and don’t have to cost a fortune. Wine baskets are always very popular, but you could even choose to give gift baskets at other times of the year such as Easter baskets and Christmas baskets. Using a picnic basket as your hamper basket may be a little more expensive, but will result in two gifts in one which is always a pleasant surprise. Not only do you get a great collection of personally selected goodies, but a useful basket to use for the rest of the year.
With so many great ideas to choose from, you could save a lot of money while still being able to afford to give everyone something really special.