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5 tips to making the perfect hamper

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding or simply just a way to say thanks, hampers are the ultimate gift to suit any occasion and any person.

If you are stuck on how to make the perfect hamper for your special someone, simply follow these five tips and you will be on your way to making somebody’s day.


Personalisation is key

Personalisation is key

The gifts we remember and treasure the most are those that resonate on a personal level.

The best gift is not always the most flashy or expensive, but one where you can tell somebody has gone the extra mile to make it personal and unique to you.
Adding a personal touch can be as easy as adding a signed note or using the individual’s favourite colour ribbon for wrapping.

The team at The Hamper Emporium go above and beyond with personalisation and include an option to add monogrammed keyrings and genuine leather products to their range of premium hampers.


Decide on a theme

Selecting the right theme goes hand-in-hand with the occasion and is an additional way to personalise a hamper. Before you select a theme, you should consider who the basket is for and what their interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes are.

If you are stuck on ideas for a theme, here are a few suggestions to spark your creativity: wine, beer, chocolate, spa, tea, coffee, craft, gardening or sports.



The next step of constructing the perfect hamper is to brainstorm what accompaniments you might want to include to reflect the chosen theme.

For example, if you choose to make a wine hamper, you might want to consider including wine glasses and a corkscrew to accompany the wine, or a perfectly matched chocolate.

If you choose a tea theme, you might consider including a tea pot and a tea strainer. Similarly, for a spa hamper, you might want to include a face washer and an eye mask – the opportunities are endless.



There is a wide array of options available to house the contents of your hamper – it’s not just limited to the traditional cane basket (unless of course your recipient is traditional at heart).

For your more practical recipient, you could use a serving plate or bowl. For your eco-friendly recipient, a holder that is recyclable and reusable, such as an upcycled cardboard box or Op Shop wooden crate would be a great option.

Metal buckets, serving trays, decorative boxes and gift bags are also great options to consider when crafting your perfect hamper.



The look of the hamper is dependent on the decorative skill of the creator, but don’t fear if your crafting skills are not on par with the best.

A great tip for creating the most visually appealing hamper is to place the larger or taller items first and then arrange the smaller items where you best see fit.

Don’t be afraid to overlap items and spotlight objects which hold the most significance. Just remember, it does not have to be the most flashy-looking gift to make it special to the recipient.