One thing I love doing for any event whether it is a Birthday, Christmas or New Home is making the gift very personalised. In the past, I have made gift boxes with lots of little gifts such as body butter, make-up, gluten-free food and much more for friends and family.
So obviously as soon as I found out that my Boyfriends Sister and her Boyfriend were buying their first home together, I wanted to make them a special hamper for their moving in day.
Preparing for the Hamper
First of all, I wanted to find inspiration for the hamper by doing a simple Google and Pinterest search. I knew that I wanted the hamper to include a mix of cleaning products as well as a few treats. I then had a few ideas when it actually came down to the hamper itself which would house the gifts.
Finding the Hamper
For the hamper, I came up with a few ideas. I wanted to obviously keep the cost low but wanted them to be able to make use of all the gift including the hamper. I thought of buying one of the Flying Tiger Shopping Baskets (£4) or even this bath tidy from ASDA (£1).
In the end, I took a trip to ASDA and ended up picking up this beautiful Grey Rope Basket for £5. The colour is very natural and I loved the size of the basket for the hamper.
What I included in the Hamper
Here are a few things which I decided to put into my ‘New Home’ which I think will come in handy for their moving-in day:
- Antibacterial Wipes
- Window/Glass Wipes
- Polish & Dusters
- Tissues – They are always useful
- Washing-Up Liquid
- Galaxy Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar
I also included a few extras into the hamper as we also got them a few other gifts. These are the popcorn kernels and the popcorn boxes, as we also partnered up with my Boyfriends other sister & Boyfriend and got them a popcorn maker and light box for their cinema room.
Putting the Hamper together
I decided that I wanted to ‘jazz-up’ the Rope Basket by adding a cute little bow on the front – as this is a gift after all.
As you may have seen on my Birmingham Haul, I popped into Paperchase and picked up this super cute flower bow which also came with some string-ribbon. I attached the bow onto the basket by wrapping the string around the sticky pad at the back, tying it off and threading it through the basket and knotting it at the back. I think it just makes it that little bit cuter.
I then lined the hamper with some blue tissue paper (also seen in my Birmingham Haul). I stacked the gifts into the hamper as best as I could and there we go.
Here is the finished thing alongside a funny card from Paperchase (£2.50).
What do you think? Would you ever create your own gift hamper or have you ever made one before?