Homemade hamper

(18 Posts)
Absoluteeightiesgirl Sat 24-Nov-12 16:42:08

I am looking for some inspiration
I have decided to make a Christmas hamper for my sister and her husband as their gift. My sister is not the type to want big gifts etc and loves presents that are thought through. Am making it from scratch but am now stumped for ideas. So far I have:
Really good olive oil
A couple of bottles of nice wine and small bottle of Jamesons
Lovely biscuits and chocolate
Jam and chutney
Two wine glasses (a pair of John Lewis lovelies!)

And that is as far as I have got. I want it to be special but just cannot think of anything else. Because it is for both of them I plan on putting as much as I can in the basket.
Does anyone have any ideas??

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 16:45:07

Fudge? Some dried bread (crustini??), sundried tomatoes and olives to go with the oil? Chocolate? Some dried pasta and a jar of pesto?

Absoluteeightiesgirl Sat 24-Nov-12 16:55:08

Great ideas.... thanks LMC
I suspect the fudge will make it's way into my gob before the hamper though wink

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 16:59:10

grin

If I was sent one, I'd love jars of sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives, some oilive oil, champagne, salt and vinegar kettle crisps, pistachios. turkish delight, minty chocolate thins, a bag of ground coffee, some proper italian pasta with a jar of pesto and an M&S lemon drizzle cake.

Absoluteeightiesgirl Sat 24-Nov-12 17:01:35

Ahhhh....coffeee.... brilliant. They both love fresh coffee

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 17:01:49

Oh, and fluffy socks and a cashmere scarf, hat and gloves. grin

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 17:02:39

You could to coffee, sugar on a stick and a coffee pot. smile

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 17:02:49

could do

Absoluteeightiesgirl Sat 24-Nov-12 17:15:06

I suspect I could be keeping this hamper for myself at this rate grin

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 17:16:50

grin Make 2; one to give to them, one for you!

Floralnomad Sat 24-Nov-12 17:20:11

What about some speciality teas .

Absoluteeightiesgirl Sat 24-Nov-12 17:21:26

Tea.... yes!! Seriously.... my brain is dead. Why did I not think of that either. Thank you lovely MN ladies

ValiumQueen Sat 24-Nov-12 17:22:13

Put a special little tree decoration in too? So there is something to remind them in years to come.

I do dp on each year but his tend to focus on the chutneys, pickled onions, cheese, pork pie side of things. So far this year I've got him some different kinds of mustard and some barbecue sauce with Jack Daniels, plus various bags of nuts, including the Japanese seaweedy ones and those roasted broad bean things because I love them!

a lovely mug each, with sachets of whatever they like to drink eg hot choc, coffee, tea etc. also bits to go with, sugar cubes, sprinkles, baileys etc.

cazza2878 Sat 24-Nov-12 20:17:17

Some nice cheese straws/thins
cashew nuts
Wasabi peas
posh macaroons
Nice mug (cath kidston), hot choc , mini Marshallows
classic dvd (its a wonderful life) and popcorn

cazza2878 Sat 24-Nov-12 21:01:09

Ooooo.... some nice pate and melba toasts

Absoluteeightiesgirl Sun 25-Nov-12 10:53:19

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

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