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Olden day sweeties and treats. Hamper help needed. Can your grandparents help me suprise mine please?

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SharpObject Sun 23-Sep-12 20:52:26

I'm making my wonderful grandparents a hamper for Christmas and will be filling it with lovely treats like champagne, chocolate, cheese and chutneys etc.

I want it to be a suprise but I want to include some treats from their younger years so I need some ideas on what sort of things to include.

I'm also on the hunt for a wicker basket to arrange it all in if possible.

Is anyone else trying to organise a hamper and need help hunting down good finds?

GoingBlankAgain Sun 23-Sep-12 21:00:19

you might find something here

ILoveTIFFANY Sun 23-Sep-12 21:03:06

Liquorice!

Sugar Barley and Yorkshire mixture. Humbugs and mint imperials.

Sounds a fab gift.

fanjodisfunction Sun 23-Sep-12 21:05:18

my grandad used to love tom thumb sweets, think you can still get them from old fashonied sweet shops. And toffee is a good shout.

StetsonsAreCool Sun 23-Sep-12 21:05:30

My Nan's favourites are Liquorice Comfits. DH's too, come to think of it.

Also, original Rhubarb and Custards - the ones that look like broken up sticks of rock, not the round ones. Taste miles better. And are my complete favourites.

I want a sweetie hamper for Christmas now too!

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 23-Sep-12 21:06:38

There is a website called AQuarterOf.co.uk that sells retro sweets.

Unfortunately I can't help you with what ones would be appropriate but they are all gorgeous grin

GOLDFaverolles Sun 23-Sep-12 21:06:44

There is a brilliant sweet shop near us that does retro sweet hampers.
It's called Bah Humbugs, I'm pretty sure they do mail order smile

GOLDFaverolles Sun 23-Sep-12 21:07:32

Bah Humbugs

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 23-Sep-12 21:08:43

My granny LOVED cough candy.
But they're revolting, so unless you know yours to love them too, suggest you stay well away!

SharpObject Sun 23-Sep-12 21:20:09

You're all great, lovely ideas and how did I forget about liquorice!

TheSydenhamSet Sun 23-Sep-12 21:20:23

My dad's 70 and he enjoyed wagon wheels as a kid. He swears they're smaller now though!

Feenie Sun 23-Sep-12 21:29:52

Clicknmix is good.

GoingBlankAgain Sun 23-Sep-12 21:31:58

my link is for A qtr of!

SharpObject Sun 23-Sep-12 21:32:51

Your dad is totally right tss wagon wheels are smaller these days!

CherryMonster Sun 23-Sep-12 21:59:55

a quarter of is very good. am doing american hard gums for my mum. oh and if you want a basket, go onto amazon and search for wicker shopping baskets. loads on there.

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