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Where to buy an empty hamper?

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schilke Tue 09-Dec-14 13:55:42

I've left this a bit late. We're coming towards the end of some building work and I'd like to make the 3 main chaps a hamper for Christmas as a thank you/Christmas gift. I am buying the contents - mince pies, prosecco, chocs etc...

I need some good basket/tray recommendations. I need something fairly large and preferably not too pricey!

Inthedarkaboutfashion Tue 09-Dec-14 13:57:48

Home bargains has some in £3.99-£5.99 depending on the size.

Owllady Tue 09-Dec-14 13:59:43

They have basketware or decorative boxes

Halsall Tue 09-Dec-14 14:00:22

I say a tray-style hamper in a branch of The Works yesterday - that cheapish chain that sells discount books/cards/stationery. It included straw grin. Can't remember how much but maybe about £3.99?

Leeds2 Tue 09-Dec-14 14:03:48

Our garden centre sells them, but they are much more expensive than others have mentioned.

ChangedToday Tue 09-Dec-14 14:07:04

Saw some in JohnLewis not so long ago, complete with some packaging materials - no idea of price but I suspect it might not fulfill the "not too pricey" requirement.
Otherwise yes TKmaxx, also look at bowls or other things in the homewares section, not just baskets.

schilke Tue 09-Dec-14 14:08:37

Thanks for suggestions. Home bargains looks perfect, but don't have one near me and they've sold out online.

I could go to a TK Maxx tomorrow and have a look. I was really hoping for somewhere online.

JontyDoggle37 Tue 09-Dec-14 14:10:42

Amazon and ebay sell loads

MrsMcRuff Tue 09-Dec-14 14:17:58

Waitrose gift crate. The heart may not be appropriate? How much do you love your builders?!

Ludways Tue 09-Dec-14 14:18:40

Or get a cardboard box in the right size and gift wrap it.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 14:24:35

Hobbycraft have some I think.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 14:25:37

Yes, they have a whole section called hamper making

schilke Tue 09-Dec-14 14:35:16

Thank you. I had looked at ebay and had come down to either a jute bag - items stacked in bag - or a wicker basket with cellophane - items easily visible. I'm just so indecisive!

curlingandtwirling Tue 09-Dec-14 15:18:09

The Range have some.

Last year, I ended up gift wrapping an open box, which looked quite effective as a last minute effort!

macnab Tue 09-Dec-14 19:37:41

I am making a hamper tomorrow. I have a medium sized sturdy box which I will cover with lovely silver xmas paper I bought in Tescos last year reduced to 20p a roll! Then I'm putting some of it through the shredder and using that to pad the box. Then placing the items inside. In my mind it looks amazing grin I will let you know the outcome tomorrow!

ygritte Tue 09-Dec-14 21:24:17

Waitrose give away their display present style cardboard boxes if you ask nicely.

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