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Bearsinmotion Tue 14-Nov-17 20:02:44

DSis is going to be spending Christmas at home this year, largely because of her work. It will just be her and her son. She is also a bit short of cash, so I was thinking of sending a hamper. But i’ve never sent anyone a hamper before - is there anything I should look out for? Which would you recommend? Or is it just not a good idea?!

PodgeBod Tue 14-Nov-17 20:14:18

I think hampers are great when you make them up for someone you know well because you know what not to put in it. I would love it if somebody picked me out a hamper of things that I enjoy.

Bearsinmotion Tue 14-Nov-17 20:19:02

That’s the thing, I know some things she likes but not sure how right I would get it! I know I wouldn’t like a hamper but DSis does like posh food!

Bearsinmotion Tue 14-Nov-17 20:20:13

Would that be a no to pre-packaged ones then!?

Naughtysausage Tue 14-Nov-17 20:21:14

I did this last year! Ocado did empty hampers and then we filled it with things SIL would like.
I think it is a lovely idea when you choose someone's favourite things.

Deffo stuck with luxuries/oddities. If she likes marmite their flatbreads/crackers are AMAZING.

drquin Tue 14-Nov-17 20:23:55

It’s maybe just a turn of phrase ...... but you write that she likes “posh food” as if it’s a type of cuisine like Italian or Japanese 😀
If you genuinely know the the type / brands she’d enjoy, then go ahead as it sound like it’d be welcomed.

Mentioning the “posh food” just jarred a little as someone once said something similar when it was “just” a brand name I happened to mention liking ...... there was nothing “posh” about it at all 😂

Bearsinmotion Tue 14-Nov-17 20:24:00

So could you do that online sausage? We don’t live that close so I’d want it delivered!

RenaissanceBunny Tue 14-Nov-17 20:35:45

Last year I sent my sister an Asda order full of nice/slightly expensive stuff at the beginning of december as their Christmas present. I included stuff like wine, stuff for mulled wine/orange, a couple of posh shove it in the oven meals for her and her DH, biscuits and other Christmasy food. They end up having a lot of people over/dropping by/parties so that worked well. I just told her not to look at the receipt.

Naughtysausage Tue 14-Nov-17 20:38:20

No sadly - we got the hamper and lots of fillings delivered, then filled it added tissue paper and stacked it nicely and sent it on it ourselves.

RenaissanceBunny Tue 14-Nov-17 20:38:21

I had looked at hampers but they were so expensive for the amount of food you get. Asda, fifty quid worth of food looks like a proper haul as opposed to a pre made hamper from Lakeland or wherever with about 6 items in it.

Naughtysausage Tue 14-Nov-17 20:39:40

Exactly as renaissance says, it works out better value to order all the constituent stuff yourself.

Bearsinmotion Tue 14-Nov-17 20:57:05

That’s not a bad idea, I could just send her an Ocado order ...

Imfinehowareyou Tue 14-Nov-17 21:16:03

I agree with sending it pre Christmas. You might then save her cash/shopping time. Alternatively you could buy her real treat items you know she won't get for herself.

daisydalrymple Wed 15-Nov-17 14:21:58

I've looked at Carlucccios online stuff before now. I don't know how it compares price wise as it's been a while since I looked but it might feel like more than a bag of pasta / jar of sauce from there. They do lovely Italian Christmas chocs and children's chocs too, bottles of wine / fizz as well as the food and yummy Italian biscuits / treats.

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