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Northern12345 Wed 07-Oct-20 06:57:57

I’d like to make up Christmas Hampers for a couple of family gifts this year.

Any ideas for what to put in for a family with teenage children? All needs to be non perishable as I won’t be seeing them near the day.

Also where can I get a hamper or suitable Christmas box to put it in?

Thank you!!!

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AlviesMam Wed 07-Oct-20 07:09:07

I would get a lovely wooden crate from hobby craft or amazon which I'm also planning to do.
Mine aren't for teenager children but I'm going to attempt to make my own chocolate truffles, Xmas cookies, sloe gin or homemade toffee vodka in little small glass bottles, then I'll add in Xmas shop bought biscuits, fancy crisps, I like to add in the small chocolates from hotel chocolat, I put my own cheese and cracker set together too, I could go on!

For teenagers maybe substitute the alcohol etc for Xmas sweets, hot chocolate, look at some personalised bits and bobs online that maybe have their name on there's lots u can. Etsy is a good site xx

movingonup20 Wed 07-Oct-20 07:13:32

If you have an open air market - see if you can get a wooden crate off a stall, then clean and varnish it - I've done it with apple crates for hampers. For contents for teens - the chilli hot chocolate from Lidl went down well (might be Aldi actually sil bought it)

Northern12345 Thu 08-Oct-20 13:36:39

Thanks for the ideas :-)

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BIWI Thu 08-Oct-20 13:42:17

Dunelm are selling hampers

I'd go to M&S as they usually introduce a lot of Christmas-specific stuff, in Christmas packaging, like coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as packets of biscuits.

How about making some of your own chutney to put in? Delia has a recipe for Christmas chutney which is lovely. Buy some pretty little jars and wrap with ribbon to make it Christmassy.

GoldStripes Thu 08-Oct-20 15:32:51

Depends on your budget but some of my ideas:

- Whittard of Chelsea hot chocolate
- A tin of really nice biscuits
- A nice bottle of wine/spirit for the adults
- Share bags of festive flavoured crisps
- A game for the family

Enough4me Thu 08-Oct-20 15:37:40

Mulled wine spices,
Bottle of red,
Hot chocolate
Biscuits (savoury and sweet)
Adding in a game like UNO flip or Dobble would make it more fun. Plus a family Christmas quiz with answers in an envelope.

Northern12345 Fri 09-Oct-20 14:37:43

Love the idea of including a game :-)

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Jamhandprints Fri 09-Oct-20 14:44:50

Hampers (baskets, paper straw, cellophane and ribbon) from The Works.
Teenagers love sweets, fizzy or jelly or haribo type things. Also hot chocolate.

Jamhandprints Fri 09-Oct-20 14:45:25

Also when it comes to sweets they appreciate quantity over quality.

Zenithbear Sat 10-Oct-20 10:16:58

I do one for our adult dc
Small flavoured gins
Christmas ale
Small bottle of champagne
Posh biscuits
Chocolate log
Lindt reindeer and santa
Cheese biscuits
Hot chocolate sachets
Popcorn
Nibbles
Crackers to pull
Pipers crisps
Elderflower lemonade
Nibbles
Fudge
I get a sturdy open box and wrap it with Christmas paper, when everything is in it I put a big bow on top.

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