Peppermint creams are simply egg white and icing sugar with a drop of mint can't think of quantities - Have you looked in the mumsnet receipe section as I bet you will find some good ideas there. I do cherries soaked in brandy ( if no alcohol use cherry syrup. leave overnight then give a quick rinse and dry off then dip in chocolate and dry on greaseproof paper in fridge. Easy quick and popular. Also do a version of the malteeser biscuit cake which I know is in the rec section.I just cresh everything smaller makes it easier to make bite sized bits.
For old folks right? Tinned ham, tinned steak, Gentlemen's Relish, pots of sandwich paste, shortbread, fruit jelly Nice handwash New teatowel(s) New washing up brush (cos we can all do with one of those) Mini Xmas puds Posh Toffee sauce
i like to do bags for teachers, neighbours, DD1's care workers, etc.
i put in: slices of Xmas cake in cellophane bags, a small box of homemade truffles, biscuits in a cellophane bag, a couple of mincemeat pies and tie with a ribbon with a cookie cutter or a salt dough ornament painted by the girls.
for some i throw in a decanter of homemade orange liqueur.
I'm doing "night in" hampers for two couples I know. Large pepsi (or wine), chocolate, popcorm, sweets etc and a HMV or Blockbuster type voucher for a real cuddly night in. I'm putting a crad in with "Rules" ie 1) No answering house phones or mobiles 2) All doors and windows to be locked 3) Curtains drawn and lights on low or candles lit. 4) Blah
I've done 'Honeymoon Extension' hampers for wedding pressies before, on the same lines as NickiSue. Lush massage bar and bath bomb, proper choc bar, vanilla candle, mini champers bottle - got Lush to bung it all in a box and giftwrap it too.