What’s better than giving someone a single fantastic gift? Finding a selection of gifts that you can combine into something incredible. A gift hamper can be the perfect way to celebrate a big event, whether it’s a promotion, a birthday, or a wedding. Plus, if you don’t have a lot of cash to spend on something special, a hamper can make it seem as though you’ve spent more than you did.
The good news for those exploring gift hampers for the first time is that they’re very similar to simply giving someone a standard gift. If you know the person well enough, and you can adapt your choices to suit their preferences, you shouldn’t have a problem with your gift choices. With that in mind, here are some quick tips to help you make that hamper fantastic.
Choose a Theme
Most of the time, gift hampers are made from collections of items with a certain theme. For instance, a baby shower hamper might include lots of little presents for a new bundle of joy, as well as some must-haves for the parents that are expecting. A wedding hamper could include things like champaign, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and other romantic presents.
Choosing a theme ensures that you can tie all of the elements of your hamper together in a cohesive way. You’re not just bundling a bunch of items together in a basket and hoping it looks good. The easiest way to choose a hamper theme is to consider the occasion. Wedding, graduation, and baby shower gift hampers all have an instant theme.
Know the Person
Just because you’re following a theme doesn’t mean that you can add anything to a hamper and get away with it. The thought behind each present needs to be evident. Make sure that you take your time to think about the little presents that are most likely to appeal to the friend or relative you’re buying for. Every product in your hamper needs to have a purpose.
Although some products are likely to be more expensive and meaningful than others, nothing that you include in your gift should be there just to take up space.
Know Your Budget
It’s important to have an idea of what you can afford to spend before you begin shopping for the perfect gift hamper. If you haven’t got a huge amount of money to work with, then you might consider using a slightly smaller hamper, so you can fill it to the brim and make it look more expensive. A large basket that only has a couple of items in it is going to look out of place.
If you are using a smaller hamper, you might decide to spend a lot of money on one large item, then choose budget products to fill out the remaining space. This is a great way to offer a fantastic gift that doesn’t cost a lot. Food items and spa-type products like shower gels and bath bombs are usually a great way to use the space.
Arrange the Hamper Carefully
Some of the products in your gift hamper are going to be more exciting than others. With that in mind, think about how you can arrange your gift to put those products front and centre. Place the most appealing gifts in the middle of the basket, so your friend or loved one is most likely to see it first. If you need help layering your items, try using tissue paper rolled up to elevate the items.
Place all the products in your hamper carefully so that you’re not hiding items behind others. Everything should look as though it’s been properly placed together. You can also think about adding tissue paper and glitter in the bottom of the basket to make it look more impressive.
Package Everything Properly
Remember that arranging your hamper is just one part of making it look great. Although you won’t wrap a hamper the same way you would other items, you can still give it some finishing touches. For instance, wrapping your basket in clear cellophane is often a good choice, as it helps to stop items from falling out of the basket when you’re delivering it. You can also add a bow to the top of the cellophane to give it the professional look.
Make sure that you wrap the basket properly, and add a label or card into the mix so that your friend or loved one knows it’s coming from you.
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