When something entirely new and novel for a Christmas gift is desired, consider reviving the old British custom of sending on Christmas a seasonable celebration in the form of a dainty gift basket or hamper. A Christmas hamper can be neatly packed with an array of holiday goodies that will be warmly appreciated by the fortunate recipient. There’s nothing more suitable than Christmas gift hampers filled with gourmet foods, exotic fruit, or a selection of wines with cheeses. A hamper basket is in the true spirit of Christmas giving -- when homemade preserves and candy, fruit cakes and cookies, and a host of other good things to eat came from the kitchens of family and friends.
For the contents of a do-it-yourself Christmas gift hamper, begin with some holiday favorites. Fruit cake—crammed full of fruits and nuts—rich and delicious, is a time-tested favorite. Christmas cookies—sugar coated pfeffernusse…crunchy springerle and anise drops are much loved seasonal treats. Chocolates, with a variety of tempting centers covered with rich luscious chocolate, can be featured in small individually wrapped holiday gift boxes. A gourmet gift basket can overflow with a decadent sample of wine, cheeses, crackers, nuts and candies. Perfect for spreading holiday magic to friends and family, these Christmas gift hampers are a holiday wish fulfilled.
DIY Christmas Gift Hampers
The most popular Christmas hampers are the Christmas gift baskets that are rendered as attractive and artistic as the gift-giver can devise, and cheerfully decorated with holly, mistletoe or other Christmas greens. A festive touch may be given to the contents of the hamper by the addition of colorful wrappings of tissue paper or wrapping paper in a conventional holly design, securing them in place by means of red, green or white ribbons. Add a box of old-fashioned Christmas crackers to add to the festivities. Fill up your decorated Christmas gift hamper with an assortment of some of your own holiday recipes. Rich cakes, cookies, puddings and preserves, salted nuts and candies, attractively wrapped in colorful cellophane and tissue paper and tied with ribbons, are goodies that will keep, and also bear transportation.
Luxury Gift Hampers
This holiday season it is effortless for you to show your appreciation to clients, employees, family and friends with pre-packaged over-the-top luxury Christmas gift hampers. These imposing gift hampers can weigh over 20 pounds, extend longer than 3 feet, and be laden with an abundance of delicious treats and snacks, all arranged to open and enjoy for days to come. The London store, Harrods, lists their family favorite Christmas basket, The Eaton, for £475.00. This sweet Yuletide feast features everything from Champagne and fine wines to mince pies, Christmas pudding biscuits and traditional fruit-and-nut chocolate mendiants. Not forgetting a decorative Christmas cake – fit for everyone to savor. No festive table top is complete without Christmas crackers, and this luxury set contains treats to delight the whole family.