Friday Finds – The DIY gift hamper


Who doesn’t love a gift basket? WHO?

When buying them complete, not only can gift baskets be a little pricey, they can also be a little hit and miss.  You know when you buy a box of chocolates and there’s some sneaky choccies in there that you just don’t like, or when you buy a CD and find out you only like 3 songs on it?

I like to make my own gift baskets. Firstly, it can sometimes work out cheaper (not all the time) and it’s far more personal with each item chosen specifically for the lucky recipient.

There’s so many different ideas for gift hampers. I gave a little one to my Nan for her birthday yesterday and she loved it! It was designed with a relaxing afternoon in mind and the box was filled with a couple of crossword and puzzle books, a beautiful tea cup, some tea, a packet of humbugs (one of her faves), a little jar of jam (if she felt like some toast with her tea) and hand cream.

The options are endless and you can tailor a gift basket to anyone and any occasion: a car wash kit, a pamper pack, an explorers basket, a sporting supporters box, a BBQ pack, a new baby gift, a beer lovers hamper, a science lovers pack, a picnic hamper, a desert makers pack, a book lovers box, a date night kit, a movie night box. So many ideas!

The key is to figure out something they love – a food, a drink, a hobby, a place, a passion – anything you know they enjoy that you could work into a special gift.

There’s also many different ways to create a gift hamper. Over the next few weeks I’m going to gather some hamper ideas for you. Today I’ve found some ideas to form the basis of the hamper itself. These are just ideas, you might have a basket or container at home that would work, you could use a gift box, a laundry basket or you might even find cheaper versions of the items below. It’s all up to you.

Friday Finds - gift baskets

Top Row

Vessla Storage Crate with Castors from Ikea – $9.99

Medium Round Basket from Kmart – $10.00

Water Hyacinth Basket White Wash Finish from Target – $20.00

Middle Row

Wooden Soda Crate Medium from The Little Big Company – $29.95

Metal White Ice Bucket from Masters – $15.69

Wire Storage Basket from Kmart – $9.00

Bottom Row

Copper Coloured Basket from Kmart – $12.00

26lt Tubtrug in Red from Howards Storage World – $14.95

Multipurpose Plastic Bucket from Bunnings – $0.90

Next week I’ll feature some fun hamper ideas. In the meantime, if there’s a hamper you’d like help with, let me know!

Happy hunting,

K xx

* Remember to visit each site to view the full ranges and available sizes, postage info, terms and conditions. Raising Misters loves to find things for your misters, however, I cannot take any responsibility if you are not happy with items you may purchase or service you receive on other websites that you may have seen here. All images are from their website and all info is correct at the time of posting. This is not a sponsored post, just sharing the love 🙂


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