Hampers packed full of homemade, or locally produced, items are probably the most delightfully Christmassy gift going. I know I'll be handing out a few this year!
You can purchase baskets fairly cheaply on Amazon and then it's just a case of filling with lots of homemade goodies and specially selected items that you know the recipient will love. Christmas gift perfection.
Continue reading for ideas on what to include.
This homemade chutney could not be easier and once it's made and been decanted into jars, it will last for months.
Support local businesses and farmers' markets and buy some local cheeses. Not only do they look great and taste delicious, but they also make the perfect accompaniment for the chutney.
Hot chocolate jars
These are such a visually pleasing addition to your hamper, not to mention easy to prepare. You can create special flavour combinations specifically tailored for who it's for.
If you're trying to keep costs down, these shortbread biscuits are made up of just three simple ingredients. Perfect for dunking into a Christmassy hot drink.
Handmade Christmas decorations
Making your own Christmas decorations will leave you feeling fabulously festive and is a great activity to do with children. People love homemade gifts, so they can be popped into your hampers for that extra special touch.