If you are interested in creating a unique and personalized gift for someone special on your list, you may want to design your very own gift hamper. While you can purchase many fine christmas hampers that are already put together, there is something incredibly personal about selecting the container and gifts yourself. This is one way that you can let the recipient know that you pay attention and care about their interests.
You should take into consideration the types of things that the person likes, realizing that no matter what theme you select, you can likely come up with a wide range of gifts for them and not just repeats of the same few types of items. For instance, you may want to create a theme for someone who loves books. While a hardback collection by their favorite author can make a fantastic centerpiece for the gift hamper, you do not necessarily need to include other books. In fact, doing so could detract from the main ones.
Instead, you want the other choices to support their love of reading. A few nice bookmarks designed to hang over the binding can be an attractive addition that still related to the main theme. Perhaps an annual subscription from a publication the bibliophile enjoys would be a good choice. You might include a trip to a book reading and signing from a beloved author if your budget allows. A desk calendar designed for bookworms, a bookworm poster or decoration, a coffee mug or even popcorn dish that boasts of book appreciation are all things to consider in this gift hamper.
You can use that same concept to create a hamper based upon any theme. There are a few things that are vital to consider if you want to make your gift a hit. First of all, the more you understand about the person, their likes and dislikes, and the things that they already have, the better. You do not want to have a hamper filled with items the person already owns and does not need a second copy of. For instance, a rolling pin when they already own three. If you are able to gather that type of intel prior to selecting the items for your basket, you will be sure to get only those items the person will truly want and need. This is the key to gift giving.
If you are planning on putting together a basket for a sports fan, you need to make sure that you know what their favorite teams are. If they are into multiple sports, you should know who they like within each category and which sports are most important to them. This way, you can create a unique gift basket that allows you to provide gifts related to more than one of their favorite teams. However, you still need to be careful about repeating items. While they may not mind getting an additional t-shirt, some people do not really need another one or perhaps their coffee mug shelf is already overloaded with “go team” themed pieces.
Make sure that you use some tissue paper and other decorative items to make the basket more attractive. After all, the presentation is a big part of what makes gift hampers so special. You may even need to place some padding in the bottom of the container to make sure that all of the gifts are lifted appropriately. When the person undoes the outer wrapping, a multitude of fascinating items based on the theme should be visible and enticing, pleasing both you and the recipient immensely.