Christmas Gift Guide: Christmas Hamper Ideas

A hamper is such a cute gift for anyone, and its a great thing to get someone if you’re stuck on what to get them! Places like B&M and Amazon sell ‘make your own hamper’ kits that include a hamper and some cellophane that you can fill up with whatever goodies you want. The great thing about making someone a hamper is that they’re incredibly customisable, you can spend as little or as much as your budget allows. If that sounds appealing to you I’ve put together a little list of ideas of how you could theme a hamper for your loved ones this Christmas.

1. A few of their favourite things

Kind of an obvious one, but giving someone a basket of all their favourite things such a nice present because you know they’ll love it all! You could sit and write down the first 5-10 things that come to mind when you think of that person and buy some of those bits to put in a cute hamper. For example, if they’re super into a certain sport or they love makeup or even if they love their coffee in the mornings putting all of their favourite things together is a great way of showing someone how well you know them. This one also gives you an opportunity to put lots of random things in that don’t necessarily go together because the only theme of the hamper is that person!

2. Favourite Food Hamper

Always a winner: buying someone food. I did this for my boyfriend for our anniversary and I think it went down pretty well! I got him some of his favourite chocolates, instant coffee, beer and some other things he wouldn’t usually buy for himself at uni like Pringles and pods for his coffee machine. To make it even better, I made sure to point out to him that I didn’t include anything that I would want to eat, that way he knew I wouldn’t steal any and it was all for him! Whoever you’re buying for, a hamper of treats will always do the trick, you could even theme it, for example if you have a vegan friend you could get them their favourite vegan snack food!

3. Hot Drinks Hamper

Along a similar vein, getting someone a basket centred around their favourite hot drink would make a great gift. If you’re buying for a coffee-lover then some different kinds of fancy expensive coffee, a nice mug (maybe a travel mug if they commute to work!) and some biscuits would be great, this works equally well if they’re more into tea, just switch out the coffee for tea! Even if they’re more of a hot chocolate kinda gal some fancy hot chocolate, a cute new mug and some whipped cream and marshmallows would definitely do the trick!

4. Pamper Hamper

If it rhymes then it’s definitely a good shout! There’s so much scope of things to include in a pamper hamper, some fluffy socks, new pyjamas, face masks, makeup, skincare, maybe a hair mask if they’re into haircare, the list goes on and on! You could even get one for your friend, double up on everything in there and have a cosy pamper night in. Top tip: include a film and a bottle of wine for maximum relaxation.

5. Sports Hamper

This one might not work for everyone but I think it would be a great gift for the right person! If you know someone who’s really into certain sport then I think a basket filled with things around that sport would be an amazing idea. Take golf for example, you could get them some golf balls, some tees, a towel for their bag, even a new glove or shirt to play in! Or football would work well too: you could pick up the new season’s shirt, maybe a photo of their favourite team, a team water bottle, or even a scarf or hat they can wear if they regularly go to watch the games.

I hope that’s given you some ideas if you were still wondering what to get someone for Christmas. I think a homemade hamper is such a nice idea for a present because every one you do is different tailored to fit that person. It’s also a great one if you’ve not done you’re shopping until the last minute and need to get something quickly! If you did like this post then I’d really appreciate it if you could like and share and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to see more.

Hollie x

Christmas Gift Guide: ASOS Gift Section

Whenever I’m looking for cute little presents for anyone I always check ASOS first. They have a really nice selection of affordable products and a nice range of different gifts so you can do most of your Christmas shopping in the same place! Here are my top picks from ASOS for this year’s festive shopping.

Stojo collapsable travel mugs

I just got myself a little travel mug recently and I’m really happy I did! It’s super handy to have when I’m at uni so I was really happy when I found this Stojo collapsable travel mug on ASOS! I love that it’s nice and compact so it wouldn’t take up too much room in your bag. There’s no excuse for getting single use cups anymore!

Root 7 reusable water bottle

Along a similar vein, I don’t go anywhere without my reusable water bottle, it’s such an essential! This Root 7 water bottle on ASOS is a really nice option if you want to get all your shopping from the same place but Chilly’s are of course another good choice with so many colours and patterns.

wxy. skin. scented candle

Another gift you can go wrong with is a cute scented candle. This wxy. skin. scented candle would look so nice in a bedroom or living room and I bet it smells amazing!

Fizz corgi mug

This mug okay… it makes me smile everytime I see it! I saw this corgi mug a few weeks ago and was considering getting it for Black Friday but it sold out! I’m hoping it comes back in stock soon is I can drink my morning tea out of it every morning.

Migoals 2020 planner

I’m such a planner I can’t function without my bullet journal! If you know anyone like me this Migoals 2020 planner would be such a nice gift for them because organisation is life ❤

I hope that’s given you a little bit of inspo when it comes to Christmas shopping this year, I also think lots of these would make super cute Secret Santa presents! If you did enjoy this post then I love for you to like and share it and subscribe to my blog to read more.

Hollie x

Christmas Gift Guide: Best of Boots

Boots is always a fab place for Christmas gifts. They have so much variety so there aren’t going to be many people you can’t find something for if you have look round! I’ve had scroll through the website and picked out some of my favourite bits from their Christmas gift section this year, keep reading to see what they are!

Essie Fairytale Slate duo

Essie nail varnishes truly are the best. They’re my go to brand for nail polish because they have such amazing colours and most importantly they take a good few days before they start to chip! They often sell little duo bundles and I think they make such a lovely gift. This Fairytale Slate duo kit is really nice for this time of year but you could definitely still use both the colours all year round.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

Another super reliable brand is NYX and their Soft Matte Lip Creams are legendary for their staying power, creaminess and low price point. Chances are if you’re buying for someone who loves their makeup they’ll either have tried them before or have heard all about them, win win either way! This set of three is a great gift because you get a few different colours but they’re not crazy ones you’ll never wear!

Lee Stafford Coco Loco Bauble

If you know someone who loves taking good care of their hair then this gift is the one for them. This Lee Stafford Coco Loco Bauble is so cute and would make a great present this Christmas! I also think it would be so cute for a Secret Santa present, its Christmasy and actually contains products you’ll use.

Liz Earle Discover Radiance set

Any skincare fanatics will have heard of Liz Earle, such a beautiful skincare brand with amazing products. This Discover Radiance set from them looks unreal especially as it includes probably their best known product, the hot cloth cleanser, as well some other really nice bits from their range.

Marc Jacobs fragrance gift set

If you know somebody who loves their perfumes then a little fragrance gift set will never go unappreciated! A gift set is a great way to let someone find something new and lets you, the person buying the present, give them a range of different scents if you’re not sure what they like! Fragrances are of course very personal but I think this Marc Jacobs set is a great option, Daisy is such a classic so you can’t go wrong!

I hope this was helpful in some way when choosing your presents this year, boots is always one of my first stopping points this time of year and they’ve made it super easy to shop by department so you can always find what you’re looking for. They even have a vegan section so its super easy to shop for your vegan loved ones.

Hollie x