Are you scrambling at the last moment to pick an Easter hamper for a loved one or close friend? Do you want to be sure this is a gift they not only like but is also useful with not a single item going to waste? It’s a tall order, but with a little thought and creativity, it’s doable. Here we'll take a look at some of the best items to include in an Easter hamper, and some fun themes you can run with. These should give you all the help and inspiration you need to get your shopping done.
The Ultimate Chocolate Sampling
This first hamper idea is meant for those with a sweet tooth. The ultimate chocolate sampling theme allows you to combine different types and styles of chocolates so it feels like a chocolate buffet they are digging into. That means a mixture of dark, milk, and white chocolate, you could add stuffed chocolates, chocolate-covered items and so forth. The only rule you use is that each item has chocolate included in it.
Pair Chocolate with Beverages
When it comes to Easter gifts, chocolate tends to reign supreme, but it doesn't have to be the only item. An Easter hamper filled with chocolate may not be to everyone's liking. This is why you may want to be creative and pair it with a tasty beverage such as artisan coffee, a box of herbal tea, or flavoured hot chocolate for the kids. Add a cute mug or glass to the hamper and you've got a complete theme. They are also items that can be enjoyed over time.
Make It a Full Spread – Fill the Hamper with Finger Foods
This hamper is meant for adults who love to entertain. It could even be a great hostess gift for whoever is hosting Easter this year. Rather than stuffing the hamper full of chocolate, think about items that you can set out on a platter with the chocolate. This can include things like biscuits, dried or fresh fruit, artisan cheese, crackers, nuts and anything else that you would serve to guests.
What If They Have a Special Diet?
One thing to be mindful of is whether or not the person has dietary restrictions such as being vegan or gluten-free. You want to be sure the hamper doesn't include any items that are off-limits to them.
The great thing about hampers as an Easter gift is that they can be anything you want. It’s a wonderful way to customise a gift so that the recipient loves it.