WHEN I’m stuck for inspiration, putting together a Christmas hamper is always a great fallback gift that still has the personal touch.
A luxury hamper from Fortnum & Mason will set you back £130, but you can create a DIY version for £10 to £20 simply by selecting much cheaper goodies.
BASKET CASE: Rather than buying a basket on its own, you’ll save by getting a kit that also includes filling, clear plastic wrap and a bow.
Wilko has these for £6 with a 45cm x 30cm silver basket.
The Works has a two-for-£10 deal on its hamper kits with similar-sized baskets, which cost £7 when sold separately. It also has mini-kits with small round baskets for £3.
SAVE: £4 when you buy two kits at The Works
PICK A THEME: It’ll feel more coherent if you choose a theme.
For example, a film night hamper might include luxury popcorn, sweets, a mini bottle of fizz and movie quiz cards.
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Or put together a cocktail kit with the ingredients for a recipe, an instruction card, a couple of pretty glasses and a shaker from a discount store such as Poundland.
A home spa kit might include a face mask, scented candle, bath oil and other relaxing treats.
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CHEESE AND WINE: Another timeless theme is cheese and wine.
Tesco Clubcard members can get its Five Cheese Selection, reduced from £5 to £3.79, but you’ll have to stash it in the fridge and wrap your hamper at the last minute.
Asda has a third off luxury wine and bubbly. You can get its Extra Special Chateauneuf-du-Pape for just £9.99, down from £15.
SAVE: £5.01 on Asda wine deal
BEAUTY TREATS: Mix-and-match deals are perfect for filling up beauty hampers.
Boots has three-for-two on lots of items including body wash and lotion from The White Collection, Ted Baker Lipstick & Liner and a duo of No7 nail varnishes — each of which are under £10.
Look out for discounted beauty advent calendars at this time of year or buy several gift sets and split the contents between hampers.
- All prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
FANCY some proper champagne for less than a tenner? Asda’s Louvel Fontaine Champagne Brut is just £9.99, down from £18.
TAKE a bite out of this. Morrisons The Best Speculoos Chocolate Slab, made from Belgian chocolate with spiced caramel biscuit, is £3, down from £4.
GET A free kid’s ticket to Legoland Discovery Centres with the December issue of CBeebies magazine for £3.99, on sale until January 4.
The offer is valid alongside one paying adult. You can also get the voucher in Andy’s Amazing Adventures magazine.
GO modern and minimal with this Premier Housewares Nostra nest of two side tables for £106.98 from manomano.co.uk, or match the look with these slightly smaller grey Bjorn tables from B&M at £20, down from £25.
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Shop and save
FRESHEN up with a third off selected Fabulosa household sprays and cleaning products. The Bucks Fizz Spray & Wear fabric freshener is 77p, down from £1.15, and there’s free delivery at myfabulosa.co.uk.
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