What should you put in your hamper gifts?

Gift hampers are one of those universal gifts that you can create for your family, boss, teacher neighbors, etc. I mean, who doesn’t love a hamper full of goodies with a variety of unique items and treats inside?

While hamper gifts may often cost a fortune, they don’t have to be. Here are some ideas on what you should put in your hamper gifts.


Types of Fillers

Sweet Treats

  • Cookies
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Dried fruits
  • Mints
  • Fudge
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Biscotti
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coffee brittle
  • Pudding
  • Season items – Easter eggs, gingerbread cookies, fruit cake

Savory Snacks

  • spiced nuts
  • assorted nuts
  • pretzels
  • cheese sticks
  • pickles
  • pate
  • local cheeses
  • olives

Jams and Sauces

  • Fruit marmalade
  • Strawberry jam
  • Lemon curd
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Tapenade
  • Olive oil
  • BBQ spice rub


  • Wine
  • Champagne
  • Beer
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Chocolate liquors
  • Tea flowers
  • Cheese board
  • Mulled wine sachets
  • Coffee beans


  • Scented soaps
  • Scented candles
  • Massage oil
  • Bubble bath
  • Bath bombs
  • Bath salts
  • Body scrubs
  • Love coupons
  • Flannel
  • Loofah
  • Eye mask


  • Balloons
  • Streamers
  • Party poppers
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Themes


Create the ultimate Christmas gift hamper with winter-themed treats. Add Christmas cake, jam, biscuits, spiced nuts, chocolate truffles, brownies, fudge, cookies and more.


Consider the birthday recipient and create their basket based on their interests. You can make chocolate, cookies, and toys for children or wine and cheese for adults.

Baby Shower

In addition to the usual baby clothes, you can add diapers, soft toys, baby powder – basically what any newborn baby will need. You can also add home-cooked meals, snacks, and even coupons for the parents.

Mother’s Day

Create a beautiful Mother’s Day gift hamper with flowers, chocolates, muffins, and even a new book for her to read. If she is a fan of tea, create a tea basket that you can enjoy together. Include tea, scones or biscuits, fruit, cheese and jam.

Father’s Day

What interests does your dad have? Does he like beer, Cars, or perhaps he may like fishing. Make a beer basket with all of this favorite beers and condiments. Create a car-care package that will give him everything he needs to give his babies a clean polish. He will surely enjoy baskets that will meet his interest.


Create an Easter-themed basket will all the chocolate eggs you can find. Add some themed cookies and small toys if you plan on giving them to children.

What items are you putting in your hamper gifts? Got any more ideas? Let us know!