Christmas is just around the corner – let the merriment to commence, along with a feverish launch into shopping for gifts. Buying for others is fun, but sometimes a little tricky. Your list seems endless, with children, your spouse, relatives, friends, colleagues and even the dog to buy for! What can you get that will put a smile on the face of your loved ones?
How about a Christmas hamper? We’re not talking your standard cheese, wine and chocs hamper (nice as that is we’re thinking of something a little more unique). How about a collection of goodies that will last longer than a week or two, and can be treasured forever? We’re thinking of something that will bring joy to Ms Potter and Peter Rabbit fans everywhere, a hamper filled with Beatrix Potter gifts.
What Will I Need to Make My Beatrix Potter Gift Hamper?
Well you will definitely need a hamper of sorts! A wicker basket would be perfect, size wise it all depends how many gifts you want to give to the recipient. You will want to make the finished article look as attractive as possible, so you will need tissue paper or shredded paper to line the hamper with. Invest in a few pretty adornments such as ribbons and bows to make your hamper look polished, and cellophane wrap is a good idea in order to keep everything tidy and together. Hamper, tissue paper, decorative items and cellophane wrap – done. Now all you need are some wonderful Beatrix Potter gifts to pop in it!
Choosing Appropriate Gifts
Make sure your hamper is age appropriate and suitable for the person you are creating it for. Think about what the recipient would like to receive, the aim is to put a huge smile on their face! Here are a few ideas:
Gift Hampers for Babies
Ok, so baby might not be able to fully appreciate the delights of Beatrix Potter gifts just yet, but there are some lovely items that can be displayed to brighten up a nursery or make for a lovely keepsake. There’s the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit New Baby Money Bank and the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit First Tooth & Curl Box, both are cute as a button and would make lovely gifts. Add a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Photo Frame and place a picture of baby inside for a personalised touch.
Gift Hampers for Toddlers and Young Children
Young children will love making mealtimes more fun by eating their dinner from a cute Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Organic Dinner Set, which can be used both indoors and out (great for picnics). Add a selection of Beatrix Potter books, the stories are delightful for children of all ages (adults too). Books can last a lifetime and can be enjoyed by all. Finish off with a Peter Rabbit themed festive bauble, which the child can hang on the Christmas tree each year (a lovely Christmas keepsake).
Gift Hampers for Older Children
If you know a child that wears glasses you could pop a Peter Rabbit Glasses Case into the hamper, a pretty accessory and a great way to keep their glasses safe! Add a Peter Rabbit Fold Away Tote Bag – great for storing books and school bits and bobs, or for taking along on a shopping trip with Mum. Other ideas include a Peter Rabbit Egg Cup and Spoon Set (eating a boiled egg will never be the same again), and an alphabet letter adorned with one of the many cute Beatrix Potter characters.
Gift Hampers for Adults
Start off by popping a beautifully made Peter Rabbit scarf into the hamper, it can brighten up an outfit (even on a dull wintery day). How about an umbrella to go with it? Practical gifts can still be pretty, and an eye-catching Peter Rabbit Umbrella will make for a useful and attractive gift to add to the basket. Everyone needs a mug for their tea or coffee, why drink it from a dull as dishwater cup when you can sip from a Jemima Puddle-Duck mug? Finish off with a fanciful figurine of Peter of one of his friends, these look lovely on a shelf or mantle and can be passed down from generation to generation.
All Wrapped Up
Pop your gifts into the hamper and take your time wrapping it up nicely, a well-presented gift reeks of thoughtfulness and care. Finish it off with a big bow! And hey presto one beautiful Beatrix Potter themed gift hamper.