Giving mum a gift is always exciting. But giving mum a hamper always manages to take the experience to the next level. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that gift baskets always adds theatre to gift-giving: you never quite know what you’re going to receive.
What’s more, food gift baskets give mums an opportunity to try artisan food and drink they wouldn’t normally find by themselves in the supermarket. Here are some of the best food hamper ideas for your mum.
1. The Chocolate Gift Basket
What would life be like without chocolate? Pretty miserable, probably. Fortunately, mums don’t have to live in a world without chocolate. In fact, a gift basket might open them up to a whole new world of chocolate they never knew about.
You can get various gift boxes with different types of luxurious chocolates. Including classics like truffles, salted caramel chocolate and, of course, fruit and nut. Many chocolate gift baskets, including the ones we offer, also come with a bottle of bubbly to help complement the chocolate and indulge the senses. We often find chocolate hampers are always one of the de-facto choices for the perfect gift for mum.
2. The Champagne Hampers
Another fabulous gift basket idea is the champagne gift basket. Even though champagne has to be produced in a particular part of France to be called “champagne” officially, there are dozens of different official producers, each of whom makes champagne with distinctive characteristics. Champagne connoisseur mums will love trying different champagnes from various producers. Of course, thanks to the regulations on champagne, it’s very expensive. That’s why so many companies offer their own unofficial sparkling wine hampers at a much lower price. Hampers based around Cava from Spain or Prosecco are extremely popular.
Of course, champagne hampers don’t just come with champagne. You can also include plenty of different treats including chocolate, nuts, pickles, jam and biscuits.
3. The Afternoon Tea Hampers
Sometimes, mums just like to treat themselves – and afternoon tea offers the perfect way to do that. The great thing about afternoon tea is that it can be just about anything you want it to be. Cheese, crackers, tea, scones, cakes and sandwiches have all been known to play a part.
For mums who have a sweet tooth, you can add things to the hamper such as biscuits, cookies or chocolate. And for those who like their afternoon teas to be more traditional, you can always just add a variety of different teas along with things such as scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, tea bread and shortbread slices.
4. The Breakfast Gift Basket
Breakfast is perhaps the most unloved meal of all. Most people just grab a box of processed cereal and dump milk on it. It’s not exactly a glorious start to the day. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to spice up your mum’s breakfast. Add things such as pastries, apricots, ground coffee, jams, fruits, tea, biscuits or croissants. If you add these kinds of products to a hamper, it will definitely make it a breakfast to remember. Make sure you use a big basket, breakfast gift baskets typically need to come in hampers to make sure you have enough space for honey, jam, marmalade and all those delicious pain-au-chocolat.
5. The Fruit Gift Basket
Healthy eating is something that is taking the world by storm. More and more people realise that what they put in their bodies has a profound impact on how they look and feel. Buying gift baskets for mums on a health kick used to be a real challenge. But now, you will often see gift baskets based around whole, healthy foods.
To create a fruit hamper to remember, add all sorts of different dried fruits and nuts. There are all the usual suspects – like almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts as well as dried apricots and figs. But there’s also a selection of rather unusual dried fruits, including kiwi, pineapple and cranberries. As always, it’s best to try and cater the hamper to whoever you are sending it to. So make sure you first find out what mum’s favourite fruits are, then make sure you add them all to the hamper!
6. Prosecco Hampers
We often find a favourite among mums everywhere is a bottle of prosecco. If you are going to create a prosecco hamper, take inspiration from the simplicity of our prosecco and chocolates hampers or the slightly larger prosecco and treat hamper that includes a variety of products including pickles, biscuits, tea, coffee and Ballancourt paté. If you are really looking to treat your mum, you can always go over and above and include more items such as:
- More prosecco
- Chocolate florentines
7. Presentation is everything
Now you have some ideas for what to include, you need to make sure you present the hamper well to not ruin all the effort you have gone through picking the products. We really recommend getting a high-quality basket, often you will find that you can get wicker baskets that aren’t too expensive. However, they are flimsy and tend to break. They also look nowhere near as good as some of the slightly more expensive baskets.
Once you have chosen your basket, make sure to add things such as ribbons and gift tags so you can really tell the amount of effort put into the hamper.
Anymore suggestions for hampers? Make sure to comment below and let us know what you did to make the hamper for your mum special!