Buying a gift for a friend or a loved one can be difficult at times, especially as everyone has everything these days.

However, if you’re looking for something different, a hamper is perfect. From birthdays and Christmas to weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s Day or to just add a smile to someone’s face, our list below will help you find the ideal food and drink hamper.

Chocolate

If you’re looking for something to really put a smile on someone’s face then chocolate hampers should be at the top of your list. After all, everyone loves chocolate don’t they, and there are so many out there that you’ll be able to tailor these perfectly to the individual in question. Do they like a mixture of chocolates or maybe they just love dark or milk chocolate, or perhaps they like to experiment and love discovering new things – whatever the chocolate you want, you’ll be able to find it at places such as Thornton’s, Hotel Chocolat and M&S to name a few.

Cheese

However, while some people love a chocolate treat, others aren’t huge on sweet treats. So, if you want something a little different, how about a cheese hamper? The cheese market has been growing and changing over recent years, with people straying from cheddar to new flavours attributed to a more adventurous set of consumers. Therefore, if you know a cheese lover, a hamper could be perfect, as it’ll help introduce lots of new decadent flavours to their cupboard.

A traditional hamper

If it’s a special gift to cheer someone up, maybe a traditional hamper would be best. Available from places such as M&S, Selfridges, online and even Tesco or ASDA, these contain a mixture of food and drink for the ideal night in. From wine and cheese to packets of nuts and sweets to chocolate and in some cases, bath aromas, these are a fabulous treat for anyone.

Pasta

Does a friend or family member you’re buying for love cooking. Well, maybe you should take a little hamper inspiration from the Italians, who are renowned for their exceptional cooking. A twist on the traditional hamper and providing a unique gift, a pasta hamper will give a gift filled with wondrous treats to get their creative juices flowing in the kitchen.

A lovely brew

While wine hampers could be fun, they’re a bit overdone. However, something you could look into is a nice tea hamper. Provided by a wealth of modern tea brands, which have boomed over the decade, these are filled with various flavours to try and even feature tea bags and loose-leaf tea to sample. Perfect for that person who loves to relax with a nice hot brew.

So, if you’re looking for a unique gift for someone you love, why not give a hamper a try next time.

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