Recently here at Shredded-Paper.co.uk, we took you through the steps you could take to create a gift hamper for you to give as a present. However, if you’ve been thinking of following those instructions to put together a Mother’s Day hamper for Sunday 14th March, you might remain none the wiser as to what its contents should be.
Of course, you probably have a good idea of what kind of thing your mother likes – but what types of present would look especially good nestled in a hamper? Here are a few tried-and-tested ideas that could be just right for both a hamper and, well, Mother’s Day.
With an assortment of these sweets piled up in a glass jar itself placed carefully inside the hamper, you can cast your mother’s mind nostalgically back to her childhood.
One especially good thing about this idea is that, generally, retro sweets – like Black Jacks, Fruit Salads and Raspberry Bonbons – are relatively inexpensive to source.
When layering up the sweets in the jar, you should be careful to put the heaviest sweets in first, before leaving the lightest for the top layer. Then, screw the lid tightly back onto the jar.
Well, if you’re already making the hamper, why not add even more of a personal touch by also making food to go inside it?
To start, mix 100g of brown sugar, 200g of butter and 3-4 tablespoons of golden syrup. With the resulting mixture, thoroughly coat some light porridge oats and then pour all of this into a baking tin lined with butter-greased baking paper.
You can then bake at about 150°C and, once the resulting slab has cooled, cut it into squares.
Chocolate – and a good combination of it
Although chocolate might initially seem like an obvious choice of Mother’s Day gift, you can inject more thoughtfulness into it by mixing up the types of chocolate you place in the hamper.
So, while you don’t strictly have to leave out the likes of Thorntons and Lindt chocolates, you could also include some tins of hot chocolate powder and perhaps even some chocolate-scented candles. Your mother is unlikely to consider having all of these chocolate-themed delights in just one basket “too much of a good thing”!
As you won’t want any of the hamper’s contents to incur damage as you take them to your mother, you could also order some hamper kraft filling paper suitable for cushioning your Mother’s Day presents in the basket.
You may find yourself particularly enticed by what you see in our new Spring Collection of shredded paper here at Shredded-Paper.co.uk. So, why look any further for the hamper kraft filling paper that will truly complete your Mother’s Day hamper – and delight your mum in the process?