Summer is on its way and it’s time to start thinking about how we’ll spend it. This will be the first weekend where the Rule of Six will return outdoors, so it’s likely many of us will want to safely catch up with family and friends over the next few weeks. It’s also likely that we’ll be trying to think of delicious delights to gift to your friends and family.

If you’re trying to come up with some clever and fun ways to treat your parents or best friend to some gifts, why not create a hamper? Here are some ideas to help you create something special.

It’s in the presentation

Start with the hamper itself. Depending on who you’re making this tasty hamper for, you might want to go with something simple, like a wicker carry basket with a handle, or you might decide to go for a supersized picnic hamper.

Add the eggs

Before you add the rest of the gifts to the basket, start with the Easter eggs. 2021 is set to be a year to celebrate being able to see family and friends again, and these eggs should reflect just how well we know them.

Egg

Are they a football lover? Would they appreciate a luxe egg that comes with a decadent chocolate selection? Maybe they can’t resist a cute motif? Taking the time to source eggs that you know they’ll adore will show how much you care.

Go local

Perhaps your parents enjoy a glass of gin now and then or maybe you’ve discovered a fabulous bakery that’s based close by. Shopping local has become something many more of us are doing, and we’ve discovered some hidden gems in the process.

This means there are plenty of exciting locally made craft ales and cakes to add to your hamper. Head to your independent eateries and delis to see if you can find any inspired gift ideas.

Home essentials

As well as foodie treats, you can also pop some homey items in there too. Mini baking kits and tea lights make for beautiful additions to the hamper.

If you’re going for a high-end gift, shop around for a spring-scented candle. There are many on the market, so research the one that your friend or parents will love.

What will you add to your Easter hamper? Who will you gift one to?