If you want your lady love to feel special this Christmas make her a personalised gift hamper. Yes, we know you can buy Christmas gift hampers for her from the store, but making one yourself, filled with her favourites will have a much greater impact.

Here are a few tips to get your started:

What Does She Like?

The first thing you need to do is make is list of the things she loves. They don’t need to be material things – they could be a mix of both. Does she love dancing? Surfing? Make up? Coffee? Chocolates?

This will give you a good idea about what you can add to that hamper.

Rope in Her Friends and Family for Help

If you want to make that perfect gift hamper for her this Christmas, ask her friends and family for help. They would love to pitch in on such a project and they can give you some really great ideas about what she would really love.

It’s the Thought That Counts

The idea of a gift hamper is to fill it with your girlfriend’s favourite things. She will be touched that you made the effort to put together stuff that she loves. It’s the thoughtfulness of the gift that will really impress her.

It Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

While all of us love expensive gifts, they aren’t necessary. If you’re on a budget, you can still present her with a gift hamper that she will love. If she loves coffee, how about her favourite brand of coffee, with a personalised coffee mug? And if she loves cooking, how about a complete kitchen set – along with a personalised apron?

If she loves the outdoors, how about a water bottle, or if she loves gardening, how about seeds from her favourite flowers?

Something You Made

One thing that will truly touch your lady love’s heart is if you put something in that gift hamper that you have made yourself. It could be something as simple as sweet little Open When… cards. Each card could be in its own envelope, and labelled Open When You’re Sad, Open When You Need to Know How Much I Love You and so on.

It sounds very mushy, but your girlfriend will love that you took the time to make these cards.

Delicate Jewellery

You don’t have to buy your girlfriend a diamond ring. But you can add a few bits of tiny jewellery to your gift hamper. They can be hypoallergenic silver, which is also easy on the wallet.

You can even have the jewellery engraved if you have the budget for it. A little heart locket with your pictures inside and an engraved message is so romantic!

Choose a Basket that She can Reuse

When you choose the basket for the hamper, make sure it’s something that she can reuse. She will love to keep everything that you have given her – including the packaging, so make sure it’s something practical.

Bake her Cookies

If you think you can do it, another thing you can add to your girlfriend’s gift hamper are cookies or cakes. There is nothing more romantic than cooking for your lady love. It should you care enough to make the effort for her.


Making your own gift hamper full of goodies for her sends out a strong message – you love her and that you are willing to make an effort for her sake. This gift will hold more value to her than expensive gifts that you can buy off any shelf. That personal touch is what a girl really wants.