Happy Christmas Readers,
Christmas hampers are usually packed to the brim with indulgent treats, are tradition for many people. Each year I make one for My Dad but before we get into that a little history and then onto the fun stuff.

A brief history
The tradition of the Christmas hamper may be intended as a special holiday meal for people who were unable to join their families for Christmas. A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing small non-perishable food items, particularly seasonal favourites such as fruitcake or plum pudding, chocolate, nuts, jams, biscuits, honey, smoked or dried meats, and cheese and May also contain bottles of wine or, for non-alcoholic hampers, tea or coffee.

Every year I make a hamper for my dad, He’s a little difficult to shop for if he wants it or if he finds something, he likes he tends to buy it. So, a couple of years ago I started making him a hamper and now it’s a bit of a tradition. Each year he gets a mix of snacks and alcohol in a pretty box which is great this year as he now likes gin and it’s a popular right now so there’s a vast selection and I'm spoilt for choice. (I would show you a picture but he reads my blog sorry guys)

I think that Hampers are great for people who you struggle to buy for out of pure chance and odds they’re going to like something. I love setting myself the challenge every year of being able to find my dad new and interesting things to fill the hamper with. One thing I have learnt is that the contents don’t have to be complicated- it could be anything from their favourite biscuits to a reminder of a silly memory.