A gift hamper is one of the many ways you can show your appreciation for someone. They’re great for events like weddings, baby showers, or for when you’re sending your child off to college. The items you put into your gift hamper is mostly determined on what you’re celebrating, or maybe you’re giving someone a basket to show your sympathy instead. No matter the occasion, all of these items will be perfect additions to your gift hamper.
Wine and Beer are the perfect gift for any occasion, and they’re also a dependable last minute purchase if you’re trying to find something to line your hamper. With thousands of different flavors, makes, and styles to choose from, you won’t need to make your choice generic. Choose a wine if you know someone hosts a lot of dinner parties as dry reds are a classic favorite. Beers are great for more casual parties, like a sports party or a cook-out.
Consider the person you’re buying for before purchasing. If you’re not sure who you’re buying it for (in the case of a prize gift hamper) select a popular brand that anyone would like – maybe one with a lower alcohol content. You can get some inspiration from the Hampers with Bite’s Instagram.
Fruit hampers are a classic, I mean, have you ever met anyone who didn’t like fruit? Not only that, but fruit hampers are colorful and draw the eye. Edible Arrangements, a company that makes bouquets of fruit-flowers should come to mind. Pick popular fruits like apples, pears, oranges and grapes as your focal point, then add berries to line your hamper. Strawberries are an especially popular choice, as they can be dipped in chocolate for a more romantic feel.
Consider pairing fruit and chocolate together in general, as they both compliment each other as a sugary sweet mix. More importantly, it isn’t often that we get to enjoy those two flavors together which makes the basket more gourmet.
If you know a coffee enthusiast, you know the coffee game is no joke. There’s a wide variety of different beans from different locations in the world, and they all taste different depending on what temperature you cook them, and for how long. Tea is another thing altogether. Although you don’t cook any beans, tea leaves will taste different depending on how they’re prepared as well. Grab different flavors to spice up your basket.
Consider adding cookies or a cheap grinder to the basket if they’re a new coffee drinker to get them started. Also add some milk, almond milk, or brown sugar to the mix.
Cheese and Crackers
A cheese sampler is always a hit at any party – and who could blame them. Placing a slice of cheese on a salted cracker is so simple, yet so heavenly. Cheese and cracker samplers sometimes come with grape tomatoes or sliced meat, so consider those options while you’re lining the gift hamper. Don’t forget the value of the perfect sauce and consider adding a balsamic oil to the mix with a shallow dipping cup.
Consider adding grapes to the cheese sampler as well. Cheese and grapes go well together and so do wine and cheese.
No matter if it’s white, milk, or dark, chocolate remains one of the most popular comfort foods on the planet. Especially, as we mentioned, when chocolate is used as a dip. If you want to pair chocolate with something else on the list you’ll need to decide which flavors meld the best. For example, dark chocolate tastes best when paired with red wine. Don’t just stop at chocolate bars either, consider snacks like cookies or pretzels. Many gift hampers match chocolate with these types of items as shown here.
Consider pairing wine with chocolate. Wine brings out the richness of the flavor of any chocolate. White chocolate pairs best with a fruity wine.