Whether you’re a doting dad with young kids or you’re planning to spoil a food-loving parent, treat your mum to a truly special treat with our homemade hamper ideas.
Still after inspiration? We’ve got more edible gift and Mother’s Day recipes to help you create the perfect hamper.
Pretty presentation can really take your homemade gifts from standard to stunning. First, decide which feel you want for your hamper. Are you going for a traditional wicker hamper, a glossy wooden crate or a modern leather basket? It’s worth looking online, in garden centres, department stores or charity shops to find one she’ll love as it can double up as a storage solution afterwards.
Next, you’ll want some soft material to cradle your culinary creations. Scrunched up crepe or shredded coloured paper work well as inexpensive padding to protect your gifts and can be bought cheaply from most art shops. Finally, you’ll need some cellophane or wrapping paper to enclose each present, plus some ribbon to finish. Let the kids get creative with the colour scheme – the brighter the better!
Now that you’ve perfected your presentation, it’s time to choose your treats…
For a chocolate lover
If you’re catering for a chocolate connoisseur, we’ve got plenty of recipes to choose from. Kids can help make this super-simple slab of salted fruit ’n’ nut bark, banoffee chocolate cups or these colourful choc hazelnut truffles.
For a more grown-up gift, try making a cocktail truffle selection, with boozy centres such as prosecco truffles and gin & tonic truffles.
Finally, opt for a hot chocolate set and give mum the greatest gift of all – some ‘me time’ to enjoy with a steaming mug of molten chocolate.
Find more bark, truffles and biscuits in our chocolate collection.
For a cheese fiend
If your mum is a fan of fromage, pack her a hamper filled with cheesy treats. Homemade crackers are the ultimate accompaniment – try a batch of sea salt water biscuits or rye & pumpkin seed crackers. Complete your cheeseboard with easy piccalilli and sticky fig & port chutney.
For something more substantial, try our classic cheese scones or these spiced manchego & chorizo melting biscuits. Or go for the ultimate indulgence with a baked camembert kit.
For more melty goodness, see our ultimate cheese recipes.
For a keen cook
If your mum’s a star baker, try layering up some enticing ingredients in glass jars to create a crafty cooking kit. Buy some biscuit cutters or pretty cupcake cases and pair with our chewy cranberry choc-nut cookie kit, triple chocolate cupcake kit or apple pie cookie kit, and use a pretty ribbon to secure the bundle.
If she’s more savoury-toothed than sweet, why not put together a part-prepared lasagne recipe kit and give her a well-deserved break from the kitchen.
See more DIY additons with our homemade gift kits recipes.
For a sweet treat fan
Sate a sweet tooth with carefully packaged cookies, cupcakes and biscuits. See our basic cookies or these chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits. Or try your hand at cashew caramels and peanut & toffee bonbons.
Finally, don’t forget fudge – stick with the classic vintage vanilla or add a splash of booze for truly irresistible, melt-in-the-mouth cubes.
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Are you planning on a homemade hamper this Mother’s Day? Let us know what you’re making in the comments below…