Unwrap the Magic: Christmas Favourites in Gift Hampers and Baskets

At Candi Gifts, we understand the importance of gifting, and we're here to help you create memorable moments with our beautiful range of gift hamper accessories from gift trays to ribbons and wicker baskets and gift tags. Let's unwrap the magic of Christmas favourites in gifting and explore how you can make this festive season truly special.

Festive Flavours in a Basket

The aroma of freshly baked gingerbread, the richness of artisanal chocolates, and the sweetness of candy canes – these are the flavours that define Christmas. Create a festive explosion of tastes with a Christmas-themed basket filled with gourmet treats, our Christmas ribbon and gift tags will be perfect for this. 

Cosy Comforts for Winter Nights

Embrace the chilly weather with cosy comforts nestled in a warm and inviting gift hamper. Think plush blankets, scented candles, and a collection of soothing teas. We have the perfect thing for this... our wicker shopper baskets.

Personalised Perfection

Make your gift extra special by adding a personal touch. Fill your gift hamper with items that truly reflect the personality of the recipient. This Christmas, show your loved ones how much you care with a personalised touch that makes the gift uniquely theirs.

DIY Delights

Get creative and crafty with a DIY-themed gift hamper. Include a variety of crafting supplies, from holiday-themed paper and ribbons to ornaments and DIY project kits. Encourage your loved ones to unleash their creativity and create handmade decorations or gifts, making this Christmas truly memorable.

This Christmas, go beyond the ordinary and elevate your gifting game with Candi Gifts exquisite range of gift hamper and gift basket accessories. Whether you're looking to indulge someone's sweet tooth or create a cosy haven for winter nights, our gift hampers, gift baskets, wicker baskets and gift trays add the perfect finishing touch to your thoughtful gift. 

Inspirational gift hamper ideas for Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to show someone how much you care with a thoughtful hamper full of seasonal goodies. Whether you're looking to create a gift for a loved one, or simply want to treat yourself, there are plenty of inspirational hamper ideas to choose from.

Wicker Hampers
Wicker hampers are a classic choice for creating a rustic feel. Fill them with autumnal treats such as spiced cider, pumpkin bread mix, and cosy blankets. For a more eco-friendly option, try a bamboo basket filled with organic teas, homemade jams, and artisanal cheeses.

Gift Hamper Trays
If you're looking for a hamper that is both practical and stylish, a gift hamper tray may be the perfect choice. Fill it with items such as scented candles, woolen scarves, and gourmet chocolates. You could even include a book of poetry or a journal for those cosy nights in.

Vintage Picnic Baskets
For a hamper that is truly unique, consider filling a vintage picnic basket with all the ingredients for a cosy autumn picnic. Include items such as crusty bread, artisanal cheeses, homemade pies and a flask of hot chocolate. Don't forget to pack a blanket and some cosy cushions for the ultimate autumnal experience.

Whatever your hamper preference, there are plenty of inspirational autumnal ideas to choose from. Get creative and have fun putting together a thoughtful gift that will be sure to warm the hearts of your loved ones.

The best part is that you don't have to go hunting around for the baskets/hampers as we have a fantastic selection for you here at Candi Gifts, just use our handy search bar on our website to find what you are looking for.

5 DIY Gift Basket Ideas That Will Save You Money

Gift-giving is a fantastic way to show the people you love how much you care about them. DIY gift baskets are the perfect solution to save you money while still giving a thoughtful and personalised present. Here are five DIY gift basket ideas that will save you money.

Why do wicker baskets make good hamper/gift baskets?

Wicker baskets are the perfect choice for hamper or gift baskets. They are versatile, stylish, and eco-friendly, making them an excellent choice for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a basket to hold fruits and vegetables, or a basket to hold a collection of goodies for a special occasion, wicker baskets are the perfect choice. Traditionally, when filled with luxurious food and drink, the familiar lidded wicker hamper is still the most popular choice when presenting an exquisite gift, offering a delicious selection of hand-selected artisan and speciality treats for the lucky recipient to enjoy.

Benefits of wicker baskets

One of the benefits of wicker baskets is their durability. They are made from natural materials, such as willow, bamboo, and rattan, which are strong and long-lasting. Wicker baskets can withstand the wear and tear of daily use, making them a practical and functional choice for any home. Wicker baskets are also eco-friendly. They are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable, which means they can be recycled or composted at the end of their life. This makes them a sustainable choice for those who are conscious of their environmental impact.

Wicker baskets from Candi Gifts

We can't supply the award-winning food or the huge array of deluxe beverages available - that's down to you. What we can offer is top quality wicker hamper baskets. Every basket we commission is made individually by hand and the weaving is a craft passed down over generations. Our wicker hampers are woven using the best whole-reed autumn willow, keeping the integrity of structure strong and straight. Shop our wicker hampers here.

The Top Gift Basket Trends of the Year

Gift baskets have become a popular way of showing appreciation, love, and care for our friends and family. As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look at the top gift basket trends of the year that have captured the hearts of many.

1) Eco-Friendly Gift Baskets: Eco-friendly gift baskets have gained much popularity this year. These baskets include products that are sustainable, organic, and environmentally friendly. From organic food items to reusable bamboo utensils, these baskets are perfect for the eco-conscious and nature-lovers in your life.

2) Spa Gift Baskets: After a year of stress and anxiety, spa gift baskets have become a popular way of showing love and care to our friends and family. These baskets include relaxing bath salts, aromatherapy candles, and other wellness products that promote self-care and relaxation.

3) DIY Gift Baskets: DIY gift baskets have been a trend this year, as people have become more creative and resourceful during the pandemic. These baskets allow you to personalise your gifts by including items that are specific to the recipient's interests and hobbies. From baking to gardening, the possibilities are endless.

4) Gourmet Food Gift Baskets: Gourmet food gift baskets have always been a classic gift option, but this year, they have been elevated to a whole new level. From artisanal cheeses to exotic spices, these baskets are perfect for foodies and culinary enthusiasts.

5) Personalised Gift Baskets: Personalised gift baskets have become a popular way of adding a personal touch to your gifts. You can include items that are specific to the recipient's interests, hobbies, and preferences. From monogrammed towels to personalised mugs, these baskets are perfect for showing your loved ones that you care.

In conclusion, gift baskets have become a versatile and creative way of showing love and appreciation. Whether you're looking for an eco-friendly option or a personalised gift, the top gift basket trends of the year have something for everyone. So, go ahead and surprise your loved ones with a thoughtful and unique gift basket this holiday season.

Dinosaurs ROAR!

ECO Dinosaur ROAR!

From the new keeleco range, we have a collection of Prehistoric Teddies! The not-so-scary dinosaurs are incredibly soft with corded detail to the feet and weighted beanie bellies, too. Made by Keel Toys and suitable from birth, you are guaranteed the finest quality which is what makes them such great gifts! If you love dinosaurs, we also have a T-RexStegosaurusBrontosaurusTricerotopsPterodactylDilophosaurusSpinosaurus and Raptor in the collection!

What is keeleco?
Keeleco is a new 100% recycled, eco-friendly soft toy range from Keel Toys. Each toy is manufactured and stuffed with 100% recycled polyester from plastic waste. Weighted toys are now done so using recycled glass beads and glass eyes have been replaced with cotton embroidered eyes. The Keel logo and hangtag are formed from FSC card and attached to the toy with cotton. Even the sew in label is recycled!