One of our Christmas traditions is to give Christmas Eve hampers to the kids. My lot are older now, but they still love to receive their Christmas hampers and I Love putting them together. Years ago when the kids were small, we used to wrap up new PJ's and slippers, usually they would have a festive design and we would give them to our very hyper brood on the night before Christmas. New PJ's were always a great way to get them to go to bed at a reasonable hour.
These days we have a lot more choice of great value products to fill a hamper for very little money which means you can put together great hampers on a budget. I have taken one gift bag and filled it with little surprises to keep the kids entertained while you rush around with last minute preparations. I usually use a gift bag for my hampers, but you could use an old shoe box and cover it in some Christmas wrapping paper.
A few ideas for items to fill the hamper:
- Make your own Christmas decorations
- Festive colouring books
- A story book
- Reindeer food
- A magic key for Santa
- Cookie cutters to make a treat for Santa
- Snowman Soup
- Christmas craft kit
- A Christmas DVD
- Some new PJ's
- A soft toy
Do you put together Christmas hampers?
If so what do you like to fill them with?