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Savvy Parents Save by Making Their Own Christmas Hampers

December 12, 2017, 11:00 AM
  • DIY hampers can save you loads
  • Personalise your Christmas presents
  • The best deals on Christmas hamper fillers
Making your own hamper can save money, and make a better gift. Image: Pinterest

Last week, Latest Deals found that M&S and Waitrose were ripping off customers with their Christmas hampers.

Members of our bargain hunting community have put together their own festive hampers, for as little as £11.

Here are our top picks for kids and adults.

Kids Hampers

Bargain hunters have been giving their children personalised Christmas hampers this year.

Image: Pinterest

Margaret Ann Hughes said, “I have been making hampers for my kids for the last four years.

“Supermarket hampers are overrated, and if you shop around you can get better deals on virtually the same items.

“Doing your own is also more personal, this year I’m making a toy one for my son and a make up one for my daughter.”

We found how to get a popular kids toy hamper for cheaper than in shops.

This year, Selfridges are selling a toy hamper for £89, but you can get similar products individually for cheaper:

Total: £38.40Adult Hampers
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Savvy shoppers have made their own adult hampers this year, saving loads of the high priced supermarket versions.

This year, Aldi jumped on the hamper bandwagon, releasing its own version of the high end Fortnum and Mason hampers.

The budget supermarkets’ hamper will cost you an eye watering £100!

Instead, bargain hunters from Latest Deals have made their own hampers, which are personalised and much cheaper.

Lizzie North said, “I make them for my partners nan, and I put things like chocolates and mulled wine tea bags in, a nice bottle of wine, and some biscuits and jams.

“I normally pick up a DIY hamper box for under a fiver form the works.

“It costs about £25 but is way more full than one from a shop.”

Shoppers can get 50% off food at Argos right now to save on their Christmas hamper treats.

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Mo Chritchlow shared their tips for making a Christmas hamper, “I make one every year for relatives.

“I fill them with a few treats- Christmas puddings; mince pies; choccy biccies; biscuits for cheese etc.

“Last year I was in Aldi and noticed their mince pie boxes were a perfect size for filling, and there were some lying around empty, so I asked a member of staff who said I could have a couple.

“They worked perfectly and were very festive in red, green, and white.

“I just covered the part with the product name with some gold wrapping paper, then stuck a bow on the side, it looked lovely.”

We found ways to get a popular Christmas hamper for less.

Marks and Spencer’s top rated Christmas hamper is £30, but you can get similar products individually for cheaper:

  • Festive tea- £1.99 from Aldi
  • Iced cake bar- £1.99 from Aldi
  • Blackforest conserve- £2.89 from Asda
  • Plum chutney- £0.95 from Aldi
  • Christmas pudding- £3.99 from Aldi
  • All Butter Shortbread- £1.99 from Aldi
  • Mince pie fudge- £3.60 from Friars
  • Dominican Republic Chocolate bar- £1.50 from Asda
Total: £18.90For more Christmas savings, head to LatestDeals.co.uk
over a year ago

Making your own Christmas hamper is so much cheaper than buying a branded one. Every year we see brands ripping people off by converting every day items into "gift sets". Usually, you'll get smaller sizes for higher prices.

DIY gift sets and hampers are fun to make, fun to give, and saves you money.

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