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Woman creates amazing hamper of goodies for friend's birthday for just £10

January 29, 2020, 11:00 AM
  • Emma Walker, 31, wanted to create a special present for her friend
  • Sticking to a tight budget, she pulled together a Poundland hamper
  • The gorgeous pink goodies cost just £10

If you find your bank balance constantly being drained by having to buy birthday presents for friends and family, take inspiration from this creative mum.

Emma Walker, 31, from Stoke on Trent, wanted to buy her friend a special present for her birthday, but being on maternity leave with her three month old daughter, was on a tight budget.

Emma decided to make a gorgeous hamper of goodies from Poundland for her friend. The hamper cost just £10 to make, but looks like it cost three times more.

Emma told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: “I've shopped at Poundland for a few years now and I keep an eye on the Poundland Facebook page for new items that come into store.

"I'm currently on maternity leave so I don't have much money for presents, but as it was my friend's 30th birthday I wanted to do something special for her.

"I already knew of a few items I wanted to get her but for the rest I wandered around the store and found more amazing items that were all along the same pink colour scheme so I decided to create a hamper for her.

"I bought some Love Heart wax melts, air freshener, room diffuser, some pretty ceramic coasters that say 'you are loved', a bottle of bubble bath that looks like champagne, a wine glass that has beautiful pink frosting, a candle that smells of Prosecco, an ornament that says XOXO and some sweets to finish it off.

"I then bought a basket from the home section to display them all in. All together with the basket it cost me just £10!”

Emma is delighted with the look of her homemade hamper, especially considering she was on such a tight budget.

"I think it looks like it cost a lot more than £10, which is the look I was going for. I'm really pleased with it and the fact it didn't break my limited budget is a bonus,” Emma adds.

"I haven't given it to my friend yet as she has been on holiday for her birthday but I hope she will love it.

"If people want to create something like this, Poundland is a great place to get a wide range of items that make up a great gift.

“Also, trying to stick to a theme like a colour makes the present look really pretty.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, comments: “Buying a ready made hamper always comes with a huge premium. If you, like Emma, want to gift someone a hamper, save yourself a ton of cash by building it yourself. Best of all, your friend will have something truly personalised with things they love, and will have a hamper that is totally unique.”

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