A hamper is a quite popular gift to send to your loved ones. A hamper includes a set of things that can be customized to one’s liking and preference. Giving out hampers is usually done by companies, business partners, colleagues, or academia. However, we can also give out hampers casually. For example, we can give hampers to our close friend who lives in another town, our coworker who is always kind to us, or to a sister-in-law that always helps us in dire times.
What kinds of hampers are out there? There are basic or common hampers, such as snacks or chocolates. While these can be great options, we can pick and choose from other kinds of hampers.
1. A Hamper for the Coffee Lover
Your best friend is a caffeine addict or a coffee lover. When visiting a coffee shop, they would annoy the baristas to get a perfect cup of coffee; specifying the temperature, kinds of beans, and the ratio. It may seem annoying, but their passion is their passion. Perhaps a cup of good coffee is crucial in making their days brighter and comfortable. For this kind of person, prepare a special kind of hamper consisting of coffee beans from parts of the world that they like; coffee equipment such as manual brew tools or a tumbler; or a customized latte cup with their name written on it. If you happen to be confused by the complicated thing called the coffee culture, ask your friendly local barista about everything there is to know about coffee. Chances are, they will be happy to explain and make sure you give the best coffee hamper to your best friend.
2. A Package for the Skincare Addict
Who doesn’t take care of their skin these days? Even the most low-maintenance person buys skincare from the grocery store and washes their face twice a day. However, we all have that one person in our lives who’s a skincare junkie. They would know all about the most hard-to-pronounce ingredient and all kinds of skin concerns, as well as skincare brands, from Japanese, Korean, to Western-made brands. While our skincare knowledge is nothing compared to this person, they will surely appreciate it so much if we give them a hamper of their favorite products or skincare brand. This may add to their collection of skincare products or just be happy to own the products. After all, a skincare junkie is always curious about the newest development of beauty. Usually, stores sell a gift set or box with a skincare line set, ready to be purchased. Don’t forget to wrap it up beautifully and give a sweet little note for your friend to make them remember how much you cherish them.
3. A Beauty Hamper for Beautiful People
Aside from skincare junkie, there is always that one makeup lover. They can be a makeup artist, beauty enthusiasts, or even a makeup hoarder. In any case, it is always a good idea to prepare a set of makeup products to be given to them. Here’s a good idea: find out the latest trend in the makeup and beauty world, find the most hyped-up product, and include it in the hamper. Make sure that they don’t already own the thing! You can also find out their holy-grail makeup products and give them several of them, as they will surely want to stock up. You may think that they already have enough or even too many makeup products, but trust when it is said that a makeup lover can never have too much makeup. Their thirst for creativity and tools to create things can never be fulfilled that easily. After all, they are artists, and an artist can never have too many colors at their disposal.
4. A Relaxing Hamper for The Workaholic
Have a friend whose life is only filled with work, work, and work? They barely have time for themselves, are always depressed and grumpy, and are on the verge of burnout, even a breakdown? This is a time to remind them to stop and enjoy life a little. You can gift them a package called ‘Me-Time Hamper’, filled with simple things such as a good book, a CD full of relaxing songs, even a surprise ticket to their dream vacation spot. Remember that this hamper can look different from each person because each person’s definition of me-time is varied. Some like to sit in a cafe, reading a book, and not being bothered, while others like to talk with strangers to let out their worries. Some people like to go far away and not being surrounded by familiar sceneries. It would be a good idea to find out and recognize what kind of person your person is so that you can give out the most perfect, well-thought-of gift.
5. Special Beverages for A Special Person
Please refrain from giving this if your person is an alcoholic. Yes, it’s time for a fun time. An alcohol hamper is exactly like it sounds: it consists of many kinds of alcohol that your person may like. This is perfect for someone who likes to have fun and let loose. Remember, this might take more budget than other hampers because alcohol might cost more expensive, especially rare and old liquor. But it is a worthy and very special gift to give to someone. This kind of hamper can also bring laughter to your person’s life. They might be in a bad mood, or their work or school stuff can be a burden, but this fun, rare surprise can lighten up their mood again.
6. Crazy Rich Hamper
The money bouquet is so yesterday. It’s time to move on to the money hamper. It takes mastery to decorate a hamper from cash and make it aesthetically pleasing, so make sure you take care of it carefully. No, it doesn’t have to be pricey or expensive. Choose small bills that are freshly taken out of the bank so they won’t look crumpled and looks neat. Don’t miss the funny and shocked expression on your friend’s face as they receive the money hamper. This can be a funny Instagram story to remember, as well as an unforgettable memory.