If you're looking for a merry way to get into the Christmas spirit, why not try making your own hamper? It's a great way to show off your creative side and put together a thoughtful gift for someone special. They’re sure to appreciate the care that goes into it.
Plus, choosing the different treats to go into your hamper can be fun, too — especially when you opt for luxurious, ethical chocolate! Read on to discover how to make your own hamper this Christmas and create a gift your loved one will cherish.
How to make your own Christmas hamper
First things first, you’ll need a container for all your gifts and goodies. You could opt for a rustic wicker basket, a classic wooden crate, or recycle a cardboard box.
The joy of making your own festive hamper is that you can put your own spin on it. So why not add some personal touches? Whether that’s a gorgeous velvet ribbon and some tinkling bells atop a basket handle or an all-out hand painted box.
And for an immediately stylish option, pick up one of our elegant luxury gift boxes. With space for up to eight delectable treats, it’s an easy and effective way to make your own chocolate hamper. Simply add a gift box to your basket, select the items you want inside, and we’ll pop it all together for you in a gorgeous ready-to-gift set.
What to include in a luxurious chocolate hamper
Now for the fun bit — selecting your hamper goodies. Chocolate is always a winning gift in our opinion. But if you really want to impress your friends and loved ones, your best bet is to tailor the hamper contents to their personal preferences. Whether they’re a dark chocolate fiend or can’t get enough of creamy white chocolate, you’ll find plenty of delicious gifts to suit all tastes in the Love Cocoa online chocolate shop.
We also pride ourselves on presenting our products in beautiful, plastic-free packaging, too, so your hamper gifts will stand out vibrantly.
Perfect for nibbling throughout the Christmas holiday, our chocolate bars are a top hamper gift. From light and floral Rose and Pistachio for white chocolate fans to a fully festive Christmas Pudding Milk Chocolate Bar, we have both classic and more unusual flavour combinations to try.
If you’re hoping to make your own vegan hamper, we have a range of dairy-free choices, too — try an Orange & Cocoa Nib variety. It’s packed with 71% cocoa, fragrant, orange essence, and crunchy cacao nibs. For more ideas on presents for your plant-based friends, check out our gift guide to vegan-friendly chocolate. We’re also happy to say that we plant a tree in a Cameroon cacao plantation for every chocolate bar we sell! You can learn more about this, and our passion for ethically sourced, sustainable cocoa on our About Us section.
If you’re looking to make a Christmas hamper for a couple or family, chocolate truffles are the perfect centrepiece. Ideal for savouring with a cup of coffee or for sharing round the table on Christmas Day, truffles are luxurious bites of heaven.
Browse our truffle collection and find a variety your giftee will love. And if you’re not sure what to go for, our Festive Chocolate Truffle Selection Box is bursting with a variety of seasonal flavours.
Is there anything cosier than snuggling up with a warming cup of hot chocolate on a winter’s eve? Hot chocolate is the perfect addition to a Christmas hamper, and with our hot chocolate flakes, you can give the gift of a truly satisfying and cocoa-rich drink. Plus, all our hot chocolate flakes are free from palm oil!
For the ultimate in festive flavours, why not opt for our Dark Mint Hot Chocolate Flakes? Deep chocolate notes meet refreshing peppermint for a delightful seasonal taste.
Hot chocolate is also an excellent gift if you’re putting a hamper together for families with little ones.
Biscuits and nibbles
And to make that hot chocolate experience even more enjoyable, you can’t beat a dunkable biscuit. A pack of Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Biscuits will go down a treat any time of day.
Christmas is a time for celebrating so why not add a little tipple to your homemade hamper? A bottle of Prosecco is perfect for a festive toast, while our Chocolate and Cacao Nib Gin Liqueur is delicious over ice.
Another way to bring a touch of tipsy celebration to your Christmas hamper is to include a pack (or two) of alcohol chocolates. From sophisticated Milk Champagne Truffles to a juniper and lime infused Gin & Tonic Chocolate Bar (which happens to be vegan), there are lots of yummy ways to give high-quality chocolate a splash of booze.
Fill your handmade hamper with delicious chocolate from Love Cocoa
If the above items have inspired you to make your own Christmas hamper, browse the rest of our delectable collection. No matter who you’re building a hamper for, we’re sure you’ll find an array of treats they’ll adore.
Not got time to make your own Christmas hamper? Don’t worry, our very own Love Cocoa luxury chocolate hampers are ready and raring to go. With Christmas Cheer Chocolate Hampers bursting with seasonal delights, a Boozy Chocolate Hamper for the grown-ups, and a Deluxe Champagne Hamper for when you really want to go all out, there’s a beautiful hamper for every recipient.Discover more in our Christmas hamper gift guide, take a look at the full selection and order yours today!