As the calendar rolls into December, the anticipation for Christmas presents and treats becomes irresistible. Exchanging hampers at Christmas time is still as much part of Australian holiday tradition as it was 200 years ago.

Their allure and timeless relevance make Christmas hampers an essential present to take to any family gathering. Delicious goodies and mementos of love overflow in these wonderful gift baskets, reminding us of the abundance that Christmastime brings.

From its humble beginnings centuries ago, the Christmas hamper has gone through many changes to its styling, contents, and the sentiments shared through them.

However, one thing remains the same. They are a gift of goodwill and honest care for the connection you share.

At Hampers Galore, we offer you a stunning collection of Christmas hampers that speak to the Christmas Spirit in your loved ones.

But we understand that sometimes, you want to go the extra distance for the ones you love most. For this, our team gives you the option to create a Christmas hamper of your own, online!

Our store packs hundreds of snacks and bites you know and love, as well as many exotic liquors accompanied by some truly Aussie treats.

With a large assortment of munches and nibbles at your fingertips, crafting your very own Christmas Hamper is cheerful, fun, and super easy.

Of course, Hampers Galore will pack it and deliver it right to your family’s doorstep, wherever in Australia they may be.

So, let’s go ahead and get started!

1) Consider Who You are Gifting

Before you get to making a Christmas hamper, take a moment to consider whom you are gifting. What are they like? Do they enjoy snacking? Are there foods they avoid at all costs? Are you gifting both children and adults? And of course, what about Christmas makes them smile the most?

Make a note of these things and set a “theme” for your hamper.

2) Note What Brings Them Smiles, Not Tummy Troubles.

Christmas treats are all rich and delicious, but not everyone can enjoy them. A vegan won’t enjoy Christmas cakes made with traditional ingredients. Sugar cookies that are loved by all won’t sit well with someone who’s gluten-intolerant. A Christmas pudding is certainly not healthy for anyone with high cholesterol.

As important as it is to list everything you know they’ll love, it’s also important to list what not to put in there.

This way, you know your gift hamper for them will bring them smiles – not tummy troubles.

3) Brainstorm Your Winning Christmas Spread

Now that you have a decent understanding of how your hamper might look, consider whether you’d like it to be built around special liquors or just simple snacks.

If you proceed to put a non-alcoholic Christmas hamper together, think back to which snacks pair best. Or, ideally, try to recall everything you know they love snacking on. Chocolates, crisps, dips, freckles and crumbles, here, everything goes.

In hampers with alcohol, the choice of liquor tends to guide you with hamper building. You want to build an experience of Christmas gourmet in your hamper, not just a collection of unmatched snacks. If they love fruity red wines, a Shiraz would do well. For a less sweet and more crisp red, Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect.

Fruity wines are perfect with chocolates. Lights Whites are wonderful with simple salt crips and other savouries. The hamper goodies taste better with a wine to match!

Don’t care to be a wine connoisseur? Play with the tastes and tones of your hamper goodies as you want. After all, the only way to make a hamper that wins their heart is to pack things you know they’ll love.

If your mate loves beer and chocolates, that’s your winning Christmas spread!

4) Put Them Together with Hampers Galore!

Visit our store and click on the menu option to “Create Your Own” hamper. From here you can choose whether you want to build a hamper with alcohol or just focus on snacks.

A gift would not be complete without a pretty box to put it in. So, first, you will be guided to pick a sleeve of your choice. Our beautiful Christmas sleeves are all high-quality and elegant. Any one of them will be a stunning choice.

Next, you can add your alcohol of choice. Remember your notes, and pick one accordingly. Sometimes, you might even see something better than you expected! If you’re building a snack hamper entirely, this step will be excluded.

Once your beverages have been decided on, it’s time to add in a few savouries. Pretzels, nuts, crisps, crackers, or popcorn, this is your chance to add in as many snacks as you wish!

Don’t forget to add a spice preserve for an extra “Christmassy” touch to your gift. Just make sure the treats match your receiver’s dietary needs.

Finally, smoothen out the edges of your hamper with something sweet. It’s okay to fill a hamper with nothing but chocolates. But you should know that peanut crumbles and sugar cookies are just as scrumptious and will be loved by whoever tries them.

Let’s not forget it’s Christmas! Add in a syrupy Christmas pudding or fruit mince pie for some yuletide richness.

Now, it’s time to speak what’s on your mind. At this step, you can select a Christmas card to match your hamper’s theme. Type in a few warm words to express your sincerity and let them know you’re wishing them well. Most times, it’s alright to just tell them how much you love them.

5) Final Touches and Delivery

Your Christmas hamper is now complete. Before you finalise everything, review everything you put together. Once you’re sure everything is in place, complete your order and choose a delivery option.

Our trusted shipping partners deliver Australia-wide, so no matter where your loved ones live, they’ll get it right on time. 

With options for standard or express delivery, you can choose an exact date for your hamper to be received. Packages to the Melbourne metro area are eligible for same-day delivery, and Christmas hampers over A$ 100 get free standard shipping.

When everything has been decided, the Hampers Galore team gets to work! We will secure your Christmas hamper to survive long arduous transits, so you can rest easy.

6) Ask For Help!

If you have any questions about the hamper building process or the goodies, please do not hesitate to chat with us about it.

We are dedicated to assisting you with building a safe and healthy Christmas Hamper for your loved ones; therefore, your questions about allergens or nutrition of our hamper foods and drinks are more than welcome.

If you are putting together a vegan or keto-friendly Christmas hamper, our team can guide you through the goodie selection process.

7) Unleash Your Creativity!

When it comes to Christmas hampers, there’s no one-size-fits-all. It’s totally okay to let your creativity free and build a hamper just as you wish. No one would judge you if you dropped a few Halloween treats in there!

At Hampers Galore, we strive to present all that’s good about Christmas in our hampers. And now, you can be a part of crafting one. Go ahead and give it a try right now!