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If you are stuck for a present idea for someone this Christmas then a food hamper can be a great solution and contrary to popular belief, if you shop in the right places, they don’t have to cost a fortune.
This year both of my parents will be receiving a homemade Christmas food hamper.
Both of these hampers cost just £10 each!
In an ideal world it would be lovely to shop in a quaint little delicatessen, picking out all locally produced products and mixing that with some form of locally brewed alcoholic drink but in the world we live in that just isn’t feasible. We have a very large family and therefore we always set a £10 limit for each persons present at Christmas. So I had to think ‘thrifty’ with the hampers.
To keep the cost down for the hampers I bought the contents from places such as Aldi, Lidl and Trago Mills (a local discount store). All of these stores have some really lovely products in them that are also nicely packaged but the prices are really low.
I paid 20p for one of the baskets from a local Re-Use store and 50p for the red bowl from our local recycling centre. The cellophane I had previously bought at my local post office and it cost me £1 and the extra decoration bits were left overs from last year.
I also added my thrifty homemade name tags on the top.
So there you have it some festive, thrifty, Christmas hampers.
Thrifty Thursday is a place to share your thrifty posts. It doesn’t matter if they are old or new and can be about anything to do with saving money and being thrifty. Whether it be a post on cutting back on your food shop or your latest thrifty find link it up, I’d love to see it.
I have also started a Thrifty Thursday board on Pinterest and I will be pinning any entries onto it each week so more people get to see your great posts. You can check out the board HERE.
There you have it. Nice and easy.