Get crafty this Christmas with a Homemade Hamper

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Do you want to give someone an extra special present this year? A unique homemade gift may be the answer. Your time and effort will mean the world to your loved ones, plus if you buy materials through Give as you Live, you can raise money for your charity as well- an extra special gift.

A homemade hamper is the perfect gift for friends and family, fill it with their favourite food, wine and make them some goodies they will love.

oil Infused Oil
Infuse some olive oil, a great gift for aspiring chefs. You can find loads of great recipes online and the ingredients cost next to nothing. I have found a gorgeous bottle that you can present your creation in from notonthehighstreet.com for just £4.95.
chocs
Have fun creating your own chocolate creations, opt for milk chocolate, or maybe you will be daring and make truffles. I found this chocolate star mould at Marks and Spencers for just £7.50. You could even buy some favour bags from Confetti to hold your chocolates.
cheese Cheese
What’s a hamper without cheese, find some great cheese gifts at Selfridges. I love these English Stilton Cheese Biscuits , or if your feeling brave make your own.
bottle Flavoured Alcohol
Make your own Sloe Gin or infuse some vodka, it’s really simple- most recipes you just add the fruit and leave it in the cupboard for a couple of weeks. Decanters are just over £5 at 247 Electrical.
jar Cookie Jar
This is a very cute idea, simply buy a jar and some ribbon, then fill it with the ingredients to make cookies. You can get your jar from John Lewis for just £3.
shortbread Shortbread
Show off your cooking skills and make some yummy shortbread , you can get your ingredients from Tesco, Asda, or Sainsbury’s – if you’re a first time shopper they’ll donate to your charity. If you’re not that great at cooking, Selfridges do some great shortbread gifts.

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