How to Make a Book Gift Hamper

There's nothing better than curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea on a cold winter night. If 2020 taught us anything it was a whole new appreciation for books. Whether you know someone who got really into reading over lockdown or if you are a keen book collector yourself, why not give the gift of a book? Upgrade your gifting game, learn how to create your own book gift hamper.

Find the Perfect Book

The great thing about a book gift hamper is that it can be tailored to anyone of any age! From your grandparents to your baby cousin, there really is a book for everyone. The key to building a book gift hamper is to find the best book for your recipient. This will give you a theme to work with whilst you are shopping for the rest of the hamper. A great example would be a cookbook for your friend who has set themselves the new year's resolution of not ordering as much Deliveroo! You could gift them The Hungover Cookbook or Stephanie Manley's Dining Out at Home Cookbook.

Build Your Theme

Now that you've selected your book, you have a clear theme for your book gift hamper. Try buying items that relate back to the genre of your book. These items can either be silly or genuinely helpful. By buying other gifts that relate back to the book, you can really create a unique gift! This is also a great way to get children interested in reading. Let's say you were basing your hamper on the Animals Magneti'book, you could buy a whole host of animals gifts to really engage them. After seeing the animals in the book, let them get crafty with the Zoo Animal Origami Kit or cuddly with a Brown Tiger.

Finishing Touches

Once you've filled your hamper with lots of goodies such as a funky mug or homeware, it's time to put it all together! A lovely wicker basket is the traditional way to build a gift hamper. You'll also need some cellophane to wrap around your gifts - don't forget some beautiful ribbon! Feel free to customise your basket and make it fit any occasion. Gift hampers are a great solution for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers and beyond. Your book gift hamper is sure to make your loved one smile. You could even create a large book gift hamper for the whole family, adding an array of gifts that coincide to each member of the family.