Diwali gift hampers are best avoided
Diwali hampers are always majorly overpriced, despite the big one-time purchase. Instead of buying one of them, simply try making one yourself. It’s cheaper, but still exactly the same.
With Diwali round the corner, many brands and shops have gift hampers for sale. These hampers would have anywhere from five to 20 things stuffed in a hamper. Considering that you’re practically making a huge purchase, usually of over Rs1,000, you would expect to be paying the normal price, if not a small discount. But that’s not how it works. Stores regularly charge you a hefty premium for hampers. Why? It’s Diwali, of course. Here are examples:
Nature Basket’s Organic Gourmet Hamper
|Pema Organic Multigrain Bread||Rs325|
|Organic Strawberry Sauce||Rs325|
|TM Organic Lavender N Chamomile Tea||Rs546.25|
|Morarka Amla Candy Sweet||Rs105|
|Nourish Organics Spicy Trail Mix||Rs291|
|Roland Balsamic Vineger||Rs445|
|Nourish Organics Sunflower Seeds||Rs240|
|Morarka Candied Ginger Ragi Milk Cookies||Rs32|
So the components of the hamper cost Rs870 less than what they being sold for.
Grand Coffee Hamper
|Davidoff Coffee Rich Aroma||Rs800|
|Hintz Instant Spray Dried Coffee||Rs225|
|Loacker Quadratini Napolitaner||Rs114|
|RFox Milk Choc Chunk Cookie||Rs275|
|Loacker Gran Pasticceria Cappuccino||Rs308|
So the components cost just Rs2,041, almost Rs700 less than what its being sold for.
Instead of overspending on a readymade gift hamper, try making one yourself. The process is simple, and you will also end up saving on the final cost of it. Here are some tips you should keep in mind while making a hamper:
Select a theme A gift hamper can be anything that the other person loves. Themes can range from food ingredients, clothes, chocolates, coffee and accessories.
Get a basket Putting all the stuff in a small jute basket is the safest way to gift a hamper. It will keep your costs low and still make your hamper look very attractive. Cover it with a shiny net and tie it up with a ribbon.
Chocolates and nuts As far as what to put inside the hamper goes, chocolates, dry fruits and nuts are something you cannot go wrong with. Everyone loves chocolates, while dry fruits and nuts are traditional Diwali offerings.
Personalised card To add a great touch to your hamper, add a personalised message for the person you’re gifting it to. Just a few lines are more than enough for the recipient to appreciate your gesture.
One personalised gift If you’re making your own hamper, then always put at least one gifting item that is personalised for the person you’re gifting it to. It can be a book for the bibliophile, assorted ingredients for the cook or even band memorabilia for the music lover. Anything which will personalise the gift.