Way back in the January sales, I bought a load of these retro popcorn buckets and I've been saving them up in the gift cupboard. You can get these on Amazon (image affiliate link at the end of the post) or, use a brightly coloured plastic serving bowl to both hold the selection of gifts and to use to serve the popcorn.
A DVD is a fairly standard present idea - lots of people I'm sure will have at least one to buy for someone, but by making a movie night hamper, you're taking the gift up a level and giving not just the film, but the whole experience. Some thoughtful additions and your recipient will have a lovely evening to remember.
It doesn't need to cost you a lot of money, you can re-package some popping corn in a pretty cellophane bag with a ribbon and that's much cheaper than the microwave variety. Add some homemade cookies, or some individual sachets of hot chocolate which only cost around 40p each. There's no reason why you can't thrift some of these items too. The mugs I've included cost me £1.99 the pair in a charity shop, and you can re-gift your favourite films too - just be sure to check that they play ok first!
Disney Fairies Movie hamper (for my 5 year old daughter)
Great for a Christmas or birthday gift. Theme it around their favourite film or characters.
- Tinkerbell DVD
- Tinkerbell magazine with free gift
- Popping corn
- Pink onesie
- Disney pink candy canes
- Sparkly bracelet
Romantic Movie Night idea (for a couple)
- Romantic film
- Gourmet popcorn
- Bottle of wine
- Small box of chocolates
- Scented candle - ooh-la-la!
Teen/Tween Girl idea
Great to double-up some of these items for a sleepover hamper.
- Girly movie
- Microwave popcorn
- Jelly beans
- Face pack
- Nail varnish
- Fluffy socks
- Mug with hot chocolate and marshmallows
I asked some of my fellow bloggers to suggest some themes too:
Kids Chaos suggested one for her mum which would have a Downton box set; a bottle of sherry and a box of Turkish delight.
Love Chic Living wanted one for herself and her best friend which would have a bottle of Cava, a Chinese Takeout (you could add a Just-Eat voucher), a Bridget Jones movie and lots of liqueur chocolates.
The Ana Mum Diary thought it would be nice to make one for her blogging friends with Julie and Julia DVD, some post-it notes, an ipad cover and a personalised mug with their blog logo on it.
Mummy Never Sleeps suggested one for the guys - DVD box set of The Sopranos or The Wire, some beer, Empire Magazine, a take-out voucher and some pyjama bottoms.
Cheetahs in My Shoes fancies a guilty pleasures one for herself - boxed set of New Tricks, roasted veg and goat's cheese pizza and cookie dough ice cream (not sure how you'd wrap that!) and some gin in a tin.
Maris World has suggested one for Aly from Plus 2.4 - any film with a beardy guy in and some bottles of real ale.
Kiddy Charts thinks that Dad would love this - A detective series like Morse on DVD, a bottle of whiskey, a classical music CD and some fish and chips (a Just-Eat voucher again maybe?)
Cakes Photos Life has suggested one for a mum and grown-up daughter - Champers, chick flicks, hot chocolate, a blanket to share and some gourmet popcorn.
Thrifty Home has come up with a lovely one for grandparents - some shortbread biscuits, hot water bottles, White Christmas DVD, a Nat King Cole Christmas CD, Turkish Delights, homemade marmalade, a photo album full of pics of the grandchildren and a rose named after them.