How to Build Your Hamper

Why Build Your Own Hamper?

There’s so much choice in the Spirit Journeys Gift Shop that we have provided the option to build your own hamper. 

We know that Christmas gifts can be difficult, and we also know that it is important to support local, which is why we have put together a few suggestions for you to include in the Build Your Own Hampers.

Here’s how to say Merry Christmas to your family and friends, Thank You to your teachers and Seasons Greetings to your neighbours.

Once you have added all the items you would like to include in the Traditional Scottish Hamper, just add ‘Gift Wrapping’ and checkout and we will do the rest.

We can either deliver to you or to the recipient in time for Christmas.

All of our products are produced in Scotland, making the Build Your Own Hampers truly Scottish Hampers.

Needing some inspiration?  Here’s a few suggestions….

For the Cheese Lover

  • Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
  • Caramelised Onions with Scottish Garlic
  • Stag Water Biscuits
  • Deverick Oat Cakes
  • Isle of Arran Cheddar with Chives
  • Isle of Kintyre Gin & Tonic Cheese
  • Orkney Cranberry Cheddar

For the Sweet Tooth

  • Whisky Cake
  • Kev McCoo Deans Shortbread Tin
  • LOVE Dark Raspberry Chocolate Bar
  • Isle of Skye Sea Salted Caramel Bar
  • Macaroons
  • Mint Humbugs with Toffee
  • Isle of Skye Tablet

For the Family

  • Coles Clootie Dumpling
  • Deans Shortbread Tin
  • Melrose Scottish Tea
  • Mackies Potato Crisps
  • Orkney Cheddar
  • Tunnocks Wafer Biscuits
  • Tunnocks Tea Cakes

For the Scotland Lover

  • Famous Grouse Whisky Shortbread
  • Hebridean Fudge
  • Malt Whisky Marmalade
  • Scottish Oatcakes
  • Stornaway Black Pudding
  • The Farmers Son Haggis

Of course, there’s much more choice in our ‘Build Your Own Hamper’ section of the gift shop and you can add whatever you like, then just select ‘Gift Wrapping’ and we will do the rest!

Building your own hamper can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only does it allow you to personalize the contents to suit your recipient's tastes, but it also adds a personal touch that shows you put some thought into the gift. Whether you're giving a hamper for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or just to say thank you, following these simple steps can help you create a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

Choose a Theme for Your Hamper

The first step in building your hamper is to choose a theme. This will help you narrow down your options when it comes to selecting the contents. Some popular themes include gourmet food and drink, spa and beauty products, baby items, or books and stationery. Think about the recipient's interests and tailor the theme accordingly.

Select Your Contents

Once you have a theme in mind, it's time to start selecting the contents for your hamper. This is where you can really let your creativity shine! For a gourmet hamper, consider including artisanal cheeses, chocolates, and wine. If you're creating a spa hamper, you might include scented candles, bath salts, and body lotion. The possibilities are endless!

Container and Presentation

Choosing the right container for your hamper is also important. Wicker baskets are a classic choice, but you can also use a decorative box or even a reusable shopping bag. Be sure to add some tissue paper or shredded paper to create a nice base for your items to rest on. You can also add some decorative touches, such as ribbon or a gift tag.


Building your own hamper is a great way to show someone you care. By following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and thoughtful gift that your recipient is sure to love. So why not get started today?