Extend the life of your hamper by giving it a new lease of life
When you purchase a hamper from Spicers of Hythe, you’re not only buying a gorgeous selection of gourmet treats but the reusable packaging too! Our gift hampers come in a range of baskets made from materials such as seagrass, wicker and woven fabric. A number of our gifts come presented in traditional-style wicker hampers. Whatever the style of basket, your recipient can find a use for it. Reusing wicker baskets from our hampers gives them a new lease of life and helps your gift to just keep on giving. In five years, your recipient can look at the basket, however it’s being used, and remember their gift from you.
Wicker baskets are very popular for storage in the home and make an attractive decorative touch. They can be used in any room, and are both stylish and practical. There are endless possibilities for reusing baskets; smaller baskets can be placed on shelves to store loose items, they can be affixed to the wall, or simply placed on the floor. The joy with reusing and upcycling is that it is your chance to be creative. So whether you’re the recipient of a Spicers of Hythe hamper or are giving one as a gift, here are just a few ideas for what can be done with the baskets once all the food and drink has been enjoyed.
Childrens’ rooms can be difficult to keep tidy, especially when they have lots of little toys that they enjoy playing with. Wicker toy baskets are extremely useful for storing building bricks, train tracks, and other small toys that could otherwise be scattered all over the floor. Baskets can also provide a home for stuffed animals, colouring books and crayons, and gadgets such as handheld games consoles.
Clothes and laundry
Baskets are perfect for storing small items of clothing and accessories such as scarves, hats and gloves, belts, swimming costumes, and underwear. They can be can be used in shelving units to free up space in your wardrobe or chest of drawers. In the kitchen, they could be a handy place to stash dirty tea towels, dishcloths and the like. Wicker baskets look good out on display so you don’t have to worry about them looking out of place or unsightly. You could also use them as laundry baskets in your bedrooms or bathroom.
Small baskets are ideally suited to storing jewellery. Keep your favourite items accessible yet neat. Jewellery baskets would look gorgeous on your dressing table.
Books and magazines
Where do you keep the book and magazine that you’re currently reading? A book basket looks fab beside your sofa or on your bedside table and gives you a handy place to keep your favourite books and magazines close by without looking untidy. You could even store your most-used cookbooks in a book basket on your kitchen worktop or on the fridge perhaps.
Our gift baskets are ideal for use as toiletries basket. Keep your lotions and potions tidy in your bathroom or on your dressing table. They can be easily picked up for cleaning and are particularly handy for small spaces or rented properties where you cannot fix a bathroom cabinet to the wall.
Baskets are a handy way to store your fruit and veg in your kitchen cupboards or pantry, and for storing snacks or treats for the children. Fruit baskets are more fun than a regular fruit bowl. If you receive a traditional picnic hamper, why not reuse it as such? Wicker hampers are the classic way to store food and drink when you’re going on a picnic. All you need is a bit of sunshine and a blanket and you’re away!
Why not turn your hamper into a knitting basket to store your current knitting project in? Baskets make a handy place to keep balls of wool, knitting needles, etc. When you’re not busy with your hobby the basket can be popped tidily onto a shelf.
Finally, how about creating a comfy bed for your pet? Simply add a cushion and you have a bespoke pet basket ready for your four-legged friend to enjoy.