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text 2023-08-29 08:27
Budget Bliss: Affordable Christmas Hamper Ideas

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about gift hampers and spreading the festive cheer! However, if you're like many of us, the thought of putting together elaborate gift hampers might have you worrying about your wallet. 

Fret not! In this guide, we're going to share some fantastic and pocket-friendly ideas for creating Christmas hampers Melbourne that will leave your loved ones with a heartwarming smile.

1. The Cozy Comfort Hamper

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that provide comfort and warmth. Put together a Christmas hamper that wraps your friends or family in a cosy embrace:

  • Soft Blanket: Look for affordable yet luxurious blankets to keep your loved ones snug on chilly winter nights.
  • Gourmet Hot Chocolate: Include a tin of rich hot chocolate mix for a comforting treat.
  • Scented Candles: Add a touch of ambience with scented candles that evoke the holiday spirit.

2. The Movie Night Delight

Who doesn't love a good movie night? Craft a gift hamper that's perfect for a cosy evening in:

  • Classic Movies: Pick up a couple of timeless holiday classics on DVD or Blu-ray.
  • Microwave Popcorn: Include packets of gourmet popcorn for an authentic movie theatre experience.
  • Festive Mugs: Find mugs with holiday-themed designs for sipping hot beverages.

3. The Culinary Adventure Basket

For those who enjoy culinary delights, a food-focused Christmas hamper can be a true delight:

  • Recipe Cards: Print out some favourite holiday recipes and include them in the hamper.
  • Spices and Seasonings: Choose a variety of affordable spices to elevate their holiday cooking.
  • Homemade Treats: Whip up some cookies or other treats to show you care.

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4. The Self-Care Surprise

In the midst of the holiday rush, everyone deserves a bit of pampering. Create a self-care themed gift hamper:

  • Aromatherapy Oils: Include small bottles of essential oils known for their calming properties.
  • Face Masks: Opt for budget-friendly face masks for a spa-like experience at home.
  • Journal and Pen: Encourage mindfulness with a simple journal and pen set.

5. The Green Thumb Hamper

For those with a penchant for plants, garden-inspired Melbourne gift hampers could be the perfect choice:

  • Mini Plants: Look for small indoor plants like succulents or herbs that are easy to care for.
  • Decorative Plant Pots: Find affordable pots in festive colours or designs.
  • Gardening Tools: Include basic gardening tools for tending to their mini garden.


Remember, the key to creating memorable Melbourne gift hampers without breaking the bank is to focus on thoughtfulness rather than extravagance. It's the care and consideration you put into the items you choose that truly make a gift special. By personalising each hamper to the recipient's interests and preferences, you're sure to spread joy and holiday spirit.

So, as the holiday season approaches, let your creativity flow and embrace the joy of giving with these budget-friendly Christmas hamper ideas. Your loved ones will cherish your thoughtful gesture, and you'll experience the true bliss of giving from the heart.

Whether you're crafting a cosy comfort hamper or a culinary adventure basket, these affordable Christmas hampers Melbourne are sure to make your loved ones' holiday season merry and bright. Happy gifting!

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review 2023-01-06 05:00
CHRISTMAS WISHES by Joann Baker and Patricia Mason
Christmas Wishes (BBW Holiday Romance) - Joann Baker,Patricia Mason

Susie has had a crush on her boss for the year she has worked for the company. Her best friend, Mark, comes over after work but she is off hand with him, and he leaves her apartment. The next day her boss tells her she is going to a charity function with him, so she asks Mark's advice for an outfit. Since he does not answer her calls all weekend, she buys lunch and goes to his worksite. Will he be happy? Will Susie be happy? Who will she choose--her boss or her best friend?


This story was so short that everything happens so fast. I never had a sense of the characters. I had no idea of who she should be with. I assume she made the right choice, but this was a vignette where I knew what was happening but not what emotions were being felt. I would like to see this expanded and more character and plot development.

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review 2022-12-14 18:28
Resting Scrooge Face - Meghan Quinn


Nothing like a holiday read to get you in the spirit!!
This was short and sweet!!
I loved the pen pal idea with the cute names. It reminded me of Lily & Dash, which was a sweet YA read and tv show on Netflix. This was the same idea but a reconnection of lovers that were always meant to be, and nothing is sweeter than that.
I am looking forward to reading more from this author too. I felt like her ease in writing made me want more.
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2022/12/resting-scrooge-face-meghan-quinn-54.html
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review 2022-12-14 04:28
Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel - Sam... Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel - Samantha Silva

Charles Dickens is having financial problems. His last book did not sell well. His publishers are threatening to deduct money from his royalties for their loss. They tell him he must write a Christmas story with less than two months before Christmas. He has lost his muse. At home, his wife is having baby number six. She is obsessed with their Christmas party. His children are obsessed with what they want for Christmas. Charles has lost his way and his good cheer for Christmas. He is fighting with everyone. He does not want to write a Christmas story but needs the money. Can he find his muse? Can he find the spirit of Christmas?


I loved this story. I felt like I was in Dickens' London. I love the nods to his other works, words, and characters. The characters of Dickens, his family, his friends, and his rivals were wonderful. I felt like I knew them and loved or hated them. I liked how he had to go back to the beginning to find his story. I enjoyed his interactions with Eleanor who points out what he feels, what he's missing, and what he needs. She is so spot on.


This book resonated with me. I will tell you to keep the tissue handy. You will need it. These people were so real to me. I hated leaving them. This is a keeper. Maybe not one I can read every Christmas season but one that needs a re-read and someone else to discuss it with each reading. There is so much there. So much wisdom, so much delight.

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review 2022-12-05 05:18
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

My annual reading of A Christmas Carol. I always enjoy watching Scrooge change his ways. This time I picked up some new things that Scrooge says and does. Didn't expect that after all these years of reading it. Worth reading. The Christmas season would not be complete without reading this.

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