If you have more time than money think about making your own gift hampers to give children this Christmas.

Here are a few ideas of things to include.

Children’s Hamper (under 7’s)

These are fun to put together – you might want to try the following, a noisy board game, a colouring book and pens, together with some paper-chain kits and “whistling” balloons.

Add a few chocolate Reindeer, a couple of crackers, and something unusual – a mouth organ or tambourine and you’ll have a happy customer. If you have time, provide a treasure hunt to locate the hamper – children will love the involvement and excitement of the hunt! The hamper can be a box covered in brightly patterned paper, or a plain colour with names written on in large, glittery letters.

If you really dont have time to make your own gift hamper for a child you can always see what is available online. Amongst the selection of  festive hampers that M&S offer online is “the night before Christmas gift hamper” see the video above – a gift you can give before Christmas to make Christmas eve a treat.