DIY Hampers

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas? Head to Coles, grab a basket and fill it with these last-minute ideas you can pick up from the aisles. Crisis averted! 

1. For the dinner party host

This sweet gift is a mini grazing platter waiting to happen. Start with a Cook & Dine Bistro Speckle Dinner Plate and add your treats: Coles Freeze Dried Strawberries in Milk Chocolate, Red Rock Deli Glazed Mix and assorted Green & Black’s chocolate blocks.

Wrap it all up with a bottle of rosé – try Château Garamache Provence Rosé, available at Liquorland.

An entertaining hamper with rose, chocolate and dried fruit and nut

2. For the little baker

Surprise kids who love cooking with this fun gift! Get them ready to whip up cookies and play with pastry with a Coles Cook & Dine Large Baking Sheet and Wiltshire Large Rectangle Quiche & Tart Pan. Add Coles Bake & Create Natural Vanilla Extract, Natural Food Colours and Vanilla Melting Moments Baking Mix. Make it Christmassy with Coles Festive Cookie Cutters, Cookie Stamps and Utensil.

Finally, fill a Cook & Dine Clip Top Preserving Jar 1L with cookie mix.

Need some baking inspiration? See our best Christmas baking ideas here.

A hamper built with baking utensils and supplies, ready for children

3. For the summer drinks fan

Here’s a refreshing gift idea. Start with a Coles Cook & Dine Lamington Tray – filled with ice, it makes an ideal tray for serving drinks.

Then add Coles Cook & Dine 1L Preserving Jars for mixing and serving – you can fill them with lemons and limes for extra colour. Add a bottle of Bickford’s Lemon Lime & Bitters Cordial and tea bags with summer flavours, such as T2 Pumping Pomegranate and Gorgeous Geisha.

Complete the kit with Coles Festive Premium Serviettes and eco-friendly Coles Cook & Dine Silicone Straws.

A hamper for drinks consisting with mixers, lemons and some decorations