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How to Make Sweet Hampers for Everyone You Know

Almost everyone loves sweets, which is one reason why they make great gifts for people of any age. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or as a thank you present, a package of sweets and goodies is a great option if you’re having difficulty finding just the right gift. Sweet hampers in the UK are widely popular because they’re versatile and can be personalized to just about anyone on your gift list. In this article, we’ll look at just some of the available treats at Sweets and Candy and help you nail the perfect sweet hampers for people you love.

Different people have different interests, so this is a great place to start when planning to compile a sweet hamper. Your recipient could have certain tastes or have had a childhood in a particular era. You can use these factors to start designing a package of sweets to suit their tastes.

Make a Budget-Friendly Hamper

Your budget is one important consideration. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make

 a gift value to the person receiving it. The thought and care you’ve put into a gift is far more important. One great thing about sweet hampers is you can buy something that will appeal even if you’re on a limited budget.

There are plenty of inexpensive options to explore. Just use your imagination and creativity when putting together your ideal hamper. Here are the top £1 Sweet Bags on offer that you can choose from.

ABC Candy Letters

These hard candies are fruit flavoured and come in letter shapes. Many kids used them

 to spell out words, so they’re traditionally one of the UK’s favourite sweets. Each bag contains approximately 100g.

Anglo Bubbly

Who didn’t chew bubbly when they were young? Each of these bubble gums is individually wrapped. You can add these as a gift to someone to remind them of their childhood or give them to your own children so that they can enjoy these classic sweets.

Baby Dolphins

Not only do these look cute, but they also have a delicious fruity flavour, making them easily a firm family favourite.

Jelly Teeth

The strawberry-flavored jelly sweets are shaped like, you guessed it, a perfect set of teeth! Fun for kids of any age, their look adds to their overall appeal.

Swizzels Mini

With a flavour burst in each mouthful, these fizzy sweets are all-time favourites. You can add a Swizzels Mini Sweet Mix to top off your budget hamper.

How to Make a Retro Hamper

Older people with a sweet tooth will love a retro hamper that will bring back memories of a misspent youth! Ours is the best sweet hampers in the UK because you can opt for one of our ready-made gifts or pick out nostalgic treats you know they’ll love to build your own.


Fizz Wiz Cherry Popping Candy

Popping candy was almost revolutionary when it was introduced, and the way it pops, fizzles, and bursts in the mouth is still a bit of a marvel. No retro sweet hamper is complete without one or more packets of this magic stuff.

Terror Eyes

Kids always have an interest in macabre, and these bubble gum balls with a liquid center to resemble eyes will make them giggle with joy.


Chewits date back to 1965, so generations of children have grown up with them! These come in many different flavours, from the classic strawberry to fruit salad. Add these to your hamper to make your recipient feel like a child all over again.

Monster Jawbreaker on a Stick

Jawbreakers have a long history, too, with plenty of remembered school playground fun centered on who could finish these extremely hard gobstoppers the fastest. On a stick, they’re a lot easier to manage, though!

Vimto Chew Bar

Nobody knows what goes into the unique flavour of Vimto, but everybody loves it. These are great fillers for any party bag.

How to Make a Hamper Out of Vegan Sweets

If you know someone who’s chosen the vegan lifestyle, they don’t have to miss out on the sweet treats. Many options are available to choose from, any of which can tickle their fancy and are made for a sweet tooth to enjoy.

Swizzels British Puds

Inspired by traditional British puddings, these come in various flavours, including apple pie and custard, rhubarb crumble, lemon meringue, and sticky toffee pudding. Individually wrapped and great for parties and hampers, they’re suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike.

Gummy Dracula Teeth

Again, appealing to the child in everyone, these Halloween favourites can also be enjoyed all year round.

Drumstick Bubblegum Chew Bars

Combining the great flavour of Swizzels drumstick lollipops, these bubble gum chew bars are a modern twist on a retro theme and are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Sour Blue Tongue Painter

Kids adore the effect, and even adults with a sense of humour will be thrilled with the sour coating and sweet taste that leaves your mouth blue.

Swizzels Candy Lipsticks and Candy Whistles

Everyone remembers these from days of old, and even today’s modern boys and girls will have plenty of fun with these candies. Get the party going with fun sweets that also double as toys.

Flying Saucers

These vegan-friendly sweets haven’t changed a bit, staying true to their original flavour. The edible rice paper UFOs are filled with mouth-watering sherbet inside.

Mr. Tom Peanut Bars

These peanut bars are an upgrade to the all-time favourite treat, peanut brittle. These have an appealing sweet taste with the added bonus of offering plenty of protein and energy.

Barratt Sherbet Dip Dab

Wonderfully retro, just like they used to be – a strawberry lolly to lick and dip into flavourful sherbet for a burst of fizz.

Cola Bottles

Bottle-shaped to resemble the famous drink, these are as chewy and delicious as they always were and are sure to complete any retro hamper. Ridiculously more-ish, one just isn’t enough.

Sour Belts and Sour Pencils

How we love a sour twist to our sweets in the UK! Choose one or both to add to your hamper; they’re colorful, and fizzy and are sure to be enjoyed by anyone who receives them.


This is just a small taste of what’s on offer when you start compiling a sweet hamper for a child or the inner child in any adult. There’s so much to choose from and you’ll find yourself enjoying even the process of browsing while you reminisce about the times when sweets brought you immeasurable joy and excitement. Relive these moments while creating awesome hampers for your loved ones.

You can’t go wrong with a gift that makes their special day a whole lot sweeter.

Sweets, Treats, and More

Sweet hampers are ideal, especially for someone who’s hard to buy for at Christmas or on any other occasion. A package filled with specially chosen sweet mixtures will bring a smile.

At Sweets and Candy, we are happy to help if you want to make a unique hamper for someone.

Our extensive range includes American sweets, chocolates, retro candies, and even gift packs to make your choice easier. If you have a particular brand in mind, you can also find it quickly with our sweets finder.

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