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    Default Christmas Hampers

    Will someone please explain what Christmas hampers are?

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    Isn't that the strangest thing? It looks like it's $25 worth of food for $100, but you only pay $2 a week ... I really don't get it either.

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    It's usually a wicker basket of seasonal food and drink, which you can pay for during the rest of the year to ease the expense of having to stock up at Christmas.

    Seems to me to be an expensive way of doing it. Much better to get a large cardboard box and drop unperishable items in there bit by bit as they become available.

    I suppose, if you want to give a hamper as a present, it would look a bit better in a wicker basked but there's other ways of getting round that.
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    You normally find that it is also packed with at least 50% of items that you never use/don't like and never wanted in the first place. As MB said you are probably better off adding to a box little by little throughout the year.
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    Or you could just put that money aside each week/month and but stuff you really want for it's true value when you want to!
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    Default The house that hampers built

    I just dug up this article about (possibly) the largest house in NZ, built by the owners of the Chrisco Hamper empire:

    The $30m kiwi house that Christmas built - 24 Dec 2006 - Christmas News - The New Zealand Herald

    There must be some markup in those hampers!

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    Great link Nolasmom....no way that house is "Mediterranean Style" which makes me think that there really IS a place for decent interior designers. Part of my time in France has been oveseeing restoration of old places, so...you do the inside and I'll take the bricks and mortar!

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    Default You got it

    You've got a deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolasmom View Post
    I just dug up this article about (possibly) the largest house in NZ, built by the owners of the Chrisco Hamper empire:

    The $30m kiwi house that Christmas built - 24 Dec 2006 - Christmas News - The New Zealand Herald

    There must be some markup in those hampers!
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    The other option is my starting up a business as an addition to my job. I am still researching this.
    There you go Vee. You're looking for a business opportunity and you could do this from home. Start up a hamper service.
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