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    And your gift hamper is what we call a gift basket. The common theme here is "basket"- all of these items are some sort of basket! Last year I did movie gift baskets for my two daughters. I founf traditional popcorn (red and white striped) bags - but a molded plastic, permanent version. In it I placed a new release DVD, a box of microwave popcorn, several boxes of candy, several individual bottles of soda and popcorn seasoning. They were big hits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    And your gift hamper is what we call a gift basket. The common theme here is "basket"- all of these items are some sort of basket! Last year I did movie gift baskets for my two daughters. I founf traditional popcorn (red and white striped) bags - but a molded plastic, permanent version. In it I placed a new release DVD, a box of microwave popcorn, several boxes of candy, several individual bottles of soda and popcorn seasoning. They were big hits!
    That sounds awesome! Thanks for giving me the idea... I know somebody that this type of hamper would be perfect for! Thanks

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    We use laundry baskets for our clothes, but a hamper for the boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaMike View Post
    We use laundry baskets for our clothes, but a hamper for the boys.
    Ohh err now I'm confused. What's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christmas_mama View Post
    A laundry basket here is a wicker container for dirty clothes to be stored before they go in the machine:



    Seems to be the general consensus on google images, too: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lau...w=1024&bih=636

    I have a plastic basket for clean laundry to be stored in before ironing and packing away, but when I think, 'laundry basket', my imediate thought is the type you have in your bedroom / bathroom to store dirty laundry and that's the way it is used here

    Most people I know would not know the term "laundry hamper". Where I am from a hamper is commonly recognised as something you take a picnic in, or as per the topic of this thread, gift hampers.

    But like you say, it's just a language thing - It really doesn't matter!

    So, you know what I mean by hamper - does anybody else do them?
    My laundry basket for clean laundry is plastic, too. The tall basket with a lid is called a hamper in our house.

    As for gift baskets or gift hampers, my daughter has done a lot of those. I don't do them. And I have a lot of allergies so I wouldn't want to receive one with toiletries or candy. But I'm sure if you know what the recipient uses, they're a great idea. Some people might like paperback books and CDs in them; although some people have most of their music on iPods.

    Anyway, great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaMike View Post
    We use laundry baskets for our clothes, but a hamper for the boys.
    Someone should report you! Methinks you've been reading too much Mark Twain!

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