15 Ways to Repurpose Your F&M Hamper

A Fortnum and Mason hamper is a gift that keeps on giving long after the original contents have been consumed. Traditionally, the hamper is filled with items from Fortnum’s food halls and given to a loved one as a gift. (Although, I’ve never thought of giving a hamper to anyone but myself.) The recipient will find items—jam, tea, biscuits, chocolate, wine—to elevate his/her next picnic. There are two ways to go about filling a hamper. You may choose one that has already been curated or you may decide to handpick the contents yourself. The distinguishable wicker hamper, which exists in a variety of sizes, can be seen atop countless picnic blankets across England. But, what of its other uses? I’ve been thinking of useful ways in which the hamper may be repurposed. Feel free to complete the following sentence as you see fit.

The F&M hamper may be used as a(n)…

  1. small, curated library
  2. boot box
  3. spa in a box
  4. crafting supplies catch-all
  5. plant stand
  6. planter
  7. lamp stand
  8. coffee table
  9. wine cellar
  10. toy chest
  11. healthy snacks box
  12. car emergency kit
  13. mail center
  14. bed for your four-legged friend
  15. end-of-the-bed trunk

Works Sighted

The Piccadilly Hamper

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