We don’t know about you, but we love autumn here at Devon Hampers. There’s something rather special about the changing of the seasons, it’s almost magical watching the leaves change from green to a hue of reds, yellows and golds. It alters the landscape immensely and the world around us transforms into a wonderland full of character. Autumn brings with it plenty of things to do and to make the most of this wonderful time of year, we’ve put together a list of the top things that you MUST do this autumn and we’ll showcase some perfect autumn and halloween hampers so that you can celebrate in style.
It seems obvious, but many of us tend to hide away once summer has passed us by. However, there is something very whimsical about going on a walk and seeing the trees swap their summer outfits for autumn ones. Watching the leaves slowly fall from their branches can be calming and uplifting as they create a wonderful multi-tonal carpet. Autumn brings a fresh, crisp air that entices you to grab those boots and a coat and get out and stomp through the fallen leaves, it’s perfect family time.
There has never been a better pairing - autumn and crafting. Getting outside often brings plenty of inspiration for both children and adults alike. You can collect pine cones, conkers, leaves and branches and take them home to start on a crafting project. Leaves are great for creating autumnal collages or garlands, you can even thread some conkers onto some string to make decorations for your house. Children love pine cones and they are really versatile. You can paint them, glitter them up or turn them into little characters using googly eyes and other crafting materials you may have in the cupboard. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.
Autumn brings a craving for comfort food. Hearty, warming and wholesome meals are perfect for those darker evenings and the seasonal produce on offer brings everything we need at this time of year. Pumpkins, squashes and those last blackberries should be in your kitchens and the opportunities for soups, stews, casseroles, pies and crumbles are endless. If time is precious, dust off the slow cooker and prepare everything in advance ready to go in the next morning, there’s nothing better than coming home to the smell of a homemade meal that’s ready to eat and with minimal effort.
So, you’ve been for a walk and made some lovely autumnal crafts and dinner is already cooking, why not treat yourself or a loved one to something a little bit special to enjoy on a cosy evening at home. From Chocolate Hampers to Gin Hampers we have a great choice of hampers containing a selection of sweet treats, snacks, hot chocolate and of course a tipple or two.
We have a selection of Halloween Hampers and treats so that you can get ready for the spookiest time of year and celebrate in style. We have something for all of the family and so if you don’t feel like heading out trick or treating then a halloween hamper is just what you need. With plenty of sweets, chocolate, popcorn and some other delicious local goodies you can stay in the warm and share some wonderful food and drinks in the comfort of your own home.
If you weren’t a fan of autumn, we hope you are now. This wonderful season bridges the gap between summer and Christmas and it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Get out, get cooking and have a happy halloween!