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Create your own Pineapple hamper!

Is your best friend a pineapple fanatic? Are your sibling's bedroom walls covered in them? Or does your partner need pineapple chunks in every packed lunch? If so, then you've certainly come to the right place for some Christmas present inspiration!

Follow this handy guide and create your very own pineapple-themed hamper for your friend, family member or loved one, and watch their faces light up when they receive this truly unique gift. So start with our pineapple hamper must-haves, and let us know if you can think of anything else to add...

1. A Festive Del Monte Gold Pineapple

No Christmas pineapple hamper would be complete without a festive Del Monte Gold Pineapple, and throughout the festive season they come with a special Holiday tag:

Pineapple Holidays 2016

You may be thinking; how do I wrap up such an odd-shaped gift? Here's how:

You'll need fabric, fabric glue, and ribbon. 

Cut your fabric into a square large enough to cover the pineapple fruit (approx. 20"x20"). Bring the corners of the fabric upwards and twist around the leaves of pineapple, tying at the middle with ribbon. Done!

2. Homemade Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pass the time on Christmas Eve by baking a Del Monte Gold Pineapple upside-down cake in the morning to add to your hamper. Let it cool throughout the day, pop it in a bakery box, tie some red and gold ribbon around the box and finish off with a handwritten Christmas wish.

Del Monte Upside Down Cake

You can find the full recipe for mini pineapple upside down cakes on our website, but if you want to make a big one, just use six times the amount of ingredients (click on the image to see the recipe).

3. Homemade Pineapple Face Mask

For smoother, more toned skin with visibly smaller pores, pineapple works wonders. This homemade treatment has been known to reduce acne and help people with troublesome skin by exfoliating dead skin from your face. You can make it from home in just a few minutes and pop it in a clear bottle so they can use it at a later date.

Pineapple mask
To make the treatment, all you have to do is take a Del Monte Gold Pineapple and chop it up into 1″x1″ cubes. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, honey and coconut milk and mix together. They can rub it on their face, wait 10 minutes and shower it off for beautiful looking skin.

4. Bouquet of Mini Pineapple Flowers

These are super cute and look great as part of a bouquet of flowers. The Ananas (Pineapple Flowers) are native to the Tropical Americans and Pacific Islands, but are available in most wholesale flower markets. They have the sweet smell of pineapple, but aren't edible, so leave the snacking to Del Monte Gold Pineapples!

Pineapple flower

Tropical flowers will always bring a feeling of fun and happiness to any flower arrangement, and are known for their long vase life - making them the perfect addition to your Christmas Pineapple Hamper!

5. Colourful Pineapple Prints

Pineapple print

If you're feeling creative, you can hand-paint these beautiful pineapple prints to make unique designs for your loved one. Pop them in a white or black frame and they will look beautiful on a bedroom or living room wall.