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Cheap Gift Baskets Are Fun to Make

Updated on December 9, 2012

Gift Baskets or Boxes Make Great Presents For Any Occasion

Whether it's Christmas, Easter or any other special occasion you can always find a reason to give someone special a gift basket. You can shop around in stores but for more fun and a more personal touch why not put together your own gift basket?

Even if funds are tight, a personalised gift basket can be made from a selection of items. Just imagine the look on the face of your loved one when you hand them a basket filled with all of their favourite things.

Cheap Gift Baskets Can Be Personalised

Holidays and birthdays come around whether you are living cheaply or not. You don't have to break your budget in order to give a gift that will not only be loved by its recipient, but also used often. You can make a cheap gift basket even more special by adding a personal touch.

Gift boxes or baskets make thoughtful gifts for anybody and are only limited by your imagination. Once you start making up these frugal gift baskets you'll wonder why you didn't come up with it sooner. They are fun to put together and give, can be worked into almost every budget and can be fashioned for the fussiest person on your list. Below are a few tips to get you started.

Some Simple Gift Basket Suggestions

Inexpensive Food Basket: Make up some master baking mix, pancake mix, cookie mix, or muffin mix. Pick and choose or give them all in tightly sealed containers or jars and attach recipes for using and also the mix recipe.

Specialty rice and rice mixes, bean mixes, bean and rice mixes, oatmeal, and couscous. All these can be put in sealed jars and decorated appealingly. Don't forget tips on how to use the mixes.

A pack of herb seeds or starter plants for indoor plant gardening is ideal for someone with a green thumb.

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Treat Gift Basket: Now this one is great to give the frugal person favourite items that his or her budget, or frugal mind, just won't allow. Everyone has favorite delectable items that they love but rarely treat themselves to. If you don't know exactly what the person likes most, it won't take much investigating to find out.

Coffee or Tea Gift Basket: Pack this basket with a few different brands of gourmet or specialty coffee or a lot of the one brand you know they will love. Include a permanent coffee filter to fit the style of coffee machine he uses to show you haven't forgotten their practical side! You can easily change the items to fit the tea fancier instead. Top it off with a nice coffee cup.

You Can Include Movies In a Gift Basket

What Type Of Gift Basket Would They Like?

When choosing the type of gift basket for your special someone, put yourself in their shoes. Think about their favourite items, then start shopping.

Which of these themed gift baskets would they like most?

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Don't Have Time To Make Your Own Gift Basket - Then try something like this ready made from Amazon

A lot of people don't have time to make their own gift baskets or just don't like shopping. Amazon has a great selection of gift baskets in different price ranges and themes. Chocolate baskets are always popular.

Chocolate Delights: Gourmet Chocolate Gift Basket
Chocolate Delights: Gourmet Chocolate Gift Basket

Send best wishes with this decadent gourmet sweets gift basket. Offers a wonderful assortment of premium gourmet chocolates, candies and cookies including premium Lindt and Ghirardelli chocolates, Belgian truffles, kettle fudge, butter cookies, malt balls, and more! Designed in rich cranberry and gold colors, and arranged beautifully in this dark cherry stained willow basket, they'll enjoy for days!


You Can Even Make Money From Cheap Gift Baskets

Believe it or not this is a really easy way to make money from home. You can make up themed gift baskets at home or even take orders for special occasions. Advertise in your local newspaper and you can make some very easy money. Make gift baskets, for weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, anniversaries etc. The list of possible themes is endless. For some more ideas on Gift baskets as a business, have a look here Gift Baskets For Any Occasion

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