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Homemade Gift Baskets
Ever have a person who's hard to buy for? Just can't find that perfect gift? I think we all have one or more of those in our lives. You, too, can make easy gift baskets that are fun to assemble and a treat for those who receive them.
I have an easy way to create the perfect present that your recipient will love. Make a personalized gift basket. Gifts can be specifically tailored to your giftee.
For Christmas, I made my husband a "Snack Basket." He doesn't have much of an opportunity to eat at work so when he gets home he's starving - even after dinner!
I bought an inexpensive woven basket (about 10 x 18 x 3) that could be repurposed later for something else. Whenever I went shopping, I looked for snack items I knew he liked. At one store, I bought kettle-cooked chips, beef jerky and chocolate/peanut butter candies. At another I purchased more chocolate, taffy and a pecan roll. Included also were soft peppermints, caramel covered popcorn and home-made coated oyster crackers.
He loved it!
Just a Few Basket ideas:
Movie Night - Gift bag or popcorn basket filled with microwave popcorn packages, large chocolate bar and/or other movie-sized candies and free movie rental or the movie itself.
Taste of Italy - A pretty colander (strainer) filled with a fun pasta, sauce, cheese and garlic bread.
New Homeowner - A toolbag or box filled with a hammer, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, picture hangers, measuring tape, flashlight.
New Mom - Diaper bag with baby wipes, burp towel, anti-gas drops, acetaminiphen, etc.
New Job - Drawer caddy with paper and binder clips, pens, pencils, tape and tape dispenser, correction tape, scissors, sticky notes, staples and stapler.
Teen Girl - Purse with yummy-smelling hand sanitizer, pocket-sized tissues, lipstick/gloss, nail file.
Teen Boy - Backpack with headphones, gum, magazine, cap, comb, wallet.
Romantic Basket - Picnic basket with a bottle of wine, cheese, crackers, wine glasses, fancy napkins, tablecloth or blanket.
Hospital Stay - Basket with hand lotion, magazine, favorite paperback, crossword or suduku puzzle book, fun pen or pencil, book of inspirational quotes, personal get well note.
These are just a few ideas on how to make easy gift baskets. The possibilities are endless!
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