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The BEST list of unique gift basket ideas

Updated on August 13, 2012

Gift baskets for every person!

  • Bookworm Basket: Book, reading lamp, bookmark/thread, fleece blanket, hot cooca/coffee/tea, book store gift card
  • Traveler Basket: Luggage tags, battery powered alarm clock, magazine, crossword/soduku book, travel pillow, travel sized toiletries, eye mask, passport holder, universal travel adapter *Container Idea: Put all the items in a carry on sized bag
  • Fitness Basket: Gym bag, yoga mat, kettle bell, pedometer, workout gloves, stretchy band, iTunes gift card, ear buds, water bottle *Container Idea: Put items in a gym bag
  • Cook Basket: Any cookware or serving ware, recipe book, apron, utensils *Container Idea: put all the items in a stock pot
  • Craft Lover Basket: Scrapbook supplies, stickers, fun scissors, paper, embellishments, stamps, glue sticks, organizing items
  • Off to College Basket: Notebooks, pens, folders, binders, alarm clock, highlighters, laundry bag, mini vacuum, bath caddy, roll of quarters (for laundry), wastebasket, laptop board, desk lamp, bed risers, storage boxes, over-the-door hanger, adhesive hooks, dry erase board, bulletin board, hangers, page markers, cord wraps, bungee card clip, wrinkle spray, wall putty, shelf liner *Container Idea: Put items in a laundry basket
  • Moving In Basket: Command hooks, mounting tape, photo hanging gear, shelf liner, cleaning supplies, air freshener, candles, potted house plant
  • Girlie Girl Basket: Nail polish, lipstick, hair accessories, purse holder, jewelry
  • DIY Basket: Multi-purpose tool, measuring tape, small level, sandpaper, work gloves, face mask, goggles, duct tape, electric screwdriver, screw driver set, wrenches, photo hanging items *Container Idea: Put items in a toolbox or tool bag
  • Grilling Basket: Grilling cookbook, various sauces, rubs, spices, grilling utensils, meat thermometer, grill light, apron, wooden skewers
  • Beer Basket: Cooler, beer, bottle opener, coozies
  • Gardener Basket: Gloves, seeds, kneeling pad, hand tools, pots, miracle grow, flower trimmer, watering can *Container idea: Put all items in a planter
  • Bird Watcher Basket: Bird book, seed, house, feeder
  • Porch Lover Basket: Outdoor candle, outdoor thermometer, chimes, pitcher, serving tray, iced tea mix, book, magazine, book store gift card, bug spray
  • Beach Basket (adult): Beach towel, sunscreen, beach bag, flip flops, sunglasses, magazine, water bottle *Container idea: Put items in a beach tote or cooler
  • Beach Basket (kid): Beach towel, kid sunscreen, flip-flops, sunglasses, sand toys, buckets, sun hat
  • Hiking/Camping Basket: Gps, battery operated radio, compass, matches, lighter, carabineer, first aid kit, camping cookware, water bottle, flashlight, lantern, bug spray, sunscreen
  • Car Basket: Car cleaner, wax, microfiber towels, air freshener, tire gage, emergency items, accessories
  • Art Basket: Paint, brushes, charcoal, pencils, sketchpad, canvases
  • Reflection Basket: Journal, book of quotes, stationary pencils, pens, candle, iTunes gift card
  • Poker Basket: Cards, poker chips, beer, cigars
  • Photography Basket: Photography gift certificate, gift certificate for photo prints or canvas, frames, albums, SD cards
  • Manicure Basket: Magazine, nail polishes, cuticle cream, clippers, nail files, pumice stone, scrub brush, foot soak, nail stickers
  • Cupcake Basket: Cake mixes, icings, writing gels, cupcake holders, nuts, toppings, sprinkles, muffin pan
  • Kid Basket (Indoor): Play dough, crayons, coloring books, books, stuffed animal, toys
  • Kid Basket (Outdoor): Ball, bubbles, chalk, bug keeper, glow sticks, frisbee, water guns
  • Wine Basket: Bottles of wine, wine glasses, wine charms, Cheese plate and knives, olives, crackers, jelly/jam, wine opener, wine stoppers
  • Movie Basket: DVDs, popcorn, movie theater gift certificate, “movie candy”, soda, pizza gift certificate
  • Coffee Basket: Coffee grinder, french press, mug, travel mug, electronic, coffee warmer, coffee, coffee flavorings, chocolate, coffee shop gift certificate
  • Cocktail Basket: Liquor, cocktail recipes, various glasses (margarita, martini, scotch, etc.), stirring sticks, cherries, olives, lemons and limes, grenadine, drink shaker, shot glasses
  • Baby Basket #1: Nursing cover, burp clothes, milk storage bags, nipple butter, nursing pads, steam cleaning bags, pacifiers
  • Baby Basket #2: Bottles, steam cleaning bags, bottle dryer, bottle warmer, pacifiers, formula
  • Baby Basket # 3: Magic bullet, food containers, baby food recipes, spoons, bowls, plates, sippy cups
  • Baby Basket #4: Blanket, swaddler, or sleep sack, books, nightlight, stuffed animal, mobile, security blanket or “lovey”
  • Baby Basket #5: Bathrobe, hooded towels, wash clothes, bath toys, spout cover, shampoo/body wash, lotion, toothbrush, kid toothpaste
  • Baby Basket #6: First aid kit, diaper ointment, gas relief drops, Baby Tylenol/IBprofen, safety kit (doorknob covers, cabinet locks, outlet covers), nail clippers, nose aspirator, children’s thermometer, kid ice pack


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      wine lover gifts 

      5 years ago

      · One of the most important considerations is the dietary needs of your recipient. Do they have health concerns such as diabetes? Are they strictly vegetarian? Would they prefer white chocolate over dark chocolate? Are they on a low-sodium diet? The great thing about gourmet food is that there is such a wide selection of it.


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