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Book Gift Baskets: Great Book Lover Gifts
Homemade Gift Baskets Make Unique Gift Ideas for Families and Kids!
Want to make a great book lover gift? Book gift baskets can be used for many different things. Whether you're an author looking to promote your new book, an avid reader looking for fun gifts to give, or a fundraising organizer looking for a great raffle prize idea, homemade book gift baskets will suit your needs perfectly.
The first step is to choose your book. There are tons of classic books that make for great gift basket filling. Choose your favorite book from your childhood. Or, choose a book that's a current bestseller. Your options are limitless! Just make sure that you choose a book that you can find a variety of related items for to fill your basket.
After that, get a basket. Flea markets, thrift shops, and online stores are all good choices. Then it's just a matter of finding goodies to fill out your container.
If you're looking for more ideas, you might be interested in Book Gifts for Kids.
Read on to find great suggestions for filling book gift baskets!
Children's Book Lover Gift Basket Ideas
Example: White Fang Gift Basket - It's Easy to Make a Fun and Unique Gift!
When filling a gift basket, be imaginative! The best part about receiving a gift basket is pulling out and admiring item after item. It's like a whole bunch of gifts packed into one! The thrill is even greater when you don't know what to expect next, when the gift-giver has put his or her unique touch on the gift basket. Homemade food and gifts, unique toys, related books, funny poems and random objects are all creative touches you can add to your book-themed gift basket.
The classic tale of how a wolf-dog learns to overcome a past full of loss and pain to find true love and companionship. The setting in the cold, harsh, north, the memorable characters, and the thrilling plot all make great themes for concocting your gift basket.
Filling the White Fang Book Gift Basket - Toy Wolves, Mugs, and More!
Here are a few ideas for things to put in your White Fang themed gift basket. Feel free to come up with additional items! I think that some mittens, homemade cookies, and perhaps a cute dog sled ornament would really round out this present.
Looking for baskets? Click here to go to the Baskets section further down the page. Thrift and craft stores are also a good basket source.
To fill the basket, you'll want to include:
- A copy of the book (possibly a nice hardcover or illustrated version)
- A stuffed wolf
- themed bookmarks or other themed items
- a nice scarf
- mug, coffee, and cocoa to keep your recipient warm through the chilly scenes!
Including stuffed version of animal book characters is a great touch.
You can also find other items that feature the animals in question.
A great themed travel mug is perfect for reading in bed without spilling on the pages!
A themed bookmark is a great addition to a book basket. Scope out your local bookstore for a great selection!
The Secret Garden Gift Basket - A Book About Gardening, Life, and Growth
This is one of my favorite childhood books. I think the story of how Mary Lennox, a girl who escapes certain death due to cholera to be invigorated and reawakened by a secret garden in the English moors is uplifting. The garden theme makes it an especially good book to build a gift basket around.
To make this gift basket, you'll want to include:
- A copy of the book, of course!
- Gardening tools - real ones if the recipient is a budding horticulturist, or toy ones if your recipient only has an imaginary garden to work with
- a potted plant
- stuffed birds or other countryside animals - the Secret Garden is known for its fauna as well as its flora!
- old-fashioned keys, or key-themed jewelry
The Key to the Garden
Mary finds a key that lets her in to the garden. Thrift stores and garage sales are the perfect place to find old-fashioned keys for your book basket.
Use this wheelbarrow as the "basket" to put the other items in!
Definitely consider thinking outside the "basket" part of "gift basket!" Anything from a wheelbarrow to a big planter pot to a watering can can make your thoughtful surprise even more special and unique.
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Teenager Book Lover Gift Basket Ideas
Example: Harry Potter Book Basket - Wizards and Witches
Another gift basket tip: be thrifty! There's nothing wrong with saving money when constructing your book-themed gift basket. Thrift and second-hand stores are the perfect place to search for baskets, gently used books, toys, and accessories such as scarves and jewelry. It's not only good for you wallet, but good for the planet as well! Also think about buying items in bulk, and making items by hand if you're a crafty person. And don't forget, a smaller basket is easier to fill than a larger one!
Okay, so in order to give this in the gift, you have to find someone who doesn't currently own the Harry Potter series. Alternately, if you know someone who is a huge Harry Potter fan, you can create the basket without books, or find related books that might interest them that they probably don't own yet.
Filling the Harry Potter Book Gift Basket - Magically Amazing!
The sorting hat is a staple of the Potter mythos.
Note that it doesn't say "Every Good Flavour." Watch out for the "puke" one!
The Movies are Great, Too
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Other Suggestions for Filling Your Baskets - Fill 'Em Up
Some books are hard to find a theme for. In that case, pick general items that any reader would love! Book lamps, snuggly blankets, and the perfect mug for a warm beverage to enjoy while lost in fictional worlds are all good choices.
Can't put down a good book? A book light will help you read it anytime, anywhere.
Nothing like curling up with a book and a hot drink, especially when it expresses the freedom to tell stories!
Books Make the Best Gifts - Great To Give and to Get!
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Cookbook Lover Gift Basket Ideas
Cookbooks Can Make Great Gift Baskets! - Delicious and Fun
A cookbook can make a great present. Adding it to a custom-made gift basket is the perfect way to take your gift from blah to fabulous. It's especially thoughtful if you add equipment that you know your recipient doesn't have, or all the ingredients they'll need to make one of the dishes.
Here are some great ideas for filling a cookbook gift basket:
- Cooking implements, such as wooden spoons, whisks, and cookie cutters
- a store bought or homemade apron
- non-perishable ingredients, such as chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and sprinkles
- oven mitts
Cupcakes are all the rage! Give the gift of a cupcake cookbook gift basket full of all sorts of things to make delicious cupcakes with!
Filling a Cookbook Gift Basket - Easy Peasy
Great Basket Subsitute
A large mixing bowl makes the perfect substitute for a cookbook-themed gift basket. The best part? It's a functional wrapping, sure to find use in your recipient's home!
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What Do You Think About Making Themed Gift Baskets?
Making a gift baskets - based on a theme, such as books, or just filled with fun stuff - can be a great way to give fun gifts. They can also take some time and effort to put together.
Do you think making a gift basket is a good idea?