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Gifts Baskets For All Occasions

Updated on April 11, 2015

Give A Gift Basket For any Occasion It's a Great Idea

When I'm asked by someone about gift giving. My answer is always the same, " have you thought about giving a Gift Basket?"

You can give a gift basket for any occasion. Here are just a few ideas:

Birthdays

Anniversaries

Any Holiday

House Warming-Welcome "To Your New Home "

Welcome To The Neighborhood

New Baby

The list of gift basket giving goes on and on. There are so many types of gift baskets, Fruit Baskets, Gourmet Baskets, and Wine Baskets, just to name a few. You'll be appreciated when you give such a wonderful gift to that someone special in your life.

Some Examples of Different Baskets

Wicker baskets come in many sizes
Wicker baskets come in many sizes | Source

Be Creative And Make Your Own Gift Basket

Here Are Some Simple Instructions

One Valentine's Day I decided that I was going to make some of my own baskets. I went shopping and picked up some inexpensive baskets, heart candies, chocolates, some heat shaped cookies and bottles of sparkling juice.

Then I got to work. I put together 4 baskets, wrapped in Cello bags bows and all. I set them on the counter just waiting for my wife to come home from work.

When she came in the door, she looked at the baskets, then me and said where did you buy those. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if I can build a Gift Basket anybody can.

This is what started me off into my own little gift basket business. I started making these a selling them at work, soon word of mouth took over and whenever there was a holiday or special occasion I was there to offer a beautiful gift basket.

A short video to help you along with making your own gift basket

Following Are Some Step By Step Instructions

Making Your Own Gift Basket Is Fun So Be Creative

First you need to know what products you want for your basket, you probably already know the theme of your basket so that will determine the products you choose.

Then choose your basket or container, there are many different types, and sizes of baskets, it doesn't have to be a basket, use a decorative bowl, box or container.,The choices here are also endless, as you can arrange your product in so many containers, even a coffee mug.

1. A Basket or Container

2. Some filler for the bottom (Newsprint, Packing Paper, Styrofoam)

3. Colored Shred

4. Some glue dots or double sided tape

5.Cello Bag and Pull Bow

Begin by placing your filler on the bottom of the basket or container, almost to the top. This is so your products are higher and don't sink to the bottom.

Then place your decorative shred over the filler, and begin arranging your products until you are satisfied with the look. If you don't like the way it looks you can change it.

Use glue dots or double sided tape to hold the products together, and in place. Now place it in the cello bag, there are different sizes of cello bags. If your bag is too big just tape back the corners around your basket or container.

Now gather the cello together at the top, use some bow string to tie it and then place and tie your bow.

If you bought a shrink wrap bag, place it over the top carefully and tape it to the bottom of your baskete or container. You can use a hair dyer to heat the shrink wrap.

Some other ideas: Add small balloons, curl the tabs on the bows, and don't forget to add a special card for the occasion.

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Lets Start With Glue Dots

Glue Dots Craft Sheets Value Pack
Glue Dots Craft Sheets Value Pack

I Find the glue dots to work the best

 

Supplies You May Need - Here are some products that I have used

If you are going to make your own gift baskets it's a good idea to have some supplies.

Now Some Shred

Neutral Colors Gift Basket Filler - Gift Basket Shred - 4 pounds of assorted colors - Gift Basket Supplies
Neutral Colors Gift Basket Filler - Gift Basket Shred - 4 pounds of assorted colors - Gift Basket Supplies

I like this basket shred the best it's real easy to work with and comes in many different colors

 

Decorative Shred

Decorative shred comes in many different styles and colors. You'll want to choose the appropriate color for the occasion. I show the crinkle cut because I like working with it the best.

Pull Bows

Pull bows are so easy to use, just pull and tie, it's that easy. Pull bows also come in a variety of sizes and colors.

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A nice willow basket to craft your own Gift Basket

What Do You Think of My Gift Basket Selections? - Or just drop a commnet to say Hi, I'd love to hear from you

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    • esmonaco profile imageAUTHOR

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Barbara. I'm sure you'll love it, if you've made them before it's like riding a bicycle, you never forget. I like the fact that you can personalize the gift for the person. Thanks for stopping by, and Have Fun :)

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Making gift baskets are a wonderful idea - I haven't done this in years! Now you have me thinking about doing it this year - the last time I put some together was for clients way back, about 20 years ago! and it was so much fun to do! Seriously, I'm going to think about this as a gift idea for someone(s) on my list this year - I always enjoy receiving gift baskets too, so I'm sure they'll like what I come up with! (crossing fingers)

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      4 years ago from Concord VA

      I think gift baskets are a fun gift to give...and to receive! Thanks for the tips.

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      DavidMoses1986 

      4 years ago

      Gift baskets looks so great, I would be happy if I receive it from someone, Gift basket is really a great idea I haven't thought that before, thanks for sharing your thoughts, nice lens :)

    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 

      4 years ago

      Gifts baskets surly make someone happy when they receive them!

    • esmonaco profile imageAUTHOR

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      @AlanJC321: Thanks for stopping by, I always like to make my own gift baskets!!

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      AlanJC321 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the inspiring ideas. Seems more fun to put together a gift basket than buying a regular gift.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Gift baskets are fun to give and to receive! Great suggestions here!

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      A lovely selection here!

    • Merrci profile image

      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Pretty choices here Mr. esmonaco! I love gift baskets. It's such fun to open them up and see all the treats inside, plus it's often a chance to try some different items. Perfect idea for Mother's day too. Thanks for putting it together for us!

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Gift baskets are always a lovely gesture for any occasion!

    • esmonaco profile imageAUTHOR

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      @MarleMac: Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I hope you have a great day!!!

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      MarleMac 

      4 years ago from South Africa

      Definitely Lensrolled at my Gift Basket Lens!Love the How To! Thumbs up!

    • Ben Reed profile image

      Ben Reed 

      4 years ago from Redcar

      Some great ideas here - thank you.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Bowdabra!!

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