Gift baskets are not only timeless, but are extremely fun to make, and people love receiving them if they’ll put together properly. If you’re the creative crafty type, then this sort of gift will be up your alley.
While there are countless variations of baskets you can make, I’m going to share the 3 most popular.
Knowing what the recipients like allows you to tailor the contents of each basket to meet their tastes.
Let’s dive in…
1)) Food Gift Baskets
This is without a doubt, the most common type of gift basket in which most people have heard of.
It typically contains various kinds of food, wine, and other items.
Well, a fruit basket filled with fruit harvested from your garden would be wonderful, if the seasons permit it.
If not, if you made jams and preserves from harvested fruit, these would be wonderful in the gift basket.
Steps For Quickly Putting Together A Food Basket:
- Get a wicker basket.
- Put a huge box of biscuits you baked yourself at the bottom of the basket.
- Arrange colorful bottles of jam on top of that box, with a bottle of wine in the center.
- Use a clear adhesive tape to hold everything in place.
- Then wrap the entire basket and its contents with cellophane paper.
- Then tie a ribbon around the wine bottle for the finishing touch.
NOTE: You can add some of the recipient’s favorite foods in order to further personalize the contents.
2)) Makeover Gift Basket
Do you know of a Plain Jane you would like to makeover into a lovely swan? Then why not drag her to the mall and get her to try out various dresses until you find one she looks amazing in.
Once you do, buy it for her.
After that, drag her to the makeup counter for one makeover after another and when you find a look she looks fabulous in, buy the makeup used to create that look.
Cart her to the shoe shop and pick a pair of high heels that fit her and complement the dress you purchased.
If she still lets you live, put the shoes, dress and makeup in a basket and wrap it with cellophane.
No doubt it wouldn't be a surprise, but that would probably be the gift that she would remember more than anything else.
She might be embarrassed when you get her to use that gift at an event, but I'm sure she'd be pleased whether she shows it or not.
3)) Jewelry Gift Basket
Your gift basket need not really be in a basket in this case. You could even use those compartmentalized boxes used for fish bait as a jewelry gift basket.
You could also purchase several small decorative boxes that can be put into a wicker basket.
The choice is yours.
Get a collection of earrings you know she would like. Costume jewelry would be wonderful, unless you have deep pockets and want to include real pieces.
Cubic Zirconia earrings and jewelry are very affordable. You might even put in a necklace or two and other jewels that fit into these compartments or decorative boxes.
Once every compartment is filled, decorate the box by gluing color paper on the lid and letting your artistic talent loose as you write a message on it using metallic ink.
Wrap it up and give her this treasure chest as a gift.
I just provided you with 3 Types Of Gift Baskets you can make for the people you care about.
However, you can also make all types of other gift basket according to the interests of the recipients.
For example; you could create a hobby-based gift basket. Let’s say he or she loves golf, you could take a golf bag and fill it with golf balls, golf t-shirts, and other golf related items.
If the recipient loves beauty and travel, you could fill a compact box with travel sized mini lipsticks, mascara, makeup, skincare and the like.
If he or she loves snowboarding, fold and pile some snowboarding clothes on top of a brand new snowboard, using the snowboard as the gift basket. How it looks depends on your creativity. Can you make it look like a Christmas tree?
If your gift baskets don't turn out well, or you don't have the time to craft your own, consider the professionally made ones.
Regardless of whether or not you personally make the gift baskets, purchase pre-made, or have someone else create them for you, they make great presents for all occasions.
Enjoy making gift baskets for your loved ones!