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Homemade Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

The holiday season is rapidly coming and soon we will be carving the turkey, and after we blink our eyes a couple of times then Christmas is here. That is how quickly it comes. Two of our favorite holidays happen within a few weeks of each other. The Friday after Thanksgiving is considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Mainly, because more people that travel generally visit their family on Thanksgiving since it is a 4-day weekend for most. After that Thanksgiving dinner has digested it is time to start thinking about Christmas! One of the best items you can give to someone is a homemade holiday gift basket. These can be a lot of fun to make too!

When making homemade gift baskets you can put the items either in a basket or any Christmas tins. There are many items you can use for the basic container for the gifts. One year I actually took some shoe boxes and decorated them with Christmas paper and glitter and they came out really fantastic looking. For the baskets you can go to any craft store and also some department stores and they carry all sorts of baskets, tins, and other containers. You can also get the other stuff there like colored tissue, ribbons, bows and other items you would use for your baskets.

What items to use for your gift basket would depend on who you are giving them to. But generally, gift baskets are geared in one general area. If you are going to make a food basket then you can buy individual snack items at any grocery store. They now make a lot of nutritious items in single-serving containers. Also, popcorn, nuts, gourmet snacks, and fresh fruit is always good to use too. You can generally stuff your baskets with any wrapped edible item. For the fresh fruit you can also wrap the fruit and it will be okay that way for a few days. If you are going to be sending a basket through the mail I would not suggest putting fresh fruit in these, but, you can buy dehydrated fruit that works okay. When putting in food items don't forget the chocolate! What is Christmas without our chocolate Santa!

If you decide to make a basket with small wrapped gifts then I would suggest you stuff your basket with travel size items. Many lotions, creams, perfumes, and other similiar items can be purchased in department stores in small containers. Sometimes they call these samples. But, they do make great items for a gift basket. You can also mix these baskets with food and small gift items.

Sometimes you can be just too darn busy to make holiday gift baskets and may want to buy some that are already made. When taking the homemade holiday gift baskets into consideration the main thing to remember is who you are making them for. Find out what type of items they enjoy and use. You can then make these holiday gift baskets according to that person. They will enjoy them especially since you thought of them this holiday season.


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