This Article is About
gift basket ideas
christmas paper
shoe boxes
thanksgiving dinner
gift baskets
mail
craft store
days of the year
Homemade Holiday Gift Basket Ideas
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

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.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
5 Perfect Fathers Day Gift Basket Ideas
Gift baskets aren't only for Mother's Day. No gift basket is too girly for the first special man in your life - all it takes is tweaking the concept of gift basket ideas to their personality and design and voila! The perfect gift. Here are 5 of the most popular…
By: Frances Colleen  in  Relationships  >  Affairs   May 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

To Gift Wrap Or Bag?
I’m one of those people who believe in wrapping paper. I mean, really, if it’s a gift isn’t the whole idea supposed to be the surprise factor? I guess, apparently, not always. I’ve had to reassess my opinion on the whole Christmas gift bag thing and admit, very graciously of…
By: Heather Bradford in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Dec 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Portraits. For Kings Only?
Imagine you are a king in the golden age standing still for a few hours while a man, with hundreds of paintbrushes and dozens of colors spread all around your living room, is trying to make an accurate painting of you. Fortunately today there is no need to be a…
By: Andrei Blaguna in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Oct 08, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Buying Gemstones: Important Considerations
For many men and women fashion can be a thing of ambiguity as you never really know what is trending and who decides this things, what is hot and what is not, but nevertheless people, and particularly women, desire and go to great lengths to be stylish and fashionable. While…
By: worldfashion in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Apr 24, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Choose the Wholesale Wooden Buttons for Any 0ccasion
Learning to make wholesale wooden buttons jewelry is often a history that will dates back for the Bronze Age, while wholesale wooden buttons jewelry 1st appeared to be used with the goal of design and also embellishment. After they 1st appeared, wooden button jewelry made from bone fragments, horn, and…
By: worldfashion in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Apr 22, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Multi - function Casio Watches for Sports Enthusiasts
Casio watches are highly fashionable gadgets that can be effectively made use of to enhance your personality. They are very popular among men and women of all ages. Even kids as young as 3 or 4 can have Casio watches designed explicitly for them. They come in various models, makes…
By: Dobrin Georgiev in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Oct 08, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Top 5 Gifts for Pets This Christmas
For some of us, our pets are just as much a part of the family, or more so, than some of our relatives. So this holiday season, don't forget about your favorite four legged friend when buying gifts. Here you can get an idea of the top 5 gifts for…
By: mick leach in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Sep 21, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Tips on How to Buy the Best Gifts for A Baby’s Christening
A baby’s christening is a wonderful thing, full of joy and a blessing. You come to wish the child a lifetime of happiness and success in all aspects of life and hope that they will lead a life better than anyone’s. A baby’s christening gift, however is one which may…
By: Shawn Deny in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Apr 14, 2015  
0
  Likes: 1

Touche Gifts is A Gift Store With That Small Town Feel
Let's face it. Finding a place to shop that offers you quality both in the products they offer and in the service they provide is harder than it should be. When you find a store that offers you the products you need at a reasonable price, you usually stop looking…
By: Touché in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Apr 07, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Colorful Loom Rubber Bands Kits for Your Children
These days loom rubber bands bracelet making kits are ideal gift for kids and is making a creative & stylish revolution among children. These are actually one of the best ways to keep them engaged as well as bring out the creativity in them. You might come across different rubber…
By: worldfashion in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Jul 08, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Express Love And Care With Warm And Touching Gifts
For most people, Christmas is the time for celebrating with family. It is the season of giving as well as bonding with loved ones. However, the days before Christmas can be pretty hectic and stressful when it comes to buying gifts for everyone. This is because, the task of choosing…
By: willsmith in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Dec 24, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Learn About Staying Safe When You Shop Online
Do you loathe crowds? Do you hate standing in line? Do you not like crowds? If you answered yes to any of these, the solution is online shopping. Online shopping allows you to get the things you need without the hassles. The following article contains tricks and tips that every…
By: Stella Stone in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Jan 15, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Birthday Gifts Online - 3 More Ideas
When it comes to finding the right gift for someone, you can’t expect to go to the mall and get the best options. Unfortunately, millions of people assume that the mall is still the great place that it used to be. Sure, there are some great things about the large…
By: Gil1 in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Nov 25, 2012  
2
  Likes: 0

Make Your Next Online Buying Experience Enjoyable
Just how do you feel about your online purchasing expertise? If you need to know more, then this post is visiting direct you down the right path. There is much to understand, yet it is focuseded on making the procedure much easier for you. So, proceed checking out to find…
By: Stella Stone in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Oct 17, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Pendants for Jewelry Making Wholesale Delight Women
Lately, pendants for jewelry making wholesale delights in extraordinary ubiquity around individuals, particularly adolescent women, for it can indicate their singularity, taste, creative ability. It turns into a stylish movement for some individuals, and gets remarkable acclaim and acknowledgement all through the world. Individuals can utilize different dots, for example,…
By: worldfashion in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Apr 12, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1756    Report this Article