Ideas for Making Gift Baskets
Do you want to give gifts to your friends or family for
birthdays, Christmas or some other holiday, but you just don't
know what to get them?
Just take a decorative basket and you can create a gift basket
filled with great items that either your friends or family will
The items basically you will need to create a gift basket will
**A decorative basket;
**Any color tissue paper;
**Different assortment of shredded paper. You can use your
shredded paper if you have a paper shredder;
**An assortment of items to fill those gift baskets
All the above is all you need to make the basket and can be
purchased at your local arts store or Wal-Mart. There are dozens
of designs created for all of those popular holidays and
It's a good idea to keep a supply of them on hand so when you
want to create a gift, it's right in front of you. You can
purchase an assortment of baskets in different sizes, shapes and
colors. You can stock up on gift items to fill the basket.
Some great gift ideas that can be used for many different
occasions include stationery supplies, shampoos, candles and can
even be books and toys. The ideas for your gift basket are
virtually endless. Use your imagination and you can create a gift
basket that suits every occasion.
To create one of these beautiful gift baskets here are five
**Start with a gift basket big enough to hold your gift
**Stuff your tissue paper at the bottom to form a base for
your items. You could also add shredded paper for decoration.
**Arrange theitems in the basket so that it looks
**Take the shrink wrap and spread it on a flat surface. Place
the basket in the center.
**Now gather the shrink wrap at the top of the basket and
secure it with a pretty bow or ribbon.
Here are examples of gift basket ideas:
For Housewarming gifts, you can select potholders, towels,
boxes of pasta, coffee or tea. You can also take a set of
measuring spoons and place them on the ribbon so they dangle in
front of the basket.
For a Baby shower you can start with the large white basket.
Find some colored flowers without stems. Then glue them around
the basket. You can use a glue gun for that. You can place a
receiving blanket, cute little outfits, baby bottles. You can put
a baby rattle outside so it hangs out in front of the basket.
For a Wedding gift a lot of times the wedding couple has
everything they need already. Why not give them a honeymoon gift
basket. You can put scented oils, massage oils and maybe even a
bottle of champagne. Of course, don't forget a box of matches to
light those candles.
Gift baskets can be fun and easy to make.
Copyright 2005 Fern Kuhn, RN
Specializing in Diabetes
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