One of my latest interests has been in making and giving Gift Baskets. I think the first time I ever noticed them was in my early 20s at Christmas time. I’d seen some unique baskets or boxes with a variety of small, related items that you could buy at the grocery store and give as gifts.
As I got older, I would sometimes see a unique Gift Basket being given to someone at a wedding or baby shower. I remember thinking how cute it was and that I should remember to do that the next time I have a gift to give. But time would pass and I’d forget.
A few years ago I finally took the time to put together a Gift Basket for my pastor and his wife. It turns out it was not as hard to do as I had thought it would be. Nor was it as expensive as I feared.
A Gift Basket can be as large or small as you’d like it to be. It can be filled with pretty filler to take up empty spots and to dress it up. And it can be as expensive, or inexpensive, as you want it to be.
My favorite type of Gift Basket is a themed basket. The theme can follow the type of room the items will go in, or the type of food such as a popcorn basket. I recently gave a small ice cream basket that had an ice cream scoop, ice cream designed napkins, a Hershey’s syrup coffee mug, a jar of topping and a variety jar of sprinkles, along with some ice cream treats stamps and a gift card to an ice cream store. It was such fun to put this basket together, and I can’t wait to start my next one!
If you’re having trouble figuring out what to put into your Gift Basket, check out Pinterest or Google images. There are an endless supply of photos showing all sorts of Gift Baskets for any occasion.