Putting together homemade Christmas gift baskets can be an excellent way to group together all those smaller items you found on sale that are great for someone on your shopping list who isn’t going to receive a stocking from you Santa. Gift baskets make great gifts for all ages too, you just need a plan of action. Check out these tips on how to make a gift basket to help you put together the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Tips on How to Make Your Own Gift Basket
1. Decide on a theme – Gift basket themes help to make the gift have a purpose, rather than a hodgepodge full of random items. Consider the people who you’re making the baskets for to help you decide on your gift basket themes. What is the gift recipient’s hobbies, interests, etc.? Some excellent ideas for making a themed gift basket are provided in the link at the end of this blog post.
2. Shop throughout the year – We all have good intentions of starting our Christmas shopping early in the year, especially after spending a stressful and ridiculous amount of time scrambling at the very last minute to find the perfect gift. When making holiday gift baskets, if you make a decision well in advance of Christmas who you’re shopping for and what gift basket themes you’re going for, you can keep your eyes open for deals 365 days of the year, picking up items to go into the gift basket when they’re on sale. Taking this approach is also easier on the wallet and you aren’t left thinking “Holy crap! Only 3 more pay cheques until Christmas! What am I going to do?!”
3. Pick a basket – For a unique gift basket, be creative when choosing the actual container the gifts will go into, making it something that the gift recipient can use. For example, if you’re making a beach themed gift basket, use a sand pale as the basket. Or if you’re making a movie themed basket, use a popcorn bucket to put your gifts into.
4. Put it all together – Now that you’ve decided on your gift basket themes and you’ve got all your supplies, putting it all together is the easy part. Place the items into the basket, putting the larger items at the back and smaller items in the front and on top of the bigger items. Purchase some Christmas themed cellophane and some ribbon from your local dollar store and wrap it around the entire basket. Easy-peasy.
Holiday Gift Basket Ideas
Make sure you read our post Themed Gift Basket Ideas for a ton of awesome ideas on how to make your own gift basket. From the eco-friendly gift basket to the gift basket for the sports lover, you’ll be provided with a bunch of suggested items to put into a variety of different themed holiday gift baskets, including ideas on creative containers you can use to help make your gift even more unique.
Share Your Tips
Do you have tips on how to make a gift basket? We’d love to hear your homemade Christmas gift basket ideas, so be sure to leave a comment!