Handcrafted Gift Basket Ideas

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When you're trying to decide on the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, you can't go wrong with a handcrafted gift basket. Fill it with things you know the recipient will love, such as gourmet snacks, clothing, or hobby-related items.

The first step to putting together a thoughtful gift basket is to decide on a theme. This will tie all of the presents together, creating a cohesive presentation. Next, you'll need to choose a decorative basket, preferably one that the recipient can reuse after the gifts are gone. Some ideas include wicker or colorful woven plastic baskets, and you can fill them with paper shreds or tissue paper for a festive look. Coordinate the basket or filler colors to match a specific occasion, such as red and green for Christmas.

Gift baskets are appropriate for any type of special occasion or event, including both kids' and adults' birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, anniversary and graduation soirees, housewarmings, and even weddings. If you're creating a basket for a couple, include treats that they can enjoy together, such as restaurant gift cards or movie tickets.

Here are some additional gift basket ideas to consider.

1. Picnic Basket 

During the warm spring and summer months, treat a special person in your life to a picnic basket filled with a selection of gourmet goodies. Include all of the food that the recipient will need for a well-rounded alfresco lunch, such as sausage, different types of cheeses, crackers, jams and jellies, and even fresh, seasonal fruit. 

If the basket is a romantic wedding or anniversary gift, choose more decadent treats, including chocolate truffles and even a bottle of wine. Round out the gift with two engraved wine glasses and a candle for ambiance.

2. Snack Basket 

As another idea, fill a high-quality basket with delicious gourmet snacks that the recipient can enjoy during a movie night at home or at any other time. Decide on either a sweet or salty theme, or include a selection of both types of treats. 

You can't go wrong with a bag or can of gourmet nuts, chocolate-covered caramels, dried fruit, and a variety of chips, crackers, and cookies. You can either include some homemade goodies, including brownies, caramel popcorn, and fudge. 

If you're looking to fill out the basket with a few non-food gifts as well, consider DVDs, board or card games, and even a neatly rolled fleece blanket. 

To learn more, contact a company like Posh Baskets Inc.


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