Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frugal Christmas Part - Gift baskets

With the current state of our economy a homemade Christmas is appealing to many people. One great way to do this is with gift baskets. Gift baskets are a great way to personalize a gift. Take their interest and go from there. The possibilities are endless but here are a few ideas to get you started:

Fruit basket- can be done quite easily. Citrus fruits, grapes and nuts are usually on sale this time of year.

Homemade Candy basket- If you do a lot of baking during the Holidays it is a great idea to fill up an extra basket with cookies, candy, sweet breads etc.

Wine and cheese basket- a nice bottle of wine, some cheese, grapes and a set of wine glasses

Tea basket- tea pot or a nice cup and saucer, teabags, and cookies

Chocolate lovers basket- anything chocolate- candy, cocoa etc

Movie lovers basket- dvd, microwave popcorn, movie tickets

Quilters basket- fabric (1/4 yard increments )is good , scissors, thread, thimble

Fisherman's basket- fishing lure, fishing line, stringer, net, fishing pole

Sportsman's basket- blaze orange vest, handwarmers, jerky, camo ( a lot of these items go on sale after hunting season.)

Ladies Basket- perfume, lotion, bath beads, bath wash

Mens basket- razor, shaving cream, shaving lotion

These are a few ideas. Look online at some gift basket sites and gather ideas from them.


More than Survival said...

I am doing the basket thing this year.... only most of my baskets are the same theme. I am baking a bunch of home made bread, packaging some home made bread mixes, some home made candy and jars of home made jam and applesauce. I have been collecting baskets from garage sales and goodwill all year. I love to bake and am known for my cooking, so I figure that this is a good gift... Thank you for the many ideas!

Angelena said...

I can a lot too in the summer so I do include canned items as well. Thank you so much for visiting.