Basket Making

Make your own gift basket

In the past, it was popular to wish someone congratulations, good luck or to get well by sending a thoughtful gift basket full of useful treats. Today, buying a gift basket from a floral or gift shop can be an expensive option, but basket making is quickly becoming a popular hobby because it's more affordable and can incorporate so many other arts and crafts. What better way to show someone you care than by putting together a collection of their favorite goodies in a prettily packaged and reusable basket?

Basket Making Supplies

Not only are basket making supplies easy to come by, but most can be home-made as well. It all depends on the gift basket making ideas that you pursue, and the items that you put into it. Basic basket making supplies should include:

  • Different sizes and shapes of baskets in wicker, wood, plastic or metal
  • Shredded paper
  • Ribbons
  • Cellophane wrap
  • Gift cards
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Gift Basket Ideas

Here are some gift basket making ideas for many occasions:

  • New baby gift basket – filled with gifts for baby, mom and dad.
  • Anniversary basket – including movie tickets, rental coupons, popcorn and other goodies.
  • Birthday basket – filled with favorite things and goodies like chocolate or cookies.
  • Get well basket – including crossword puzzles, medicine items, greeting cards and more.
  • Holiday goodies basket – filled with sausages, cheeses, crackers, candies and other fun goodies for a holiday get-together.
  • Fruit gift basket – filled with fruits, nuts and candies for colleagues, co-workers and acquaintances.
  • Wine gift basket – including bottles of wine, corkscrew, glasses and decanter.

There is no right or wrong way to go about making gift baskets for your friends and loved ones. If you want to give a gift that comes from your heart, custom-build a gift basket based on the occasion, and your loved one's tastes.

Build a chocoholic gift basket for someone who loves sweets on their birthday, or pack a gift basket with entertainment-related goodies to help commemorate a wedding anniversary. The only limit is your own imagination when it comes to gift basket making.

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