Tips For Making A Customized Gift Basket

Friday, November 30, 2012
For anyone looking for a special and personalized gift to give to someone on any day of the year, think about giving a customized gift basket that will be sure to please. The advantages of this are numerous, such as any skill level can do it, each basket can be customized for each recipient's interest, and they are great for birthdays, Christmas, or just any occasion at all.
What You'll Need
Find a basket about the size of an old Easter basket or a picnic basket. If you really want to be creative, think of another type of container such as a colorful plastic bin, an aged wooden crate, a small metal tub, etc.
Tips For Customization
Think of the recipient's interests or hobbies to help you decide what to fill your baskets with. Here are ten ideas to get you started.
  • Movie Lovers Basket - Fill basket with gourmet microwave popcorn, boxes of movie theater type candy, DVDs of movies they'll love, retro looking old popcorn containers, movie theater gift cards, 3-D glasses, etc.

  • Gardening Gift Basket - Use a large flower pot and fill with festive-print gloves, aprons, tools, seed packets, decorative yard stakes, decorations, etc.

  • Superhero Basket - This is for the child, or adult, who loves superheros. Find the superhero the recipient loves and fill accordingly with comic books, action figures, costume accessories, DVDs, T-shirts, etc.

  • Writer's Basket - For the writer in the family, fill with different pens, pencils, notebooks, index cards, a personalized mouse pad, a coffee mug, writing how-to books, assorted office supplies, etc.

  • Artist's Basket - Fill with paints, colored pencils, markers, good drawing pencils, sketchbooks, small paint palettes, erasers, how-to art books, etc.

  • Coffee Lovers Basket - Fill with specialty coffees and cappuccinos, as well as a variety of things like gourmet cookies, biscotti and scones, and layer cakes and cheesecakes, coffee mugs, gift cards to places like Starbucks, etc.

  • Chocolate Lovers Basket - Basket can include both domestic and imported chocolates, gourmet chocolate cookies and chocolate cakes, biscotti, fudge, and seasonal chocolate gifts. You can even add in chocolate accented coffees and cocoas.

  • Southwest Flavors Basket - This is for the person from your life who loves strong flavors. The basket may include assortments of hot and spicy salsas and sauces, flavored chilies, tangy dressings, zesty BBQ and steak sauces, cornbreads and biscuits, hearty soups, etc.

  • Golf Lovers Basket - Basket may include golf towels, assorted golf balls, golf booklets, distance finders, assorted golf tees, photo albums, etc.

  • New Baby Gift Basket - Fill with handprint kits, receiving blankets, towels, baby bibs, rattles, wipes, changing pads, bottles, teething rings, toys, baby care products, etc. You can include products for the parents as well.
To finish your gift basket off, use cellophane wrapping paper or a pre-made basket bag and attach a gift tag. The people in your life will love the personalized touch and will appreciate their customized gift long after it's been given.
Hopefully, these tips will help you in creating your very own gift baskets for those you love.


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