One of my favorite ways to give gifts is to give a unique themed gift basket. The recipient gets more than one gift and has the joy of going through each little item and part that completes a whole. Pick a subject or hobby that the person has an interest in and fill a basket or container with things they can use for that activity. Here are some inexpensive gift basket ideas that will be sure to please Mom or that special sister, aunt or girl friend in your life. Use these ideas for other occasions too.
When I refer to basket I really mean container. The container itself can be part of the gift or a reusable item and makes it a little more unique. Keep reading to see what I mean.
For the cook:
Know someone who really loves to cook? or maybe you need a housewarming or wedding gift at some point.
Grab a colander and fill it with all the things for an Italian meal or a pasta night. The colander will serve as your “basket” and for draining the pasta. Fill it with a box of noodles, a jar of sauce, a bread mix, a container of Italian seasoning, and some olives. Throw in some cute kitchen towels and a pasta spoon. Wrap it up with some cellophane and cute ribbon.
For the baker:
Take a mixing bowl (this one has a pouring spout) and fill it with measuring cups, measuring spoons, chocolate chips or other varieties of baking chips, wooden spoon, oven mitt, sprinkles, muffin tin liners and more.
For the gardner:
For the correspondent:
Is your Mom or special girlfriend the thoughtful one who always sends cards, thanks you notes and care packages? Get her a personalized address stamp, some pretty blank note cards, stamps, and pens. Package them in a pretty desk organizer or decorative storage box.
For the one who likes or needs quite time:
A mug, blank journal, and some good pens go a long way with someone who values quite time. Throw in a candle for ambiance and a picture frame in case they have someone they want to reflect on or pray over during quite time. Package all of this in a pretty crate they can reuse for storage. It makes a great inexpensive gift.
For the avid reader ( or the one who wished she could be)
Fill this cute library tote with a best seller or two of their favorite genre. A kindle would also make a great gift, as well as a kindle cover. Give her a Kindle Unlimited membership. For the one who wants to read more, or says she doesn’t have time, give her an Audible gift membership and some airpods. Other things a gift lover might like to find in that tote are a blanket or throw to snuggle under or a book light ( I have one and love it.)
Grad a mason jar or one of these apothecary storage jars and fill it with all the things needed for an at home manicure or pedicure.
At home spa kit
For the Jewelry lover
Wrap up a pretty jewelry dish with some essentials they didn’t know they needed; earring backs for heavy earrings, spare backs for drop or hook earrings, and necklace extenders. You might consider throwing in jewelry cleaner or polishing cloths.
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What’s your favorite gift basket idea?