Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas that won’t cost a lot but will be meaningful to the recipient? For many people, money will be tighter than ever this Christmas.
But a lack of money doesn’t mean a lack of creativity! Why not think about making a Christmas Gift Basket for your friends and loved-ones? The good thing about this idea is you can personalize each basket, adding special little items you know will be appreciated and enjoyed.
Making a Christmas Basket
You will need: A basket or other container in which to package your gift items for example: a large cardboard box made festive with Christmas wrapping paper, a cookie jar, a large biscuit tin, a casserole dish, large wok, baby bath, laundry basket or a large mug. Then decide on a theme and fill your basket/container with your specially chosen gifts.
Christmas Basket Theme Ideas
A Scents Gift Basket – Choose the recipient’s favourite scent or a variety of scents and perfumes. Add scented candles, potpourri, soap, incense, bath salts and other bath products, aromatherapy products, pine cones and add some fresh holly or mistletoe.
Christmas Goodies Gift Basket – Fill your basket with fun items that might be enjoyed this Christmas such as Christmas ornaments, chocolates, herbal tea bags, coffee and homemade goodies such as cookies, jams and jellies and mini marshmallows
Romantic Christmas Gift Basket – Romantic Christmas card, a book of love poetry, a CD of romantic Christmas songs, Mistletoe, a favourite romantic Christmas Movie DVD, heart-shaped chocolates, heart-shaped candles and candle-holders
Christmas Fun Gift Basket – Christmas joke book, Christmas video games, puzzles, small teddy bear and other fun ideas Winter Warmth Christmas Basket Warm hat, gloves, scarves, assorted cocoa mixes, lip balm, moisturizer, hot packs, coffee mugs and warm cosy slipper socks Exerciser’s Christmas Basket Sports gear, water bottle, towels, tote bag, a trial gym membership, books on exercise and diet, headband and sports socks
Coffee Lover Christmas Basket – Fill the basket with a mix of coffees, mugs and dark chocolates
Christmas Gift Basket for a Pet Lover – Choose gifts, food items, treats and books themed for a friend or loved-one’s favourite pet
Christmas Decorations Gift Basket – Add Christmas ornaments, decorative lights, candles, a nativity set, Christmas CD and Christmas napkin rings. Once you’ve filled your container/basket with gifts (any empty spaces can be filled with Christmas candy, small pine cones, greenery, scented candles and cinnamon sticks, coloured paper and tissue) wrap a ribbon around it and shrink wrap if desired. You might also attach a bow to the basket handle.
Other Themes For Christmas Baskets Might Include:
* Tea-lovers Christmas Basket,
* Health Food Christmas Basket,
* Chocolate-lovers Christmas Basket
* Baby Christmas Gift Basket
* Vegetarian Christmas Basket
* Craft-making Christmas Basket
* Wine themed Christmas Basket
Remember to tuck in between your gifts, small Christmas ornaments, foil-wrapped candies, Chocolate Santas, small bows, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, small scented candles and after wrapping, adorn the basket with a large ribbon or sprig of holly.
These personalised gifts will have value to the recipient, they will leave lasting impressions and they will inspire your creativity at this festive time.