Holiday Gift Basket Ideas | WFLA


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The gift basket industry continues to grow. Trends show that its popularity is growing up to 5% every year.

Create Your Own Holiday Gift Basket

What better way to make a gift unique than to compose it yourself? A holiday gift basket can be a great way to show someone how much they mean to you, or a complete gift for someone you don’t know either. Even if you haven’t hit the nail on the head with an item, they’re bound to appreciate something else you’ve included in the cart.

The idea of ​​creating an elaborate basket yourself can seem a bit daunting. But with a little preparation, you’ll find that a fun holiday gift basket is more than doable.

Basket or box?

While organizing your items in a basket might be more traditional, a cute holiday gift box also works well. Things to consider when making this decision include the size of the items you’re including, the cost of the baskets if you’re packing multiple gifts, and your recipient’s personal style and preferences. Baskets are often sturdier for re-use in home decor, organization, or even picnics if they are large enough. However, boxes are ideal if you have multiple prepackaged or rectangular items. If you think the recipient will appreciate and use a box more often for decoration or organization, this might be the way to go.

Items to Include

Homemade cookies

Everyone loves a thoughtful homemade gift, especially when it’s delicious! A large batch of cookies is sure to be a favorite, and you can separate them into multiple gift baskets. If you’re unsure about food allergies, a standard nut-free chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie recipe is usually a safe and crowd-pleasing option.

Chocolate and sweets

Chocolate and candies tend to be a relatively safe choice in all areas and are a wonderful way to fill a basket. Keep it simple with a classic truffle or hard candy. Treats like licorice or fruit-flavored chocolate tend to have a more acquired taste. And as with homemade cookies, stay away from nuts unless you know the recipient can eat them.

Cheese

A variety of cheeses can be a nice addition to your holiday gift basket. If you want to lean into the theme of meats and cheeses with your gift, purchase accessories to go with your cheese selection, including knives, slicers, or a small cheese board.

holiday themed ornament

It’s always nice to write down the holidays you’re celebrating. Added a small holiday ornament is a great way to ensure they have a memory of your gift for many years to come.

Organize your items

How you organize your holiday gift basket depends on the items you include. But generally, you want various elements to be visible at first glance. Place larger items at the bottom or back of your basket so they don’t hide small knick-knacks. Create different levels of large and medium items to ensure your recipient can see and appreciate everything immediately.

What to Buy for a DIY Holiday Gift Basket

Set of 2 Stonebriar Rectangular Baskets with Decorative Fabric Lining

Set of 2 Stonebriar Rectangular Baskets with Decorative Fabric Lining

Looking for a basket that someone can reuse around their home? These rustic rectangular baskets have a sturdy fabric liner that looks great for holding your gifts. It comes in a pack of two and allows the recipient to use them as decoration in their home.

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Hallmark Packing Kit

Hallmark Packing Kit

This kit includes everything you need to take your DIY gift basket to the next level. It has a large cellophane bag, paper filler, white drawstring and gift tag.

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Handicrafts from Russia Wooden ornaments

Handicrafts from Russia Wooden ornaments

These little Christmas decorations come in packs of seven, so you can spread them among multiple gift baskets. Each handcrafted ornament is finished with lacquer to ensure durability.

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Sustainable Greetings Rustic Greeting Cards, Pack of 48

Sustainable Greetings Rustic Greeting Cards, Pack of 48

Include an end-of-year greeting message on a card and slip it into your basket. These rustic holiday cards come in a pack of 48, so one pack will have you ready for the season.

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Freehawk 4 Piece Cheese Knife Set

Freehawk 4 Piece Cheese Knife Set

This simple cheese knife set is reasonably priced and will make a great addition to a cheese-themed basket. The set is made of stainless steel with sturdy bamboo wood handles. It is available in a variety of sizes to fit your cart.

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Lindt Lindor Holiday Deluxe Assorted Chocolate Truffles

Lindt Lindor Holiday Deluxe Assorted Chocolate Truffles

If you’re creating a few gift baskets and want to add some great chocolate, this box of 36 individually wrapped Lindt Lindor truffles is a great choice. Add a few different flavors to each basket to create variety in the gift.

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Tyler Diva scented candle

Tyler Diva scented candle

Include this soy wax candle in your basket so your recipient can enjoy your gift throughout the holidays. The burning time of this candle is 110-130 hours.

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