Christmas is the perfect time for giving, but figuring out what to give can be difficult. One option is to give a Christmas gift basket. The Christmas gift baskets are not only easy to put together, but they’re also very festive. Here, are some tips on how to make your own Christmas gift basket.
Know what to put in your basket
If you’re going to create a gift basket for a particular person, then you need to make sure the items are specific to the person’s interests.
A gift basket for your sister might include chocolates that she likes, whereas a basket for a friend would be filled with different kinds of cookies. Think about what the recipient loves most, and you’ll come up with a unique gift basket and a good fit for the recipient.
Spice up a simple Christmas gift basket
There are so many gifts you can put together, but you don’t want to go overboard. To spice up the usual items in a gift basket, you can include seasonal items that are popular right now. A soup mix, for instance, might be a great gift to add to ham and beans or even a fish and pasta Christmas gift basket.
Pick the perfect container
Decorating Christmas gift baskets can be fun. The smaller the better. Don’t use large jugs or containers that can’t be removed. If you do use large items, make sure to add an inch of water or cold water to them before putting the items inside.
Use a variety of small and medium-sized items. There are many different categories you can put together in a gift basket. You can choose from the following categories.
- Home decor
- Subscription services
- Gift card and credit card discounts
- Beauty products
You can make the list as long as you like. Of course, there is always room for some added personalization. For example, you can add chocolate or a Christmas gift card in with some of the candy.
Decorate with ribbon, bells, and garland
Decorating the outside of a gift basket with ribbon, bells, and garland makes it fun to put your items in and then give them away. Wrapping each item in ribbon, or stringing them on a shoebox, is the most popular technique used for gift baskets.
Why wrap each item individually? Because it helps to secure each item to the basket. If it’s placed all in a stack on top of each other, it will get a bit messier to open. If a gift basket is broken, the bundle inside may be exposed. Wrapping each item separately ensures that nothing falls out if the basket is hit.
Wrap it up with a bow or gift tag
Wrapping a present up makes the gift look more presentable and beautiful. This is a great idea for baskets as well. After wrapping the gift, stick the wrapping paper inside the gift, leaving a small opening at the top for the bow. This is where you want to place the gift tag. If the basket is going to sit on a table, you may place the tag on the bowl that contains the cookies. Otherwise, you can also place it on the top of the cookies and the gift.