“Are you stumped on what to get all those people on your holiday gift list? Are there some names on that list of people you don’t really know? Sometimes, making a trip to the busy store becomes even more stressful when you have no idea what to buy for whom. That’s where holiday gift baskets come in handy. Holiday gift baskets for men, holiday gift baskets for women, and even gift baskets for couples are great ideas for holiday gifts. You can custom make each basket to tailor it for the person or you can make a few generic holiday gift baskets so that you’re always covered in case some names suddenly appear on your holiday shopping list.
Preparing The Basket
Before you think about what to put inside the basket, you need to buy the materials to make one. First, get a regular basket, large enough to hold whatever you wish to put in it, some cellophane plastic wrap and a bow. Make sure you also have clear tape and scissors on hand. To fill the basket, you should pad the bottom with either tissue paper or some plastic grass like they do at Easter time. On top of the padding, you can put anything into the holiday gift basket you wish. You must decide whether to tailor make the basket or to keep it generic.
What Does The Person Like?
If you’re going to tailor make the holiday gift basket to fit the person, think back to anything the person may have said that could have been a hint as to what they want for the holidays. If nothing comes to mind, think of what that person likes and then fill the holiday gift basket with items that correspond with that hobby or lifestyle. For example, if the person likes to cook, you could include some recipe cards, some cutting knives, or anything else they could use in their cooking ventures. Anything that fits into the basket will do, just make sure not to overfill it.
If you wish to make some generic holiday gift baskets, just fill it with holiday related things. Maybe put some cheese and corkscrews in there for them to get their own wine, or maybe put a wine bottle in there as well. A generic holiday gift basket can contain anything that has to do with the holidays and the recipient will love the gesture.
That’s what holiday gift baskets are great for: Showing a good gesture. When you give a gift basket, the person receiving it will love that it was made just for them, that you actually made it instead of just selecting an item off a store shelf, and that gives baskets that personal touch you really can’t give with any other holiday gift.”