The sky is the limit when you create a gift basket. You can purchase smaller go-together items, relatively cheap and packaged them together, to make a perfect gift. Here are some wonderful ideas to consider…
1. Use a large Terracotta pot for a basket. Fill with gardening gloves, hand trowel, hand rake, veggie/flower seeds, liquid fertilizer, gardening book, subscription for gardening magazine.
2. Large pasta bowl: gourmet pasta, tongs, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, pasta recipes, pasta cookbook.
3. For Golfer: basket or golf bag: golf tees, golf balls, baseball cap, sunscreen, score cards, small towel, can cooler.
4. Wine appreciation: two bottles of wine, corkscrew, wineglasses, wine appreciation book, tickets to a wine tasting event, snacks-cheese, fruit, crackers.
5. Dog lover: Large dog bowl, squeky toy, rawhide bone, dog biscuits, dog brush, dog collar, leash.
6. Crafter – glue gun, glue sticks, assorted brushes, craft knife, beads, pompoms, woodsticks, buttons, stickers, dried flowers, craft patterns/books.
7. Square basket – note cards, envelopes, note paper, letter opener, pen/pencil set, personalized seal and sealing wax, return address labels.
8. Camera bag – assorted film, coupons for film developing, filters for camera, lens cleaning solution and cloth, picture frams/albums.
9. Relaxation pack – gel eye pack, epsom salts, bubble bath, aroma therapy oils, lotions, scented candles, books on tape, hand held massager, relaxing tape/CD.
10. Kids kit – crayons, markers, papers, coloring books, stickers, paints and brushes.
11. Sports – Helmet or hat – sports cards, baseball, puck, shoe/boot/skate laces, mineral oil, batting glove, gum, sports video, sports magazine, poster of favorite player.
12. New home owner – Tool box – screw drivers, wrench, hammer, pliers, nails, screw, washers, gift certificate for local hardware store, do it yourself book, light switch covers, light blubs, duct tape, paint brushes, knobs, handles.
13. Guitar player – Basket – assorted picks, tuning fork, sheet music, cd’s cassettes, guitar strings, electronic tuner, lesson books.
14. Soap opera fan – basket- tissues, bon-bons, soap opera magazines, biographies of fav stars, pictures of fav stars, blank video tapes, fan club memberships.
15. Winter fun pack – toque- lip balm, moisturizer, mittens, hot packs, pass to local ski place, hot chocolate.
16. New age – basket- tarot cards, crystals, scented candles, incense, new age music, books, certificates for palm reading, psychic reading etc.
17. Grandparents far away- basket – childrens artwork, gifts made by the kids, kid decorated picture frames with pics of the kids in them, videos of the family, calling cards, candy, coffee, tea, biscuits, ornaments, candles.
18. Crafter – basket/rubber box – grape vine wreath, dried flowers, pine cones, glue gun/glue sticks, wreath hanger, ribbon.
19. One that loves car- basket or bag – tire guage, gallon oil, car wax, chamois, car wash coupons, squeegee for windows, milage log/pen, travel mug.
20. Sundae basket – ice cream scoop, gourmet sauces, sprinkles, cones, maraschino cherries, assorted nuts, glasses and spoons, coupons for ice cream.
21. Gold fish bowl- fish food, aquarium gravel, net, certificate for fish from pet store, book about fish.
22. Cookie tin – cookie recipes, cookie book, cookie cutters, chocolate chips, nuts, decorator icing set, assorted sprinkles.
23. Rainy day – Basket – deck of cards, cribbage board, search a word/crossword books, pencils, pens, herbal tea, puzzles, tea cup.
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24. Men – overnight bag- socks, underware, belt, tie, tie clip, handkerchiefs, wallet, watch.
25. Shopaholic – basket – cushioned iinsoles, directories for local malls, gift certificates, tote bag, parking passes, list of baby sitters, coupons, snacks, bottled water.
26. Comedy pack – basket- trick cards, whoopie cushion, chattering teeth, joke books, movies, casstes, cd’s. tickets to comedy club.
27. Woodworker – Rubber/plastic box- sandpapers, chisels, router bits, saw blades, files, brushes, varnishes, paints, patterns, gift certificate to hardware store for wood.
28. Computer buff – Basket- mouse pad, diskettes, novelty labels, antistatic wristband, travel mug, list of favorite websites.
29. Salon pack – basket- shampoo, conditioner, brush, combs, pick, barrettes, scrunchi’s, clips, bows, pins, twists, book on hair styles, styling gels/sprays/mousse.
30. Cooker – stew pot or casserole dish – dried beans, dried red chili peppers, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, cilantro, chili recipes, ladle, oven mitts.
31. Teenage girl – purse – wallet, cash, key chain, lipstick holder, perfume atomizer, hair brush w/mirror.
32. Expectant parents – baby’s bath tub – hooded towel, wash cloths, rubber ducky, baby shampoo, baby powder, baby lotion, terri sleeper.
33. Beer/wine makers – box- wine or beer kit, empty bottles, personalized labels, beer caps or wine corks, caper, recipes.
34. Skier- tote bag- lip balm, sunscreen, goggles, gloves, scarf, ski pass, wax.
35. Home office owner – briefcase – day timer, business card holder, pen and pencil set, newspaper subscription, shoe polish, reference books, desk calendar, coffee mug, paper weight.
36. New year party pack – basket- champagne, glasses, party hats, noise makers, sparklers, confetti, balloons, party invitations.
37. Crochet – basket – needles/hooks, assorted patterns, buttons, ribbons, made by labels, wool.
38. Writer – basket – lined note pads, engraved pen, dictionary, quotes, tape recorder, blank tapes, style guide, newsletter subscription, books on how to get published.
39. Music groupie – basket – fan club membership, cd’s, cassettes of favorite group, posters of fav group, biographies, sheet music, tickets to concerts, band t-shirts.
40. Night out basket- coupons for babysitting, restaurant guide, gift certificates, movie reviews and tickets, tickets to show or concert, cab fair, lighted key chain.
41. Mystery lover- deer stalker hat- mystery novels, game for computer, magnifying glass, puzzle/brain teaser books, how to host a mystery game.
42. Hiker – Hiking boots for basket- maps, rain poncho, bear bells, or repellent, trail mix, compass, first aid kit.
43. Vegetarian – Large bowl for basket- meatless recipes, dried beans, brown rice, sun dried tomatoes, spices, mixing spoons, pot holders.
44. Cowboy – cowboy hat as basket – bolo tie, western belt buckle, boot protector, tickets to rodeo, bits, spurs.
45. Walker/jogger – tote bag for basket – pedometer, sweat band, tapes and batteries for walkman, shoe laces, sport socks, personal alarm, t-shirts, water bottle in a shoulder or waist holder.
46. Cosmetics – Cosmetic bag for basket – nail polish, emery boards, nail clippers, nail brush, cuticle remover, nail file, nail polish remover, cotton balls.
47. Couch potato – large basket- flavored popcorn, chips, nuts, candy, movies, tv guide subscription, tv remote holder, comfortable slippers, cushion.
48. Stock the bar pack.- Ice bucket as basket- shot glasses, bottle opener, cork screw, maraschino cherries, cocktail napkins, jar of olives, fancy toothpicks, bar guide, fancy little umbrella’s.
49. Crafter – plastic container- terra cotta plant pots, flexible stencils, acrylic paints, stencil tape, brushes, spray polyurethane, seeds to plant.
50. Kids back pack – plastic pail as basket- plastic shovel, sand molds, beach ball, floats, beach towel, flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen for kids, bathing suit.
51. Road trip – tote bag as basket- maps, travel mug- sunglasses, hotel coupons, tire guage, beaded seat cover, travel games, cd’s/cassettes, car air freshener.
52. For a musician – decorative can as basket – reeds, strings, drum sticks, mouth piece,sheet music, valve oils, instrument strap, electronic tuner, metronome, recorded music of their favorite artist.
53. For the BBQ – apron with pockets for the basket- fill the pockets with: marinade recipes, BBQ sauce, BBQ tools, meat tenderizer, skewers, gift certificates for local butcher.
54. For the collector: fill basket with- reference books, items they collect, display cases, books, cleaning supplies for their collection, tickets to a collectibles show.
55. Bachelors survival kit – Fill Laundry basket – laundry guide, cook book featuring easy meals, roll of quarters and laundry soap, take out pizza coupons/gift cards, an iron, room deodorizer, any cleaning supplies, paper plates, food staples, macaroni dinners, canned tuna, soup, and of course , BEER.
56. For baby – fill big plastic tub with – squeeky toys, talking toys, cardboard boxes, teething rings, blankets, sippy cups, plate and spoon,fork for baby’s, socks, clothes, etc.
57. Pizza Bowl. Premade pizza crust pizza sauce can mushrooms pepperoni and other toppings(cheese, etc) pizza cutter red and white checked cloth napkins all placed in the bowl with ribbon cris-crossed over it.