Gift Baskets

@Modestah (11192)
United States
March 3, 2007 1:56am CST
What varieties of gift baskets have you made? Some ideas I have done are: laundry basket filled with goodies for newlyweds; baby bathtub with bath essentials, diaper care, and layette for baby shower, ceramic pasta bowl filled with gourmet pastas, pasta fork, marinara sauce, parmigian cheese, wine and wine glasses, large bowl filled with popcorn kernals, butter flavored topping, seasoned salt. Baskets or Variations on the Basket are fun ways to prepare gift groupings - what are some that you have enjoyed putting together?
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I LOVE putting together gift baskets!!! Some of my favorites are laundry baskets full of baby laundry soap, Spray and Wash, diapers, clothing, and other misc. baby stuff. I gave a new-dad-to-be a handy dad's toolbox--a tackle box with essentials--a binky (pacifier) diapers, tape (dad's always rip the diaper tape off!), extra bottle nipples, teething ring, burp rag, bibs, clothes pins, and a gas mask. He loved it!! LOL! On a recent wedding we attended I prepared a grocery bag for the new couple. A canvas bag filled to the rim with all those starter groceries that cost so much! Ketchup, mustard, Cream of soups, spices, I even through in some homemade jams and pickles. Even a big package of toilet paper! Again, they loved it! I've done the movie night theme basket, and Ice cream baskets-(bowls, ice cream toppings, scoop.) Last Christmas I just filled baskets with homemade goodies that I had canned over the summer--jams, pickles, tomato sauce.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Such great ideas, and humorous! who wouldn't love getting a gift basket from you? I love the gas mask, what a hoot! And how practical the newlyweds basket - so many things needed when first setting up house. A board game might be a good addition too.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
28 Mar 07
OH yeah! I didn't make that, but DH and I received a game board basket as wedding shower gift. It was full of all kinds board games. I think it had popcorn, and bowls also. :)
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@ZenDove (698)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I once made a basket for a friend to introduce them to herbal and homeopathic remedies. I included lavender, ylang-ylang and peppermint essential oils. Some olive and almond oil to use as a base. Also some kelp and wild yam (this friend was female) and some Rescue Remedy. I decorated the basket with dried lavender and sage. Great looking basket and it smelled good, too. I've also made a candle basket which included a little booklet on which candles to burn for a particular effect. You know, like burn pink candles on a Thursday evening for love, white candles on Sunday for purification, etc.. The most expensive one I ever made was for my sister. It was filled with vitamins, colon cleanser, natural weight loss capsules, a book on positive thinking affirmations and a subliminal tape on weight loss. She loved it. Baskets are such a personal fun gift - fun to give and receive.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
3 Mar 07
wow, who wouldn't love to receive a basket from you? what great ideas! and exciting for the recipient to explore new scents and health/well being boosters. I love the scent of lavender, it is so calming. I like to give my wild child a lavender bath before bedtime or place lavender scent in her pillow case.
@ZenDove (698)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Hey, thanks a lot for the Best Response. Those are pretty cool to receive,too!
@ktwags (52)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Might get expensive but I love this idea i am always trying to get the rest of my family into herbal and homeopathic remedies. I think i am going to do this for the holidays maybe.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I love making up baskets. I just made one up a couple of weeks ago for a friend to take to her friends wedding. I wish I had my pictures developed but here is a description and when I get the pictures back I will add to the discussion. A. I made 2 of the washcloth gift sets from the discussion at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/854859.aspx and put clear 3 oz bottles from the travel section at wal-mart. B. I made a pancake in a jar mix and a chocolate chip cookie in a jar mix. C. I make homemade soap so I added two of them one in a man's scent and one in a woman's scent. D. I had three white roses so I placed them in there to make it look pretty. E. Then I took the shrinking wrap that goes over the basket and sealed it up. My friend said they loved it and it was the most unusual one she got.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Fantastic! I am sure the couple was very happy to receive such a unique and thoughtfully made gift!
• United States
19 Oct 11
i have never tried to make my own gift baskets but it is something that i would like to get into and try to accomplish when i get more time on my hands i do not like having to rely on stores to carry what i need i like being self reliant and i try to make everything that i need as much as possable i want to be able to make my own baskets it does not sound like it would be all that hard to do i just have to find the time to learn how to do it haha
• United States
15 Mar 07
I really like putting gift baskets together. I haven't made that many, but I have put together ones for bath and then one for a person who need office supplies. I usully pick up a little plastic basket from the dollar store! I can usually have one filled for under 20 dollars, but the idea and creativity go a lot further than that.