Christmas Gift Baskets: How To Create
Unique Christmas Baskets On Your Own
by Qing Gu
Christmas gift baskets can be the one
solution to all of your holiday buying problems.
Christmas is a huge occasion for millions
of people throughout the world. Many people save up money all year long
just so they can have enough money to go Christmas shopping. Some people
max out their credit cards just to get all of the Christmas gifts they
want to buy for family, friends and colleagues.
The problem is whether you save up money or
max out your credit cards, you might feel that you are just going
Christmas shopping just to get another thing done in your life - like it
is simply another errand you must run and complete. Gift buying and giving
should not feel like this. It should feel like something more, and the
gifts should be special and personal.
Even more, Christmas shouldn't set you back
financially. That takes all of the fun out of it.
The better solution for all of this is to
create unique Christmas gift baskets! It won't look cheap, and your
recipients will feel so great and might even ask you where you bought it!
And you don't have to be a craft or arts guru to create your own Christmas
baskets. It can be easy, fun, personable, and even less expensive than
buying gifts from the store.
When you are creating a Christmas basket,
you first need to think about the person you are creating it for.
Everyone has favorites, whether it is
colors, a sports team, their career, etc. To begin creating unique gift
baskets, you will need essential supplies and a little creativity.
Here is a step by step guide to creating
your own Christmas gift baskets:
1. Start with a list of everyone you will
be giving gift baskets to, and list their favorite things.
2. Start with the baskets as your first
option. Choose one that you think would best suit the person you are
giving it to so they can use it for something else after the holidays.
3. You will need some ribbons, fake grass,
etc. for filling in the basket. You also want it to spill out on the sides
a bit to give it that festive look.
4. Think about what supplies you want to
add to each person's basket and write him or her down on your list. Here
are some ideas to get you started:
* Custom Coffee Mugs
* Custom Made Hats
* Picture Frames
* Boxed Chocolates
* Soaps, Lotions, Bath Stuff
* Specialty Foods
* Gourmet Coffee, Tea
* Stickers, Car Magnets
* Notebooks, Journals
* Pens, Pencils, etc.
* Gift Certificates, Gift Cards
5. Remember to keep it personal, but
simple, too. Don't frazzle yourself over where you are going to get what,
and how much it is going to cost. These Christmas gift baskets are easy to
make and less expensive than other Holiday gifts.
6. Don't stop with just the people on your
list. Don't forget about babies and pets! A new mom or dad would love to
have a baby gift basket, and the pet lover in your family would be
delighted with a gift basket just for their pet! Just make those gifts a
little smaller than the rest, especially if you have a large list and a
7. You can also do this for gifts at work.
Surprise your boss and co-workers with a unique, hand made Christmas
basket. If you have a business, get to working on some Christmas gift
baskets for your best clients and customers! They will be sure to remember
you after that!
Don't take the fun out of Christmas
shopping by going store to store to find those expensive gifts your
recipient might not even like anyway. Create your own unique Christmas
gift baskets for a fun, easy, affordable, and memorable way to give your
About the Author
Qing Gu is a party planning expert,
freelancer, and owner of a few websites about celebrating holidays and
special occassoins. For more information on Christmas gifts, visit: http://www.coolest-christmas-holidays.com/christmas-gift-ideas.html
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