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Christmas gift baskets are a great gift to give and to receive, because there are so many choices. Because gift baskets are usually themed, you can find a suitable gift basket for any person you know!
Another great thing about the Christmas gift basket is that the contents are quite useful and are very practical. You can even make a homemade Christmas gift basket filled with something that you made specifically for the recipient.
Homemade Gift Basket Ideas
A home made Christmas gift basket can be filled with a lot of things that the giver usually made themselves. Most of the time this would be a Christmas food gift basket.
Examples of a Christmas food gift basket are: bakery items, cakes, processed meats, cheeses, wines and many others.
Home cooked meals which are suitable for the Christmas season can also fit into the Christmas food gift basket scenario.
Perhaps you would like to give something non food that can be home made and fitted in to a Christmas gift basket? How about candles, soaps, potpourri and the like.
These are do-it-yourself items that are quite easy to do and are also popular hobbies for some people.
There may be other hobbies that create or make items that can be included in a Christmas gift basket.
A person who weaves can actually make the basket on which items are placed or a person who makes home decorations such as ceramic or glass figurines can wrap these and put them in a basket as a gift.
Buy Christmas Gifts Baskets
Christmas gift baskets can also be ordered for your convenience. There are specialty stores that focus on specific items that can be used to fill in a gift basket while there are others that can actually suggest what items to use for the Christmas gift basket.
It is ideal to have some idea of what the recipient may like to receive for Christmas instead of floundering around a store and have no idea at all what to fill in.
A Christmas gift basket is usually decorated with a ribbon and a bow to complement the Christmas season.
If you’re giving perishable food items, wrap them in clear (colored) cellophane first and then place them in the basket.
Other ways to wrap food items is to place the food on top of a napkin or cloth and then cover the entire basket with clear wrap. Soaps and candles can be individually wrapped before they are placed in the Christmas gift basket.