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    5 Homemade Gift Ideas Anyone Can Make

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    Homemade Gift Ideas

    Gift baskets are one of the universal presents that can be made personalized for anyone. However, unique and memorable gift baskets are usually themed to fit the tastes of the recipient. There are an endless number of gift basket themes that you can create, but if you need a little inspiration, here are five homemade gift basket ideas that anyone can make.

    Get Well Basket

    If your recipient is in need of an immune system boost, create a basket full of vitamin C pills, tissues, homemade soup, tea, echinacea, and cough drops. If you’re looking to lift their spirits, include their favorite movie, a gag gift, or a funny book. You can also modify this basket to fit an allergy relief theme with allergy spray, wrap-around sunglasses, and a neti pot.

    Poker Night Basket

    This gift basket is for the card game aficionado. In this basket, include a nice deck of playing cards, as well poker chips and a divided tray with various candies and snacks. In your divided tray, you may include popcorn, pretzels, nuts, and other hors d’oeuvres that your recipient will enjoy. This basket can also be modified for kids by creating a basket filled with board games, coloring books, and knick-knacks.

    Craft Basket

    If you have friends who love to craft and consider themselves a DIY enthusiast, create the ultimate DIY basket that includes craft kits, stencils, paints, an apron, and a crafts book. To further boost creativity, place all the gifts on a wooden pallet instead of a basket. This will allow them to utilize the package for their crafting needs as well! If you find yourself running out of ideas, visit an online crafts store for discounted supplies and inspiration.

    Fishing Basket

    A survival kit is the perfect homemade gift for any nature lover. For a snack gift basket, include themed foods like salmon jerky, gummy worms, and fish crackers. Also, supplement your gifts by constructing a gear kit with a rod and reel, fishing line, hooks, bait, lures, and long nose pliers. In place of a traditional basket, store all of the items in a bucket to complete the ocean theme.

    Beach Basket

    With the imminence of summer in consideration, a beach basket is a vacation necessity. Construct a kids’ gift basket with shovels, sunglasses, a beach ball, and a sand castle building kit. Be sure to include sunscreen and towels as well! Using a sand pail for this gift basket allows them to re-purpose it for collecting seashells and digging in the sand.

    Decorate Your Basket

    Gifting someone with a basket full of arbitrary items may take away from the personalizing of your present. To avoid generalizing your gift, decorate your basket, pail, or pallets with a dash of elegance and flair. Wrap them in clear cellophane wrap, add bows, and write a card.

    Personalized and Thoughtful

    To ensure that your gift communicates warmth and effort; carefully consider the unique characteristics of your recipient and tailor the gift accordingly. Since gift baskets can be suitable for almost any occasion, you can adapt and modify these baskets in accordance with the event. Brainstorm your own ideas and for a thoughtfully memorable gift basket.


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    Author Bio: Carolyn Clarke is a visual artist, craftsperson, and freelance lifestyle writer from San Diego, California. She loves to inspire others with her DIY projects and has impacted the lives of many aspiring craft enthusiasts by hosting small DIY classes and seminars. In her free time, she enjoys bird watching and taking long walks on the beach with her husband.