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Old 02-20-2007, 06:58 AM
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You could make up your own gift baskets. I think that would give them a more personal touch.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:28 AM
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I agree... personalized baskets you make are so much more fun and thoughtful as you pick out items that you have smelled, touched, thought about the receiver.

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Old 02-25-2007, 01:42 AM
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Gift baskets are one of those gifts that can be appropriate for anyone, expecially those hard to buy for and who already have most everything. They are also great for those of us on tight budgets.

I always try to keep a few things on hand that are appropriate for a basket & check out after holiday sales for non- perishables or things that can be use for other occasions.

Also, don't limit the container to baskets - anything that will hold items & is theme related usually works - a bowl, tray, hat, backpack, etc.

I always give gift baskets to my folks filled with food treats that they might not buy themselves, homemade goodies, paper napkins, a season dishtowel, etc. since they are at the stage that they don't want/need any more "stuff".

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Old 02-26-2007, 02:53 AM
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Pippe, I agree - as our parents get older they are (hopefully) wanting to declutter and a gift basket is great.

Garden tools, seeds, gloves and handsoap in a flower pot or bucket.

Car cleaning things in a bucket.

Stationery items, pens and postage stamps in a pretty box which can be used for stationery storage later on.

Bathroom items in a bucket or 'wrapped' in a towel or shower cap.

Kids things in a backpack

The list can go on and on - and it is fun to do.

For me? Chocolate and wine anytime. lol
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:50 AM
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Chocolate and Wine Basket, hmmm that sounds like a winner to me too.

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Old 03-01-2007, 11:57 AM
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One year I did up baskets with homemade jams & flavored butters...and put in different kinds of crackers...and a bottle of Wine with 2 wine glasses...

Another year I did one for a friend who loves to cook...I put Bottles of Spices & Different kinds of Noodles and A bottle of Wine,and a bottle of Olive Oil...she really liked it...

Another one is the fancy little soaps with rolled towels and facecloths,a bottle of her favorite bubble bath...and some candles...

The possibilities are endless...I love doing gift baskets...
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:48 PM
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There was an article in the new Hallmark magazine about gift baskets on their website. I'll try to find it again.

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:07 PM
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You can pick a meal and put everything needed for that meal in a basket or themed container:
Strainer with pasta, jar of sauce, baguette, etc.
Tortilla warmer with tortillas, refries, cheese, avocados, blue corn chips and salsa
Bagels with cream cheese, jam, fancy knife and cutting board
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:23 PM
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LOL! That brings back memories. One year Kmart had these Ragu Pasta gift baskets with pasta, Ragu, and bread sticks.. my bil and I both bought one for each other. You should have seen the look on both our faces when we opened our gifts. Ahh the memories! (Smiling Still).

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