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Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

If you are looking for a personalized gift that will meet the interests of each and every gift recipient, try making them a gift basket.  Be sure to relate the basket to the theme.  For example fill a football helmet with fun items for a football fan;  Fill a popcorn bowl for the movie maniac that you know; Use a bucket as the basket for the automotive enthusiast in your life.  The point is to be creative with the basket that you use and the items that you fill it with.

Be sure to use some filler paper in the bottom of you  basket to take up some space.  Also you can wrap items in cellophane, tie with ribbons or add a bow to give it a distinctive look.


  • Movie Mania: Start with a plastic popcorn bowl and customize it using permanent markers or puffy paint.  Then fill the bowl with microwave popcorn, large candy bars, and a gift certificate to the local video rental store or movie theatre, DVDs.
  • Gardener's Delight:  Purchase a large PLASTIC flower pot at the local craft store.  Fill the pot with potting soil, gardening gloves, a small trough, and most importantly packets of forget-me-not flower seeds. 
  • Breakfast in a Basket:  Home made breads, bagels, gourmet jam, canned fruit, specialty coffee, tea and coffee mugs.
  • Tossed salad: Use a large salad bowl for a basket.  Fill with jars of olives, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, croutons, decorative salad tongs, pepper grinder, salad bowls.

  • Mexican Fiesta:  Purchase a large, bright colored basket, Fill with salsa, tortilla chips, CD of salsa music, margarita glasses, margarita mix.
  • Baking Bonanza:  Measuring cups and spoons, potholders, cutting board, wooden spoon, cupcake pans, spatula, sprinkles, nuts, cookie cutters, muffin mixes, cookie mixes, cookbook.
  • Ice Cream Lovers: Ice cream scoop, nuts, hot fudge, caramel, M&M's, ice cream cones, maraschino cherries, gift card for local ice cream parlor.
  • Chocoholic: brownie mix, chocolate covered pretzels, hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookie mix, Hershey Kisses, melting chocolate, chocolate cookies, chocolate muffins.

  • Beauty Queen: nail polish, polish remover, nail file, bubble bath, hand cream, perfume, hair dryer, round brushes.
  • Tee Time: Get a golf bag cooler and fill with water bottles, golf balls, tees, visor or cap, towel, club covers, golf shirt, golf book or magazines.
  • Automobile Enthusiast: Fill a bucket with car wax, car wash, wheel cleaner, ice scraper, air freshener, upholstery cleaner.
  • Football Frenzy: Use a football helmet and fill with snacks, dips, team memorabilia, beer mugs, game tickets, sports calendar, sports books or magazines.


  • Tween/Teen  Special (Girls): makeup, nail polish, magazines, gift certificate to Hollister, Abercrombie, Claires or American Eagle, jewelry, Vera Bradley bag, movie tickets.
  • Italian Delight:  Purchase a colander and fill it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pasta, biscotti, truffles, tomato sauce, provolone cheese, roasted peppers, breadsticks.
  • Family Night:  Fill a basket with snacks, DVDs, board games, playing cards, movie tickets, and restaurant gift cards.
  • Book Worm:  Books, book store gift cards, magazines, book marker, reading light, crossword puzzle books.