DIY gift baskets for Christmas are the way to go! Easy to make happen on any budget. Let me give you my top tips to get you started.
The Christmas Basket
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? If so, you’ve stumbled on the ideal solution. The Christmas gift basket. With just a touch of imagination, a bit of careful selection, and these top tips you can create quality holiday gift baskets on any budget.
That’s right. I’m sharing my 9 top tips for finding the perfect gifts, selecting the right items to fit your budget, and ways to make every basket come out looking high end. Plus, I’ll provide great ideas and resources to help get you started on your holiday gift giving.
When it comes to creating holiday gifts for friends and family, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cost of purchasing the perfect present. But, with a little time and effort, you can easily wow your friends and family with these amazing, high end Christmas baskets. Crafting an unforgettable basket for your friends and family is easier than you think. Let me show you how to create festive, customized gift baskets that your loved ones will appreciate. Go, grab your pen and notepad, and let’s get to work!
Watch the tips in action!
Get all the tips needed for creating DIY gift baskets for Christmas PLUS watch me put them to use. See how I put together 6 unique, high end Christmas baskets using each of these 9 practical tips.
Why Go With DIY Gift Baskets For Christmas
The holidays are around the corner and you’re looking for the perfect way to show your friends and family how much you care. You want to create something a bit more special than the basic store bought gift. You’ve decided to go with luxurious, high end Christmas gift baskets. And you want these baskets to be unique and outshine the rest. But you’re stuck at the first step: deciding what to put in the basket. And the worst part – you have no idea where to start.
Creating a custom gift basket is no easy task. You could spend hours browsing stores for that perfect item only to find a lackluster selection or even worse- nothing stands out. From decadent chocolates and truffles, wines and spirits, gourmet foods, luxurious beauty products, artisan teas, and craft coffee, there’s so much to consider, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
Fortunately, there are some tricks that you can use that’ll make creating the perfect gift baskets a breeze.
9 Tips For Creating The Perfect DIY Gift Baskets For Christmas
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your friends and family how much you care. With a little creativity, you can put together beautiful, high end Christmas baskets that will amaze your loved ones. Let these tips help get you started!
TIP #1 Budgets Are Boring – But Necessary
Begin by setting a budget. It can be on the low end, high end, or somewhere in the middle. A budget can seem boring but you really need one so that you know exactly how much you can spend on each item. Then, make sure you get your shopping done early and take advantage of all the sales and discounts available. By doing so, you can take your time getting the best quality items while avoiding overspending.
TIP #2 Think Outside The Basket
Instead of just dumping items in a basket, get creative with the presentation.
For DIYers looking to upgrade their gift baskets, don’t settle for the ordinary! Throwing caution (and the conventional “basket”) to the wind is the best way to make your gift stand out. A great place to hunt for quirky, unique items that will add a wow factor to your gift is the local thrift store. You can find all kinds of items that you can repurpose. Including vintage baskets, antique trays, crates, or even something as simple as an old book!
With a little bit of creativity, you can take an item and turn it into an eye catching gift that stands out from the rest. The possibilities are endless!
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TIP #3 Spend A Little To Give A Lot
Shop with a purpose. Pick one or two items that are higher end items that you’re not necessarily going to find at the Dollar store.
Instead of spending a lot of money on a large number of items, make just one or two quality purchases from higher end brands. Choose items that have a luxurious feel and are tailored specifically to the recipient. Opt for natural materials or special foods, wines, books, or beauty products that will show you’ve put thought and effort into their gift. A few small splurges can make a world of difference to the luxury feel of your gift.
Remember, you’re aiming for a high end, luxurious feel. So while you want to do the best with what you have, splurging just a little here and there can make a huge difference.
If you’re thinking your budget doesn’t allow for this, don’t panic. My next tip will help you with that.
Tip #4 Shop Like A Smarty Pants
Look for reliable stores that offer quality products for competitive prices. Thank Marshalls, Winners, Target, and Amazon. It’s important to compare prices between different vendors and find the best option for your budget. Additionally, research customer reviews to determine if the products and services offered are worth investing in. Many stores also offer special discounts or free shipping during the holiday season, so be sure to look out for those promotional deals. Finally, it’s important to plan ahead and purchase any on line gifts at least a couple of weeks before Christmas to ensure that your gifts are delivered on time.
TIP # 5 Filler Up
Dollar stores have those perfect budget friendly items to build a high end gift basket without breaking the bank. Think little chocolates, cookies, holiday tea towels, an ornament, a card, and even a personal handwritten note. These little filler items are the perfect additions that will help support those higher end items and create a basket with substance. So get creative and add a little extra something to take it to the next level.
TIP # 6 Get Themey With It
Here’s the tip that will make all the difference: pick a theme and stick with it! And get creative with it. Browse through hobbies, interests, and quirky items that your recipient will love. Opt for the unexpected; rather than those standard gift baskets with pancake mix and syrup. Try adding some unique items that your loved ones wouldn’t usually expect but will love to receive. With this, you’ll create a basket that not only stands out but will also make your loved one feel special and appreciated.
TIP # 6 Colour Coded Magic
DIYers, here’s a tip to make sure your baskets look beautiful and high end: colour coordinate. Pick one, two, or at tops three colours and try to stick to them. Look for items with packaging in the same colour, and select filler that complements it. Similarly, pick items that come in similar colours for the actual gifts or are at least complimentary. Lastly, use ribbons and other finishing details that match your colour scheme. With this tip, your baskets will look polished no matter what!
TIP #7 Consume It
Ditch the clutter and make your DIY gifts more meaningful with my next top tip for DIY gift baskets for Christmas. And that’s, invest in consumables! Not only do consumables save you money, but they also provide a practical and thoughtful gift that won’t add unwanted clutter to the recipient’s home. The best part is that you can create a meaningful gift without straining your budget because you can easily DIY some of the components.
TIP # 8 Humdrum To Spectacular
Ditch the humdrum and take your holiday gift baskets to the next level! Personalize each basket with your own creative touches to show your loved ones how much you care. You don’t even need to spend a lot to make them look extra special. All you need is a trusty pair of scissors (or a little help from your Cricut) and you’ll be on your way to creating spectacularly personalized gift baskets in no time!
TIP # 9 Finishing Touches
To make your holiday baskets look like a million bucks, it all comes down to the finishing touches. Dollar Tree has an incredible selection of ornaments that will help tie any theme together. These are perfect for those final flourishes. Finish it all off with some ribbon, winter greenery, and the ornament to give your basket that extra special feel! With these simple and affordable touches, your baskets will definitely look like they came from an expensive boutique.
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On DIY Gift Baskets for Christmas
The holidays are a time for celebration and giving. With a little creativity and a lot of care, anyone can create a truly thoughtful and beautiful Christmas basket that is sure to impress. I know that these tips will help you get started on the right foot and that they’ll make the process easier and more enjoyable. Remember to keep your audience in mind, shop around for the best quality items for the right price, and never forget those finishing touches. With a little effort, you can give the perfect gift to those you love this holiday season!
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