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Personalized Gift Baskets make wonderful Christmas gifts and great presents for other occasions too. Creating attractive, custom gift baskets is
actually quite easy and fun. A customized gift basket shows that you not only care enough to create a personalized present, but also allows you to
hand pick the items to suit the recipient and to set your own budget.
Gift basket supplies can easily be found at your local craft store.
- Florist Foam
- Craft Knife
- Wooden Craft Sticks
- Clear packing tape
- Raffia or other filler
- Gift items
- Gift Basket: Don't feel limited to using only wicker baskets... plastic buckets, cooking pots, small laundry baskets, large bowls,
canvas bags, tool boxes, ceramic plant pots and other items can be used as containers and can even match the theme of your gift basket.
- Cellophane, Fabric Netting or Shrink Wrap, if desired
- Decorative Ribbon or Bow
- Cut florist foam to fill the bottom of your basket or container. This will raise the height of your gifts and allow you to securely
- Tape wooden craft stick to the back of each gift item. Cut sticks if necessary, leaving enough of the stick to push into the florist foam to
hold the item in place.
- Taller and larger gifts should be place towards the center and back with smaller items to the sides and front. Items placed on the sides
can be angled outward slightly.
- Once all gifts are in place, cover florist foam with raffia or other decorative filler.
- If you will not be wrapping your basket, finish up with decorative ribbon or bow.
- Should you choose to wrap your basket, set your basket in the center of cellophane or fabric netting and gather up sides to the top of the
basket then secure with decorative ribbon. If using shrink wrap, follow package instructions before attaching ribbon or bow.
Gift Basket Ideas
Ready to create your own personalized gift basket? Visit our Gift Basket Themes page for lots of great
gift basket ideas!
Don't have time to create your own gift basket? Visit these online merchants below and they'll do the work for you!
- Design It Yourself Gift Baskets: Custom Gift Baskets for Christmas and any other occasion.
- GiftBaskets.com: Gift baskets and flowers for holidays, occasions, and corporate gifts.
- Gift Tree: Fine gift baskets, wine baskets, fruit baskets, flowers and gifts.
- Hale Groves: Hand-picked, fresh from the grove fruit baskets and gourmet gifts.
- Just Because Baskets: Gift baskets and beyond.
- Lobster Gram: Live lobsters, steaks, appetizers, desserts, side dishes, gourmet feast baskets and more.
- ProFlowers.com: Flowers, gift baskets, edibles and gifts.
- Wine.com: Over 5,000 premium wines plus accessories, Godiva, gifts and wine gift baskets.