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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets


Still have some names to cross off your holiday shopping list? Forget gift cards or homemade cookies this year. Instead, put together a thoughtful and creative gift basket with the recipient’s interests in mind. Click through to check out some ideas.

What’s the best holiday gift you’ve ever received? Tell us about it in the comments section!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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4:40PM PST on Mar 5, 2015

That is so creative. I loved how they wrapped the Gifts instead of the Basket. Then a simple Big Ribbon. is my website If you'd like a Free Sample of my #1 Best Selling book on Amazon or just more information on Gift Basket Making. I would love to share with you some my ideas. I just love the photos above here. Very clean good looking basket. It sure gave me more ideas and I've been doing for over 25 years.

11:22AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Great post, sharing... Thanks!

7:52AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

love this. wish someone would get me a book lovers basket :)

10:10AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Handmade gift baskets are the best =]]

10:04AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thanks for those great ideas

4:06PM PST on Jan 28, 2013


7:18PM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Thank you, Katie!
You gave us such good ideas for gift baskets!

After reading your article, as I had already bought my son a book on The Beatles for Yule, I thought of turning this book into a "Beatles Gift Basket": I got a shopping bag with the cover of Abbey Road printed on it, and put the book inside, wrapped in a Rubber Soul T-shirt. I added Fab Four coffee mug, and a framed picture of him and me at Paul McCartney concert in Québec City, in 2008.

What I most love about these gift baskets ideas is that they create less-to-no waste; the bag is meant to be reused for shopping, and I used a T-shirt instead of tissue paper to wrap the book, picture, and mug.

10:19PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Good ideas.

10:20PM PST on Dec 15, 2012

great ideas, thanks! love personalized gifts like this!!

8:43PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

thanks for the info :-)

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