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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

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1. Bookworms

Avid readers will be sure to love a couple of thoughtfully-curated paperbacks. Unsure about what books to choose? Talk to the staff at your favorite independent bookstore.

- 2-3 books
- Pretty bookmark
- Coffee mug with gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa
- Book light
- Snack(s) to munch on
- A book reviews section of a newspaper
- A reader’s journal, where the recipient can keep track of books they’ve read, books they want to read, their favorite passages, and more. Check out†this one, a personal favorite.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and womenís 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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