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8 DIY Holiday Gift Baskets


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6. Crafters: Sure, you can find some pricey kits for different crafting projects, but why not scour thrift stores, dollar stores, and even Craigslist for an assortment of cheap and unique goodies? You’ll be amazed at what you find, and what your crafter loved one can create. Try pairing it with a great book filled with craft project ideas.

7. Sports Fanatics: Is there a sports lover in your life? Fill a basket with some tasty snacks, their favorite team’s t-shirt or hat, a sports almanac, and/or a sports-themed movie, and, if you’re feeling especially generous, tickets to a game.

8. Gardeners: Fill a watering can or pot with some interesting seeds, some cute gardening gloves, a trowel, and some creative DIY plant markers. Check out tons of great suggestions for plant markers here.

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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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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 :-)

10:51AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

wow, they're all awsome, thank you for the ideas

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