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Luscious Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

Luscious Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

Everyone loves receiving pretty gift baskets filled with edible and drinkable goodies, so these ideas are sure to please, whether you make things from scratch or only have time to dash to the store.

We have something for everyone on your list–and we keep your budget in mind! Try some of these fun, inexpensive theme ideas for sumptuous food baskets:

Apple Delight Basket

A bottle of sparkling cider, a few choice heirloom apples, a jar of homemade or store-bought apple butter, and a Fresh Apple Coffee Cake.

Coffee Lover’s Basket

A pretty pottery mug, a bag or two of flavored coffee beans (see Naturally Flavored Coffees, homemade or store-bought cookies to go with the flavor you chose.

Yuletide Basket

Rolled sugar cookies cut into magical shapes (deer, suns, snowflakes) or with pentacle decorations, beeswax candles, and a sprig of holly.

Peace Basket

A tub of flavored hummus, pita bread, tahini, dried chickpeas, Middle Eastern spices, and Peace Cookies.

And here are our Ten Best Gourmet Gift Basket Ideas.

Happy holidays!

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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9:05AM PDT on May 11, 2013


2:46PM PDT on May 10, 2013

Good ideas,thanks for sharing

7:36PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Fun to make! Keep your eye open for pretty baskets all year long then when Xmas comes or a B-day you have them ready!! Handy to put together and just beautiful to give! Fluff up tissue paper in them to make colorful and put a bow on! If you can shrink wrap it's even prettier! Thank You

1:08PM PST on Feb 9, 2013

Valantine's Day is coming!!! Thank for the ideas!

1:33AM PST on Feb 9, 2013


2:51AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Nice one...

4:07PM PST on Jan 28, 2013


7:31AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Hi Andrea L. I also make personalized gift baskets and I think its AWSOME your making one for your uncle whos diabetic. My mother also has type II Diabetes and thats a great pick me up and smile idea. You can turn that into a business if you enjoy it enough. I love these ideas in the article as well, they give really great ideas too!! Kudos

6:52PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

I like the themes. Thanks.

4:28PM PST on Dec 7, 2012


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