5 DIY Gift Baskets That Will Save You Money
Gift Baskets are always a fabulous gift choice!
The holidays are around the corner! It’s the time of year when retail sales explode and people’s pocketbooks shrink. Unfortunately, this is the most stressful time of year because there is pressure to have money for gifts. If you are on a strict budget and searching for inexpensive gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Listed below are five do-it-yourself gift basket ideas that will save you money.
BBQ Gift Basket
Are you searching for the perfect gift for Dad? Does he enjoy making juicy ribs on the grill? You can make him a BBQ gift basket for under $15.00! The next time you are in the grocery store, buy two bottles of his favorite BBQ sauce. You can be creative and buy different flavors! A nice meat rub or meat spice would go along nicely in the basket as well.
When it comes to grilling utensils, I wouldn’t recommend buying them at the grocery store since those types of items are generally more expensive there. Visit your nearest discount store for grilling utensils. The wooden sauce brushes and tongs are very popular!
One thing that is so awesome with discount stores is the low prices on the most creative products! To add an exciting appeal to this basket, buy (or if you have some of your own, even better!) cute chef or BBQ refrigerator magnets or BBQ recipes, magazines or books.
The basket can be whatever you desire it to be. If you don’t have anything at home, thrift stores and yard sales always have neat finds with wicker baskets. However, with a BBQ basket, you may want to get creative and use a mixing bowl instead! Determine your color scheme, shred some colored paper and place into the bowl. Then you’re ready to display the gifts!
Artist Gift Basket
Do you have a loved one that enjoys drawing, coloring and painting? Construct an artistic gift basket! (Remember, if you have anything that you’ve not used and would be a great asset to the basket, place it in there! You can’t go wrong with gift baskets.) This type of basket gives you the opportunity to be artistic. Colorful baskets or bowls work great for artistic projects. Solid colors like red, blue, yellow or green would be perfect.
Determine the type of artist in which you’re building the basket for. At your local discount store, you can find crayons and colored pencils for no more than a dollar or two! Sketching pads, coloring books and notebooks are a must as well.
Other fun but inexpensive items to place in an artistic gift basket are rubber erasers, markers, pens and maybe a popular print of a famous painting.
This can be created for under $20.00. It all depends on what brands you purchase and how much.
Candy Gift Basket
Candy baskets are probably the easiest of gift baskets to create! Find a fun tub or bowl to place the candy in and visit the candy aisle at the discount store! From chocolate bars to lollipops, stage them in the basket to offer an exciting appeal. Giant, colorful lollipops are magnificent for these baskets and provide a fun experience.
Choose colorful shredded paper and enjoy picking out a theme. If your basket needs a special touch, add a good book or toss in a game of cards. It’s inexpensive and well worth it.
Depending on how much candy you purchase, you shouldn’t spend more than $10.00 for this.
Gardener’s Gift Basket
Does your mother love to garden? If so, she would enjoy a gardener’s gift basket. For the basket itself, you can find a nice tin tub, flower pot or green basket at a thrift store, discount store or yard sale. In order to use green shredded paper as the basket filler, I would recommend a small flower pot as a basket. It will give the illusion of grass growing from the tub.
Gardening gloves, hand shovels and hand tillers can all be found at a discount store or yard sale. Also, for a very low price, buy packets of seeds for her favorite plant. It can be flower seeds or vegetable seeds, depending on the type of gardening she enjoys.
Finally, add a lasting touch with a gardening magazine or book.
Again, keep in mind, that all of this can be created for $15.00 and under!
New Mother Basket
Lastly, if you have a loved one or friend that is a new mother, this is an enjoyable basket to make. Not only will it be kind to your pocketbook, but she will be thankful too.
The discount stores have many items you can purchase for $1.00. Baby powder, wipes, bottles, lotions, soaps, hair bows, combs and much more! In addition to baby supplies, remember that expectant mothers deserve a little something for themselves as well. Some face cleansing brushes, nice soaps, and maybe some lotions can go a long way towards making the mom-to-be feel a bit better. If you shop around a little bit, you can get all of the elements of a perfect new mother basket for not much money at all.
Written by: Paisley Hansen, guest writer
A Freelance Writer Passionate about Life And Searching for the Beauty in it All.
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