DIY Gift Baskets – Helpful Tips

You might be running out of ideas when it comes to gifts, and often, your number one gift for such occasions is a gift basket. But is it really all right to keep on gifting store-bought gift baskets to your closest friends and family? Sometimes, you might feel the stings of guilt yourself – there is no effort in the gift basket you buy from the store, no touch of personality that can distinguish it from any other gift.

And yet, when you think about it, hampers from Tasteful Hampers make for practical, useful gifts. They contain many products, treats and foods, and they can be matched for any occasion or event. But why does the need to be unique and personal necessarily have to be divorced from the idea of gift baskets? Well, it does not have to be. You can gift a personal gift basket that can actually show a lot of effort being put into it. Are you wondering how? Well then, proceed below!

To start with, decide just how much of an effort you can put into making a customized gift basket. If the baby shower is two or three days from today, then it would be hard to make a special baby hamper by yourself – especially when you are bogged down by work and other responsibilities. Making a good gift basket can be harder than your average gift sometimes, so you want time for it. And if you do not have that, the best option is to hit the net – there are many shops that allow you to make customized gift baskets by asking you to select some goods for the basket (they will do the packaging for you).

It can be a little expensive, but that note aimed at your recipient with their favourite goods can show that you put in more effort than usual.If you have plenty of time, however, you can try making a gift basket by yourself. In general, a gift basket consists of a basket (or box, if you’d like), many goodies and packaging (ribbons and polythene wrapping usually). You want to keep in mind the interests of the recipient when it comes to picking these items: for example, their favourite colours can help you decide the colour of the packaging; their hobbies can help you decide what to include as goodies.

Even if you are going with a themed gift basket (such as for Christmas) you can include treats and products that are usually not included in your average gift baskets. Make sure to include a personal note (handwritten is best!) to show that you put in the effort.