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DIY Gift Baskets

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Hand-made and designed gift baskets. The best gift you can give is the one you made yourself.
There is nothing like a hand-made gift basket. And your imagination can run the gambit when putting it together. These gifts test the limits of your own creativity because you add your own style. A gift that will always be remembered. Most gift baskets will take less than thirty minutes to put together. Less time than it takes to get in your car and go shopping at the mall.
Instead of giving flowers to a friend, consider a window box filled with fragrant herbs. This would be a welcomed gift for an apartment dweller or as a starter garden for a new home owner. As a home gardener, I love having fresh herbs at my finger tips, and did you know that many herbs actually grow better in containers than in a garden? Basil, Sage, Parsley, chives, and Rosemary will do well in a windowsill with at least six hours of sunlight a day.
Baskets in all shapes and sizes. Shop the thrift stores, yard sales, Michaels, roadside stands and even local farms. Sometimes they throw away berry baskets you can wash them and then leave in the sun to dry. My husband has made me a few from old palates he has come across.

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 7, 2015

    I agree- I love making gift baskets for friends and family! It's fun to DIY them and customize the outside and what you put inside. The herb garden is such a great idea!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 7, 2015

    An herb basket is a lovely idea!

    • Miriam I
      Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
      on Apr 7, 2015

      @Lois@Pineridge Hills ooh, sounds like a restaurant I'll have to check out! We're a hop, skip, and jump away in the Chelsea/Flatiron area. :)

  • Lois@Pineridge Hills
    Lois@Pineridge Hills Lehighton, PA
    on Apr 7, 2015

    I love making them. And sometimes I just make small ones, if I get a basket of fresh apples from the farm, I'll tuck them in a berry basket with a recipe and all the ingredients into a mason jar and a pie pan.....Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lois@Pineridge Hills
    Lois@Pineridge Hills Lehighton, PA
    on Apr 7, 2015

    Oh, have you been to the Eataly Market on 27th street? wonderful......I was there a few months ago, before Christmas...actually did a gift basket with the cheeses I got there and a bottle of wine, I then went to HomeGoods and found a beautiful wooden carving board and an Italian white platter! It was a Gift for a friend moving to Sonoma......I just love baskets!

  • Linda T
    Linda T Stewartstown, PA
    on Aug 27, 2016

    For a few Christmases, I worked at an Orchard and its store, making door wreaths, fruit baskets and gift baskets. One little idea you might like, is to match your 'grass' and ribbon with silver wrapped candies, i.e., your green basket would look just a teeny bit better...... more luxurious with Lindt, Lindor truffles in mint flavour. They are rather expensive (though we get ours in BJs, (Like Cosco etc.) And in your green basket, there is room for only about 5 or6, very pretty and covers a bit more grass, giving the illusion of a fuller gift.

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