Trying to come up with one or two gift ideas for the people on your shopping list can be a challenge. Instead, put together a gift basket that has several presents inside that will bring joy to the holiday season for the people you love and care about. When you’re designing holiday gift baskets, you want to think about the age of the person and some of the things that are enjoyed, such as a favorite hobby, a favorite color, or a favorite food. A gift basket offers a way for you to add a few personal touches instead of giving a gift that might not have as much thought behind the planning.
Give the gift of warmth by making a hot cocoa basket. A wooden basket is a good container to use for this gift. Add a few mugs or travel cups that keep cocoa or coffee hot. Include a few different kinds of hot cocoa mix, a small bag of marshmallows, and a few items that can be put inside the cocoa to upgrade the flavor. For someone younger or someone who enjoys sweet treats, make an ice cream bundle. Put all of the ingredients for making ice cream sundaes and other treats in a large clear jar. Include a few types of ice cream cones and small containers of toppings to put on a sundae along with a scoop and perhaps a gift card to a local ice cream store.
If you know someone who likes to be outside in the garden, then use a large flower pot as the container for your gift. Include a book about gardening, a few tools that can be used to plant flowers, and a few packets of seeds or bulbs. You can make a grilling basket with a cutting board as the base and a variety of grilling tools and sauces or a craft basket with a box for organizing various craft supplies and a few items that can be used, such as paints, brushes, and threads of different colors.