Ideas for Creating Your Own Unique Gift Baskets

A DIY gift basket is such a personal way to show someone you care about them. They are suitable for any occasion, easy to put together, and look fabulous once they’re assembled. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting a custom gift basket from you? Here are a few simple tips for making your own gift basket for a special someone.

Choose a Theme

Tailor the theme of your gift basket to the receiver. Think about what they like to do, what their hobbies are, and what interests they have. Select a handful of items that would go together nicely in a basket. No matter what you choose to put in there, the lucky recipient will love opening a thoughtful, homemade gift basket from you.

Here are several theme ideas for homemade gift baskets:

Sentimental Grandma Gift Basket

Everyone knows grandpa and grandma gifts are often the most challenging to buy. Speak to their loving, caring, and nurturing side with special pieces that depict family relationships, such as:

· Hand-painted keepsake box

· Precious figurative sculptures of grandma, grandpa, and grandchild

· Angel ornament

· Decorative art books (to store family photos and letters)

Sister Always by Your Side Gift Basket

Whether she’s your sister by blood or a best friend who’s like a sister to you, show her how much she means to you with a curated gift basket of her favorite things. Only you know what those sister gifts should be. Plus, you could add some other meaningful items, including:

· Friendship keepsake box

· Framed photo of the two of you

· Friendship plaque depicting two supportive friends

Dog Lover Gift Basket

You probably know at least one dog lover in your life. They would absolutely adore a custom-made basket from you. You can also include some treats and toys for the pup and perhaps even place all of the items inside containers that could serve as food and water bowls. Dog owners can never have enough of the following items:

· Dog sculptures

· Figures of a dog and a family member

· Framed photo of your friend and their dog

Letter Writer’s Gift Basket

If you have a good friend who enjoys writing and sending personalized, handwritten cards in the mail, you could assemble a basket filled with all the things that a letter writer would like, such as:

· Notecards and envelopes

· Pens

· Postage Stamps

· Stickers

· Return address labels

· Dried flowers to fill in the gaps

Choose a Container

The obvious choice for a gift basket container is an actual “basket.” Baskets come in different sizes, shapes, colors, and materials and are great vessels for holding stuff. With that being said, you could pick any type of container, depending on the theme of gift basket you’re going for. Some ideas include:

· Flower pots

· Watering cans

· Sand Pails

· Buckets

· Bowls

· Tote Bags

· Treasure Boxes

· Colanders

When it comes to creating a great gift basket, use your imagination and have fun picking out thoughtful items for it. The recipient will no doubt love the thought you put into it.

About Willow Tree®

Willow Tree® sculptural figures are beautiful expressions of love, closeness, courage, hope, healing—all the emotions of a life well-lived. The figures are masterfully crafted by artist Susan Lordi, whose pieces are about simplicity of form and absence of facial features. Lordi says her ideas for Willow Tree® come from her own life experiences and understanding of the world. The intimate line of figurative sculptures is open for interpretation, however, and hold great meaning for both the giver and receiver. You can find a variety of sculptural figures and artful products, including bereavement gifts, wedding presents, religious gifts, and much more from Willow Tree®.

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