Gift Baskets are so versatile that we often hear people talking about creating their own. This is great if you have a bit of artistic flair as you can select all their favourite things and source a basket and some packaging locally. You can then hand your DIY Gift Basket masterpiece over in person.
If you are short of time however, need the hamper delivered to another location or need a professional finish that is where BasketsGalore can come in. We once had a client try to create 20 Christmas Hampers herself as Corporate Gifts. She had no idea how long it was going to end up taking her, not only to shop for all the contents and packaging but also to actually put them together. She also didn't realise how much space 20 Hampers and all their contents take up. Needless to say she decided to outsource the task to us the following year, as we have the space and scale to do this number much more efficiently.
However, if you are making a one off gift basket then a DIY version can be just the ticket and in this blog we are bringing you some examples of DIY Gift Basket Ideas for Kids, Weddings, New Babies and Birthdays.
Our first example is a Gift Basket for a little girl on her birthday, Busy Bee Gift For Girls. Although it could also be created as a get well gift if preferred. For our kids gifts we try to focus on including some fun items such as teddies and some educational items such as learning board games & books. We also pop in some little treats such as chocolate lollipops, sweets or popcorn. Picking 1 or 2 focal points such as the larger size jigsaw and board games and combining with small items such as the colouring set and cuddly toy create an overall full look to the basket. The pretty gingham lining is also suited to children, along with a colourful ribbon.
An Engagement or Wedding Gift Basket are also fairly easily to achieve on a DIY basis. Champagne and chocolates are an excellent starting point to which you might add a gift voucher for their favourite store etc or include some themed wedding items such as the candle and collectable spoon we have here in our Wedding Cheer Gift Basket. Our white lined lined gift basket is a popular choice here, and then we wrap the gift in spotty cellophane and include a wedding ribbon. These are great to take with you if you are an evening guest perhaps. We quite often deliver Wedding Gifts to hotels on behalf of friends and family overseas or who can't make the big day itself.
Another Kids Gift Basket is up next, this time for a slightly older child and a little boy - Toys For Boys Gift Basket 5 -7 Years. Construction sets, racing sets and memory games are some different items that are ideal for inclusions for a slightly older child. Perfect as a Get Well Gift to keep them busy when cooped up inside the house. Sticker or activity sets are also ideal as they don't take up much room but are a practical present.
Baby Gift Baskets are another fabulous option as a DIY Gift Basket. Perfect as Baby Shower Gifts or to take with you when visiting the new arrival. I love to give them to all my friends who are at baby having age. You might have selected some cute baby clothes from the local shops, a cuddly too or a keepsake. All of which can be combined into a pink or blue lined baby basket. This particular basket, New Mother Survival Gift Baby Girl is aimed more for the new mum so also contains a magazine, hand cream, candle, chocolates, bath soak and pretty potted plant.
Another frequent reason to give a gift basket is for somebodies birthday. Just about anything can go into a birthday gift basket, depending on what the recipient likes. If you'd like to give your gift basket a birthday theme though this can be achieved by included birthday cake, a birthday balloon or birthday keepsake. The only we have created below, Baked Bites, has a focus on bakery items so also include muffins, biscuits and tea etc. You can see we have included our attractive Birthday Cake Sleeve to theme the cake for the occasion.
We hope this blog has inspired you with some ideas should you be creating your own gift basket or hamper for someone. We'd love to see some photos of your creations if you are happy to share them? And remember, if you are struggling for time, room, gift wrap or postage then we are happy to take care of it for you. We deliver across Europe on a next day basis, for orders placed before 3pm UK time. Good luck!