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Christmas Gift Basket Ideas for Friends

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Make up a Basket of goodies they will love!

Sometimes, it can be hard to choose exactly the right gift for everyone on your list. So a great idea is to put together a selection of treats you know they will enjoy. Presenting them in a gift basket will really make them look special. There are so many way you can go with this, for example you could put together a basket of goodies in their favorite color or collect items from their favorite makeup brand. If you have a lot of people on your list, then you could downsize the 'basket' and purchase a selection of mugs from your local dollar store and fill them with items such as socks and nail polish. Take a look at these DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends for inspiration!

Christmas Baskets for Staff

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Christmas Baskets for Staff

This is such a great idea! Christmas baskets for staff. Small Yankee candles with a gift card hot glued on candy canes hot glued together to make a heart and some fun Christmas treats hidden inside. Small treat trays were bought in a three pack and red and green confetti was placed on the bottom. This makes a nice little Christmas thank you gift for teachers and staff alike.

Cozy Gift Basket

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Cozy Gift Basket

Cozy gift basket featuring, fuzzy blanket, XL wine glass with chocolates, pajamas, slippers, fuzzy socks, and Amazing Grace body wash & roll on perfume. You could get all the items in their favorite color to make it extra special. Imagine how good they will feel when they can curl up in their blanket and slippers with a mug of hot cocoa by the fire.

Budget Basket

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Budget Basket

Cheap gifts for roommates and friends under $10 ! Each gift has $1 mug and $1 socks from dollar tree $4.80 color pop and $3.96 bath & body works mini lotion! This is a great idea if you have a lot of people to buy for and you are working with a small budget.

Mini Bar

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Mini Bar

For the friend that likes a little tipple. Christmas coke with mini liquor bottles. You could also buy a nice set of glasses to go with this gift or why not paint your own festive style glasses to really get in the spirit.

Christmas Gift Wreath

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Christmas Gift Wreath

A cute way to display gift cards or Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets in a holiday wreath! The wreath can be made as big or small as you like, depending on how many cards you use. Simply arrange the cards in a circular shape and attach them using glue dots. Finish with a lovely sparkly bow.

Christmas gift card bouquet

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Christmas Gift Card bouquet

Make a Gift Card Tree - with dollar store items, wrapping paper, craft foam, kabob sticks and hot glue. You can paint a plant pot to resemble Santa and add paper grass. Use foam to place the sticks in. This would be a great gift for teenagers.

Housewarming gift

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Housewarming gift

If someone has just moved into a new house, this will really be appreciated. Purchase a tea towel, and shape it into a basket and include ites such as baking mitts and baking supplies.

Sundae in a box

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Sundae in a box

For the ice cream fan - this will be a hit. You can recycle an old box and make it over with lovely wrapping paper. Fill it with items you would need for a lovely Sundae such as sprinkles. All they need to add is ice cream!

Muffin Kits

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Muffin Kits

For less than $5, you can get an oven mitt, dry bag of cookie mix and a cookie cutter for a fabulous little gift. Add a fancy stirring spoon/spatula for $2 and it's a whole set!

Ice Cream Kit

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Ice Cream Kit

Another fun Ice Cream idea. This is also a great one for teenagers. Fill the box with cones, gummies, sprinkles, cookies and toppings. You could even include recipes to make their favorite ice cream.

Manicure Sets

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Manicure sets

Great gift & not too expensive to make. Fill jars with manicure items including nail polish, nail polish remover, nail files and hand cream. The receiver will love having something to pamper themselves with.

Dollar Store Housewarming Gift Basket

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Dollar Store Housewarming Gift Basket

From someone who bakes or for someone who bakes. A fun, affordable gift that you will love putting together. Purchase a selection of cake and cookie mixes and some baking essentials like a spatula and a cupcake tray. Place them all in a big bowl and finish with ribbon.

Liquor bouquet

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Liquor bouquet

Make a drinkable bouquet with this idea. Purchase a selection of mini liquors and arrange them on wooden sticks in a nice display. You could also add other items like snacks and treats - personalize it for their taste.

Treat Mug

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Treat Mug

For a quick , last minute gift idea, purchase a pretty mug and fill it with items such as fluffy socks and snacks. It would also make a great stocking stuffer and it will look impressive too!


Comments

Elaine Byers (author) on October 21, 2020:

Thanks Sp Greaney, I love making hampers!

Sp Greaney from Ireland on October 19, 2020:

These are really good ideas. I think more people will be giving homemade gift this year. Much more personal.