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Cheap Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Gift baskets are a great gift for families. You can make your own gift baskets cheaply and easily using some of the ideas below.

Start with a basket or container. Be on the look out for inexpensive baskets everywhere you go. I find great baskets of all shapes and sizes at dollar stores. But you arenít limited by baskets. Use anything from a popcorn tin to a beach pail and fill it up with goodies for a cheap gift.

There are a zillion themes to choose from and they're very fun to make. Here are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless.

Some Sunday Morning Christmas Gift Basket:

Fill a basket with gourmet coffee and tea, muffin mix, pancake mix and syrup, jellies and jams and other yummy breakfast treats. Line the basket with the funnies from the newspaper. Include coloring books and crayons or something to keep the kids busy while Mom and Dad fix breakfast.

Family Movie Night Christmas Gift Basket:

Fill a basket with classic movie theater snacks, like Junior Mints and Raisinettes. Include a few family friendly DVDs or a DVD specific to each member of the family. Don't forget the microwaveable popcorn.

Making Memories Gift Basket:

This is a great gift for scrapbookers. Include the basics of what they'll need to create a family memory book - an album, papers and embellishments, markers, a glue stick. Include your own list of family activities to make memories with.

Put a disposable camera for each child in the family in the basket so that their memories in the making can be captured through their eyes. You can even include a few photos of the family that you already have to help them get started.

Christmas does not need to cost a fortune. You can give thoughtful, yet cheap gift baskets to family and friends to show you care.

Copyright 2005 - Nicole Dean

 

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