Can you believe that the year is almost half over and six months today is Christmas Day?
Now I know that with the heat wave that some of us are experiencing, Christmas may be the last thing on your mind. But now is a great time to get a head start on the expense of the holidays.
When I was browsing through the house wares shelves at Value Village looking for things for our son’s apartment, I came across an end shelf stacked high with baskets.
And then just around the corner were even more baskets.
Prices ranged from 99 cents up to $4.99.
Now if you’ve ever shopped at any of the big craft stores, you know that baskets can cost much more than that.
If you like to give gift baskets for Christmas (or other occasions) the time to start collecting them is now.
And then you can start planning what to fill the baskets with.
Food baskets are usually well received.
One that I like to give starts with my Bean Soup in a Jar. To a second jar, I add the dry ingredients for Herbed Beer Bread. Then I add a can of beer for making the bread. And of course, I also include handwritten recipe cards for making the soup and bread.
There are so many other great ideas out there for what you can fill your baskets with. Following are just a few of the posts I found featuring inexpensive basket fillers.
And if you do a search of gift baskets on Pinterest, you’ll find countless more ideas!
Do you like to give gift baskets at Christmas? Is there something unique that you like to fill your baskets with? If so, I’d love for you to share your ideas for fillers in the comments.