Do you like to create gift baskets to give at Christmas or other occasions?
If you do, you know that the baskets themselves can be as expensive as the items you make or buy to add to them. So where to you find baskets?
The best way I know to cut down on the cost of making gift baskets is by collecting baskets year round shopping at thrift stores.
Just look at this amazing collection of baskets I found on a recent visit!
There were dozens of baskets in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Prices ranged from 99 cents up to $4.99.
Now if you’ve ever shopped at any of the big craft or houseware stores, you know that baskets can cost much more than that.
There were Christmas themed baskets.
This basket would have been perfect for putting together a coffee, tea or hot chocolate themed basket:
If you start collecting now, you’ll have lots of baskets ready to turn into gift baskets for Christmas or any occasion.
And then once you’ve got a nice collection, you can start planning what to fill the baskets with.
Food baskets are almost always well received.
One that I like to give starts with my Bean Soup in a Jar. I’ll add a bag with the dry ingredients for Herbed Beer Bread. Then I pop in a can of beer for making the bread. And of course, I always include handwritten recipe cards for making the soup and bread.
There are so many other great ideas online for what you can fill your baskets with. The following are just a few of the posts I found featuring inexpensive basket fillers.
13 Ideas for DIY Gift Baskets from Country Living
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.
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Note: This post originally appeared on Super Mom – No Cape! in June of 2013. It has been updated with all new photos and links to help you make this year’s Christmas on a Budget your best Christmas ever!