Who likes receiving Christmas gift baskets? “Who doesn’t?” is a better query.
The Toronto gift baskets with items we adore are the greatest. However, the cost of many gift basket options is a concern. When you load a large, attractive basket with a bit of this and a little of that, costs may add up quickly.
When it’s all said and done, that packed basket may ultimately exceed your Christmas gift-giving budget. However, some Christmas and holiday gift basket ideas may be made on a tight budget due to our DIY tendencies and some excellent online guides.
- Choosing a Gift Basket
Size is the single most important consideration when selecting a basket. Remember that a large basket will cost more to fill. If you are unable to fill it, it will appear disappointing and seem too inexpensive. “Smaller basket packed substantially” is a better maxim to live by. Always choose a smaller basket while making your selection. They cost less to fill, yet a large basket that is just partially filled looks depressing. The ideal choice is to use a small basket that is completely filled.
- Don’t Limit Yourself to an Actual Basket
You don’t have to go with a conventional basket; there are many different types of containers you may use for your gift basket. Consider colourful bowls, colanders, pots, and skillets with cooking, baking, or food-related motifs. College students and first-time house owners might benefit significantly from laundry baskets or cleaning buckets. For kids’ gifts, consider toy wagons or carts. Large glass jars with lids appear entertaining when holding a lot of little things. Interesting containers can also be found in home décor or vintage crates.
- Filling up the Basket
When making a gift basket, the products appear best when raised within the container rather than sitting low within the basket. There are a few methods for doing this. Bubble wrap, tissue paper, crushed newspaper, and basket filler all work well if your container is shallow.
You may also use boxes to add height if you use a deeper container. You can recycle the box from the mason jar mugs to create the above summer entertaining basket. If the receiver wishes to keep the mugs in the box, it is ideal and advantageous for both parties.
- Wrapping the Gift Baskets
Not every gift basket requires wrapping. Suppose you want to make it seem nicer, cellophane-wrap your basket and add a gorgeous ribbon. Use ribbon or a pipe cleaner to tie off the cellophane, and pull it taut before cutting it off. Not everybody likes using bows, so consider alternatives. Rafia and a large wooden button can be used as a focal piece on a more rustic basket to tie off the top of the cellophane. Another choice for encasing your basket and holding everything in place is tulle. Tulle comes in a huge variety of colours and is relatively cheap.
- Gift Baskets on a Budget
Use a solid cardboard box as your “basket” and wrap it in attractive wrapping paper on the interior and the bottom. Square boxes, such as the ones used to send flowers, would be an ideal choice because they’d be more suited to the job.
It’s okay to regift items you have received but never used, whether they were an individual gift or part of a gift basket. Nobody will find out, so don’t be concerned. Unless, and this is simply rude, you regift to the sender.
Walk through thrift stores for suitable, structurally sound baskets that can be painted to look brand-new. Use the basket that is most appropriate for the situation. Use a material suited for the occasion, such as a Christmas-themed material, when creating Toronto gift baskets.