The basket and gifts can be small or big, fancy or plain, expensive or cheap, depending on your budget, but how you wrap your basket will make all the difference.
Below are some of the best ideas around for making your own cheap birthday gift baskets (and some a bit more expensive basket) into awesome gifts.
How to make a champagne gift basket and celebrate your friend's birthday in style. Fill it with a bottle of champagne, and a champagne glass with some special words engraved on the glass. Maybe add caviar and crackers or chocolates and strawberries (strawberries dipped in chocolate).
Does your friend like wine? How to make a wine gift basket for your friend. Use three bottles of wine, or four or five half sized bottles of wine.
A cork screw and one or two delicately engraved wine glasses would go perfectly.
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Does your friend like to make their own wine? How to make a wine making kit gift basket. Instead of wrapping the box the wine making kit comes in, place the items in the basket. You could print some wine labels with "happy birthday" or you could have them specially printed from the store.
The best shaped basket for the above gifts would be oval, because it's easier to fit the bottle or bottles in and the rest of the gifts around them. Line your basket with pretty fabric to make it more luxurious.
Don't forget a special congratulations birthday card.
We all talk about how organic food is better for us. Maybe your friend likes gardening, so why not cultivate their ideas even more with a gardening gift basket.
Fill it with an assortment of packets of seeds for vegetables, herbs or flowers. Add a few hand tools, a book on gardening or DVD, gardening gloves, hand lotion to keep their hands soft, small seed starter kits.....just a few ideas to get you thinking.
Don't forget your birthday card.
50th Birthday Ideas. A lot of men and women start new hobbiesaround the age of 50 as some begin to have more spare time on their hands. Painting or sketching can be a great relaxing hobby to start.
Why not start them off with a great gift basket filled with brushes, tubes of paints, crayons, pencils, paper, an apron so they stay clean, maybe a book or DVD on how to start painting or sketching.
Add in a gift certificate from a craft store, so they can buy more supplies as they need them. Also, include information on courses available in their area.
Go to craft stores, especially when they have 50% sales or get coupons
online and get lots of items and ideas to fill the basket.
The basket to use for this idea could be a medium sized storage basket with a lid, it could be spray painted on the outside all different colors to add a splash of color and make it a unique gift basket.
A popular pastime for the ladies (and some men) is knitting or crocheting. A Knitting/Crocheting gift basket or bag would be the perfect gift for these people.
For this gift basket, I started off with 4 knitting books and I picked a pattern from one of the books and filled it with balls of wool for that pattern.
This second knitting bag is filled with balls of wool. If
they love knitting sweaters, hats or mittens for their grandchildren and
friends. They are sure to like is birthday gift knitting bag.
We are told doing exercise is good for us, which it is. Maybe
your friend has started jogging, walking or has joined a fitness club. A
sports gift basket would be the perfect gift.
Have it filled with small sports items like an iPod and headphones for their music, or some toiletries for a shower after their workout.
Add healthy snacks to keep their energy levels up, a water bottle, or even a towel and anything else you can think of that they might enjoy.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a calendar or a book of photos of the good times. If it's a calendar, every month could have a photo of a special event with a few special words.
If it's a book you are thinking of doing, you and a group of friends could get together and find photos of special past events and make a small book.
Each person could write a few words or a poem on each page. The title
could be 'The Past ? Years'
Another idea would be place mats and coasters. Cheap Birthday Gift Baskets
Cheap birthday gift baskets. Lots of Ideas. Is your friend celebrating their birthday with a holiday?
It would be very nice to give a holiday gift basket filled with holiday items, things like sun tan lotion, a pretty beach towel, jazzy flip-flops, fun sun hat, maybe a good book to read if they like reading, a puzzle book, moisturizing lotion, lip balm, water bottle, a disposable camera, small sized toiletries.....
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If this gift basket is going to be a birthday gift for a man, adjust the items for a male gift basket.
The container for this could be a beach bag. Stuff the bottom of the bag 3/4 full with newspaper, with tissue paper on top. You could tie the handles with a big bow. Cheap birthday gift baskets.
If you really want to make it simple, buy or bake a birthday cake or cup cakes, decorate with white icing, add a birthday message, put a few candles in the basket, napkins, paper plates, forks, streamers and a disposable camera to capture the moment when the cake is cut.
Decorate the basket with colorful ribbons, tassels and maybe attach one or two birthday balloons to the basket.
If you tie a lot of balloons, the basket could lift off the ground
(because the balloons are filled with helium gas). There you have a
unique birthday basket they will remember.
The basket for this gift could be round, easy to put a round cake in or cup cakes. Line it with colored shredded tissue paper and wrap it with colored cellophane. Cheap birthday gift baskets.
These gift baskets can all have delicious goodies inside.
Good cheese and crackers, good quality cookies, patés, caviar, crackers, olives, cheeses etc. would be lovely gifts.
Everyone loves chocolate. This basket could have truffles, silky smooth chocolate, creamy chocolate, chocolates filled with liquor, white chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate cookies, nuts or dried fruit covered in chocolate, anything chocolaty.
Don't forget your amazing birthday card.
Cover these baskets with cellophane. Try a different colored cellophane instead of the ordinary clear. Tie a big bow and don't forget your gift tag or birthday card with your 50th birthday ideas.
Ladies love flowers. Lots of Roses, Carnations, the more the better. This is a special occasion so make not so cheap birthday gift baskets. Bursting with these flowers or any kind of beautiful flowers.
If you have never made a basket of flowers for a birthday before, keep the shape of the basket simple, like a round basket; it's much easier to make.
...for your birthday? or did you make a beautiful birthday gift basket for your friend's birthday? I would love to hear your stories, ideas or tips for making gift baskets. Go to my contact me page and share your ideas with me and others.
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