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Christmas Gift Baskets DIY and Hamper Themed Ideas For Families

Are you looking for a Christmas or holiday gift idea? These Christmas Gift Baskets DIY and Hamper Themed Ideas For Families provide a few suggestions for unique festive gifts for families.

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Christmas family gift baskets and hampers can make unique and special gift ideas. Finding the right gift for the right person or family can sometime be a major headache. Those looking for family gift basket ideas with a difference could consider giving DIY themed holiday gift baskets or hampers. Christmas gift baskets can also include items for the whole family including pet lovers like a cat coffee mug or dog ornament.

First of all, let’s look at some different types of hampers and gift baskets.

Christmas Gift Baskets And Hampers

Some hampers and baskets are specially designed for the Christmas season. The contents of this kind of gift could, for example, include traditional foods and wines for the holiday. These options come in all shapes and sizes. Larger sized options could contain virtually everything needed for the main Christmas meal with some extras thrown in. Smaller gift baskets could contain a range of seasonal condiments, sweet treats, jams, and chutneys.

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Drinks Gift Baskets And Hampers

As an alternative, many like to give gifts that are based around alcoholic or soft drinks (or a mix of the two). A hamper or Christmas basket ideas may include:

  • Fine wines
  • Champagnes
  • Whiskies and other alcoholic bottles
  • Specialist soft drinks

Again, these products can range from large luxury hampers through to smaller gift baskets.

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Food Gift Baskets And Hampers

Hampers and baskets containing a specific type of food are also popular. So, for example, you can pick a few products to make your gourmet gift basket:

  • A range of fine cheeses
  • Gourmet foods
  • Luxury regional foods
  • Biscuits and cookies
  • Chocolates
  • Fresh and dried fruits and nuts

The contents of a food hamper or gift basket may have some Christmas related products in them. They may alternatively simply contain general foods and products.

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Dietary Needs Gift Baskets And Hampers

Some people may have special dietary needs that makes it hard for them to enjoy a regular gift of this kind. There are other options here that may be worth considering such as hampers/baskets for:

  • Diabetics
  • Vegetarians and vegans
  • Those with celiac disease
  • Those with food allergies such as gluten intolerance
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How To Make A Homemade Christmas Gift Basket Or Hamper

Buying these items as gifts can work out to be expensive and many will opt instead to make up their own hampers and baskets. This will definitely save some money. It will also help to make a more personalized gift as they can be made up to suit the tastes of the gift recipient. See the video above for ideas on easy Christmas gift baskets.

This is easy enough to do. All that is needed is:

  • A hamper, basket or even a pretty decorated box such as the one below.
  • A range of items to put in the basket (which could be store bought or homemade)
  • Wrapping paper or cellophane paper with a tie twist to wrap the basket
  • Ribbon and a bow to decorate the basket
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Christmas Themed Gift Baskets And Hampers

Arranging a creative and cheap Christmas gift basket is an alternative to buying a more pricey ready-made basket for a family. Some suggestions below include a movie theatre themed basket, a hot beverage basket, or a dinner for the family gift basket. Also included are additional items that can be added if a more expensive basket is desired.

Movie Night at Home Holiday Gift Basket

This Christmas themed movie night basket is great for a couple or family that enjoy cozy nights at home watching movies.

  • Start with a very large bowl as the “basket”. The idea is that this bowl will be saved to be used for popped popcorn. A large plastic bowl will typically cost $2 to $5 at a discount retail store.
  • Add a box of microwave popcorn and several packages of movie theatre-style boxed candy.
  • For a more expensive basket, add sodas, wine, or beer, a gift card to purchase a new movie.

Hot Beverage Themed Christmas Gift Basket or Hamper

This gift basket idea can mix together a variety of hot beverages or just focus on either coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.

  • Start with a basket. Add two ceramic mugs. Mugs can be holiday-themed or just a traditional style. Inexpensive mugs can even be purchased at dollar stores.
  • For a coffee or hot chocolate themed basket: Add small bags of flavoured ground coffee or a variety of hot cocoa mix packets. Then include 1 flavoured beverage syrup, such as Torani. Both can be purchased at most grocery stores. For a more expensive basket, add flavoured liquor, such as amaretto or Baileys Irish Cream.
  • For a hot tea basket: Inexpensive, bagged teas can be found in any grocery store. Include a variety of boxes of traditional, herbal, and flavoured teas. Another slightly more expensive option is to include a variety of ground tea tins, usually purchased at a specialty food store. Also include a tea infuser ball for this option. Finally, for a more expensive basket, a teapot can be added. Teapots can sometimes be found at discount retail stores for $10 or more.
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Dinner For The Family Holiday Gift Basket

This family dinner night Christmas basket option can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the budget and preferences of the recipient. This example is for an Italian themed dinner.

  • Start with a large stockpot as the “basket.” These can run as high as $100 or more; however inexpensive, quality stock pots can be found at Walmart and other discount stores for a low as $10 to $20.
  • Appetizer: Include a jar of olives, a pepperoni roll, and crackers.
  • Entree: Add a fun shaped pasta and a jar of pasta sauce.
  • Dessert: Include a package of biscotti. This Italian cookie can generally be found in the packaged cookie aisle at most grocery stores.
  • For a more expensive basket, include a bottle of Italian wine.

Holiday and Christmas gift baskets and hampers can be made for unique and budget-friendly presents. Gift assortments found in stores and online sites are often expensive and impersonal. These DIY Christmas Gift Basket and Hamper Themed Ideas For Families we mentioned above are just a few ideas for the many options for creating affordable and perfect gift baskets at home.

Have you given Christmas hampers or gift baskets as gifts before? Did you create a themed hamper or basket? Comment below!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Christmas gift baskets are a great idea and so much fun to put together. You can put little or much in the basket and can include a variety of items.


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