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Over the years I’ve given a wide variety of gifts. From watches and jewelry to toilet paper and paper towels (seriously, that’s what my grandma likes to get for Christmas). But my favorite way to gift is with a gift basket. Whether it be for a baby shower or the holidays, gift baskets just make me happy and I always love taking the time to find items to create the perfect basket.
The thing I love most about gift baskets is that you get to give a variety of items to the person. And it’s so much more fun to open, I think.
I decided to create a basket for my in-laws for Christmas, as they have some great interests that I knew I could shop for at Big Lots. I hadn’t been to Big Lots in quite some time, but I knew they had a wide variety of products to choose from and I would have no problem finding what I needed to create the perfect gift basket.
My father-in-law roasts his own coffee and they both love wine, so I decided to make a wine and coffee pairing basket.
How cute are these holiday mugs?! They remind me of the perfect Christmas sweater and I knew I had to have them in the basket to go with the coffee. (Styles and assortment vary by store.)
I was delighted by the selection I found at Big Lots. Look at all those mugs! Their assortment of holiday items was huge. And they had a great variety of really nice cutting boards as well so I had a hard time narrowing down which would be best for the basket. I was able to find all the non-perishable items I needed (as well as the chocolates) at Big Lots. One stop shopping made easy!
To create the gift basket, I first added some green tissue to the bottom of the basket to add some color and lift the items a bit so you are able to see them better. Then I layered in my items, with the largest items going in the back. The cutting board, cheese and sampler of chocolates to go with the wine, and the Pirouette cookies to go with the coffee (unfortunately the green coffee beans I ordered for the basket didn’t arrive in time but I will add them in later). I also like to wrap the basket in cellophane and tie it with a big, festive ribbon to really make a statement. Nothing says happy holidays like a gift basket with a big red bow on it!
Who else loves to gift baskets as much as I do? I think I gift at least 2 or 3 each holiday season.