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Holiday Gift Baskets


Holiday Gift Baskets

Holiday gift baskets are a great way to send holiday greetings to family members that are far away.

Christmas gift baskets

Not sure what to get an entire family for Christmas? Consider sending along a Christmas gift basket. Christmas holiday gift baskets are great because they allow you to put a little something for everyone in one compact package. Family Christmas gift baskets may include food, fruit, nuts, sweets, ornaments, cookies, Christmas books and Christmas CDs. You can easily get on-line and find Christmas gift baskets that contain these items.

However, you can also personalize your Christmas gift basket. First, visit a gift basket shop and see what kind of baskets they have. Ask your relatives to send you a list of things each family member might like for Christmas. Pick the smallest items on the list and then get to the mall and find items to put in the basket. You can put books, pajamas, small toys, games, jewelry, videos, CDs, perfume and many other gifts in these baskets. Gift cards are also a great item to include in Christmas holiday gift baskets.

Easter gift baskets

Easter gift baskets are the simplest holiday gift baskets to create because the nature of the holiday requires you to use a basket anyway! If you don't want to put any effort into your Easter gift basket, go to your local drug store and find a pre-made Easter gift basket. These baskets usually cost $20-$30 and include tons of candy, pencils, stuffed animals and one or two small, silly games. They're already shrink-wrapped and ready to roll so all you have to do is take them to the post office.

If you want to personalize your Easter gift basket, find an empty basket and fill it with gifts the basket recipient will like the most. You'll also need to find some kind of Easter grass to fill the bottom of the basket. After you've found items for these holiday gift baskets, take the basket and the basket fillers to a gift store and they'll put it together for you.

Other holidays

Christmas and Easter aren't the only time of the year that you can send holiday gift baskets. Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day and wedding anniversaries are also a great time to send holiday gift baskets.

For these more "adult" holidays, consider sending a wine gift basket. Wine gift baskets generally include one to five bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate and other appetizers that go well with the wine. These holiday gift baskets should only be sent to adults. To make sure kids doesn't intercept these holiday gift baskets, ask the post office to have the parents sign for the package.



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