New York, NY (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- One of the most popular and widely appreciated gift ideas is the gift basket. But when you move to buy one, you may find the price too high for your purse. In that case, best option is to make your own gift basket. Making your own gift basket has another plus point; you can give it a personal touch by adding things that are right for the occasion and which are to the taste of the recipient.
When you wash your freshly bought fruits and vegetables you need to wait for sometime so that the water dries out, before putting them in the refrigerator. Here a basket can be used to put these fruits and vegetables.
The main ingredients of the box or basket are the ones you place outside it. Use common and inexpensive items that could be re-used by the recipient. Thus, for baking-themed gift basket, use a large mixing bowl, a beach bag for the outgoing person's basket, or a laundry basket having cleaning supplies for your friend's first- apartment basket.
For instance you can take a large mixing bowl if the theme is baking, or a beach bag for one who loves to sit in the sun, or a laundry basket full of cleansers for someone who is moving into a new apartment.
The first step towards assembling your basket is putting a layer of newspaper or Styrofoam at the bottom of the container. This layer would allow you to give a professional appearance to your gift, heighten the contents and hold them without fear of slipping from the bottom if the container has partitions. Then use colorful tissue paper, or shredded paper for that matter to cover the first layer. Arrange the contents inside the basket in ascending order, with the smallest item in the front. After finishing this steps, wrap the basket in cellophane, tie ribbons and then attach tags. You would be amazed what you had accomplished when you see the first product.
Last but not the least kids love to use baskets to make house for their sweet little puppies or kittens. In a nut shell, baskets can be used for anything and everything that needs to be stored.
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