Christmas tea gift basket 2009

Making a gift basket for Christmas or a holiday is a very personalized way to convey your feelings. It's easy too. A custom, unique, personalized gift basket from you will be appreciated by the recipient more than anything you can buy from a store. How to make a gift basket not rocket science. Once you learn the basics you can use the same pattern, all year 'round, just change the theme. A holiday or Christmas gift basket is a great gift idea. Give one to your mother (mom), father (dad), grandma or grandpa, boss, co-worker, corporate co-workers, teacher, friend, new friend, best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend.

Also, you may want to give one to your neighbor, shut-in neighbor, hospital patient, helped living facility resident, retirement home resident, nurse, doctor or a special thank you to someone who has helped you in some way. The first thing to do decide what items or products you're going to put in the basket. I've compiled and listed here some ideas and suggestions. These are items that might be appropriate for Christmas and the holidays, for you to consider, and choose from. Many of these items can be picked up at the dollar store if the budget is tight. Only use new items.

Important tip: be careful about using any packaged cookies or crackers. They have a short shelf life and go stale quickly. Now the list of items and products -- circle or make notations as you read: small plant, disposable camera, a small book, inspirational book, spa pillows, bath pillows, spa supplies, bath and body products, facial and body scrubs, handmade soaps, fragrant soaps, shampoos, hand and foot lotion, fluffy towel, potholders, gift certificate for massage or spa visit, scented oils,and scented massage oils.