Christmas Gift Baskets
Christmas gift baskets are often made of wicker or wood. They may be natural or spray painted in any color. Festive colors such as red, green, metallic gold or metallic silver are popular. Some people prefer the natural look of unpainted wood or wicker.
Christmas baskets may be shaped like sleighs, stars, or any shape representative of the holiday season. Holiday baskets are often adorned with pine branches, pinecones, poinsettias, holy, pine-scented candles, Christmas tree decorations, bows, etc.
For rustic Christmas gift baskets, there are containers made from natural wood in the
form of log cabins, sleighs, treasure chests, etc. The
rustic Christmas gift basket may contain pinecones, lightly
sprayed with 'snow' and a pine fragrance. In any Christmas
gift basket, greenery in the form of pine needles or ivy
and red poinsettias helps set the holiday mood.
If you know the color and style that would go with the recipient's decor, a homemade Christmas gift basket can make a nice centerpiece.
Decorative and Festive and Full of Goodies
Over the holiday season most people give themselves permission
to indulge in treats. The majority of Christmas gift baskets
contain gourmet foods, such as specialty crackers,
cheeses, pretzels, pate, smoked salmon, specialty tea or
coffee, eggnog mix, cookies, candies,
popcorn and chocolate.
cookies are all-time favorites - gingerbread cookies, shortbread
cookies and sugar cookies. The basket may
contain gourmet flavored candy canes or traditional red-and-white
striped peppermint flavored candy canes.
Add a Christmas CD to the basket - if you are giving the gift before Christmas so that there is time to enjoy holiday music.
If you are looking for gifts that do not revolve around food, a spa gift basket with a holiday theme is an option. Baskets with book or movie themes are also favorites. People who enjoy making crafts may want to fill their gift baskets with their crafts.