Showing posts with label Gift Baskets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gift Baskets. Show all posts

Fun House Warming Gift

For a house warming shower recently, I needed a gift for a lady at my church. Don't we all want to give gifts that are useful but not a replica other gifts? I saw  this idea on pinterest and loved it.  This is step by step instructions of how  this gift was made.

What To Buy

  • 12 Pack Toilet Tissue
  • 1 Roll Paper Towels
  •  Lysol Wipes
  • Box Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Soft Scrub
  • Scrubbing wand
  •  Sponges
  • Glade Spray
  • Disinfectant Cleaner 
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Large clear bag (for baskets)
  • Bow (2 pack is best)
You can choose your own products but make sure there is enough to circle the paper towels. 
Put the toilet tissue in the bottom of the clear bag.  Use masking tape to center the paper towels on top of it. Circle the towels with your products using masking tape to keep them in place.
Put the plunger in the center of the paper towels.  Put the clear wrap up to the plunger.  I used floral tape to secure it,  and taped the lose ends with clear tape.
This is a big gift so it needs a big bow.
The cost was around $30 with the cost of paper and bow.  You can come out cheaper using things from Dollar Tree but I wanted name brand toilet paper and paper towels so I got everything from Wal Mart. Also this gift can be given by two people to cut the cost. 

Free Printable Duck Paint Can Label

Free Paint Can Label for gallon cans.  These are fun to fill with gifts for Baby Showers, Easter, and many other occasions.  Instructions to make can are below.

  •     Super size the above graphics, print and  cut out. 
  •     Use a hole punch to cut out holes for handles.
  •     Use a glue stick to run a line on the short ends.
  •     Wrap front around a *gallon paint can and get placement before sticking.
  •     Wrap the back around and glue the side the same way.  You will be able to re-stick for awhile before the glue dries, but you can always re glue.
  •     Glue the can top label on the sides and make a cross or several strokes in the center so the middle will stick as well.
    You can add ribbons on the handles to finish off the look.

*You can find gallon paint cans at stores like Ace Hardware

Design courtesy of Scottsbabies

Personalized Easter Baskets

I have posted ideas for Easter baskets before, but  since Easter is near, I decided to post it again to show how to make personalized Easter baskets for all ages.
 Of course there is the usual Easter basket ideas for toddlers and other Easter basket ideas, but this list also includes   ideas for adult easter baskets, teen, pre teens, and Easter baskets for babies.
If you are drawing a blank about what to put in your childs basket, here are some great ideas.

If you are doing several Easter baskets for family and friends you may be overwhelmed trying to decide what to fill them with. Often it works best to determine what your basket recipient would like depending on their age. Following is a guideline for choosing the contents for Easy Easter baskets by age-
For a toddler basket- You will want this Easter gift basket to be full of small things that will delight your child. Candy should be kept to a minimum since it is often difficult to regulate with a very young child. You could include:
  • Books-Cardboard books work especially well for this age group since they can stand up to rough usage.
  • Toys-Small toys will enchant this age child but make sure there are not small pieces that can break off and be a choking hazard
  • Bubbles
  • Puzzles that are age appropriate
  • A plush animal
For an elementary age child's Easter gift basket- This age group is ready to take on more complicated toys. They are the most enthusiastic about Easter and will be delighted to go through Easter basket. You could include:
  • Art supplies-markers, pens and pencils, paper and stickers
  • Travel games
  • Easter themed plush animals
  • Character based toys
  • Water toys
  • Candy and other treats that they enjoy
For a pre teen basket- While this age group may seem reluctant to join in the fun of a basket they will secretly love getting one. You could include:
  • DVDs of a recent hit movie for this age group
  • CD's or a gift card to download music
  • Makeup as appropriate
  • Locker accessories for school
  • Items that reflect a personal interest or hobby
  • Snack packs of treats that they can keep in their locker
For a teenager's Easter basket- They may seem even more reluctant than their pre-teen counterparts but you should not be fooled by their standoffish behavior. They will also enjoy getting an Easter basket with the following items-
  • A gas card if the teenager is driving
  • A gift certificate to their favorite store
  • CDs of a gift card to download music
  • Items that reflect a personal interest or hobby
  • Treats and other snacks that they would enjoy
For a college student's basket- This Easter basket may have to be mailed if your college student cannot come home at Easter. But you can let them know that they are thought of with the following items-
  • A money gift card(since most college students are always broke)
  • Treats or other food items that remind them of home. Whether it is home baked chocolate chip cookies or ones from a special bakery they will appreciate it.
  • School supplies
  • Items to decorate a dorm or apartment
For an adult Easter basket- An adult Easter basket can be personalized to fit the interest or hobbies of the recipient but any adult would be happy with the following basket. You could include:
  • Gourmet chocolates-don't forget a chocolate Easter bunny
  • Peeps-because every Easter basket should have them
  • A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant perhaps accompanied by movie tickets
  • Assorted Easter candies and trinkets as appropriate for the Easter recipient
For a grandparent- Whether a grandparent is near or far they would love to receive an Easter gift basket with the following items:
  • A small but easy to care for flowering plant
  • Pictures from loved ones
  • A digital frame fully loaded with pictures
  • A gift card to a favorite restaurant (many seniors are on fixed incomes and appreciate this)
  • An assortment of retro Easter candy for fond memories
Looking for more Easter activities? visit for crafts, coloring pages, recipes, poems, and the opportunity to share your best Easter memories.

Using Diaper Bag as Gift Basket

I love putting together baby shower gifts. I did this diaper bag for a shower I attended today. After playing around with several ideas, I came up with this one.
The bear was pretty big, I put it in a gift bag but it just didn't look right...I finally decided to dress the bear with the onsie I had bought for the shower....I then took off the rattle that was on the bag and put it in the bears hand. Next the socks went into her lap. I put it in a cello bag and put " It's a girl" emblem in the center instead of a bow.  Wrap in clear wrap and you have the perfect baby shower gift for mom to be

Gift Basket with Household Products

My daughter and her friends bought some household goodies to make a basket for a friend. They stood everything up and put tissue paper between the items...the problem with that is it falls around and looks terrible by the time you get it to the person. By re arranging the basket and laying the items down, it is more mobile.
 Put newspaper in the bottom of the basket, put a thin layer of excelsior on the paper and arrange the products where they look best.  When  everything arranged,  put paper shreds in the gaps and covered it with clear wrap.
The basket is actually a dog bed for the friends pet.

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Diaper cakes are popular and everyone loves receiving them.  This diaper cake is for a baby girl. It is 3 layers of rolled diapers with small gifts tucked all around the cake. The cake is made from rolled disposable diapers that are held in place with rubber bands.
  •  When you get the bottom layer of diapers rolled, use a huge rubber band to hold them all together.
  •  Hide this rubber band with a wide ribbon.
  •  Next make a smaller stack to place on the bottom layer
  • Make an even  smaller stack for the top.
  • Place on a large cake plate or  covered cardboard 
 The gifts can include rattles, small bottles of lotion, baby powder, baby toys and other small gifts.  

Please visit our Baby Shoppe for more great gift ideas.

Use Hat Box as Gift Basket

Use a round decorated box
  • Pink Sugar Cookies, home baked
  • Favorite movie
  • Wine or sparkling water
  • Scented candles
  • Chocolates
  • coupon for a back rub from you
  • Music CD (romantic)
  • Bubble Bath or Shower Gel
  • Bath Cones
  • Lotions

Put excelsior in the bottom, place items in container,fill in gaps with shredded tissue that coordinates with your colors. Fit the box top onto the bottom of your box and wrap in tulle. Gather at the top with a rubber band and cut the excess. You will have a large fluffy bow.

Check out our Valentine's Shoppe for cute tees, mugs, keepsake boxes, and cute keepsake ornaments.

Suitcase Baby Shower Gift

Give this fun Suitcase Baby Shower Gift for a mom to be.  The suitcase was purchased at a craft store, but any cute small suitcase will work just as well.  Here are the instructions:
  •  Fill with newspaper and layer with a thin layer of excelsior.
  •  Now add the gifts for a new baby such as onsies,baby wipes, socks,shoes, baby powder or anything baby related. 
  • Fill the gaps with shredded paper in a coordinating color. 
  • Make a luggage tag with the baby to be's name. 
  • You can add plastic keys (rattles) for more color. 
Blue can be used for Boys and you can also do a Bride on the Go and fill with wedding Items. 
Check out our Baby Shoppe for great gift ideas.

Hoop Cheese Box Wedding Gift

For a unique gift you can use a hoop cheese box and fill it with items for the bride and groom. You can leave it in its natural state or paint it.  Many meat departments have them if you will ask them to save one for you.
  • Fill it to the top with newspaper or excellsor.
  •  Place a wine bottle or sparkling water in the center. 
  • Add  2 wine glasses filling them with chocolates (If you do candy wrapping, you can customize with wedding couples name or a Monogram.
  •  A candle can be added, but be careful mixing food and candles. You may want to add artificial flowers or grapes to really make it stand out. 
  • The next step is what really makes the gift stand out.... Cover the entire box in tulle. Take a piece about a yard long and gather it all to the center. When you get everything in place, hold it with a rubber band, then cut the tulle. It will fan out into a big fluffy bow. Guaranteed to be a hit. 
Cheese boxes are alot of fun and there are many possibilities.  Play around with the items you put in the box, changing them around, until you get the design you want.
Visit our Wedding Shoppe for gift ideas and wedding tips.

Diaper Bag as Gift Basket

Here is a unique baby shower gift idea for girls , think outside of the box...or should I say outside the basket. There are so many items that can be used to present a unique gift. For instance, use a baby's diaper bag as the "basket". Fill with baby related items. Use the same technique you would with a basket, fill with paper and arrange gifts on top. Cover with cellophane and top with a ribbon and bow. This baby shower gift for the mom won't be duplicated.
Need some great items to fill your baby bag, or need a custom tote for the new mom, check out Our Children's and Baby Shoppe.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...