By the time fall ends, most of us are eager for cool, crisp winter weather. This time of year brings on chilly nights and the bright colors of nature changing. It’s also the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the perfect occasions and nothing works better to usher in the holiday season than a gift basket.
There are so many things to fill your basket with that coming up with ideas can be overwhelming. The most popular are holiday snack baskets, filled with tasty treats that go perfectly with a pumpkin spice latte.
There are wonderful choices that are pre-made, or you can select the food yourself. Also, baskets don’t always have to be about food. How about filling a basket with hand-knit scarves or mittens? Read on for a few ideas on what to put in your holiday gift baskets.
1. Snack Baskets
A basket filled with delicious food always puts a smile on someone’s face. And the variety of snacks you can fill it with are endless. Meats, gourmet cheeses, and artisanal crackers are just the beginning. You can also include decadent wines, coffees, chocolates, or even fresh fruit. If you can’t figure out what to give someone, a basket filled with seasonal treats always works.
Instead of wrapping a sweater in a boring box, place it in an holiday-themed basket. It doesn’t matter if you knitted it yourself or if you purchased it, putting it in a beautiful basket will make your gift stand out from the crowd. This works for any season-themed clothing, like leggings or sleepwear. Pro tip: Roll up the sweater instead of presenting it flat, and throw in some gloves or mittens for extra coziness. And for that special someone, you can never go wrong with a piece of jewelry they’ll love.
When people think of fall-winter, they automatically think of the season’s scents. Warm and fragrant candles are always a popular gift. Pumpkin and cinnamon are the two most popular scents, but be creative. For Christmas you can include pine or minty candles.
4. Gifts for The Kitchen
Over the last few years, there have been many household cleaning products produced that are laced with the scents of the season. Cinnamon-scented dish soap can make a dreary chore more special. You can also add in a scented candle and perhaps a few tea towels in the season colors.
5. Spa Luxuries
Scented moisturizers and body washes are perfect gifts for that person who needs a little TLC. A rich vanilla chai body butter and a scented candle will never be re-gifted. Go the extra mile and include a gift certificate to a day spa, or book them a much-needed massage. The holiday season can be stressful, and the gift of pampering is always welcome.
Finding the right gift for that special someone is difficult, but the snack baskets are the perfect solution. You can fill them with exactly what you know they’ll love, and you’ll be rewarded with the memory of their smile.
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