Creative Homemade Gift Basket Ideas

When it comes to homemade gift baskets, I love to get tips and secrets from those who assemble them professionally. Then I can take what they teach me and do it myself with whatever supplies I have at home.
Sometimes it is a lot easier to find a bunch of little items (the sorts of things people love to get, but often don't buy for themselves) and put them all together in a fun container rather than trying to come up with one perfect gift.

One of our most popular pages is Make Your Own Gift Basket where you will find secrets for putting together low cost homemade gift baskets that look really great.

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Photo thanks to Adrienne Tomkins

Paper or Tulle pompoms make great colorful fillers for your homemade gift basket!

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Visitor-Submitted Gift Basket Ideas:

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Gingerbread House Kit 
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Soup Gift Basket 
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Mexican Gift Basket 
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Super Sundays 
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Health Food Gift Basket 
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Hot air balloon 
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