Making Cheap Gift Baskets WIth A Personal Touch
Article by Steven Cousley
Special occasions and birthdays come around whether you are living cheaply or not. You don’t have to break your budget in order to give a gift that will not only be appreciated by its reciever, but also used often. You can make a cheap gift basket even more special by adding a personal touch.
Gift boxes or baskets make wonderful gifts for everyone and are only limited by your imagination. Once you start making up these frugal gift baskets you’ll wonder why you didn’t come up with it sooner. They are fun to make and give, can be worked into nearly every budget and can be made for the choosiest person on your list. Below are a few tips to get you started.
Cheap Food Basket: Mix up some master baking mix, pancake mix, cookie mix, or muffin mix. Pick and choose or give them all in tightly sealed containers or jars and attach instructions for using and also the mix recipe.
Specialty rice and rice mixes, bean mixes, bean and rice mixes, oatmeal, and couscous. All these can be put in sealed jars and decorated appealingly. Don’t forget recipes on how to use the mixes.
A pack of herb seeds or starter plants for indoor flower gardening is ideal for someone with a green thumb.
Treat Gift Basket: Now this one is an excellent idea to give the frugal person treat items that his or her budget, or frugal mind, just won’t allow. Everyone has favorite fancy items that they love but dont often treat themselves to. If you don’t know exactly what the person likes most, it won’t take much investigating to find out.
Coffee or Tea Gift Basket: Pack this basket with a selection of different brands of gourmet or specialty coffee or a lot of the one brand you know they will love. Include a permanent coffee filter to fit the brand of coffee machine she uses to show you haven’t forgotten their practical side! You can easily change the items to fit the tea fancier instead. Top it off with a nice coffee cup. Gift baskets are great gifts for any occasion and cheap gift baskets can be great on the wallet too.
About the Author
Steven’s online experience dates back to the early 1990’s as a Bulletion Board System Operator. He now manages several websites and enjoys researching and writing articles. For more articles on this or other topics visit his website at http://steven-cousley.com/2010/01/06/cheap-gift-baskets-for-any-occasion/