Christmas

How to Build A Great Gift Basket for Anyone

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So Christmas is coming and the goose is getting real fat. Time is running out for present shopping, but don’t worry, I’m here to help! We all have at least one person in our lives that we can never seem to find the right thing for. Either they are the type who has everything or maybe they’re a bit minimalist so you don’t know what to buy. You also might be thinking that gift baskets are lazy or corny. I disagree! If you really put some good thought into it, and not just buy a prepackaged one with low-quality chocolate and ugly fake flowers. Personalize them!

Here I am going to list types of people and recipes for making them a great gift basket they will love! Obviously, these are just general types of people that no one perfectly fits into, but these should give you ideas and inspiration for the people in your life.

My general recipe is this:

  1. Something to eat – a snack they love, with bonus points for it being on theme.
  2. Something to wear – either an accessory or something the put on their body (makeup, nail polish, etc)
  3. Something to do – anything that helps pass the time, like a game or puzzle
  4. Something to read – basically any hobby has a book or guide you could buy them
  5. Something to relax – something soothing like a candle, body products, or a sleep mask
  6. Something pretty – any homeware, art, or decoration works

The categories I wrote here are the nerdy one, animal lover, tech-obsessed, self-care master, the artist, the aspiring bartender, the fitness buff and the chef!


For the nerdy one

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A charming Christmas puzzle $14.99 
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Some fun coloured dice for tabletop gaming $9.99
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Nostalgic LEGO frame for those precious memories $21.99
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A care kit for their consoles, like this Zelda case, screen protector, and cleaning cloth for a Nintendo Switch: $12.99
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A warm beanie and sock combo for the coming winter!: $17.99 

 

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Strawberry candy and a fun “?” box to display after $3.58

For the animal lover

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This adorable puppy sweater! $69.00
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Keep track of your drink with these cute kitty wine markers. $13 
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And to up your cat/wine game even more… $27
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I heart kittens! $12
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Cats. In. SPACE. Enough said. $15 

 


For the tech-obsessed

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Keep those screens clean! $12.99
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A phone case wallet so they don’t have to worry about carrying anything else! $44.95
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A sneaky phone charger disguised as a cute keychain! $12.99
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Tangled headphones are the WORST. $31.71
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Keep that battery going!! $19.99

 


For the self-care master

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Some seasonal body butter to treat their skin. $15
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Help them learn to make their own lotions and potions! $4.49
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Some comfy and cute leggings for those lazier days. $19.99
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The fuzziest slippers you’ve ever seen $11.99
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Nothing like a couple of sloths to remind you to keep calm. $7

 


For the artist

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Keeping your brushes clean is so important but also so annoying. $14.07
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An iPad case that’ll hold their stylus too! $59.95
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Felt pens are so useful, but also always drying out! $14.97
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This Bob Ross mug might end up being the only thing holding them together when a piece isn’t working out! $12
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A pocket sketchbook for when inspiration strikes! $18

 


For the aspiring bartender

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Keep track of your adventures in home brewing! $12.80
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Can’t have a good pub without a good pub quiz! $29
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Keep the party going wherever you are! $19.84
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Expand their menu with this shot menu sign! $14.49
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The homebrew is the best brew. $22.57

For the fitness buff

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This headphone/ear warmer combo makes early morning runs less brutal. $25.10

 

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A phone case to reflect their favourite hobbies. $44.95
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Keep them up on their goals with this journal. $18.99
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Comfortable slip-on shoes for long walks $29.99
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Stay thirsty. $12.99

 


For the chef

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Guys…they’re freaking corn dogs. $12
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Kitchen puns ftw. $10
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Cooking shark, doo doo doo doo… $11
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Scoop up these cute elephant measuring cups to make baking more fun! $12.00
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Carbs for the win! $20.99

For the traveller

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Never panic about losing your passport or ticket again! $18.99
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A bright rainbow tag will be easy to spot your luggage! $12
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Watch as they literally take over the world with this scratch off map! $28.99
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Don’t forget extra underwear! $12
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Being able to speak to the locals can make or break a trip. $11.69

For the reader

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The smell of a library is heaven to a bibliophile. $10.14

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These fun feline bookends will keep everything in order. $48
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Famous last words… $9.99
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Let their affinity for books spread around their home! $25

 


Happy Holidays!!

 

 

 

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