What should I give to a traveler, a boss, a gardener, a visitor?

Here are some great idea that can help you figure out if you'd like to make the gift-baskets yourself or just give you ideas on what to get someone.
Here are some easy choices from Gift Basket Villas

However, the joy of making customized gift baskets is almost tangible to me! I have a need for design, creativity, bow-making. Creating gifts help me quench that thirst - colors, textures, creativity, design are all variables and that they can be personalized to anyone is just an amazing thing. 

If you’ve made gift baskets, you know you can put almost anything in gift baskets.
Always, always include a note or even better...a long hand-written letter with your basket - it can make an amazing difference and personalizes like nothing else can.

Ideas - mix and match as needed.

1. Travel:

  • A toiletry bag of good quality as the container.
  • A set of reusable plain bottles with vinyl labels 
  • Sample size toothbrush/tooth paste holder 
  • A hairbrush, 
  • a shaving kit if it's a guy
  • A small carry-on bag can be used as a "basket".
  • Sleep mask.
  • Neck cushion for flights.

2. Best of "State":

  • Fill a basket with your local favorite products. 
  • Peanut selections, D
  • locally made honey, 
  • organic soap, 
  • hams, 
  •  potato chips, 
  • a local plant (if you're not shipping) or seeds for those with green thumbs!

3. Parents of a New Baby! 

These are some items to fill a basket to help the parents after a baby comes homes. 


  • dinner “recipe” and ingredients 
  • food, 
  • snacks, 
  • sleep masks 
  • Dinner and a Movie Night: 

A Find fabulous movie (and don't forget the popcorn). 

  1. The Cutting Edge 
  2. Sleepless in Seattle
  3. The Vow
  4. Out of Africa
  5. Madison County
  6. Dirty Dancing 
  7. The Notebook 
  8. Star Wars
  9. Finding Nemo 
  10. Twilight  

5. Under a Tuscan Sun:

  • Fancy imported pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Italian Spices
  • a colander, 
  • a cool apron, 
  • an Italian cookbook.

6. Spa Night:

  • A local Spa gift card
  • Eye Mask 
  • lavender potpourri 
  • Massage Oil
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Nail polish shade - trendy color
  • Body scrub, loofah etc.

7. Car Care Kit

  • Scented trash bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Ones 
  • Car wash soap, 
  • wax, 
  • glass cleaner, 
  • interior wipes, 
  • tire “black” spray, 
  • wheel cleaner.
  • Air fresheners 

8. Project Gift Basket:

Figure out what projects they enjoy and go for it!

9. Under the Weather Basket:

Fill up a gift basket with things that are guaranteed to make someone special feel better

  • Chicken Noodle Soup 
  • Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul 
  • Chocolate 
  • A book in their area of interest 
  • Lysol Wipes 
  • Really luxurious, super soft tissues 
  • Sore throat lollipops 
  • Magazines (t

10. Our Story Basket:

Fill up a basket with a collection of things that you used to share with the recipient.

  • A music CD from a movie, 
  • a make up bag filled with make up,
  • travel brochures from a travel agency 
  •  video game 
  • Pretzel Pieces 
  • iTunes gift card with a list of songs 

11. A Nostalgia Basket: 

If you have a past together, this is a great personalized gift

  • Candy that you grew up with.
  • Rubik’s cube, 
  • pogo sticks, 
  • slip n slides, and 
  • cabbage patch dolls.

12. Are they Ready for Road Trip!

  • Atlas (because you never know when their Smart Phone will lose service)
  • An Entertainment Book (filled with coupons for traveling)
  • A backseat organizer for toys snacks etc.
  • A box filled with a variety of snacks and drinks
  • A small cooler to hold drinks
  • A travel pillow can be used in a car too.
  • A warm small blanket
  • Board Games.
  • Car games for kids

13. Gardening:

  • A variety of seed packets
  • A Water hose - use this as a unique basket
  • A carrying bucket
  • A kneel board
  • Gardening Gloves
  • Liquid Fertilizer
  • Peat moss containers to start seeds
  • Garden ID Spikes to identify plants
  • A book of flowers, plants, how-to etc.

14. School Gift - Basket:

  • A unique lunchbox!
  • crayons, 
  • markers, 
  • cardboard, 
  • safety scissors,

15. Picnic:

  • Fill a picnic basket
  • A blanket 
  • Paper plates
  • Paper bowls
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Cozies
  • Collapsible cooler
  • picnic menu ideas and 
  • A list of great places to go have a picnic 
  • A List of wineries
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Wet Ones
  • A bottle of wine.

16. Journaling:

  • A beautiful High quality full sized journal
  • Ornate pen
  • Stationary
  • Wax and seal kit 
  • If they own a home, get them a designed address stamp and an ink pad 

17. Sewing Kit:

  • Fill a sewing basket with 
  • needles, patches,
  •  threads of different colors, 
  • a pin cushion, pins, 
  • a fabric marker with disappearing ink, 
  • a wire threader,  
  • an assortment of basic buttons, 
  • a wrist wrap with a pin pad on it. 

19. Do you know someone who does Scrapbooking:

A prepackaged scrapbook kits before -  choose a theme for a scrapbook, 

  • colored patterned paper that compliments each other, 
  • stickers that go with the theme, etc. If they are new to scrapbooking, include a paper trimmer, a hole punch, and edger, scrapbook glue, and paper scissors.

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