“spread love and joy this holiday season with these cheap and chic gift baskets”
Teachers, neighbors, family friends, coworkers you see but don’t really talk to – what do they all have in common? They’re hard to gift for during the holidays! Solve the gifting conundrum without breaking the bank with our thoughtful gift basket ideas. The best part? Both of these gift baskets can be made for less than $10 with items from the dollar store! Get ready to check all those hard-to-get people off your list, these gift baskets are sure to put a smile on any lucky recipient’s face.
Cookies & Cocoa Gift Basket – What You’ll Need:
- 1 Serving Tray
- 2 Packs of Shortbread Cookies
- 1 Can of Pirouline Cookies
- 1 Box of Hot Chocolate
- 2 Festive Mugs
- 2 Packs of Peppermint Sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- Decorative Mini-Pom-Poms
Cookies & Cocoa Gift Basket – Instructions
Step 1: Place two packs of shortbread cookies at the back of the serving tray.
Step 2: Make your Pirouline cookie reindeer! Make antlers out of pipe cleaners and pick a mini-pom-pom for your nose. Glue both antlers and the nose to the can of cookies. Let dry and place it on the serving tray in front of the shortbread cookies.
Step 3: Place your box of hot chocolate on top of the shortbread cookie packets.
Step 4: Add your festive mugs to the serving tray on either side of your Pirouline cookie reindeer.
Step 5: Place your packs of peppermint sticks inside your mugs. Decorate them with ribbons and mini-ornaments for an extra festive touch on the gift.
Step 6: OPTIONAL: Decorate the open space on your serving tray with greenery or paper shred.
Step 7: Wrap and gift! We suggest adding ribbon or twine to hold any wrappings closed.
Christmas Comfort Gift Basket – What You’ll Need:
- Serving Tray
- 2 Drinking Glasses
- 4 Packs of Shortbread Cookies
- 2 Mini-Bottles of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
- 2 Cans of Pirouline Cookies
- 1 Picture Frame (with a fun family picture or holiday quote inside)
- 1 Votive Candle
- 1 Candle Holder
- Pipe Cleaners
Christmas Comfort Gift Basket – Instructions
Step 1: Place the two drinking glasses on either side of the serving tray.
Step 2: Stack two packs of shortbread cookies at the back of the serving tray, behind the drinking glasses.
Step 3: Place the bottles of Martinelli’s inside the drinking glasses. Wrap them with pipe cleaners for an extra festive touch.
Step 4: Stack the two cans of Pirouline cookies on top of the shortbread cookies.
Step 5: Place your picture frame and candle in front of your cookie stack, and in between your drinking glasses. Stack two more packs of shortbread cookies on either side of the candle.
Step 6: OPTIONAL: Decorate the open space on your serving tray with greenery, paper shred, or mini-ornaments.
Step 7: Wrap and gift!
For an extra thoughtful touch on these gift baskets, include homemade cookies or treats! A batch of fresh Christmas cookies is sure to put a smile on any lucky recipient’s face. These gift baskets are perfect for gifting to teachers, neighbors, grandparents, and other loved ones.