Making a DIY Baking Gift Basket is easy and fun. A great gift for friends who love baking and being in the kitchen.
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I am soooo close to being finished with my Christmas shopping but still have a few friends left on my list. One of my favorite things to give special friends are gift baskets. Giving unique gift baskets that you make yourself, really shows that thought and love went into picking out the perfect present.
Today I am sharing how easy it is to put together a DIY baking gift basket while shopping from home and supporting small business. One of my favorite baskets I have made so far is a baking basket for a friend of mine who loves to make cupcakes.
How to make a baking basket
- The first thing I do before I start putting together a gift basket is choose a main color and theme. For this basket I chose a red, holiday theme and it turned out super cute!
- Next, choose items that go along with your theme and are useful. To make this really easy I snuggled up on the couch with my computer and went online to find the perfect gift basket goodies. I came across an amazing small business, The Smart Baker. The company was founded by a young couple who enjoyed baking in the kitchen. They came up with smart products like the cheat sheet apron and measurement conversion towel. Both perfect for the basket! I also purchased a cupcake tower and pre-cut parchment paper in several different sizes that I know my friend is going to flip over. I was able to order and check-out in a snap with the help of PayPal.
Online shopping is the way to go when trying to find those perfect holiday gifts. Being able to shop in my pajamas is AWESOME! It is so much less stressful then getting out in the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. PayPal makes it even easier with their PayPal One Touch option. No need for your wallet because you are not required to fill out credit card or billing info.
Tips for making a baking gift basket
- Once I had my main basket items, I picked up a few filler items to bring out the holiday theme like cupcake liners, spatulas and a mixing bowl. I also filled an empty ornament with ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies.
- When filling the basket I start with the larger items and place them in the back. Then I fill in the gaps with smaller items. You can use tissue paper or even folded dish towels to place in the bottom of the basket to give height to the items.
My friend was thrilled when I gave her the basket! She loved the conversion towels and apron but I think her favorite was the cupcake stand.
Ideas for items to add to your baking basket
- Dish towels
- Muffin tin
- Measuring cups
- Mixing bowls
- Cupcake liners
- Oven mit
- Cookie sheet