Why is it that gift baskets always come in a basket? Baskets make pretty, useful containers, but how about personalized reusable gift baskets in which the container is part of the present? Below is a list of reusable gift containers.
Use a decorative cardboard storage box for Christmas presents. Choose round boxes with a corded lid (the kind that were originally used as hat boxes). Choose a pattern that’s personalized to the recipient’s tastes. . Family Dollar and Dollar General sell sturdy decorative cardboard boxes or make your own decorative boxes by covering cardboard boxes with wrapping paper. Or decoupage magazine pictures on boxes. Use these containers for beauty products, bath and body gift baskets.
Use a magazine rack for reusable gift baskets. Fill magazine rack gift baskets with personalized Christmas presents for for readers and writers. Fill magazine racks with books, periodicals, quality pen and pencil set, journal, paper clips, bookmarsk, blanket, snacks, coffee mug and specialty coffee or tea.
Use a cooler or portable lunch-sized beverage holders as reusable containers for outdoors themed gift baskets. Fill cooler with items for fishermen, campers, hunters, sports fans, motocross, golfers, boaters and outdoor activity enthusiasts. Add gift items specific to the recipient’s hobby (fishing lures and tackle, sports equipment, tools and accessories) Add snacks, beverages and manuals to make perfect Christmas presents for hobbyists.
Backpacks are ideal reusable containers for Christmas presents for college students, travelers, bikers, hikers, kayak canoe riders and climbers. Fill hobby-specific materials, books, magazines, first aid kit, school supplies, emergency road kits, etc. Give matching backpack gift baskets to backpacking couples or newlyweds. For a professionals, computer and photography enthusiasts, musicians, collectors and electronics buffs, briefcases make great containers for personalized gift baskets. Get a locking, padded attache case with compartment pockets and drawers for storing power cords, iPod, iPad, smartphone, netbook, laptop, e-reader, USB drive, small tools, batteries, bulbs, fragile equipment and supplies.
Craft totes or caddies are just right for crafts-themed gift baskets. Walmart sells several sizes of pocket craft caddies, from purse to large carousel size. Fill gift baskets with crafts, sewing supplies, knitting, embroidery, crochet, quilting, painting, pottery, sculpture, drawing and art. Fill purse sized craft totes for children, with scissors, glue stick, crayons, construction paper, tape, sequins, colored pencils and other craft supplies.
Tool box gift baskets make great Christmas presents for car, motorcycle and boat enthusiasts. Cooks and bakers will appreciate large mixing bowl filled with oven mitts, bamboo spoons, spatula, apron, recipe books, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, scraper, cook’s knife or other useful cooking supplies.