Breakfast Gift Basket


  • tea for one teapot
  • Earl Grey tea bags (24)
  • passion fruit tea bags (24)
  • peppermint tea bags (24)
  • tea bag wallet with 4 tea bags
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  • cappuccino mix in a bag
  • clover honey
  • Morello cherry fruit spread
  • honey in 5# jars from a local beekeeper*


  1. *I poured some honey in a clean jar which was sterilized in my dishwasher. I put some Saran Wrap over the top, screwed the lid on tightly. Finally I taped the neck of the jar closed and sewed a jar topper out of scrap fabric.
  2. Some time ago I purchased a package of new chef's aprons which I always keep on hand for whenever I'm baking or cooking. So I added one in the gift basket.
  3. I purchased a new tea for one teapot from a website and attached the following label:
    Warm your teapot:
    While the water is heating, fill your teapot with hot tap water to preheat it. This prevents cracking that can occur when boiling water is placed in a room temperature teapot, and it helps the brewed tea maintain the proper temperature. Discard the water once the pot is warm.

My husband and I buy foods in bulk to keep on hand for emergencies, so we don't have go grocery shopping every week.

I bought the basket from a garage sale this summer and added a ribbon. The only items that I had to buy was the teapot, and the tea bags. Total cost for making the basket was about $20.00 or less.

By Marge W. from Sanborn, NY

Filled gift basket.
December 9, 20070 found this helpful

I make similar baskets, only I add hot cocoa mix, the little single pot packages of flavored coffee that I pick up when they are on sale, and a muffin mix that I pick up on when they are on sale.

And usually 4 cloth napkins (You can find them looking brand new at most thrift stores.)

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December 9, 20070 found this helpful

and I almost forgot, a pretty mug or china cup from the 99 cent store or thrift store.

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December 10, 20071 found this helpful

How do you get the plastic to stay over the basket?

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