For gift baskets, find something that goes with the theme. The "basket" does not have to be an actual basket but can be anything that will hold the contents, i.e. a watering can for a gardening basket or a bowl for a kitchen basket. Be creative but also be practical. The great thing about gift baskets is that everything is practical, useful or consumable.
Use your imagination. Tins, pretty boxes, plastic storage containers, laundry baskets, wastebaskets, buckets, anything that is reusable and will hold the items. Shop all year at garage sales for containers.
To finish your gift baskets use some of the following fillers to give it a festive look.
After carefully arranging your items stick in some other goodies
For other occasions:
The great thing about gift baskets is that they really need no wrapping. You can take colored cellophane and cover the top to disguise the contents. Just tie on some colorful ribbons.
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