Gift baskets are a fun way to put a variety of things together in one package. I've never been a fan of baskets though...I have no use for them once they are empty of the goodies. So, the creative thing for me to do is find a different type of container. For these I used a simple plastic tote. You could use about anything you think your guest would actually reuse after all the treats are gone. (Even if it is a basket!) For these I used fresh fruit (apples, pears, oranges), a beverage they like, a nice cheese and sausage, crackers, and a container of the treats I made.
I didn't want the items to show from the outside so I wrapped each item in a sheet of tissue paper and layer from heaviest to lightest. Top with a bow and you're done! A fun, enjoyable, and useful gift basket!
Emily J. Adickes