Turn Your Stockpile into Gift Baskets

The past three years I’ve tried to become creative with gift giving. To me it’s not about getting the “wants” but, more so the necessities. My nephews are growing and need clothing, shoes, socks, etc. and I typically try to give things of that nature verse toys that they’ll play with here and there. So go through your pantry, closets and cabinets to put into gift baskets. Then head to the $1 store or $1 bins for those “extras”.

Some gift basket ideas:

Movie Lovers Dream


– Pop corn bucket ($1 bins at Target! Mini Me LOVES hers!)
– Gift Basket ($1 at Dollar Store)
– Box of Popcorn ($.49 at Kroger Mega Sale!)
– Chocolate (Milky Way, $.49 at Kroger!)
– Movie ($1-$5 at Dollar Store, Target, Walmart and KMart!)
– Gum (FREE! Many of you have this stuff in buckets!)
– Wonka Gummies, $.50 each at Kroger with coupon
– Butterfinger Snackerz, ($.05 each at Walgreens)
Total: as low as $4

Relaxation Basket (Giving to my Mother In Law)

– Gift Basket ($1)
– Canning Jar for Bath Salts (around $1)
– Two Bottles of Wine (around $8 each)
– Homemade Bath Salts (less than $3 to make!)
– Candles (FREE – $1 at Target!)
– Nail Polish (FREE at Target!)
– Add any shampoo, conditioners or body washes in your stockpile!

Recipe for Homemade Bath Salts:

* 1 C epsom salt
* 1/4 c sea salt
* 3-8 drops depending on color you’re going for of food coloring
* 1 or 2 teaspoons of glycerin per jar (can be purchased at Walgreens and CVS)
* 4-6 drops of essential oil (mandarin orange, lavender, sandlewood, and patchouli. Can be purchased at local food and health stores).
Total: as low as $13 if you include only 1 bottle of wine

Food Lovers Basket

– Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles
– Recipe in a Jar (dry ingredients only, attach recipe card to finish off recipe!)
Buckeyes
– Gift Certificates from Restaurant.com ($2 – on sale right now!)
Total: around $7 with Recipe in A Jar

New Baby Basket

– Huggies Diapers, $6.99-$8.99
– Wipes, around $1
– Lotions, around $1.50. Scored these at Kroger on markdown last week!
– Baby Q-tips, $.89 at Target
– Hand Sanitizer, around $1
Total: around $12-$15

Get creative. What kind of gift basket are you putting together with your stockpile?

Comments

  1. Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says:

    These are great ideals. I’m going to enter giveaways with this in mind. Thanks for sharing.

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