Wine & Couture: DIY Gift Basket
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DIY Gift Basket

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I feel like the art of giving gift baskets has gone away.  There are so many companies out there that have already made gift baskets, which is great but they are impersonal to me.  So I thought I would share how easy it is to make a gift basket.
My husband and I head to Savannah GA this weekend for our Anniversary Trip.  My Cousin is coming to house sit and take care of the fur-babies.  As a welcome I created this gift basket with essentials and some fun things for her!  It's always important to be a gracious hostess especially when you are leaving and your guest is staying!

Items in my gift basket
o   Flowers because everyone loves fresh pretty flowers.  
o   U by Kotex® Security® Tampons, there is nothing worse than starting your period
and not being prepared! 
o   My Cousin's favorite Coffee
o  Some fun snacks, fruit and chocolate
o   Travel Coffee Cup
o   Cute Picture Frame for her to keep that has our WIFI password in it for her convenience.
You can change your password to be a cute message - like I changed it to "WelcomeMary"
o  Travel size products - Toothpaste, Shampoo, Hairspray, Lotion, and Sunscreen.  I also included a toothbrush
o  Facemask and Hair Tie
o New Lipstick
o  Watch
Then you just work with your basket until it looks pretty.  Use anything you have, tissue paper, basket stuffing, etc.  You can pick up any of these items at your local dollar store.

Here is how to wrap flowers: (and U Kotex®)
1.  Take brown paper.  I cut up a paper grocery bag.
2.  I put wet paper towel around the cut end and used the plastic the flowers came in to keep the water around the flowers and not on the paper.
3.  Fold the bottom up.
4. Pull the shortest side over, you can tape if having trouble with the paper.
5.  Fold the other side over and pull around back, then tape.
6.  Now you can put a pretty ribbon around it.

I like to have plenty of feminine products on hand when our house guest is a female.  U by Kotex® flexes and expands for reliable protection.  Available at your local store.  I picked mine up at CVS.
Having our guest's favorite breakfast items and coffee on hand helps her feel at home and not feel awkward asking for breakfast.  Plus having their favorite coffee on hand makes their visit more enjoyable.
One other thing I did in preparation for her visit was to put together a list of events in the area, 
both free and with cost.  I made sure to include the address of the location to make finding it easier for her.  It was simple, I just went to my town's website and clicked on events.  This list was emailed to her so she could plan and prepare what to pack.

I hope you picked up a new idea for your next house guest.
Share what type's of gift baskets you have either made or received.


  1. Love the personal touch of a DIY gift basket- thanks for the tips!

    The 2nd installment of my festival style collaboration with UK brand BOOHOO is now live at the blog - come check it out and let me know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!


  2. Such a great idea!


  3. Such a fun idea for guests! Thank you (client)


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