Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gift Baskets On a Budget {Guest Post}

Budgets are just a way of life for us parents, so when birthdays or other special occasions come around those gifts have to fit into our budget. Don’t worry; it is a lot easier to do than it sounds. All you need is a little creativity and a gift basket.

First, always try to make a gift basket yourself. It is not hard to do at all. Just start with a basket and fill it up with the items that you know the other person would like. Then put a bow on it or wrap it in cellophane or don’t do anything to it and deliver to the intended person. By putting one together yourself, you control how much you spend on the basket and can keep it within your budget.

The best gift baskets to put together if you are on a budget are ones that are filled with food items. Food is a great gift and it is usually cheaper than other items that could go in a gift basket. For example, a bag of gourmet cookies are going to be cheaper to buy than a jar candle.

If you don’t have the time to make a gift basket yourself, look for one online that fits your budget. If you are on a tight budget a smaller, but nice basket would work well. Also see if the site that you are visiting has any baskets on sale or any clearance baskets. Finding a gift basket on clearance will allow you to be able to get a very nice basket and save a lot of money in the process.

The best thing about buying gift baskets online is that you can have them delivered right to the person it is for. This will save you the time and frustration of having to box up and mail the gift basket yourself.

Disclosure: This post was written by a guest author not by me, the opinions here are not mine but I have cleared this content and support them.


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