Christmas Basket Series: The Finished Product

Well, that’s it folks. Christmas is over for another year. There’s always so much build-up, and then it’s over in a flash. My family basically had a Christmas extravaganza that spanned over three days. It was awesome to see and spend time with so many people we love. It was also our baby boy’s first Christmas, which makes the holidays exponentially more fun.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been putting together food-themed gift baskets this year. Here they are, in all their yummy glory:


I’m pretty happy with how they came together, and people seemed to like receiving them! I personalized the baskets a bit for each recipient but, in general, each one contained:

  • A loaf of homemade raisin bread
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Caramel apple jam
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Candied pecans
  • Napkins
  • Tea towel
  • Wooden spoon

I also made a couple of smaller baskets that contained only the food items, like this one:

Keeping it real frugal here – this is an old strawberry basket that my mother-in-law gave me. A little gold paint around the edges and some happy little trees (shout-out to Bob Ross) and it’s a sweet little gift basket!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post series and that it has inspired you to get creative with gift baskets for your next gift-giving occasion! Also, a big thank you goes out to YOU for supporting my new blog this month! I’m excited to post lots of new DIYs, frugal finds, upcycling ideas, recipes and more in the new year. Wishing you all a happy new year. See you in 2018!

🙂 Jessica

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