7 Great Things to Add to Your Christmas Gift Basket


Are you trying to think of items to add to your Christmas gift basket? I’ve got some of the best ideas. Nowadays gift baskets are popular and they make amazing Christmas gifts since they have a personal touch. Plus, they are fun to put together. Start with choosing a theme and then come up with the things that fit your theme. Take a look at the list of 7 great things you can add to a Christmas gift basket and feel free to add your ideas to this list after reading through.

1. Hot cocoa

One of the best things to put in a Christmas gift basket is hot cocoa. You can throw in some candy canes to stir the hot cocoa with, and a package of delicious marshmallows. You can also add a beautiful Christmas-themed mug, which can be inexpensive. There are a great variety of holiday mugs at any local dollar store, so you will definitely find the most wonderful mug.

2. Warm and cozy things

Some other amazing things to add to your Christmas gift basket are things that are warm and cozy. It can be a pair of flannel PJ pants or a pair of cozy Christmas-themed socks or slippers. Last year I received a pair of soft and cozy chenille socks. They are so warm and so comfortable that I wear them this winter at times.

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3. Holiday-themed lotion

For some people, winter means dry skin. However, there are lots of easy ways to fight it due to a great selection of holiday-themed lotions. Choose a lotion that comes in holiday scents, or look for other pampering things like bubble bath or body wash that comes in numerous holiday scents.

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4. Microwave popcorn

Microwave popcorn is a great and cheap treat to eat during a chilly winter’s night. Sure, a box of microwave popcorn will not look attractive in your Christmas gift basket, but it is not difficult to improve this. I usually take take the individually-wrapped packets out and then wrap them in red or green tissue paper. This year I’m going to place them inside a beautiful Christmas stocking, but you can also place them inside small gift bag. Be creative and a simple box of microwave popcorn will become a small but delicious Christmas gift.

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5. Tasty Christmas treats

It’s always a nice idea to add more delicious treats to a Christmas gift basket. You can buy holiday-themed sweets, such as peppermint bark or mint chocolate candies. You can also buy gingerbread cookies or gourmet caramel popcorn. Several other ideas for yummy food items include pretzels, mixed nuts, and flavored teas.

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6. Special surprises

This is one of the best parts of putting together the gift baskets. Just add some special surprises to your baskets, such as holiday-themed lip balm, peppermint candy shot glasses, and peppermint soap. You can also add a small nutcracker or a nice Christmas-y teddy bear. Don’t forget to decorate your gift basket with some fabulous Christmas ornaments or Christmas-themed picture frames. A few other things include snow globes, holiday-themed pens, nail polish, and cheap pieces of jewellery.

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7. DVD or book

When the weather outside is not pleasant, a cozy fire is so delightful. Put in your Christmas gift basket something that the recipient can use when they have no place to go on a cold, snowy day. If you know them well, you could buy a book or movie that you know that they will enjoy. You could also include a gift card for a video store or bookstore. This way they could select their own entertainment.

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Christmas can be a little stressful, but it can also be fun if you know which things to put in your Christmas gift baskets. Just get creative and think of other items to add to the baskets. So do you have any ideas for things to put in to a Christmas gift basket? Share them please.