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Next, take yourself down to the local supermarket or deli that specializes in gourmet foods. Set yourself a budget as to what you want to spend, and then go about buying nonperishable items to fill the basket. Speak to the shop attendant to ensure that the items you are purchasing fit into your theme. Buy different colors and types of pasta to give a variety of color and shape to your basket.
Next, take yourself to a department store or kitchenware shop and purchase some really great utensils to go with the other items that you have purchased. You could also add an “easy step-by-step guide” if they need cooking help, or send them to a cooking lesson for something extra.
Once you have gathered these items, it is time to assemble your gift basket.
Depending upon the type of basket you have chosen, you may need to fill the bottom of the basket with some shredded paper, as this will give the basket height. Place the items in the basket to give a layered effect. Layering items at different heights in the basket makes the overall design more pleasing to the eye.
Use small pieces of tape to hold items in place. Next, wrap clear cellophane around the outside of the basket and tie the top with wired ribbon or curling ribbon to match the color scheme of your gift.
To finish off your basket, make a gift tag and tuck a small item into the ribbon around the basket to give a professional look.
Congratulations, you’ve done it – a present for the person who has everything: a gift basket!
Article from www.66articles.com.
About the author: Donna Hamer is the author and publisher of 101 Gift Basket Ideas. For a free 5-part mini-course on how to create your own “Personalized Gift Baskets,” visit http://www.101giftbasketideas.com.
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