Plastic Easter baskets make great gifts. They are available in many shapes, sizes and colors. They can be made of colorful fabrics, with or without a handle and lined with soft or colorful fleece. You can even find them decorated with doves, eagles, flowers and other images. Whatever your preference, you will find something that will delight the young and old alike.
When buying one for someone as a gift, you want to choose carefully. The basket should reflect the person's personality and style. It should be an item that they will love and use. Baskets are personalized gift ideas, so you can add a special note of appreciation. The basket can make an outstanding gift if you include the receiver's name or the date of their birthday.
A basket is always a good choice. Baskets are large and can hold a variety of items. If the recipient is traveling, a plastic Easter basket will allow him or her to keep items hidden until they arrive at their destination. Many baskets have a divider to hold various smaller items, such as key chains, pens and stickers.
You can create your own Easter gift baskets. Buy a variety of small toys and decorations. Combine them in a plastic Easter basket that resembles a wicker basket. This type of basket makes an excellent container for party treats. Add a personalized card and some simple, tasty snacks and your gift recipient will be delighted.
Another idea for a plastic Easter basket is to purchase a basket covered with colorful, pretty fabric and fill it with chocolates or other treats. Use ribbon or raffia to tie the bottom of the basket. Tie the handle of the basket with a ribbon that matches the color of the fabric. Make sure to include an attractive card. This will make it easier for guests to take home the basket they have enjoyed.
If you are feeling creative, you can make your own Easter baskets. First, make a small basket from raffia or silk. Cover the bottom with small dried flowers. Add a couple of dried roses as well. Add two small boxes of chocolate chips or candy bars and wrap the entire thing in cellophane. Let it dry overnight and you have an Easter gift basket ready to be given to someone.
Plastic Easter baskets can also be made at home. There are a number of inexpensive items available on the Internet that can be used to make one. All it takes is a bit of fabric glue and a bit of hot glue to attach a small plastic egg to the bottom of a plain white cloth. Add some dried flowers to the egg's underside. Allow it to dry before inserting any other items into the basket. Cut out shapes using card stock or stencils and attach them to the sides of the egg.
For the ultimate in memorable Easter basket, buy a personalized Easter basket. Look around at any local craft store. In particular, craft shops that sell Easter baskets will have great ideas for making a basket personalized for that special person. Fill the basket with items such as chocolates, candy, flowers, toys, and so forth. The main thing is to make sure it represents the person you want to give it to.
The Internet also has many great basket ideas. Try searching Google for "Easter basket" and you will get a large variety of choices to choose from. You may want to print out pictures of baskets that you like and put them in a scrapbook. Then gather all of your gathered items together and you can begin making your own.
When making your own Easter gift basket, remember to pick something that is functional. The purpose of the basket is to hold gifts, so if it is just for decoration, then it will probably not last very long. Try to keep your gift basket together all throughout the year in order to make it easy to resell it.
The great thing about these baskets is that they are a super affordable option. Many are under $20. The cost of a good plastic Easter basket will depend on the type of plastic used. If you are on a budget, then look for discount deals online. There are many websites that offer discounts on baskets depending on the time of year that they are ordered.