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Bridal shower gift baskets

Gift baskets specially made for the bride-to-be

From SheKnows Canada
Creating a gift basket is a fun way to give the bride-to-be a shower gift. Imagine her excitement as she discovers each new treasure you've picked out just for her! Read on for suggestions on creating an ultimate wedding shower gift basket.

Wine themed gift basket

Everyone loves a gift basket! They're great for almost any occasion, especially a bridal shower! The bride-to-be is about to embark on a new adventure as one half of a married couple, and is sure to appreciate the thought behind a gift basket made just for her. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Pick a theme. Anything goes, but just be sure to pick something specific to her or the new married couple's interests.
  • Think outside the basket. Don't limit yourself to a basket when there are so many other unique packaging options: a metal tub, a small laundry basket, an oversized bowl, a decorative shoebox, a large Tupperware container, a piece of pottery and the list goes on and on.
  • Keep track of your budget. The cost of several smaller gifts can add up quickly, so be aware of your allotted spending allowance.

For the movie lover

Give the movie lover a night in with her new hubby! In a large popcorn bowl or ceramic popcorn container, add a couple of packages of microwaveable popcorn, a popcorn seasoning, a classic movie treat such as red licorice and, for the finale, a doubleheader of two DVD rom-com favourites. Add a bottle of wine for an extra-special treat.

The scrapbooker

The memory-keeper bride will have a lot to document over the next little while, so give her a gift to help her out! In a large basket, pull together all the supplies for a bridal shower album or wedding album. Be sure to include a scrapbook album, several alphabet stickers, paper in her wedding colours, wedding-inspired cut-outs, a heart-shaped punch and sheets of appropriate stickers.

The inspired chef

For the chef — or at least the chef in the making — give a gift to further encourage her culinary pursuits. For the herb enthusiast, wrap up three small terracotta planters, three herb seed packets, a hand spade, a gardener's guide to growing herbs and a recipe book. For the gadget queen, package several gadgets she's sure to appreciate, such as a mushroom brush, a small whisk, a nutcracker, wine stoppers, an egg slicer, a pasta measurer, a cherry pitter, candy thermometer and fun-shaped ice cube moulds. For other ideas, consider a baker's basket, an Italian cuisine basket or BBQ favourites basket — or whatever else you can imagine.

The DIY'er

If the bride-to-be is moving into a new home or if she's a do-it-yourself kind of girl, this gift is something fun and different. Fill a tool box with a hammer, various screwdrivers, a picture hanging kit, wrenches, a laser tape measure, general adhesive and a DIY guide to home repairs.

The "purple basket" girl

Whether it's purple or not, the bride-to-be might just love a specific colour! If so, create a perfect gift basket with her colour choice in mind. Add candles, candle holders, towels, room sprays, vases, soaps or any other accessory in her favourite colour. Wrap them in a basket with the tissue and ribbon in the same colour theme.

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