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Gift-basket ideas for do-it-yourselfers

Do you have a friend or family member who loves to cook or enjoys crafting or remodeling? Here are some gift-basket ideas that are perfect for those who enjoy DIY projects.

It's difficult to find the perfect gift for the person who enjoys creating things from scratch. However, gift baskets are fun and can be customized to fit any DIYer's tastes. If you have a DIYer in your life and are looking for the perfect gift, try one of the basket ideas below.

For the remodeler

Waterpik RainFall+
Waterpik RainFall+
(Amazon, $26)
Design*Sponge at Home
Design*Sponge at Home (Amazon, $26)
Remodelista
Remodelista
(Amazon, $23)

If you know someone who is constantly improving her home, a gift basket full of home goodies may be the perfect gift. Grab a paint bucket or even a tool belt and fill it with items that match with a project the recipient is currently working on or plans to work on.

For example, if he is remodeling the bathroom, consider a gift basket filled with a new bathroom rug, a new luffa and soap and a new shower head like the Waterpik RainFall+ (Amazon, $26), which will provide a relaxing shower once the hard work is completed. Books like Design*Sponge at Home (Amazon, $26)and Remodelista (Amazon, $23) are also great additions for a DIY gift basket.

For the crafter

DIY Stamp and Labeling Kit
DIY Stamp and Labeling Kit (Rodales.com, $25)
PT-D200
PT-D200
(Amazon, $25)

Depending on what type of craft the crafter in your life enjoys, there's a wide range of possibilities for a gift basket. Craft stores have many woodworking projects, scrapbooking and painting supplies and other craft kits from which to choose.

For a crafter who enjoys stamping, be sure to include this DIY Stamp and Labeling Kit (Rodales.com, $25). Add in some stamps, ink, cleaner and a craft magazine, and you'll have a complete basket.

For someone who enjoys scrapbooking, allow her to make her own stickers through the Xyron Magic Sticker Maker (Amazon, $15). It's perfect for anyone who wants to turn paper, ribbons, buttons and pictures into stickers. Add in other scrapbooking materials like scissors with special cutting edges and acid-free markers, and you'll have the perfect gift basket.

And if someone needs help keeping all these crafts organized, include the PT-D200 (Amazon, $25)desktop label maker. It's perfect for other projects as well, like holiday table cards and memory books.

For the cook

SaladZinger
SaladZinger
(Amazon, $25)
bella j
bella j
(Bellaj.com, $13)

If you're buying a gift basket for someone who enjoys cooking, include cooking oils likeCat Cora's Kitchen by Gaea's olive oils (Amazon, $16) Another easy addition is the SaladZinger (Amazon, $25), which allows a foodie to create her own dressing by mixing herbs, fruits and spices together. Include in the basket various herbs and fruits so the recipient can start right away!

Don't forget an organizer as well for the cook. Make sure your gift basket includes a recipe box or even a journal so she can jot down cooking notes, recipes or even a grocery list. Want something with unique patterns? Try these stylish notebooks by bella j (Bellaj.com, $13).

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