Christmas food basket gifts are good for the hard to shop for person on your list. Cheap Christmas food gift baskets can help you fill your gift list while spending less of your budgeted holiday dollars. The key to making the perfect cheap Christmas food gift basket is to consider the likes and favorite things of the person who will receive the gift.
Cheap Christmas Food baskets should begin with a theme. If your gift recipient is a chocolate lover, you might consider a variety of chocolate items. If you are making a Christmas food basket for a college student, your theme might be junk food or quick snacks. For children, you might consider a Christmas food basket theme related to Santa or Christmas decorations. Again, the key to a successful Christmas food gift basket is to know your recipient. If you have multiple Christmas food baskets to make, consider items which can be bought in bulk and spread among the gift baskets to increase variety of items and help make the cost of each food gift basket lower. For instance, if you are considering making a cheap Christmas food basket for a chocolate lover another for a coffee lover, you might by a box of hot cocoa mixes and use a few in each of the baskets. Another way to increase the items you are able to use in a cheap Christmas food basket is to include individually wrapped items from things you use with your family. If you are making a Christmas food basket with a junk food theme, you can include microwave popcorn, and the remainder of the box can be used for snacks for your family.
Christmas Food baskets do not have to be built in an actual basket. To make a cheap Christmas Food basket, consider what the building block of your basket will be. Maybe you have an excess number of casserole dishes, or mixing bowls. Perhaps the Dollar store has a food storage container which might be the holder for your Christmas Food basket. Since the contents of the food basket are based on what the recipient loves, the holder does not need to be expensive.
Here are a few themed Christmas food baskets you can assemble on a budget.
Cheap Christmas Food Baskets for Coffee Lovers
An old coffee tin serves as a great holder for a Coffee Lover’s Christmas Food basket. Clean out the can and start layering your food basket items inside. Cheap Christmas food basket items for your coffee lover’s gift may include individual packs of flavored coffee, a new coffee mug, packets of hot chocolate, or small flavored coffee creamers. If you are making more than one Christmas food basket for coffee lovers, consider buying a box of the individual flavored coffee creamers to split among the baskets. You may also include peppermint canes for coffee stirrers, or make your own chocolate dipper spoons for coffee stirrers.
Cheap Christmas Food Baskets for College Students
Starving college students can always use more food so a Christmas food basket is a good gift choice. Consider packing the gift in a large measuring cup, or a mixing bowl or even a drink pitcher. This cheap Christmas food basket can begin with items from your Christmas baking. Packages of homemade cookies are the perfect addition to a Christmas food basket for college students. Easy recipe cards o how to make the items are a good addition to the food basket. Choose one or two of the college student’s favorite snack items and add other small foods to the basket. You might add a bag of nuts, a couple of pieces of fruit, or even a few individual cans of fruit. Prepackaged snacks which can be grabbed when on the run are good additions to the Christmas food basket for a college kid.
Cheap Christmas Food Baskets for Elderly Neighbors
To brighten the holidays of your elderly neighbors, consider making a Christmas food basket for them. To spend more on the food items themselves and help to keep the cost of the Christmas food basket in the cheap zone, consider wrapping a shoe box in Christmas paper and using it to hold the food basket items. Christmas food basket items for your elderly neighbors might include fruit or mixed nuts. Other food items which are cheap and may be good additions to your good basket gift include peppermint sticks, hard candy items, individual packs of coffee, and homemade cookies or brownies. A fun item to add to your elderly neighbor’s Christmas Food basket is a Christmas card from your child or picture they colored.
Whether you are making Christmas Food baskets because you don’t know what else to give your gift recipient or because your budget causes you to look for something cheap but special, your basket will be an enjoyed gift if you take the time to consider the recipient when preparing it.