Ideas for food baskets

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ec_Prokta, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    I'm making my mom and my aunt food baskets for Christmas, so do you have any ideas on what to put in one? Thanks!
     
  2. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A pound of coffee would be a nice thing to get.[​IMG]
     
  3. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Home baked cookies, an assortment of crackers, some of that really tasty Italian hard salami rolled in black pepper, a small round of Camembert cheese.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Put in the best things that they like to eat. What does your mom like? Cookies? Coffee? Fruit?
     
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Chocolate [​IMG]

    If it were me...
    A package of Pepperidge farms cookies
    Lindor balls or some other kind of chocolate
    An ornament - homemade would be nicest
    Candy canes
    Werthers originals hard candy
    A pretty pen or pencil
    Christmas socks

    Does that help?
     
  6. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done this for my mom who might be older than yours, but she loved those small-sized cans of fruits and veggies--only one or two servings and less to store or go to waste. She like a wedge of hard cheese like cheddar and a box of good crackers to enjoy with it. She always was happy to have a pantry storage supply like evaporated milk, nut bread or cake mixes, biscuit mixes. I usually tucked in some "luxury" things she'd never buy herself such as a package of Andes chocolate mints. She loved Clementines but a box, as they are usually served , was too much for her and they would go bad, so I'd package five or six for her. I'd also tuck in hand creams, a little cologne, stamps, envelopes, hand and dish or laundry soaps...so I guess it was more than a food package, but a basket of happys. Enjoy putting one together for your mom and aunt. It's really a lot of fun, and you get inspired as you shop. And most important of all, a little "love note" that tells your loved one that she is loved and why. ~G
     
  7. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
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    Fudge, or if diebetic sugar free hard candy , I do cookies, speacialty teas , oh and I always put a couple of my homemade crocheted dish cloths

    For another idea you could do handmade soaps and candles. Lavender sachets to put in drawer or pillow

    And I always stick a couple of scratch tickets in.Last year my grams won $10 on one of the tickets in her basket, she was so excited. It was cute
     
  8. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Thank you guys so much!! I'll put your tips to good use.
     

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