Good ideas for gift baskets include themed arrangements, such as for gardening or for traveling. Food and wine themes also inspire good ideas for gift basket centerpieces.
A patterned watering can serves as the "basket" in a gift for gardeners. The gift-giver should put garden tools, such as a spade and miniature rake, and seeds inside the well. The basket can also include gardening gloves and hand lotion.
Wine-based gift baskets are classic. These typically have one or two bottles of wine as the centerpiece. Wine utensils, such as a bottle opener and a decorative stopper, go with the gift. Wedges of cheese, crackers, chocolate and wine glasses are other options to put in the basket.
Another food-based basket idea is for breakfast. The basket can include cornbread baked in a reusable skillet. Extras in this basket include orange marmalade and honey-flavored butter as well as fruit and a knife for cutting the bread.
Chocolate gift baskets are another food option. These often include a selection of gourmet or artisanal chocolates. They can also include decorations, such as a stuffed bear or a coffee mug with hot chocolate mix.
A small suitcase can serve as the container for a travel gift basket. This gift may include a journal, a travel water bottle, a Swiss army knife, luggage tags and a money belt. Decorations can include travel-themed candies, cookies or a miniature globe.