Gift baskets are fun to make and even more fun to give because they make the receiver feel as if they are getting a present that is overflowing with goodies. This article is all about gift basket ideas for you.

While there may be plenty of pre-packaged baskets of gifts that are available in the market, it can be so much more exciting to make your own.

This taps into your creativity, and it also helps you specifically select the items inside, which you can base on the receiver's personality and taste.

One of the most popular gift basket ideas would be the bathroom gift basket. The basic bathroom gift basket would naturally contain a loofah, soap or bath gel, shampoo, and conditioner. In order to level up this type of gift basket, you can toss in some additional, more luxurious goodies to give the traditional bathroom gift basket a more spa-like feel. Add a vial of bath salts, some face masks, and scented candles.

Another type of gift basket idea would be a cooking basket. This is a great gift for those who are always tinkering and cooking up something in the kitchen.

A kitchen gift can contain a few choices of cooking utensils. You can add the ingredients for a certain favorite recipe together in the basket as well. Another idea would be to purchase some back issues of cooking magazines, tie the up with a nice ribbon and add them to the basket.

One of the most fun gift basket ideas would be the food gift in the basket. This is a great present if you are a natural cook. Make your food basket look extra festive with assorted baked goods such as cookies and cupcakes. You can combine some simple round cookies with cake pops and well-decorated cupcakes.