Woven Basket

Starting your gift hamper requires getting a basket to fill.  Woven baskets are great with a huge variety of different designs and materials to choos...


Starting your gift hamper requires getting a basket to fill.  Woven baskets are great with a huge variety of different designs and materials to choose from.  Depending on what you are going to be putting in your hamper basket and what type of budget you are working with you are sure to find the right style basket for your gift.

Wicker Baskets:-  Wicker is a hard woven fibre which is very often used for baskets.  It is generally made from plant material but can also be made from plastic, used for outdoor furniture.  Wicker is the collective word used for many of the different weaving materials that are used to make baskets and furniture.  Wicker can consist of cane, reed, bamboo, willow and many other plants.

Willow Basket:-  English willow lends itself extremely well to weaving with the willow itself comes in a variety of natural hues and colors making it a great basket for gifts.

Handmade Baskets:-  Making your own basket is a sure fire way to get exactly what you want.  There are numerous suppliers of weaving materials online and in hobby stores around the country.  Although weaving is fun, there is no guarantee that it will not cost you more and the time spent to make your basket means that you probably won’t want to give it away.  There are places where you can purchase handmade baskets, but they too tend to be expensive.

Bamboo Baskets:-  Bamboo baskets are beautiful and extremely light.  They can be found online, but if you aim to build more than a few gift hampers, you may want to import them from Asia, as the quality and price is just fantastic.  Search Alibaba for some of the best deals.

African Baskets:-  If you are looking for color and vibrancy with a little something special, then you can’t go wrong investing in some woven African baskets.  They also make very exotic gifts and won’t cost you a lot of money.

Indian Baskets:-  Authentic Indian Baskets with wonderful motifs will make very special gifts, particularly if you are giving a cheese basket or something really special.  Although more costly and harder to locate, they are great additions to any home.

If you budget won’t allow for anything elaborate, fear not, as you can dress up any type of basket with a little fabric or a ribbon or two.  A simple lining with a drawstring ribbon around the outside is a wonderful way to personalize and adding a little tartan to a Christmas gift hamper will make it look the part.  Remember that color schemes can make all the difference and will give your hamper continuity and complete effect.  Think about all this before you start your hamper building.

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