Do you need a unique gift idea for a couple of young newlyweds? How about a gift basket? But, forget your ordinary gift basket fare – these themed gift basket ideas will help the new couple stock their first place together and duplicate gifts will never be a problem.
Do you remember when you moved into your first place? You had to buy everything. From the medicine cabinet, to the spice cabinet, to the liquor cabinet and cleaning supplies – you started with nothing and it cost a small fortune to stock your shelves.
So if you need a good idea for a shower or wedding gift, why not put together one of these unique gift baskets? You can use the suggestions below or create your own stock pile – just pick a theme and load them up.
The Spice Basket
Everyone has to eat and young newlyweds are no exception. One trip to the grocery store and you can stock their kitchen with all the essential spices and cooking basics they will need to make their first meals together. Let your budget dictate how much to include.
Here is a list of staples to pick from: iodized salt, sea salt, pepper corn grinder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, celery seed, dill weed, chicken stock, beef stock, bread crumbs, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, flour, Bisquick and corn starch.
Place the items in a nice wicker basket and they can use it later to serve bread or biscuits.
The Garden Bucket
If the young couple is lucky enough to have a plot of land to tend, you can put create a starter kit in a plastic bucket.
Depending on how much you can spend, here are a few items you can put together: a pair of light weight garden gloves, a pair of heavy weight work gloves, a hand shovel, a hand rake, a hand spade, a box of lawn and leaf bags, a nail brush and a container of scrubbing soap to clean up after a long day of yard work.
If you want to add a welcome extra, wrap a garden hose around the bucket and stick a spray nozzle in the bow to top off the presentation.
The Medicine Tub
This gift basket can get pricey real fast – but, if it comes to down to an immediate need, they will be happy they were prepared. Here’s a list if items to pick from: a box of assorted size band aids, butterfly stitches, ace bandage, surgical tape, gauze pads, cotton balls, Q-tips, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, anti-acid tablets, Pepto-Bismol, triple antibiotic ointment, Epsom salt, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antihistamines, decongestant, cough drops, a tweezer and a thermometer.
Gather all these items into a small soaking tub and they’ll be good to go.
You now have three ideas to start you thinking about how to create the perfect theme basket for your newlywed couple. Fill your chosen vessel and finish by wrapping it with clear cellophane and a ton of curling ribbon for a bow. It doesn’t matter whether you go big or small, sooner or later they will reach for an item and think of the thought you put into your unique gift.