We can’t believe that time moves so fast and we are embarking on the 2013 holiday season! Truly feels like 2012 was a just a few weeks ago, but, as the clock winds forward, Santa and his many elves are already hard at work preparing to for another season for children and families around the globe. All of us here at Spoonful of Comfort anxiously anticipate the 2013 holiday season and delivering cheer in the form of Christmas gift baskets.

Christmas gifts are wonderful but if you have ever received a Christmas gift basket, you probably know it’s incredible especially if you set aside some time to make it warm and personal.. It’s not just one gift, its many gifts nested perfectly in the form of the ultimate Christmas gift baskets.

Here are a few tips to think about this upcoming season to either DIY it or go on the hunt for special Christmas gift baskets.

Is it for corporate occasion? family? friends? neighbors? or parents and children? It all begins with identifying the “who” and then allowing plenty of time for the inspiration to hit! Remember, the most expensive Christmas gift baskets aren’t the best. The real winning Christmas gift baskets are the ones that are made with intent, love, personal, and thoughtful.

There are a lot of ingredients to make the perfect Christmas gift basket so we recommend giving early thought to who you want it for and extra time to think about what goes inside that Christmas gift basket.

So make that “who is on the nice list” by October and at the same time begin to think about what your theme is and what you would like to put inside it by then also? Put together a realistic budget that “feels” like the right thing to do for your personal situation, don’t overspend and give ample time to make, possibly bake, and take. Plan for things to happen and we suggest making a list of all those special ones on a spreadsheet or paper, whatever the number is divide it by 4 and start mid November. Example is 12 total needed divided by 4 totals 3. That is the total number you need to plan to do per week for 4 weeks to be completed by mid December. That will take a lot of the holiday stress away and allow you to enjoy your family during the short time not rushing to complete that Christmas gift basket!

If you find yourself short on time or ideas, Spoonful of Comfort has a kitchen full of Christmas gift baskets ready for a warm home and deliver hugs and kisses near or far!

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