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Holiday Gift Ideas with Cranberry Tantrums

December 8, 2017

Happy December! Tis the season for eggnog, gift wrapping, Christmas trees and holiday movies! Let the festivities begin!

I am personally very excited about the holiday season that’s why I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Gordmans again to show you how to put together some amazing gift baskets for your friends and family, on a budget! Last time I showed you how to style an amazing holiday look on a budget (link here) and now we are spreading the love to some of the favorite people in our lives.

I’ll be honest! If you ever shop at Gordmans, one gift would not feel enough because there are so many amazing options at such amazing prices. That’s why I’m opting for gift baskets this year. Gift baskets are wonderful because you can put together all the things that special person in your life loves! It’s literally the gift that keeps on giving! I prefer to go with a theme where all the items can be used together and I’ll show you some quick and easy ideas!

For this post, I have selected three friends with particularly different tastes!

Start off with a basket you would like to use, which I got at Gordmans for $7 or a gift box! I loved the one I used because it has a metallic simmer finish which already has a festive air so minimal decorating is needed! Stuff in some packaging paper to elevate your gifts for better viewing. However, It doesn’t literally have to be a basket, it could be a cute bag, or fancy tray which you can top off with a bow. Get creative!!

Now the fun part starts, select a theme and fill that basket up!!! Here are some ideas.

For the Chocolate Lover

Oh you know, that friend that has such a sweet tooth! Chocolate everything! Hot Chocolate with breakfast, chocolate snacks in their purse or the coworker that always seems to have a chocolate stash in their drawer for whenever you need a sugar boost!!! This is the perfect gift for them. It costs only $30. Gordmans has such a wide selection of sweets in the cutest packages! I absolutely loved the wine bottle filled with the assorted chocolate bites, and the cute  coffee mugs that come with the hot chocolate packets, chocolate pretzels and chocolate bites! It’s comes in a set for three, you only see two photographed here because I helped myself to one (sorry not sorry lol). It was amazing!

For the Fragrance Junkie

For that friend that loves to collect all the latest and finest fragrant lotions and body wash! The one that always has lotion in her purse when your dry and thirsty hands need some love. Or the one whose bathroom you always love using because it smells like a spa!! This is the perfect gift for her/him. Put together some new scents, lotions and bath bombs together for the perfect gift basket. It is thoughtful and also a nice way to say thank you for depleting their supply of hand lotion all year round! (Guilty)!

For the Bling Queen

A perfect gift for that friend that loves jewelry! All from Gordmans, I picked out a sparkly little bag where she can store her jewelry while on the go! I also picked out the most gorgeous watch for an astounding prize of $13!! It’s great quality and so pretty! A matching necklace ($14) and earrings ($11) seemed like the perfect gift to go with it!!! This set goes with almost any look and she would love it especially with New Year’s eve around the corner!

Ok fine! You caught me! This gift may or may not be for me! I am in the process of redecorating myself and I thought of how amazing it would be if someone got me all of these accents for my tables and shelves! I’m sure there is a friend in your life that has an office, loves to decorate, recently got a new place or just likes shiny objects around their home. I set this all up in a gorgeous basket which can be used as an center piece holder or in the bathroom to organize all your lotions and creams! I recommend knowing what theme or accent your friend has going in their apartment so you can co-ordinate accordingly. Stick with the theme and score major points with them! All of these cost under $40 from Gordmans!

I think I am sticking with the gift basket idea for this season. How about you? Hope this post was helpful in getting some ideas going for your own gift baskets from Gordmans.

Jenn is a paid blogger. You can find Jenn’s original blog post at Cranberry Tantrums!

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